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An accounts ledger kept by Cumbrian shipbuilder Kelsick Wood of KW & Sons, of Maryport, which was purchased by the town’s maritime museum for £4000 at a June 14-15 sale held by Mitchells.

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The ledger for Kelsick Wood of KW & Sons, shipbuilders of Maryport on the Solway Firth, was purchased by the town’s maritime museum for £4000 at a June 14-15 sale held by Mitchells (20% buyer’s premium) of nearby Cockermouth.

Dating from 1837-38, the ledger (in half calf and marbled boards) also contains manuscript accounts of timber imports, town rates, ships lost or taken, etc.