Customs Records: 1784-1834.
|Call Number:||HIL-MICL FC LPR .N4E9C8|
|Creator:||New Brunswick. Executive Council.|
|Description:||1 microfilm textual records () ; 35 mm|
The microfilm reel contains six boxes of Customs Papers arranged chronologically from 1784-1830. The Papers for the years 1797-1799 and 1802-1806 inclusive, are missing. The records contain the following: memorials and petitions, from both individuals and groups, to the Lieutenant Governor, and replies from the Clerk of the Executive Council; correspondence of the Collector of Customs, chiefly at Saint John, with the Customs House in London, the Admiralty, the Lords of the Committee of the Privy Council for Trade, and with numerous officials; a list of the Table of Fees taken by the officers of the Customs House at Saint John, 1791, and a copy of the Halifax list of 1769; statements for several years of the Amount of Fees collected at different New Brunswick ports; several quarterly lists of vessels that entered the Port of Saint John, beginning in 1785, with the master's name, type of vessel and tonnage, when and where registered, port of origin, and the cargo carried; a Statement of Prosecutions in the Court of Vice-Admiralty for breaches of the Revenue Laws, 1827-1830; petitions by merchants for compensation for losses, and other correspondence, relating to the Miramichi Fire on 7 October 1825; and numerous accounts, port documents and correspondence, which collectively provide a wealth of information on the nature of port activities and early trade in New Brunswick. Organisation Box 1, Custom Papers, 1784-1796; 1800; 1801. Box 2, Custom Papers, 1806-1816. Box 3, Custom Papers, 1817-1818. Box 4, Custom Papers, 1819-1824. Box 5, Custom Papers, 1825-1828 Box 6, Custom Papers, 1826 - 1834; Customs and Miramichi Fire, 1826-1828 1829 1834.
|Originals:||The original records are held by the New Brunswick Provincial Archives.|
|Archival Ref. No.:||PANB RG2 RS 8.|
|Electronic Finding Aid Record:|
There are two copies of this microfilm reel. The dates which are given in the typed description are not accurate. The records extend until 1834.
These documents were all part of RG 2/RS 8 at the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick. The original records in RS 8 have been reorganized by the Provincial Archives since this film was produced, and are now part of the provincial secretary's records (RS 23).