Augustine Heard & Co.

Harvard Business School’s Baker Library is now having a exhibition on Augustine Heard & Co., one of the most respected and powerful U.S. trading houses in China in the mid-19th century. Here’s the accompanying website for those of you who cannot come to the exhibition in person.

The library also holds extensive records of American firms engaged in trade with and in nineteenth-century China, which offer rich professional and personal perspectives into early Sino-American relations, as well as insight into the complexities of the business lives of American traders in the treaty ports

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