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Global commodities: trade, exploration and cultural exchange  🎓

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Visual, manuscript and printed sources relating to the history of fifteen global commodities. The material is taken from the collections of over twenty key libraries and more than a dozen companies and trade organisation

Documents include:

Business accounts, mercantile papers and correspondence, government reports, rare pamphlets and dock records.

Statistical records associated with global trade and commerce, including prices current, bills and entry and trade returns.

Historical maps.

Advertising memorabilia and ephemera, including posters and packaging.

Photographs, paintings and prints.

Objects and artefacts, including examples of finished consumer goods and raw materials.





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Date Coverage

Late fifteenth century and on


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