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John Winn Papers

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JOHN WINN PAPERS, 1818, 1845-1881

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The processing of this collection was funded by a gift from the Pingree heirs.





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:Winn, John
Title:John Winn Papers
Dates:1818, 1845/1881
Quantity:3.5 linear feet (4 boxes)
Abstract:The John Winn papers contain materials from Winn’s business dealings in the lumber trade.
Collection Number:MSS 925

Series List

SERIES I. Business Papers
SERIES II. Winn and Paulk Papers

Scope and Content Note

The John Winn papers contain materials from Winn’s business dealings in the lumber trade. This collection has been divided into two series.

Series I. Business Papers contains materials from Winn’s lumber business, including account books, township accounts, and accounts with specific individuals or corporations, receipts and vouchers. Persons with sensitivity to mold should use caution when viewing the cash book, 1845-1856 (box 1, folder 1).

Series II. Winn and Paulk Papers contain papers from John Winn’s business dealings, both as a partner and as a legal opponent, with Ephraim Paulk, and E. Paulk and Paulk Company. This series includes legal and financial papers, deeds, and an account book belonging to E. Paulk and Paulk Company detailing mortgage payments, lumber, and other items; loose materials found within the account book have been left interleaved in the book. There are also summaries of Supreme Court proceedings between the two parties and testimonies, and some miscellaneous papers.


Biographical

John Winn was involved in the lumber trade in Bangor, Maine, and acted as an agent for David Pingree (1795-1863) of Salem, Massachusetts. In 1847, Pingree sold an undivided share of land in Maine, part of T7 R12, to Winn. Pingree, E. S. Coe, and Winn separated out a 500-acre tract of T7 R12 for the Chamberlain Farm. Winn was the treasurer of Old Town Bridge Corporation.


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.

Coe, Eben Smith, 1814-1899
Frisk, James
Paulk, Ephraim
Pingree, David, 1795-1863
Winn, John
E. Paulk and Paulk and Company
Milford Mill Company
Monson Academy
Old Town Bridge Company
Account books
Acquisition of land
Land titles
Lumber trade
Lumbering, Maine
Bangor (Me.)
Penobscot County (Me.)
Salem (Mass.)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.


Administrative Information

Copyright

Request 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

John Winn Papers, MSS 925, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was donated by Pingree family heirs.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Hilary Streifer, August 2015.


Related Material

Bennett, Dean B. The Wilderness from Chamberlain Farm: A Story of Hope for the American Wild. Washington D. C.: Island Press/Shearwater Books, 2001.

David Pingree Papers, 1810-1939, MSS 901.

Samuel Smith Papers, 1844-1850, 1865. MSS 926.


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