Lord Family Collection (Coll. 140)


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Overview of the Collection

Biography of the Lord Family

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Indexes

Detailed Description of the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Lord family
Title: Lord Family Collection
Dates: 1800-1880 (bulk 1810-1860)
Extent:
Abstract: Business and personal correspondence, accounts, bills, receipts, shipping and cargo records, marine insurance policies, articles of agreement, charter parties, bills of lading, and other documents, chiefly relating to the shipping activities of Daniel Walker Lord (1800-1880) and other family members, including William Jefferds (1753-1820), Nathaniel Lord (1776-1815), Lieut. Tobias Lord (1748-1808), and Tobias Lord (1778-1854), the family's shipping agent in New York City. Includes published freight circulars and market reports (1810-1867) for various ports; and miscellaneous information concerning the Lord family domestic activities.
Identification: Coll. 140

Biography of the Lord Family

The bulk of this collection relates to the business activities of Daniel W. Lord (1800-1880), a prominent ship owner and merchant from Kennebunkport, Maine (formerly Massachusetts). However, there are significant portions of material that pertain to Lieutenant Tobias Lord, Nathaniel Lord, Tobias Lord, and William Jefferds.

Lieut. Tobias Lord (1748-1808) began building small vessels on the Mousam River in Kennebunk around 1780, and later moved his business to the "Kennebunkport River." In 1803, he moved to Alfred and opened a "narrow red store." He also held varying interests in the brigs DOLPHIN (1793), VENGEANCE (1800), MERCHANT, ATLANTIC, and the schooner FORTUNE. He also owned over 1,000 acres of land in the Kennebunk-Alfred region. He held interests in a saw mill, a pier and wharf, and he sold ship timber. During hard times he received financial assistance from William Gray, the prominent ship owner from Salem, Massachusetts. He married Mehitable Scammon (1753-1781) in 1772, and Hepsibah Conant in 1781. He fathered at least 4 sons: Samuel, George, Tobias, and Nathaniel. Lieut. Lord died on January 16, 1808.

Nathaniel Lord (1776-1815) was also a maritime businessman. He lived most of his life in Arundel (renamed Kennebunkport in 1821). He built a large mansion in the town, between 1812 and 1814. He died on February 24, 1815, at 39 years of age. He left a widow, Phoebe Walker (1781-1864) whom he had married in 1797, and nine children: Mehitable Scammon, Daniel Walker, Lois Walker, Phoebe, Charles Austin, Nathaniel, Betsey Watts, Susan, and Lucy Jane.

Daniel Walker Lord (1800-1880) was the first son of Nathaniel and Phoebe Lord, and was soon following in his father's footsteps. He entered business life in 1819, "in partnership with older men engaged in the West Indies trade." As his shipping interests developed he shifted his activities to Boston. He built numerous vessels and purchased varying degrees of ownership in many more. At various times throughout his carreer Lord was the principal owner of, among others, the brig COMMODORE PREBLE, bark DANA, and ships EXCELSIOR, PATTERSON, HARVEST, MARY LORD, HAMLIN, LINCOLN, STARS AND STRIPES, and GENERAL BERRY.

In 1824 he married Lydia Abbot, and two years later he was elected to the state legislature where he served for several years. He eventually became a member of the Governor's Council. He supported his state's Prohibitory Law, and in later life was a member of the Board of Trustees of Bowdoin College. His first wife died in 1851, and in 1853 he married Lydia Patterson, daughter of Capt. Acton Patterson of Kennebunkport. His later years were spent at Malden, Massachusetts, where he died on September 4, 1880.

Tobias Lord (1778-1854), D.W. Lord's uncle was evidently a shipping agent in New York City. Correspondence found in this collection seems to indicate that he handled affairs there for Daniel W. Lord for many years. He probably acted in a similar capacity for William Jefferds, until the latter's death in 1820. He married Hannah Perkins (1780-1846) in 1799, and then the widow of his first wife's brother, Mrs. Sarah Adams Perkins, in 1847.

William Jefferds (1753-1820) built a mill by the iron works on the Mousam River, near (Lieut.) Tobias Lord's shipbuilding property. Later he purchased the "Jefferds Tavern" (ca. 1790), a business that he carried on with his son for many years. This collection indicates that he was also involved in the shipbuilding industry. His two daughters married sons of (Lieut.) Tobias Lord: Hannah married Samuel, and Olive married George. They were D.W. Lord's aunts and uncles.

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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.

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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.

Persons:

Jefferds, William, 1753-1820
Lord, Daniel Walker, 1800-1880
Lord, Nathaniel, 1776-1815
Lord, Tobias, 1748-1808
Lord, Tobias, 1778-1854

Places:

Atlantic Ocean
United States--Commerce--West Indies
West Indies--Commerce--United States

Subjects:

Charter-parties
Freight and freightage
International trade
Shipping--Maine--Kennebunkport
Ships--Cargo
Ships--Maine--Kennebunkport

Document Types:

Bills of lading
Family papers--Maine--Kennebunkport
Insurance policies

Occupations:

Commercial agents--New York (State)--New York
Merchants--Maine--Kennebunkport
Shipowners--Maine--Kennebunkport

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 140, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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Indexes

