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of Maine Research Group, Bursaw Oil Corp., and Salem Laundry Co.
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Hale, George William, 1825-1891
George W. Hale (1825-1891)
0.75 linear feet (2 boxes)
The George W. Hale papers
document Hale's career as a master mariner and United States shipping agent in
Scope and Content Note
The George W. Hale papers document Hale's career as a master mariner and United
States shipping agent in Liverpool, England. The volumes of disbursements, port
charges, and crew accounts record his activity as a sea captain. The remaining
volumes reflect Hale's Liverpool activities. While Hale lists himself as a shipping
agent, the extant documentation of his Liverpool business relates only to
shipping-master activities. Thee account books list crew members and their wage
accounts for America-bound vessels.
George William Hale, master mariner, was born on January
8, 1825, the son of Moses and Anstice (Jacques) Hale of Newburyport, Massachusetts.
George began his career as a sea captain. Among the ships he commanded were the
Albert Edward, Antelope, Charles H. Lunt, Don Quixote, Guiding Star,
Ocean Queen, Pacific,
Progress, and Sancho
Panza. He joined the Newburyport Marine Society in 1855 and was an active
He married Elizabeth Bayley Cheney (born 1823) on February 6, 1850. They had
two daughters and one son. By 1871, Hale had retired from the sea and opened a
shipping masters' office in Liverpool. England. His wife and daughters accompanied
him to England. He returned to Newburyport, in approximately 1886 and resided there
until his death in June 1891.
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.
Hale & Brown (Liverpool, England)
Ocean Express (Ship)
Merchant agents--Liverpool--Hale, George W.
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
George W. Hale (1825-1891) Papers, MSS 225, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum,
This material is from an unknown source.
Collection processed by Prudence K. Backman, April 1987. Updated by Tamara Gaydos,
"Portraits in the Peabody Museum." Essex Institute
Historical Collections 73 (1937): 370-71.