Title William Gray of Salem, Merchant: A Biographical Sketch
Book Condition Fine
Jacket Condition None, as Issued
Edition 1st Edition
Publisher Boston, Massachusetts, USA Houghton Mifflin Company 1914
Seller ID 001902
This hardcover book is number 163 of only 500 copies printed. This biographical sketch focuses on the life of a prominent Salem, Massachusetts, merchant during a period of great prosperity in American maritime history. There are 9 illustrations and 124 pages. A number of letters, account books, and other primary sources have been used to tell the story and the book itself is beautifully printed.Appendix A lists the 7 ships known as Letters of Marque of which Gray was a part owner including the HIND, VENUS, DEFENCE, HECTOR, HYNDE, IRIS AND UNION. Appendix B lists the ships owned by Gray--including 184 vessels in a forty-year period. All known information is included about the ships, including name, tonnage, investors, etc. An Index completes the volume.
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