Maritime History On-line Catalogue

Home New Search

Record No: mha00000365
Title: Daniel Rogers fonds
Dates: Microfilmed 1989 (originally created 1770-1790)
Location: Mic.1-5-1-8 MHA
Provenance: Rogers, Daniel, 1736-1800
Extent: 1 microfilm reel
Source of Supplied Title: Title is based on the contents of the fonds
Restrictions: No restrictions.
Adm. Hist/Bio. Sketch: Daniel Rogers (1736-1800) was a successful merchant and shipowner in Cape Ann, Massachusetts, during the Revolutionary period. In 1774, he owned or held shares in 10 different vessels, chiefly fishing schooners employed on the banks. Although many of them were lost to the British Navy or to natural decay during the War for Independence, Rogers recouped his fortune in the 1780s and 1790s and died a wealthy man.
Scope and Content: Fonds consists of a microfilmed ledger showing detailed credits of the customers of Daniel Rogers, from the fishing voyages of mariners to the butter delivered by local farm wives to his store. Entries for the 1780s describe the early development of the Cape Ann chebacco boat fishery
Reproduction Note: Filmed for the MHA by the Essex Institute, who hold the original document, 1989.
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, 1658-1833.
Finding Aids: MHA finding aid 20
Finding Aid on the Web:http://www.mun.ca/mha/holdings/findingaids/newengland.php#Daniel%20Rogers
Subject: Merchants Massachusetts.
Subject: Cod fisheries Massachusetts.
Subject: Cape Ann (Massachusetts).
Subject: Ledgers.
Subject: Accounts.


Home New Search



single pixel single pixel
single pixel

© 2003 - 2005 Maritime History Archive, Memorial University