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Daniel Rogers account book
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- Textual record
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- Source of title proper: Title is based on the creator of the account book.
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Microfilmed 1989 (originally created 1770-1790) (Creation)
- Rogers, Daniel
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1 microfilm reel
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Daniel Rogers (1736-1800) was a successful merchant and shipowner in Cape Ann, Massachusetts, during the Revolutionary period. In 1774, he owned or held shares in 10 different vessels, chiefly fishing schooners employed on the banks. Although many of them were lost to the British Navy or to natural decay during the War for Independence, Rogers recouped his fortune in the 1780s and 1790s and died a wealthy man.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of a microfilmed ledger showing detailed credits of the customers of Daniel Rogers, from the fishing voyages of mariners to the butter delivered by local farm wives to his store. Entries for the 1780s describe the early development of the Cape Ann chebacco boat fishery.
Immediate source of acquisition
Purchased from the Essex Institute in 1989.
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Location of originals
Original material held at the Essex Institute, Salem, Massachusetts.
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There are no restrictions on access to the material.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Copyright is held by the Essex Institute. The ledger may not be duplicated or quoted without written permission from the Essex Institute.
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Created - May 29, 2013
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