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Woodbury Family Papers

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WOODBURY FAMILY PAPERS, 1667-1890





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:Woodbury family
Title:Woodbury Family Papers
Dates:1667/1890
Quantity:0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:The bulk of this collection contains account books, bills, receipts and other papers pertaining to the ships Benjamin Woodbury owned or captained. Also included in the collection are account books and receipts from the shoe business run by Augustus Woodbury.
Collection Number:MSS 442

Series List

SERIES I. Ship Papers
SERIES II. Personal Papers

Scope and Content Note

The bulk of this collection contains account books, bills, receipts and other papers pertaining to the ships Benjamin Woodbury owned or captained. The schooner Triumph is the most documented; however, there are records for the schooner Isabella and the schooner Mechanick. The Triumph, captained by Samuel C. Elliot, was built circa 1838. Benjamin Woodbury owned a stake in the schooner along with William H. Lovett and Josiah L. Foster. The Triumph was wrecked upon the rocks at East Hampton, New York in 1857. The schooner Isabella was owned by Jonathan Bickford, John Wilson, Benjamin Woodbury and David Tibbets. The Isabella was primarily a fishing boat and had two documented ship masters: J.H. Boardman and Samuel D. Hoyt. The schooner Mechanick was built in 1819 and owned by Josiah Foster, Abraham Edwards and Richard Picket; the ship master was Richard Wilkenson.


Also included in the collection are account books and receipts from the shoe business run by Augustus Woodbury. The first series is arranged chronologically and the second series is arranged alphabetically.


Biographical Sketches

Andrew Woodbury lived in Beverly, Massachusetts circa 1805. Based on the surviving documents he may have been a farmer or grocer.


Augustus Woodbury was active in Danvers, Massachusetts between 1842 and 1858. He was in the shoe making business.


Captain Benjamin Woodbury was born [November 30, 1800] in Hamilton, Massachusetts. He married his wife, Thirza, on June 1, 1824 and the couple settled in Hamilton. Benjamin was involved with fishing and shipping in Hamilton and Salem.


The date and place of birth for Washington Woodbury are unknown. He married Ida Kilbourne in 1881 in Eureka, Nevada and died January 1890 in Ventura, California.


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.

Woodberry, John, 1783 or 4-1833
Woodbury, Andrew
Woodbury, Augustus
Woodbury, Benjamin, 1800-
Woodbury, Esther
Woodbury, Issac
Woodbury, Jonah
Woodbury, Lydia
Woodbury, Nicholas
Woodbury, Theresa
Woodbury, Thirza
Woodbury, Washington, 1890
Account books
Deeds
Fisheries
Shoe industry--Massachusetts
Beverly (Mass.)
Danvers (Mass.)
Hamilton (Mass.)
Salem (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

Woodbury Family Papers, MSS 442, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was donated October 26, 1982.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Amanda Martinson, March 2010.


Related Material

Bibliography


A. Frank Hitchings (copier) with Stephen Willard Phillips (annotator), Ship Registers of the District of Salem and Beverly, Massachusetts 1789-1900, Salem: The Essex Institute, 1906.


Vital Records of Beverly Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849, vols. 1-2, Topsfield: Topsfield Historical Society, 1906-7.


Vital Records of Hamilton Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849, Salem: The Essex Institute, 1908.


Related Collections


Samuel C. Elliot Papers, 1841-1842, MSS 0.152


Richard Wilkinson Accounts, 1810-1824, MSS 0.177


Lovett Family Papers, 1746-1911, MSS 182


Lady Brooks (Ship), Shipping Logbook and Journal Abstract, September 1822-January 1823, Log 181


Lady Brooks (Ship), Shipping Logbook, September 1822-March 1823, Log 1095


Deeds and Miscellaneous Papers of Asa and Jonathan Batchelder against Richard Wilkinson, Fam. Mss. 60


Historic Ships' Records, 1662-1980 (Isabella and Triumph), MH 259


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