Melatiah Bourn papers, 1728-1803 (inclusive)

About this Collection

Creator
Bourne, Melatiah.
Type
Accounts.Correspondence.Negotiable instruments.Bookkeeping records.Financial records.Legal instruments.Estate administration records.Ships' papers.Shipping records.
Collection Title
Melatiah Bourn papers, 1728-1803 (inclusive)
Language
English
Origin
Massachusetts
Description
6.66 linear ft. (20 boxes).
Repository
Baker Library, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Identifier
colonialnorthamerica.library.harvard.edu/990006028190203941
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Subjects
Kilby, Christopher
Ames, Lemuel
Bayard, Balthazar
Bourne, Melatiah
Bourne, Sylvanus
Bourn, Timothy
Bryant, T
Cornwallis, Edward
Dekey, Helena
Demah, Prince
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Emerson, Edward
Fowle, William
Freeman, Isaac
Godfrey, Joseph
Gorham, Joseph
Gray, Joseph
Hatch, John
Hinkley, Samuel
Holmes, Nathaniel
Hough, Atherton
Legarraloe, Stephen
Millett, Joseph
Phillips, John
Smith, Gideon
Smith, Isaac
Smith, John
Stone, Sylvanus
Sturgis, Samuel
Thodes, Joseph
West, Thomas
Winkle, James
Winslow, Joseph
Winslow, Kenelm
Bourne family
Holmes family
Gerrish and Gray.
Betty (Ship)
Biddeford (Ship)
Defiance (Ship)
Desiree (Ship)
Dolphin (Ship)
Dove (Ship)
Elizabeth (Schooner)
Endeavour (Sloop)
Four Brothers (Ship)
Fox (Sloop)
Friendship (Ship)
Good Intention (Ship)
Good Understanding (Sloop)
Hannah (Ship)
Katy (Schooner)
Lady Maria (Ship)
Lydia (Ship)
Mary (Ship)
Molly (Sloop)
Nancy (Ship)
Plymouth (Ship)
Rebecca (Schooner)
Sally (Ship)
Three Friends (Ship)
Two Sisters (Brig)
Two Friends (Ship)
Victory (Ship)
Wheel of Fortune (Ship)
Massachusetts.
Great Britain.--Colonial forces
African Americans--Employment--Massachusetts--History
African Americans--Economic conditions
Slavery--Massachusetts--History
Slaves--United States--Social conditions
Shipping--Massachusetts
Whaling--North America--History
Whaling--Africa--History
Businesswomen--Massachusetts--History
Self-employed women--Massachusetts--History
Indians of North America--History
Indians of North America--Economic conditions
Indian whalers--North America--History
Indians of North America--Wars
Indentured servants--Massachusetts--History
African American artists
Transportation
Fishing
Merchants--Massachusetts
Ship captains
Boston (Mass.)--Commerce
Massachusetts--History
Halifax (N.S.)--Commerce
West Indies--Commerce
Europe--Commerce
Africa--Commerce
United States--History

Content Notes

Accounts current, bills and other papers of Melatiah Bourn, Silvanus Bourn, Timothy Bourn, Nathaniel Holmes, and Samuel Sturgis, Boston merchants engaged in trade in the U.S., the West Indies, Nova Scotia, and Europe, and in fishing and whaling expeditions off the African coast. Includes references to whalers Friendship, Hannah, and Endeavor, and merchant vessels Wheel of Fortune, Lydia, Betty, and Molly.