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John Palmer Papers, 1775-1839



Correspondence and Miscellaneous Documents, 1775-1839

Box Folder
1 1 John Palmer, correspondence received from family and friends, 1776
2 Letter, bill, receipts, etc, 1777-1780
3 Correspondence to and from John Palmer; Inventory of Sails and Rigging aboard Sloop COUNT D'ESTAINGE; sending bills and receipts, 1781-1799
4 Bond, will, summons, and correspondence re. Palmer family, 1800-1839
5 Love letters and poems, and song lyrics re. The Revolutionary War, ca. 1776
6 Manuscript track of courses sailed by Brig BETSEY from Aux Cayes (Haiti) to "Little Island", ca. 1785
7 Undated/unidentified correspondence and miscellaneous materials, nd

Volumes, 1775-1807

8 Vol. 1; John Palmer's cipher book, 1775
9 Vol. 2; John Palmer's pocket diary with typed transcription, 1775
10 Vol. 3; John Palmer's diary, 1776-1777
11 Vol. 4; Workbook of weights and measures, time and mathematics, ca. 1807
12 Vol. 5; Sloop REVENGE (Privateer) abstract log, Jul.-Sep. 1777, and journal Feb.-Jun. 1778, Joseph Conkling, master; contains Articles of Agreement for privateering voyage, 1777-1778
13 Vol. 6; Sloop REVENGE (Privateer) journal, Nathan Post, master; contains Articles of Agreement, 1778 Jul.-Sep
14 Vol. 7; Sloop FAIRPLAY journal, Mar.-June 1779, kept by John Palmer on a West Indies trading voyage; Schooner LITTLE REBECCA journal, Jul.-Aug. 1779, kept by John Palmer on a West Indies trading voyage, 1779 Mar.-June
15 Vol. 8; Snow BLACK PRINCESS abstract log, John Palmer, master (incomplete), 1781 Feb-Mar
16 Vol. 9; Sloop COUNT D'ESTAINGE journal, kept by John Palmer for a coastwise and West Indies trading voyage, 1783-1784
17 Vol. 10; Brig BETSEY journal, kept by John Palmer for West Indies trading voyage, 1785-1786
18 Vol. 11; Ship READYMONEY logbook, for a West Indies trading voyage, 1785 Jul-Aug

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