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Testimony of Captains Involved in the North Atlantic Commerical Fisheries

Testimony of Captains Involved in the North Atlantic Commerical Fisheries

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TESTIMONY OF CAPTAINS INVOLVED IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC COMMERICAL FISHERIES, 1873-1879





Collection Summary

Repository:The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum 132 Essex Street Salem, MA 01970 Phone: 978-745-9500 Fax: 978-531-1516
Title:Testimony of Captains Involved in the North Atlantic Commerical Fisheries
Dates:1873/1879
Quantity:0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:This collection consists of 22 handwritten depositions of captains involved in North Atlantic commercial fishing, written out by a clerk and notarized.
Collection Number:MSS 375

Series List

SERIES I. Depositions
SERIES II. Miscellaneous Financial Documents

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of 22 handwritten depositions of captains involved in North Atlantic commercial fishing, written out by a clerk and notarized. There are also 36 other depositions of fishing firms which are printed questionnaires filled out in manuscript, with a manuscript narrative of about 100 words attached to each. Captains are from the United States' East coast, Maine to Cape Cod and fish on George's, St. Lawrence Bay, and other locations for herring, mackerel, cod, etc. There is a large amount of detail about how each fisherman goes about his business and about the changes in the various fisheries over the past decades. This was probably gathered as testimony for the Halifax Commission, but covers much more than Canadian-American relations. There is also a folder of miscellaneous financial documents (1873-1879).


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in Philcat. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Anderson, James L.
Babson, Horatio
Collins, Joseph W.
Corey, Alonzo
Farmer, Samuel
Glenn, John
Goman, John E.
Hannan, Richard
Hardy, Henry
Howard, Oliver F.
Hutchinson, John P.
Jameson, John S.
Lewis, Jesse
McDonald, Alexander
McIssac, James
McNeil, Daniel
Parkhurst, Charles E.
Rowe, William T.
Sinclair, Peter
Tarr, Zebulon
Warren, Nicholas
Wilkins, Edward N.
Abraham H. Tower
B. Maddocks and Company
B.A. Lewis and Company
C. and H. Trefthen
C. N. Weaver
Central Wharf Company
Charles A. Dyer
Chase and Cushing
David Conwell
E. G. Willard
E. H. Chase
F. M. Freeman
Freeman and Williams
Freeman Orne
George Trefethen and Company
H. and S. Cook Company
J.W. Sawyer and Company
James Fitch
James G. Tarr & Bro. (East Gloucester, Mass.)
John Bates
Jordan B. Blake
Leighton and Company
Lewis Whittier and Company
Manter and Blackmer
Mercantile Wharf Company
Moses E. Peirce and Company
Nelson and Harlow
Rowe and Jordan
Seth Webb
Smith and Golt
Thomes Chase and Company
W.S. Jordan and Company
William Parsons 2nd and Company
William T. Maddocks
Wonson Brothers
Fisheries--Canada
Fisheries--New England
Fishing

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.


Administrative Information

Copyright

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscript Librarian in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Preferred Citation

Testimony of Captains Involved in the North Atlantic Commerical Fisheries, MSS 375, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was purchased on August 1, 2007 (acc # 2007.012).

Processing Information

Collection processed by Tamara Gaydos, January 2008.


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