Index to Personal and 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. & A. Laurence in Box 6, Folder 3 of the collection.
A. & A. Laurence 6/3
A. Guerard & Co. 32/18
Aarnden & Co. 20/8
Adams, Robert 7/1
Alfonso Knight & Co. 32/32
Andrews, John (Jr.) 5/6
Antonio De Frias & Co. 10/7, 11/9
Appleton, N.D. 4/14
B.C. Clark & Co. 32/32
Bacon, Henry 5/14
Bainbridge & Brown 5/7, 5/8, 7/1, 11/9, 17/9
Bainbridge, Ausley & Co. 5/13
Bainbridge, Thomas 7/1
Baker, ? (Capt.) 12/6
Balch, Joseph 13/5
Ballender, George 7/3
Barclay, P. 7/4
Baring Bros. Ltd. 7/2, 7/3, 7/4, 17/9, 20/3, 20/10, 27/1, 29/4, 30/5, 32/7
Barker, Jacob 5/1, 5/2, 8/7, 32/25
Barker, Joseph 11/9
Bascom, Ezekiel L. 4/14
Bates & Baring 17/9
Bemis & Eddy 6/3
Benjamin, A. 6/3
Benson Cropper & Co. 5/9
Benson, Samuel P. 4/14
Berry, Joseph 27/1
Blackinton, John 6/3
Blair, Richard 5/13
Blaisdell, Jonathan (Capt.) 7/3, 20/6, 20/7, 20/8
Blasole, W. 5/3
Bolton, Ogden & Co. 6/4
Boult, English & Brandon 29/5
Bourn, Samuel 5/6
Bourne, Edward E. 4/14
Bradbury, ? (Capt.) 14/4
Bradlee, Joseph 6/3
Brewster, Oliver 31/15
Brown, Cicero 30/5
Brown, James (Jr.) 32/19
Brown, Thomas 6/3, 7/1
Bruce & Cheney Co. 20/6
Bryant & Freeman 5/11
Bryant, William M. 4/14
Burbank & Lord 7/1
Burbank, Moses (Capt.) 7/1, 13/5, 15/3, 17/9, 32/10, 32/24
Burnham, Joseph 13/5
Burns, ? (Capt.) 7/1
Butterfield, John 6/3
Butts, E.P. 7/4
Carlton, ? (Capt.) 23/14
Cartas, Jose M. 7/6
Case, R.C. 7/4
Chandler, Dow & Co. 31/15
Charles Buck & Co. 7/4
Charles, B. 7/4
Chase, Daniel K. 7/3
Chase, William 7/3
Chickering, ? 7/6
Church, H. 5/12
Clark, Calvin W. 6/3
Clark, Henry 6/1, 6/3, 6/4, 7/6, 32/24
Claussen, H.H. 32/9
Cleaver, Daniel (Capt.) 7/3, 7/4
Cleaver, Robert (Capt.) 27/1
Cobb, William 4/14
Cockayne & Watts 7/1, 17/9
Coffin, Edwin 32/2
Cohen & Miller 7/2
Collidge, Cornelius (Jr.) 5/2, 5/3, 5/4, 5/5, 5/6, 5/7, 5/8, 5/9, 5/10
Collins, Elisha 6/3
Conklin, ? (Capt.) 20/5
Constable, Burnham 5/8
Cornelius, E. 7/2
Corry, David 6/3
Cremony, John Joseph 32/23
Cunningham & Beaswell 5/7
Curtis, ? (Capt.) 6/1, 7/2
Curtis, Joseph 4/14
Curtis, Ralph 4/14
Daggett, P. 23/14, 27/1
Dana, Luther 7/3, 32/4
Dana, Susan H. 7/6
Dane, Nathan 7/4
Danforth, James (Capt.) 6/4
Danson Willis Brown & Co. 7/1
Davies, C.S. 5/5
Davis, Amariah (Capt.) 27/1
Davis, C.M. 7/4, 31/15
Davis, George W. (Capt.) 4/14, 31/15
Davis, John 32/4
Deshon, Daniel (Capt.) 7/3
Dexter King & Co. 7/4
Dexter, Nathan 32/2
Dimmock, Henry 4/14
Dixon, Hunter & Hopkins 32/20
Dixon, L. 7/4
Dodge & Oxnard 7/1
Dresser, Ephraim 7/4
Drew, E.C. 7/4, 31/15
Duncan, Samuel E. 5/13
Dutch & Delano Co. 5/13
E. Greely & Co. 5/4, 32/4
Eaton, A.J. 29/4
Eivers, Owen 5/13, 10/7
Elden, Silas C. 5/8
Eldredge, ? (Capt.) 12/6
Emerson, Charles O. 7/4
Emery, A. (Capt.) 27/1
Emery, Nicholas 5/7, 5/8
Fairbanks, David 30/7
Fairfield, John 7/1
Farifield, Asa 7/1
Farley, Robert 7/2
Farrar, Samuel 7/1
Fellerson, Samuel B. 30/7
Fish & Butterfield 6/3
Fish & Danforth 6/3
Fisk, Martin 5/7
Fitch Bros. 17/9
Fletcher, J. 7/3
Frazier Zimmerman & Co. 23/14
Furbish, J. 4/14
Gardberm, Richard (Capt.) 23/14
