Papers, 1754-1785.


Papers, 1754-1785.

Primarily the records of the Society for Encouraging Trade and Commerce within the Province of Massachusetts Bay, a society of Boston merchants of which Price was a member. Included are petitions to England and letters relating to trade regulations in the American colonies prior to the Revolution, the non-importation agreement, the stamp act, and regulations regarding fishing. Also included are the Society's regulations and lists of members, subscriptions, plans and other papers related to the employment of poor women and children at a linen manufactory; accounts of lumber and fish exported to the West Indies and other goods imported from England; Price's receipt book of insurance transactions, 1764-1774; papers related to Boston town meetings and to deserters from a French squadron in Boston Harbor during the Revolution (1781). Correspondents include Edward Payne, William Bollan, and Thomas Gray.

1 narrow box.


SNAC Resource ID: 7117631

Massachusetts Historical Society

Related Entities

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Price, Ezekiel, 1727-1802 (person)

Payne, Edward. (person)

Bollan, William, -1776 (person)

William Bollan was born in England and studied law. He removed to Massachusetts about 1740. He was married 8 September 1743 at Kings Chapel in Boston to Frances Shirley, daughter of Governor William Shirley. William Bollan became advocate-general and agent of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in London from 1746 to 1762. He published numerous political pamphlets. He died in Massachusetts 1776. From the description of William Bollan papers, 1749-1757. [manuscript] (New England Historic Gen...

Gray, Thomas E., 1964- (person)