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  • Title
    Sandbach, Tinné and Co., Liverpool
  • Held at
  • Reference
    MS677
  • Date
    1808-1909
  • Creator
    Sandbach, Tinné & Co, Liverpool merchantsMore Info on Creator
  • Scope and Content
    Correspondence relating to the trade of Sandbach, Tinné and Co. with British Guiana, 1808-1909, including correspondence with McInroy, Parker & Co. of Glasgow (9 letters, 1817-1829), with McInroy, Sandbach & Co. of Demerara, British Guiana (about 40 letters 1815-1852), with Blackwood, Conor and Co. from 1879 and with Sandbach, Parker and Co. from 1870. Single correspondents include P.J. Tinné, Liverpool (1816); James McInroy, Demerara (1808) and Glasgow (1811), both to Samuel Sandbach in Liverpool; Peter McLagan, Georgetown, Guiana (1821), to S. Sandbach; George Rainy, Demerara (1828-1832), and Cheltenham (1839); and some copies of letters from other correspondents. The letters concern the shipping of coffee, rum, sugar, cotton, and other merchandise to England, and contain incidental references to French, Dutch and English plantations in Guiana, financial arrangements, the state of crops and the labour force, and the use of machinery in plantations e.g. for cane-grinding. The letters of George Rainy also discuss the partnership, apparently between himself, Sandbach, and Tinné. Also included are an invoice of goods shipped to Demerara, 1810; an account of McInroy, Parker & Co., with Sandbach, Tinné & Co., 1817; copies of the loading lists of ships; 5 printed cheques of Messrs. Hodsoll & Stirling, 345 Strand, London, May 1810, and 2 of Sir Charles Price, Kay, Price & Coleman, 1 Mansion House St., London, 1815 and 1816; a 'Memorandum of Copper, Bricks, Tools etc. required in the new machinery in Plantation Providence' (1866); a printed prospectus for Dissolved Peruvian Guano (1866); a 'Sketch showing proposed exchange of land between Plantations Peters Hall and Providence' (1869); and a 'Memorandum on Sandbach, Parker & Co.'s Sugar Purchases from Estates [in Guyana]' (1907).
  • Conditions of access
    Open for research. See Archivist for details. At least 24 hours notice is necessary for research visits.
  • Exent
    489 items: 3 volumes
  • Language
    English
  • Finding aids
    A slightly more detailed collection-level description is available in hard-copy format in the Special Collections reading room, Senate House Library. An item list also been compiled. A pdf copy of this is attached to this description.
  • Related files
  • Related
    See also references ICS70 and MS1218. Further material concerning Sandbach, Tinné & Co. may be found at the Maritime Archive and Library, National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside; Liverpool Record Office and Local History Service; and Lancashire Record Office.
  • Level of description
    fonds
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