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Benjamin Wheeler Fosdick (1810-1854) Journal

Benjamin Wheeler Fosdick (1810-1854) Journal

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BENJAMIN WHEELER FOSDICK (1810-1854) JOURNAL, 1835-1836





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:Fosdick, Benjamin Wheeler, 1810-1854
Title:Benjamin Wheeler Fosdick (1810-1854) Journal
Dates:1835/1836
Quantity:0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:This collection contains five diaries of Benjamin Fosdick's journey from Boston to Canton, China on the ship Emily Taylor.
Collection Number:MSS 361

Series List

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.


Biographical Sketch

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.


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.

Fosdick, Benjamin Wheeler, 1810-1854
Emily Taylor (Ship)
Diaries
Diaries--1835-1836
Voyages and travels

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.


Administrative Information

Copyright

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 Museum.

Preferred Citation

Benjamin Wheeler Fosdick Journal, MSS 361, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was a gift of Elizabeth A. Scully on May 5, 2003 (acc # 2003.018).

Processing Information

Collection processed by Tamara Gaydos, July 2007


Related Material

Georgia Historical Society, Manuscript Collection #160, Cohen & Fosdick Papers


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