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England - Argentina Trade Collection


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

The collection consists of selected correspondence and documents relating to Liverpool (England) merchants and their shippers and counterparts in Buenos Aires (Argentina) during the second half of the nineteenth century. Correspondence (1882-1885) between Alexander Gifford (Liverpool) and his brother Edward (Buenos Aires) forms the bulk of the material. Additional documents include a printed table of exported goods from Brazil during the September-October 1879 period and statistics on sheep in wool-producing countries in 1869-1870. In addition, there is a draft of a meeting concerning gold-mining in Mariposa, noting trips to Buenos Aires "to see if I could form a company or syndicate for the proper working of these mines."

Purchased from Ken Spelman Rare Books in October 2008 (AM2009-30).

This collection was processed by John Delaney in October 2008. Finding aid written by John Delaney in October 2008. Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

No appraisal information is available.

Manuscripts Division
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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Collection Inventory

Miscellaneous Documents, 1859-1979. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Gilford Brothers Correspondence, 1882-1885. 3 folders.
Physical Description

3 folders

Gold Mining Items, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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