Abraham Bell and Company records Edit

Summary

Identifier
LaRC Manuscripts Collection 951

Dates

  • 1790s-1880s (label)

Extents

  • 1.00 boxes (Whole)

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Description

  • Scope and Contents

    The collection includes correspondence, a bond of indemnity, financial records, passenger lists, Arkansas land patents, invoices for cotton bales and legal documents produced by Abraham Bell and Company. The Quaker shipping company, based in New York City, was involved in importing and exporting a variety of commodities, but cotton was its mainstay. During the potato famine of the 1840s, the company transported immigrants from Ireland to the United States, some of whose names are registered on the passenger lists in the collection.

  • Arrangement Note

    The collection is arranged chronologically. The collection consists of one box.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Abraham Bell and Company, a Quaker shipping company based in New York City, was involved in importing and exporting a variety of commodities, but cotton was its mainstay. Later known as Abraham Bell and Son in 1844, the company's contacts extended as far as Dublin, Ireland, Liverpool and London, England. During the potato famine of the 1840s, the company transported immigrants from Ireland to the United States.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

  • Preferred Citation

    Abraham Bell and Company records, Manuscripts Collection 951, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.

  • Processing Information

    Collection processed in 2004 by Melissa Smith.

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