Volume of letters and reports on trade to Turkey via Smyrna compiled by Christopher Aubin for James Finlay & Son, Glasgow, 1812. It also contains descriptions of trade in Smyrna (now Izmir, Turkey), Balssa, and Constantinople and descriptions of the route from Turkey to Germany.
Papers of Christopher Aubin (fl. 1812), merchant
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Administrative / Biographical History
Christopher Aubin, a former Dusseldorf agent of the Glasgow textile manufacturers and merchantsJames Finlay & Co , was a refugee in Britain. He was chosen by the company to investigate the feasibility of routing East Indies goods into Europe via the Ottoman Balkans, following Napoleon's Berlin and Milan decrees that pronounced the exclusion of British goods from European markets.
The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received
Gift : Professor Richard Storrs through his agent, Allan Cunningham : 26 April 1977
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Allan Cunningham, Business Archives Council of Scotland, , 2.2.3'The Aubin Journal',Scottish Industrial History(1979)
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Updated by Lesley Richmond , Acting Director, 23 March 2000