Davidson & May and Davidson & Berri
XI/38/84, 2 boxes
For Benjamin Davidson, see above. Early letters are from Benjamin Davidson. May joined him in San Francisco in the course of 1850, but he left the agency in April 1863 when Berri took over from him. Letters relate particularly to the purchase and shipping of bullion, orders for quicksilver, and also accepting bills and discharging drafts. As well as reports on the bullion business, there are also details of the discovery of new mines, the possibility of establishing a refinery, shipwrecks, and politics. Also included are invoices for bullion shipped to the Bank of England for the account of NMR.