Asa P. Morse Papers (Coll. 101)


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Overview of the Collection

Biography of Asa Porter Morse

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Indexes

Detailed Description of the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Morse, Asa Porter, b. 1818
Title: Asa P. Morse Papers
Dates: 1855-1880
Extent: ca. 9500 items
Abstract: This collection consists of thirteen boxes and nine volumes primarily containing business correspondence, accounts, receipts, cancelled checks, checkbooks, and bankbooks relating to the cooperage firm of Asa P. Morse between the years of 1855 and 1880. There is little personal correspondence.
Identification: Coll. 101

Biography of Asa Porter Morse

Asa P. Morse was the son of Daniel Morse and Sarah Morse (first cousins) and was born on September 1, 1818 in Haverhill, New Hampshire. He married Dorcas Louis Short (1822-1864) in 1845 in Cambridgeport, Massachusetts. They had three children: Mary Louisa (b. 1847); Velma Maria (b. 1851); and Arthur Porter (1858-1863).

According to the Memorial of the Family of Morse:

"Hon. Asa Porter Morse came to Boston, in 1840, and began as book-keeper in the house of Hayward & Morse, who were engaged in the Provincial and W.I. Trade. In 1846 he moved to Cambridgeport, Mass., where he has ever since resided, and where he became interested in real estate operations, and for a long time [he was] an extensive builder. He has been connected with the Cambridge Fire Insurance Company, as Director, the Cambridge Hospital, as Trustee, and other charitable Institutions, and for about thirty-five years Director of the Cambridgeport National Bank, and for the past twelve years its President; was one of the Committee of Investment, and also Vice-President of the Cambridgeport Savings Bank, and for sixteen years member of the School Board.
Although often called to positions of public trust, it has always been at the solicitation of his fellow citizens. He was Alderman in 1866, and member of the Legislature in 1869, and in 1872 he was again elected, serving the House of 1873, holding important places on several Committees, and declining reelection.
The Republicans of Cambridge of the Third Middlesex Senatorial District in the Campaign of 1878, sought to find their strongest man, and selected Mr. Morse as Candidate for Senator, and he was elected by a handsome majority.
He was appointed by President Cogswell as Chariman of the Joint Committee on Prisons, and also on the Committee on Claims. The Committee on Prisons [was] called upon to revise the entire system of prison supervision, a very important and difficult duty. Under the lead of Mr. Morse a new system was perfected which proved completely satisfactory, and the law of 1879 is acknowledged by all familiar with it to be a superior piece of legislation. So successful was he in bringing about this change, and so heartily and intelligent an interest in prison matters did he manifest, that he was, against his protest, made Chairman of the Joint Special Committee on Contract Convict Labor, which, in the summer and fall of 1879, investigated that subject. The report of that Committee was probably the most exhaustive and valuable ever made in this Country upon that topic, and permanently settled many questions which had before been in controversy.
He was reelected to the Senate of 1880 by an unusual majority. He was again placed at the head of the Committee on Prisons, and also on the Committee on Education, and Expenditures."

As far as these papers are concerned, Asa P. Morse was the owner of a flourishing business which both manufactured and invested in cooperage materials. He had his own cooperage, in South Boston, which made shooks and constructed casks, drums, hogsheads, pipes, and barrels. He also contracted from various milling companies and individuals for shooks, staves, heads, and hoops in all sizes from sugar and molasses hogsheads to wine pipes and beer barrels. His agents, such as L.E. Persons in West Virginia, conducted many of these transactions for him in various regions of the country. By supplying machinery and money to pay labor costs, Morse also helped to finance individual entrepreneurs who cut, hauled, and fashioned staves and shooks in such areas as Michigan, Georgia, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Maine, and northeastern Connecticut. Materials were delivered, by canal barge, rail, steamer, and sailing vessel, to his warehouse and shop on India Wharf in Boston, and later to Morse's Wharf on First Street in South Boston. Parts or finished products were shipped by boat to Cuba for sugar and molasses, to Spain for wine, to St. Pierre and Miquelon for dried fish, and to Liverpool.

Morse must have been a shrewd businessman during the difficult Civil War years and the business depression of the 1870s, because he appears to have prospered in spite of complaints from his correspondents of slow payment of bills and his own grumbling about the inability to get seasoned wood and good workmanship. Nor was he adverse to cutting corners and trying to include poor "culls" in bundles of good staves!

Morse owned his own home in Cambridgeport and rented out various houses in Cambridge, MA, and the 1893 Directory of Cambridge lists him as President of the Cambridgeport National Bank. He must have been respected by his business associates because he maintained many of the same working relationships for twenty-five years and more, and he financed some smaller milling concerns when bankruptcy threatened.

Asa Porter Morse died March 18, 1906, and is buried in the Mt. Auburn cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Available for use in the Manuscripts Division

Restrictions on Use

Various copying restriction apply. Guidelines are available from the Manuscripts Division. See also: Mystic Seaport's copyright notice.

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Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the G. W. Blunt White Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Places:

South Boston (Boston, Mass.)

Subjects:

Coopers and cooperage--Massachusetts--Boston
Insurance, Marine--Massachusetts--Boston

Document Types:

Bankbooks
Bills of lading
Insurance policies

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 101, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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Indexes

