FISHERIES

[ The Severn Fishery Board and the Board of Agriculture. ] 23 items from the papers of Board member Sir Richard Harington of Whitbourne Court, mainly concerning his opposition to a 'Provisional Order', including correspondence, drafts, publications,

Author: 
[ Severn Fishery Board; Board of Agriculture, Whitehall, London'; Sir Richard Harington (1835-1911) of Whitbourne Court, Worcestershire; Victorian freshwater fishing; salmon fishing; angling ]
Publication details: 
Board of Agriculture, Whitehall [ London ]; and the Severn Fishery Board. One item from 1886-1887; the others from between 1907 and 1910.
£220.00

23 items relating to the Severn Fishery Board. The collection is generally in good condition, but with a few items (One below for example) damaged and discoloured. The material derives from Sir Richard Harington (1835-1911) of Whitbourne Court, Worcestershire, an ex-officio member of the Severn Fishery Board. It mainly concerns his opposition to a 'Provisional Order asked for by the Worcestershire County Council, to deal with the Severn Fisheries and all Rivers & Waters within the area' (quoted from Four below). The following description is in fourteen parts.

[Robert Cole.] Around 260 Autograph Letters Signed to his parents in England, describing his life while working in the Malay Fisheries Department; with 20 letters from his wife Cicely to Rosalind Cole.

Author: 
Robert Cole of the Department of Fisheries, Federation of Malaya [Penang, Malacca)
Publication details: 
Mostly written from Penang and Malacca in the Malay Federation. Dating from between 1952 and 1967.
£600.00

The archive contains around 280 letters, two packets and negatives, various postcards, brochures and a driving licence. It contains around 260 letters from Robert Cole to his parents in Littlehampton, Sussex, England during the time he took up a Government position with the Federation of Malaya Fisheries Department in 1952 (Penang and Malacca, where he worked, remained Crown Territories within the Federation); and about 20 letters from his wife Cicely to Rosalind Cole.

Draft of Autograph Letter Signed by Rev. Willoughby Bertie, with emendations [by his solicitor?], contemptuously rejecting an appeal from the residents of Milton-next-Sittingborne regarding oyster fishing on his property and the local poor.

Author: 
Rev. Willoughby Bertie (c.1759-1820), Fellow of All Souls College and Rector of Buckland, Surrey [the free fishermen of Milton; Milton-next-Sittingborne; Earls of Abingdon]
Publication details: 
Buckland, Surrey. 20 April 1818.
£120.00

4pp., 4to. Bifolium. Good, on lightly-aged paper. An extraordinarily callous letter, which would furnish a text for a paper on religious hypocrisy and the evils of capitalism. The context is explained in Samuel Lewis's 'Topgraphical Dictionary of England', published twenty-two years after this letter, in which the entry on 'Milton-next-Sittingborne (Holy Trinity)' contains the following: 'The commercial business consists chiefly in shipping for the London market the agricultural produce of the neighbourhood, and in bringing goods in return.

Autograph Letter Signed from 'Jamy Millar' of the Clyde Salmon Fishing Company to H. Davidson, Edinburgh, offering to buy 'a Lease of Eateen years of all the Fishings on the shores of Monzies Property on the shores of Holly Lock & Lock Long' Scotland

Author: 
Jamy Millar, of the Clyde Salmon Fishing Company [H. Davidson of Edinburgh; Holy Lock and Lock Long, Scotland; salmon fishing; fisheries]
Jamy Millar, of the Clyde Salmon Fishing Company
Publication details: 
19 June 1832; 45 East Clyde Street, Glasgow.
£95.00
Jamy Millar, of the Clyde Salmon Fishing Company

4to, 2 pp. Bifolium. Addressed ('H. Davidson Esqr | | No 3 North Charlotte St | Edinb') and docketed ('Offer | The Clyde Salmon Fishing Company. | For Menzies Fishings in Holy Lock'), with two postmarks, on the reverse of the second leaf. Twenty three lines of text (including four-line initialled postscript), clear and complete. Good, on aged paper, with hole in second leaf from breaking of wafer. Discussing proposed terms, ending 'Or in place of a sent will give the net proceeds of every tenth fish after marketing -'.

Autograph Letter Signed ('John Trotter') to Hay, with signed 'List of Payments made to Sir William Forbes of Hunter & Co. by the undermentioned partners of the East Lothian & Merse Whalefishing Company Since the 6th of March 1805'.

Author: 
John Trotter [The East Lothian & Merse Whale Fishing Company; James Hay, Writer to the Signet, Edinburgh; Sir William Forbes (1739-1806) of Pitsligo]
Publication details: 
6 April 1805; Dunbar.
£165.00

4to bifolium. Very good on aged paper. The letter covers the whole of the recto of the second leaf, the reverse of which carries the address and docketing: '6th. April 1805 | John Trotter - with List of payments to Sir Wm. Forbes & Co. on acct. of the whale fishing Cy.' Trotter quotes at length from a 'paragraph' in a letter he has received from William Forbes & Co, explaining why a credit 'does not appear in the annexed statement, as the receipt has not been delivered up to us'.

Autograph Letter Signed from Adam Watson to Charles Wren on the subject of the East Lothian & Merse Whale Fishing Company

Author: 
Adam Watson of Dunbar, Scotland [The East Lothian & Merse Whale Fishing Company; Charles Wren of Newcastle; whaling]
Publication details: 
13 April 1797; Dunbar.
£300.00

4to, 2 pp. Bifolium. Good, on aged paper. Addressed, with postmark, on reverse of second leaf. Since Wren's letter of the previous May, 'nothing material has occurred to occasion my troubling you'.

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