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Horace B. Putnam (1825-1888) Papers

Horace B. Putnam (1825-1888) Papers

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HORACE B. PUTNAM (1825-1888) PAPERS, 1844-1888





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:Putnam, Horace B., 1825-1888
Title:Horace B. Putnam (1825-1888) Papers
Dates:1844/1888
Quantity:0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:The Horace B. Putnam papers document some of the activities of this Danvers, Massachusetts, mariner and mayor of Manchester, New Hampshire.
Collection Number:MH 191

Series List


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.


Biographical Sketch

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.


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.

Bertram, John, 1796-1882
Cochrane, James
Gregg, G.
Mansfield, Daniel H.
Mullan, W. M.
Pinson, Andrew
Pray, Thomas J.
Trumbull, Edward H.
Varney, Samuel
Argentine (Bark)
Elizabeth Hall (Bark)
Glide (Bark)
Iosco (Bark)
Ship captains
Shipping
Manchester (N.H.)
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

Horace B. Putnam (1825-1888) Papers, MH 191, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was donated by Albert B. Hart on December 14, 1929 (acc #8389).

Processing Information

Collection processed by Tamara Gaydos, October 2016.


Related Material

Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.


Horace Bishop Putnam Diary, DIA 155


Cherokee (Brig) Seaman's Journal, 1847, Log 992


Cherokee (Brig) Journal, 1847-1848, Log 993


Emily Wilder (Bark) First Mate's Journal, 1850-1851, Log 1005


La Plata (Bark) Journal, 1848, Log 993


La Plata (Bark) Journal, 1848-1850, Log 997


William Schroder (Bark) Journal, 1847(?), Log 997


Day book of Horace B. Putnam, 1875-1876, MSS 1349


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