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Samuel Staples and Son Records

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SAMUEL STAPLES AND SON RECORDS, 1841-1916





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:Samuel Staples & Son
Title:Samuel Staples and Son Records
Dates:1841/1916
Quantity:2.75 linear feet (4 boxes)
Abstract:The Samuel Staples and Son records contain materials from the merchant firm's business.
Collection Number:MH 153

Series List


SERIES I. Invoices, Bills, and Receipts
SERIES II. Correspondence
SERIES III. Ships' Papers

Scope and Content Note

The Samuel Staples and Son records contain materials from the merchant firm's business. These papers include invoices, bills, receipts, business correspondence, and ships' papers. This collection has been divided into three series.


Series I. Invoices, Bills, and Receipts contains invoices, bills, and receipts that do not pertain to a specific ship, or in a few cases, pertain to multiple ships. These have been arranged by date.


Series II. Correspondence contains business correspondence to and from Samuel Staples and Son merchant firm. This series also contains a folder of paint samples sent to the firm, possibly of paint that was used on its ships.


Series III. Ships' Papers contains papers related to specific ships. This includes, invoices, bills, receipts, correspondence, bills of lading, charter party agreements, insurance policies, and customs certificates. The folder "'unidentifiable vessels"' contains ships' papers for ships whose name cannot be clearly read.


Historical Sketch

Samuel Staples and Son was a merchant firm that was based in Lubec, Maine. The firm also owned ships.


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.

Abigail (Schooner)
Annie (Schooner)
Carl D. Lathrop (Schooner)
Catherine Wilcox (Schooner)
Charles E. Sears (Schooner)
Clara Dinsmore (Schooner)
Clara Jane (Schooner)
Compliance (Schooner)
Cottage (Schooner)
Del Norte (Schooner)
Fanny Flint (Schooner)
Franklin (Schooner)
General Meade (Schooner)
General Peavy (Schooner)
Harmony (Schooner)
Idlewild (Schooner)
Jeddie (Schooner)
King Phillip (Schooner)
Lahaina (Schooner)
Lizzie B. McNichol (Schooner)
Maggie Harthan (Schooner)
Mary (Schooner)
Mary A. Harmon (Schooner)
Mary E. Staples (Schooner)
Mecca (Schooner)
Nellie J. Dinsmore (Schooner)
Nellie Staples (Schooner)
Parallel (Schooner)
Pinta (Schooner)
Rocky (Sloop)
Sammy Ford (Schooner)
Specie (Schooner)
Turk (Schooner)
Virginia (Schooner)
Wenohah (Schooner)
Wenohah (Schooner)
Coastwise shipping--Atlantic Coast (U.S.)
Merchants--Maine--Lubec
Shipowners--Maine--Lubec
Shipping--Maine--Lubec

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

Samuel Staples and Son Records, MH 153, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was donated by James D. Hood (accession #17,320).

Processing Information

Collection processed by Hilary Streifer, August 2015.


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