Bryson collection: Daniel Williams (fl. c.1850), merchant, South America to Liverpool.



Daniel Williams (fl. c.1850) was involved in shipping animal products (salted hides, horsehair and meat) from South America to Liverpool. The surviving material is predominantly business correspondence written from Rio de Janeiro, Barcelona, London, Montevideo and Cadiz, relating to the shipping of outward cargoes of salt, coal and ironmongery from Liverpool, and the import of animal products. Although personal correspondence is limited, some details of family affairs, South American politics and civil unrest, may also be found. 408 letters to Daniel Williams from various correspondents, the majority are written in English, but fifty are in Spanish and nine in French, see attached list for summary translations or contact The Archives Centre for a copy of the catalogue.