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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 1790
Description Correspondence regarding Shaw's post as US Consul in Canton, and letters between Shaw in China and his brother 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, supplies, goods, textiles, report, war, freight, voyage, vessel, sea, seafaring, log, fur
Countries USA; China; UK; Spain; France; Denmark; India; South Africa; Canada
Ports Boston, USA; New York, USA; Guangzhou, China; Macau, China; Mumbai, India; Cape Town, South Africa
Ships Massachusetts
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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