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George H. Rogers (1808-1870) Papers

George H. Rogers (1808-1870) Papers

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GEORGE H. ROGERS (1808-1870) PAPERS, 1831-1833





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:Rogers, George H., 1808-1870
Title:George H. Rogers (1808-1870) Papers
Dates:1831/1833
Quantity:0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:The George H. Rogers papers contain insurance policies for eight vessels that Rogers owned, as well as a policy insuring mackerel at Merchants Wharf.
Collection Number:MH 198

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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.


Biographical Sketch


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.


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.

Carryall (Brig)
Ceres (Schooner)
Charles (Schooner)
Childe Harold (Schooner)
Clarion (Schooner)
Delaware (Schooner)
Helen Mar (Schooner)
Mariner (Schooner)
Marine insurance
Shipping
Gloucester (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

George H. Rogers (1808-1870) Papers, MH 198, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was purchased in 1936 (acc #9,932).

Processing Information

Collection processed by Tamara Gaydos, November 2016.


Related Material


"Gloucester Buildings & Businesses." Fitz Henry Lane Online. Cape Ann Museum, n.d. Web. 09 Nov. 2016.


Wilmerding, John. Paintings by Fitz Hugh Lane. Washington: National Gallery of Art, 1988.


Boston (Brig) Journal, 1852, 1853, Log 1011


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