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Sir John Logan Campbell - Papers

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  • Description

    Portion of a Brown and Campbell letter book (not indexed) containing correspondence to William Gibson and Robert Mitchell, July 1855 - March 1856 (correspondence found on pages 2, 33-68 only). Includes letters relating to dissolution of the partnership ('Quadruple Alliance') in 1855. Imprint copies on onionskin paper, these letters provide a unique insight into the 'Alliance' and early Auckland commerce.

  • Other Id

    13023 (Presto content ID)

    MS-51-113 (Reference Number)

  • Department

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  • Name/Title
    Sir John Logan Campbell - Papers
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  • Physical Description

    1 folder containing 1 volume

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  • Subject Notes
    Brown and Campbell opened for business in Auckland in 1840. In 1845, the partnership was extended to include William Gibson, who remained in Scotland, and Robert Mitchell, who came to New Zealand. Mitchell was the junior partner in the Scottish firm Gibson and Mitchell. This was a ten-year agreement jokingly known as the 'Quadruple Alliance'.
  • Credit Line
    On deposit from the Cornwall Park Trust Board, 1957.
  • Last Update
    07 Jul 2023

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