Heard family business records, 1754-1898 (inclusive)


Heard family business records, 1754-1898 (inclusive)


Business records and personal papers of several generations of the Heard family. The oldest group of papers, 1770-1834, is that of John Heard, who made his wealth from the manufacture and sale of rum, the outfitting of privateers, and trade with the West Indies. The largest and most important group of papers in the collection is that of Augustine Heard and his various partnerships. His papers cover, first, his travels as supercargo for Boston and Salem merchants who were trading in the Far East, then his activities as partner in the great shipping firm of Russell and Company. In 1836 he left Russell and Company. By 1840 he had become the head of his own firm, Augustine Heard and Company, founded with Joseph Coolidge.

261 linear ft. (800 v., 272 boxes, 103 cases)

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Heard, Augustine, 1785-1868

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Augustine Heard (March 30, 1785 – September 14, 1868) was an American entrepreneur, businessman and trader, and founder of the Augustine Heard & Co. firm in China. Augustine Heard was born into a wealthy merchant family of Ipswich, Massachusetts. His father, John Heard (1744-1834), had made his fortune by trading with the West Indies, and his half-brother Daniel (1778-1801) also worked in foreign trade with the West Indies and China. Educated at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, Augus...

Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848

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John Quincy Adams (b. July 11, 1767, Braintree, Massachusetts-d. February 23, 1848, Washington, D.C.) was an American statesman who served as a diplomat, United States Senator, member of the House of Representatives, and the sixth President of the United States. He was a member of the Federalist, Democratic-Republican, National Republican, and later the Anti-Masonic and Whig parties. He was the son of President John Adams and Abigail Adams. As a diplomat, Adams played an important role in neg...

Hurd family.

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Merchant family from Ipswich, Mass. principally engaged in the China trade. Augustine Heard (1785-1868) established Augustine Heard and Company in 1840 and the business was carried on by four of his nephews. The firm's main office was at first in Canton; from 1857 in Hong Kong. Branch offices were established in treaty ports of China and Japan such as Foochow, Shanghai, and Yokohama. The firm finally wound up in bankruptcy in 1875. From the description of Business records, 1754-1898 ...

Bridges, H. C.

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Binney, Amos, 1802-1878

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Endicott, William.

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Goodale, S. P.

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Endicott, J. B.

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Haughton, James, 1795-1873

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Coolidge, Ellen Wayles Randolph, 1796-1876

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Granddaughter of Thomas Jefferson. From the description of Correspondence of Ellen Wayles Randolph Coolidge, 1810-1861. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 51207509 ...

Heard, George W., 1793-1863.

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Everett, P. L.

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Endicott, H. C.

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Dixwell, George B.

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Fearon, C. A.

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Gay, O. A.

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Blake, F.

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Coolidge, Joseph

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Deacon, R.

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Forbes, R. B. (Robert Bennet), 1804-1889

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Comstock, William Phillips

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Fearon, Robert

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Forbes, John Murray, 1813-1898

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Philanthropist, abolitionist. Contributed to the building of the railroad system in the United States. From the description of John Murray Forbes letter to George William Curtis, [manuscript], 1891 January 24. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 263078000 Forbes was a Boston businessman who was engaged in the China trade early in his life and later involved in railroad development in the American West. From the description of Letters from various corres...

Farley, Gustavus.

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Heard, John, 1775-1839.

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Griswold, Henry W., d. 1834.

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Heard, Albert Farley, 1833-1890.

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Heard, Augustine, 1827-1905.

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Dodge, William S., 1964-....

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Cushing, John Perkins, 1787-1862

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Merchant of Boston, Mass., principally engaged in the China trade. From the description of Business records, 1832-1882 (inclusive). (Harvard Business School). WorldCat record id: 269595609 ...

Dixwell, J. J.

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Harding, C. Francis (Charles Francis), 1881-

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Anderson, G. Charles

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Heard, John, 1744-1834.

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Heard, George F., 1837-1875.

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