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Joseph Winn (1805-1880) Papers

Joseph Winn (1805-1880) Papers

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JOSEPH WINN (1805-1880) PAPERS, 1815-1879

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Processing of this collection was 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:Winn, Joseph, 1805-1880
Title:Joseph Winn (1805-1880) Papers
Dates:1815/1879
Quantity:0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:The Joseph Winn Papers document Winn's maritime activities and military career and contain some of his wife's papers.
Collection Number:MSS 155

Series List


SERIES I. Shipping Papers
SERIES II. Family Papers

Scope and Content Note

The Joseph Winn Papers document Winn's maritime activities and military career and contain some of his wife's papers. The collection has been divided into two series.


Series I. Shipping Papers contains letters, accounts, and some ship's papers from his days as a shipmaster, ship owner, and Zanzibar agent for R. Greene & Co. of Providence, Rhode Island. Also included are letters written during the Civil War while Winn was an "acting volunteer lieutenant" on the U.S. Bark James L. Davis. Some of these letters discuss his attempts to market a mechanical sewing machine. Not represented in the papers is Winn's shoe manufacturing partnership with S. Driver & Company.


Series II. Personal Papers includes a deed, receipts, a letter to his sister, his marriage certificate, and Winn's appointment as Justice of the Peace. Hannah Cook (Stimpson) Winn's papers contain school awards, watercolor drawings, a school exercise (ciphering) book, and a diary (1864-1865).


Biographical Sketch

Joseph Winn was born on April 4, 1805, in Salem, Massachusetts, the son of Joseph R. Winn and Hanna (Dove) Winn. He became a ship master, ship owner, and agent in Zanzibar for R. Greene & Co. of Providence, Rhode Island. He was a voluntary lieutenant during the Civil War, serving onboard the U.S. bark James L. Davis. Winn was appointed Justice of the Peace in 1853.


He married Hannah (Cook) Stimpson(1806-1894) in 1829. They had one son, Joseph Alonzo (1829-1831) who died at age 22 months. Winn died on August 11, 1880 of an enlarged prostrate.


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.

Chamberlain, Joseph
Eagleston, John H., 1803-1884
Phillips, Stephen C. (Stephen Clarendon), 1801-1857
Whippey, David
Winn, Hannah Cook Stimpson
Catherine (Ship)
Clinton (Schooner)
Coral (Schooner)
Eliza (Ship)
Elizabeth (Ship)
Emerald (Ship)
Heraclide (Ship)
James L. Davis (Bark)
Maryland (Bark)
Nassau (Schooner)
Pontiac (Ship)
R. Greene & Co. (Providence, R.I.)
Talma (Ship)
Tidal Wave (Bark)
United States. Navy
Merchants--Providence (R. I.)
Merchants--Salem (Mass.)
Ship captains
Shipping
Shipping--New Zealand
Salem (Mass.)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Zanzibar--Description and travel

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

Joseph Winn (1805-1880) Papers, MSS 155, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

The bulk of the Essex Institute collection was donated in 1931 by the estate of Nathan P. Cutler. A box of correspondence, accounts, and ship's papers was placed on deposit at the Peabody Museum of Salem in 1931 by Nathan P. Cutler and William H. Cutler (acc #8821). The two collections were merged in 2016.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Prudence Backman, January 1985. Updated by Tamara Gaydos, September 2016.


Related Material


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


Phillips Family Papers, 1636-1897, MH 4.


Phillips Family Papers, 1794-1943, MSS 58.


Saint Paul (Ship) Journal of the Master's Wife, 1837-1838. Log 405.


Salem India Rubber Company Records, MSS 240.


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