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Online resources

Very good online resource, with links to museum and gallery images depicting the items in question: Sue Felshin, Glossary of 18th Century Costume Terminology

18th century fashion pictures and descriptions http://larsdatter.com/18c/index.html 

19th century pictures from tea production http://hbswk.hbs.edu/archive/2868.html

The National Art Gallery has an interesting collection of auction sales catalogues (Christie's from 1776 onwards) http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/n/national-art-library-auction-house-sale-catalogues/

National Maritime Museum, London - In search of pictures? http://www.nmmimages.com/?service=page&action=show_home_page

Some colour definitions regency period http://hibiscus-sinensis.com/regency/colors.htm

A very interesting collection of eighteenth century luxury goods: http://www.metmuseum.org/works_of_art/collection_database/

Contemporary advice on shipping issues, H.D. Steel and H.L. Galabin, "The ship-master's assistant and owner's manual:containing complete information ... relative to the mercantile and maritime laws and customs containing complete information ... (9th edition) 1801 (as a google book, i.e. searchable)

Project from Nuffield College, Oxford giving historical conversions of length, weight, and capacity measures

And this gives a useful for list for conversion programme (and its own, rather complicated to install programme includes for instance peculs): http://unihedron.com/projects/gonvert/ Better and very extensive is Archaic Units of measure: http://www.dotroot.net/ArchaicMeasures/index.php?menutype=min

Interesting open-access page on early modern economic history, wiki-format (run by historians). Includes excellent definitions such as ‘bills of exchange' et cetera and provides a currency converter for Dutch guilders. http://pierre-marteau.com/wiki/index.php?title=A_Platform_of_Research_in_Economic_History 

Karun Collection, some lovely pictures of particularly Asian textiles, and informed blog to with them. http://www.karuncollection.com/

Sabrizain, on-line public library, containg out of print literature on the East indies, including e.g. William Foster Letters received by the East India Company Vol. I-VI,http://www.sabrizain.org/malaya/library/index2.html 

On-line resource on exploration:
http://libweb5.princeton.edu/visual_materials/maps/websites/pacific/contents.html

The Oriental Ceramics Society, lists lectures (future & past) and the names of scholars working in the field: http://www.ocs-london.com/

Dictionary of Traded Goods and Commodities, 1550-1820 (from 2007), searchable online: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/source.aspx?pubid=739