By Peter Mortimer
Through the summer time of 1998, Peter Mortimer trigger at the 500-mile trip from Plymouth to Edinburgh, without cash, delivery, or lodging. This e-book tells of his reports at the highway, the actual calls for put on him, and the issues of existence lived at the fringes of society.
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Canton Miscellany, No. 2, 183 1 . g. see Chang-Su, China's Foreign Trade, 1919. 1 The truth was that, however unflattering to the British merchants, foreign trade mattered very little indeed in the Chinese economy. Hart's dictum on China's self-sufficiency has already been cited. 2 China's predominantly agrarian economy, in which 'forty centuries of farmers' supplied the bulk of their daily wants them selves and an urban small-scale manufacture of luxury goods provided for the consumption of the wealthy classes, extended over a sub-continent knit together by a huge internal commerce.
Dock Company. The House of Palmer, which was founded by John Palmer, who also came out to Calcutta in the 1780s, was the close associate of the rival Canton firm, Dents. Their London house was even more long-lived than that of 'our Broad Street friends', being variously known as Palmer & Horsley, Palmer Mackillop & Co. of Throgmorton Street, Old Jewry and other addresses. At a later period, after 1 834, Palmer Mackillop & Co. ) Another old-established East India House was that known under the names of a list of successive partners, but with one single address -the Bruce, Bazett, Farquhar, Crawford, Colvin firm of 71 Old Broad Street, whose Bombay firm Bruce Fawcett & Co.
Hart's dictum on China's self-sufficiency has already been cited. 2 China's predominantly agrarian economy, in which 'forty centuries of farmers' supplied the bulk of their daily wants them selves and an urban small-scale manufacture of luxury goods provided for the consumption of the wealthy classes, extended over a sub-continent knit together by a huge internal commerce. On the whole, the Company's servants had understood this in a general way, though even their best Sinologist, J. F. 3 Marjoribanks, a former President of the Select Committee of Supercargoes at Canton, who had lived there for 17 years, declared that the 'Chinese were as independent as any Govern ment in the world, of foreign trade' ; and Davis concurred.
Broke Through Britain: One Man's Penniless Odyssey by Peter Mortimer