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William Martain Papers
0.25 linear feet (1 box)
The William Martain Papers
contain correspondence, letters of instruction, disbursements, crew wages,
provisions, and fur accounts for the ships Hamilton and Louisa.
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.
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
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Joseph Baker and Sons
Restrictions on Access
This collection is open for research use.
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