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|Title||Letters and Papers of Samuel Shaw in China|
|Library||Massachusetts Historical Society|
|Collection||Samuel Shaw Papers, 1775-1887|
|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|
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.
Please note that some of the metadata for this document has been drawn from the Massachusetts Historical Society catalogue.
|Copyright||Massachusetts Historical Society|