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American Silversmiths

John Gardiner
(1752-1823)
Abigail Worth
(1764-1800)
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Baldwin Gardiner
(1791-1868)

 

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Louise Leroy Veron

Baldwin Gardiner

  • Born: 17 Jun 1791, Mattituck NY
  • Marriage: Louise Leroy Veron on 26 Oct 1815 in Philadelphia PA
  • Died: 15 Sep 1868, Newark NJ

  General notes:

Silversmith

  Events in his life were:


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  • Letter To Thomas Charles Fletcher in New York
    Private Collection

    Boston March 2nd [overwritten to] 3rd 1811

    Mr. Fletcher

                 We this day received your letter from Philaa and are very much pleased to hear that you had arrived safe, though not that you are very much fatigued. I shd not have written but you wish to know how business is. It is far better than we can expect. We have taken since you have been absent over Seventy five Dolrs, on an average, per day. We have also recd of Capt Welles, the amnt of his bill.

                 Here I will inform you that his seal which we recd a few days after your departure from Brown is engraved wrong -- A. W. is engd instead of T. W. Capt W. has returned it and has made choice of a similar pattern, larger. I have this day forwarded it to Brown with the right cypher for Titus Welles.

                 We have made some excellent sales since you have been gone that we have not yet got the cash for yet, but it is sure, we are like to furnish T. Cook with as many Goods, I hope, as we have Capt Welles. He has already Bought many articles, etc –

                 And--and--and we have sold that large diamond and Pearl Pin to Genl King – at a price something less than what Mr. G's modesty required for it, however he refused positively first and let the Genl go away the first time he offered it, but Mr. McF* was certain that he shd return as he shd tell him that he might take it at that and on his return Mr. G. was kind enough to "let him take it" – But no more of this long story without the Price which was only One Hundred & Seventy Five dols.

                 This is not included in our retail Sales. We have made no large Sales in the retail line, but are wholly made up of small sales. Wm Hall Junr has been down and paid $50 on his note, although not due, and purchased to the amnt of One Hundred & odd Dolrs – note at 90 days.

                 I have written to Messrs Elliot & Butterfield requesting them to forward the Amnt of their note in a polite manner.

                 The Key Business is all quiet & I hope asleep never to wake.

                 We are now about even with respect to borrowed Money as we have paid all but about $100 & we have enough and more than to pay that. Tomorrow I must pay Yr & McF's Tax Bills. We have not yet paid Halliday.

                 I wish you would inform us about Hyde's note because I don't see how Mr. Higginson can renew it.

    Yours dutifully

    Baldwin

    P. S. Mrs. V. wishes me to tell you that she wrote to you on Thursday & that she is better now than she was then & although she has not yet been down stairs. All the representatives have gone away now & Mr. Fales has been gone ever since you have. We have recd letters from Dyer all is well in that part. We have recd letters from Mr. Thos. Fletcher & Mr. James F– also – all well. Wishing you return as soon as you can I remain

    Yours Obediently

    Baldwin Gardiner

    * John McFarlane

  • He was a partner from 1814 to 1817 with Thomas Charles Fletcher in Philadelphia PA together with brother Sydney, as FLETCHER & GARDINER with shop at Chestnut and Third Street. 8
  • He was a partner from 1815 to 1826 with Lewis Veron in Philadelphia PA as GARDINER & VERON, fancy hardware merchants with a shop at 93 Chestnut Street.

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  • Cheese knife, c 1820
    Private Collection
    l: 7"

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  • Fish slice, c 1820
    Private Collection
    l: 12 1/4"
    wt: 5 oz, 7 dwt

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  • Tablespoons, c 1820
    Private Collection 1
    l: 8 3/4"

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  • Advertised in the Philadelphia Gazette and Daily Advertiser (Philadelphia PA), 17 May 1823, for BALDWIN & VERON.

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  • He worked from 1827 to 1848 as a silversmith and merchant in New York City NY as B. GARDINER & Co, a fancy hardware and lighting store, which included a silver manufactory with a shop at 29 Maiden Lane. In 1836, he sold out his large furnishing warehouse at 149 Broadway to his former clerks, John Gardiner Brower and Charles Holmes Rusher. 8

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  • Cruet stand, c 1830
    Private Collection
    d: 11 5/8"
    wt: 50 oz, 10 dwt (excluding bottles)

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  • Water pitcher, c 1830
    Private Collection
    h: 9 3/4"
    wt: 30 oz

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  • Coffeepot, c 1830
    Private Collection
    h: 11 1/2"
    d: 6 1/2"
    wt: 35 oz

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  • Ewer, 1833
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    h: 17 11/16"
    w: 13" (including handle)
    Engraved "As a Testimonial / of their estimation of his personal Character / and Seaman-like abilities, / the pasengers of the Ship Natchez / on her Voyage from New Orleans to New York, in June 1833, / present this Pitcher / TO / Captain Hartwell Reed, / New York, July 4th 1833"

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  • Ewer, 1833-1834
    Private Collection
    h: 17 1/4"

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  • Coffee urn, c 1835
    Private Collection
    h: 12.8"
    w: 9.2"
    d: 11.5"

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  • Teapot, c 1835
    Private Collection
    h: 7 1/2"
    wt: 26 oz

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  • Receipt, 22 Apr 1841
    Winterthur Library
  • Schematic map of the Fletcher & Bennett family business connections.
    Red lines indicate formal partnerships; green lines informal dealings. Click an individual to go to their page.

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Baldwin married Louise Leroy Veron, daughter of Etienne Veron and Mrs. Etienne Veron, on 26 Oct 1815 in Philadelphia PA. (Louise Leroy Veron was born on 2 Nov 1796 in Boston MA.)




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