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George E. Bailey (1800-1871) Papers

George E. Bailey (1800-1871) Papers

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GEORGE E. BAILEY (1800-1871) PAPERS, 1818-1858





Collection Summary

Repository:The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum 132 Essex Street Salem, MA 01970 Phone: 978-745-9500 Fax: 978-531-1516
Creator:Bailey, George E., 1800-1871
Title:George E. Bailey (1800-1871) Papers
Dates:1818/1858
Quantity:2.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Abstract:The George E. Bailey papers document the business and personal life of this Salem, Massachusetts, ship captain.
Collection Number:MSS 656

Series List


SERIES I. Shipping
A. Ships’ Papers
B. Other Business Papers
SERIES II. Personal Papers

Scope and Content Note

The George E. Bailey papers document the business and personal life of this Salem, Massachusetts, ship captain. The collection has been organized into two series.


Series I. Shipping Papers contains Bailey’s business records. Subseries A. Ships’ Papers contains bills of lading, seamen’s articles, invoices, letters of instruction, accounts, bills of sale, and custom documents, and insurance policies for the ships on which Bailey sailed or mastered. The subseries is arranged alphabetically by ship name. Subseries B. Other Business Papers contains correspondence, accounts, receipts, two passports, and blank shipping forms. The folders of receipts may contain some personal receipts as well as business receipts. These materials are arranged chronologically.


Series II. Personal Papers contains receipts, notes payable, and information about the First Christian Union Society. Of interest is the physician’s note excusing Bailey from military duty dated 1837.


Biographical Sketch

George E. Bailey was born on August 22, 1800 in Salem, Massachusetts, to Thomas and Mary (Ellison) Bailey. He was a mariner and mastered ships to the West Indies and South America. In 1827, he married Cynthia Clarridge (1801-1885) and they had two children, Charlotte (1829-1909) and George E. (1831-1834). Bailey died on May 8, 1871, in Salem.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in Philcat. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Bailey, Cynthia Clarridge, 1801-1885
Fielder, Samuel, b. 1803
Albany (Sloop)
Amethyst (Brig)
Charleston (Schooner)
Charleston (Schooner)
Deposit (Brig)
Echo (Brig)
First Christian Union Society (Salem, Mass.)
Laine (Brig)
Marion (Brig)
New Union (Schooner)
Ocean (Schooner)
Patriot (Brig)
Rienzie (Schooner)
Rosabella (Bark)
Sophia (Vessel)
Virginia (Brig)
William Wirt (Schooner)
Wizard (Brig)
Crew lists
Letter writing
Pews and pew rights
Shipping--South America
Shipping--West Indies
Ship's papers
Salem (Mass.)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.


Administrative Information

Copyright

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscript Librarian in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Preferred Citation

George E. Bailey (1800-1871) Papers, MSS 656, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

The provenance of this material is unknown.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Tamara Gaydos, May 2017.


Related Material


Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.


Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.


Fair American (Brig) Logbook, 1830, Log 1112


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