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TitleBenjamin Lester Diaries 1788
SubjectIsaac and Benjamin Lester of Poole, Dorset (Firm)
Diaries
Merchants--Newfoundland and Labrador--Trinity
Lester, Isaac, 1718-1778
Lester, Benjamin, 1724-1802
DescriptionThe Lester Diaries (1761-1802) refer to nine, hand-written volumes of daily diaries or journals, kept by brothers Isaac Lester and Benjamin Lester. The Lesters were partners in a firm or trading house known as Isaac and Benjamin Lester of Poole, Dorset, engaged in the trans Atlantic Poole-Newfoundland cod fishery and trade. Isaac's diary covers the years continuously from 1765 to 1779, and Benjamin's 1761 to 1802.
CreatorLester, Benjamin, 1724-1802
ContributorsLester, Benjamin, 1724-1802; Lester, Isaac, 1718-1778
Date1788
IdentifierFinding aid # 52
SourceMaritime History Archive; en
Languageeng
CollectionMaritime History Archive - Lester Diaries