Gates & Baring 7/1
George Croshaw & Co. 29/4
George Wildes & Co. 32/7
Gilpatrick, Abraham 4/14
Gomez, E. 27/1
Gooch, William B. 7/3
Goodhue, Samuel 7/1
Goodwin, Charles 30/7
Goodwin, Ivory 4/14
Goodwin, Thomas 6/3
Gould, Edward 4/14
Gray, ? (Capt.) 7/2
Gray, William (Jr.) 5/13, 6/3
Greely & Guild 32/4
Grund, Francis J. 30/5
H.T. Merck & Co. 17/9
Hall, Porter 4/14
Hamlin, Hannibal 31/15
Hammond, Johnathan 4/41
Harman & Co. 32/7
Harndon & Co. 20/8
Harper, Brace & Co. 5/8
Harris, Thomas 32/7
Harrison, William H. 7/3
Harrod, Joseph 7/3
Hawkins, Paul 4/14
Hayden, W.B. 7/3
Hewes, George 7/4
Hill, Abram 20/10, 29/1
Hill, John (Capt.) 7/3, 27/1
Hillan, Levi P. 4/14
Hilton, John H. 7/1
Homans, George W. 7/6
Hoskins, Edward 27/1
Houdlett & Perkins 31/15
Hoyt, James S. 6/4
Hubbard & Watts 7/3
Hubbard, M. 4/14
Hubert, Charles N. 7/4
Hugo, Robert M. 5/5
Hunt, Joshua M. 7/6
Hunter, Robert H. 32/32
Hutchins, Edward L. 30/7
J. Berenberg Gossler & Co. 17/9
J. Leland & Bros. 7/1, 17/9
Jacobs, Thomas 11/9
James Bayley & Co. 7/4
James Gourbey & Co. 32/18
James N. Knapp & Co. 27/1
Jenkins, John 32./29
Jones & Hammond 27/1
Jones, Thomas R. 20/7
Joyce, John G. (Capt.) 7/3
Keeler, Thomas 5/8
Keith Butler & Hill 7/6
Keith, William R. 7/1
Kellogg, Frederick P. 7/3
Kelly, J. Carron 12/6
Kimball, J.T. (Capt.) 12/6, 20/8
King, A. 7/4
Kingsbury, Henry 31/15
Knowles, ? (Capt.) 7/1
Lambert, Porter 6/3
Larrabee, Joel 32/19
Lavins, Robert (Capt.) 6/4
Lewis Crowell & Co. 7/4
Lewis, Benjamin 32/19
Lewis, David 7/1
Libby, Benjamin C. 4/14
Little, Thomas B. 7/4
Littlefield, Walter 7/4
Lord & Hill 32/23
Lord & Nowell 32/19
Lord, Asa 14/4
Lord, Daniel W. 4/14, 7/1, 7/2, 7/3, 7/4, 7/5, 15/3, 17/9, 20/1, 20/2, 20/3, 20/4, 20/5, 20/6, 20/7, 20/8, 20/9, 20/10, 23/14, 27/1, 29/1, 29/4, 29/5, 30/7, 31/15, 32/4, 32/7
Lord, Ephraim 6/1
Lord, Francis A. 4/14
Lord, George 4/14, 5/7, 5/14
Lord, Ivory 4/14
Lord, James 4/14
Lord, John 7/2
Lord, Mehitabel S. 7/1
Lord, Nathaniel 5/2, 5/3, 5/4, 5/5, 5/6, 5/7, 5/8, 5/9, 5/10, 5/11, 5/12, 5/14, 8/6, 10/7, 11/9, 12/6, 32/17, 32/19, 32/25, 32/26
Lord, Phebe 7/6
Lord, Samuel 5/2, 32/25, 32/26
Lord, Thomas 4/14
Lord, Tobias 6/1, 6/2, 6/4, 7/1, 7/2, 7/3, 7/4, 7/5, 10/7, 13/5, 15/3, 17/9, 23/14, 27/1
Lord, William 4/14, 5/7, 8/7
Lord, William (Jr.) 4/14
Loring, David C. (Capt.) 7/4, 30/5, 30/7
Louis, William 5/6
Lovett, Frederick W. (Capt.) 7/3, 23/14
Marston, John M. 6/3
Mason, Benjamin F. 4/14, 7/3, 23/14
May, Samuel 6/3
McIntire, Daniel 4/14
McIntire, Ebenezer 4/14
McLellan, Isaac 5/5
Meeker & Knox & Co. 7/4
Merrill, Benjamin (Capt.) 7/1, 17/9, 30/7
Michael & Charles Fenwick & Co. 32/32
Middleton & Pollexfen 23/14
Miller, Asa 11/9, 32/9
Miller, William 32/26
Mitchell & Seymour 23/14
Mitchell, Eben (Capt.) 32/9
Mitchell, Jacob 4/14, 7/3
Mitchell, Samuel 4/14
Moisy, Stanislas 30/5
Moody, Horatio 23/14
Moody, Joseph 4/14
Morong, John 5/1, 5/2
Morrill, John A. 7/4
Morrill, Nathan 5/6
Moulton, William B. 7/3
Murphy, ? (Capt.) 7/3
N. & C.B. Dana 20/8
Nason, Daniel (Jr.) 4/14, 7/6, 17/9
Nason, Edward 7/4, 20/8, 20/9
Newmark, William 7/4
Nowell, Latham 4/14
