Emmanuel H. Brandt Collection, 1807-42, 1889
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Brief Description: Emmanuel H. Brandt Collection including correspondence, canceled checks, bills of lading, lists of prices current, Archangel export lists, contracts, charter party papers, insurance agreements and inventories. The incoming & outgoing business letters of E. H. Brandt in London include correspondence with Halls & Todd of Hull, William Brandt & Company of Archangel, Livio Brothers of St. Petersburg, Friedrich Oldekop of Archangel, Ramsay Williamson & Co. of Leith, Meuron & Company of Lisbon, Mollwo & Sohn of St. Petersburg, Bausch & Co. of Hamburg, March Brothers & Co. of Hamburg and March Brothers & Co. of Rio de Janiero. The papers include checks drawn on the houses of Baring, Stieglitz & Rothschild; information on shipping, insurance & litigation; packets containing consular reports; Russian naturalization papers; French passports & a book on the exploration of Novaya Zemlya, which had been funded by William Brandt. By 1807, Emmanuel H. Brandt established himself as the London agent of his brother William Brandt's Archangel trading house of Brandt, Rodde & Company. E. H. Brandt remained active throughout this period, while Brandt, Rodde & Co. remained active until 1812, when commercial difficulties of the Napoleonic era caused the firm's dissolution. At that time, Brandt, Rodde & Co. was the third largest trading firm in Archangel. In 1816, William Brandt formed William Brandt & Company, which became the major mercantile house of Archangel, Russia's fourth largest port in the 1820's. The Archangel branch of the Brandt family owned factories, banks & shipyards and served as consuls for England and the United States. As his brother's agent, E. H. Brandt's papers are a source on the Russian-English, North Sea, Portuguese & Brazilian trades for 1807-42.
Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at] illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 15/35/50
Created by: Brandt, Emmanuel H.
Volume: 8.0 cubic feet
Acquired: 11/17/75; 11/19/75
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/uasfa/1535050.pdf
Arrangement: by type of document, alphabetical (correspondence) or chronological (financial papers) thereunder
Subject Index
Archangel, Russia
Commerce
Commerce and Trade
Commercial Documents
Great Britain
Hamburg, Germany
Insurance
Leith, Scotland
Lisbon, Portugal
Litigation
London, England
Music -- Russia - Business and Industry
Music -- Russia - History and Geography
Napoleonic Wars
North Sea
Novaya Zemlya
Portuguese Trade
Prices Current
Russian Trade
Sailing Ships
Sailors
Shipping
St. Petersburg
Genres/Forms of Material
Papers
Languages of Materials
English [eng]