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SERIES I. Administrative
A. Founding Documents and Meeting Minutes
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11Association articles, bylaws, minutes 1799-1808
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27(OS)1Act of incorporation 1801
12By-laws of the East India Marine Hall Corporation [7 copies] 1826
1Vol. AMinutes/records 1799-1824
1Vol. BMinutes/records 1824-1852
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2Vol. CMinutes/records 1853-1896
2Vol. DMinutes/records 1897-1972
B. Correspondence, Reports, Information Relating to EIMS Objects
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31Correspondence regarding donations of objects 1795-1838
32Certifications and instructions on use of filtering machine 1799, undated
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27(OS)1Report on Bowditch's Practical Navigator 1801
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33Newspaper clippings and images 1803-1825, undated
34Correspondence and notes 1807-1883, 1929, undated
35Toasts 1808-1815, undated
36Museum admission and concert tickets 1809, undated
37Papers relating to objects 1813-1883, undated
38Letter regarding funeral procession of Capt. Lawrence 1813
39Description of an Ancient Carved Box [7 copies] 1819
310Donation lists 1820-1862
311Letters from Presidents Jefferson and Madison 1822
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27(OS)2Donation acknowledgements and blank forms 1821, 1832, undated
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312Resignation letter of Nathaniel Bowditch 1823
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27(OS)3Newspaper article about dedication of East India Marine Hall 1825
313Resignation letter of Dr. Malthus A. Ward 1831
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27(OS)3"Memorandum of the disposal of the Catalogues" 1832
314Petition for South Seas expedition 1834
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27(OS)3Correspondence 1835, 1849
315Nathaniel Bowditch's will [copy] 1838
3Inheritance to East India Marine Society from Bowditch for $1000 signed by executor April 4, 1838
316Responses to dinner invitation at East India Marine Hall and newspaper clipping regarding anniversary dinner 1825
317Meeting notices 1842, 1862, undated
318Admittance and receipt of Captain A. Govea 1883
319Map of Topsfield copper mine with report pertaining to mine 1889, undated
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14Copper engraving plate for donation acknowledgments undated [18--]
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27(OS)4Visitor notice undated [circa 1920-1930]
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320Blank journal sheets and cover undated
321Two indices to account books undated
3Two notes undated
3Image of East India Marine Hall undated
3Photocopy of Asiatic Bank image, and photocopies of Asiatic Bank currency undated
C. Scrapbooks
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28(OS)Vol. E"Matters pertaining to the E.I.M. Museum" 1802-1862
28(OS)Vol. F"Original First Manuscript Catalogue of the Specimens in the Museum of the East India Marine Society" plus correspondence 1803-1868
D. Guest Books
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4Vol. GGuest Book July 2, 1827-March 20, 1829
4Vol. HGuest Book April 10, 1829-September 20, 1832
4Vol. IGuest Book September 24, 1832-October 7, 1834
4Vol. JGuest Book October 7, 1834-August 26, 1837
4Vol. KGuest Book August 28, 1837-August 11, 1840
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5Vol. LGuest Book August 12, 1840-September 20, 1843
5Vol. MGuest Book September 21, 1843 - August 25, 1846
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6Vol. NGuest Book August 25, 1846-October 25, 1849
6Vol. OGuest Book August 26, 1849-August 1, 1856
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7Vol. PGuest Book August 4, 1856-September 14, 1866
7Vol. QGuest Book September 15, 1866-April 18, 1866
SERIES II. Financial Records
A. Members' Assessments
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29(OS)Vol. R Members' assessments 1799-1807
29(OS)Vol. SMembers' assessments 1807-1819
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8Vol. TMembers' assessments 1819-1832
8Vol. UMembers' assessments 1832-1893
B. Treasurer's Accounts
