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Andrew and William Heath Papers

Andrew and William Heath Papers

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ANDREW AND WILLIAM HEATH PAPERS, 1811-1879





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:Heath, Andrew, circa 1778-1872
Title:Andrew and William Heath Papers
Dates:1811/1879
Quantity:0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract: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.
Collection Number:MSS 61

Series List

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 Mr. Heath.


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 Hildreth.


Biographical Sketch

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 Heath.


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.


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.

Heath, Andrew, 1778-1872
Heath, Mary Ann Lowell, 1813-1900
Heath, William, 1814-1896
Bowditch (Ship)
Flying Cloud (Schooner)
Girard (Ship)
Deeds
Inventions
Letter writing
Letters
Patents
Shipping
Bath (Me.)

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

Andrew and William Heath Papers, MSS 61, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

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.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Sylvia Kennick, July 1982. Updated by Jennifer Prentice June 2012.


Related Material

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.


James Lowell Papers, 1808-1845. MSS 60, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum.


James Lowell Papers, 1817-1855. Coll. 35, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.


Putnam, Eben. A History of the Putnam Family in England and America. Salem, MA: The Salem Press, 1891.


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