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Moses Kimball (1779-1867) Papers

Moses Kimball (1779-1867) Papers

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MOSES KIMBALL (1779-1867) PAPERS, 1728-1865





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:Kimball, Moses, 1779-1867
Title:Moses Kimball (1779-1867) Papers
Dates:1728/1865
Quantity:10 linear feet (15 boxes)
Abstract:The records in this collection consist of both handwritten and partially printed materials, including estate documents, land surveys, letters and correspondence, bills, receipts, tax records, insurance policies, shipping documents, and bound business ledgers with inventory and customer account information.
Collection Number:MSS 378

Series List

SERIES I. Letters and Correspondence
SERIES II. Financial Records
SERIES III. Kimball Family Papers

Scope and Content Note

The records in this collection consist of both handwritten and partially printed materials, including estate documents, land surveys, letters and correspondence, bills, receipts, tax records, insurance policies, shipping documents, and bound business ledgers with inventory and customer account information. It has been divided into three series.


Biographical Sketch

Moses Kimball (1779-1867) was born in Ipswich, Massachusetts to Deacon Nathaniel Kimball (1733-1819) and Elizabeth Low (1736-1819). He moved to Newburyport as early as 1801, entering into the mercantile business with his older brother, James Kimball (1770-1828). The Kimball brothers dealt in textiles and other merchandise, the first decades of the 19th century a period of high business activity. Moses married Lavinia Barnard (1788-1871) of Newburyport in 1815, with whom he had five children: Lavinia (1816), Sarissa (1818), Lydia (1820-1838), Ann Boylston (1821), and Abby Caroline (1824). He died in 1867.


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.

Kimball, James, 1770-1828
Kimball, Moses, 1779-1867
Kimball, Nathaniel, 1733-1819
Almy and Brown
Account books--1801-1833
Account books--Massachusetts--Newburyport
Ipswich (Mass.)
Newburyport (Mass.)
United States--Commerce

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

Moses Kimball (1779-1867) Papers, MSS 378, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was purchased in 1998 (acc # 1998.013, 1998.030, 1998.040, 1998.048).

Processing Information

Collection processed by Stephanie Spano, April 2008. Updated by Amanda Martinson, November 2010.


Related Material

Morrison, Leonard Allison, and Stephen Paschall Sharples. History of the Kimball Family in America. Interlaken, NY: 1981.


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