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William Hoskins letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0647

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a letter dated 31 March 1796, written by Hoskins from Bordeaux, France, to James Swan in America, soliciting Swan's patronage as he sets up his commission agency in France.

Dates

  • 1796 March 31

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None

Biographical / Historical

William Hoskins was a commission agent doing business in Bordeaux, France, in 1796.

Commission agents - also known as commercial agents - are middlemen between vendors and buyers. They work in countries throughout the world and may seek work from a number of employers simultaneously.

Extent

0.01 Linear Feet (1 item)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Letter dated 31 March 1796, from Hoskins in Bordeaux, France, to James Swan in America, addressing potential business prospects.

Provenance

unknown

General

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Processed by

unknown, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2013
Title
Guide to the WIlliam Hoskins letter
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
February 2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

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