William Rotch memoir

Copy of an autobiographical account of the years 1775-1794, written by William Rotch, Quaker merchant, in 1814; describes distressing economic conditions, seizure of vessels by British and American privateers, arrests, destruction of property, decline of whaling industry, and the plight of Nantucket...

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Main Author: Rotch, William 1734-1828 (Creator)
Collection:William Rotch Memoir
Collection Number:Am.133
Format: Manuscript
Language:English
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520 |a Copy of an autobiographical account of the years 1775-1794, written by William Rotch, Quaker merchant, in 1814; describes distressing economic conditions, seizure of vessels by British and American privateers, arrests, destruction of property, decline of whaling industry, and the plight of Nantucket in the Revolution. Rotch encountered hostility in England, 1785, in his efforts to reestablish the whaling industry; in France the government accepted his project to organize an American sperm oil and whaling industry in Dunkirk. Included in the volume is a copy of "The Respectful Petition of the Christian Society of Friends called Quakers, Presented to the National Assembly of France by William Rotch, 2nd month, 10th, 1791;" also extracts from letters of William Rotch, dated Dunkirk, 1792, presenting glimpses of the French Revolution. 
541 1 |a Gift of Alfred Cope.; 1874 acquired 
650 7 |a Quakers--Merchants--18th century  |2 Local sources 
650 7 |a United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Economic aspects.  |2 Local sources 
650 7 |a United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Quakers  |2 Local sources 
650 7 |a Whaling--Nantucket, MA--18th century  |2 Local sources 
852 |a The Historical Society of Pennsylvania  |b William Rotch Memoir  |c Am.133