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