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Joseph Jenkins Knapp (1805-1883) Papers

Joseph Jenkins Knapp (1805-1883) Papers

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JOSEPH JENKINS KNAPP (1805-1883) PAPERS, 1827-1871, 1895, 1922





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:Knapp, Joseph Jenkins, 1805-1883
Title:Joseph Jenkins Knapp (1805-1883) Papers
Dates:1827/1871, 1895, 1922
Quantity:0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:The Joseph Jenkins Knapp Papers consist of shipping papers and correspondence for this Newburyport, Massachusetts merchant and ship owner.
Collection Number:MSS 286

Series List

SERIES I. Shipping Papers
SERIES II. Personal Papers

Scope and Content Note

The The Joseph Jenkins Knapp Papers consist of shipping papers and correspondence for this Newburyport, Massachusetts merchant and ship owner and are divided into two series.


Series I. Shipping Papers consist of receipts, bills, invoices, bonds, lists of ship stores, and instruments of protest. The bulk of the shipping papers relate to the brig Lady Washington and the ship Kingfisher. Miscellaneous shipping papers incorporate receipts and interest payments for unidentified ships.


Series II. Personal Papers is comprised of letters addressed to Knapp by several of his captains, as well as letters to and from family members. Miscellaneous family papers include an account book for the years 1862-63 by an unknown author and a copy of a farm plan (1895), the original dating from 1778, as well as a probate record from 1922.


Biographical Sketch

Joseph Jenkins Knapp (1805-1883) was the son of Anthony and Betsy (Cook) Knapp. A merchant of Newburyport, Massachusetts, he owned a number of ships, including the brig Lady Washington, the ship Kingfisher, and the ship Merrimac. His ships traveled to Paris, Liverpool, Canada, and Calcutta.


In addition to his mercantile activities, Knapp served as secretary of the Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Newburyport for forty years. He married Mary Pierce (1806-1877) in 1828. They had six children.


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.

Kingfisher (Ship)
Lady Washington (Brig)
Merrimac (Ship)
Account books--1862-1863
Account books--Massachusetts--Newburyport
Shipping--Massachusetts--Newburyport
Ships' papers
Newburyport (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

Joseph Jenkins Knapp (1805-1883) Papers, MSS 286, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was purchased on April 5, 1996 (Acc 1996.009).

Processing Information

Collection processed by Kate Lowenstein, June 1996.


Related Material

Merrimac (Ship) Logbook, 1862-1863, Log 1046


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