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Record No: mha00000105
Title: Thomas Davis fonds
Dates: Microfilmed 1988 (originally created 1771-1778)
Location: Mic.1-5-1-8 MHA
Provenance: Davis, Thomas, 1716-1801
Extent: 1 microfilm reel
Source of Supplied Title: Title is based on the contents of the fonds
Restrictions: No restrictions
Adm. Hist/Bio. Sketch: Captain Thomas Davis (1716-1801), fish merchant, was born in Salem, Massachusetts, the son of a fisherman. He became a small merchant in Beverly across the North River in the decades before the outbreak of the American Revolution. During the period covered by these account books, he owned three schooners that he employed in the offshore fisheries and the coastal trade to Virginia. On shore, he owned a flakeyard where hired men dried fish from his vessels.
Scope and Content: Fonds 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
Reproduction Note: Microfilmed for the Essex Institute in 1988.
Terms Governing Use: Copyright held by Essex Institute.
Associated Material: MHA Primary sources in the history of the North Atlantic cod fishery.
Finding Aids: MHA finding aid 20
Finding Aid on the Web:http://www.mun.ca/mha/holdings/findingaids/newengland.php#Thomas%20Davis
Subject: Cod fisheries Massachusets.
Subject: Merchants Massachusetts.
Subject: Beverly (Massachusetts) History.
Subject: Massachusetts History.
Subject: Accounts.
Authors_Corporate Name: Essex Institute.


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