Nowell, Robert T. (Capt.) 20/5, 20/6
Nowell, Simon 6/4, 32/19
Nowell, Thomas (Capt.) 20/1, 20/2, 20/3, 20/4, 20/5, 20/6
Osborn, Joseph 6/4, 7/1, 7/2, 15/3, 32/10
Oxnard, Thomas 7/1
Paine, Wales 5/6
Pappaland, H. 23/14
Parish & Co. 38/7
Parker Van Baggen & Co. 11/9
Parkman, S.B. 7/1
Patten, ? (Capt.) 12/6
Patterson, ? (Capt.) 6/4, 7/3, 7/4, 7/5, 7/6, 20/2, 20/3, 20/5, 20/6, 20/7, 27/1, 32/18, 32/20
Patterson, Benjamin (Capt.) 27/1, 30/7
Paul, Jeremiah 4/14
Peabody Flint & Co. 32/29
Perkins, Cyrus 7/6, 32/7
Perkins, Ephraim (Jr.) 10/7
Perkins, George A. 7/4
Perkins, J.K. 32/7
Perkins, John H. (Capt.) 6/3, 8/7, 29/4
Perkins, Joseph 11/9
Perkins, Joshua 7/6
Perkins, Plaisted (Capt.) 20/2
Perkins, Stephen 7/3, 30/7
Perkins, Thomas 14/4
Perret & Charbonnet 32/18
Phelps, William 5/8, 5/12, 12/6
Phillips, John 5/8
Pike, ? (Capt.) 7/3
Pilkinson Bros. 7/4
Pope, John S. 8/6
Pope, Samuel (Capt.) 5/14, 10/7
Powers, Johnathan 4/14
Priest, J.F. 6/3
Proctor, John 5/12
Punchard, B.H. 6/3
Putnam, J. 5/11
R.H. Windsor & G. 6/3, 13/5, 14/4, 32/24
Rathbone, Richard R. 20/5
Remick, Daniel 4/14
Reston, William 13/5
Richards, William 5/1
Richardson, A. 32/9
Robarts, Matthew 5/4
Roberts, Joshua 7/1
Robinson, George (Capt.) 7/6
Rogers, Robert 7/1
Safford, William 4/14
Samuel B. Hale & Co. 23/14
Sanborn, John 4/14
Scott, James 7/4
Scott, Joel 7/3
Seavey, Michael 27/1
Seavey, N.L. (Capt.) 27/1
Sewall, Benjamin 5/7
Sewall, Daniel 4/14
Sewall, W.B. 4/14
Shapleigh, Richard 4/14
Shaw, James 4/14
Shelton Wright & Co. 7/1, 7/2
Shepley, E. 7/4
Shiff, Nicholas 32/2
Skillings, ? (Capt.) 6/1
Small, Richard 4/14
Smith, Jonn 4/14
Smith, Levi (Rev.) 7/3
Smith, Martha M. 7/3
Smith, Oliver (Capt.) 7/1, 7/3, 17/9
Smith, Samuel 4/14
Smith, William (Capt.) 6/3
Smith, William (IV) 6/3, 32/2
Soule, ? (Capt.) 7/3
Squire & Albaret 7/1
Stagg, Jacob D. 5/6
Sterling & Loane 27/1
Stevens, J.O.C. 32/1
Stoddard, N. 31/15
Stone, Adam (Capt.) 20/2, 32/19
Stone, Samuel 27/1
Storey, John 4/14, 5/4, 32/19
Sudler, J. 5/7
Swainson Danson Brown & Co. 7/1
Swan, Harry 27/1
Tappen, B. 7/4
Thomas, Ebenezer 7/1
Thompson, James D. 7/4
Thompson, Nathaniel 12/6
Tobias Lord & Co. 5/13, 10/7, 11/9, 32/9
Torlades & Co. 17/9
Towne, Jesse 32/25
Towne, Robert 4/14, 7/3, 7/6, 20/2, 20/3, 20/4, 20/5, 20/7
Tripp, Daniel (Capt.) 7/1, 32/23
Tripp, Israel 32/1
Upham, Charles W. 7/3
Upham, N.G. 7/3
Upham, Phebe L. 7/1, 7/6
Van Den Berg, Fils 23/14
Wade, Joseph 30/5
Walker, Luther (Capt.) 17/9
Walker, Nathaniel (Capt.) 12/6, 15/3
Walker, O. 6/4
Ward & Co. 7/4, 27/1
Ward, Lauriston 4/14
Ward, Samuel 29/4
Watts, Francis 5/14, 6/3, 10/7, 11/9
Watts, George 5/14
Weston, S.B. 7/4
Wheelwright, Josiah 31/15
Whitney, Joseph 5/7
Wiggin, Timothy 32/7
Wildes, William (Capt.) 7/4, 27/1
Wilkinson, Stetson & Co. 7/4
Willes, Jonathan 5/14
William Jefferds & Co. 4/14, 5/2, 5/6, 5/8, 6/1, 6/2, 6/3, 13/5, 14/4, 32/24
William Taggard & Co. 7/1, 15/3, 17/9
Williams, C.B. (Capt.) 7/3, 7/6, 32/9
Williams, John 5/7
Willis & Green 32/20
Windsor, George 15/3
Wise, Daniel C. (Capt.) 17/9
Wood, Charles 20/5
Workman & Co. 7/4, 27/1

