Independence Seaport Museum: Benjamin Etting journal of voyages to Canton

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Journal kept by Philadelphia merchant Benjamin Etting on voyages to Canton, China, 1822-25; 1831, 1835, and 1837. Entries remarking on weather, landmarks seen, length of passage. Volume also includes lengthy memorandum entitled, “Custom & manner of doing business in Canton,” which offers practical advice to American merchants dealing with Chinese pilots, manufacturers, government officials, et al.

(Note: the lengthy memorandum begins at the back of the volume and is inverted in relation to the journal. Researchers may wish to download all images and rotate for easier reading.) 

Title: Benjamin Etting journal of voyages to Canton
Authors: Etting, Benjamin
Call number: 1965_076
(Philadelphia (Pa.), J. Welles Henderson Archives and Library, Independence Seaport Museum)
Publisher: J. Welles Henderson Archives and Library, Independence Seaport Museum
Language: English.
Date: From 1822 to 1837
Place” Philadelphia (Pa.)
Subjects:Merchants–Pennsylvania–Philadelphia, China–Description and travel,
Philadelphia (Pa.)–Commerce–China–19th century
Genres: Diaries

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