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Russell Sturgis (1805–1887)

Russell Sturgis (1805–1887) was a Boston merchant active in the China trade, and later head of Baring Brothers, London.

Life

Born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1805, Sturgis was a grandson of the noted merchant Russell & Co.), and in 1842 he became a full partner.

In 1844 Sturgis retired to Boston to rejoin his children who had been sent there to school after their mother's 1837 death in Manila. He married, for a third time, Julia A. Boit (who bore him four more children -- Henry Parkman, Julian Russell, Mary Greene Hubbard, and Howard Overing) and decided to return to China with his family in 1851. The steamer on which they crossed the Atlantic arrived too late to catch the onward ship from London. In their interval there, Sturgis was asked by the senior member of Barings Bank to become a partner. He accepted and ultimately became head of the firm.

Although he never renounced his US citizenship, Sturgis did not return to the United States and died in England in 1887.

See also

References

  1. ^ Napier 1995, p. 138.

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