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Kellock, William (fl. 1792) to [Samuel Shaw]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05490 Author/Creator: Kellock, William (fl. 1792) Place Written: London, England Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 6 June 1792 Pagination: 2 p. ; 22.8 x 18.8 cm.

Summary of Content: No addressee is named, but apparently Kellock is replying to a letter from Shaw written 6 April 1792 (refer to GLC02437.05403). Touches on several topics, including recent difficult weather for transatlantic journeys. Comments that the recent financial scares in New York and Philadelphia have negatively impacted merchants who trade to those places, such as those in London. Discusses the endeavors of their business associates in Ostend (such as George Bell), particularly upcoming ventures in India and China. A note at the bottom of page two, written and signed by Samuel Shaw, indicates that this letter was transmitted by Thomas Randall and received at Boston 23 August 1792.

People: Kellock, William, fl. 1792
Shaw, Samuel, 1754-1794
Randall, Thomas, d. 1811
Bell, George, fl. 1791-1795

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Extreme WeatherMaritimeTravelFinanceEconomicsMerchants and TradeCommerceGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyAsiaIndia

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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