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George W. Hale (1825-1891) Papers

George W. Hale (1825-1891) Papers

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GEORGE W. HALE (1825-1891) PAPERS, 1853-1886

Sponsor:

Processing and rehousing of this collection were funded by grants from the following Essex Institute corporate members: Gulf of Maine Research Group, Bursaw Oil Corp., and Salem Laundry Co.





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:Hale, George William, 1825-1891
Title:George W. Hale (1825-1891) Papers
Dates:1853/1886
Quantity:0.75 linear feet (2 boxes)
Abstract:The George W. Hale papers document Hale's career as a master mariner and United States shipping agent in Liverpool, England.
Collection Number:MSS 225

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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.


Biographical Sketch

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, Lebanon, Mariposa, Ocean Queen, Pacific, Progress, and Sancho Panza. He joined the Newburyport Marine Society in 1855 and was an active member.


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.


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.

Antelope (Ship)
Hale & Brown (Liverpool, England)
Ocean Express (Ship)
Progress (Ship)
Reporter (Ship)
Crew accounts
Merchant agents--Liverpool--Hale, George W.
Shipping--England--Liverpool
Shipping--Massachusetts--Salem
Ship's papers
Account books

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

George W. Hale (1825-1891) Papers, MSS 225, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material is from an unknown source.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Prudence K. Backman, April 1987. Updated by Tamara Gaydos, September 2015.


Related Material


"Portraits in the Peabody Museum." Essex Institute Historical Collections 73 (1937): 370-71.


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