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Elizabeth Moseley (1757-1833) Papers

Elizabeth Moseley (1757-1833) Papers

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ELIZABETH MOSELEY (1757-1833) PAPERS, 1799-1809





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:Moseley, Elizabeth Crowninshield, 1757-1833
Title:Elizabeth Moseley (1757-1833) Papers
Dates:1799/1809
Quantity:0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:The Elizabeth Moseley papers contain bills, invoices, and receipts.
Collection Number:MH 161

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Scope and Content Note

The Elizabeth Moseley papers contain bills, invoices, and receipts. A large part of these are for fabric, ribbon, thread, and related materials.


Biographical Sketch

Elizabeth Moseley was born in 1757 to John and Mary (Ives) Crowninshield; her brother, Clifford Crowninshield, became a successful Salem merchant. Elizabeth married Captain Joseph Moseley (1760-1799), and they had eight children: Elizabeth (born 1783); Mary (born 1784); Abigail (born 1786); Joseph (born 1787); Emperor (born 1789); Nancy (born 1794); Clifford Crowninshield (born 1797) and Martha (born 1797).


Joseph was a ship captain. His last voyage was in the ship Enterprise in 1799. On the 16th of July, in the North Sea, he was hailed by a privateer which showed Dutch colors. While standing upon the deck, a shot from the privateer struck him in the head and he died in the arms of his men. He was buried in Norway. Elizabeth died in 1833.


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.

Invoices
Sewing notions
Boston (Mass.)
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

Elizabeth Moseley (1757-1833) Papers, MH 161, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was donated by William C. Waters on April 3, 1957 (accession #14,131).

Processing Information

Collection processed by Hilary Streifer, January 2017.


Related Material


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


Moriarty, Jr., G. Andrews. "The Emperour Family of Lower Norfolk County (Concluded)." The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 23.4 (1915): 438-40. JSTOR. Web. 03 Sept. 2015.


Moriarty, Jr., G. Andrews. "Capt. Joseph Moseley of Salem and His Ancestors." Historical Collections of the Essex Institute XLIX (1913): 183. Print.


Joseph Moseley Papers, 1782-1814. MH 162.


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