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George V. Jordan (b. 1845) Papers

George V. Jordan (b. 1845) Papers

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GEORGE V. JORDAN (b. 1845) PAPERS, 1847-1880

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Processing for this collection was funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.





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:Jordan, George V., b. 1845
Title:George V. Jordan (b. 1845) Papers
Dates:1847/1880
Quantity:0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:The George V. Jordan Papers document the numerous voyages made by this shipmaster out of Saco, Maine, and Boson, to the Virgin Islands, Barbados, Havana, Calcutta, Australia, France, Liverpool, Antwerp, Philadelphia, Charleston, New Orleans, and San Francisco.
Collection Number:MSS 59

Series List

SERIES I. Ships' Papers
SERIES II. Correspondence and Accounts

Scope and Content Note

The George V. Jordan Papers cover the years 1847 to 1880, and document the numerous voyages made by this shipmaster out of Saco, Maine, and Boson, to the Virgin Islands, Barbados, Havana, Calcutta, Australia, France, Liverpool, Antwerp, Philadelphia, Charleston, New Orleans, and San Francisco. The collection has been divided into two series.


Series I. Ships' Papers contains the papers of individual ships, the schooners Charles Cooper, Martha A. Nott, and Wallace. These papers are dated from 1847 to 1872.


Series II. Correspondence and Accounts contains miscellaneous business and personal correspondence and accounts.


Biographical Sketch

George Vaughn Jordan was born August 1845 in Maine. Jordan was a ship master who sailed out of Saco, Maine, and Boston and went to the Virgin Islands, Barbados, Havana, Calcutta, Australia, France, Liverpool, Antwerp, Philadelphia, Charleston, New Orleans, and San Francisco. He married Jeanette, born October 1845, in New York. They had one daughter, Nettie, who was born June 1879 in Iowa. According to the 1900 Federal Census, George became a farmer, raising livestock in Iowa.


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.

Jordan, George V., b. 1845
Charles Cooper (Ship)
Martha A. Nott (Ship)
Wallace (Ship)
Shipping
Ships' papers
Boston (Mass.)
Saco (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

George V. Jordan (b. 1845) Papers, MSS 59, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material is a reorganization and integration of two folders, one box from the Phillips Family Papers, and several folders removed from the Andrew and William Heath Papers. All items added to the collection have their original location marked on the back of them or on the folder.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Sylvia Kennick, July 1982. Updated by: Hilary Streifer, October 2014,


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