One of six Accounts of Wages for Mr Charles Myers

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One of six Accounts of Wages for Mr Charles Myers, 1860
Sanctioned by the Board of Trade
Made of paper

Donated by Mr Robert Myers, 1978
Museum number 1978-1099-4

This Account of Wages was issued to Mr Charles Myers on the 8th Ocrober 1860. It states that he was employed on the vessel 'Alexander', Captain Nicoll, from the 21st March to the 29th October that year. It also says 'Alexander' had been on a voyage to the Davis Staits and Mr Myers earned 35/- [£1 - 75 pence] a month. The page is split into two columns, with that on the left giving a breakdown what Mr Myers had earned, and that on the right giving deductions from his wages. On top of his basic wage Mr Myers had earned 'Oil' money - for the amount of blubber brought back - and 'Bone' money - for the amount of whalebone brought back. Deductions included 'Insurance of Effects', 'Tobacco' and 2/- [10 pence] for a bible and two testaments. On the back, the form gives details about 'The New Certificate of Discharge', 'Money Orders' and 'Savings Banks.'

One of six Accounts of Wages for Mr Charles Myers
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