Hancock family papers, 1664-1854 (inclusive), Volume L-1, Ship Rebecca logbook, kept by James Scott, 1755-1757

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Creator
Hancock family.
Type
Account books.Bills of sale.Correspondence.Daybooks.Deeds.Invoices.Ledgers (account books).Legal instruments.Letter books.Negotiable instruments.Ships' papers.Shipping records.
Language
English
Origin
Massachusetts
Description
44 linear ft. (27 volumes, 34 boxes).|Copies: 6 microfilm reels.
Identifier
colonialnorthamerica.library.harvard.edu/990088020470203941_HBS.Baker:10771778
Subjects
Atkins, Henry
Adams, John
Adams, Samuel
Amherst, Jeffery Amherst
Apthorp, Charles
Bastide, John Henry
Belcher, Jonathan
Bulkeley, Peter
Clark, William
Erving, John
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Deming, Hannah
Faneuil, Peter
Gerrish, Benjamin
Gardiner, John, Jr
Gardiner, Silvester
Goadsby, Thomas
Gross, Simon
Hancock, Ebenezer
Hancock, Elizabeth
Hancock, John
Hancock, Thomas
Hancock family
Hastings, Jonathan
Hayley, George
Henchman, Daniel
Holmes, Prince
Hopson, Peregrine Thomas
Hutchinson, Thomas
Kilby, Christopher
Knowles, Charles
Lawrence, Charles
Longman, Thomas
Matchett, John
Mein, John
Otis, James
Pico, Joshua
Quick, Alice
Rowe, John
Shirley, William
Storer, Ebenezer
Scott, James
Sewall, Samuel
Tonge, Winckworth
Tyler, William
Wendell, Jacob
Winslow, Joshua
Blanchard & Hancock.
Brandrams, Templeman & Co.
Boston Packet (Ship)
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
Harrison & Ansley.
Hayley & Hopkins.
James & Jacob Otis.
John & Thomas Hancock.
Lydia (Brig)
Hayley (Ship)
Rebecca (Ship)
Tolman & Fayerweather.
Great Britain.--Supplies and stores
United States.
United States.--Pay, allowances, etc
United States.--Recruiting, enlistment, etc
Decedents' estates--Massachusetts
Acadians
African Americans--Massachusetts--History
Book industries and trade--Massachusetts--History
Booksellers and bookselling--Massachusetts--Boston
Coastwise shipping
Commission merchants
Cotton trade
Embargo, 1807-1809
Export marketing
Fish trade
Free African Americans--Massachusetts--Boston
First Coalition, War of the, 1792-1797
Gunpowder industry--United States--History
Imports
Indians of North America--Wars
Marine insurance
Merchants--Massachusetts
Military supplies
Potash industry and trade
Privateering
Retail trade--Massachusetts--Boston
Second Coalition, War of the, 1798-1801
Shipbuilding
Shipping
Slaves--United States--Social conditions
Slave bills of sale
Slave labor--United States--History
Slave traders--Massachusetts
Slavery--Massachusetts--History
Slavery--United States--History
Slave trade--United States--History
Smuggling--United States--History
Tariff
Tea trade
Textile industry
Tobacco industry--United States
Whaling
Whale oil
Wharves--Massachusetts
Wholesale trade--Massachusetts
Businesswomen--Massachusetts--History
Self-employed women--Massachusetts--History
Women--Massachusetts--Economic conditions
Women--Employment--Massachusetts--History
Annapolis Royal (N.S.)--History
Boston (Mass.)--Commerce--Great Britain
Great Britain--Commerce--Massachusetts--Boston
Chignecto Isthmus (N.B. and N.S.)--History
Louisbourg (N.S.)--History
United States--History
United States--Politics and government
West Indies--Commerce

Content Notes

The Hancock family of Boston included wealthy colonial merchant Thomas Hancock (1703-1764) and his nephew John Hancock (1737-1793), president of the Second Continental Congress, governor of Massachusetts, and signer of the Declaration of Independence. This collection, dated 1664-1854, contains business and personal correspondence, financial records, and legal papers of Thomas Hancock, John Hancock, and other relatives and associates, including Ebenezer Hancock (1741-1819; Harvard AB 1760), his sons John Hancock (1774-1859) and Thomas Hancock, bookseller Daniel Henchman (1689-1761), and merchant and slave trader Peter Faneuil (1700-1743).
  • Volume JH-6 John Hancock letterbook (business), 1762-1783, is also available in an electronic version.|Volume L-1, Ship Rebecca logbook, kept by James Scott, 1755-1757, is also available in an electronic version.|Volume TG-1, Thomas Goadsby copybook, 1787-1788, is also available in an electronic version.|are available on microfilm (1 reel, 35mm.) for use in the Special Collections Reading Room, Baker Library. Order no. 64-4556.|are available on microfilm (1 reel, 35mm.) for use in the Special Collections Reading Room, Baker Library. Order no. 65-1446.|are available on microfilm (1 reel, 35mm.) for use in the Special Collections Reading Room, Baker Library. Order no. 68-6820.|is available on microfilm (1 reel, 35mm.) for use in the Special Collections Reading Room, Baker Library. Order no. 70-9247.|is available on microfilm (1 reel, 35mm.) for use in the Special Collections Reading Room, Baker Library. Order no.73-7422.|is available on microfilm (1 reel, 35mm.) for use in the Special Collections Reading Room, Baker Library. Order no.74-2648.

Biographical Notes

Influential Boston family that included wealthy colonial merchant Thomas Hancock (1703-1764) and his nephew John Hancock (1737-1793; Harvard AB 1754), president of the Second Continental Congress, governor of Massachusetts, and signer of the Declaration of Independence. Thomas Hancock had a variety of business interests including bookselling, exporting codfish, whale oil, log wood, and potash, and supplying rum and provisions to the Newfoundland fishing fleet. Between 1746 and 1758, Hancock and his partner, Boston merchant and slave trader Charles Apthorp (1698-1758), secured contracts to supply British forces during King George's War and the French and Indian War. John Hancock inherited the bulk of his uncle's estate at the age of twenty-seven, but his increasing involvement in the cause of American liberty shifted his focus away from his business. His brother Ebenezer Hancock (1741-1819; Harvard AB 1760) and nephews Thomas and John Hancock (1774-1859) were also merchants. John Hancock also acted as an agent for Boston gunpowder sales of E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company before and during the War of 1812.