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Author Johnson, Richard R., 1942-
Title John Nelson, merchant adventurer : a life between empires / Richard R. Johnson.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.

Subject Nelson, John, -1734.
Adventure and adventurers -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Biography.
Merchants -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Biography.
Boston (Mass.) -- Biography.
Boston (Mass.) -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
United States
Description 1 online resource (ix, 194 pages) : illustrations, facsimiles, maps, portraits
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-186) and index.
Contents I. Acadian Beginnings; II. Trader to the Eastward; III. Seeking "to Live Indifferent"; IV. Revolution and Rejection; V. From Quebec to the Bastille; VI. At King William's Whitehall; VII. "Your Very Loving Father"; VIII. "Crusht Between the Two Crownes"; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W.
Summary John Nelson was an entrepreneur born in the mid-seventeenth century--a man, in Richard Johnson's words, "operating ahead of the government and settled society from which he came," who "responded to conventions and conditions derived from several different and often competing cultures." For Nelson, this meant trading out of Boston to the French and Indians of Canada, pursuing his family's dreams of the proprietorship of Nova Scotia, and promoting schemes of espionage and military conquest on both sides of the Atlantic. In the course of a long and adventurous life, Nelson served as middleman bet.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 1423736982 (electronic bk.)
9781423736981 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 191931479
Additional Format Print version: Johnson, Richard R., 1942- John Nelson, merchant adventurer. New York : Oxford University Press, 1991 (DLC) 90033286