Chalmers, William

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

A letter book of William Chalmers, 1740-1744, containing letters addressed to agents in Great Britain, Europe, the United States and North Africa. Commodities included wine, tobacco, cloth, spices, leather, copper, papers, butter, citrus fruit, figs, salt, cork and rum.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Chalmers was a merchant and shipper at Gibraltar, where he also acted as victualler to the garrison.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Access to archive collections may be restricted under the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Archivist's Note

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Custodial History

Bought from Stanley Crowe in 1964.

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