Occupation: Merchant Trader

Occupation Types
Description

Merchant Traders dealt in the exchange of goods between the Dutch West India Company, residents of New Netherland, including Indians, Africans, and fur trappers, as well as members of the New England colonies. See the attached articles for more info. 

For more information on Traders please see: Cathy Matson, "Commerce After the Conquest: Dutch Traders and Goods in New York City," 1664-1764," de Halve Maen, 59 (March 1987), 4:8-12.

For more information on Merchants please see: Dennis Maika, "The Credit System of the Manhattan Merchants in the Seveneteenth Century," Part I, de Halve Maen, 63 (June 1990), 2:1-3; Part II, dHM, 63 (September 1990), 3:5-7; Part II, dHM, 64 (Spring 1991), 1:9-12.