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Overview: 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.
Overview: 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.
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 various...