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   Russell Sturgis genesis  

Nathaniel Russell Sturgis sr married Susan Parkman and had twelve children. His eldest son was the most prominent in his generation. Russell Sturgis (he dropped his first name Nathaniel) engaged in the China trade in 1834 when he joined Russell, Sturgis & Co an off-spring of a Manila house, his brother Henry Parkman Sturgis and George Robert Russell had formed in 1832 . The firm was later acquired by Russell & Co and Russell Sturgis became a partner from 1842-44. In 1851, as he was on his way to Canton again, Russell Sturgis missed a ship and was convinced by his uncle, Joshua Bates, to join Baring Brothers

 

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