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Title Letters and Papers of Samuel Shaw in China
Reference Ms. N-49.47
Library Massachusetts Historical Society
Collection Samuel Shaw Papers, 1775-1887
Date 1786-1789
Description Correspondence regarding Shaw's post as US Consul in Canton, and letters between Shaw in China and his brothers Nathaniel and William.
Document Type Correspondence, Manuscript
Theme(s) Trade and Commerce; Politics, War and Diplomacy
Keywords congress, government, consul, diplomacy, supercargo, merchant, business, ship, shipping, friends, family, news, cargo, finance, money, profit
Countries USA; China
Ports New York, USA; Guangzhou, China; Macau, China
Language French, English
Additional Information

Samuel Shaw (1754-1794) was a Revolutionary War soldier, US Consul to Canton in China, and partner in the merchant firm of Shaw & Randall in Canton. He sailed as supercargo in 1784 aboard the ship Empress of China, the first American-flagged ship at Canton.

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