Bristol Company of Merchant Adventures

Bristol Company of Merchant Adventures

 

Biography

The Company of Merchant Adventurers of London brought together London's leading overseas merchants in a regulated company, in the nature of a guild. Its members' main business was the export of cloth, especially white (undyed) broadcloth. This enabled them to import a large range of foreign goods. The company received its royal charter from King Henry IV in 1407.

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Bristol Company of Merchant Adventures correspondence (photocopies)

Stefansson Mss-54
 Collection
Identifier: Mss-54
Date(s): undated
Abstract

Collection consists of copies of letters concerning a voyage to discover the Northwest Passage to China