HAWAIIAN SHIPPING TRADE.
Lot 1039
HAWAIIAN SHIPPING TRADE.
US$ 2,000 - 3,000
£1,200 - 1,800
Auction Details
Lot Details
HAWAIIAN SHIPPING TRADE.
Group of 12 manuscript documents relating to shipping in Hawaii, c.1829-1831, including: invoice of merchandise shipped on board the ship Sultan to Norfolk Sound from Honolulu by William French, John C. Jones, Jr., William Blanchard, and John Ebbetts, Honolulu, March 8, 1830; another, for the bark Volunteer, Honolulu, February 25, 1830; another, for Sultan, Honolulu, December 22, 1830; another, for the ship Houqua, by Stephen Reynolds, Honolulu, November 3, 1830; accounts current of the owners of Sultan with William French, Honolulu, March 11 and December 22, 1830; 5 receipts for sums received from William Blanchard of the ship Houqua by Charles N. Barstow, Gorham Gibson, William S. Whittanour, George W. Cole, and Thomas Davison, Oahu and "P. Islands," March 22, 1820 to November 2, 1831.

Several of the figures mentioned are recorded in Hawaii history: a John C. Jones was appointed in the early 1820s by President Monroe as the American agent for commerce and seamen in the Islands (presumably the father of this Jones); William French bought a sugar mill in Upper Manoa Valley on Oahu and converted it to a rum distillery; and Captain John Ebbetts (or Ebbets) had earlier been a trusted associate of John Jacob Astor.
Provenance: Property of an east coast collector.
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