Dorothy Whale Fishing Co and other papers

Scope and Content

Papers of Robert Ferrier, shipmaster in Dundee 1770s; Dorothy Whale Fishing Co and Friendship Whale Fishing Co, Dundee: receipts for supplies, repairs, etc 1829-1831, miscellaneous papers concerning wages and oil money of crew of Dorothy 1828-1829, correspondence, receipts for supplies, repairs etc 1832-1833; papers of the sloop Martha of Dundee, and James Drummond, her master 1797-1800; John Jobson, merchant in St. Andrews: household receipts 1844; personal and farm papers of James Fenton, tenant of Blackness 1784-1788; miscellaneous writs relating to Dundee property and family of David Cook, merchant there, including contracts 1706-1820.

Administrative / Biographical History

These records were kept on behalf of their clients by Ogilvie, Cowan & Co in the course of their practice as solicitors. No information is known about the individuals and companies concerned.


Records are arranged within series.

Access Information

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.

Acquisition Information

Details of the original accession are unknown. Additional records were deposited by the Dundee City Archivist in 1987 (AccM/241) and by the director of the firm in 1991.

Other Finding Aids

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Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges are made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply.

Custodial History



None expected.

Related Material

The journal of Captain Davidson, master of the Dorothy, for 1834 is held at Dundee Central Library.