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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 bark ABBOT LORD in Box 7, Folder 3 of the collection.
ABBOT LORD (Bark) 7/3, 7/5, 20/1, 20/2, 20/3, 20/4, 20/5, 20/6, 20/7, 20/8, 20/9, 20/10, 27/1, box 1820
ADVANCE (Brig) 32/1
AFRICA (Ship) 7/4
ALABAMA (Steamship) 20/6
ALERT (Sloop) 6/1, 6/3, 32/2
AMERICA (Bark) 32/3
ANN (Ship) 20/6
ASHLAND (Ship) 7/3, 20/5, 20/6
AURORA (Ship) 32/4
AUSTIN (Bark) box 23
AUSTIN (Ship) 7/3, 23/14
BARNHOLM (Ship) 20/3
BELLONA (Brig) 32/5
BOSTON PACKET (Brig) 6/4, 7/1
CALEDONIA (Steamer) 7/3, 20/4
CALLENDAR (Ship) 20/8
CAMBRIA 7/3
CAROLINE (Brig) 7/1
CARROLL (Brig) 6/4
CHARLES (Brig) 12/6
CHARLES (Sloop) 32/5
CLINTON (Ship) 7/3, 20/4, 20/5, 20/6, box 21
CLIO (Brig) 20/7
COMMODORE MORRIS (Bark) 32/7
COMMODORE PREBLE 7/1, 7/2
COMMODORE PREBLE (Brig) box 17
CONFIDENCE (Schooner) box 12
CONFIDENCE (Ship) 6/1
CORSAIR 7/2
DAMASCUS 7/3
DANA (Bark) 7/3, box 22
DIANTHA (Ship) 20/5
EAGLE (Schooner) 12/6, 32/8
ELIZA THORNTON (Ship) 20/3, 20/4
EQUATOR (Ship) 10/7
EXCELSIOR (Ship) 7/3, 7/4, 20/8, 32/9
FEROX (Brig) box 13
FOREST (Brig) 32/10, 32/19
FRANCIS (Brig) 6/3, 13/5
FRANKLIN (Brig) 32/11
G. HUNTER (Ship) 7/2
G. PIKE 7/2
GENERAL BERRY (Ship) 7/3, 7/4, 7/5, 14/4, 27/1, boxes 2427
GEORGE (Sloop) 32/12
GREAT WESTERN 7/3
HAMLIN (Ship) 31/15, box 31
HARVEST (Ship) 30/5, box 30
HAWK (Sloop) 32/14
HENRY LEEDS (Brig) 20/7
HERSCHEL (Brig) 7/3, 32/14
HIBERNIA 7/3
HOPE (Schooner) 5/7
HORTENSE (Ship) 20/7
INDIA (Ship) 7/4
IONIAN (Ship) 30/5
JANE (Brig) 32/15
JOHN AND ELIZABETH 7/1
JOSEPH (Ship) 12/6
JUBILEE (Ship) 7/6
LARAGOLLA (Bark) 32/30
LAWRENCE (Brig) 20/5
LINCOLN (Ship) 7/4, 32/16
LUCY (Ship) 20/5, 20/8, 20/10
MARCIA CLEAVES (Ship) 20/4, 20/8
MARGARET (Ship) 30/7
MARINER (Brig) 32/17
MARTHA (Ship) 7/4
MARY (Sloop) 6/3, 7/1
MARY KINGSLAND (Ship) 20/5
MARY LORD (Ship) 27/1
MERCHANT (Brig) box 10
MEXICO (Brig) 6/4, 32/18
MIDDLESEX (Ship) 20/3
MONTGOMERY (Ship) 32/19
NEUTRALITY (Brig) 32/19
NIAGARA 7/3
NIMROD (Bark) 7/6, 20/5, 32/20
NORTH STAR (Ship) 32/21
OBERLIN (Ship) 20/5
ORLANDO (Ship) 17/9, 20/5, 32/22
PACKET (Schooner) 7/1
PATRIOT (Schooner) 11/9, 32/23
PATTERSON (Ship) 29/1, box 29
PERRY (Schooner) 6/4, 13/5, 32/24
PHILADELPHIA PACKET 7/1
PRESIDENT (Ship) 12/6
PRESIDENT JEFFERSON (Brig) 32/25
PROVIDENCE (Schooner) 7/1
RARITAN (Ship) 20/5
REBECCA ANN (Brig) box 15
RESOLUTE (Ship) 7/4
RIGA (Ship) 20/5
ROVER (Brig) 6/1, 32/26
SAMPSON (Brig) 32/27
SAVANNAH (Ship) 7/4
SCHILLER (Ship) 32/28
SEA BELLE (Ship) 7/4
SIGNAL (Schooner) 7/4
SOMERS (Brig) 6/3
STARS AND STRIPES (Ship) 32/29
SUSAN LORD (Ship) 7/6
SUTTON (Brig) box 28
THAMES (Bark) 20/2
THORNDIKE (Ship) 32/30
TRAFALGAR (Brig) 7/1
TRAVELLER (Brig) box 11
TRIDENT 17/9
ULYSSES (Brig) 7/2
UNION (Brig) 7/1, 7/2, 7/3, 17/9, box 16
UNION (Schooner) 6/2
UNITY (Schooner) 9/1, 12/6, box 9
VENGEANCE (Brig) 32/31
VESPASIAN (Ship) 20/5
VINEYARD 17/9
WABAN (Ship) 20/10
WALTER LORD (Ship) 7/4
WARREN (Schooner) 13/5, box 14
WASHINGTON (Brig) 7/1
WATCHMAN (Brig) 32/32
WATERWITCH (Brig) 32/7
WHITMORE (Ship) 7/4
WILLIAM (Brig) 12/6, box 8
ZAIDA (Bark) 20/6
ZAMARA (Bark) 20/6
ZOTOFF (Ship) 20/5

