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Davidson, N., later Graham, Phillips & Co

XI/38/78-80, 9 boxes

Nathaniel Davidson joined NMR's Mexican agent and his own brother, Lionel Davidson, in 1852 and took over from him on his death in 1853. The series opens with the signing of a Treaty between the Mexican Government and the United States. Some letters are headed according to the business they deal with. Among other affairs reflected are financial settlements with the Mexican clergy, Government loans, the San Raphael ironworks (owned by Rothschilds for a time until sold in 1879 by Graham, Phillips and Company), the American and Mexican indemnity and gold contracts. They request English iron, materials for local railroads and consignments of quicksilver to be sold on commission and inform NMR of bales of tobacco and cochineal sent over. There are details of shipwrecks, Mexico's internal politics and social upheavals, political relations with America, mining and prospecting in Mexico, and new laws passed in Mexico which could affect NMR's business there. Memoranda of drafts upon NMR, and accounts relating to the quicksilver and iron businesses are included with the letters. From 1872 Nathaniel left the agency in the hands first of Graham, Watson & Co. and then Graham, Phillips & Co.

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1854 Letters Received: Davidson, N: Mexico XI/38/78A
1855 Letters Received: Davidson, N: Mexico XI/38/78A
1856 Letters Received: Davidson, N: Mexico XI/38/78A
1857 Letters Received: Davidson, N: Mexico XI/38/78B
1858 Letters Received: Davidson, N: Mexico XI/38/78B
1859 Letters Received: Davidson, N: Mexico XI/38/78B
1860 Letters Received: Davidson, N: Mexico XI/38/79A
1861 Letters Received: Davidson, N: Mexico XI/38/79A
1862 Letters Received: Davidson, N: Mexico XI/38/79B
1863 Letters Received: Davidson, N: Mexico XI/38/79B
1864 Letters Received: Davidson, N: Mexico XI/38/79B
1865 Letters Received: Davidson, N: Mexico XI/38/79C
1866 Letters Received: Davidson, N: Mexico XI/38/80A
1867 Letters Received: Davidson, N: Mexico XI/38/80A
1868 Letters Received: Davidson, N: Mexico XI/38/80A
1869 Letters Received: Davidson, N: Mexico XI/38/80A
1870 Letters Received: Davidson, N: Mexico XI/38/80B
1871 Letters Received: Davidson, N: Mexico XI/38/80B
1872 Letters Received: Davidson, N: Mexico XI/38/80B
1873 Letters Received: Davidson, N: Mexico XI/38/80B
1874 Letters Received: Graham Phillips & Co: Mexico XI/38/80C
1874 Letters Received: Sundry ‘F’ XI/38/80C
1875 Letters Received: Graham Phillips & Co: Mexico XI/38/80C
1875 Letters Received: Sundry ‘F’ XI/38/80C
1875 Letters Received: Sundry ‘F’ XI/38/80D
1876 Letters Received: Sundry ‘F’ XI/38/80C
1876 Letters Received: Sundry ‘F’ XI/38/80D