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Trumbull Family Papers

Trumbull Family Papers

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TRUMBULL FAMILY PAPERS, 1876-1899, 1975-1984

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Processing for 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:Trumbull family
Title:Trumbull Family Papers
Dates:1876/1899, 1975/1984
Quantity:0.75 linear feet (2 boxes)
Abstract:The Trumbull Family Papers contain personal and business papers for shipmaster Edward B. Trumbull (1852-1934) and his son, Walter H. Trumbull, a member of Salem's east African shipping firm Ropes, Emmerton & Company.
Collection Number:MSS 105

Series List


SERIES I. Edward B. Trumbull Papers
SERIES II. William H. Trumbull Papers

Scope and Content Note

The Trumbull Family Papers contain personal and business papers for shipmaster Edward B. Trumbull (1852-1934) and his son, Walter H. Trumbull, a member of Salem's east African shipping firm Ropes, Emmerton & Company.


Series I. Edward B. Trumbull Papers include 2 volumes of sailing memoirs from voyages on the bark Taria Topan.


Series II. Walter H. Trumbull Papers contain diaries, letterbooks, and ledgers.


Biographical Sketches

Edward B. Trumbull was born in April 28, 1853 in Salem, Massachusetts, to Edward H. and Mary Ann (Ashby) Trumbull. He was a ship master and captained the bark Taria Topan. He married Elizabeth (Lizzie) Florence Manning of Salem on May 12, 1880 in Antrim, New Hampshire. They had two daughters, Mabel Augusta (born 1880) and Elizabeth M. (born 1891). He died on December 31, 1934.


Walter Henry Trumbull was born in Salem, Massachusetts, in September 1859 to Edward B. and Mary Ann (Ashby) Trumbull. He was a member of one of Salem's east African shipping firms, Ropes, Emmerton & Company. He married Gertrude Lang Cook (1867-1931) in 1888 and they had four children: Mary Elizabeth (born 1889), James C. (born 1890), Franklin Hunt (born 1892), and Walter Henry (1893-1976). He died on June 15, 1935 in Salem.


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.

Trumbull, Edward B., 1852-1934
Trumbull, Walter H., 1859-1935
Ropes, Emmerton & Co.
Taria Topan (Bark)
Account books
Diaries
Merchants--Salem (Mass.)
Shipping
Salem (Mass.)
Zanzibar

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use. The sailing memoirs of Edward B. Trumbull are on microfilm (#106) and should be used in place of the originals. The diary, letterbooks, and ledgers of Walter H. Trumbull are on microfilm (#320) and should be used in place of the originals.


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

Trumbull Family Papers, MSS 105, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

The collection is an integration and reorganization of two boxes which are from an unknown source. The log for the ship Mutlah from 1868 was removed and cataloged separately. In April 2015 the Walter H. Trumbull Papers, 1879-1882 (acc #25,822), were incorporated into the collection. These papers included one envelope of material related to Walter Trumbull's post in Zanzibar, correspondence, and printed material. This material was donated by John R. Trumbull in December 1991.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Prudence K. Backman, May 1983. Updated by Catherine Robertson, April 2015.


Related Material


Ancestry.com. New Hampshire, Marriage and Divorce Records, 1659-1947 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.


Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Mason Membership Cards, 1733-1990 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.


John Bertram Papers, 1855-1889, MSS 104.


Ropes Emmerton and Company Records, 1873-1902, MSS 103.


William H. Hathorne Papers, 1879-1886, Fam. Mss. 426.


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