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William R. Lejee Copy Books

Identifier: M236


The William R. Lejee Copy Books are copies of letters written by Mr. Lejee (1811-1894) in his capacity as a member of the firm Wetmore & Co. while living in Macao between 1841 and 1850. There are six copy books of handwritten letters.


  • 1841-1850


Biographical / Historical

William R. Lejee was a member of the merchant house of Wetmore & Co. He was from Philadelphia and spent time in the Portuguese colony of Macao, representing Wetmore & Co. in the China trade.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 folder, 5 copybooks)

Scope and Contents

The William R. Lejee Copy Books consist of 5 copy books that contain Lejee's correspondence during his time representing Wetmore & Co. in Macao from 1841 to 1850.


The collection is unarranged.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lennig Sweet, date unknown


No further accruals expected.


There is no accession record for this collection. The information that they were the gift of Lennig Sweet came from the card files; however, there is no date listed.

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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