Gideon moved to China in 1831, where he worked for the Hathaways of New Bedford, MA.
In 1843 he formed the firm Nye, Parkin & Co. later known as Nye Brothers & Co.
The company was prosperous for many years.
From Sarah’s Journal it is obvious that the Nyes were well-off.
They had one of the most beautiful homes in Macao,
threw lavish parties,
and had fancy items, such as a spy glass!