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Carrington Papers

Scope & content

The heart of this collection is the Carrington mercantile records, from Edward Carrington's personal investments in the China trade from 1802 to 1815, to the firm of Edward Carrington & Co. from 1816 to 1843; to Edward Carrington II's shipping and textile investments through 1860. The records are exceptionally detailed, and are often considered to be one of the world's great private mercantile archives for the early nineteenth century.

Also included in this collection are a relatively small quantity of personal papers from Edward Carrington, his son Edward II, and Edward II's wife Candace C. (Dorr) Carrington.