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Nathan Trotter

Philadelphia Merchant, 1787–1853

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$65.00 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674434240

Publication Date: 01/01/1955

276 pages

7 charts, 7 maps, 14 tables


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  • Tables
  • Charts and Maps
  • Editors’ Introduction
  • Author’s Preface
  • Part I: Trotter and His Antecedents
    • I. Nathan Trotter: The Man and His Career
    • II. Family Antecedents
    • III. Business Antecedents
  • Part II: Trotter as a Metal Merchant
    • IV. An Introduction to the Business
    • V. Merchandise Procurement
    • VI. Sales Trends, Customers, and Market Areas
    • VII. Selling Methods
    • VIII. Credit and Collections
  • Part III: Trotter as a Monied Man
    • IX. A Merchant Turns to Investment
    • X. Commercial-Paper Discounting
  • Part IV: Epilogue
    • XI. Changes From 1853 to 1953
  • Appendixes
    • 1. Nathan Trotter’s Letter of Guidance to His Son Edward on the Eve of the Latter's Visit to Europe, about the First of December 1835
    • 2. Nathan Trotter’s Will
    • 3. Annual Expenses of Nathan Trotter and His Accumulated Balance of Profits
    • 4. Warehouse Inventories, 31 December 1815, 1825, and 1850
    • 5. Nathan Trotter & Company. Summary of Annual Purchases, Sales, Profits, and Inventories, 1815–1849
  • Notes and References
  • Index

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