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Business papers; 1800-1870
Box Folder
1 1 Nathaniel Lord: bills, accounts, notes, receipts, etc.; 1800
2 Nathaniel Lord: bills, accounts, notes, receipts, etc.; 1801
3 Nathaniel Lord: bills, accounts, notes, receipts, etc.; 1802
4 Nathaniel Lord: bills, accounts, notes, receipts, etc.; 1803
5 Nathaniel Lord: bills, accounts, notes, receipts, etc.; 1804
6 Nathaniel Lord: bills, accounts, notes, receipts, etc.; 1805
7 Nathaniel Lord: bills, accounts, notes, receipts, etc.; 1806
8 Nathaniel Lord: bills, accounts, notes, receipts, etc.; 1807
9 Nathaniel Lord: bills, accounts, notes, receipts, etc.; 1808
10 Nathaniel Lord: bills, accounts, notes, receipts, etc.; 1809
Box Folder
2 1 Nathaniel Lord: bills, accounts, notes, receipts, etc.; 1810
2 Nathaniel Lord: bills, accounts, notes, receipts, etc.; 1811
3 Nathaniel Lord: bills, accounts, notes, receipts, etc.; 1812
4 Nathaniel Lord: bills, accounts, notes, receipts, etc.; 1813
5 Nathaniel Lord: bills, accounts, notes, receipts, etc.; 1814
6 Nathaniel Lord: bills, accounts, notes, receipts, etc.; 1815
7 Nathaniel Lord: accounts with Cornelius Coolidge; 1805-1815
8 Estate of Nathaniel Lord: bills, accounts, etc.; 1815-1824
9 Nathaniel Lord: unidentified material; undated
Box Folder
3 1 William Jefferds: bills, accounts, notes, receipts, etc.; 1817
2 William Jefferds: bills, accounts, notes, receipts, etc.; 1818
3 William Jefferds: bills, accounts, notes, receipts, etc.; 1819
4 William Jefferds: bills, accounts, notes, receipts, etc.; 1820
5 William Jefferds: bills, accounts, notes, receipts, etc.; 1821
6 William Jefferds: unidentified material; undated
Box Folder
4 1 Daniel W. Lord: bills, accounts, notes, receipts, etc.; 1816-1824
2 Daniel W. Lord: bills, accounts, notes, receipts, etc.; 1825-1830
3 Daniel W. Lord: bills, accounts, notes, receipts, etc.; 1831-1850
4 Daniel W. Lord: bills, accounts, notes, receipts, etc.; 1851-1860
5 Daniel W. Lord: bills, accounts, notes, receipts, etc.; 1861-1874, and undated
6 Manuscript booklet entitled: "Ships Coppered & Expenses of Same"; ca. 1840
7 Wharfage rates at Jefferd's wharf; 1853
8 Memo: Number of tons of navigation owned by A. P.; ca 1850
9 Memo: Regarding "Ship Frames"; ca 1850
10 Daniel W. Lord: bank drafts & bills of exchange; 1828-1876
11 Misc. personal accounts and domestic activities of D. W. Lord & Lord family; 1816-1836
12 Misc. personal accounts and domestic activities of D. W. Lord & Lord family; 1837-1866, and undated
13 Land deeds & transfers, etc., related to Lord family; 1805-1838
14 Daniel W. Lord as Surveyor General Chairman: letter and documents; 1838
15 Material relative to Wait Township; 1841-1870
16 Mr. & Mrs. D. W. Lord: calling cards; undated
17 Misc. newspapers, announcements, etc.; ca 1840-1870
Letters; 1800-1868
Box Folder
5 1 Letters to Nathaniel Lord; 1800-1804
2 Letters to Nathaniel Lord; 1805
3 Letters to Nathaniel Lord; 1806
4 Letters to Nathaniel Lord; 1807
5 Letters to Nathaniel Lord; 1808
6 Letters to Nathaniel Lord; 1809
7 Letters to Nathaniel Lord; 1810
8 Letters to Nathaniel Lord; 1811
9 Letters to Nathaniel Lord; 1812
10 Letters to Nathaniel Lord; 1813
11 Letters to Nathaniel Lord; 1814
12 Letters to Nathaniel Lord; undated
13 Letters to Tobias Lord & Co.; 1804-1805
14 Misc. and unidentified letters; 1800-1814
15 Transcript of a diary kept by Tobias Lord; 1778-1828
Box Folder
6 1 Letters from Tobias Lord to William Jefferds; 1819-1820
2 Letters from Tobias Lord to William Jefferds; partially dated
3 Letters to William Jefferds & Co.; 1819-1821
4 Misc. & undated correspondence between various people; ca 1820
Box Folder
7 1 D. W. Lord: letters received; (1813) 1823-1827
2 D. W. Lord: letters received; 1828-1829
3 D. W. Lord: letters received; 1830-1849
4 D. W. Lord: letters received; 1850-1868
5 Letters unidentified; partially dated
6 Misc. letters, memos, etc.; ca 1830-1860
7 Envelopes addressed to D. W. Lord; 1822-1827
Brig WILLIAM; 1802-1811
Box Folder
8 1 Brig WILLIAM: business activity; 1802
2 Brig WILLIAM: business activity; 1803
3 Brig WILLIAM: business activity; 1804
4 Brig WILLIAM: business activity; 1805
5 Brig WILLIAM: business activity; 1807
6 Brig WILLIAM: business activity; 1809
7 Brig WILLIAM: business activity; 1810
8 Brig WILLIAM: protest; 1810 Oct 5
9 Brig WILLIAM: partially unidentified material; ca 1811
Schooner UNITY; 1804-1807
Box Folder
9 1 Schooner UNITY: business activity; 1804
2 Schooner UNITY: business activity; 1805
3 Schooner UNITY: business activity; 1806
4 Schooner UNITY: business activity; 1807
5 Schooner UNITY: material; undated
Brig MERCHANT; 1804-1809
Box Folder
10 1 Brig MERCHANT: business activity; 1804
2 Brig MERCHANT: business activity; 1805
3 Brig MERCHANT: business activity; 1806
4 Brig MERCHANT: business activity; 1807
5 Brig MERCHANT: business activity; 1809
6 Brig MERCHANT: business activity; 1810
7 Brig MERCHANT: letters; 1804-1809
8 Brig MERCHANT: material; undated
Brig TRAVELLER; 1805-1811
Box Folder
11 1 Brig TRAVELLER: business activity; 1805
2 Brig TRAVELLER: business activity; 1806
3 Brig TRAVELLER: business activity; 1807
4 Brig TRAVELLER: business activity; 1808
