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Nathan Smith DeMill fonds

  • Fonds
  • Microfilmed [196?] (originally created 1833-1851)

Fonds consists of two microfilmed letter books dating 1833-47 and 1847-51, which contain correspondence from Nathan Smith DeMill to various businesses. The letter books provide information about accounts, orders, cargo, sailing dates and voyage destinations.

DeMill, Nathan Smith

Richard Fogarty fonds

  • Fonds
  • Photocopied [197-] (originally created 1810-1813)

Fonds consists of a photocopied ledger giving account of provisions shipped from Waterford (hogs, cattle, grain, clothing, salt, ships' supplies), valued at 43,500 pounds sterling to 47 customers in St. John's. The main customer was Thomas Meagher, an Irish merchant in St. John's. Fonds also describes Fogarty's imports from Newfoundland, including fish oil, blubber, timber, and fur.

Fogarty, Richard

Arthur Holdsworth fonds

  • Fonds
  • Microfilmed [198-] (originally created 1705-1773)

Fonds consists of records of the purchase of land and fishing rights in Newfoundland from Joan Burrows, Joan Churchward, and John Aylward; power of attorney from Christopher Arthur (1730); affidavits of John Summers and Arthur French, regarding the detention of the ship Happy Return (1742),and of John Gale, Peter Cutler and Alexander Findlator, regarding the seizure of The Hampshire (1745); and a letter from Charles Walley, St. John's (1773).

Holdsworth, Arthur

Philip English collection

  • Collection
  • Microfilmed 1988 (originally created 1664-1718)

Collection consists of microfilm copies of three account books, 1664-1708, 1678-1690, and 1699-1718, which describe English's dealings with fishermen and maritime artisans, the financial arrangements of fishing voyages, and the expenses of keeping his vessels afloat.

English, Philip

Joseph Buckley ledger

  • Fonds
  • Microfilmed 1989 (originally created 1693-1701)

Item consists of a microfilm reproduction of an account book (109 p.) that contains numerous entries, including accounts with Sir Edmund Andros, Captain Cyprian Southack, and Major John Walley.

Buckley, Joseph

William Pickering collection

  • Collection
  • Microfilmed 1988 (originally created 1695-1718)

Collection consists of microfilmed account books of William Pickering that document the voyages of his two fishing sloops, Speedwell and Content, as well as his dealings with mariners, fishermen, and the tradesmen of Salem's waterfront. The collection also includes a description of the peddling activities of the brigantine Hope in fishing settlements from Ferryland to Bonavista, Newfoundland.

Pickering, William

Joseph Orne account book

  • Fonds
  • Microfilmed 1988 (originally created 1719-1743)

Item consists of a microfilm copy of an account book describing Orne's dealings with the fishermen that crewed his schooners to the offshore banks.

Orne, Joseph

Timothy Orne fonds

  • Collection
  • Microfilmed 1988 (originally created 1738-1767)

Collection consists of microfilmed records which provide information on the fishermen who crewed Timothy Orne's vessels, local artisans who furnished provisions for the voyages and maintained the vessels, and his merchant acquaintances from whom he bought and sold fish and supplies. Accounts list the occupations of individuals.

The fonds is arranged in three series: Ledgers, 1738-1767; Ship's journal, 1748-1751; and Ship's ledger, 1758-1768.

Orne, Timothy

Joseph Swett Jr. and Robert Hooper Jr. collection

  • Collection
  • Microfilmed 1988 (originally created 1740-1747)

Fonds consists of microfilmed letters which consist mainly of instructions from Joseph Swett Jr. and Robert Hooper to their business agents: Samuel Storke, London; Steers and Barrons, Lisbon; Joseph Gardoque y Mueta, Bilboa; and Gedney Clarke, Barbados. Frequent subjects are conditions in foreign fish markets and the state of the fishery in New England.

Swett, Joseph Jr.

Miles Ward collection

  • Collection
  • Microfilmed 1988 (originally created 1745-1777)

Collection consists of microfilmed copies of three account books, 1745-1754, 1753-1764, and 1765-1777, showing the history of fishing vessels and the relationships between merchant and individual fishermen over an extended period.

Ward, Miles

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