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Samuel, Phillips & Co.

XI/38/215, 2 boxes

Letters in the ‘Sundry’ correspondence series suggest that Rothschild was in contact with this firm from 1812. Early letters in the XI/38 series show that the company was called Samuel & Phillips, but that after 1819 was Samuel, Phillips & Co. The company was based in Rio de Janeiro (with an office in London - letters from this to be found in the Sundry series). They accepted bills and drew on NMR, and much of the correspondence is concerned with this routine business; letters may include schedules of bills drawn, and there are also some pages of accounts of Samuel Phillips & Co. in account with NMR. In addition the company collected specie and bullion; some invoices are included, and there are some lists of prices of local specie, bullion and commodities, such as coffee, tallow, cotton, rum, sugar and hides. Letters cover details concerning the insurance of consignments. The company supplied NMR with information on bullion, financial and commodity markets, especially coffee and sugar. They also acted as a source of information concerning events in Brazil and Portugal, including changes in government, and the attitude of Portugal to Brazil as a colony.

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1815 Letters Received: Samuel, Phillips & Co. : Rio de Janeiro XI/38/215A
1816 Letters Received: Samuel, Phillips & Co. : Rio de Janeiro XI/38/215A
1819 Letters Received: Samuel, Phillips & Co. : Rio de Janeiro XI/38/215A
1820 Letters Received: Samuel, Phillips & Co. : Rio de Janeiro XI/38/215A
1821 Letters Received: Samuel, Phillips & Co. : Rio de Janeiro XI/38/215A
1822 Letters Received: Samuel, Phillips & Co. : Rio de Janeiro XI/38/215A
1823 Letters Received: Samuel, Phillips & Co. : Rio de Janeiro XI/38/215A
1824 Letters Received: Samuel, Phillips & Co. : Rio de Janeiro XI/38/215A
1825 Letters Received: Samuel, Phillips & Co. : Rio de Janeiro XI/38/215A
1826 Letters Received: Samuel, Phillips & Co. : Rio de Janeiro XI/38/215A
1827 Letters Received: Samuel, Phillips & Co. : Rio de Janeiro XI/38/215A
1828 Letters Received: Samuel, Phillips & Co. : Rio de Janeiro XI/38/215B
1829 Letters Received: Samuel, Phillips & Co. : Rio de Janeiro XI/38/215B
1830 Letters Received: Samuel, Phillips & Co. : Rio de Janeiro XI/38/215B
1831 Letters Received: Samuel, Phillips & Co. : Rio de Janeiro XI/38/215B
1832 Letters Received: Samuel, Phillips & Co. : Rio de Janeiro XI/38/215B
1833 Letters Received: Samuel, Phillips & Co. : Rio de Janeiro XI/38/215B
1841 Letters Received: Samuel, Phillips & Co. : Rio de Janeiro XI/38/215B
1842 Letters Received: Samuel, Phillips & Co. : Rio de Janeiro XI/38/215B
1843 Letters Received: Samuel, Phillips & Co. : Rio de Janeiro XI/38/215B