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Record No: mha00000334
Title: William Pickering fonds
Dates: Microfilmed 1988 (originally created 1695-1718)
Location: Mic.1-5-1-5 MHA
Provenance: Pickering, William, 1671-1720
Extent: 1 microfilm reel
Source of Supplied Title: Title is based on the contents of the fonds
Restrictions: No restrictions.
Adm. Hist/Bio. Sketch: William Pickering (1671-1720 ) was a Salem shipmaster and merchant in the fishery and coasting trades of New England in the first quarter of the eighteenth century. He owned several vessels and employed them hawking merchandise in the Chesapeake colonies and Newfoundland as well as fishing on the offshore banks of Nova Scotia.
Scope and Content: Fonds consists of microfilmed account books of William Pickering that document the voyages of his two fishing sloops, Speedwell and Content, as well as his dealings with mariners, fishermen, and the tradesmen of Salem's waterfront. Also included is a description of the peddling activities of the brigantine Hope in fishing settlements from Ferryland to Bonavista, Newfoundland
Reproduction Note: Filmed from the original material held by the Essex Institute, Massachusetts.
Terms Governing Use: Copyright held by the Essex Institute, Massachusetts. Permission to publish or quote from this account book must be obtained in writing from the director of the Essex Ins
Associated Material: MHA Primary sources in the History of the North Atlantic Canada Codfishery.
Finding Aids: MHA finding aid 20
Finding Aid on the Web:http://www.mun.ca/mha/holdings/findingaids/newengland.php#William%20Pickering
Subject: Speedwell (Ship).
Subject: Content (Ship).
Subject: Hope (Ship).
Subject: Cod fisheries.
Subject: Merchants Massachusetts.
Subject: Massachusetts History.
Subject: Massachusetts Commerce Newfoundland.
Subject: Newfoundland Commerce Massachusetts.
Subject: Salem (Massachusetts).
Subject: Accounts.
Authors_Corporate Name: Essex Institute.


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