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Salem and New York Express Steamship Company Records

Salem and New York Express Steamship Company Records

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SALEM AND NEW YORK EXPRESS STEAMSHIP COMPANY RECORDS, 1865-1875

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Processing of 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:Salem and New York Express Steamship Company
Title:Salem and New York Express Steamship Company Records
Dates:1865/1875
Quantity:0.5 linear feet (1 box, 1 volume)
Abstract:The Salem and New York Express Steamship Company Records include bills of sale, charter agreements, and damage reports for steamships utilized by the company, correspondence with charterers, accounts for the general operation of the company and disbursements, freight lists, and time schedules for the vessels.
Collection Number:MSS 157

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Scope and Content Note

The Salem and New York Express Steamship Company Records include bills of sale, charter agreements, and damage reports for steamships utilized by the company, correspondence with charterers, accounts for the general operation of the company and disbursements, freight lists, and time schedules for the vessels. Also included are early accounts for the steamship William Tibbets.


Historical Sketch

The Salem and New York Express Steamship Company was established in 1871 as a steamline to transport goods to and from New York. Shareholders of the company included Willard P. Phillips, John Daland, J.P. Peabody, and B. Heber Richardson. John H. Webb acted as treasurer. During the two years of the company's operation it ran at least four steamships between Salem and New York: the Alliance, Norwich, William Tibbets, and Zodiac.


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.

Daland, John
Richardson, B. Heber
Webb, John H.
Alliance (Steamship)
Norwich (Steamship)
Salem and New York Express Steamship Company
William Tibbetts (Steamship)
Zodiac (Steamship)
Account books
Charter-parties
Freight and freightage
Shipping
Ship's papers
Steamboats

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

Salem and New York Express Steamship Company Records, MSS 157, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

The collection was given in November 1928 by the estate of Anna Farrington.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Prudence Backman, November 1984. Updated by Catherine Robertson, March 2015.


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