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Nathaniel B. Perkins (1813-1885) Papers

Nathaniel B. Perkins (1813-1885) Papers

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NATHANIEL B. PERKINS (1813-1885) PAPERS, 1830-1867





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:Perkins, Nathaniel B., 1813-1885
Title:Nathaniel B. Perkins (1813-1885) Papers
Dates:1830/1867
Quantity:0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:The Nathaniel B. Perkins papers document some activities of this Salem, Massachusetts, ship owner. It contains mostly correspondence and legal papers and has been arranged chronologically. It includes some papers of the schooner Vigilant.
Collection Number:MH 185

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Scope and Content Note

The Nathaniel B. Perkins papers document some activities of this Salem, Massachusetts, ship owner. It contains mostly correspondence and legal papers and has been arranged chronologically. It includes some papers of the schooner Vigilant. Of interest is a letter from Frank dated 1835 from Rio de Janeiro, which mentions a fight between a "Guineaman" ship and two Brazilian schooners of war, where the "Guineaman" ship had 500 slaves aboard. Folder 10 contains powers of attorney for James P. Cook and Thomas Hunt. Vessels mentioned are the ships Brookline, George, George Cabot, and Vigilant and the brig Governor Endicott.


Biographical Sketch

Nathaniel Brown Perkins was born in Salem, Massachusetts, on September 21, 1813, the son of Captain Joseph Perkins (born 1785) and Elizabeth Hunt (d. 1835).


Perkins was a ship owner. He served on the School Committee in 1853-1854 and was Treasurer of the Essex Marine Railway. He also served as Treasurer of the Phillips Wharf property.


He married Susan Elizabeth Breed (1816-1891) in 1836 and they had six children: Anna Frothingham (born 1840); George Holton (born 1842); Charles Willard (born 1845); Alice Delf (born 1852); Grace Hawthorne (1855-19470); and Edith Allen (born 1858).


He died on February 8, 1885 in Salem.


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.

Allen, Charles Henry, 1810-1899
Allen, William H. (William Henry), 1808-1882
Cook, James P.
Hunt, Thomas
Osborn, W. H.
Peele, J. Willard, 1804-1871
Perkins, William A.
Brookline (Ship)
George (Ship)
Governor Endicott (Brig)
Phillips Wharf (Salem, Mass.)
Vigilant (Schooner)
Privateering
Shipping
Salem (Mass.)

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

Nathaniel B. Perkins (1813-1885) Papers, MH 185, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was donated by E. Victor Emilio in 1943 (acc #11,316).

Processing Information

Collection processed by Tamara Gaydos, August 2016.


Related Material


Adams, George. The Salem Directory, Containing the Names of the Citizens, City Officers, a Business Directory, General Events of the Years 1856 and 1857, and an Almanac for 1859. Also a Business Directory of South Danvers. Salem: Henry Whipple & Son, 1859.


Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.


Day book of Nathaniel B. Perkins, 1838-1878, MSS 1313.1


Account book of Nathaniel B. Perkins, 1838-1859, MSS 1313.2


Cash book of Nathaniel B. Perkins, 1856-1865, MSS 1313.3


Joseph Perkins Papers, 1802-1852, MH 184


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