Contents and Arrangement

Letters from Canton and Macao to Family, 1837-1843

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection contains correspondence between William Couper and his family, particularly with his brother Samuel, during the years (1831-1844) when he was a tea merchant traveling abroad to Canton, Macao, Edinburgh, and London, as well as to Philadelphia and Newcastle, Delaware. The collection includes miscellaneous documents and an engraving of Couper and one of his brother James.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

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.

Credit this material:

Letters from Canton and Macao to Family; William Couper Collection, C0325, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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