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Record No: mha00000405
Title: Joseph Swett Jr. and Robert Hooper Jr. fonds
Dates: Microfilmed 1988 (originally created 1740-1747)
Location: Mic.1-5-1-5 MHA
Provenance: Swett, Joseph, 1689?-1745
Extent: 1 microfilm reel
Source of Supplied Title: Title is based on the contents of the fonds
Restrictions: No restrictions.
Adm. Hist/Bio. Sketch: Joseph Swett Jr. (1689?-1745) and Robert Hooper Jr. (1709-1790) were merchants of Marblehead, Massachusetts, and partners in the fish export trade during the 1740s. Swett was one of the first in that town to engage directly in export, and Hooper, his son-in-law, eventually gained such dominance in the fishery that he became popularly known as "King" Hooper. Their firm was almost certainly the largest trading concern in town and had dealings in many major centers around North America.
Scope and Content: Fonds consists of microfilmed letters which consist mainly of instructions from Joseph Swett Jr. and Robert Hooper to their business agents: Samuel Storke, London; Steers and Barrons, Lisbon; Joseph Gardoque y Mueta, Bilboa; and Gedney Clarke, Barbados. Frequent subjects are conditions in foreign fish markets and the state of the fishery in New England
Reproduction Note: Filmed from the original material held at the Essex Institute.
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#Joseph%20Swett%20Jr.
Subject: Cod fisheries Massachusetts.
Subject: Fish markets.
Subject: Merchants Massachusetts.
Subject: Shipowners Massachusetts.
Subject: Shipping Massachusetts.
Subject: Marblehead (Massachusetts).
Subject: Cape Ann (Massachusetts).
Subject: Salem (Massachusetts).
Subject: Letterbooks.
Subject: Ledgers.
Subject: Accounts.


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