Index to Personal Names

NOTE: The fraction(s) indicate the Box and Folder numbers where that particular reference can be found. For example, the researcher will find information about Aquilas Adams in Box 2, Folder 7 of the collection.
Adams, Aquilas 2/7
Amidon, Cyril 3/6, 3/21, 5/4, 5/6, 5/9, 5/14, 5/16, 8/5
Armstrong, John T. 6/20, 7/9, 7/21, 8/3, 8/7, 8/13, 8/14, 8/15, 8/17, 8/18, 8/19, 8/20, 8/21, 8/22, 9/1, 9/2
Armstrong, Robert C. 6/20, 6/21, 7/1, 7/2, 7/3, 7/4, 7/5, 7/8, 7/11, 7/12, 7/13, 7/14, 7/19, 7/20, 7/21, 8/2, 9/2
Avery, John N. 8/8, 8/9
Ayres, George R. 1/11, 1/13
Bailey, Langdon 6/14
Baittele, Stephen 1/4, 1/5
Barstow, G.S. 2/5, 2/6, 2/21, 2/22
Bartlett, Stephen 1/3
Bassett, George W. 2/7, 2/10, 2/11, 2/13, 4/1
Beacham, Asa 1/15
Beavers, Stanley 6/8
Bell, Luther B. 1/7
Bennett, M.C. 3/11
Billings, George 1/4
Billings, S. 1/6, 1/7
Blood, George W. 3/18
Bridge, N.W. 1/3, 1/4
Buck, ? (Capt.) 2/4
Burpee, A. 3/11
Capen, B.D. 1/2
Carberry, Thomas 4/16
Ceballos, J.M. 1/13
Colby, Ambrose 1/2
Cole, Albert 8/7, 8/11, 8/13, 8/16
Currie, George L. 3/9
Dallinger, C. 1/5, 1/7
Davis, William 9/1
DeWitt, William H. 2/7
Dexter, T.W. 5/7, 5/11, 5/12, 5/16, 5/21, 6/3, 6/5
Donegan, George 6/8, 6/16
Durkee, H.H. 5/19, 5/20, 5/21, 6/1, 6/2, 6/3, 6/4, 6/5
Dyer, John W. 5/14, 5/18
E. W. Barrow (Esq.) 1/1
Endicott, Lewis 1/2
Findlay, H.P. 3/18
Gage, Z.E. 3/15
Gardner, J.H. 7/7, 7/9, 7/11
Gibson, A.E. 4/16, 4/18, 5/2, 5/5, 5/6, 5/8, 5/9, 5/12
Gibson, Nathaniel 6/12
Gilbert, F. 5/7
Grice, G.W. 3/14, 3/16
Grummans, S.C. 1/5
Hale, H.H. 1/14, 2/6, 2/7, 2/21
Hamlen, J.H. 2/6
Hamlin, Ambrose 2/9
Harmon, Horace 1/13
Hasty, J.F. 6/15, 6/18, 6/20, 7/2, 7/3, 7/5, 7/9, 7/11, 7/12, 7/15, 7/16, 7/17, 7/18, 7/19, 7/20, 7/22, 8/2, 8/4, 8/6, 8/18, 8/19, 9/1, 9/2
Hasty, Nathaniel 3/4, 3/8, 3/9, 3/10, 3/11, 3/12, 3/13, 3/14
Hathaway, Gilbert 1/4
Hawkins, D.M. 1/13, 3/16, 6/6
Hayward, William 1/4
Haywood, E.S. 4/1
Hemenway, A. 3/2, 3/10, 3/21, 6/4, 6/5
Hinckley, F. 6/9, 7/12
Hitchcock, S.D. 5/8, 6/19
Hobson, A.L. 3/3, 3/20, 4/14, 4/15, 5/5, 5/20, 5/21, 6/1, 6/2, 6/5, 6/6, 6/10, 6/11, 7/18, 7/22, 8/5, 8/10
Hobson, F.O. 6/5
Hobson, Joseph 2/17, 4/13, 4/17, 4/18, 5/1, 5/4, 5/6, 5/7, 5/8, 5/9, 5/10, 5/12, 5/13, 5/15, 5/16, 5/18, 6/1, 6/4, 6/6, 6/14, 6/17, 6/18, 6/19, 7/4, 7/9, 7/17, 7/18, 7/19, 7/20, 7/22, 8/2, 8/6, 8/10, 8/11, 8/15, 8/17
Hooper, R.C. 1/2, 1/3, 1/7
Hopkins, D.M. 3/21
Howard, Charles T. 5/2, 5/3, 5/5, 5/7, 5/8, 5/10, 5/12, 5/15, 5/17, 6/2, 6/12, 6/14, 6/16, 6/18, 6/19, 6/20, 8/22, 9/2
Howe, Jones 1/7
Hughes, A. 1/14
Johnson, F. 6/9
Kerr, John J. 5/15, 5/16, 5/18, 5/19, 5/20, 8/6, 8/7
Kilby, John R. 3/19, 3/20
Kinsman, William H. 2/4, 2/6
Lavie, J.L. 4/7, 4/18, 5/2, 5/3, 5/5, 5/9, 5/13, 5/14, 5/16, 5/17, 5/18
Leary, John O. 5/3
LeBlanc, ? (Capt.) 1/2
Little, William 5/3, 5/18, 8/11
Lord, Thomas H. 1/3, 1/4
Lovejoy, Daniel 3/3, 3/5
Marcas, A.R. 5/5, 5/11
Marsilliott, T.M. 4/14
Mason, Nathaniel /2, 6/1, 6/4, 6/12
Maurice, C.S. 3/10
McClanahan, E.D. 3/17
McGlauhan, G.W. 3/1, 3/2, 3/3, 3/4, 3/5, 3/6, 3/7, 3/14, 3/15, 3/16, 3/19, 3/20, 3/21
McIntire, William 8/8, 8/9
McKenzie, A.W. 1/13, 2/5, 2/9, 3/19, 3/20
Metzger, H. 4/12
Morse, H.W. 4/1, 4/12, 8/10
Morse, Lafayette 6/12
Noyes, Andrew G. 3/2
Nutter, E.T. 6/3, 7/5
Oldfield, H. 3/13
Pagington, Thomas 4/12, 4/15, 5/6, 5/7, 5/8, 5/9, 5/11, 6/10, 6/12, 6/13, 6/16, 6/17, 6/18, 6/20, 7/1
Paine, Marshall 3/19, 3/20
Pearl, James 4/14
Perrilliat, George 5/9, 5/10, 6/13
Phillips, W.R. 5/5, 5/6, 5/7, 5/9, 5/11, 5/12, 5/13, 5/14, 5/15, 5/16, 5/17, 5/18, 5/19, 5/20, 6/1, 6/3, 6/5, 6/7, 6/8, 6/9, 6/10, 6/12, 6/13, 6/15, 6/17, 6/18, 6/19, 6/20, 6/21, 7/11, 7/17, 7/20, 8/1, 8/3, 8/5, 8/10, 8/13, 8/16
Pierce, Samuel H.L. 2/1
Porter, Robert 3/16
Potter, George A. 6/2
Potter, J.W. 2/17
Ray, W.B. 4/17, 5/6, 5/16, 5/17
Reed, A.J. 1/13, 1/14, 2/2, 2/9, 2/18, 3/8
Rionda, Francisco 2/23
Risley, Joseph H. 5/20, 5/21, 5/22
Robinson, Charles W. 6/4
Robinson, R.A. 1/14
Rolfe, H.M. 4/1
Rose, William 6/13, 7/2, 8/2, 8/3, 8/4, 8/6, 8/8, 8/9, 8/10, 8/11, 8/13, 8/14, 8/16, 8/17, 8/18, 8/19, 8/20, 8/21, 9/1, 9/2, 9/3
Sazerac, Ed 2/1, 2/11
Seymour, H.E. 4/1, 4/8
Shememay, C. 1/5
Simmons, S.C. 5/7
Simmons, William K. 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/7, 8/22, 9/1
Slack, John 4/17, 4/18, 5/3, 5/7, 5/9, 6/15
Smith, Jacob 4/11, 5/2, 5/7, 5/8, 5/10
Sommers, W.S. 1/6
Spellace, John 5/14
Staples, Cyrus E. 3/15
Sturtevant, Cyrus 5/17, 7/15, 7/18, 7/21
Swift, E.Y. 2/9
Taft, S.C. 5/6, 8/21
Talbot, George 1/3
Tarver, B.M. 7/9
Tatem, James B. 8/14
Thacker, Henry 3/9, 3/10, 3/13, 3/14, 3/15, 3/16
Thayler, G.W. 8/5, 8/11
Tisdale, O.A. 3/10
Tyler, Columbus 1/7
Van Norstrand, William 7/2, 7/3, 7/8
Wadleigh, Nathan B. 5/5, 5/7, 6/6, 6/14, 6/15
Walker, William H. 5/1, 5/3, 5/4, 5/5
Watson, Nathaniel 6/7
Wentworth, J.C. 1/7
Wood, J.P. 5/7
Wood, M.F. 2/8
Woolson, C.R. 4/16, 4/17, 6/1, 6/4, 6/7, 6/8, 7/22

