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Title Letterbook of Houqua
Reference Ms. N-49.32
Library Massachusetts Historical Society
Collection Houqua Letterbook, 1840-1865
Date 1840-1843
Description Contains English copies of letters to merchants in Boston (Massachusetts), New York City, London (England), and Bombay (India), including John Perkins Cushing, John Murray Forbes, Robert Bennet Forbes, John C Green, Joseph Coolidge, and Abiel A Low. The letters concern business matters. Contains two loose items.
Document Type Manuscript, Correspondence
Theme(s) Trade and Commerce
Keywords merchandise, merchant, shipping, ship, vessel, cargo, freight, import, export, fees, insurance, business, commodity, trade, sales, goods, market, accounts, finance, expenses, tea, silk, textiles, cotton, nankeen, mandarin, official
Countries China; India; USA; UK; Singapore; Panama; Chile
Places London; Huangpu
Ports Boston, USA; Guangzhou, China; New York, USA; Mumbai, India; Macau, China; Valparaiso, Chile
Company Russell and Company
Ships Akbar, Good Success, Hannibal, Deltic, Horatio
People John Perkins Cushing; John Murray Forbes; Robert Bennet Forbes; Joseph Coolidge; James Perkins Sturgis; Philip Dumaresq
Copyright Massachusetts Historical Society