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Record No: mha00000145
Title: Gosse, Chancey & Ledgard fonds
Dates: Microfilmed 1979 (originally created 1807-1810)
Location: Mic.5-3-5-3 MHA
Creator: Gosse, Chancey & Ledgard (Firm)
Extent: 1 microfilm reel
Source of Supplied Title: Title based on contents of the fonds
Restrictions: No restrictions
Adm. Hist/Bio. Sketch: Gosse, Chancey & Ledgard was an English, Poole-based mercantile firm engaged in the Newfoundland trade in the early nineteenth century, with headquarters in Carbonear, Conception Bay, Newfoundland. The three principals were John Gosse, a merchant of Ringwood, Hampshire; Thomas Chancey, a merchant of Poole, and George W. Ledgard, a banker of Poole. Gosse served as the resident manager in Carbonear until 1817.
     John Gosse (1767-1834) was originally employed with the firm of George and James Kemp in Poole, England, prior to his move to Newfoundland in 1789. Gosse severed his connection with the Kemp firm in 1801 and formed a partnership with Chancey and Ledgard, establishing the mercantile firm Gosse, Chancey and Ledgard. Chancey died sometime before 1815, but Gosse and Ledgard continued their partnership until 1817.
     That year, Gosse went to England, where he formed a partnership with English banker, William Fryer and Robert Pack. Gosse managed the firm Gosse, Fryer and Pack in Poole until he died. George Ledgard formed a banking firm, George Ledgard & Sons, in Poole, Dorset, in 1821. The company was amalgamated with Lloyd's Bank Limited in 1914.
Scope and Content: Fonds consists of a microfilmed letterbook containing outgoing correspondence dated from 19 March 1807 to 28 April 1810. The letters were sent by George W. Ledgard and his staff in Poole to his partners John Gosse and Thomas Chancey, in Carbonear, Newfoundland, and to other merchant firms, agents, bankers, and captains
Reproduction Note: Filmed for Lloyd's Bank Ltd.
Terms Governing Use: Copyright held by Lloyd's Bank Ltd.
Custodial History: Original document in the possession of Lloyd's Bank.
Subject: Banks and banking.
Subject: Poole, Dorset (England).
Subject: Letterbooks.
Authors_Personal Name: Ledgard, George W.


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