Collection MSG 1275 - William Shaw and Simon Fraser Papers

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William Shaw and Simon Fraser Papers

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2 sheets : 3 pages of textual material ; 39.5 x 32 cm

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Collection contains a "Charterparty of Affreightment" signed on 14 September 1778 between Hugh Wylee, captain of the ship Dalling, and William Shaw and Simon Fraser, merchants of Quebec City. The contract contains the terms under which Shaw and Fraser hired Wylee and his ship and crew for a commercial journey from Quebec City to the Bay of Chaleure in Gaspey (now Gaspé), and from there to Kingston, Jamaica. In exchange for carrying and unloading Shaw and Fraser's cargo, Wylee received 800 pounds and a portion of the profits from the sale of the goods.

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Purchased from Alexander Books, November 2019.


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Oversized, stored in mixed box R-MIX-01.

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  • Oversize box: R-MIX-01