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Thomas Moore China Trade Letters

Thomas Moore China Trade Letters

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THOMAS MOORE CHINA TRADE LETTERS, 1821-1824





Collection Summary

Repository:The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum 132 Essex Street Salem, MA 01970 Phone: 978-745-9500 Fax: 978-531-1516
Creator:Moore, Thomas
Title:Thomas Moore China Trade Letters
Dates:1821/1824
Quantity:0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:This collection contains a letter and a copy book of Thomas Moore, agent for the ship Nimrod.
Collection Number:MSS 373

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a letter and a copy book of Thomas Moore, agent for the ship Nimrod. The 4-page letter (1821) tells of Moore's earlier business with Howland & Co. and about the political situation in South America. The letter makes it clear that Moore acted as his own copyist and that the letter book was his personal record. The letter book commences June 28, 1822, as agent Moore writes his owners, G.G. & S. Howland, from Java Head, summarizing his voyage to date. He reaches Canton in July and writes extensively of conditions there. He also lists goods taken onboard, which he plans to sell in the South American market. Later he transacts other business on the Howlands' behalf, the report of which takes up another 35 letters, finally closing out the accounts in April, 1824.


Biographical Sketch

No biographical information is known about Thomas Moore.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in Philcat. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

G.G. & S. Howland (Firm)
Nimrod (Ship)
Letter writing
Shipping--New York (State)--New York
United States--Commerce--China

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.


Administrative Information

Copyright

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscript Librarian in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Preferred Citation

Thomas Moore China Trade Letters, MSS 373, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was purchased on October 15, 2007 (acc # 2007.014).

Processing Information

Collection processed by Tamara Gaydos, December 2007.


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