Letter book for the Receiver of Wrecks at Kingston upon Hull, England, 1855-1861

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This handwritten letter book was kept for James Sparrow, who worked for the British Board of Trade as the Receiver of Wrecks at Kingston upon Hull, 1855-1861. The volume begins with an index of correspondents and subjects. While the book primarily records copies of all outgoing mail, there are frequent notes about disposition of matters or copies of replies in the margins.

The letter book offers fascinating insight into British commercial and maritime activities from Kingston upon Hull, a port community in eastern England along the North Sea. Transcribing this manuscript could help inform our understanding of British maritime activities in the mid-nineteenth century.

1855

1855

30 pages: 7% indexed, 13% transcribed, 10% needs review
1856

1856

90 pages: 0% indexed, 8% transcribed
1857

1857

41 pages: 0% indexed, 0% transcribed
1858

1858

73 pages: 0% indexed, 0% transcribed
1859

1859

34 pages: 0% indexed, 0% transcribed
1860

1860

33 pages: 0% indexed, 0% transcribed
Index

Index

30 pages: 3% indexed, 10% transcribed
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