Abraham Bell and Company records, 1790s-1880s | Louisiana Research Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Abraham Bell and Company records, 1790s-1880s

ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 951

Primary Creator: Abraham Bell and Company.

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Arrangement: The collection is arranged chronologically. The collection consists of one box.

Subjects: Abraham Bell and Company., Bell, Abraham., Commodity exchanges., Cotton trade -- United States., Ireland -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 19th century., Ireland -- History -- Famine, 1845-1852., Quakers., Shipping -- United States -- History -- 19th century., Wholesale trade -- United States -- History -- 19th century.

Forms of Material: Correspondence., Legal documents.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical 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.

Subject/Index Terms

Abraham Bell and Company.
Bell, Abraham.
Commodity exchanges.
Cotton trade -- United States.
Ireland -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 19th century.
Ireland -- History -- Famine, 1845-1852.
Quakers.
Shipping -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Wholesale trade -- United States -- History -- 19th century.

Administrative Information

Repository: Louisiana Research Collection

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

Use Restrictions: Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Preferred Citation: Abraham Bell and Company records, Manuscripts Collection 951, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.

Processing Information: Collection processed in 2004 by Melissa Smith.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid information entered in Archon by LAC Group in 2011.


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Box 1: Abraham Bell and Company records
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1790s
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1820s
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1830-1835
Folder 4: Bond of indemnity, 1800
Folder 5: Financial accounts and legal documents, 1832-1833
Folder 6: Financial accounts and legal documents, 1834-1835
Folder 7: Financial accounts and legal documents, 1836 January-June
Folder 8: Financial accounts and legal documents, 1836 July-September
Folder 9: Financial accounts and legal documents, 1836 October-December
Folder 10: Financial accounts and legal documents, 1837
Folder 11: Correspondence, 1838
Folder 12: Correspondence, 1839 January-June
Folder 13: Correspondence, 1839 July-December
Folder 14: Correspondence, 1840
Folder 15: Financial accounts and legal documents, 1840
Folder 16: Correspondence, 1841
Folder 17: Financial accounts and legal documents, 1840-1841
Folder 18: Correspondence, 1844
Folder 19: Financial accounts and legal documents, 1844
Folder 20: Correspondence, 1845
Folder 21: Financial accounts and legal documents, 1845
Folder 22: Correspondence, 1846
Folder 23: Financial accounts and legal documents, 1846
Folder 24: Financial accounts and legal documents, 1847-1848
Folder 25: Financial accounts and legal documents, 1849
Folder 26: Financial accounts and legal documents, 1850
Folder 27: Financial accounts and legal documents, 1851
Folder 28: Correspondence, 1852
Folder 29: Financial accounts and legal documents, 1852
Folder 30: Financial accounts and legal documents, 1853
Folder 31: Financial accounts and legal documents, 1854
Folder 32: Financial accounts and legal documents, 1855-1859
Folder 33: Financial accounts and legal documents, 1860-1864
Folder 34: Financial accounts and legal documents, 1865-1869
Folder 35: Correspondence, 1870s-1880s
Folder 36: Financial accounts and legal documents, Undated

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