Advance book of whaler Dorothy

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Advance book of whaler 'Dorothy' in 1838
Pages of paper in hard cover

Donated by Mr J. Ogilvie, Newport-on-Tay, 1975
Museum number 1975-536-3

This is the Advance Book of the Dundee vessel 'Dorothy' for the year 1838. When closed it is a small notebook with a green spine and a mottled effect cover. Once opened the pages give details of clothes, wages and tobacco advanced to the crew on their voyage. Anything issued was charged at ship prices, which sometimes could be considerably more expensive than prices on shore. The cost would be deducted from the crew man' s wages at the end of the voyage.

Advance book of whaler Dorothy
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