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Index to Corporate Names

NOTE: The fraction(s) indicate the Box and Folder numbers where that particular reference can be found. For example, the researcher will find information about A.C. Danner & Co. in Box 7, Folder 8 of the collection.
A. Eldredge & Son 4/12
A.C. Danner & Co. 7/8, 7/9, 7/11, 7/13, 7/15, 7/16, 7/17, 7/19
Alvalos & Sazerac 1/9
B. Bergen & Son 1/4
Bachelder Manner & Co. 1/4
Baro Gavilan & Co. 5/20, 6/1
Bath Manufacturing Co. 8/10
Bayley Traub & Co. 1/2
Bell & Co. 4/15
Benjamin Burgess & Sons 3/4, 3/5, 3/7
Blake, How & Co. 1/4
Brigham, Church & Warren 2/8
Brooks & Co. 4/6, 4/8
Brooks & Lombard 5/3, 5/7, 5/8, 5/9
Buffum & Hunt 2/8
Burrows, Harrison & Co. 3/9, 3/12, 3/13
C. Phinney & Co. 2/19, 2/22
C.A. & A. Blanchard 2/17
Card & Pages 1/15
Churchill, Brown & Manson 2/13
Congdon & Minnerlyn 3/10
Crowell & Currie 3/19, 3/21
Curren Brothers 5/18
Currie & Co. 5/4
Dallett & Sazerac 2/21, 3/18
Daniel Huff & Co. 2/2, 2/4, 2/7, 2/8, 2/9, 2/12, 2/19
Danner & Toomer 6/16, 7/2, 7/7, 7/8, 7/15, 7/17
Domigo-Zanetti 1/12
DuCourau & Co. 2/15, 2/20, 3/1
Duker & Hough 2/22, 3/1, 3/3
Dutton & Townsend 1/12, 1/14, 2/5, 3/3, 3/4, 3/9, 3/13, 3/14
E. Atkins & Co. 1/3, 5/3
E.T. Nutter & Co. 4/14, 4/15, 4/16, 4/18, 5/2, 5/3, 5/5
E.W. Gillenan & G. Donegan 2/9
Echarte F. Crus & Co. 1/2
Emery & Fox 1/11, 1/12, 1/13, 1/14, 1/17, 2/1, 2/2, 2/5, 2/6, 2/7, 2/8, 2/9, 2/16, 2/17, 2/18, 2/19, 2/21, 2/22, 3/1, 3/2, 3/3, 3/4, 3/5, 3/6, 3/7, 3/8, 3/9, 3/10, 3/11, 3/12, 3/13, 3/15, 3/16, 3/19, 3/20, 3/21, 4/6, 4/8, 4/12, 4/14, 4/15, 4/18, 5/4, 5/6, 5/7, 5/8, 5/12, 5/16, 5/19, 6/8, 6/9, 6/14, 6/21, 7/10, 7/16, 8/6, 8/9, 8/18, 8/19, 8/20, 8/22, 9/1, 9/2
F.A. Hamlen & Son 4/12, 4/14, 5/4, 5/5, 5/8, 5/11, 5/12, 5/13, 5/15, 5/17, 5/18, 5/19, 5/20, 5/21, 6/1, 6/2, 6/3, 6/4, 6/5, 6/6, 6/8, 6/9, 6/12, 6/13, 6/19, 7/2, 7/3, 7/4, 7/9, 7/12, 7/13, 7/15, 7/16, 7/18, 7/20, 7/21, 7/22, 8/8, 8/18, 8/20, 9/2
F.M. Robinson & Brother 5/19
Fisher Bros. & Co. 2/1, 3/1
Frost & Co. 1/2, 1/3, 1/4
G.A. Foster & Co. 6/12, 6/20
Gautherin, Le-Moor & Cruzat 1/8
George W. Grice & Co. 3/15
Griffin, Hough & Co. 8/3, 8/4
H. Eldredge & Son 4/14, 6/2
H. Rose & Co. 8/21
H. Winson & Co. 5/14
H.C. Brooks & Co. 2/21
Hale & Shaw 5/19, 5/20, 5/21, 5/22, 6/2, 6/3, 6/6, 6/11, 6/12, 6/13, 6/14, 6/15, 6/16, 6/17, 6/18, 6/19, 6/20, 6/21, 7/1, 7/3, 7/4, 7/13, 7/22, 8/3
Hardy & Bros. 4/12, 4/14
Harmon & Wilson 5/3, 7/17
Hasty & Rose 4/13, 4/16, 4/18, 5/2, 5/4, 5/6, 5/7, 5/8, 5/13, 5/14, 5/15, 5/16, 5/17, 5/18, 5/19, 5/20, 6/1, 6/3, 6/4, 6/5, 6/6, 6/7, 6/8, 6/9, 6/10, 6/11, 6/12
Hasty, Hill & Co. 2/23
Hayes & Co. 3/9, 3/10, 7/16
Hemenway & Thomas 5/12
Heminway & Brown 6/2, 8/1
Hill & Wright 1/6
Hopkins & Son 4/13
Horace Perkins & Sons 3/2, 3/3, 3/4, 3/5, 3/9, 3/11, 3/15, 6/12, 6/15, 6/16, 6/19, 6/21, 7/3, 7/17, 7/20, 7/22, 8/2, 8/3, 8/5, 8/6, 8/8, 8/9, 8/10, 8/11, 8/16, 8/17, 8/19, 8/21, 8/22, 9/4, 36/37
