Holidays.net Online Store

Holdays.net Home


September 28th, 2014
Gold Star Mother's Day

September 28th, 2014
World Heart Day

September 28th, 2014
World Rabies Day

October 1st, 2014
International Day of Older Persons

October 2nd, 2014
International Day of Non-Violence

October 4th, 2014
Feast of St Francis of Assisi

October 4th, 2014
Yom Kippur

October 5th, 2014
Eid-al-Adha

October 5th, 2014
World Teachers' Day

October 6th, 2014
Child Health Day

October 6th, 2014
World Habitat Day

October 8th, 2014
World Day for Natural Disaster Reduction

October 9th, 2014
World Post Day

October 9th, 2014
Leif Erikson Day

October 9th, 2014
World Sight Day

October 9th, 2014
First day of Sukkot

October 10th, 2014
World Mental Health Day

October 11th, 2014
International Day of the Girl Child

October 13th, 2014
Indigenous People's Day

October 13th, 2014
Columbus Day

October 13th, 2014
Native Americans' Day

October 15th, 2014
International Day of Rural Women

October 15th, 2014
Last day of Sukkot

October 15th, 2014
White Cane Safety Day

October 16th, 2014
Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah

October 16th, 2014
Boss's Day

October 16th, 2014
World Food Day

October 17th, 2014
'Alaska Day' observed

October 17th, 2014
World Day for Poverty Eradication

October 18th, 2014
Alaska Day

October 23rd, 2014
Diwali/Deepavali

October 24th, 2014
United Nations Day

October 24th, 2014
World Development Information Day

October 25th, 2014
Muharram/Islamic New Year

October 27th, 2014
World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

October 29th, 2014
World Stroke Day

 



Search:

1842 Canton Stampless Letter By William Couper Of Wetmore & Co. China Trade For Sale

1842 Canton Stampless Letter By William Couper Of Wetmore & Co. China Trade

Thisrare folded stampless letteris signed"W.Couper"and was sent fromCanton, ChinainSeptember of 1842. The four page letter was written by William Couper of Wetmore & Co. to his father Dr. James Couper in New Castle, Delaware. The letter was sent Sept. 18, 1842 and arrived in Delaware on February 21, 1843. This "Packet Letter" was mailed by ship from Canton via London and New York. Each page measures about 8 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. Wetmore & Co. was owned by William Shepard Wetmore (1801-1862)of Providence, Rhode Island.Wetmore & Co. was started in Canton in 1830's and dealt primarily in tea, silk and spices. This letter is in extremely good condition! !

William Shepard Wetmore was born on January 26, 1801 to Nancy Shepard and Seth Wetmore in St. Albans, Vermont. He was a sixth-generation descendant of Thomas Whitmore, who immigrated to Boston in 1635 from the west coast of England and became one of the earliest settlers of the Connecticut Colony.[1] His mother died on February 2, 1802.[1] He had two stepbrothers Charles Wright Wetmore and Seth Downing Wetmore and one stepsister Nancy Shepard Wetmore. William moved to Connecticut with his aunt and uncle [1] and was educated at Cheshire Academy in Cheshire, Connecticut.[2]

Mercantile shipping business

William was mentored by an uncle, Samuel Wetmore, who was in a mercantile partnership with another uncle, Chauncy Whittlesey, in Middletown, Connecticut. In 1815 Samuel and his brother William Willard Wetmore moved to Providence, Rhode Island entering into a business partnership with the merchants Edward Carrington & Company.[3] When William was fourteen years of age, he was hired aboard the ship Fame, bound for England, South America, and the East Indies.[4] In 1823, a trip on the Lion stranded him in Valparaíso, Chile. He took employment in Chile with the firm Richard Alsop of Middletown, Connecticut. This eventually led to a partnership of Alsop, Wetmore and Cryder in 1825 with John Cryder of Philadelphia. In 1829, he retired from the firm.[2]

China Trade

Due to impaired health William's physician advised a career move to China.[1] In 1833, he traveled to Canton, China and took over a partnership in Dunn & Company. He formed close ties with a junior partner Joseph Archer.[2] He went on to establish a new merchant house, Wetmore & Company, with Joseph Archer. Wetmore's profit and loss ledgers from 1834–1839 reveal that the primary goods brokered by Wetmore & Co. were tea, tea papers, silks and spices. Lesser cargoes were wines, ports, hemp, pearl buttons, copper and coffee. They also transported a variety of foreign currencies, and delivered Sunday newspapers. "Fast boats" were commonly employed for personal passages and letters.[1] The company went on to be one of the largest mercantile houses in the East Indies despite the fact that Wetmore was opposed to the opium trade.[5] During his time in the Far East, Wetmore collected a variety of Chinese objects, porcelains and china, which he imported home.[1]

It was in 1835 that the Maryland merchant George Peabody sailed to London on a mission to defer a United States banking crisis when states had begun skipping interest payments on bonds marketed in London. Peabody eventually enjoyed a huge success as a merchant banker in London and as a self-appointed American ambassador of the mercantile industry. He developed a form of wholesale banking known as merchant banks and became a leading dealer of American state bonds in London. It was through family and business connections that William S. Wetmore began a lifelong friendship with the prominent financier Peabody.[1]


1842 Canton Stampless Letter By William Couper Of Wetmore & Co. China Trade

This item has been shown 0 times.

Buy Now

1842 Canton Stampless Letter By William Couper Of Wetmore & Co. China Trade:
$4,371




Us  Cover Carried By Stagecoach 62 Annual Convention Of Aps Denver Colo 1948 picture
Us Cover Carried By Stagecoach 62 Annual Convention Of Aps Denver Colo 1948


Advertising Cover - Milligan & Higgins Glue Co.pure Groung Glue Early Stamp picture
Advertising Cover - Milligan & Higgins Glue Co.pure Groung Glue Early Stamp


First Bureau Issues, 2c On Cover Fronts, Lot 4937 picture
First Bureau Issues, 2c On Cover Fronts, Lot 4937


Civil War Cover, Scott 65 Old Point Comfort, Va, 1864, Lot 6072 picture
Civil War Cover, Scott 65 Old Point Comfort, Va, 1864, Lot 6072


Usa- Sc.# 146 Great Cover/ Green Cancel. You Will Appreciate This Cover  picture
Usa- Sc.# 146 Great Cover/ Green Cancel. You Will Appreciate This Cover


Us Navy Cover Hms Belmont Uss Satterlee Ship Puerto Rico Cancel Postmark 1940 picture
Us Navy Cover Hms Belmont Uss Satterlee Ship Puerto Rico Cancel Postmark 1940


Ppc Mexico Oaxaca Us Navy Uss Virginia Ship Cancel Postmark 1914 picture
Ppc Mexico Oaxaca Us Navy Uss Virginia Ship Cancel Postmark 1914


1868 Scott 93 2c Jackson Black
1868 Scott 93 2c Jackson Black "f" Grill Cover (wholesale Price List) Augusta Ga


Us Po In China: 1932 Usn Naval Cancel Cover Rare. picture
Us Po In China: 1932 Usn Naval Cancel Cover Rare.


Usa 1849 Swarts Despatch  Local Post Cover  picture
Usa 1849 Swarts Despatch Local Post Cover