Anatomy of an Agreement

Investigate two of the most common types of Crew Agreements by means of in-text annotations. They are a Foreign-Going Agreement for a voyage in 1870/1 made by the sailing ship Juno, and a Home-Trade six-month Agreement for the Brio, a steamer in service in 1908. While blue buttons are your guide to the format of the document, green buttons provide access to information about a member of the crew of each vessel. You will come to know Henry Johnson and William Cram better as two of the seafarers featured on the site.

Earlier Agreements were much larger in size and were generally folded for storage, but these two Agreements are of the booklet type that was common from the late 1860s.  A guide to the different types of Agreement is at