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James Henry Chaney (1832-1862) Papers

James Henry Chaney (1832-1862) Papers

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SERIES I. Family Correspondence
A. Letters to Parents
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11Letters to his parents1849-1856
B. Letters Received
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12From William B. Ashton1849
2From James Chaney (father) and Mary Webb Chaney (sister)1853
2From George Leonard Chaney (brother)1853
2From Mary Webb Chaney and Harriet Webb Chaney (sisters)1853
2From George Leonard Chaney and James Chaney1853
SERIES II. Business Correspondence
13Two letters from Henry O. Roberts, a clerk in the merchant firm of Charles H. Miller, to Captain Chaney, who was serving as a factor on the Cape Coast of Africa1861
SERIES III. Ships' Papers
A. Thomas Perkins (Ship)
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14Personal "logbook" kept by Chaney on board the ship Thomas Perkins1849
4"List of Cargo and number of Tons"undated
B. Manchester (Bark)
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15Account book on a journey from Salem to the Cape Coast of Africa1857-1858
SERIES IV. Miscellaneous Material
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16A series of academic writing exercises, including short essays in geography and ancient history1848
7A copy of the lithograph "Tremendous Excitement; Samuel Whittaker and Robert McKenzie rescued from the authorities and hung by the Vigilance Committee, August 24th" (by Justh, Quirot & Company, San Francisco, ca. 1851)undated
8A collection of notes and comments that accompanied the James Henry Chaney material, the author of which is speculated to be Edward Thomas, who presumably owned the material at one point. These notes are an attempt to reconstruct the voyages, etc., of the vessels aboard which Chaney servedundated
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