Hosmer & Townsend 1/
J. & J.P. Hobbs 3/15
J. Estaletta & Co. 4/2
J. Schumacher & Co. 2/5
J.C. Textor & Bros. 4/13, 4/14, 5/5, 5/6, 5/7, 5/18
J.H. Hamlen & Son 8/21
J.M. Smith & Bors. 4/12
J.S. Penny & Co. 4/2, 4/4, 4/5
John Lynch & Co. 2/1, 2/8, 2/9
Jordan Marsh 2/11
Jules Sazerac & Co. 8/11
Keane & Co. 8/3
L.E. Persons & Co. 1/13, 3/2, 3/3, 3/4, 3/5, 3/6, 3/7, 3/8, 3/9, 3/10, 3/11, 3/12, 3/13, 3/14, 3/15, 3/16, 3/17, 3/19, 4/5, 4/12, 4/13, 4/14, 4/15, 4/16, 4/18, 5/1, 5/4, 5/6, 5/9, 5/10, 5/11, 5/12, 5/15, 5/16, 5/17, 5/18, 5/20, 5/22, 6/3, 6/5, 6/11, 6/12, 6/14, 6/18, 6/19, 6/21, 7/3, 7/7, 7/9, 7/11, 7/12, 8/2, 8/5, 8/11, 9/1
Lang & Delano 1/4, 1/12
Lawrence Johnson & Co. 6/14, 6/15, 6/16, 6/18, 6/19, 6/20, 6/21, 7/1, 7/3, 7/8, 7/10, 7/12, 7/13, 7/14, 7/16, 7/17, 7/18, 7/19, 7/20, 8/1, 8/3, 8/7, 8/11, 8/13, 8/16, 8/20, 9/2
Leman & Gardiner & Co. 6/15, 6/16
Long & Delano Wharf 1/1
Lothrop & Moseley 2/8
Majanieta & Co. 3/20, 3/21, 4/2, 4/3, 4/4, 4/5, 4/8, 5/12
Manuel P. Pie & Co. 3/1
Matthew A. Wood & Co. 2/4
McGlauhon & Norman 4/11, 4/12, 4/15, 6/3, 6/4, 6/5, 6/7, 6/8, 6/9, 6/13, 6/14, 6/15, 6/16, 6/17, 6/18, 7/1, 7/9, 7/10, 7/17, 7/19, 8/10, 8/13, 8/16
Merrimac Brewery 4/11
Mixer & Smith 1/15
Morrison & Co. 1/2
N. & H. O'Donnell 7/1
Navarro & Washington 4/9, 4/10, 4/12, 4/14, 4/15, 4/18
Nicholas & Birch 2/5, 2/7
Nickerson & Co. 1/2
Nutter, Kimball & Co. 5/18, 5/21, 6/1, 6/2, 6/3, 6/4, 7/3, 7/9, 7/10, 7/14, 7/16, 8/5, 8/16, 8/17, 8/19, 8/20, 9/2
O.R. Roser Co. 1/14
Owen Bearse & Co. 5/16
P. Hanneberry & Co. 2/17, 2/21
Pace, Mitchell & C. 5/6
Parker & Manson 1/3, 1/4, 1/5
Peters & Reed 2/23, 3/5
Phinney, Jackson & Fox 1/7, 1/15, 1/17, 2/16, 2/18, 2/19, 2/21, 3/3, 3/5, 3/13, 3/18, 5/20
Pratt & Townsend 1/3
R. Bayley & Son 7/16
R. Finch & Co. 3/19
Reed & Taylor 3/8, 3/10
Riddick, Benjamin 3/14
Robinson Wiggin & Co. 1/4
S.S. Bent & Co. 2/5, 2/6
Sanborn & Forest 6/11
Sandlach, Parker & Co. 6/9
Sauvelle, Finlay & Co. 6/9
Sazerac & Zanelli 2/15, 3/20, 4/12, 5/12, 5/15, 5/16, 5/17
Sheppard Gandy & Co. 2/16
Sherman & Wilbert 1/14, 2/4, 2/7, 2/8
Smith & Co. 6/5, 6/6
Spencer, Montague & Co. 2/18
Spencer, Vila & Co. 1/7
Stickney & Co. 2/17, 2/19, 2/21, 2/22, 2/23, 3/11
Taylor & Reed 3/10, 3/11
Thompson & Wilson 2/1
Toothaker & Hunter 3/13
Traub, Parkinson & Co. 1/8, 1/9, 1/10, 1/12, 2/20, 3/7, 3/21
Vanderkieft LaPuerta & Co. 3/18, 3/20
W.H. Kinsman & Co. 6/7
W.N. Dewitt & Nephews 1/14
Wade Bell & Co. 4/4
Wagdal & Co. 6/18
Walter Campbell & Co. 8/14
Webber & Davis 4/11, 4/14, 4/16, 6/8, 6/12, 6/14, 6/15, 6/21, 8/8, 8/14, 8/16, 8/17, 8/18, 8/19, 8/21, 8/22
Whittle & Sims 5/13
William J. Van Nostrand & Co. 6/2, 7/1
Wise & Russell 6/7
Wm. H. Walker & Co. 4/12
Zabo Garcia & Co. 1/14
Zaldo Garenas Co. 2/7
Zanetti & Co. 4/6, 4/7, 5/16

