Processing and conservation for the collection
were funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum 132 Essex Street Salem, MA 01970 Phone: 978-745-9500 Fax: 978-531-1516
Dean, Thomas, 1723-1802
Thomas Dean (1723-1802)
0.75 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Thomas Dean Papers contain
shipping, personal papers, and family papers of Thomas Dean, a Salem, Massachusetts,
shipmaster and merchant.
Scope and Content Note
The Thomas Dean Papers contain shipping, personal papers,
and family papers of Thomas Dean, a Salem, Massachusetts, shipmaster and merchant.
Shipping papers include personal bills and receipts, as well as account books,
receipt books, correspondence, and legal papers. There are also financial and legal
papers for other Dean family members including Lydia, William (1763-1791), Thomas
(b. 1787), and Thomas (b. 1818).
Thomas Dean was born in 1723 in Salem, Massachusetts, to
Thomas Dean(e) (1694-1795) and Martha Gillingham (1698-1729). He was a shipmaster,
merchant, and Customs Inspector. He married Mrs. Mary Cash (1726-1794) on April 9,
1754. They had ten children. He died in Salem on July 8, 1802.
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.
Dean, Thomas, 1698-1759
Dean, Thomas, 1787-
Dean, Thomas, 1818-
Dean, William, -1791
Derby, Richard, 1712-1783
Charming Molly (Brig)
Charming Polly (Brigantine)
Flying Fish (Schooner)
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
Thomas Dean (1723-1802) Papers, MSS 101, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum,
The Thomas Dean Papers are a reorganization and integration of one box of manuscripts
which were removed from the Waters Family Papers I and two account books which were
a 1902 gift of Henry F. Waters.
Collection processed by Prudence K. Backman, March 1983. Updated by Catherine
Robertson, April 2015.
Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records,
1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations,
The Thomas Dean Papers are a reorganization and integration of one box of manuscripts which were removed from the Waters Family Papers I and two account books which were a 1902 gift of Henry F. Waters.