Fonds - Daniel Rogers account book

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Daniel Rogers 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.

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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.

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Purchased from the Essex Institute in 1989.


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  • English

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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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MHA Finding Aid 20

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Created - May 29, 2013

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  • English

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