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Index to Vessel Names

NOTE: The fraction(S) indicate the Box and Folder numbers where that particular reference can be found. For example, the researcher will find information about the schooner A. COUCH in Box 1, Folder 7 of the collection.
A. COUCH (Schooner) 1/7
A.H. CURTIS (Brig) 4/10, 4/16
A.O. VINGE 7/3
ABBY BURSLEY (Schooner) 5/6, 5/8, 5/9, 5/16, 5/21, 6/1, 6/3, 6/4, 6/5, 6/7, 6/8
ABBY PITMAN (Schooner) 7/6
ACACIA 2/20
ADDIE WALTON 3/1, 3/17
ADELAIDE 4/2
ADELE (Schooner) 1/15
ADVANCE 2/5
AGNES BARTON 4/4
ALBERT THOMAS 5/21
ALEXANDRINA 3/4, 4/4
ALICE TARLTON (Brig) 6/7, 6/12
ALMA (Brig) 3/18
AMERICAN UNION 4/4
AMY (Bark) 1/1, 1/11
ANN LEONARD 2/15
ANNA 4/4
ANNIE AMSDEN (Schooner) 3/1, 3/17
APPALD (Steamer) 3/19
ARAB (Brig) 3/17
ATALAYA 4/4
ATHLETE 6/15, 6/16
AUKATHOR (Ship) 6/21, 7/1, 7/3
AYLESFORD 4/2
B. COLCARD 2/5
BAY STATE (Schooner) 1/16, 3/13
BECKERMET (Bark) 7/5, 7/6, 7/9, 7/19
BELLE (Bark) 1/7
BELLE WATERS 4/5
BELLOW (Schooner) 2/23
BEN CARVER (Brig) 3/17
BLACKSTONE (Steamer) 4/12
BOSTON LADY 2/1
BUFFALO (Barge) 6/14
C. WILSON (Schooner) 1/2
C.S. ROGERS 4/4
C.W. LORD (Steamer) 6/5, 6/8, 6/9
CARA 4/2
CARRIE ALICE (Schooner) 7/18
CARROLL (Steamer) 6/18, 6/19, 6/21
CATHARINE JANE (Bark) 2/1
CHARLES WESTEY 2/17
CHEVIOT 4/4
CHIMBORAZO (Brig) 1/14
CITIZEN 1/11
CLARA ADAMS 4/4
CLARA M. GOODRICH 4/4
COLUMBIA (Steamship) 1/12
CONVOY (Schooner) 3/18
CORA (Schooner) 6/4, 6/5, 6/6, 6/13, 6/14, 6/16, 6/17
CURTIS (Brig) 4/18
DELTA ESTATE 1/5
DEMAVARA 1/9
E. NICKERSON (Schooner) 3/1, 3/18
E.B. WHARTON (Schooner) 3/19
E.L. DOW (Schooner) 7/9, 7/13
E.L. GREGORY 3/1
EAGLE 2/23
EDWARD THOMAS 4/4
ELIZABETH 4/4
ELLA (Schooner) 1/2
ELLEN STEVENS (Bark) 5/16
EMILY FOWLER 3/2, 3/3
EMMA (Brig) 1/1
EMMA L. GREGORY 3/17
ETHAN ALLEN 4/4
EVA LEONARD (Schooner) 3/15, 3/16, 3/17
F. POLLEDO 4/4
F. WILLIAMS 2/5
FALMOUTH (Steamer) 8/20
FATHER MATHEW (Schooner) 1/4
FLORIDA (Schooner) 2/3
FOREST CITY (Steamer) 1/9, 5/3, 5/7, 5/13, 5/15, 5/18, 5/19, 5/20, 6/5, 7/15, 7/18, 8/14, 8/20
FRANK & EMILEE 3/13
FRANKLIN 1/4
GALATEA (Steamer) 6/15
GENERAL CONNOR 4/6, 4/7
GENERAL WHITNEY (Steamer) 7/3, 7/4, 8/4, 8/11
GEO APPOLD (Steamer) 3/6, 6/20, 7/10, 7/19, 8/13, 8/15, 8/22
GEORGE S. TARBELL (Schooner) 7/4, 7/5, 7/7, 7/8, 7/9
GEORGE V. JORDAN (Schooner) 7/11, 7/15
GEORGIA (Brig) 1/3
GLAUCUS (Steamer) 3/3, 8/4, 8/7
GODFREY (Steamship) 3/1
H.L. WHITON (Schooner) 7/9, 7/13
HANNAH LITTLE 6/17, 6/18, 6/21, 7/1
HARWICH 6/15, 6/16
HATTIE COMBS 3/1
HATTIE EATON (Brig) 6/3, 6/4
HAZE (Brig) 2/21, 2/22
HELEN (Schooner) 1/4
HELIOS 4/2
HENRY & FRANK 3/17
HENRY NORWELL (Schooner) 7/8, 7/11, 7/16
HUD & FRANK 3/1
HUDSON (Schooner) 1/16
I.C. HERTZ (Schooner) 3/19
IOWA (Barge) 6/14
ISABELL (Schooner) 7/8, 7/9, 8/2
J. BAKER (Schooner) 4/11
J.L. NEWTON 3/1
J.O. DONOHUE 2/22, 2/23
JAMES BARRET (Schooner) 2/6
JAMES MILLER (Brig) 4/16, 4/17, 4/18
JANE 2/15
JANE MOSELEY (Schooner) 7/9, 7/11, 8/2
JERNIAN (Bark) 8/10
JOHN BROOKS (Steamer) 5/6, 5/13, 5/17, 5/20, 6/2, 6/8, 6/12, 7/13, 8/11
JOHN PIERCE 4/4
JOHNS HOPKINS (Steamer) 6/20, 7/1, 8/19, 8/23, 9/1
