Series BL/BG 3 - Shipping

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  • 18th century-20th century (Creation)

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1 booklet, 1 bundle, 9 folders, 4 notebooks, 2 parchments, 11 volumes, 3 envelopes, 8 papers, 2 gatherings, 18 packets

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William and Thomas Bagge of King's Lynn were merchants and shipowners, dealing principally in grain, coal and fish. These records probably came into H.L. Bradfer-Lawrence's possession from the Bagge family in the 1930s, but other miscellaneous items relating to King's Lynn shipping have been included in this section.

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Many of the documents listed were assembled into volumes - BL/BG 3/9 by the Bagge family, BL/BG 3/2, 4, 5, 12, and 17 by Bradfer-Lawrence. Most of these volumes were damaged by water at the time of the Record Office fire in 1994 and have been disbound and repaired.

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