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William R. Rotch & Company (New Bedford, Mass.).


Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Whaling and Other Nautical Papers

 Collection — Container: MS 3565
Call Number: MS 3565
Abstract The majority of this collection documents the many aspects of the whaling and shipping industries from 1696-1974, such as outfitting and financing of voyages to daily life on board a 20th century whaler to the price of whale oil. In addition, the lives of sailors’ families at home, the business transactions of many ship owners, among them Samuel Osborn of Edgartown, Massachusetts, and transactions of several business agents in Boston and London are documented. Also...
Dates: 1696-1974; Majority of material found in 1800-1892