JOSHUA LORING (Bark) 5/17, 5/19
JULIA E. HASKELL 4/4
JULIA F. CARNEY (Brig) 7/15, 7/16
JUNIATA 4/4
KODIAK 4/3
L.F. SMITH 3/1
L.J. SHOCKER 4/3
L.M. MERRITT (Brig) 3/21
L.T. HOOKER 3/21
L.T. STOCKER (Bark) 3/20, 6/1
LADY OF THE LAKE (Steamer) 6/20, 7/4, 8/20, 8/21
LADY OF THE SEA (Steamer) 8/2
LEWIS LINE (Schooner) 2/22
LEWISTON (Steamer) 2/1, 2/5, 2/6, 2/7, 2/8, 2/9
LINDA 4/4
LINDA STEWART (Bark) 5/16
LIZZIE (Bark) 4/3, 4/14
LONG REACH 4/4
LOTTIE I. SPARROW 4/4
LOUISA MOORE (Steamer) 3/17
LUCY D. 3/1
M.S. COUSINS (Brig) 1/2
MANITOU 4/4
MANNY (Schooner) 1/6
MARY A. COOMBS (Schooner) 8/21, 8/23
MARY ALLERTON (Schooner) 2/22
MARY E. LADD 2/20
MARY E. STAPLES (Schooner) 5/13, 5/14
MARY E. THOMPSON 3/1
MARY McKEE 4/4
McCLELLAN (Steamer) 3/16
McMANUS 1/16
MECHANIC (Brig) 1/5
MERRICK 4/4
MERRIEVA 4/4
MONITOR 2/13
MONTEZUMA (Schooner) 1/5
MONTICELLO (Brig) 1/3, 1/4
MONTREAL (Steamer) 2/1, 2/3, 2/4, 2/5, 2/6, 2/8
MOONLIGHT (Brig) 1/4, 1/5
MORNING STAR 4/4
MOSES WILLIAMSON (Schooner) 7/9
MYRA (Brig) 1/4
NAIAD (Brig) 8/9
NELLIE BROWN (Schooner) 3/1, 3/17
NELLIE MOODY 6/15, 6/16
NEPTUNE (Steamer) 1/18, 3/3, 6/14
NERENS (Steamer) 3/17
NEVEUS (Steamer) 8/5, 8/7
NIVREZ (Steamer) 3/1
NORMAN (Steamer) 6/18, 6/21, 7/4, 7/10
NORTHERN LIGHT (Schooner) 3/21, 4/7, 6/4, 6/5, 6/7, 6/8
O.D. WETHERELL (Schooner) 7/2, 7/9
OCEAN BELLE 3/1
OCEAN PEARL (Bark) 7/3, 7/9
ORIENTAL (Steamer) 5/13, 5/14, 5/15, 5/16, 5/17, 5/18, 5/19, 5/20, 6/16, 7/2
P.S. LINDSEY (Schooner) 5/18, 5/21, 6/1, 7/13
PALMETTO (Steamship) 1/3
QUANGO 4/2
QUEEN OF THE SEAS (Bark) 6/19
QUINTERO (Ship) 7/5, 7/6
R. CAMERANA (Bark) 2/23
R.W. MERRICK 4/3
REAPER (Ship) 1/3
REGINA (Bark) 6/18
RICHARD BULWINKLE 3/1
RICKMORE (Schooner) 8/21
RIGRETA (Brig) 2/15 2/16
ROBERT MURRAY 4/3
ROBINSON CRUSOE (Bark) 7/20, 8/2
ROEBUCK (Bark) 7/4, 7/6, 7/9
ROLLESON (Brig) 3/1
ROMAN (Steamer) 6/6, 6/8, 6/9, 6/20
S.F. SMITH (Schooner) 3/18
S.V. NICHOLS 4/3
SALLIE BROWN (Brig) 6/7
SAMUEL WOOD (Schooner) 3/19
SAN CARLOS (Ship) 5/12
SANTA ANA 1/5
SARAH (Schooner) 2/5
SARDINIAN (Schooner) 3/20
SAXON (Steamer) 1/11, 6/8, 6/19, 7/7, 7/10
SEMINOLE (Steamer) 5/12, 6/16, 6/17, 7/1, 7/4
SHILOH 4/3, 4/4
SIA FLOWER (Schooner) 3/20
SLIDE (Schooner) 1/4
SPRING BOK 4/4
ST. CROIX (Schooner) 7/1, 7/9
STAG 4/4
STAR KING (Bark) 6/7, 6/8
STEPHEN WATERMAN (Schooner) 8/7
STEPHEN YOUNG (Brig) 1/3
SUSAN (Schooner) 1/7
SUYDAM (Barge) 6/18
T.J. HOPKINS 2/3, 2/5
TAMEY A. BROWN 4/4
TEASER 4/3
TERESITA (Brig) 8/9
TEVIOT (Brig) 4/4
TONWANDA (Steamer) 6/19
TOORYBURO 4/3
TREMONT (Bark) 7/14, 7/15
TRIAL (Schooner) 1/2
TROVATORA (Bark) 3/17
UNDINE 3/7
UNITED STATES 4/4
VINTAGE (Schooner) 3/12
W. THORNDIKE (Schooner) 3/19
W.G. LEWIS (Schooner) 7/11, 7/15
WANDERER (Schooner) 2/3, 2/4, 2/5
WHEATLAND (Bark) 7/10
WHITE SQUALL (Schooner) 7/9, 8/2
WILLIAM (Brig) 3/18
WILLIAM CRANE (Steamer) 7/2, 7/10, 8/20, 8/21, 8/23
WILLIAM J. SCULL (Schooner) 5/21
WILLIAM PUTNAM (Schooner) 2/5
WORCESTER (Steamer) 6/3, 6/4, 6/5, 6/6, 6/7, 6/8, 6/13, 6/17, 6/18
WYOMING (Steamer) 6/7, 6/18, 6/20, 7/1
YANTIC (Schooner) 2/13
ZEPHYRINE (Bark) 6/6
ZINGO (Schooner) 8/2
ZULAKA (Steamer) 1/15

