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|Title||Letters and Papers of Samuel Shaw|
|Library||Massachusetts Historical Society|
|Collection||Samuel Shaw Papers, 1775-1887|
|Description||A reference from Henry Knox, letters from Shaw in China at his post as US Consul, one of which describes the infamous Lady Hughes affair, letters to Samuel's brothers William, Ben and Nathaniel.|
|Document Type||Correspondence, Manuscript|
|Theme(s)||Trade and Commerce; Politics, War and Diplomacy|
|Keywords||ship, trade, voyage, business, culture, diplomacy, commerce, voyage, report, hoppo, merchant, shipping, hong, law, congress, profit|
|Countries||USA; China; Indonesia; Cape Verde; Portugal; South Africa|
|Places||Cape of Good Hope|
|Ports||Guangzhou, China; Macau, China; New York, USA; Boston, USA; Baltimore, USA; Philadelphia, USA|
|Ships||Empress of China|
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|