Arnold Collins-Thomas Hoare Contract
Scope and Content
The Arnold Collins-Thomas Hoare Contract written in Bristol, UK, dated October 12, 1665. The contract concerns Arnold Collins’ debt of 30 pounds to Thomas Hoare and conditions of the obligation. The Arnold Collins-Thomas Hoare Contract is written partially in Latin and partially in English.
The document indicates that Arnold Collins of Bristol is bound to Thomas Hoare of Sopworth for the amount of 30 pounds. The conditions of the obligation is that the ship Virginia Merchant is sailing from Bristol to Virginia and back, and Mr. Collins is to pay Mr. Hoare 15 pounds within ten days after the ship returns. But if she offloads anywhere but Virginia, or is captured or lost, or fails to make it to Virginia, but simply returns to England, then the obligation shall be void. There is an English translation of the Latin text.
- Collins, Arnold (Person)
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Materials in this collection are in English and Latin. A translation of the Latin text is included in the collection.
The collection is open for research.
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Many ships and colonies were owned by joint stock companies, whose "subscribers" purchased shares in their cargoes or in settlements. The profits then were to be shared by investors. One of the better known of these was the Virginia Company (composed of the London Company and the Plymouth Company) which established Jamestown, among other settlements.
Arnold Collins is presented as a Grocer of the City of Bristol, who appears to be a small investor in a ship headed to the New World.
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The Arnold Collins-Thomas Hoare Contract written in Bristol, UK, and dated October 12, 1665. The contract concerns Arnold Collins' debt of 30 pounds to Thomas Hoare and conditions of the obligation.
The Arnold Collins-Thomas Hoare Contract was purchased by Special Collections in 2017.
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The processing, arrangement, and description of the Arnold Collins-Thomas Hoare Contract was completed in June 2019.
- Arnold Collins-Thomas Hoare Contract, 1665
- AnnRea Fowler, Student Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
- 2019 (CC0 1.0)
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