Account book, Boston, Mass., 1733-1749

Collection Type

  • Manuscripts

Date

1733-1749

GUSN

GUSN-194251

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Description

A comprehensive record concerning all aspects of shipping. Expenses related to equipping of ships (for a figure of 7316.19.5 pounds) are specified in yards of duck, barrels of tar, and skilled workmanship. Routine settlements with debtors range from 10 pounds to 1799 pounds paid for a wide variety of commodities (spices, turpentine, liquor, fabric) and services (cooperage, etc). Other lists are: imported quantities of hemp and dyes; various ships' cargo (pewter dishes, clothing, brass); and merchandise from warehouse. Un-idexed, with many prominent Boston names appearing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

cookware
account books

Additional Identification Number

Other identifier Account book 106

Physical Description

1 account book, large (660 pages)

Collection Code

MS002

Collection Name

Account books collection

Reference Code

MS002.106

Record Details

Material Type

account books

Descriptive Terms

Shipping - Marketing
Boston, MA
Accounts
Construction (Marine)

Description Level

Item