Scottish Trade with Africa and the West Indies in the Early 18th century, 1694-1709 [Trial]

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Description

Scottish Trade with Africa and the West Indies in the Early 18th century, 1694-1709 is a collection of financial and administrative records of the Company of Scotland Trading to Africa and the Indies (also known as the Darien Company). The documents cover the period from the company’s formation in 1694 as a rival to the East India Company to its dissolution due to debts incurred in pursuit of the ill-fated Darien scheme. The latter is widely regarded as being the chief factor which gave rise to the 1707 Act of Union. 

Dates covered

1694-1709.

Type of coverage

Full-text, full-image documents.

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

British Online Archives