Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Livingston, Robert Cambridge to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: trading losses

High-resolution images are available to schools and libraries via subscription to American History, 1493-1943. Check to see if your school or library already has a subscription. Or click here for more information. You may also order a pdf of the image from us here.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03230 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert Cambridge Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1770/01/29 Pagination: 2p. 31.8 x 19.9 cm

Summary of Content: Robert Cambridge describes some serious trade losses, and states that he will stick to trading dry goods from now on. He also advises his father on purchasing a land patent, and discusses the value of wheat at the moment.


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: EconomicsLand TransactionMerchants and TradeCommerceFinanceWheatDiet and nutrition

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

Order a Copy Citation Guidelines for Online Resources