Tobago - 1843 holograph letter written in Tobago, to James MacQueen in London
single page letter dated 16th June 1843, written by A.M. MacDougall and sent to James MacQueen in London.
reasonably legible handwriting. good condition
James MacQueen was born in Crawford, Lanarkshire in 1778. He was a manager of sugar plantation in Grenada before the age of 20, and later founder of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, and a writer on economics, politics and geography.
The main body of the short letter refers to MacDougall's decision to stick with the "steam concern"*, and to let MacQueen know that he has drawn upon them for 18 months salary amounting to £187 10/-
* this may refer to the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company which was founded by MacQueen in 1839