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Rogers, George H., 1808-1870
George H. Rogers (1808-1870)
0.25 linear feet (1 box)
The George H. Rogers papers
contain insurance policies for eight vessels that Rogers owned, as well as a policy
insuring mackerel at Merchants Wharf.
Scope and Content Note
The George H. Rogers papers contain insurance policies for eight vessels that
Rogers owned, as well as a policy insuring mackerel at Merchants Wharf.
George Homans Rogers was born in Gloucester,
Massachusetts, on September 17, 1808, to Daniel and Phoebe Homans Rogers. He was one
of Gloucester's most enterprising citizens of the mid-nineteenth century. In the
early 1830s, he ventured into the Surinam trade with great success, leading him to
acquire a wharf at the foot of Sea Street and other property. His holdings in the
area eventually included a hotel and more than 250 acres before he sold out in the
1860s. He was a patron of the arts and participated in town government.
He died in Bradford, Massachusetts, on May 21, 1870, of an aneurism.
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Childe Harold (Schooner)
Helen Mar (Schooner)
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
George H. Rogers (1808-1870) Papers, MH 198, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum,
This material was purchased in 1936 (acc #9,932).
Collection processed by Tamara Gaydos, November 2016.
"Gloucester Buildings & Businesses." Fitz Henry Lane
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Wilmerding, John. Paintings by Fitz Hugh Lane.
Washington: National Gallery of Art, 1988.