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William James Harvey account book, 1835.

Author/Creator:
Harvey, William James, d. 1867.
Publication:
1835.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
1 volume (+ 1 loose leaf)
Subjects:
Apprentices -- Jamaica -- 19th century.
Jamaica -- History, Local -- 19th century.
Form/Genre:
Accounts.
Manuscripts, English -- 19th century.
Ledgers (account books)
Biography/History:
Harvey was a Scottish merchant in Jamaica; he owned a plantation of 124 acres, named Hampstead Park Pen. By 1842 he had returned to Scotland, purchasing the Carnousie estate in the county of Banff.
Summary:
The manuscript records business transactions made in 1835 in Jamaica by Harvey. The credits and debits record dealings with firms such as Elin Scott & Co., Da Costa & Maxwell, and Tory, McWhinnery & Co., trading in Jamaican timber and general merchandise, including rum, sugar, wine, and fish. Accounts arranged under headings including lumber, wharf and cooperage, advertising costs, freight, and coal are listed in a second section. There are references in the account book to medical attendance on 42 apprentices.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the James Howard Weiss Memorial Fund.
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the George L. Murray Fund.
Provenance:
Sold by Samuel Gedge Ltd. (Mundesley, England), cat. 14 (2012), no. 54.
Contributor:
James Howard Weiss Memorial Fund.
George L. Murray Fund.
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