Natural History of the Raw Materials of Commerce

Natural History of the Raw Materials of Commerce

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ... Louisiana. The best American cotton, in fact the best known in the market, is the celebrated Sea-island which grows on a row of islands situated along the coast of Georgia. The principal ports for the exportation of United States cotton are Charleston, New Orleans, Mobile, and Savannah. ' Sout/z American C0tion.--This comes into the market from the Brazils, Guayana, Columbia, Venezuela, New Granada, and Peru. Almost all the West India Islands produce cotton of a superior quality, preferable to the Brazilian. East Indian C0tton.--Formerly very inferior to the North American, although British India, next to America, furnishes the largest quantity. The staple is very short, and less adapted to European machinery, which is framed for working the finer American long cotton. This cotton is raised chiefly for exportation to China. A better staple has been produced in India from American seed, and already a considerable quantity has been exported to England. East Indian cotton comes in packages, very strongly compressed and corded, once carried on the backs of camels, or on wagons, to the Ganges, and there received into boats with capacious interiors; these descend the river, and take the cargo to European ships. The East Indian sorts known in commerce are the Bengal, Madras, Bombay, Surat, Siam, and Manilla cottons. A government return requiring a map of India to be marked with the places of its cultivation, no room was left for any other marks on the map. The American War, 1860-5, gave a great impetus to the trade, which the network of railways, of recent construction, allowing of crops far from ports to be cheaply forwarded, has since maintained. 224 THE NA TURAL HISTORY OF COMMERCE. Levant Collon.--This includes all the cotton which is...show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236800443
  • 9781236800442