A Boston Merchant of 1745: Or Incidents in the Life of James Gibson, A Gentleman Volunteer at the Expedition to Louisburg; With a Journal of that Siege, Never Before Published in this Country. By One of His Descendants
Place Published: Boston
Publisher: Redding and Company
Date Published: 1847
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 46029
102; 2pp. Twenty-fourmo [13 cm] Brown cloth covered boards with a gilt stamped title on the front cover, and elaborately decorative blind stamped patterns on the covers. Good, with a number of tiny light stains on the covers. The text block is split at the title page, the title page is stained (with only several letters obscured), and there are sporadic small stains on the pages. There is an ink stamp from "Nauvoo Restoration, Inc" at the head of p. 14.
James Gibson, born in London in 1700, became the owner of a large plantation in Jamaica, and later brought his family to Boston. He then went on to become an extensive trader between that city and the islands of Barbadoes and Jamaica, as well as a stockholder in the business of building Long Wharf, the historic Boston Pier. This diary describes the forty-eight day siege, in 1745, of Louisburg by New England volunteers.