Title: 1849 - 1860 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT FINANCIAL DIARY AND INVESTOR'S LEDGER DETAILING THE HISTORY OF TWO SHIPS PLYING THEIR TRADE ON THE ATLANTIC
Book Condition: Good+
Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall
Publisher: Plymouth Massachusetts MASS MA  1849
Seller ID: 0002139
On offer is a super, original 1849 - 1860 financial and investment diary and ship owner's ledger handwritten by A.W. Kennedy one of many share owners and likely the 'Chief Operating Officer' in two stated ships; The "M.R.Ludwig" and the "Brig Darien". The many intimate details of the investors, costs related to ship building, supplies etc., are finely detailed and within the 136 pages a wealth of mid 19th century marine commerce is revealed. There are a few pieces of ephemera tucked in, one as early as 1821. The 13½ x 8½ inch folio sized book features a typed slip stating 'Plymouth Mass. Ship Log' pasted to the spine.
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