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Record No: mha00000223
Title: George W. Hunter fonds
Dates: Photocopied 1977 (originally created 1870-1875)
Location: Bank 36, shelf 1 and 2; Bank 37, shelf 6
Provenance: Hunter, George W.
Extent: 1.5 m of textual records
Source of Supplied Title: Title is based on the contents of the fonds
Restrictions: No restrictions.
Adm. Hist/Bio. Sketch: George W. Hunter was a shipping agent and commission merchant of Boston, Massachusetts. Born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Hunter had moved to Boston by 1855. The Boston Directory for that year shows that Hunter and Thomas W. Johnson were doing business at 6 Commercial Wharf as commission merchants under the name of Thomas L. DeWolf and Co. By 1860, the DeWolf name had been dropped, with their interests handled by the firm of Johnson, Hunter and Company at 5 Commercial Wharf. Five years later, the office was moved to 1 Commercial Wharf, where the successor firms of Hunter Ryder and Crawley (1869) and George W. Hunter & Co. (1870-1875?) conducted business. When the 1869 partnership broke up, Benjamin Crawley, possibly from Nova Scotia, opened his own office in Philadelphia. Hunter's last partner was George Lovitt, who may have been connected with the Lovitts of Yarmouth.
Scope and Content: Fonds consists of photocopies of the incoming correspondence of the firm of George W. Hunter from many shipowners for whom he acted as agent, and from whom he chartered vessels. Much of his business was done with shipowners from Atlantic Canada. Weekly reports of freight markets from Saint John and Yarmouth are included. The correspondence has been arranged geographically and listed by individual correspondent
Reproduction Note: Copied from the original documents in the possession of Captain Lew Parker of Camden, Maine.
Terms Governing Use: Copyright is held by the creator or his/her heirs
Finding Aids: MHA finding aid 13
Finding Aid on the Web:http://www.mun.ca/mha/holdings/findingaids/newengland.php#George%20W.%20Hunter
Subject: Freight and freightage.
Subject: Shipowners United States.
Subject: Shipowners South America.
Subject: Shipowners West Indies.
Subject: Shipowners New Brunswick.
Subject: Shipowners Great Britain.
Subject: Shipowners Nova Scotia.
Subject: Shipping.
Subject: Ship brokers.
Subject: Yarmouth (Nova Scotia) History.
Subject: Saint John (New Brunswick) History.


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