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The Ledger of The Polar Star

Extracts from the famous ship's accounts ledger from her build and launch in Peterhead in 1857 to her sale to Dundee in 1882

Ledger of the Polar Star

    

Ledger Page 179

Cargo Account, 1857

Debit

July
25 to Skin Money and Oil Money, 50 tons Phd Crew 166.14.4
Aug
3 Fish for Bear 0.1.6
5 Wm Mitchell, oil casks 20.12.11
6 Oil money to Shetland men on 50 tons 92.5.0
26 John Milne casks and cleaning bone 7.13.7
26 Hutchison and Co bone oven rentted??? 16.19.2
Sept
7 Shore dues Blubber, Whale Bone, and Seal Skins 16.19.2
9 R Morrison oil casks, 34.16.0
15 John Buchanan, 2nd payment oil 0.3.0
17 A Aikin, 2nd payment 12/- 19th John D Scott 2nd payment 8/- 1.0.0
22 John Milne, shipping oil and skins 0.14.4
29 Andrew Murray 12/- and P Nicol 12/- 2nd payment oil 1.4.0
Oct
5 Wm Cordiner 4/- and J Machechine 4/- 2nd payment oil, 0.8.0
8 Wm Morrison 3/- J G Robertson 4/- Jas Rae 3/- 2nd payment oil, 0.10.0
10 Geo Watt 6/- 15th W Blackhill 2/6 2nd payment oli, 0.8.6
22 J Joss 33/7 23rd W Lyon 30/-H Kelmer 2/6 2nd payment oil, 3.6.1
24 W Milne 2nd payment 12/- Nov 4th 5 tons oil casks in stock 7.10.11 8.2.11
Nov
11 John Cordiner 1/- 12th Alex Hay 5/- P Williamson Jnr 3.14.3 2nd payment 4.0.3
12 John Marshall 9/- G Morrison 1/- 13th Alex Cordiner 3/- 2nd payment 0.6.0
23 John Hutchison, boiling oil 26.2.6
27 John Milne, repairing casks 0.17.8

Dec
7 R Pickard 3/- 10th James Rankin 3/- 2nd payment 1.0.0
11 James Simpson 2nd payment 0.4.0
31 Thos. Forrest 4.15.0

1858
Jan
1 Shore Dues 4.4.5
2 Wm Mitchell 1.18.6

Balance Nett of Cargo 3080.0

3486.14.10

Credit

Aug
7 By cash for Bear 7.19.0
12 Whale Rump 0.5.0
19 Whale Bone 664.15.9
Sept
1 S Shepherd Whale Oil 442.6.0
3 G Maitland, Seal Oil, 285.7.6
5 Wm Mitchell, Seal Oil, 9.13.6
16 J Black and Co Seal Skins, A Aikin, 2nd payment 12/- 19th John D Scott 2nd payment 8/- 654.9.4
18 do. balance 1.19.3
18 S Shepherd, Whale Oil 353.3.6
19 Robert Morrison Whale Bone, 0.12.6
Oct
6 Wm Mitchell, Seal Oil, 16.18.2
8 S Shepherd, Seal Oil, 182.3.2
26 William Vollum Foots? Fists? 5.9.5
31 Geo Maitland, Seal Oil 212.2.9

1858
Jan
2 Oil unsold valued at (folio 181) 650.0.0

3486.14.10

 

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