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Andrew B. Vennard (1808-1857) Papers

Andrew B. Vennard (1808-1857) Papers

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ANDREW B. VENNARD (1808-1857) PAPERS, 1835-1856

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Processing of this collection was funded by a grant from the NHPRC (National Historical Publications and Records Commission).





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:Vennard, Andrew B., 1808-1857
Title:Andrew B. Vennard (1808-1857) Papers
Dates:1835/1856
Quantity:3.5 linear feet (7 boxes)
Abstract:The Andrew B. Vennard Papers includes the ships' papers, correspondence, insurance policies and account books created by Andrew Vennard.
Identification:MH 225

Series List

SERIES I. Ships' Papers
A. Emma (Brig)
B. Eagle (Schooner)
C. Marine (Bark)
D. Various Ships
SERIES II. Correspondence
SERIES III. Insurance Policies
SERIES IV. Account Books

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the personal and business papers of Andrew B. Vennard, a New Hampshire ship owner. The collection is divided into four series. Series I. Ships' Papers is divided into four subseries: Emma (Brig), Eagle (Schooner), Marine (Bark), and other ships' records. Each subseries is arranged by ship name and then chronologically. Document types include bills, receipts, invoices, contracts, and crew lists. Many receipts refer to cargo, which includes potatoes, rice, coffee, flour, and beef.


Series II. Correspondence consists of correspondence and is arranged alphabetically by correspondent, then chronologically. Letters included are from ship captains, lawyers, and relatives, though all correspondence relates to the shipping industry.


Series III. Insurance Policies consists of insurance policies for cargo and fire damage, and is arranged chronologically.


Series IV. Account Books contains account books for Vennard's various business endeavors.


Biographical Sketch

Andrew B. Vennard was born in 1808 to Captain George Vennard and Dorothy Clifford Bell in New Castle, New Hampshire. He was Treasurer of the Portsmouth and Concord Railroad. He was also the owner of many ships, including Arlitta, Armida, Emma, Eagle, Garden Key, Gent Brooks, Marine, Minerva, Oscar, Rinaldo, Telegraph, and Viola, that sailed to Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, and Brazil. His brothers, H. T. Vennard and Matthew B. Vennard, were captains of a few of the ships.


Vennard moved to Portsmouth, New Hampshire and married Ariadne Shapleigh Locke in 1835. They had seven children, Francis Allen, Andrew Bell, Abbie Underwood, William Lawrence, Emma Greenleaf, Helen Bell, and Franklin V.


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.

Fernald, Simon
Vennard, Andrew B. (Andrew Bell), 1808-1857
Vennard, Matthew B.
Arlitta (Schooner)
Armida (Schooner)
Eagle (Schooner)
Emma (Brig)
Garden Key (Ship)
Gent Brooks (Brig)
Insurance, marine
John Dunlop (Ship)
Marathon (Ship)
Marine (Bark)
Minerva (Schooner)
Oscar (Brig)
Rinaldo (Brig)
Shipping
Ships' papers
Telegraph (Schooner)
Viola (Ship)
Portsmouth (N. H.)
Account books
Letters

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.


Administrative Information

Copyright

Request 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

Andrew B. Vennard Papers, MH 225, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

The collection was purchased (acc 16,836).

Processing Information

Collection processed and cataloged by Marissa Szumowaki, October 2011.


Related Material

"Andrew Bell Vennard." Portsmouth Athenaeum. Web. 2 Nov 2011. http://athenaeum.pastperfect-online.com/34182cgi/mweb.exe?request=record;id=Vennard,%20Andrew%20Bell,%201808-1857;type=702


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