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Robert Knox Jr. (born 1802) Papers

Robert Knox Jr. (born 1802) Papers

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ROBERT KNOX JR. (BORN 1802) PAPERS, 1818-1880





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, Robert, Jr., b. 1802
Title:Robert Knox Jr. (born 1802) Papers
Dates:1818/1880
Quantity:1 linear foot (2 boxes)
Abstract:The Robert Knox Jr. Papers contain the shipping, business, and personal papers of Robert Knox Jr.
Collection Number:MH 140

Series List


SERIES I. Ships' Papers
SERIES II. Accounts and Receipts
SERIES III. Personal Papers and Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

The Robert Knox Jr. Papers contain the shipping, business, and personal papers of Robert Knox Jr. The bulk of the papers date from 1831 to 1848; the collection has been arranged into three series.


Series I. ShipsÂ’ Papers include customs and port documentation for ships that Knox mastered or on which he served as captain. The series also contains letters to and from ship crew members regarding voyages and business matters, memo books, and shipsÂ’ documents.


Series II. Accounts and Receipts contains accounts and receipts for named and unnamed vessels, miscellaneous accounts and receipts, account books, and a bank book for Robert Knox.


Series III. Personal Papers and Correspondence contains a work document for Knox, a letter for a gold rush prospector, a letter of introduction for Knox, a list of maps and charts, legal notes for two court cases, and research into family genealogical records.


Biographical Sketch

Robert Knox Jr. was born in 1802. He lived in Charlestown, Massachusetts, and served as a master, captain, and co-owner of several vessels during the mid-1800s.


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, Robert, Jr., b. 1802
Alfred Taylor (Brig)
Antelope (Bark)
Blucher (Brig)
Cotton Planter (Brig)
Dispatch (Brig)
Gil Blas (Schooner)
Hull (Ship)
Orbit (Ship)
Panama (Brig)
Richmond (Brig)
Romp (Brig)
South Boston (Ship)
Speedwell (Brig)
Account books
Shipping--Massachusetts--Charlestown
Charlestown (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

Robert Knox Jr. (born 1802) Papers, MH 140, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was a gift from the estate of James and John Phelps in 1948 (accession #11,920).

Processing Information

Collection processed by Elaine McGrath, February 2010. Updated by Hilary Streifer, July 2015.


Related Material


Robert Knox, Sr. Papers, 1796-1875. MH 141


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