NICOLSON, ARTHUR [SSNE 6866]

Surname
NICOLSON
First name
ARTHUR
Nationality
SCOT
Region
SHETLAND, EDINBURGH

Text source

Arthur Nicolson was a Scottish merchant who conducted business between the city of Hamburg, Altona and various destinations in Scotland like Lerwick and Edinburgh. One of his main correspondents appears to have been Charles Mitchell of Pitteadie, writer in Edinburgh, and various correspondence between the survives between the late 1690s and 1705. These are often concerned with the fishing trade with Hamburg, but several also mention George Robertson of New Biggin, Chamberlain to King William and Queen Anne, trying to sell 15 casks of old butter in Hamburg between 1699 and 1705. In one letter dated 12 December 1699 Charles Mitchell asked one Mr Bussone in Hamburg if the ships in which the recipient and Arthur Nicolson were concerned had arrived in Hamburg.

National Archives of Scotland, RH15/93/14-16. Papers Relating to Shetland

Service record

SCOTLAND, HAMBURG
Arrived 1699-12-05
Departed 1705-01-30
Capacity MERCHANT & FACTOR, purpose MERCANTILE, TRADE, COMMERCE