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Detailed Description of the Collection

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Asa P. Morse Papers; 1855-1880
Box Folder
1 1 Papers; 1855
2 Papers; 1856
3 Papers; 1857 Jan-Mar
4 Papers; 1857 Apr-Jun
5 Papers; 1857 Jul-Dec
6 Papers; 1858
7 Papers; 1859
8 Papers; 1860
9 Papers; 1861
10 Papers; 1862 Jan-Mar
11 Papers; 1862 Apr-Jun
12 Papers; 1862 Jul-Aug
13 Papers; 1863 Jan-Mar
14 Papers; 1863 Apr
15 Papers; 1863 May
16 Papers; 1863 Jun
17 Papers; 1863 Jul-Dec
Box Folder
2 1 Papers; 1864 Jan-Aug
2 Papers; 1864 Sep
3 Papers; 1864 Oct 1-10
4 Papers; 1864 Oct 11-20
5 Papers; 1864 Oct 21-31
6 Papers; 1864 Nov 1-15
7 Papers; 1864 Nov 16-30
8 Papers; 1864 Dec 1-15
9 Papers; 1864 Dec 16-31
10 Papers; 1865 Jan-Jun
11 Papers; 1865 Jul-Dec
12 Papers; 1866 Jan-Jun
13 Papers; 1866 Jul-Dec
14 Papers; 1867 Jan-Feb
15 Papers; 1867 Mar
16 Papers; 1867 Apr 1-10
17 Papers; 1867 Apr 11-20
18 Papers; 1867 Apr 21-30
19 Papers; 1867 May 1-15
20 Papers; 1867 May 16-31
21 Papers; 1867 Jun 1-10
22 Papers; 1867 Jun 11-20
23 Papers; 1867 Jun 21-30
24 Papers; 1867 Jul-Aug
Box Folder
3 1 Papers; 1868 Jan-Apr
2 Papers; 1868 May 1-10
3 Papers; 1868 May 11-20
4 Papers; 1868 May 21-31
5 Papers; 1868 Jun 1-15
6 Papers; 1868 Jun 16-30
7 Papers; 1868 Jul
8 Papers; 1868 Aug-Oct
9 Papers; 1868 Nov 1-15
10 Papers; 1868 Nov 16-30
11 Papers; 1868 Dec 1-15
12 Papers; 1868 16-31
13 Papers; 1869 Jan 1-15
14 Papers; 1869 Jan 16-31
15 Papers; 1869 Feb 1-15
16 Papers; 1869 Feb 16-28
17 Papers; 1869 Mar-Jun
18 Papers; 1869 Jul-Sep
19 Papers; 1869 Oct
20 Papers; 1869 Nov
21 Papers; 1869 Dec
Box Folder
4 1 Papers; 1870
2 Papers; 1871 Jan-May
3 Papers; 1871 Jun-Aug
4 Papers; 1871 Sep-Dec
5 Papers; 1872
6 Papers; 1873 Jan-May
7 Papers; 1873 Jun
8 Papers; 1873 Jul-Sep
9 Papers; 1873 Oct 1-15
10 Papers; 1873 Oct 16-31
11 Papers; 1873 Nov 1-7
12 Papers; 1873 Nov 8-15
13 Papers; 1873 Nov 16-23
14 Papers; 1873 Nov 24-30
15 Papers; 1873 Dec 1-7
16 Papers; 1873 Dec 8-15
17 Papers; 1873 Dec 16-23
18 Papers; 1873 Dec 24-31
Box Folder
5 1 Papers; 1874 Jan 1-7
2 Papers; 1874 Jan 8-15
3 Papers; 1874 Jan 16-23
4 Papers; 1874 Jan 24-31
5 Papers; 1874 Feb 1-10
6 Papers; 1974 Feb 11-20
7 Papers; 1874 Feb 21-28
8 Papers; 1874 Mar 1-7
9 Papers; 1874 Mar 8-15
10 Papers; 1874 Mar 16-23
11 Papers; 1874 Mar 24-31
12 Papers; 1874 Apr 1-10
13 Papers; 1874 Apr 11-20
14 Papers; 1874 Apr 21-30
15 Papers; 1874 May 1-7
16 Papers; 1874 May 8-15
17 Papers; 1874 May 16-23
18 Papers; 1874 May 24-31
19 Papers; 1874 Jun 1-7
20 Papers; 1874 Jun 8-15
21 Papers; 1874 Jun 16-23
22 Papers; 1874 Jun 24-30
Box Folder
6 1 Papers; 1874 Jul 1-7
2 Papers; 1874 Jul 8-15
3 Papers; 1874 Jul 16-23
4 Papers; 1874 Jul 24-31
5 Papers; 1874 Aug 1-10
6 Papers; 1874 Aug 11-20
7 Papers; 1874 Aug 21-31
8 Papers; 1874 Sep 1-15
9 Papers; 1874 Sep 16-30
10 Papers; 1874 Oct 1-7
11 Papers; 1874 Oct 8-15
12 Papers; 1874 Oct 16-23
13 Papers; 1874 Oct 24-31
14 Papers; 1874 Nov 1-7
15 Papers; 1874 Nov 8-15
16 Papers; 1874 Nov 16-23
17 Papers; 1874 Nov 24-30
18 Papers; 1874 Dec 1-7
19 Papers; 1874 Dec 8-15
20 Papers; 1874 Dec 16-23
21 Papers; 1874 Dec 24-31
Box Folder
7 1 Papers; 1875 Jan 1-7
2 Papers; 1875 Jan 8-15
3 Papers; 1875 Jan 16-23
4 Papers; 1875 Jan 24-31
5 Papers; 1875 Feb 1-10
6 Papers; 1875 Feb 11-20
7 Papers; 1875 Feb 21-28
8 Papers; 1875 Mar 1-7
9 Papers; 1875 Mar 8-15
10 Papers; 1875 Mar 16-23
11 Papers; 1875 Mar 24-31
12 Papers; 1875 Apr 1-7
13 Papers; 1875 Apr 8-15
14 Papers; 1875 Apr 16-23
15 Papers; 1875 Apr 24-30
16 Papers; 1875 May 1-7
17 Papers; 1875 May 8-15
18 Papers; 1875 May 16-23
19 Papers; 1875 May 24-31
20 Papers; 1875 Jun 1-10
21 Papers; 1875 Jun 11-20
22 Papers; 1875 Jun 21-30
Box Folder
8 1 Papers; 1875 Jul 1-7
2 Papers; 1875 Jul 8-15
3 Papers; 1875 Jul 16-23
4 Papers; 1875 Jul 24-31
5 Papers; 1875 Aug 1-10
6 Papers; 1875 Aug 11-20
7 Papers; 1875 Aug 21-31
