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Letterbook, Richard Starr Dana, 1867-1869

During the 1860s, Richard Starr Dana oversaw the Hong Kong operations of Russell & Co., a powerful American commission house engaged in the nineteenth-century China Trade. Dana’s letterbook includes both his business and family correspondence while in Hong Kong and Shanghai. It is a particularly valuable addition to Baker Library’s extensive collections documenting the China Trade, not only as a commercial record but also as a personal commentary on life in China.

Letterbook, 1867-1869. Richard Starr Dana Collection.
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