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William Bentley (1759-1819) Papers

William Bentley (1759-1819) Papers

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SERIES I. Personal Papers
A. Correspondence
BoxFolderContentsDates
11Letters to him1784-1816, undated
2Letters from him1788-1819, undated
3Letters to Michael Walsh about cargo and prices current in international ports such as Calcutta, Japan, Ceylon, Manilla, Canton, Madras, and the Northwest coast of America [with transcript]1800
4Correspondence and notes regarding Grand Lodge [Masons] including Essex Lodge bylaws and constitution1801-1815, undated
5Appointment as Chaplin to Congress and Membership Certificate to American Philosophical Society1804, 1811
6Letters to him1805-1809
7Letters from J. B. Varnum1808-1815
8Letters to him, including those from Eldridge Gerry1810-1818
9Correspondence, 1792-1819 [transcripts]undated
10Letter to Rev. Timothy Alden, 1819 [copy]undated
11Sermons, notesundated
12Genealogical notesundated
B. Printed Material
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113A Sermon Delivered in the East Meeting House, Salem…Occasioned by the Death of Jonathan Gardner, Esq., Master of the Marine Society in SalemMarch 13, 1791
14A Charge Delivered Before the Morning Star Lodge in Worcester, Massachusetts, upon the festival of Saint John the BaptistJune 25, 1802
15Catalogue of that part of the late Dr. Bentley's Library not bequeathed to literary institutions to be sold by auction,1820 [copy]undated
SERIES II. Miscellaneous
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116Manuscript booklets [4 volumes]1776, 1797, 1818, undated
17Legal and financial papers: Salem School Committee account, marriage certificate of Samuel Whitefoot and Elizabeth Groves, copy of Bentley's will1807, 1817, 1819
18Letter to Rev. Timothy Alden from William Bentley Fowle (1820) regarding Bentley's will [copy]undated
19Bookplate to Mr. Edward Lang, Preceptor of the East School, Salem, "Collection of Psalms and Hymns"undated
20"A List of Patients Inoculated at Salem in the year 1792 by Dr. W. Paine"undated
21Catalog of Bentley's books to be sent to Allegheny College [copy]undated
22Newspaper clippings regarding an assault upon B[enjamin] Crowninshieldundated
23Possible design plans for seal of the Salem Marine Societyundated
24Photostats of Bentley papers at American Antiquarian Societyundated
2 (OS)1Land deed of John Higginson1700
2Crowninshield genealogyundated
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