5 Brig TRAVELLER: business activity; 1809
6 Brig TRAVELLER: business activity; 1810
7 Brig TRAVELLER: business activity; 1811
8 Brig TRAVELLER: protest; 1811 Jan 14
9 Brig TRAVELLER: letters; 1807-1811
10 Brig TRAVELLER: material; undated
Schooner CONFIDENCE; 1806-1811
Box Folder
12 1 Schooner CONFIDENCE: business activity; 1806
2 Schooner CONFIDENCE: business activity; 1809
3 Schooner CONFIDENCE: business activity; 1810
4 Schooner CONFIDENCE: business activity; 1811
5 Schooner CONFIDENCE: business activity; 1812
6 Schooner CONFIDENCE: letters; 1810-1811
7 Schooner CONFIDENCE: material; undated
Brig FEROX; 1819-1820
Box Folder
13 1 Brig FEROX: business activity; 1819
2 Brig FEROX: business activity; 1820
3 Brig FEROX: business activity; 1821
4 Brig FEROX: business activity; 1822
5 Brig FEROX: letters; 1819-1820
6 Brig FEROX: material; undated
Schooner WARREN; 1820-1825
Box Folder
14 1 Schooner WARREN: business activity; 1820
2 Schooner WARREN: business activity; 1821
3 Schooner WARREN: business activity; 1825
4 Schooner WARREN: letters; 1820-1821
5 Schooner WARREN: material; undated
Brig REBECCA ANN; 1822-1823
Box Folder
15 1 Brig REBECCA ANN: business activity; 1822
2 Brig REBECCA ANN: business activity; 1823
3 Brig REBECCA ANN: letters; 1822-1823
Brig UNION; 1823-1831
Box Folder
16 1 Brig UNION: business activity; 1823
2 Brig UNION: business activity; 1824
3 Brig UNION: business activity; 1825
4 Brig UNION: business activity; 1826
5 Brig UNION: business activity; 1827
6 Brig UNION: business activity; 1830
7 Brig UNION: business activity; 1831
8 Brig UNION: material; undated
Brig COMMODORE PREBLE; 1824-1831
Box Folder
17 1 Brig COMMODORE PREBLE: business activity; 1824
2 Brig COMMODORE PREBLE: business activity; 1825
3 Brig COMMODORE PREBLE: business activity; 1826
4 Brig COMMODORE PREBLE: business activity; 1827
5 Brig COMMODORE PREBLE: business activity; 1828
6 Brig COMMODORE PREBLE: business activity; 1829
7 Brig COMMODORE PREBLE: business activity; 1830
8 Brig COMMODORE PREBLE: business activity; 1831
9 Brig COMMODORE PREBLE: letters; 1824-1830
10 Brig COMMODORE PREBLE: material; undated
Bark ABBOT LORD; 1840-1850
Box Folder
18 1 Bark ABBOT LORD: business activity; 1840
2 Bark ABBOT LORD: business activity; 1841
3 Bark ABBOT LORD: business activity; 1842
4 Bark ABBOT LORD: business activity; 1843
5 Bark ABBOT LORD: business activity; 1844 Jan-Jul
6 Bark ABBOT LORD: business activity; 1844 Aug-Dec
7 Bark ABBOT LORD: business activity; 1845
Box Folder
19 1 Bark ABBOT LORD: business activity; 1846
2 Bark ABBOT LORD: business activity; 1847
3 Bark ABBOT LORD: business activity; 1848
4 Bark ABBOT LORD: business activity; 1849
5 Bark ABBOT LORD: business activity; 1850
6 Bark ABBOT LORD: business activity; undated
7 Bark ABBOT LORD: insurnance policies; 1840-1850
Box Folder
20 1 Bark ABBOT LORD: letters; 1840
2 Bark ABBOT LORD: letters; 1841
3 Bark ABBOT LORD: letters; 1842
4 Bark ABBOT LORD: letters; 1843
5 Bark ABBOT LORD: letters; 1844
6 Bark ABBOT LORD: letters; 1845
7 Bark ABBOT LORD: letters; 1846
8 Bark ABBOT LORD: letters; 1847
9 Bark ABBOT LORD: letters; 1848
10 Bark ABBOT LORD: letters; 1849
Ship CLINTON; 1842-1859
Box Folder
21 1 Ship CLINTON: business activity; 1842
2 Ship CLINTON: business activity; 1843
3 Ship CLINTON: business activity; 1844
4 Ship CLINTON: business activity; 1845
5 Ship CLINTON: business activity; 1846
6 Ship CLINTON: business activity; 1847
7 Ship CLINTON: business activity; 1848
8 Ship CLINTON: business activity; 1849
9 Ship CLINTON: business activity; 1850-1859
Bark DANA; 1843-1847
Box Folder
22 1 Bark DANA: notes relative to building; 1843
2 Bark DANA: business activity; 1844
3 Bark DANA: business activity; 1845
4 Bark DANA: business activity; 1846 Jan-Mar
5 Bark DANA: business activity; 1846 Apr-Aug
6 Bark DANA: business activity; 1846 Sep-Dec
7 Bark DANA: business activity; 1847 Jan-Mar
8 Bark DANA: business activity; 1847 Apr-May
9 Bark DANA: business activity; 1847 Jun-Dec
10 Bark DANA: business activity; 1848
11 Bark DANA: settlement accounts, etc. relatative to the vessel's loss; 1849-1856
12 Bark DANA: Insurance policies; 1844-1847
13 Bark DANA: miscellaneous material; undated
Bark AUSTIN; 1846-1859
Box Folder
23 1 Bark AUSTIN: business activty; 1846
2 Bark AUSTIN: business activty; 1847
3 Bark AUSTIN: business activty; 1848
4 Bark AUSTIN: business activty; 1849
5 Bark AUSTIN: business activty; 1850
6 Bark AUSTIN: business activty; 1851
7 Bark AUSTIN: business activty; 1852
8 Bark AUSTIN: business activty; 1853
9 Bark AUSTIN: business activty; 1854
10 Bark AUSTIN: business activty; 1856
11 Bark AUSTIN: business activty; 1857
12 Bark AUSTIN: business activty; 1858
13 Bark AUSTIN: business activty; 1859
14 Bark AUSTIN: letters; 1847-1859
15 Bark AUSTIN: Insurance policies; 1846-1848
Ship GENERAL BERRY; 1847-1863
Box Folder
24 1 Ship GENERAL BERRY: business activity; 1847
2 Ship GENERAL BERRY: business activity; 1848
3 Ship GENERAL BERRY: business activity; 1849
4 Ship GENERAL BERRY: business activity; 1850
5 Ship GENERAL BERRY: business activity; 1851
6 Ship GENERAL BERRY: business activity; 1852
Box Folder
25 1 Ship GENERAL BERRY: business activity; 1853
