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Merchant ships

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Captain John Dryer letters to Magoun and Son, 1846

 File — Box 1, Folder: 41
Identifier: C-Misc 49
Scope and Contents Includes four handwritten letters providing an account of the damage and repair of the merchant ship Timoleon of Boston in 1846. The letters are written by Captain John Dryer in Fayal, Azores (Portugal) to the owners of the ship, Magoun and Son in Boston. The Timoleon had been severely damaged during a storm at sea on February 11, 1846 and docked at Fayal for repairs.

Stevens Family correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: C-60
Overview A collection of letters and other memorabilia from an antebellum family. Edward Stevens, a merchant sailor, wrote many letters home to his wife and children. Often love letters or news of life aboard ship and at various ports throughout the world. Also included are letters from other relatives relating family news and loving support to Edward's wife during her time at home. The letters detail a loving family doing their best to stay in touch in a time of limited communication. Though...