Raab Acquires the Archive of the Descendants of Colonial Merchant Remsen

Unpublished Colonial Documents of a New York Merchant and Patriot

An acquisition and exhibition by Raab

For a quarter century, a handful of important historical documents remained with the family of one of colonial New York’s great and most influential merchants. Raab has now acquired those documents, which belonged to Henry Remsen. Remsen was Deputy Chair of the Provincial Congress and played a prominent role in the merchant community in the 1770s and 1780s. The documents include unpublished and newly discovered pieces, including a 1770 manuscript, in the hand of New York Sons of Liberty leader Alexander McDougall, pleading for unity against the Townshend Acts. They have never before reached the public market. For one week, this newly discovered material will be on display in our office. Contact us to arrange to view the material.

Each day, Raab works with descendants of important historical figures and in this capacity regularly introduces to the market newly discovered and unpublished documents, and others which well known and important.

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