Sep 26, 2019 - Sale 2517

Sale 2517 - Lot 248

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(WHALING.) Shipping paper for the brig Agenora, listing its crew and their shares. Partly printed document completed in manuscript, 16 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches; foxing, minor wear, manuscript calculations on verso. Fairhaven, MA, July 1817

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The list names master Stanton Burtch and 15 crew members, each with their position and their share. Captain Burtch was to receive one fifteenth share of the profits; oarsman Joseph Jones was due for one-one hundred and tenth, while John Brooks as cabin boy and apprentice was apparently uncompensated. Starbuck suggests that the Agenora departed for the Brazilian whaling grounds on 5 August, but was "withdrawn for merchant service, and sunk off Bermuda 1818" (page 225).