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.

Wagenen, T.V. to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: trade offer

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 #: GLC03107.03472 Author/Creator: Wagenen, T.V. Place Written: Catskill Landing, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1782/12/25 Pagination: 1p. + docket 16 x 19.8 cm

Summary of Content: Wangener asks Livingston if he would like to trade iron for flour.


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Merchants and TradeCommerceFinanceIndustryWheatDiet and nutrition

Sub Era: The War for Independence

Order a Copy Citation Guidelines for Online Resources