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McKay, Donald 1810-1880

Works: 49 works in 104 publications in 1 language and 2,593 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Photographs 
Roles: Illustrator, Author
Classifications: PR4552, 823.83
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The Dickens digest : four great Dickens masterpieces condensed for the modern reader. David Copperfield, Pickwick papers, Oliver Twist, Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens( Book )

10 editions published between 1743 and 1943 in English and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some famous sailing ships and their builder, Donald McKay by Richard C McKay( Book )

2 editions published in 1928 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Flying Cloud, built by Donald McKay, launched April 15, 1851 by Bruce M Lane( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Lightning" the fastest clipper that ever sailed the seas - 1854-1869 by Donald McKay( Book )

2 editions published in 1941 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Papers by Thatcher Magoun & Son( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Well known as Medford shipbuilders, the collection documents the other side of the operation; Thatcher Magoun retained ownership or part ownership of a number of the ships, which were used in the firm's lucrative international shipping business. Principal ships included "Herald of the Morning," "Electric Spark," "Timoleon," and "Thatcher Magoun." Papers are arranged chronologically in one series; bulk dates are 1840-1855. Collection consists principally of letters from ship captains (Daniel Winsor, Isaac Winsor, Edward Lander, Ebenezer Howes, John Dreyer, Israel Andrews, Sylvanus B. Bourne, Otis Baker, Jr.) and shipping agents (Baring Bros., Stieglitz & Co., Humphreys & Biddle, Liverpool; Brothers Nottebohm, Amsterdam; Padelford, Fay & Co., Savannah; George Knight & Co., New Orleans and Havana; Osborn & Whitridge, Baltimore) making arrangements for the transport of cargoes, and printed weekly price lists from various ports (Savannah Shipping and Commercial List, Merchants and Planters Prices Current [Mobile], Savannah Republican Prices Current, Courier Letter Sheet Review of the Market and Prices Current [Charleston], St. Louis Price Current and Commercial Record, and Commercial Advertiser Letter Sheet Price Current [Apalachicola]. Commodities traded included sugar from Cuba, cotton and tobacco from the American South, coal, Peruvian guano, molasses, American whiskey, and Canadian herring and mackerel. There is a single letter (1852 April 6, folder 30) from Donald McKay regarding shipbuilding, and a letter (contemporary copy, 1852 July 19, folder 46) from Daniel Webster, regarding protection of American vessels in Peruvian waters. There is correspondence (1858 May) between Rep. Linus B. Comins and Treasury Secretary Howell Cobb regarding the John L. Dimmock, and letters (1858 Aug.) concerning cargo being carried from England to Australia by the Electric Spark. With "List of American vessels passed Elsenure [Elsinore (Helsingør)] in 1844."
Schooner, Frank Atwood by Donald McKay( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in Undetermined and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.31 (from 0.17 for The Dicken ... to 1.00 for Schooner, ...)

Alternative Names
Donald McKay

Donald McKay American shipbuilder

Donald McKay Canadees ingenieur (1810-1880)

Donald McKay kanadisch-amerikanischer Schiffbauer

MacKay, Donald 1810-1880

English (78)

Donald McKay and his famous sailing ships