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C.R. Trade and business advice

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.04954 Author/Creator: C.R. Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Manuscript Date: [n.d.] Pagination: 8p. 32.3 x 20.0

Summary of Content: The manuscript discusses profitable trade goods and industry in China and Mexico, such as pearl fishing, silver mining, and precious stones. It also gives advice about what goods to purchase, and how much to pay for them, in places like Lyons, Gibralter, and Marseilles.

People: C.R., fl. 16th century

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: EconomicsBusinessMerchants and TradeCommerceFinanceLatin and South AmericaGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyAsiaMining

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