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Joseph P. Russell Papers

Joseph P. Russell Papers

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JOSEPH P. RUSSELL PAPERS, 1784-1823

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Processing and conservation of this collection were funded by a grant from the national Endowment for the Humanities.





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:Russell, Joseph P.
Title:Joseph P. Russell Papers
Dates:1784/1823
Quantity:0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:The Joseph P. Russell papers contain correspondence, accounts, and crew lists of five vessels owned or mastered by Joseph Russell, a Newburyport, Massachusetts, shipping merchant and master.
Collection Number:MSS 169

Series List


Scope and Content Note

The Joseph P. Russell papers contain correspondence, accounts, and crew lists of five vessels owned or mastered by Joseph Russell, a Newburyport, Massachusetts, shipping merchant and master. These include the brigantine Harriet, ship Moses Brown, ship Rebecca, brig Sally, and schooner Tom Bowline. (See Appendix I for further information.) The ship Moses Brown's disbursement book also features shipping and personal accounts of Joseph Russell from 1818 to 1820. Of special interest are the stores inventory of the schooner Tom Bowline and the account of the brig Sally's capture by the British in 1808. The collection also includes: family business papers containing merchant correspondence of Joseph, his brother William, and their partner William Picket; Joseph's partner agreement with John Davenport; legal papers of Thomas Russell; and an account book of William Russell which includes accounts of the ship Russell and brig Lively.


Biographical Sketch

Joseph P. Russell was a Newburyport, Massachusetts, shipping merchant and master.


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.

Davenport, John, 1776-1817
Picket, William
Russell, William, 1744?-1818
Harriet (Brigantine)
Lively (Brig)
Moses Brown (Ship)
Rebecca (Ship)
Russell (Ship)
Sally (Brig)
Tom Bowline (Schooner)
Capture at sea
Merchants--Newburyport
Shipping
Newburyport (Mass.)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.


The mold damaged papers in folder 6 are restricted due to their fragile condition. Photocopies of these items have been integrated into the main body of the collection.


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

Joseph P. Russell Papers, MSS 169, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This collection is a combination of material removed from the John Davenport Papers (MSS 163) and five shipping account books. The collection is from an unknown source.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Sylvia Kennick, January 1985. Updated by Tamara Gaydos, January 2016.


Related Material


John Davenport Papers, 1791-1838, MSS 163

Appendix I


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