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P. and A. Filicchi Papers

P. and A. Filicchi Papers

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P. AND A. FILICCHI PAPERS, 1823-1884, 1931-1934





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:Filicchi, Antonio, 1764-1847
Title:P. and A. Filicchi Papers
Dates:1823/1884, 1931/1934
Quantity:0.75 linear feet (1 box, 1 volume)
Abstract:The P. and A. Filicchi papers are a collection of original letters and transcriptions compiled by William Crowninshield Endicott in the early 1930s when he was conducting research for a book on Joseph Peabody.
Collection Number:MH 98

Series List


SERIES I. Business Papers
SERIES II. Personal Papers
SERIES III. Other

Scope and Content Note

The P. and A. Filicchi papers are a collection of original letters and transcriptions compiled by William Crowninshield Endicott in the early 1930s when he was conducting research for a book on Joseph Peabody. The collection contains both business and personal correspondence between the Filicchis and the Peabodys. This collection has been divided into three series.


Series I. Business Papers contains original and transcript copies of business letters and transactions between the firm of P. and A. Filicchi and Joseph Peabody. The majority of the original letters were in a number of letter book volumes and the folder names reflect the number of the volume in which they came from. It is unclear where the original letter books are now. At the front of volume one is an explanation of the collection provided by William Crowninshield Endicott. Also included in this collection is a letter book which appears to have been owned by P. and A. Filicchi.


Series II. Personal Papers contains original and transcript copies of personal correspondence between the Filicchi family and the Peabody family. Similar to the business papers, one folder has been identified as originating from a letter book volume.


Series III. Other contains correspondence to William Crowninshield Endicott about the use, transcribing, and purchasing of the Filicchi letters. Transcriptions from volume three include an introduction from Endicott. Also included in this series is genealogical information about the Filicchi family collected by Endicott.


Historical Sketch

The firm of P. and A. Filicchi was made up of brothers Philip and Antonio Filicchi, who were prosperous merchants in Leghorn, Italy, in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The Filicchi brothers appear to have acted as a commercial agent for Joseph Peabody of Salem, Massachusetts.


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.

Endicott, William Crowninshield, 1860-1936
Filicchi, Antonio, 1764-1847
Filicchi, Patrizio
Peabody, Joseph, 1757-1844
P. & A. Filicchi
Coffee
Commerce--Italy
Shipping
Salem (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

P. and A. Filicchi Papers, MH 98, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

The transcripts and original letters were donated by William Crowninshield Endicott. The oversized volume was purchased in 1933 (accession #9321).

Processing Information

Collection processed by Hilary Streifer, April 2015.


Related Material


Herbermann, Charles George, editor. Historical Records and Studies, Volume 9. NY: United States Catholic Historical Society, 1916.


Joseph Peabody Family Papers, 1721-1936, MH 178


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