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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.

J. Howard Nichols papers

Collection Identifier: Mss:766 1856-1905

Personal and professional papers of China trader and textile manufacturing firm treasurer J. Howard Nichols, 1856-1905.

Ship Shirley and Bark Solomon accounts and logbook

Collection Identifier: Mss:733 1869-1877 S558
Scope and Contents:

Account book of the Ship Shirley on voyage between Hong Kong and San Francisco, California (1869), and account book and logbook of the Brig Solomon on various voyages between 1873 and 1877. Captain Henry W. Ferguson mastered both vessels.

Thomas Hunt & Company business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:761 1863-1869 H943

Correspondence and business records of Hong Kong, China based ship chandlery and commission merchant Thomas Hunt & Company.

William Appleton and Company records

Collection Identifier: Mss:766 1840-1889

The business records of Boston, Massachusetts shipping merchant William Appleton and Company and successor firm Samuel Hooper and Company, 1813-1889.