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Fosdick, Benjamin Wheeler, 1810-1854
Benjamin Wheeler Fosdick (1810-1854)
0.5 linear feet (1 box)
This collection contains five
diaries of Benjamin Fosdick's journey from Boston to Canton, China on the ship Emily Taylor.
SERIES I. Journal SERIES II. Related Materials
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains five diaries of Benjamin Fosdick's journey from Boston to
Canton, China on the ship Emily Taylor.
Benjamin Wheeler Fosdick was born in Savannah, GA in 1810. He married Sophia Anne
Mitchell in 1840. They had one daughter, Octavia Eliza Fosdick, in 1844. Benjamin
was a partner in a firm with Octavus Cohen in Savannah where they were commission
merchants. He died on September 26, 1854 and is buried in Portland, Maine.
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.
Emily Taylor (Ship)
Voyages and travels
Restrictions on Access
This collection is open for research use.
Request 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