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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:766 1694-1960 File

Vertical file collection on marketing services – foreign marketing

Foreign marketing, 1694-1800 Digital

Scope and Contents Contains assorted accounts and correspondence of merchants engaged in shipping and foreign trade, dated 1694 to 1800. Included are a 1694 fragment of an account book of an unidentified Boston merchant; 1747 receipt in Marblehead from Nicholas Bartlett, master of the schooner Eagle, for fish received from Ebenezer Stacey, which he would sell in Barbados; and a 1783 account current of Jonas Hartwell and Moses Brown of Beverly, Massachusetts, with charges to Hartwell mainly for trucking and...

Bills of lading, 1719-1750 Digital

Scope and Contents Contains bills of lading, dated 1719-1723, for cargo shipped by Boston merchant by Jonathan Belcher. He sent rum and sugar to South Carolina, fish to Bilbao, Malaga, and Lisbon, wheat and Bohea tea to New York, and fish and candles to Barbados. Also includes one bill of lading for tobacco, lumber, beans, and horses shipped from New London to the West Indies by John Lawrence & Company in 1749/50.

Accounts, bills, captain's orders, 1701-1794 Digital

Scope and Contents Contains papers related to foreign trade, dated 1701-1794, including captain’s orders from Stephen Sewall (1702-1760) of Salem, Massachusetts, to shipmaster William Pickering, for a voyage to Great Britain, Europe, and Barbados, to sell Sewall’s cargo and acquire sweet oil and salt; bill from London seed merchant Jacob Wrench & Son to John Rogers of Boston for a shipment of split peas; and an account of sales of coffee imported to New York from Hispaniola by Henry Seton. There are also...

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...