8 Papers; 1875 Sep 1-7
9 Papers; 1875 Sep 8-15
10 Papers; 1875 Sep 16-23
11 Papers; 1875 Sep 24-30
12 Papers; 1875 Oct 1-7
13 Papers; 1875 Oct 8-15
14 Papers; 1875 Oct 16-23
15 Papers; 1875 Oct 24-31
16 Papers; 1875 Nov 1-7
17 Papers; 1875 Nov 8-15
18 Papers; 1875 Nov 16-23
19 Papers; 1875 Nov 24-30
20 Papers; 1875 Dec 1-7
21 Papers; 1875 Dec 8-15
22 Papers; 1875 Dec 16-23
23 Papers; 1875 Dec 24-31
Box Folder
9 1 Papers; 1876 Jan
2 Papers; 1876 Feb
3 Papers; 1876 Mar-Dec
4 Papers; 1877
5 Papers; 1878
6 Papers; 1879
7 Papers; 1880 and undated
Asa P. Morse Cancelled checks; 1874-1879
Box Folder
9 8 Cancelled checks; 1870 Jan
9 Cancelled checks; 1870 Feb
10 Cancelled checks; 1870 Mar
11 Cancelled checks; 1870 Apr
12 Cancelled checks; 1870 May
13 Cancelled checks; 1870 Jun
14 Cancelled checks; 1870 Jul
15 Cancelled checks; 1870 Aug
16 Cancelled checks; 1870 Sep
17 Cancelled checks; 1870 Oct
18 Cancelled checks; 1870 Nov
19 Cancelled checks; 1870 Dec-1871 Jan
20 Cancelled checks; 1873 Jan
21 Cancelled checks; 1873 Feb
22 Cancelled checks; 1873 Mar
23 Cancelled checks; 1873 Apr
24 Cancelled checks; 1873 May-Jun
25 Cancelled checks; 1873 Jul-Aug
26 Cancelled checks; 1873 Sep
27 Cancelled checks; 1873 Oct
28 Cancelled checks; 1873 Nov
29 Cancelled checks; 1873 Dec
Box Folder
10 1 Cancelled checks; 1874 Jan
2 Cancelled checks; 1874 Feb
3 Cancelled checks; 1874 Mar
4 Cancelled checks; 1874 Apr
5 Cancelled checks; 1874 May
6 Cancelled checks; 1874 Jun
7 Cancelled checks; 1874 Jul
8 Cancelled checks; 1874 Aug
9 Cancelled checks; 1874 Sep
10 Cancelled checks; 1874 Oct
11 Cancelled checks; 1874 Nov
12 Cancelled checks; 1874 Dec
13 Cancelled checks; 1875 Jan
14 Cancelled checks; 1875 Feb
15 Cancelled checks; 1875 Mar
16 Cancelled checks; 1875 Apr
17 Cancelled checks; 1875 May
18 Cancelled checks; 1875 Jun
19 Cancelled checks; 1875 Jul
20 Cancelled checks; 1875 Aug
21 Cancelled checks; 1875 Sep
22 Cancelled checks; 1875 Oct
23 Cancelled checks; 1875 Nov
24 Cancelled checks; 1875 Dec
Box Folder
11 1 Cancelled checks; 1876 Jan
2 Cancelled checks; 1876 Feb
3 Cancelled checks; 1876 Mar
4 Cancelled checks; 1876 Apr
5 Cancelled checks; 1876 May
6 Cancelled checks; 1876 Jun
7 Cancelled checks; 1876 Jul
8 Cancelled checks; 1876 Aug
9 Cancelled checks; 1876 Sep
10 Cancelled checks; 1876 Oct
11 Cancelled checks; 1876 Nov
12 Cancelled checks; 1876 Dec
13 Cancelled checks; 1878 Mar, Jul-Sep
14 Cancelled checks; 1878 Oct-Nov
15 Cancelled checks; 1878 Dec
16 Cancelled checks; 1879 Jan-Feb
17 Cancelled checks; 1879 Mar-Apr
18 Cancelled checks; 1879 May-Jun
19 Cancelled checks; 1879 Jul-Aug
20 Cancelled checks; 1879 Sep-Oct
21 Cancelled checks; 1879 Nov-Dec
Asa P. Morse Additional Papers Acquired; 1859-1876
Box Folder
12 1 Papers; 1859 May 20
2 Papers; 1861 Jan-Apr
3 Papers; 1861 May
4 Papers; 1861 Jun-Jul
5 Papers; 1861 Dec
6 Papers; 1862 Jan 1-14
7 Papers; 1862 Jan 15-31
8 Papers; 1862 Feb 1-14
9 Papers; 1862 Feb 15-28
10 Papers; 1862 Mar
11 Papers; 1862 Sep-Oct
12 Papers; 1862 Nov-Dec
13 Papers; 1863
14 Papers; 1865 Aug 3
15 Papers; 1866 Jan-Apr
16 Papers; 1866 May-Jun
17 Papers; 1866 Oct-Dec
18 Papers; 1867 Jan-Feb
19 Papers; 1867 Mar-Apr
20 Papers; 1867 May-Jun
21 Papers; 1867 Jul-Aug
Box Folder
13 1 Papers; 1871
2 Papers; 1872 Sep-Oct
3 Papers; 1872 Nov-Dec
4 Papers; 1873 Jan-Apr
5 Papers; 1874
6 Papers; 1875 Jan-Apr
7 Papers; 1875 May-Aug
8 Papers; 1875 Sep-Dec
9 Papers; 1876 Jan-Mar
10 Papers; 1876 Apr-Sep
11 Papers; 1876 Oct-Dec
12 Papers, miscellaneous; undated
Asa P. Morse Volumes; 1865-1875
Volume
1 Bankbook; 1865 Jul-1867 Oct
2 Bankbook; 1866 Mar-1867 Jun
3 Bankbook; 1867 Nov-1870 Jun
4 Bankbook; 1869 Jul-1871 Jul
5 Bankbook; 1870 Jun-1872 Dec
6 Bankbook; 1871 Aug-1873 Feb
7 Bankbook; 1873 Mar-Oct
8 Bankbook; 1873 Feb-1875 Jul
9 Receipt book, Western Union Telegraph Co.; 1874 Aug-1875 Dec

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