An American merchant in Europe, Asia and Australia : a series of letters from Java, Singapore, China, Bengal, Egypt, the Holy Land, the Crimea and its battle grounds, England, Melbourne, Sydney, etc., etc.

Gathered here are letters of George Francis Train, a young American merchant, written during his travels. His letters included short histories of the countries he visited as well as commercial details.

 

Title
An American merchant in Europe, Asia and Australia : a series of letters from Java, Singapore, China, Bengal, Egypt, the Holy Land, the Crimea and its battle grounds, England, Melbourne, Sydney, etc., etc.
Creator
Train, George Francis, 1829-1904
Subject
Train, George Francis, 1829-1904--Journeys
Train, George Francis, 1829-1904--Correspondence
Asia--Description and travel
Geography and Travels
Geographical areas and countries
Publisher
G.P. Putnam, 1857
Digital Description
application/pdf, 53722 KB, 538 p.
Table of Contents
Pt. 1, ch. 1. Review of a thirty months' residence in the southern El Dorado...
ch. 2. Arrival at Batavia...
ch. 3. Life of mercantile classes... The native population...
ch. 4. Interior of the island... Javanese conveyances...
ch. 5. The voyage to Singapore... Commerce with that Empire ...
ch. 6. A Singapore hotel... Its inconveniences and horrors... Importance of Singapore as a commercial rendezvous...
ch. 7. More about the coolie trade...
ch. 8. Departure from Singapore... Pleasures of travelling with an opium cargo ...
ch. 9. First impressions of Canton...
ch. 10. Trip along the coast...
ch. 11. Arrival at Woosung ...
ch. 12. The merchants of Shanghae...
ch. 13. Departure from Shanghae en route to Hong Kong...
ch. 14. Navigation in the Chinese seas...
ch. 15. Books in China...
ch. 16. The philosophy of Chinese history...
ch. 17. Will American trade with China increase?...
ch. 18. Trip from Hong Kong to Calcutta...
ch. 19. Trade of Calcutta...
ch. 20. Calcutta society...
ch. 21. ... Scenes in the suburbs of Calcutta...
ch. 22. ... Hindoo temples, piety and worshippers... [plus 16 more chapters and 20 chapters in Pt. 2 about life in Australia].
All Rights Reserved. National Library Board Singapore 2006.

 

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