New Haven Museum & Historical Society Library
Correspondence, diaries, journals, ships' logs, account books, insurance papers, and other records, documenting the activities of New Haven, Conn., ships and seamen -- Includes records of vessels sailing to Europe, the Mediterranean, Caribbean, West Indies, Africa, South America, Sandwich Islands, the Pacific, and Canton, China; journals of whaling and sealing voyages; U.S. Navy cruises and Wilkes Exploring Expedition (1838-1842); papers of steamboat companies; diaries of captains, seamen, and passengers; admiralty court papers; and references to the War of 1812, Mexican War, Civil War, slave trade, and the California gold rush. Major subcollections include papers of George Attwater; U.S. naval officer Henry Eld; James Goodrich and James W. Goodrich; U.S. naval officer Timothy Atwater Hunt; David Phipps; John Richardson; Walter W. Thompson; and Charles Hervey Townshend
New Bedford Whaling Museum,-- Research Library
Log, keeper unknown, relating to a merchant marine voyage from New York, N.Y., to Canton (Guangzhou) China, and return to New York -- Includes descriptions of accidents and death at sea and indigenous people. Other places represented include Bali, Java, and Macau
Massachusetts Historical Society
Log and narrative of the 2nd voyage of the ship Columbia Rediviva from Boston to the northwest coast of America, to Canton, China, and home to Boston, recorded by Robert Haswell, 1st mate. The narrative covers the period 14 Aug. 1791 (on Hancock's River) to 26 May 1793 (on St. Helena). The Columbia, commanded by Captain Robert Gray, sailed up and down the northwest coast trading with the native Americans for sea otter furs, sailed to the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), and then traded the furs in Canton for tea and other Chinese wares
Massachusetts Historical Society
Shipmaster and partner in the Boston merchant trading firm of Bryant and Sturgis. Papers contain a log and narrative (attributed to ship's clerk Samuel Curson) of a voyage to the northwest coast and China on the ship Eliza, commanded by James Rowan, 1798-99. Also, a log of the Atahualpa, commanded by John Suter, 1811-1813; a narrative of trading activities in the Hawaiian Islands, 1814-15; a log of the ship Isabella to Canton, 1815-16; and a log of the brig Pedlar, Canton to New York City, 1816
Massachusetts Historical Society
Merchant family of Boston, Mass. Contains items concerning the schooner Amelia (1787); sloop Lucretia (1792); and snow Pacific Trader (1799-1801), commanded by Samuel B. Edes on a sealing and trading expedition to Canton, China with William Dorr as supercargo. Includes correspondence of William, his brothers, father, wife and children, particularly of teacher Elizabeth Dorr with pupils and family. Also, a copy of a 1684 deed from Sachem Oneco to the Mohegan Indians for land in Connecticut to hold in perpetuity; an 1862 manuscript poem by Charles G. Ames; and genealogical notes on the Dorr family
Massachusetts Historical Society
Papers of shipmaster John Suter concerning the northwest coast fur trade with Canton, China, and the sandalwood trade with Hawaii. Includes papers for ships Alert, Pearl, Atahualpa, Mentor, and brig Cleopatra's Barge; a log of a voyage in the schooner Tamaahmaah (1815) with memoranda of the islands and shoals in the Pacific Ocean, and furs collected by the ship Mentor, 1817-18; a log of a voyage in the Mentor (1821), and the Alert (1821-22); personal diary/account book kept at Oahu, 1821; account book kept at Canton, with memoranda of teas shipped by the brig Brutus and ship Volunteer, 1818; and accounts of the ship Mentor, 1817-18
Massachusetts Historical Society
Correspondence and other papers of the Forbes family of Milton, Mass. Mostly papers of Robert Bennet Forbes (1804-89), Francis Blackwell Forbes (1839-1908), and James Murray Forbes (1845-1937). Includes correspondence with the merchant firms T.H. Perkins & Sons, Baring Bros., Russell & Co., Hong merchant Houqua, R.C. Winthrop, Nathaniel Bowditch and other Bowditch family members, B.F. Butler, George Bancroft, Theodore Lyman, Alfred Richardson, and many others. Subjects include the China trade; the ships Macedonian and Jamestown and their voyages to relieve the Irish famine; the ships Niantic, Coquette, Canton Packet, and Alert; sea-faring life; oriental botany; Massachusetts Humane Society; bimetallism; the Opium War; descriptions of Canton, China; and the history of Shanghai
Library of Congress - National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
Correspondence, ships' papers, account books, memorandum books, accounts, bills, receipts, and printed material, chiefly relating to Shreve's activities as supercargo and shipmaster on a number of Salem vessels (1805-1835). Includes information documenting early American trade with Canton, China, in porcelain, tea, and silk
Library of Congress - National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
Correspondence and accounts chiefly relating to maritime commerce between the U.S. and China (1827-1874) reflecting the Opium War and political and mercantile conditions in China, and to a lesser extent, shipping between U.S. East Coast ports and South America; deeds and other property records pertaining to real estate owned in Rhode Island, New York, N.Y., and Illinois; and estate papers of the Talbots and the family of Talbot's wife, the Richmonds, of Providence, R.I. Includes correspondence (1841-1843) between his firm, Talbot, Olyphant & Co., New York, N.Y., and Commodore Lawrence Kearny, of U.S. East India Squadron, William H. Morss, member of the firm in Canton, and William Delano, U.S. vice consul at Macao, concerning an attack by the Chinese military on a party from the Talbot ship Morrison, and demands for compensation; and papers concerning his support of the Presbyterian Church, its foreign missionary activities, and the American Bible Society. Persons represented include ... Read More
Michigan State University - University Archives and Historical Collections
The collection contains a journal that was kept by Michigan State University student Donna L. Rinn during a Council for International Educational Exchange (CIEE) sponsored tour of the People's Republic of China in 1979. Rinn traveled to Tokyo, Peking, Chengtu, Shanghai, Hangchow, Kwangchow, Shumchun, and Hong Kong. The journal contains Rinn's description and comments on China and its people. The itinerary for the tour is also included

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