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Record No: mha00000274
Fonds Title:Keith Matthews fonds
Series Title: Name Files
Dates: 1500-1850
Provenance: Matthews, K. (Keith), 1938-1984
Level of Description: Series
Extent: 64 meters of textual records
Organization: Arranged by surname.
Adm. Hist/Bio. Sketch: Historian, professor, chair of the Maritime History Group, MUN, 1971-1984.
Scope and Content: Series consists of data on individuals, families and businesses that were involved in the settlement, fisheries and trade of Newfoundland from earliest settlement to 1850. The files were compiled from a wide variety of English, Irish and Newfoundland records, include parish registers, newspapers, shipping records, customs records, political papers, census records, merchant records, diaries, records of the British Colonial Office, Admiralty and Board of Trade, muster rolls and crew lists etc. Most of the data concerns people from the West of England, but it also includes individuals involved with the Newfoundland trade who resided in London, Ireland, Bristol and the Channel Islands. The collection includes data on 7,300 surnames, arranged by surname and subdivided by given name. Records are arranged by surname.
Terms Governing Use: Copyright held by the Maritime History Archive.
Associated Material: MHA Keith Matthews Collection.
Custodial History: Data compiled by Keith Matthews.
Finding Aids: MHA finding aid 14
Subject: Genealogy.


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