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Title Letter Book, 1746-1750
Author Rowe, Jacob
Date 1746-1750
Document Type Correspondence
Reference Mss. Misc. Boxes R
BIB ID 272061
Library / Archive American Antiquarian Society
Collection Name Pamphlets
Description This letter book, for the period 1746 to 1750, contains copies of letters Jacob Rowe wrote to shippers, buyers in England, and members of his family who resided in England and occasionally visited him in Boston. The letters contain lists of articles to be shipped (e.g., cloth, produce, barrels of cod, bedding, and rum), Rowe's instructions to Capt. William Coles and others, ships' itineraries, sale of fabric, current price lists, purchases made on account and lists of sales, charges, and net proceeds of foodstuffs with Rowe's assessment of the market value of various items. Several letters written to his father, uncles, and brothers primarily contain business information, but include some family news and references to the progress of King George's War.
Biographical Note / History Jacob Rowe was a merchant in Boston, Mass., during the mid-eighteenth century.
Theme(s) Ships and Shipping Lines
Country (from) Great Britain
Country (to) United States of America
Places Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Nationality English
People Coles, Captain William
Keywords commodities, trade, business, shipping, war
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the American Antiquarian Society catalogue.
Language English
Copyright American Antiquarian Society