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Some Cursory Remarks Made by James Birket in His Voyage to North America, 1750-1751

By: James Birket

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1916)

Seller ID: B2330

ISBN: 0788423304

Condition: 78 pages, (1916) reprint, paper, index, 78 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Little is known about the author other than what can be gleaned from this journal. He communicated with merchants of the mainland American colonies, and probably acted as correspondent and factor for them in their commercial dealings with residents of the island of Antigua in the Caribbean. His observations show the mercantile bent of his mind and contain information that is not easy to obtain elsewhere. Birket notes the weather, as was typical of diarists of the time, but he is also a keen observer of the environment: “I observed a flock of Gray Plover which came close by the Ship and S... View more info