[ATLANTIC TRADE] - [WEST INDIES]
[Account Book of the Brigs "Nimrod" and "Jasper" under Captain John Hill, 1826-1833]
[v.p., including Antwerp, London, Havana, Pensacola, New York: 1826-1833]. Folio. (12 3/4 x 8 inches). 21 leaves, plus two additional manuscript leaves laid in.
Contemporary half calf and marbled boards, manuscript label on front board. Bookseller's label on front pastedown.
Account book of Atlantic trading voyages.
An interesting manuscript ship's log containing financial accounts for the brigs Nimrod and Jasper for an eight year period from 1826 to 1833, while they were under the command of a Captain John Hill. The two ships made numerous voyages between the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean. The present log book contains line accounts of expenditures for journeys from London and Marseilles to New York and Norfolk in 1827; from Antwerp to London in 1828; from Philadelphia to the West Indies in 1829; from Madeira to the Turks Islands in 1831; from the West Indies to Pensacola to Havana in 1832; from the Indies to New York in 1833; and other similar voyages. The log also contains two copies of an 1832 letter written in Havana by Hill to merchants there inquiring about the price of molasses, and a list of port charges at several major way points. A fascinating artifact of trans-Atlantic trade in the 1820s and 1830s.