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Manuscript report book recording British imports of linen, hemp, flax, tallow and iron, principally from the Russian ports of St. Petersburg and Archangel.
1777 The entries, written on 38 pages, are dated July 1 – December 20, 1777. In total there are 38 leaves, with pages left blank at end. The left hand pages record dates, quantities of each goods, number of deals, and embarkation port. On the right, the ship and master's name is noted, and to whom the goods are consigned. In v.g. clean condition in original marbled stiff paper wrappers, with hand written paper label 'Report Book' on upper cover, an original sheet of blotting paper inserted; sl. 'nibbling' to lower edge of front cover & first 7 leaves. 18.5 x 12cm.'The history of the Russia Company begins in 1553, when a group of Londoners, said to number 240, financed an expedition to discover the north-east passage to Cathay. The voyage failed in its original purpose, for the crews of two of the three ships froze to death during the northern winter. However the third ship, the
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