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Record No: mha00000325
Title: Timothy Orne fonds
Dates: Microfilmed 1988 (originally created 1738-1767)
Location: Mic.1-5-1-6 MHA
Provenance: Orne, Timothy, 1717-1767
Extent: 1 microfilm reel
Source of Supplied Title: Title is based on the contents of the fonds
Restrictions: No restrictions.
Adm. Hist/Bio. Sketch: Timothy Orne (1717-1767) was one of colonial Salem's wealthiest merchants in the middle decades of the eighteenth century and had a wide range of business interests. He traded in fish, cloth, wine, rum, slaves, grain, and molasses to a wide variety of European and West Indian ports. During the span of his career, he was probably the owner of 50 different vessels. Many of these were schooners that he owned in partnership with local shoremen and master mariners and that spent at least a portion of each year in the fishery.
Scope and Content: Fonds consists of microfilmed records which provide information on the fishermen who crewed Timothy Orne's vessels, local artisans who furnished provisions for the voyages and maintained the vessels, and his merchant acquaintances from whom he bought and sold fish and supplies. Accounts list the occupations of individuals.
     The fonds is arranged in three series: Ledgers, 1738-1767; Ship's journal, 1748-1751; and Ship's ledger, 1758-1768
Reproduction Note: Filmed from the original documents held at the Essex Institute, Massachusetts.
Terms Governing Use: Copyright is held by the Essex Institute. The ledger may not be duplicated or quoted without written permission from the Essex Institute
Associated Material: MHA Primary Sources in the History of the North Atlantic Codfishery.
Finding Aids: MHA finding aid 20
Finding Aid on the Web:http://www.mun.ca/mha/holdings/findingaids/newengland.php#Timothy%20Orne
Subject: Merchants Massachusetts.
Subject: Shipowners.
Subject: Cod fisheries.
Subject: Salem (Massachusetts).
Subject: Massachusetts.
Subject: Ledgers.
Subject: Accounts.


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