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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

Alberto Wareham Limited photograph collection

  • Collection
  • [between 1903 and 1980]

Collection contains photographs related to the business and family interests of Alberto Wareham Limited, Newfoundland. Subjects include the Alberto Wareham Limited premises and vessels in Spencer's Cove, Placentia Bay; vessels owned by Alberto Wareham Limited in Harbour Buffett, Placentia Bay; the vessels Alberto Wareham and Herbert L. Rawding; a house being towed across Placentia Bay; and Elsie Wareham, Alberto's Wareham's sister.

Some photographers, including John Butt and Bill Davies, are identified. Other photographers are unknown.

Alberto Wareham Limited

Robert Newman & Company collection

  • Collection
  • 1894-1951

Collection consists of original records relating to property transactions of Robert Newman & Company, 1894-1951. Records include leases, mortgages, insurances, etc. Fonds also includes material related to Robert Newman & Company accumulated by Dr. Keith Matthews. Material collected includes notes from journals, 1786-1812; photocopies and notes from ledgers, 1771-1812; notes and transcripts from letterbooks, 1792-1896; and notes from account books; Collection also includes reproduced material related to Robert Newman & Company accumulated by Dr. Keith Matthews. Material collected includes notes from journals, 1786-1812; photocopies and notes from ledgers, 1771-1812; notes and transcripts from letterbooks, 1792-1896; and notes from account books, 1775-1806. Also included is a history of Newman's that was written in 1951.

Robert Newman & Company

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.

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

William and Benjamin Knight collection

  • Collection
  • Microfilmed 1988 (originally created 1767-1833)

Collection consists of microfilmed copies of three volumes of account books containing the Knight dealings with the hundreds of fishermen they hired, the export merchants to whom they sold their cod, and the dozens of maritime artisans and labourers who maintained their fleet of schooners. The account books cover the years 1767-81 and 1788-1833.

Knight, William

Thomas Davis collection

  • Collection
  • Microfilmed 1988 (originally created 1771-1778)

Collection consists of microfilm of account books for Davis's three offshore schooners and the flakeyard. The books also record the towns in which his customers and hands lived. There are notations for every voyage and the quantity of cod caught by each fishermen.

Davis, Thomas

Ezekiel Price collection

  • Collection
  • Microfilmed 1968 (originally created 1754-1785)

Fonds consists of microfilmed records which were one of the Massachusetts Historical Society's earliest manuscript acquisitions. The original papers were donated to the Massachusetts Historical Society by Ezekiel Price in 1792. Included are manuscript letters, petitions, statistics, lists, and observations concerning the American Revolution, Maine lands and cod fisheries, Boston merchants, Boston town meetings, East India trade, and materials relating to William Bollan, John Hancock, Sylvester Gardiner, the Marquis de Vaudrieul, Edward Payne, and other Massachusetts founders

Price, Ezekiel

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

Barque Snow Queen collection

  • Collection
  • Microfilmed 1982 (originally created 1876-1889)

The collection consists of microfilmed records from the papers of Frieze and Roy, merchants and shipowners (Maitland, Nova Scotia) and includes charter parties and other papers relating to the vessel Snow Queen, 1876-1889.

Snow Queen (barque)

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