Augustine Heard & Company invoices and receipts
- 1846, 1867-1875
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4.5 linear feet (7 boxes)
Additionally there are miscellaneous expenses (bound together) for ice (from the Tudor Company), advertising, food, portrait painters, subscriptions, printers and stationers, office supplies, and membership in the Hong Kong Club, and promissory notes from a variety a firms to Augustine Heard & Company for various services including insurance, legal services, banking, and hotels. There is also a small amount of Invoices to the United States Consulate for copies of invoices for various ships presumably owned by Augustine Heard & Company.
Some of the receipts and invoices are written in Chinese and there is often writing on back in both Chinese and English.
Materials from 1846, housed in boxes 6 and 7, are primarily ships export papers and manifests of cargo for a variety of ships owned by Augustine Heard & Company including Ship Dartmouth, Ship Chicora, Ship Nemesis, Ship Charles Forbes, and Ship Malabar. There is also an assortment of documents including the stock, import, and consumption of silk, import prices, freight lists, memos of sales and purchases, sales and delivery of opium (from 1846), and circulars.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Heard Family. Augustine Heard & Company Invoices and Receipts, 1846, 1867-1875: A Finding Aid
- Baker Library
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