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Churchill, Brown & Manson Company Records

Churchill, Brown & Manson Company Records

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CHURCHILL, BROWN & MANSON COMPANY RECORDS, 1866-1878





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:Churchill, Brown & Manson Company
Title:Churchill, Brown & Manson Company Records
Dates:1866/1878
Quantity:0.25 Linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:This collection contains business records from 1866 to 1878 relating to the shipment of goods, primarily molasses, sugar, and flour, by the Churchill, Brown & Manson Company.
Collection Number:MH 57

Series List


SERIES I. Bills and Receipts
A. Freight and Wharfage
B. Towage
C. Repair
SERIES II. Financial Records

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains business records from 1866 to 1878 relating to the shipment of goods, primarily molasses, sugar, and flour, by the Churchill, Brown & Manson Company. Each series is arranged by vessel where specified, then chronologically.


Series I. Bills and Receipts is organized into three subseries. Subseries A. Freight and Wharfage represents the bulk of the collection and includes bills of lading and receipts for the shipment and stowing of sugar, syrup, molasses, and flour to and from ports in Cuba, Portland, Boston, St Louis, and New Orleans. Subseries B. Towage contains four receipts for towage in Boston, and Subseries C. Repair contains one receipt for the repair of trucks in Portland.


Series II. Financial Records consists of canceled checks from St. Louis and Portland.


Historical Sketch

The Churchill, Brown & Manson Company, also known as the Churchill, Browns & Manson Company, was a shipping company based in Portland, Maine, which traded primarily with Cuba in sugar and molasses. The company started an active branch office in Boston in 1867. James Morrill Churchill was the senior member of the firm. The other partners were John Bundy Brown, his sons Philip Henry Brown and John Marshall Brown, and Benjamin S. Manson. John Bundy Brown was was head of the Portland Sugar Company, one of the leading manufacturing houses in the country, and founded and operated the private banking house J. B. Brown & Sons with his sons Philip and John. Philip Henry Brown founded the West India house of the Churchill, Brown & Manson Company.


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.

Altavela (Brig)
Amy H. Lane (Brig)
Bowdoin (Schooner)
Churchill, Brown & Manson Company
Churchill, Browns & Manson Company
Ella L. Trefethen (Schooner)
Forest City (Steamer)
George Amos (Brig)
Gold Hunter (Schooner)
Harriet Fuller (Schooner)
Helen Hastings (Schooner)
Ida Miller (Tug)
John Brooks (Steamer)
King Bird (Schooner)
Louise (Bark)
Maracaibo (Schooner)
Mary C. Fox (Bark)
Mary Louise (Schooner)
Minna Traub (Brig)
Mississippi Valley Transportation Company
Montreal (Steamer)
Portland Steam Packet Co.
Superior (Ship)
Virginia (Steamboat)
Warrior (Tug)
Shipping
Wharfage
Portland (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

Churchill, Brown & Manson Company Records, MH 57, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was purchased in 1941.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Jennifer Prentice, June 2012.


Related Material

Business Letters Describing the Financial Market in Cuba, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.


Churchill, Browns, and Manson Business Papers, 1899-1869, Special Collections, Maine Historical Society, Portland, Maine.


Coll. 162, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum Inc.


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