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Abraham Bell and Company records

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-951

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.

Dates

  • 1790s-1880s

Creator

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.

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.

Extent

1.00 Boxes

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement Note

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

Processing Information

Collection processed in 2004 by Melissa Smith.
Title
Archon Finding Aid Title
Author
LAC Group
Date
03/05/2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US