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91Bills, receipts, and accounts 1799-1804
92Bills, receipts, and accounts 1805-1810
93Bills, receipts, and accounts 1811-1818
94Bills, receipts, and accounts 1819-1823
95Bills, receipts, and accounts 1824-1827
96Bills, receipts, and accounts 1828-1832
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101Bills, receipts, and accounts 1833-1837
102Bills, receipts, and accounts 1838-1839, 1846-1848
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27(OS)5Account with John C. Osgood 1838-1839
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103Bills, receipts, and accounts 1849-1855
104Bills, receipts, and accounts 1856-1864
105Bills, receipts, and accounts 1865-1875
106Bills, receipts, and accounts 1876-1883
107Bills, receipts, and accounts 1884-1891
108Bills, receipts, and accounts 1892-1898
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111Bills, receipts, and accounts 1899-1908
112Receipts and bills of the trustees 1925-1930
113Receipts and bills of the trustees 1931-1936
114Receipts and bills of the trustees 1937-1943
115Receipts and bills of the trustees 1944-1953
116Treasurer's reports 1903-1915
117Treasurer's reports 1923-1935
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121Treasurer's reports 1935-1950
122Treasurer's reports 1951-1959
123Canceled checks 1907-1915, 1917-1943
124Check register 1910-1935
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131Duplicate deposit books and slips 1912-1943
132Safe deposit record 1915-1959
13Check register 1935-1946
C. Other
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133Ledger: Annual dues 1799-1816
13Printed list of members 1861
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Flat fileLease of East India Marine Hall 1825
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134Legacies received 1846, undated
135Ledger: Disbursements from John Robinson Fund to beneficiaries 1849-1869
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14Vol. VDisbursements from East India Marine Society to Beneficiaries 1868-1922
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136Ledger: Income from investments, John Robinson Fund 1880-1905
137Ledger: Income from investments 1880-1905
138Ledger: Journal, statements, etc. 1904-1908
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151Bills for securities 1904-1924
152Insurance bonding certificates: undated
15Aetna Indemnity 1905-1912
15American Bonding Company 1910-1912
15General Fidelity Bonding 1909
15Massachusetts Bonding and Insurance Company 1913-1925
15Appleton and Norton Insurance and Real Estate 1924
153List of beneficiaries 1924
154Returns to Department of Public Welfare 1924-1953
155Tax Return of Foreign Holdings 1943
156Income tax withholding receipts 1943-1948
157Memo of accounts (1961-1971) 1972
158Miscellaneous notes including blank receipts and blank assessments undated
SERIES III. Papers of the Trustees
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159Newspaper account of the committee report "Situation of the Society" November 29, 1865
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27(OS)5Member list 1866
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1510Bylaw modification amendment to Article I with signed votes 1866
1511Transfer documents 1867
1512Journal with records of printing and distribution of American Naturalist by the Essex Institute 1868-1869
1513Special meeting notice regarding propriety of celebrating 70th anniversary and responses 1869
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27(OS)6Article on dedication of the Peabody Academy of Science from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper 1869
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1514Bylaw revision 1870
1515Rough sketches by Miss M. M. Brooks for group in picture of East India Marine Hall restoration 1890
1516Committee report of the 100th anniversary 1899
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27(OS)7Gallery plans (2) for Ethnological Hall, Peabody Museum 1901
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1517Building renovations undated [1904]
1518Declaration of Imperial Order of the Double Dragon conferred on Mr. W. F. Spinney 1904
1519Newspaper clippings 1905, 1933, undated
1520Copy of resolve regarding proposed changes in United States Congress on pilotage 1906
1521Incorporation papers 1910
1522Meeting notes 1910, undated
1523History of the Salem East India Marine Society 1916
