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Everest, Winter Hamilton, 1889-1950
Winter H. Everest (1879-1950) Maritime
5.25 linear feet (8 boxes, 1 flat file)
The Winter H. Everest maritime
research collection is a collection of notes on ships, ports, and people in the
eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
SERIES I. Newspaper Notes and Abstracts SERIES II. Correspondence and Notes
B. Miscellaneous Notes
C. Miscellaneous Notes on Shipping
D. List of American Consuls
SERIES III. Indexes
Scope and Content Note
The Winter H. Everest maritime research collection is a collection of notes on ships,
ports, and people in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This information was
compiled by Winter H. Everest. It is not known why this research was being done.
This research does not appear to have resulted in a finished product, such as an
article or book. As the topics and categories of the research are not easily
understandable, the materials, for the most part, have been left in the original
order in which they came to the library. The majority of the material is
handwritten, although there is the occasional photostat. None of the material is
dated. This collection has been divided into three series.
Series I. Newspaper Notes and Abstracts contains
handwritten notes from newspapers; some of the notes consist of entire articles,
others are abstracts. In most cases, the source of the notes is made clear.
Series II. Correspondence and Notes contains
correspondence about Everest's research and notes made (presumably) by Everest. This
series has been divided into four subseries. Subseries A.
Correspondence contains correspondence to Everest in reference to
research inquiries he appears to have made from multiple sources. Subseries B. Miscellaneous Notes contains the bulk of the
collection. Many of the original boxes were labeled "Miscellaneous Notes", with no
further identifying information. In an effort to make these items more accessible,
general subjects have been included in the folder descriptions, when possible;
however, the materials have been left in their original order—the exception being
that oversized materials were moved to more appropriate sized housing. Subseries C. Miscellaneous Notes on Shipping contains notes
that were originally labeled as "Miscellaneous Notes on Shipping." Subseries D. List of American Consuls contains a list of
individuals who served as American Consuls from 1787 to 1872. These notes appear to
be in alphabetical order by location, and were left in the order in which they
Series III. Indexes contains eight indexes that
arrived with the collection. All of the indexes were housed in metal three ring
binders, and were removed from the binders for preservation purposes. Two indexes
were labeled as "Indexes to the Everest Collection". Six of the indexes cover topics
such as shipbuilding centers, ship masters, and ships.
Winter Hamilton Everest was born on July 25, 1889 in
Batavia, New York. He appears to have attended Trinity College, in Hartford,
Connecticut. In 1940 he lived in New Haven, Connecticut, with his wife Harriet M.,
and worked as the auditor of revenues for the New York, New Haven, and Hartford
Railroad Company. He was a member of the New Haven Colonial Society and the New
England Historical Genealogical Society. He died on June 20, 1950.
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.
Restrictions on Access
This collection is open for research use.
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
Winter H. Everest (1879-1950) Maritime Research Collection, MH 93, Phillips Library,
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.
This material was found in the collection.
Collection processed by Hilary Streifer, April 2015.
Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census
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Ancestry.com. U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards,
1942 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.,