Fanning & Coles
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Fanning & Coles was a firm engaged in the China trade from 1798 to 1815. It owned large sailing ships and acted as commission merchants, transporting $40,000 of tea a year from Canton, China to New York. The firm also traded seal skins gathered from South America and the Pacific ocean while sailing to China. On the 1798 voyage of the Betsey they caught 100,000 seals which were sold in China. On several voyages they discovered new uncharted islands such as Fanning Island and Palmyra Atoll. The firm built the 290 ton Tonquin. The firm sold the Tonquin to John Jacob Astor's Northwest Trading Company for $37,000 in 1810. The Tonquin was sent to the Northwest to trade furs.
The partners were Edmund Fanning, sea captain, and Willet Coles who ran the shipping office. Willet Coles was also a NY Distiller, listed in 1811 as a founding member of a group that chartered the original Bank of America in NY.
Sources are the books written by Edmund Fanning on the voyages of the Betsey, national archives of the USA, presidential documents of Jefferson, Monroe and Madison.
- Voyages to the South Seas, Indian and Pacific Oceans, China Sea, North-West by Edmund Fanning 1838
Lexicon Medicum: Or, Medical Dictionary ... - Page 263 by Robert Hooper - Medicine - 1829 ... of a letter frum Coles Fanning at Co. to Dr. ... but the Hope not having arrived m time for Capt Fanning to fulfil our original intentions,
The Writings of Albert Gallatin By Albert Gallatin, Henry Adams published 1879 GALLATIN TO JEFFERSON. WASHINGTON, 16 May 1808. DEAR SIR, — I enclose the application of Fanning, Coles, and others to send a vessel in ballast, on account of a new question on which I have doubts. Those gentlemen have, with much 1 Sec the reply to this letter in Jefferson's Works, v. 290, dated May 17, 1808.
Five Sea Captains: Amasa,Delano, Edmund Fanning, Richard Cleveland, George ... - Page 107 by Walter Magnes Teller - Merchant mariners - 1960 - 431 pages Fanning & Coles later sold her to John Jacob Astor and in the fur trade on the Northwest Coast she came to an infamous end.
Reports of Cases Adjudged in the Court of Chancery of New-York: Containing ... - Page 587 by New York (State). Court of Chancery, William Johnson, New York (State). Court for the Trial of Impeachments and the Correction of Errors - Law reports, digests, etc. - 1819 Edmund Fanning, Henry Fanning, and Willet Coles, being partners in trade, owners of vessels, and factors and commission merchants
Explorers of the Pacific : European and American Discoveries in Polynesia - Page 65 by Peter Henry Buck - Polynesia - 1953 - 125 pages EDMUND FANNING 1797 Captain Edmund Fanning made a number of voyages in various ... as Polynesia is concerned, was 1799 made on the Betsey from 1797 to 1799.
ere slaughtered till the colony was utterly exterminated. One vessel alone, the brig Betsey (Captain E. Fanning) took 100000 in ...
Encyclopedia of American Literature of the Sea and Great Lakes - Page 134 by Jill B. Gidmark - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 538 pages Captain Edmund Fanning of Ston- ington, Connecticut, was the younger brother ... By 1797, when he commanded the brig Betsey, of New York, he had gained such ...
Yankee Science in the Making: Science and Engineering in New England from ... - Page 128 by Dirk Jan Struik - Science - 1992 - 544 pages From 1797 to 1798 he sailed in the 93-ton Betsey around Cape Horn, hunted seals ... Edmund Fanning,
The Hunting of the Silver Fleece, Epic of the Fur Seal - Page 112 by Fredericka I. Martin - Sealing - 1946 - 328 pages From the birthplace of many of America's greatest whalers, sealers and seamen — Stonington, Connecticut — came young Edmund Fanning to sign on as second ... Snippet view - About this book - Add to my library
The Rise of New York Port, 1815–1860 - Page 206 by Robert Greenhalgh Albion - Harbors - 1970 - 481 pages He was Edmund Fanning, one of a large group of seagoing Stonington brothers. ... In command of the 93-ton Betsey he sailed from New York with a few trinkets
NY Times Obituary Willet Coles of NY DIED. September 1, 1852, Wednesday Page 4, 403 words Tuesday morning, Aug. 31. after a short illness, WILLET COLES. in the 83a year of his age. The friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funetal, from the residence of his son, W. If. Coles, No. 66 Bass-st. Funeral service wall be performed at St. Matthew's Church, Chrstopher-st.
John Jacob Astor, Business Man: Business Man - Page 152 by Kenneth Wiggins Porter - 1931 110 Astor had also, on April 7, 1810, imported some China goods on the ship Chinese, owned by E. & H. Fanning and W. Coles.111 The 4000 pieces of yellow .
Bank of America (New York, N.Y.) - 1887 - Business & Economics - 109 pages Willet Coles, distiller. S. Gould, bookseller. Robert Bowne, merchant. John T. Thompson, merchant. Robert H. Bowne, merchant. Thomas Eddy. ..