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Barnabas C. Knox (died 1806) Papers

Barnabas C. Knox (died 1806) Papers

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BARNABAS C. KNOX (DIED 1806) PAPERS, 1806, 1837-1864





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:Knox, Barnabas C., d. 1806
Title:Barnabas C. Knox (died 1806) Papers
Dates:1806, 1837/1864
Quantity:0.25 linear feet (1 box, 1 flat file)
Abstract:The Barnabas C. Knox papers contain ships’ papers from vessels on which Barnabas C. Knox (died 1806) and Joseph S. B. Knox worked and other papers.
Collection Number:MH 139

Series List


SERIES I. Ships' Papers
SERIES II. Other

Scope and Content Note

The Barnabas C. Knox papers contain ships’ papers from vessels on which Barnabas C. Knox (died 1806) and Joseph S. B. Knox worked and other papers. This collection has been divided into two series.


Series I. Ships’ Papers contain papers from individual vessels that Barnabas C. Knox (died 1806) and Joseph S. B. Knox worked on. These papers include accounts, instructions, and related correspondence.


Series II. Other contains information on the Barnabas C. Knox (1808-1894)’s family’s genealogy and papers about the estate of Mary Knox’s estate, Barnabas’ (1808-1894) wife. This series also contains correspondence, most of which is from Joseph S. B. Knox.


Biographical Sketch

Barnabas C. Knox was a sea captain. He died at sea on board the brig Orlando on September 28, 1806.


Joseph S. B. Knox was born to Robert Knox of Charlestown, Massachusetts. Joseph was a ship master on the ships Charles, Inez, Morea, and Saracen. He was active in the early to mid-nineteenth century. His relationship to Barnabas C. Knox (died 1806) is unclear.


Barnabas C. Knox was born on September 8, 1808 to Thomas Knox. He had three brothers: Thomas (1803-1858), Adam (born 1805), and John H. (1811-1817). His wife’s name was Mary; after her death, he became the administrator of her estate. Barnabas was a farmer. His connection to Barnabas C. Knox (died 1806) or Joseph S. B. Knox is not known. Barnabas died in 1894.


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.

Knox, Barnabas C., 1808-1894
Knox, Barnabas C., d. 1806
Knox, Joseph S. B.
Charles (Ship)
Inez (Ship)
Morea (Bark)
Orlando (Brig)
Genealogy
Ship captains
Shipping
Boston (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

Barnabas C. Knox (Died 1806) Papers, MH 139, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was donated by the estate of John and James Phelps (accession #11,920).

Processing Information

Collection processed by Hilary Streifer, July 2015.


Related Material


Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.


Ancestry.com. U.S., Newspaper Extractions from the Northeast, 1704-1930 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.


Account book of Joseph S.B. Knox, 1848-1851. MSS 1598.1.


Account book of Joseph S.B. Knox, 1849. MSS 1598.2.


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