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Heard, Augustine



  • Existence: 1785 - 1868


Augustine Heard was a sea-captain and merchant, of Ipswich and Boston, Mass., and Canton, China. He was a partner in the firm Samuel Russell and Co. until 1840 when he founded Augustine Heard & Company with his four nephews. He was also the owner of the Ipswich Manufacturing Co.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Elizabeth Heard papers

Collection Identifier: Mss:766 1829-1864 H435

The Elizabeth Heard papers contain correspondence sent to her by her sons and brother-in-law Augustine Heard, while they were in China working for the family firm, Augustine Heard & Company.

Forbes family business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:766 1803-1942 F693

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.

Samuel Sanford letter book

Collection Identifier: Mss:766 1818-1825 S224
Scope and Contents: Letter book No. 6. Business correspondence of Samuel Sanford from June 22, 1818-December 2, 1825. The outgoing letters from Sanford include the collection of notes for sold goods, reminders of promissory notes and balances due for payments on goods sold, and requests for the shipments of goods. In many of the letters Sanford provides specific details on how the good should be shipped including the vessel, captain of the vessel and trade route. It appears that the goods originated from...