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Samuel Roundy (1769-1806) Papers

Samuel Roundy (1769-1806) Papers

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SAMUEL ROUNDY (1769-1806) PAPERS, 1794-1852





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:Roundy, Samuel, 1769-1806
Title:Samuel Roundy (1769-1806) Papers
Dates:1794/1852
Quantity:1 linear foot (2 boxes)
Abstract:The Samuel Roundy papers document the activities of this Marblehead, Massachusetts, ship captain.
Collection Number:MH 202

Series List


SERIES I. Shipping Papers
SERIES II. Account Books
SERIES III. Personal and Family Papers

Scope and Content Note

The Samuel Roundy papers document the activities of this Marblehead, Massachusetts, ship captain. It contains shipping papers, account books, and some personal papers and is organized into three series.


Series I. Shipping Papers consists of bills of lading, passports, protests, a chart of the Atlantic Ocean, and a song written by one of the crew on the ship Delphos talking about the treatment by the officers. Other vessels mentioned in folder 4 are the Circumnavigator (Ship), Polly (Ship), Triton (Schooner), and Eliza (Bark).


Series II. Account Books contains nine volumes of different kinds of account books, mainly for the schooners Industry and Edward and Richard, but including the brig Hope and the schooner Regulator as well as personal journals and accounts. It also includes a logbook for the brig Orient (John Girdler was master) which traveled from Marblehead to India beginning July 24, 1819. The log ends in 1820. Many of the volumes were used for multiple accounts and some entries are dated after Samuel's death.


Series III. Personal and Family Papers consists of receipts (business and personal), a letter to Deborah Roundy, two letters from Samuel to Deborah where he addresses her as "Honoured Mother", four deeds to Deborah Roundy and one to John Cloutman from Dudley Woodbridge, and some genealogy of the Charles Roundy family.


Biographical Sketch

Samuel Fortune Roundy was born in Marblehead, Massachusetts, in 1769, the son of George (1735-1795) and Margaret (Fortune) (died 1794) Roundy. He became a mariner and was in command of the schooners Richard and Edward and Industry. He also sailed on the brig Orient and kept a log of the journey. In 1795 he married Deborah Hawks (died 1856) and they had three sons: Samuel (1796-1822); Benjamin F. (1798-1881); George (1800-1801); and George (baptized 1804). He died on March 18, 1806.


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.

Roundey, Benjamin
Roundy, Charles, 1794-1884
Roundy, Deborah
Watson, Marston
Circumnavigator (Ship)
Delphos (Ship)
Eliza (Bark)
Hope (Ship)
Industry (Schooner)
Orient (Brig)
Polly (Ship)
Richard and Edward (Schooner)
Triton (Schooner)
Deeds
Nautical charts
Shipping--France--Bordeaux
Shipping--Germany--Hamburg
Shipping--Massachusetts--Boston
Shipping--Portugal--Lisbon
Shipping--Russia--St. Petersburg
Shipping--South Carolina--Charleston
Shipping--Spain--Santander
Marblehead (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

Samuel Roundy (1769-1806) Papers, MH 202, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was donated by Charles H. Taylor on March 30, 1926.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Tamara Gaydos, October 2016.


Related Material


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


Roundy, Everett Ellsworth. The Roundy Family in America, from the Sixteen-hundreds. Dedham, MA: Self Published, 1942.


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