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Thorndike, Israel, 1755-1832



  • Existence: 1755 - 1832

Israel Thorndike (April 30, 1755 – May 9, 1832) was an American merchant, politician, and industrialist. He made a fortune in privateering and the China trade, was active in Federalist party politics during the Thomas Jefferson and James Madison administrations, and later was one of the largest financiers of the early Industrial Revolution in the United States.

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Israel Thorndike letter

Webster Mss 825309
Identifier: Mss 825309
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