Russell & Co.
Russell & Co. was the largest American trading house of the mid-19th century in China. Founded by MIddletown, Conn. merchant Samuel Russell, but eventually expanded by Thomas H. Perkins, John Perkins Cushing, Robert Bennet Forbes, John Murray Forbes, and Augustine Heard.
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Overview: Business records of the Forbes family of Milton, Mass., commission merchants engaged in the China trade during the nineteenth century. Records include correspondence, financial material, and business papers relating to the China trade.
Overview: Personal and professional papers of China trader and textile manufacturing firm treasurer J. Howard Nichols, 1856-1905.
Overview: The Russell & Co./Perkins & Co. collection contains letter books, order and purchase books, invoices, shipping orders and other financial material relating to the China trade merchant firms.
Overview: Correspondence and business records of Hong Kong, China based ship chandlery and commission merchant Thomas Hunt & Company.
Overview: The business records of Boston, Massachusetts shipping merchant William Appleton and Company and successor firm Samuel Hooper and Company, 1813-1889.