Abraham Bell and Company records
Identifier: LaRC-Manuscripts Collection -951
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.
- Abraham Bell and Company. (Organization)
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Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.
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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.
The collection is arranged chronologically. The collection consists of one box.
Collection processed in 2004 by Melissa Smith.
- Bell, Abraham.
- Wholesale trade -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
- Abraham Bell and Company.
- Commodity exchanges.
- Cotton trade -- United States.
- Ireland -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 19th century.
- Ireland -- History -- Famine, 1845-1852.
- Legal documents.
- Shipping -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
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- 09099999: Finding aid information entered in Archon by LAC Group in 2011.