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Thomas Handasyd Perkins

Born: Dec 15, 1764

Death: Jan 11, 1854

Birthplace: Boston

Nationality: United States

Thomas Handasyd Perkins

Date of Birth : Dec 15, 1764
Date of Death : Jan 11, 1854
Birth Place : Boston

Colonel Thomas Handasyd Perkins, or T. H. Perkins, was a wealthy Boston merchant and an archetypical Boston Brahmin. Starting with bequests from his grandfather and father-in-law, he amassed a huge fortune. As a young man he was a slave trader in Haiti, a Maritime Fur Trader, trading furs from the American Northwest to China, and then a major smuggler of Turkish opium into China.

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