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William and David R. Lecraw Papers

William and David R. Lecraw Papers

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WILLIAM AND DAVID R. LECRAW PAPERS, 1823-1881





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:Lecraw, William, b. circa 1796
Title:William and David R. Lecraw Papers
Dates:1823/1881
Quantity:2.75 Linear feet (3 boxes)
Abstract:The William and David R. LeCraw Papers contain personal papers, correspondence, and shipping records pertaining to the many ships on which William and David LeCraw served and/or captained.
Collection Number:MH 146

Series List


SERIES I. William LeCraw Papers
A. Personal Papers
B. Business Papers
SERIES II. David R. LeCraw Papers

Scope and Content Note

The William and David R. LeCraw Papers contain personal papers, correspondence, and shipping records pertaining to the many ships on which William and David LeCraw served and/or captained. This collection has been organized into two series; each series is arranged alphabetically by ship and then each ship chronologically by date/s sailed.


Series I. William LeCraw Papers is comprised of two subseries. Subseries A. Personal Papers contains William LeCraw's correspondence to and from his wife, Lydia, to and from his mother, as well as letters to his brother David R. LeCraw. Subseries B. Business Papers include ships' logbooks, bills, receipts, and other papers pertaining to the running of the various ships on whichWilliam LeCraw served or captained.


Series II. David R. LeCraw Papers contains David R. LeCraw's correspondence to and from his mother, as well as to his brother, William LeCraw.


Biographical Sketches

William LeCraw was born in approximately 1796 in Marblehead, Massachusetts, the son of John LeCraw and Rebecca Ross LeCraw. William became a mariner and eventually attained the rank of Master Mariner. William married Lydia Ireson of Maine in approximately 1820. William and Lydia LeCraw had a son named William who was born in 1821 and a daughter named Lydia who was born in approximately 1827.


David Ross LeCraw was born on July 12, 1801 in Marblehead. David was a mariner. He commanded or sailed on the Delia Walker, the Charles Hill (Ship), the Algonquin (Ship), and the Empress (Ship). He married Hannah Russell Girdler of Marblehead in 1835. David and Hannah had three sons, David, William and Charles, and a daughter, Rebecca.


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.

Lecraw, David R., b. 1801
Lecraw, William, b. circa 1796
Agenoria (Schooner)
Alciope (Ship)
Brutus (Ship)
Buenos Aires (Brig)
Byron (Bark)
Charles Hill (Ship)
Concord (Ship)
Constitution (Ship)
Copia (Ship)
Cowper (Bark)
Delia Walker (Ship)
East Indian (Ship)
Farwell (Ship)
Gleaner (Brig)
Hebron (Brig)
Index (Brig)
Martha (Ship)
Monterey (Ship)
Nile (Schooner)
Oliver Putnam (Ship)
Oregon (Schooner)
Shipping
Ships' papers

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

William and David R. Lecraw Papers, MH 146, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

Letters of Captain William and David R. LeCraw were purchased on December 20, 1937 (acc #10,240 and 10,424).

Processing Information

Collection processed by Nicholas Long, March 2015.


Related Material


Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Date Accessed: March 25, 2015.


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