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East India Company's sales catalogue

1704

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    At this time the East India Company was Britain’s most powerful trading organization, shipping goods such as spices, fabrics, tea and porcelain from Asia to Europe in vast quantities. This is a copy of the East India Company's sales catalogue for March 1704. The document records the amount of pepper bought by the Company in China. By the early 18th century the Company was trading regularly with the Chinese, buying mainly tea, silk and porcelain. Over the next century, tea would become a hugely popular drink in England.

     

    From this time on, in India the East India Company became more of a ruling power than a trading company, with the increasing involvement of the British government. A period of progressive domination followed so that, by 1858, when the East India Company was dissolved and the administration of India was taken over by the Crown, Britain controlled India, Burma, Singapore and Hong Kong.

     

    Shelfmark: BL: OIOC: H/10ff.3v

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    East India Company's sales catalogue

    PEPPER, DRUGGS, CALLICOES, And Other GOODS, FOR SALE AT THE East-India-house,

     

    Commencing the 28th of March, 1704.

     

    To be seen at the Exchange Cellars.

     

    Pepper Jambet 1503 Bags, more or less by several Ships in Time, in 121 Lots, sifted for Exportation at 198, per I. to adv 1/2d.

     

    Gough

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