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ITEM — Box: 27, Folder: 17 Identifier: Mss:766 1694-1960 File

Circulars, 1770-1793 Digital

Scope and Contents

Several business circulars, including a letter from Philadelphia merchants Willing & Morris to John Hancock on April 5, 1770, regarding support of Charles Willing in a plan formed by Thomas Philips and Company, of Bridgetown, Barbados, in which Willing had recently become partner, to encourage “Gentlemen in the New England Governments” to make consignments of “fish or negroes” on the island. The second page of the circular contains a letter to Hancock signed by Charles Willing announcing he has fixed credit with Willing & Morris to facilitate remittance. An inscription on the verso notes it was received by Hancock on April 18. There is also a letter from Hamburgh, Germany, firm Voght & Sieveking regarding execution of their commission business in America.

Dates

  • 1770-1793

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials stored onsite. Please contact specialcollectionsref@hbs.edu for more information regarding access procedures.

Extent

.25 linear feet

Repository Details

Part of the Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University Repository

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