Fonds ID3029 - James McLeod

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James McLeod

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CA MNBM ID3029

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  • [1830?]-1923 (Creation)
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    McLeod, James

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17.25 cm of textual records

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(1852-1929)

Biographical history

James McLeod (1852-1929) was born in St. George, New Brunswick. In the early 1870s he married Nettie (Gates?) who died in 1941. He was a master mariner with Scammell Brothers in Saint John and other shipping companies. Scammell Brothers, a firm of merchants and shipping agents was made up of Joseph H., Walter and Charles H. Scammell.

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Information about the custody of these records prior to acquisition is incomplete.

Scope and content

This fonds consists of the business records and correspondence of James McLeod in his role as master of 11 vessels. There are 11 series, one for each vessel. There is also a handwritten notebook, "Specifications of an Iron Sailing Vessel," giving 48 pages of detailed specifications for building and filling up an iron barque. The volume is undated but appears to come from between 1830 and 1860.

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Some pages contain rodent damage; some faded ink

Immediate source of acquisition

The records were donated by Captain Glen Leland in 1973, 1977 and 1982.

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  • English

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