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James Henry Chaney (1832-1862) Papers

James Henry Chaney (1832-1862) Papers

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SERIES I. Family Correspondence
A. Letters to Parents
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11Letters to his parents 1849-1856, 1861
B. Letters Received
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12From William B. Ashton 1849
1From James Chaney (father) and Mary Webb Chaney (sister) 1853
1From George Leonard Chaney (brother) 1853
1From Mary Webb Chaney and Harriet Webb Chaney (sisters) 1853
1From George Leonard Chaney and James Chaney 1853
SERIES II. Business Correspondence
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13Two letters from Henry O. Roberts, a clerk in the merchant firm of Charles H. Miller, to Captain Chaney, who was serving as a factor on the Cape Coast of Africa 1861
13aThree receipts 1860-1862
SERIES III. Ships' Papers
A. Thomas Perkins (Ship)
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14Personal "logbook" kept by Chaney on board the ship Thomas Perkins 1849
1"List of Cargo and number of Tons" undated
B. Manchester (Bark)
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15Account book on a journey from Salem to the Cape Coast of Africa and list of ship stores 1857-1858
SERIES IV. Miscellaneous Material
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16A series of academic writing exercises, including short essays in geography and ancient history 1848
16aFour issues (No. 2, 3, 4, and 5) of The Accra Herald 1857
17A copy of the lithograph "Tremendous Excitement; Samuel Whittaker and Robert McKenzie rescued from the authorities and hung by the Vigilance Committee, August 24th" (by Justh, Quirot & Company, San Francisco, ca. 1851) undated
18A collection of notes and comments that accompanied the James Henry Chaney material, the author of which is speculated to be Edward Thomas, who presumably owned the material at one point. These notes are an attempt to reconstruct the voyages, etc., of the vessels aboard which Chaney served undated
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