Letterbook of Greg & Cunningham, 1756-57
Merchants of New York and Belfast
Edited by Thomas M. Truxes
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Letterbook of Greg & Cunningham, 1756-57 by Thomas M. Truxes
Book DescriptionThe correspondence from the most successful Irish-American trading firm of the colonial period forms a remarkable archive for economic historians of the eighteenth century. This is an edition of a letterbook that contains the first nine months of correspondence from this New York trading house. The letters to commercial contacts throughout the North Atlantic region offer a vivid picture of the transatlantic economy. And the private communications of Waddell Cunningham to his partner, Thomas Greg in Belfast, allow a rare behind-the-scenes look at the management and operation of an overseas merchant house. Guided by Professor Truxes's authoritative introduction, we can see in these letters the difficulties of decision-making over long distances, the problems of over-stretched resources, and the impact of the Seven Years War on the evolution of a vigorous enterprise.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780197262191
(240mm x 165mm x 42mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 14-Jun-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Defying Empire, Paperback (February 2010)
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This book assaults well-established myths depicting Ireland's transatlantic trade as subordinate to British interests.
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