Cover: Perry of London in HARDCOVER

Harvard Historical Studies 111

Perry of London

A Family and a Firm on the Seaborne Frontier, 1615–1753

Add to Cart

Product Details


$63.00 • £50.95 • €56.50

ISBN 9780674663060

Publication Date: 01/01/1992


105 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

4 tables, 4 line illustrations

Harvard Historical Studies


  • Preface
  • Note on Names
  • Introduction
  • I. The Rise of the House of Perry, 1615–1721
    • 1. The Early Perrys and Their Wanderings
    • 2. The Emergence of Perry & Lane
    • 3. The Business of the Perry Firm
    • 4. The Public Role of Micaiah Perry I
  • II. The Fall of the House of Perry, 1721–1753
    • 5. The Challenge of the Third Generation
    • 6. The Perils of Politics
    • 7. The Family after the Fall
  • Conclusion: Choosing a Frame for the Picture
  • Abbreviations
  • Appendix A. Draft Service Agreement
  • Appendix B. Goods Exported by Perry, Lane & Co. to Virginia and Maryland
  • Appendix C. The Hutchinson Connection
  • Appendix D. The Early Perys and Perrys: Some Problems
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Notes
  • Index

Recent News

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. A statement from HUP »

From Our Blog

Jacket: A Brief History of Equality, by Thomas Piketty, from Harvard University Press

Five Reasons Why You Should Read Thomas Piketty’s A Brief History of Equality

In his surprising and powerful new work, A Brief History of Equality, Thomas Piketty reminds us that the grand sweep of history gives us reasons to be optimistic. Over the centuries, he shows, we have been moving toward greater equality. We asked him about his impassioned new book: why he wrote it, how it’s optimistic, and what we need to do to continue making progress on creating an equitable world.