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Putnam, Horace B., 1825-1888
Horace B. Putnam (1825-1888)
0.25 linear feet (1 box)
The Horace B. Putnam papers
document some of the activities of this Danvers, Massachusetts, mariner and mayor of
Manchester, New Hampshire.
SERIES I. Shipping Papers SERIES II. Personal Papers
Scope and Content Note
The Horace B. Putnam papers document some of the activities of this Danvers,
Massachusetts, mariner and mayor of Manchester, New Hampshire. The collection has
been organized into two series.
Series I. Shipping Papers consists of papers for four
different vessels as well as seamen's protection certificates for Andrew Pinson,
Samuel Varney, Jr., James Cochrane, and Thomas J. Pray. The folder for the bark
Argentine contains lists of stores for the vessel.
Papers from the bark Guide consist of letters of
instruction, lists of stores, accounts, receipts, bills, and an inward foreign
manifest. The "Chart Exhibiting the Ice as observed in the North Atlantic" is
actually a map removed from the book On the Drift Ice and
Currents of the North Atlantic: with a chart showing the observed positions of
the ice at various times by W. C. Redfield published in 1845.
Series II. Personal Papers consists of household
bills and several bills for nautical instruments. It also contains a resolution from
the First New Hampshire Battery (New Hampshire National Guard) upon the death of
Horace B. Putnam and a folder of notes, one on precious stones, and one on sighting
with a chronometer.
Horace Bishop Putnam was born on November 5, 1825, in
Danvers, Massachusetts, the son of James Augustus (1792-1864) and Sarah Marston
(1795-1853) Putnam. He was a mariner who sailed to Zanzibar and the west coast of
Africa. He was first mate on the bark Emily Wilder and
mastered the bark Guide.
In 1853 he married Rachel Hurd (1827-1907) and they had one daughter, Mary Hurd
Putnam (born 1859). He later became the mayor of Manchester, New Hampshire, from
1881 to 1884, and was President and Trustee of the Manchester City Library. He died
in Manchester, New Hampshire, on April 20, 1888.
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.
Bertram, John, 1796-1882
Mansfield, Daniel H.
Mullan, W. M.
Pray, Thomas J.
Trumbull, Edward H.
Elizabeth Hall (Bark)
Restrictions on Access
This collection is open for research use.
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
The Horace B. Putnam papers document some of the activities of this Danvers, Massachusetts, mariner and mayor of Manchester, New Hampshire.
Argentine (Bark); Elizabeth Hall (Bark); Glide (Bark); Iosco (Bark); Salem (Mass.); Manchester (N.H.); Bertram, John, 1796-1882; Cochrane, James; Gregg, G.; Mansfield, Daniel H.; Mullan, W. M.; Pinson, Andrew; Pray, Thomas J.; Trumbull, Edward H.; Varney, Samuel; Ship captains; Shipping
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.