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    Sale 2517 | Lot 248
    Price Realized: $563With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2517 Lot 248

      (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

      Estimate $600 - 900

      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 Starbuck suggests that the Agenora departed for the Brazilian whaling grounds on 5 August, but was "withdrawn for merchant service, and sunk off Bermuda 1818" (page 225).

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $563