Philanthropist Abiel Abbot Low Hand Written Letter Dated 1870 Todd Mueller COA

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Philanthropist Abiel Abbot Low Hand Written Letter Dated 1870 Todd Mueller COA

Philanthropist Abiel Abbot Low Hand Written Letter Dated 1870 Todd Mueller COA
“Philanthropist” Abiel Abbot Low Hand Written Letter Dated 1870. This item is certified authentic by. And comes with their Certificate of Authenticity. (February 7, 1811 – January 7, 1893) was an American entrepreneur, businessman, trader and philanthropist who gained most of his fortune from the. Importing teas, porcelains, and silk, and building and operating a fleet of reputable. Abiel Abbot Low was one of twelve children (eight sons, four daughters) of a. Drug merchant, Seth Low. Abiel grew up attending public schools; became a clerk in the house of Joseph Howard & Company, a company engaged in the South American trade, and moved to New York with his family in 1829. There, Seth Low’s pharmaceutical business flourished, importing drugs and India goods. In 1833, Low sailed to. China, and started working as a clerk for the mercantile house of. The largest American firm in China and also the country’s leading American opium trading and smuggling enterprise. Had been at its head for some years. In 1837, after four years of learning the intricacies of trading in China, Low became a partner in the firm. He launched his own business in 1840 in a joint venture with Wu Bingjian, also known as. A mentor for young Americans in China, a very important. Merchant, head of the Canton. And one of the richest men in China. Low & Brother named for both him and his brother, Josiah Orne Low, rapidly became one of the leading China and Japan silks and teas trading company. There, he set up his New York headquarters on Fletcher Street, in a building shared with his father’s business. Low building at 167-171 John Street, now the offices of the. South Street Seaport Museum. The firm was situated at its Burling Slip building from 1850 to after the turn of the century. Low launched his own fleet of clippers, among which were the. Two other of Low’s clippers, the Contest and the Jacob Bell, were subsequently destroyed by Confederate privateers during the Civil War. Low was known for his business astuteness and shrewdness. Because of the speed of his clippers, he still managed to reach New York before his competitors. Once firmly settled in New York, Low invested in other ventures, participating in the financing of the first Atlantic cable, of the. Chesapeake and Ohio Railway. And others, and of. Low was made a member of the New York. In 1846, and was elected as its president in 1863. He held the office until 1866 when he resigned and embarked on a voyage around the world. During his tenure, he spoke out on behalf of New York businessmen against British support to. Low never pursued an active political career, unlike his father, who had become mayor of the village of Brooklyn, or son. Who later became the mayor of Greater New York. However, Low did accept nominations as a consultant and advisor to local trade and governmental authorities regarding trade and commercial interests. He was active within the Union Defense Committee of New York, a member of the War Fund Committee of Brooklyn, and president of the General Committee of Citizens in Brooklyn, appointed in aid of the sanitary service. He is also known for his philanthropy activities. In 1858, he became president of the Brooklyn Female Academy, later the. And remained on the Packer board until his death in 1893. He was known to give bonuses to teachers and anonymous scholarships to deserving students. He also contributed to the development of the Brooklyn Library, the City hospital and many other cultural, educational, social and religious enterprises. Was built in his memory by his son, Seth, in 1895. He died in Brooklyn on January 7, 1893. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Historical”. The seller is “historicsellsmemorabilia” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay.
Philanthropist Abiel Abbot Low Hand Written Letter Dated 1870 Todd Mueller COA