Document: The Trial of the Isabella of Dundee, 1846

By courtesy of Innes A. Duffus, published February 2015


An example of one of the records from the guildry court books of Dundee, dated 1809 to 1894, is presented here. It is an unusually detailed case against a skipper and his alleged lack of seamanship, business acumen and sobriety, who did not come back with nearly enough guano in 1846.

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Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Administration | Merchant Marines

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