Diary of Richard Cocks, Cape-Merchant in the English Factory by Edward Maunde Thompson PDF

By Edward Maunde Thompson

ISBN-10: 0511697686

ISBN-13: 9780511697685

ISBN-10: 1108011594

ISBN-13: 9781108011594

The guides of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made to be had edited (and occasionally translated) early debts of exploration. the 1st sequence, which ran from 1847 to 1899, involves a hundred books containing released or formerly unpublished works by means of authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and protecting voyages to the recent global, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India. Volumes sixty six and sixty seven of the sequence, edited by way of E. M Thompson and primary released in 1883, include the majority of the diary of Richard Cocks (c.1565-1624), supplemented by means of a range of letters. Cocks was once the pinnacle of a buying and selling put up demonstrated in Japan by means of the British East India corporation from its origin in 1613 till 1622, while it went into chapter 11. His diary describes jap society and tradition within the early 17th century, in addition to the actions of British retailers there.

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Co. —I gave the dansing bears 4 ta. , and ther servant 4 mas. And I paid the shew maker, for 2 peare clampes and 2 peare pumps, 1 ta. 2 m. Ric. Hudson paid 1 tay 3 mas for a vyne tree to be carid to Firando. —Niquansjunk departed towardes Tonkyn this day. I gave Jorges doughter 2 mas, her father (Capt. Adams host) sending me a hare. — Sanquishe Dono, the governors brother, sent me a banketing box, meates, fish, and other matters, vifon pantange, with 2 bottels wyne, with many complementall wordes.

L6l8. —I receved a letter from Alvaro Munos, dated in Langasaque, 10th July, new stile, wherin he writes that news is com from New Spaine that Don Juan de Fashardo, sonne to Don Lues de Fachardo, is ordayned governor of the Manillias, with 1000 soldiers and 300 mareners, in 3 gallions and 6 galles coming from New Spaine. Also, that the fleet in Manillas, which fought with the Spaniardes the last yeare, is all cast away per stormy wether, many Mores, Chinas, and 50 Spaniard being drowned in it; and that their is 8 new gallions built theare in place thereof.

For the 8 gallions, I esteem it a lie, that on such a sudden they canot be made. Also, that the Frenche have sett out 8 gallions, or men of warr, to aide the Spaniardes in their affares. And that the King of Spaine had ordayned a fleete of gallions to have com by Cape Bona Speranza, to have joyned with them at Manillas, to have gon for the Molucas; but had staid them to make warrs against the Duke of Savoy. Miguell, the jurebasso, reared his howse this day, and I sent hym ij taies in small plate, and a barill wyne, the plate on my owne acco.

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