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Daniel W. Rogers (1791-1834) Papers

Daniel W. Rogers (1791-1834) Papers

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DANIEL W. ROGERS (1791-1834) PAPERS, 1764-1872





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:Rogers, Daniel W., 1791-1834
Title:Daniel W. Rogers (1791-1834) Papers
Dates:1764/1872
Quantity:2 linear feet (4 boxes)
Abstract:The Daniel W. Rogers Papers contains the business records of Daniel W. Rogers (1791-1834) and the personal papers of Daniel W. Rogers and the Rogers family.
Collection Number:MSS 426

Series List

SERIES I. Business Records
A. Business Correspondence
B. Rogers & Pearson Business Records
C. Bills and Receipts
SERIES II. Personal Correspondence
SERIES III. Estate Files
SERIES IV. Family Papers

Scope and Content Note

The Daniel W. Rogers Papers contains the business records of Daniel W. Rogers (1791-1834) and the personal papers of Daniel W. Rogers and the Rogers family. The collection is divided into four series.


Series I. Business Records has been divided into three subseries. Subseries A. Business Correspondence contains letters pertaining to Rogers' work as a merchant. Subseries B. Rogers & Pearson Business Records contains bills and receipts of goods. Subseries C. Bills and Receipts contains bills, receipts, and auction dues.


Series II. Personal Correspondence includes letters from Daniel W. Rogers to his mother Mercy, as well as letters to his brother. Also included is one letter from his aunt, Esther Rowe. Series III. Estate Files consists of taxes, bills, and receipts for individual estates, probate records, legal documents and records documenting Rogers as the administrator of each estate. Also included is a file on Daniel W. Rogers' estate.


Series IV. Family Papers is comprised of letters from John G. Rogers to his wife Mercy, as well as letters from Mercy to her husband John, her daughter Elizabeth, and her sons. Also included are letters from John G. Rogers, Jr. to his mother and sisters, genealogy, legal documents, bills and receipts.


Biographical Sketch

Daniel W. Rogers was born in Gloucester, Massachusetts, August 21, 1791 to Mercy Rogers (nee Rogers) and John Gorham Rogers. He married Betsey Kimball on December 2, 1819. They had three children: Jonathan, Sarah, and Daniel. He worked as a merchant with William B. Pearson in their business Rogers & Pearson and later carried on legal duties as an administrator of several estates. He died March 9, 1834 of consumption.


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.

Family name can be used as creator here
Rogers, Daniel W., 1791-1834
Rogers, John G. (John Gorham)
Rogers, John G., Jr.
Rogers, Mercy
Rowe, Esther
Rogers and Pearson
Executors and administrators
Formulas, recipes, etc.
Genealogy
Legal documents
Merchants
Gloucester (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

Daniel W. Rogers (1791-1834) Papers, MSS 426, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

The bulk of this material was found in the collection and one item was donated by Constance Brown in 1980.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Katherine O'Connell, November 2009.


Related Material

Vital Records of Gloucester Massachusetts: to the end of the year 1849. 3 vols. Topsfield, Mass: The Topsfield Historical Society, 1917.


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