1524Vote to have Treasurer sell shares in the Chicago and Northwestern Railway Company 1917
1525Correspondence and notes from Stephen Wheatland for inclusion in the sesquicentennial history of EIMS 1938-1948
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161Annual meeting of trustees 1925
16Correspondence, drafts, meeting minutes 1935-1957
16By law changes 1956
16Status reports 1959-1972
162Financial statements 1926-1954
163Notes to Salem assessors 1927-1955
164General correspondence 'B' 1916-1953
165Business correspondence 'C' 1931-1938
166General correspondence 'C' 1938-1952
167Correspondence 'D' 1936-1946
168Correspondence 'E-F' 1936-1951
169Correspondence 'G' 1928-1955, undated
1610Correspondence 'H through J' 1915-1950
1611Correspondence 'K through M' 1940-1948
1612Correspondence 'N-O' 1928-1952
1613Correspondence 'P-Q' 1935-1954
1614Correspondence 'R' 1937-1948
1615Correspondence 'S' 1924-1951
1616Correspondence 'T through V' 1934-1953
1617Correspondence 'W through Z' 1933-1952
171Minutes of trustees meetings (Stephen Wheatland) 1946-1959
172Treasurer's reports 1952-1959
173Reports to the Division of Public Charities 1955-1958
174Correspondence/reports regarding beneficiaries 1958
17Report from the Peabody Museum 1959
175Original rough design by F. W. Benson of Peabody Museum seal undated
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27(OS)7Sheet music (Beethoven waltz) undated
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18Treasurer's accounts [1 volume] 1945-1959
SERIES IV. Catalogs of Collections
A. Originals
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28(OS)Vol. F"Original First Manuscript Catalogue of the Specimens in the Museum of the East India Marine Society" plus correspondence 1803-1868
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191821 catalog, two printings bound together with Articles of Incorporation and List of Members booklet (Second printing of catalog includes items 1 – 4224) 1821, 1831, 1867
19Paper-bound copies of original 1821 catalog [3 copies] 1821
19Bound copy of 1831 catalog plus 1826 copy of bylaws (in contemporary brown binding) 1826, 1831
19Pages 20, 21, and 22 of the catalog (part of quarto) undated [1821]
19Pages 20 and 21 include information includes Officers of the Society undated [1821]
19Page 22 lists statement of funds, January 1821 (6 copies) 1821
19Six copies of pages 17 – 18 and 23 – 24 undated [1821]
19Unbound copy of catalog (pages 65 – 178) undated
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20Paperbound copies of 1831 catalog, items 1 – 4299 [4 copies] undated [1831]
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21Hardbound editions, items 1 – 4724 [3 copies] undated [1831]
21Hardbound catalog, items 1 – 4299, with signature of Joshua P. Orne to endpaper undated [1831]
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221Donations to East India Marine Society 1837-1855
22Copy of donations 1799-1820 undated
222Two bound copies of Supplement #2 to the catalog of the collection. Includes items 4725 – 5265 1837-1855
223Supplement to the Catalogue of the Articles in the Museum, Journals, etc. of the East India Marine Society of Salem [12 copies] 1837
224List of the collection including item, item number, donor name, for items 1056 – 1197 1864-1866
22List of items donated to the Peabody Academy of Science by Daniel Beaser via Henry Gillman 1870
225Supplement to the Catalog – 30 handwritten pages including list of members and dates of membership, officers of society from 1831 statement of funds, "Catalog of the Journals of Voyages" plus individual listings of collection items with donor names for items 4290 – 4724 1837
22Assorted memoranda of items not yet cataloged undated
22Lists of items 961 – 1055 undated
226East India Marine Society list received at Peabody Academy of Science from Dr. Henry Wheatland 1899
227Collection list for items 356 – 1590 and assorted notes for same undated
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23Vol. W Journal of Henry Wheatland, describing some of the EIMS items, local flora, weather conditions, daily activities 1838-1841
23Vol. X"Catalogue of the Ethnological Collection of the Essex Institute by H. F. Shepard, Re-written by J. Robinson 1864-1865" 1859-1914
B. Photocopies
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2411799-1821 Accessions (items 1-781) undated