2 Ship GENERAL BERRY: business activity; 1854
3 Ship GENERAL BERRY: business activity; 1855
4 Ship GENERAL BERRY: business activity; 1856
5 Ship GENERAL BERRY: business activity; 1857
6 Ship GENERAL BERRY: business activity; 1858
Box Folder
26 1 Ship GENERAL BERRY: business activity; 1859 Jan-Jun
2 Ship GENERAL BERRY: business activity; 1859 Jul-Dec
3 Ship GENERAL BERRY: business activity; 1860 Jan-May
4 Ship GENERAL BERRY: business activity; 1860 Jun-Dec
5 Ship GENERAL BERRY: business activity; 1861
6 Ship GENERAL BERRY: business activity; 1862
7 Ship GENERAL BERRY: business activity; 1863
Box Folder
27 1 Ship GENERAL BERRY: letters; 1847-1862
2 Ship GENERAL BERRY: Insurance policies; 1847-1860
3 Ship GENERAL BERRY: miscellaneous material; undated
Brig SUTTON; 1848-1849 Jun
Box Folder
28 1 Brig SUTTON: business activity; 1848
2 Brig SUTTON: business activity; 1849 Jan-Feb
3 Brig SUTTON: business activity; 1849 Mar
4 Brig SUTTON: business activity; 1849 Apr
5 Brig SUTTON: business activity; 1849 May-Jun, and undated
Ship PATTERSON; 1855-1859
Box Folder
29 1 Ship PATTERSON: business activity; 1855-1856
2 Ship PATTERSON: business activity; 1857
3 Ship PATTERSON: business activity; 1858
4 Ship PATTERSON: business activity; 1859
5 Ship PATTERSON: business activity; 1860
6 Ship PATTERSON: Insurance policies; 1855-1859
Ship HARVEST; 1857-1864
Box Folder
30 1 Ship HARVEST: business activity; 1857
2 Ship HARVEST: business activity; 1858
3 Ship HARVEST: business activity; 1859
4 Ship HARVEST: business activity; 1860
5 Ship HARVEST: business activity; 1861
6 Ship HARVEST: business activity; 1862
7 Ship HARVEST: business activity (name changed to MARGARET); 1863-1864
8 Ship HARVEST: letters; 1858-1864
Ship HAMLIN; 1860-1868
Box Folder
31 1 Ship HAMLIN: business activity; (1859) 1860
2 Ship HAMLIN: "Time & Pay memos for construction of ship; 1860
3 Ship HAMLIN: memos regarding duck, patent cogs, afterhouse, boats, spars & rigging; 1860
4 Ship HAMLIN: offical description of vessel; 1860 Oct
5 Ship HAMLIN: business activity; 1861
6 Ship HAMLIN: business activity; 1862
7 Ship HAMLIN: business activity; 1863
8 Ship HAMLIN: business activity; 1864
9 Ship HAMLIN: business activity; 1865
10 Ship HAMLIN: business activity; 1866
11 Ship HAMLIN: business activity; 1867
12 Ship HAMLIN: summary accounts; 1860-1868
13 Ship HAMLIN: accounts with Capt. J. Wheelwright; 1862-1866
14 Ship HAMLIN: Insurance policies; 1860-1866
15 Ship HAMLIN: letters; 1860-1867
Other Vessel Papers; 1801-1871
Box Folder
32 1 Brig ADVANCE: business activity; 1819
2 Sloop ALERT: protest; 1820 May 8
3 Bark AMERICA: business activity; 1811, 1820
4 Ship AURORA: business activity; 1837-1838
5 Brig BELLONA: business activity; 1803-1805
6 Sloop CHARLES: business activity; 1809
7 Bark COMMODORE MORRIS: business activity; 1835-1837
8 Schooner EAGLE: business activity; 1810-1812
9 Ship EXCELSIOR: business activity; 1845-1859
10 Brig FOREST: business activity; 1821-1823
11 Brig FRANKLIN: business activity; 1810
12 Sloop GEORGE: business activity; 1801-1803
13 Sloop HAWK: business activity; 1806
14 Brig HERSCHEL: bills of lading; 1832
15 Brig JANE: business activity; 1823
16 Ship LINCOLN: business activity; 1861-1871
17 Brig MARINER: business activity; 1801-1805
18 Brig MEXICO: business activity; 1826-1829
19 Brig NEUTRALITY: business activity; 1808-1811
20 Bark NIMROD: business activity; 1836-1843
21 Ship NORTH STAR: business activity; 1864-1875
22 Ship ORLANDO: Insurance policy; 1847
23 Schooner PATRIOT: business activity; 1803-1809
24 Schooner PERRY: business activity; 1820-1821
25 Brig (Snow) PRESIDENT JEFFERSON: business activity; 1803-1805
26 Brig ROVER: letters; 1809
27 Brig SAMPSON: business activity; 1806
28 Ship SCHILLER: business activity; 1860-1869
29 Ship STARS & STRIPES: business activity; 1862-1864
30 Ship THORNDIKE and Bark LARAGOLLA: memo & bill of sale; 1846-1847
31 Brig VENGEANCE: business activity; 1801-1802
32 Brig WATCHMAN: business activity; 1833-1835
Shipping papers; 1810-1867
Box Folder
33 1 Freight circulars, market reports, notices, etc.; 1810, 1827-1849
2 Freight circulars, market reports, notices, etc.; 1850-1859
3 Freight circulars, market reports, notices, etc.; 1860-1867
4 Freight circulars, market reports, notices, etc.; ca. 1850-1860
Miscellaneous papers; 1822-1881
Box Folder
34 1 Miscellaneous & scattered papers from unidentified record books; ca 1820
2 Miscellaneous & scattered papers from unidentified record books; ca 1822-1881
Box Folder
35 1 "Work Book"; 1819-1821
2 "Work Book"; 1825-1828
3 Betsy, Susan, & Phebe Lord: Record Book of Estate & Guardianship; 1816-1834
4 "Farming Book"; 1856
5 "Wood Book"; undated
6 unidentified notebook; undated
Volumes; 1821-1872
Volume
1 Journal A: daily listing of debits and credits; 1821-1855
Volume
2 Journal B: continuation of Journal A (sometime between Jun and Sep of 1866, Lord evidently moved from Kennebunkport to Malden.); 1855-1872
Volume
3 Ledger A.: debits and credits, and balance of the business of D. W. Lord. Includes index; 1821-1871
Volume
4 Letters A: D.W. Lord letter book; 1822-1830

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