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|Title||Letters from Samuel Shaw|
|Library||Massachusetts Historical Society|
|Collection||Samuel Shaw Papers, 1775-1887|
|Author / Creator||Shaw, Samuel|
|Description||Letters to his brother William, his father Francis, and others, about the American War of Indepedence and financial matters.|
|Document Type||Correspondence, Manuscript|
|Theme(s)||Social Life; Politics, War and Diplomacy|
|Keywords||family, friends, news, military, war, money, army, fort, weapons, hostility, religion, officers, American War of Independence, career, money, army life, camp, battle|
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|