2421831 Edition of catalog complete (items 1-4299) undated
2431831 Edition of catalog complete with 1837 supplement undated
244Catalogue Commenced in 1859 (items 1-965) undated
245East India Marine Society List Received at P.A.S. from Dr. H. Wheatland Dec. 1889 undated
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27(OS)8Original First Manuscript Catalogue of the Specimens in the Museum of the East India Marine Society, 1884 undated
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246"Second Original Catalog" undated
247Supplement (MSS Supp #3), 1837 undated
248Supplement (MSS Supp #4) (items 4725-5265), 1837-1855 undated
249Supplement (MSS Supp #5) (items 4725-5265), 1837-1855 undated
2410Supplement (MSS Supp #6) (items 4725-5240), 1837-1855 undated
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25(OS)1"Catalogue of the Ethnological Collection of the Essex Institute by H. F. Shepard, Re-written by J. Robinson 1864-1865", 1859-1914 undated
SERIES V. Ship Journals
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Vol. 11James Devereaux's journal in the Franklin (Ship) 1798-1800
Vol. 12Samuel Lambert's journal in the Adventure (Ship) 1800-1801
Vol. 13Nathaniel Bowditch's journal in the Astrea (Ship) 1796-1797
Vol. 14Dudley L. Pickman's journal in the Belisarius (Ship) 1799-1800
Vol. 15Dudley L. Pickman's journal in the Anna (Ship) 1801
Vol. 16George Ropes' journal in the Sukey (Brig) 1801-1802
Vol. 17George Burchmore's journal in the Belisarius (Ship) 1801-1802
Vol. 18Jeremiah Briggs' journal in the America (Ship) 1802
Vol. 19George Nichol's journal in the Active (Ship) 1800-1801
Vol. 110Luther Dana's journal in the Recovery (Ship) 1800-1801
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Vol. 211James Stuart's journal in the Three Friends (Ketch) 1801-1802
Vol. 212George Nichol's journal in the Active (Ship) 1801-1803
Vol. 213Luther Dana's journal in the Recovery (Ship) 1802
Vol. 214Joseph Orne's journal in the Essex (Ship) 1802-1803
Vol. 215Henry Elkins journal in the Telemachus (Brig) 1802-1803
Vol. 216John Holman's journal in the Two Brothers (Ship) 1802-1803
Vol. 217George Ropes' journal in the Sukey (Brig) 1802-1803
Vol. 218Joseph Phippen's journal in the Hazard (Ship) 1802-1803
Vol. 219Thomas B. Osgood's journal in the Bertha (Ship) 1803-1804
Vol. 220Nathaniel Bowditch's journal in the Putnam (Ship) 1802-1803
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Vol. 321Israel William's journal in the Friendship (Ship) 1797-1798
Vol. 322Eliphalet Smith's journal in the Fanny (Brig) 1802-1803
Vol. 323Solomon Towne's journal in the Lucia (Ship) 1802-1803
Vol. 324John Barton's journal in the John (Ship) 1802-1803
Vol. 325John R. Dalling's journal in the Pallas (Ship) 1820-1804
Vol. 326William P. Orne's journal in the Reward (Brigantine) 1802-1803
Vol. 327Jeremiah Briggs' journal in the Fame (Ship) 1803-1804
Vol. 328Edward Ford's journal in the Commerce (Ship) 1803
Vol. 329Solomon Towne's journal in the Lucia (Ship) 1805-1806
Vol. 330George Ropes' journal in the Sukey (Brig) 1803-1804
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Vol. 431Dudley L. Pickman's journal in the Derby (Ship) 1803-1804
Vol. 432Joseph Orne's journal in Essex (Ship) 1803-1805
Vol. 433William Lander's journal in the Java (Ship) 1804-1805
Vol. 434Thomas Beckford's journal in the Minerva (Ship) 1804
Vol. 435Samuel Lambert's journal in the Reward (Brigantine) 1804-1805
Vol. 436Francis Coffin's journal in the Mary (bark) 1804-1805
Vol. 437James Gilchrist's journal in the Pompey (Brigantine) 1802-1803
Vol. 438James Stuart's journal in the Cordelia (Ship) 1804-1805
Vol. 439John Barton's journal in the Arab (Ship) 1805
Vol. 440William Lander's journal in the Hope (Schooner) 1805
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Vol. 541George Ropes' journal in the Georgetown (Barque) 1805-1806
Vol. 542Samuel Lambert's journal in the Reward (Brigantine) 1805-1806
Vol. 543Dudley L. Pickman's journal in the Derby (Ship) 1805-1806
Vol. 544William P. Orne's journal in the Pompey (Barque) 1805
Vol. 545William Haskell's journal in the Cincinnatus (Ship) 1805-1806
Vol. 546Thomas W. Ward's journal in the Roboreus (Bark) 1806
Vol. 547Israel Williams' journal in the Friendship (Ship) 1806
Vol. 548George Ropes' journal in the Georgetown (Barque) 1806
Vol. 549George Ropes' journal in the Venus (Brig) 1806-1807
Vol. 550Samuel Lambert's journal in the Reward (Brigantine) 1802-1803
