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Name: Abraham Bell and Company.
Historical Note: 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.
Sources: Manuscripts Collection 951
Note Author: LAC Group