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Heath, Andrew, circa 1778-1872
Andrew and William Heath
0.25 linear feet (1 box)
This collection includes the
papers of Andrew Heath and his son William, as well as documents of other Heath
family members and a collection of miscellaneous papers.
SERIES I. Andrew Heath Papers SERIES II. William Heath Papers SERIES III. Heath Family Papers SERIES IV. Miscellaneous Papers
Scope and Content Note
This collection includes the papers of Andrew Heath and his son William, as well as
documents of other Heath family members and a collection of miscellaneous papers.
Each series is arranged chronologically.
Series I. Andrew Heath Papers are primarily financial
and include correspondence, accounts, receipts, and fire insurance policies.
Series II. William Heath Papers contain
correspondence, accounts, and legal papers. They include a notice declaring William
the administrator of James Lowell's estate in 1843, documents transferring to
William the rights to various patents, and a bill of lading for the schooner Flying Cloud (1856).
Series III. Heath Family Papers contain a promissory
note made out to Richard Heath, fire insurance documents belonging to Mary A. Heath,
and an undated letter from Charlestown, Massachusetts, referencing an unidentified
Series IV. Miscellaneous Papers consist of
miscellaneous accounts, poems, and memoranda. They include shipping papers of the
ships Girard (1835) and Bowditch (1857) and a deed from Jacob Knowlton of Bath to Annis
Andrew Heath (circa 1778-1872) lived in Bath, Maine, and
had several children with his first wife, Joan Tibbetts (1787-1850), including John
Andrew, William, and Isaac T. Heath. He married Lydia
Sylvester in 1850. Andrew was a Freemason and member of the Solar Lodge.
John Andrew Heath (1811-1890) married Sarah Augusta
Putnam in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1847. Sarah Augusta was the daughter of Susanna
Silver and Jacob Putnam, who pioneered Salem's leather industry. John and Sarah
lived in Boston and had three children: Jacob (b. 1848), John A., and Nathaniel
William Heath (1814-1896) was a bedstead
manufacturer and inventor in Bath, Maine. He married Elizabeth S. Jameson in 1840;
the couple had one child in 1842. Elizabeth died the year their child was born. In
1843 William married Mary Ann Lowell (1813-1900), sister
of sea captains James Currier and John Currier Lowell. Also in 1843 he became the
administrator of the estate of James Lowell.
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.
Heath, Andrew, 1778-1872
Heath, Mary Ann Lowell, 1813-1900
Heath, William, 1814-1896
Flying Cloud (Schooner)
Restrictions on Access
This collection is open for research use.
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
Andrew and William Heath Papers, MSS 61, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum,
The bulk of the Andrew and William Heath Papers comes from an unknown source. Two
bank books come from the Phillips Family Papers. A stock assessment and two shipping
records were found in the business records of the Churchill, Brown & Manson
Company and have been added to William Heath's papers.
Collection processed by Sylvia Kennick, July 1982. Updated by Jennifer Prentice June
The Historic Genealogy of the Lowells of America from 1639 to
1899. Compiled and Edited by Delmar R. Lowell. Rutland, VT: The Tuttle
Company, Printers, 1899.
The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts
The bulk of the Andrew and William Heath Papers came from an unknown source. Two bank books are from the Phillips Family Papers. A stock assessment and two shipping records were found in the business records of the Churchill, Brown & Manson Company and have been added to William Heath's papers.