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Henry Hollingsworth China Trade Letters

Henry Hollingsworth China Trade Letters

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HENRY HOLLINGSWORTH CHINA TRADE LETTERS, 1811-1812





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:Hollingsworth, Henry
Title:Henry Hollingsworth China Trade Letters
Dates:1811/1812
Quantity:0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:This collection is a copy book of unsigned letters, probably by Henry Hollingsworth, supercargo on the Lancaster, a ship owned by Philadelphia China trade merchant Thomas P. Cope.
Collection Number:MSS 374

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Scope and Content Note

This collection is a copy book of unsigned letters, probably by Henry Hollingsworth, supercargo on the Lancaster, a ship owned by Philadelphia China trade merchant Thomas P. Cope. The first letter announces the safe arrival of the Lancaster in Canton in December 28, 1811. The Lancaster sailed for Canton with ship and cargo worth $300,000 on July 19, 1811 and returned on August 5, 1812 at the beginning of the War of 1812. It details purchases of silk, tea, chinaware and nankeens and sales of American cotton, ginseng, and beaver and otter pelts. The back part of the book is an account book from the same time period.


Biographical Sketch

No biographical information is known about Henry Hollingsworth.


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.

Cope, Thomas P. (Thomas Pim), 1768-1854
Chancellor, Brown and Hall
Lancaster (Ship)
Willing & Frances
Willing and Francis
Shipping--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
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

Henry Hollingsworth China Trade Letters, MSS 374, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was purchased on October 15, 2007 (acc # 2001.014).

Processing Information

Collection processed by Tamara Gaydos, January 2008.


Related Material

Lee, Jean Gordon. Philadelphians and the China Trade 1784-1844. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1984.


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