Among recent arrivals at the port of Boston, from the West Indies, is the schooner Brilliant, a vessel which has been for many years engaged in the unique trade of marine curio collecting. She brings a varied assortment of odd and beautiful shells and other sea treasures. Charles Dadley, of Chelsea, owner of the vessel and of the collection, is a son of the late John Dadley, who was the conchologist of the British Museum in London. He made a stop at Newport on his way north, and while there received a visit from the head buyer of Tiffany’s New York house, who secured some of the most beautiful specimens for that concern.
Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 3rd November 1897