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Vol. 651Joseph J. Knapps' journal in the Edwin (Brig) 1802-1803
Vol. 652James Gilchrist's journal in the Pompey (Brigantine) 1804-1805
Vol. 6James Gilchrist's journal in the Caravan (Brigantine) 1805-1806
Vol. 653John R. Dalling's journal in the Ulysses (Ship) 1804-1805
Vol. 654Thomas B. Osgood's journal in the Exeter (Ship) 1805-1806
Vol. 655Thomas Beckford's journal in the Catherine (Ship) 1806-1807
Vol. 656William Haskell's journal in the Cincinnatus (Ship) 1807
Vol. 657James Gilchrist's journal in the Caravan (Brigantine) 1807-1808
Vol. 658William Ashton's journal in the Mentor (Ship) 1809
Vol. 659William Haskell's journal in the Francis (Ship) 1810-1811
Vol. 660Samuel Brigg' journal in the Magnet (Ship) 1817-1818
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Vol. 761Joseph Phippen's journal in the Hazard (Ship) 1804-1805
Vol. 762William Ropes' journal in the Mary (Bark) 1806-1807
Vol. 763James Gilchrist's journal in the Two Brothers (Ship) 1817-1819
Vol. 764William Story's journal in the Margaret (Ship) 1818-1820
Vol. 765Moses Endicott's journal in the Malay (Brig) 1819-1820
Vol. 766John B. Osgood's journal in the Nancy Ann (Brig) 1818-1819
Vol. 767Ephraim Emmerton, Jr.'s journal in the George (Ship) 1820-1821
Vol. 768Samuel Kennedy's journal in the Franklin (Brig) 1820-1822
Vol. 769Moses Endicott's journal in the Endeavour (Ship) 1821-1822
Vol. 770John Endicott's journal in the Catharine (Ship) 1821-1822
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Vol. 871George Archer, Jr.'s journal in the Restitution (Ship) 1821-1822
Vol. 872John Endicott's journal in the Catharine (Ship) 1822-1823
Vol. 873William Haskell's journal in the Factor (Ship) 1822-1823
Vol. 874Henry Ropes' journal in the Indus (Brig) 1821-1822
Vol. 875Henry Ropes' journal in the Indus (Brig) 1822-1823
Vol. 876Samuel Benson's journal in the Reaper (Brig) 1823
Vol. 877Moses Endicott's journal in the Persia (Brig) 1822-1823
Vol. 878Moses Endicott's journal in the Persia (Brig) 1823-1824
Vol. 879Edward Orne's journal in the Indus (Brig) 1824
Vol. 880James D. Gillis' journal in the Endeavor (Ship) 1824-1826
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Vol. 9Samuel Derby's journal of Margaret (Ship) to Japan 1800-1802
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Vol. 1081Jonathan M. Ropes' journal in the Roscoe (Brig) 1825-1827
Vol. 1082Samuel Endicott's journal in the George (Ship) 1826-1827
Vol. 1083John Holman's journal in the Laura (Brig) 1824-1826
Vol. 1084George T. Saunders' journal in the Caroline (Ship) 1825-1826
Vol. 1085Timothy Endicott's journal in the Suffolk (Ship) 1823-1824
Vol. 1086Timothy Endicott's journal in the Suffolk (Ship) 1825
Vol. 1087Joseph J. Knapp, Jr.'s journal in the Phoenix (Brig) 1823-1824
Vol. 1088James Barr, Jr.'s journal in the Jones (Brig) 1827
Vol. 1089William H. Neal's journal in the Java (Brig) 1820-1821
Vol. 1090William H. Neal's journal in the Java (Brig) 1822-1823
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Vol. 1391William Haswell's journal in the Lydia (Barque) 1801-1802
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Vol. 1192John Barton's journal in the Arab (Ship) 1806-1807
Vol. 1193John Story's journal in the Elizabeth (Brig) 1824-1825
Vol. 1194George Hodges, Jr.'s journal in the Ceres (Brig) 1827
Vol. 1195John Hammond's journal in the Restitution (Ship) 1827-1828
Vol. 1196Joseph Webb, Jr.'s journal in the Emerald (Ship) 1827-1828
Vol. 1197Jacob Caldwell's journal in the Osprey (Brig) 1828-1829
Vol. 1198Henry Leavitt's journal in the Virginia (Brig) 1828-1829
Vol. 1199Thomas Moriarty's journal in the Bengal (Ship) 1831
Vol. 11100John Hammond's journal in the Restitution (Ship) 1829-1830
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Vol. 1220Nathaniel Bowditch's journal in the Putnam (Ship)[copy] 1802-1803
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261Several voyages, including that of the Commerce (Ship) the Derby (Ship), and the Reward (Brigantine), all of which have been copied into volumes 3, 4 and 5 1803, 1803-1804, 1805
262Aaron W. Williams' journal in the Clio (Brig) 1827
263John Hammond's journal in the Restitution (Ship) 1832-1833
264Jonathan P. Saunders' journal in the Elizabeth (Ship) 1836-1840
265Photographs of illustrations from various journals undated
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