On this page you will find links to all the appendices (and a little extra) belonging to my dissertation The Prize of Neutrality. Trade relations between Amsterdam and North America 1771-1817. A study in computational
history. (Hilversum 1998).
George M. Welling
The Prize of Neutrality
The book can be ordered from:
Amsterdams Historische ReeksThe price is 50 guilders and shipping-costs.
p/a Mw. L. Hesp
University of Amsterdam
1012 VB Amsterdam
List of errata in the book.
Most of the data sets are in DBF-format: in time I will make the same data sets available in MS-Access format too, but the DBF-format is easily imported into most other systems.
Some of the data sets are transcriptions of older printed material: they are presented here to make life a bit easier for other researchers who would like to work with this material.
Feel free to use the data sets as long as you supply the correct references.
In all the data from the Paalgeld portbooks a division is made between the data concerning the European trade and the West indian trade. Since no cargo-descriptions are available for the West indian trade, all percentages for the various goods have been computed from the total European trade.
Some might take quite some time to load.
*** : these take very long to load and it is advised to download the DBF versions instead of opening these HTML-files.
New Data-sets in DBF-format
New data sets in MS-Access format
Data in spreadsheet-form
Data from other publications converted to machine readable form
The "Observantie van de Heffing van 't Paal-Gelt"
Unpublished work of W.G. Heeres