[Jamaican coffee trade manuscript documents]

MSS0840-01-Sale_of_Coffee.jpg
MSS0840-02-Sale_of_Coffee.jpg
MSS0840-03-Certificate_of_Damage.jpg
MSS0840-04-Certificate_of_Damage.jpg
MSS0840-05-Certificate_of_Damage.jpg
MSS0840-06-Certificate_of_Damage.jpg
MSS0840-07-Certificate_of_Damage.jpg
MSS0840-08-Certificate_of_Damage.jpg
circa 1803-1810
[London?] : [Publisher not identified]

Multiple dates appear on various pages of the manuscripts: 1800, 1803, 1806, 1810.

"Three signed manuscript documents ... pertaining to early 1800s coffee trade, consists of two sales agreements, and one letter dealing with a claim for damaged cargo of coffee as well as sugar. The first was transported on the packet named 'Prince George' and the second on a merchant ship named 'Monarch' commanded by Captain Kent." Documents on watermarked double leaves, cut quarto. "One of the watermarks is C Wilmott 1806. Manuscript filing dates and annotations to verso of both letters of sales."--Bookseller description, provided by Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts.

Manuscripts include numeric data tables with statistics about damaged cargo, as well as explanatory text, and a statement of loss. The earliest document lists fees from June to August (insurance premiums, duty charges, advertising, brokerage fees, commissions) and is signed by insurance agent J.W. Walker of London, dated August 31, 1803. Another letter outlines sales from March 21, 1810: deals with 40 casks of coffee purchased by William Kennedy Lawrie, Captain of the 43rd Regiment who had an estate in Redcastle, Galloway, Scotland, and has previously lived on the Woodhall Estate. This letter is sealed with wax, a manuscript certificate of damage, and a letter by J.W. Walker who disputes a lawsuit against the captain of the ship for losses.

Title

[Jamaican coffee trade manuscript documents]
Certificate of damage
Sale WH-WK 10 Casks Coffee for Prince George @ Jamaica on acct. of WK Laurie Esq.
Jamaica Coffee Trade (Woodall Plantation)

Contributor

Publisher

[London?] : [Publisher not identified]

Date

circa 1803-1810

Description

Multiple dates appear on various pages of the manuscripts: 1800, 1803, 1806, 1810.
"Three signed manuscript documents ... pertaining to early 1800s coffee trade, consists of two sales agreements, and one letter dealing with a claim for damaged cargo of coffee as well as sugar. The first was transported on the packet named 'Prince George' and the second on a merchant ship named 'Monarch' commanded by Captain Kent." Documents on watermarked double leaves, cut quarto. "One of the watermarks is C Wilmott 1806. Manuscript filing dates and annotations to verso of both letters of sales."--Bookseller description, provided by Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts.
Manuscripts include numeric data tables with statistics about damaged cargo, as well as explanatory text, and a statement of loss. The earliest document lists fees from June to August (insurance premiums, duty charges, advertising, brokerage fees, commissions) and is signed by insurance agent J.W. Walker of London, dated August 31, 1803. Another letter outlines sales from March 21, 1810: deals with 40 casks of coffee purchased by William Kennedy Lawrie, Captain of the 43rd Regiment who had an estate in Redcastle, Galloway, Scotland, and has previously lived on the Woodhall Estate. This letter is sealed with wax, a manuscript certificate of damage, and a letter by J.W. Walker who disputes a lawsuit against the captain of the ship for losses.

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Format

3 folded sheets

Source

Manuscripts Collection, MSS 840, Vanderbilt University Special Collections

Files

MSS0840-01-Sale_of_Coffee.jpg
MSS0840-02-Sale_of_Coffee.jpg
MSS0840-03-Certificate_of_Damage.jpg
MSS0840-04-Certificate_of_Damage.jpg
MSS0840-05-Certificate_of_Damage.jpg
MSS0840-06-Certificate_of_Damage.jpg
MSS0840-07-Certificate_of_Damage.jpg
MSS0840-08-Certificate_of_Damage.jpg

Citation

“[Jamaican coffee trade manuscript documents],” Gallery, accessed September 26, 2017, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/3206.