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Andrew Lawson An American in Calcutta: Henry Lee and the Indo-U. S. Trade, 1811-1816
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Andrew Lawson An American in Calcutta: Henry Lee and the Indo-U. S. Trade, 1811-1816

Mon 1 January 0001 - Wed 8 May 2019

This talk examines the business strategies of Boston merchant Henry Lee, one of a number of American interlopers in a trade dominated by the British East India Company. When his business failed in 1811, Lee organized a voyage to Calcutta to restore his lost fortune. The talk explores the ways in which Lee drew on his commercial skills and personal connections, immersing himself in the Bengal trading world.

This event is part of the Leeds Cultural Conversations series organised by the Centre for Culture & the Arts at Leeds Beckett University.

The Brodrick Gallery can be accessed by turning right at the Town Hall Reception and following the corridor round. The Brodrick Gallery will be on your left, labelled with a sign that says ‘Stalls’ and is located next to the Brodrick Bar.

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Free admission, no booking required. 
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