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William Martain Papers

William Martain Papers

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WILLIAM MARTAIN PAPERS, 1816-1830





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:Martain, William
Title:William Martain Papers
Dates:1816/1830
Quantity:0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:The William Martain Papers contain correspondence, letters of instruction, disbursements, crew wages, provisions, and fur accounts for the ships Hamilton and Louisa.
Collection Number:MSS 123

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Scope and Content Note

The William Martain Papers contain correspondence, letters of instruction, disbursements, crew wages, provisions, and fur accounts for the ships Hamilton and Louisa.


Biographical Sketch

William Martain was a Boston, Massachusetts, ship captain who captained the ship Hamilton (1816-1822) and the ship Louisa (1826-1830) to the Northwest coast of the United States, Hawaii, and Canton, China. No further biographical information can be found.


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.

Dodd, Timothy
Lyman, George
Active (Ship)
Hamilton (Ship)
Joseph Baker and Sons
Louisa (Ship)
Fur trade
Ship captains
Shipping--China--Guangzhou
Ships' papers

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

William Martain Papers, MSS 123, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was found in the collection.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Tamara Gaydos, July 2015.


Related Material


Hamilton (Ship) Logbook, 1809-1819. Log 3021 (OS)


Hamilton (Ship) Logbook, 1809-1815, Log 92


Louisa (Ship) Logbook, 1826-1829, Log 3048 (OS)


Louisa (Ship) Logbook, 1829-1830, Log 3060 (OS)


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