PRIVATE TRADE BETWEEN ENGLAND AND CHINA IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY BY EARL H. PRITCHARD (University of Chicago) Concluded1) The Export Trade More details of the early export trade are given in the Canton Diaries and Commerce , journal than in the case of imports. The private trade of Captain Elliston of the Lynn (480 tons) in 1729-30 consisted of 886 ounces of gold ( £ S 8 piculs of tea (£ 430), chinaware (£ 318), arrack ( £ 120), 300 bundles of rattans ( £ x S ), 90 cwt. of mother-of- pearl ( £ 130), S o handkerchiefs ( £ 40) and fans, pictures, lacquered ware, etc (£ 171), a total of £ 3,744 = tls. 11,232. In 1733-34 Chief Mate Shutter of the Wyndham (470 tons) exported 8oo pieces of woven silks (Tls. and lacquered ware, chinaware and 46 S lbs. of tea (Tls. 2 j 7) with a total value of Tls. 2,907, while Second Mate Woodford had woven silks, tea, and chinaware valued at Tls. 1,826 (see Appendix VIII).2) Captain Fenner of the Walpole (499 tons) in 1759-6o exported 110 chests lbs. each) of tea, 3 boxes of gamboge, x boxes of rhubarb, 10
Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1957
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