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Edmund Kimball (1768-1879) of Marblehead Papers

Edmund Kimball (1768-1879) of Marblehead Papers

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EDMUND KIMBALL (1768-1879) OF MARBLEHEAD PAPERS, 1803-1907





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, Edmund, 1768-1879
Title:Edmund Kimball (1768-1879) of Marblehead Papers
Dates:1803/1907
Quantity:.25 Linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:The Edmund Kimball Papers consist of ships' papers, deeds, mortgages, materials about Alabama Claims, and an account book of this Marblehead, Massachusetts merchant and ship owner.
Collection Number:MSS 325

Series List

SERIES I. Ships' Papers
A. Anna Kimball (Ship)
B. Belle of the Sea (Ship)
C. Elizabeth Kimball (Ship)
SERIES II. Alabama Claims
SERIES III. Deeds and Mortgages
SERIES IV. Fisheries Account Book

Scope and Content Note

The Edmund Kimball Papers consist of ships' papers, deeds, mortgages, materials about Alabama Claims, and an account book of this Marblehead, Massachusetts merchant and ship owner. The collection is divided into four series.


Series I. Ships' Papers is a collection of materials related to the vessels Anna Kimball, Belle of the Sea, and Elizabeth Kimball, including drafts issued during the construction of the Anna Kimball.


Series II. Alabama Claims concerns a claim by Edmund Kimball and his heirs for incurred losses during the Civil War. These materials include the deposition of Charles H. Kimball before the Court of Commissioners of Alabama Claims, correspondence between Kimball and his attorney, and miscellaneous related correspondence.


Series III. Deeds and Mortgages includes deeds and mortgages for property in Marblehead, Maine, and New York.


Series IV. Fisheries Account Book contains entries related to several fishing schooners owned by Edmund Kimball, as well as accounts with several individuals. Also is included is an index to the accounts.


Biographical Sketch

Edmund Kimball was born in Wenham, Massachusetts, on 24 September 1786, the son of Thomas and Huldah Porter Kimball. He first married Mary Hooper of Marblehead, daughter of Asa and Deliverance Knight Hooper, on 13 June 1813. She died on 15 May 1826 after bearing him six children. On 19 October 1828 he married Lydia Mugford Russell of Marblehead, daughter of John R. and Elizabeth Warner Russell. She bore him eight children.


Mr. Kimball was a successful merchant and owner of a number of vessels outright or in part. He began his career by owning several fishing schooners as well as selling general merchandise, then ventured into offshore trade with larger vessels, many of which were built by Marblehead shipwrights. He moved to Marblehead in 1807 and lived there for about 45 years before returning to Wenham about 1853. He died in Wenham on 22 August 1879.


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, Charles H., b. 1837
Anna Kimball (Ship)
Belle of the Sea (Ship)
Elizabeth Kimball (Ship)
Account books--1825-1835
Account books--Massachusetts--Marblehead
Alabama claims
Deeds
Shipowners
Ships' papers
Marblehead (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

Edmund Kimball (1768-1879) of Marblehead Papers, MSS 325, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was donated by John R. H. Kimball on 29 November 2000 (acc # 28,123).

Processing Information

Collection processed by Robert F. Craig, June 2002.


Related Material

Morrison, Leonard Allison and Stephen Paschall Sharples. History of the Kimball Family in America, From 1634 to 1897. Boston, 1897; reprint 1981.


Vital Records of Marblehead, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, 2 vols. Salem, Mass.: Essex Institute, 1903, 1904.


Vital Records of Wenham, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849. Salem, Mass.: Essex Institute, 1904.


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