National Park Service Article

Piecing together the Atlantic Empire of Peter Faneuil

During the 1720s and 1730s, Peter Faneuil, a prominent Boston merchant of French Huguenot descent, helped grow transatlantic trade in Boston. His surviving business records, such as a day book and invoice book, illustrate his standing in this mercantile class by recording the wide range of items he dealt and the comprehensive control he possessed within specific trade networks.

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