The value of some trading goods in Made Beaver at York Factory 1788

"Arrow Barb --- ? as 1 Beaver

Awl Blades --- 12 as 1 Beav.

Bayonets --- 2 as 1 Beav.

Baize --- yd 1 as 1 Beav.

Beads

... Barley Corn --- 1 lb as 6 Beav.

... fine --- 1/2 as 1 Beav.

... of all other sorts --- 3/4 as 1 Beav.

Bugles --- as 1 Beav.

Bills Hawk --- pr? 6 as 1 Beav.

Binding Worstead --- yd 18 as 1 Beav.

Blankets

... large --- No. 1 as 6 Beav.

... Pointed --- ea. point as 1 Beav.

Bracelets --- Pr 2 as 1 Beav.

Boxes

... Barrel --- No. 4 as 1 Beav.

... Tobacco --- 2 as 1 Beav.

Brandy --- Gal. 1 as 4 Beav.

Buttons --- Doz. 12 as 1 Beav.

Chizzels Ice --- No. 2 as 1 Beav.

Cloth of every sort --- yd 1 as 2 Beav.

Combs --- No. 2 as 1 Beav.

Cutlafses --- No. 1 as 3 Beav.

Collars --- 2 as 1 Beav.

Cotton Printed --- yd 1 as 1 Beav.

Cannisters Tin of

... 4 lbs --- 1 as 2 Beav.

... 3 lbs --- ? as 1 1/2 Beav.

... 2 lbs --- ? as 1 Beav.

... 1 lb --- ? as 1/2 Beav.

Duffels --- yd 1 as 1 1/2 Beav.

Feathers Color'd --- No. 2 as 1 Beav.

Files --- 1 as 1 Beav.

Flannel --- yd 1 as 1 Beav.

Flints --- No. 20 as 1 Beav.

Gartering --- yd 18 as 1 Beav.

Glafses

... Burning & Looking --- No. 2 as 1 Beav.

Gun Powder --- lb 1 1/2 as 1 Beav.

Guns of

... 4 feet --- No. 1 as 12 Beav.

... 3 1/2 feet --- 1 as 11 Beav.

... 3 feet --- 1 as 10 Beav.

Handkerchiefs --- No. 1 as 1 1/2 Beav.

Hatchetts --- No. 2 as 1 Beav.

Hats

... Laced --- 1 as 4 Beav.

... Plain --- 1 as 2 Beav.

Hooks fish of sizes --- No. 20 as 1 Beav.

Horns Powder --- 2 as 1 Beav.

Kettles Brafs --- lb? 1 as 1 Beav.

Knives of sorts --- No. 8 as 1 Beav.

Lace Orrice --- yds 18 as 1 Beav.

Lines Net --- No. 2 as 1 Beav.

Needles --- No. 12 as 1 Beav.

Pistols --- 1 as 4 Beav.

Pumps --- pr? 1 as 1 Beav.

Potts Tin --- No. 2 as 1 Beav.

Razors --- 2 as 1 Beav.

Rings --- 6 as 1 Beav.

Rundlets of

... 2 & 3 Quarts --- No 2 as 1 Beav.

... 4 & 6 Do. --- No. 1 as 1 Beav.

... 8 Do. --- No. 1 as 1 1/2 Beav.

Sashes --- 2 as 1 Beav.

Scifsors --- pr 2 as 1 Beav.

Scrapers --- No. 2 as 1 Beav.

Shirts

... Cotton --- No. 1 as 2 Beav.

... Ruffled --- No. 1 as 1 1/2 Beav.

... of all other sorts --- 1 as 1 Beav.

Serge Embos'd --- yd 1 as 1 1/2 Beav.

Shoes --- pr 1 as 1 Beav.

Spoons --- No. 4 as 1 Beav.

Shot Lead --- lb 5 as 1 Beav.

Steels fire --- No. 6 as 1 Beav.

Sword blades --- 2 as 1 Beav.

Stockings

... yarn --- pr 2 as 1 Beav.

... Worstead --- 1 as 1 1/4? Beav.

Thimbles --- No. 6 as 1 Beav.

Thread --- lb? 1 as 2 Beav.

Twine ---- Ska 1 as 1 Beav.

Tobacco of all kinds --- lb 1 1/2 as 1 Beav.

Trunks

... Large --- No. 1 as 2 Beav.

... Middling -- No. 1 as 1 Beav.

... Small --- No. 1 as 1 Beav.

Vermillion --- lb 1 as 10 2/3 Beav.

Water's Strong --- Gal. 1 as 4 Beav.

SLOPS

Buttons Sleeve --- pr? 12 as 1 Beav.

Buckles Shoe --- pr 2 as 1 Beav.

Breeches --- pr? 1 as 2 Beav.

Coats Great Blue --- No. 1 as 8 Beav.

Drawers --- pr 1 as 1 Beav.

Handkerchiefs

... Silk --- No. 1 as 2 Beav.

... ? ---- No. 1 as 1 Beav.

Trowsers Duck --- pr 1? as 1 1/2 Beav.

Sugar Loaf --- lb 3 as 1 Beav.

Rum --- Gal 1 as 4 Beav.

WaistCoats Red Serge --- No. 1 as 6 Beav."

Furs Traded 1788 York Factory

"3588 Whole Parchment Beaver

2307 Half -- do. --- do.-- [do. = ditto]

1824 lbs? Coat Beaver

276 lbs? Scrap do.

56 Prime QuickQhatches

3 Cub do.

560 Buck Deer

750 Doe - do.

40 Fawn do.

18 Moose Parch't

4510 Rabbets

47 Red foxes

5 Do. Damg'd

15 White Foxes

6 Earchithinue? do.

24 Color'd Foxes

4 Old Bears

3 Cub -- do.

638 Prime Cats

171 Damg'd, Stage & Cub do.

174 Prime Otters

98 Ord'y -- do.

2 CubCoat? do.

90 Musquashes

4 Wejacks

60 Jackashes

2 Hares

1650 Prime Martins

1400 Ord'y -- do.

158 Damg'd & Stage do.

92 lbs Castorum

24 Prime Wolves

19 Damg'd - do."

" Beaver being the chief commodity traded is therefore made the Standard whereby all Furrs Commodities dealt for in Trade are valued."

"The Comparative."[in 1788 at York Factory]

"Parchment Moose --- 1 Skin as 2 Beaver.

Old Bears ---- 1 Skin as 3 Beaver

Cub do. ---- 1 as 1 Beaver

Quiquahatches --- 1 as 2

Cub do. --- 1 as 1

Prime Wolves --- 1 as 2

Damaged do. --- 1 as 1

Old Cased? Cats --- 1 as 2

Split & Cub do. --- 1 as 1

Foxes

.. Black --- 1 as 1

.. Grizzle -- 1 as 3

.. Colour'd -- 1 as 2

.. Red --- 1 as 1

.. Small --- 1 as 1/2

.. Brown --- 1 as 1/2

.. White --- 1 as 1/2

Weenusks? --- 1 as 1/2

Otters

.. Prime --- 1 as 2

.. Ordinary --- 1 as 1

.. Damaged --- 1 as 1

Weejacks --- 1 as 1/2

Doe Deer -- 1 as 1/2

Buck Deer -- 1 as 1

Martins

.. Prime --- 2 as 1

.. Ordinary --- 3 as 1

.. Damg'd & Stage -- 4 as 1

Jackashes --- 3 as 1

Musquashes --- 6 as 1

Rabbit Skins --- 8 as 1

Castorum --- lb 2 as 1 Beaver."

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