Heard Family Business Records
MSS: 766 1754-1898
John Heard, an account of his life and the history of Augustine Heard & Co.
John Heard played a pivotal role in Augustine Heard & Co. throughout its history. In 1891, while
in retirement at his home in Ipswich, John wrote an account of his experiences from the early
days of his arrival in Canton to the liquidation of Heard & Co. This account provides a complete
history of his family’s firm and describes expatriate life in the treaty ports.
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