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YOUNG FAMILY PAPERS, 1851-1906





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:Young family
Title:Young Family Papers
Dates:1851/1906
Quantity:2.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Abstract:The Young Family Papers contain correspondence, financial and personal accounts, letters to family members, and ships' papers of this Maine family.
Collection Number:MH 242

Series List


SERIES I. Francis E. Young Papers
SERIES II. Frank E. Young Papers
SERIES III. Joseph A. Young Papers
SERIES IV. General Family Correspondence
SERIES V. Other Ships' Papers

Scope and Content Note


The Young Family Papers contain correspondence, financial and personal accounts, letters to family members, and ships' papers of this Maine family. The collection has been divided into five series.


Series I. Francis E. Young Papers contains transfer of goods notices, business-related and personal correspondence, cash accounts records, itineraries, and some journal entries.


Series II. Frank E. Young Papers contains personal correspondence and shipping articles. Most of these letters were sent while Frank was aboard the Yumuri ship.


Series III. Joseph A. Young Papers contains accounts of expenses, bills and receipts, business-related and personal correspondence, contracts, an examination of the crew by the Vice Consulate of the United States, payment receipts, insurance documents, and a note of protest. There are also some maritime-related ephemera, such as a circular for the Seamen's Institute, a notice to shipmasters, a blank charter party, and a catalog of ship chandlery and stores.


Series IV. General Family Correspondence contains correspondence between members of the Young family and to extended family members such as brother- and sister-in-laws.


Series V. Other Ships' Papers contains freight bills from the Forest City and Lewiston Steamers that were owned and operated by the Portland Steam Packet Co., outside any discernable relation to the Young family's involvement in shipping.


Biographical Sketches

Francis E. Young was born in 1829, in Bridgton, Maine, to John and Sophronia Young. He married Elizabeth Uln and had one daughter with her, Susie Young. He was an accomplished ship captain, mastering several ships such as the Sarah and Walpole, and sailing all over the world, from Singapore to Rio de Janeiro. He died on May 12, 1856, after a voyage to Rio and was ultimately laid to rest in Yarmouth, Maine, that same year.


Joseph Young was Francis E. Young's older brother, born in 1825, in Bridgton, Maine, to John and Sophronia Young. He married Mahala Young (b. 1830) and had three children with her: Frank E. Young, Grace H. Young, and Joseph A Young. Like his brother, Joseph was a ship captain, mastering the barks Abbyla, Eureka, and P.C. Merryman and the ships Enoch Talbot, and Samuel Fales. His papers and correspondence make up the majority of this collection. He passed away on July 8, 1905 and was laid to rest in Yarmouth, Maine.


Frank E. Young, the son of Joseph and nephew of Francis, was born in 1858 at sea on a ship his father was working on. It appears that he neither married nor had any children throughout his life and the date and place of his death is unknown. He was, however, a ship captain like his father and uncle, mastering the ships J.B. Brown and Yumuri.


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.

Young, Mahala
Young, Francis E., 1829-1856
Young, Frank E., b. 1858
Young, John
Young, Joseph A., 1825-1905
Young, Sophronia
Abbyla (Bark)
Enoch Talbot (Ship)
Eureka (Bark)
Forest City (Steamer)
J. B. Brown (Ship)
Lewiston (Steamer)
P. C. Merryman (Bark)
Samuel Fales (Ship)
Sarah (Ship)
Walpole (Ship)
Yumuri (Ship)
Shipping
Ship's papers
Portland (Me.)

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

Young Family Papers, MH 242, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was purchased in 1934.

Processing Information

Collection processed by James King, March 2016.


Related Material


Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.


Ancestry.com. 1830 United States FederalCensus [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2010


Ancestry.com. 1880 United States FederalCensus [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2010.


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