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Henry Larcom (1777-1862) Papers

Henry Larcom (1777-1862) Papers

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HENRY LARCOM (1777-1862) PAPERS, 1811-1855

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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:Larcom, Henry, 1777-1862
Title:Henry Larcom (1777-1862) Papers
Dates:1811/1855
Quantity:.5 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:The collection includes accounts, invoices, prices currents, cargo records, and bills relating to voyages of the ships Asia, Luna, Palladium, Hope, Packet, Palmer, Israel, and the schooners Beaver, Bunker Hill, and German from 1811-1855.
Identification:MSS 13

Series List

SERIES I. Ships' Records
A. Asia (Ship)
B. Luna (Brig)
C. Palladium (Ship)
D. Hope (Ship)
E. Packet (Brig)
F. Palmer (Brig)
G. Israel (Ship)
H. Beaver (Schooner)
I. Bunker Hill (Schooner) and German (Schooner)
J. Other Vessels
SERIES II. Financial Records

Scope and Content Note

The collection includes accounts, invoices, prices currents, cargo records, and bills relating to voyages of the ships Asia, Luna, Palladium, Hope, Packet, Palmer, Israel, and the schooners Beaver, Bunker Hill, and German from 1811-1855. This collection has been arranged into two series.


Series I. Ships' Records contains records documenting the vessels under Captain Henry Larcom's command. Series I is divided into ten subseries. The first nine subseries, Asia (Ship), Luna (Brig), Palladium (Ship), Hope (Ship), Packet (Brig), Palmer (Brig), Israel (Ship), Beaver (Schooner), Bunker Hill (Schooner) and German (Schooner), are individually designated by vessel name. Records include cargo records, accounts current, and invoices. The tenth subseries, Other Vessels' Records, contains a small amount of records for additional vessels, organized alphabetically by ship's name. Records for these vessels typically include invoices, cargo records, and accounts current.


Series II. Financial Records documents the personal, financial history of Henry Larcom and his business role as agent for Israel Thorndike. The records include accounts with individuals, bills, and memos, and correspondence concerning prices currents.


Biographical Sketch

Henry Larcom was born on February 21, 1777 in Beverly, Massachusetts. He married Fanny Ellingwood (1780-1847) on July 13, 1800 and the couple had one daughter, Frances Ellingwood Larcom (1807-1883). Larcom was a ship master and merchant, primarily trading in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Lisbon, Portugal. He sailed for years as captain and business agent for Israel Thorndike (1755-1832), of Beverly and Boston, Massachusetts. Larcom died on February 24, 1862.


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.

Larcom, Henry, 1777-1862
Thorndike, Israel, 1755-1832
Asia (Ship)
Beaver (Ship)
Bons Amigos (Ship)
Bunker Hill (Schooner)
German (Schooner)
Hope (Ship)
Israel (Ship)
Luna (Ship)
Olive (Ship)
Packet (Ship)
Palladium (Ship)
Palmer (Ship)
Pegasus (Brig)
Rover (Schooner)
Shipping--Brazil
Ships' papers
Tippo (Brig)
Beverly (Mass.)

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

Henry Larcom Papers, MSS 13, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was a gift from William F. and Miriam Abbot of Worcester, MA, in March 1931.

Processing Information

Collection processed and cataloged by Halley Grogan, December 2011.


Related Material

"Larcom Family Lineage". Web. 15 Dec. 2011. http://www.larcomfamilytree.com/documents/lineage.html


Abbot, William F., “Genealogy of the Larcom Family,” Essex Institute Historical Collections, Vol. 58, pp. 146.


Larcom Family Papers, 1807-1933, MSS 8


Benjamin Larcom Papers, 1806-1811, MH 145


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