Title: Old shipping days in Boston
Year: 1918 (1910s)
Authors: State Street Trust Company (Boston, Mass.) Walton Advertising and Printing Company
Subjects: Shipping Clipper ships
Publisher: Boston, Mass., Printed for the State Street Trust Company
Contributing Library: Boston College Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Boston Library Consortium Member Libraries
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scharge their cargoes. pamphlet more will be said of the two younger Perkinses, and also ofAugustine Heard, the head at one time of an important Americanhouse in the East. RUSSELL & CO. The most important American firm east of the Cape of Good Hopewas Russell & Co., which was established at Canton on January I,1824. This house was usually referred to as Kee Cheong by theChinese, who had their own name for every foreign firm owing totheir inability to pronounce correctly the English and other names.Canton was then the only port in China open to foreigners, but latereight other branches were established at Hong Kong, Foochow,Shanghai, and other places. The partners of this house includedmany well-known New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts names,among the latter such men as Augustine Heard of Ipswich, W. H.and A. A. Low both of Salem, Thomas T., John M., R. B., James M.,and F. B. Forbes, all of Boston, Warren and Edward Delano of Fair- 16 r >HWD O r w o
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j*a>^fc»i*6«.. r . * – t%y**flteV OLD SHIPPING DAYS IN BOSTON haven, Russell Sturgis, Joseph Coolidge, Robert Shaw Sturgis, Ed-ward Cunningham, George Tyson, H. S. Grew, W. H. Foster, Jr.,E. D. Barbour, Walter Scott Fitz, and David O. Clark, also of Boston,E. W. Stevens of Lawrence, and F. Delano Hitch of Fairhaven. Thesemen ploughed distant seas in their New England-built ships, and trans-acted business with every port of the world, and while in China prac-tically lived in exile for many years at a time. The firm was founded by Samuel Russell, whose picture is onpage 15. Mr. Russell went out to China from Middletown, Con-necticut, in 1818 as representative of B. & T. C. Hoppin of Providence.In five years he and Philip Amidon, who represented Brown & Ivesalso of Providence, formed the partnership of Russell & Co. Five yearslater Mr. J. P. Cushing, who was placed in charge of the house ofPerkins & Co. of China at the age of 16, effected a consolidation of thesetwo
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