Inventory of the Hammond Family Papers In the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research LibraryProcessed by: Barbara E. Austen; machine-readable finding aid created by: Kermit DeweyFunds for processing this collection were provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.Inventory of the Hammond Family Papers In the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library

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Inventory of the Hammond Family Papers

In the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library



Title:
Hammond Family Papers
Date Span:
1817-1856
Creator:
Hammond family
Mss Number:
Mss 46
Extent:
2 inches
Abstract:
Chiefly personal correspondence of a Rochester, Massachusetts, family, 1817-1856.
Repository:
New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library
Whaling Museum: (508) 997-0046
Maritime Curator/Librarian: (508) 717-6837

Historical Note

Timothy Hammond was born in 1768 in Rochester, Massachusetts, where he later owned a farm. He married Elizabeth LeBaron of Plymouth, Mass., in 1791 and had twelve children, the most notable of whom were active in the merchant service in New York City, N.Y., and Boston, Mass. Bezaliel Shaw Hammond, Timothy's oldest son, was born in 1797. After sailing in the merchant service he became a trader, first in New York City and later in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he died ca. 1860. LeBaron Hammond, born in 1799, also entered into trading after the merchant service, keeping a grocery store in Brooklyn, N.Y., until his death in 1879. Andrew Craigie Hammond, born in 1808, also sailed from New York and Boston before he moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he learned carpentry. Andrew died in 1889. Unlike his brothers, Frederick H. Hammond, Timothy's youngest son born in 1812, went to sea aboard whaling vessels. He died in 1859.

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Scope and Content Note

The material in this collection chiefly consists of correspondence between members of the Hammond family during the years 1817-1856. Materials of note include the outgoing correspondence, 1817-1856, of Bezaliel Shaw Hammond, LeBaron Hammond, Timothy Hammond Jr., and Andrew Craigie Hammond chiefly concerning their voyages in merchant vessels sailing from New York City, N.Y., and Boston, Mass. These letters, the majority of which are addressed to their father, also contain family news. The incoming correspondence of Timothy Hammond, 1820, 1831, 1846, includes a letter from Lemuel Shaw, Chief Justice of Massachusetts, concerning the estate of Elizabeth Nancy Shaw Craigie and a letter from his brother-in-law, John LeBaron of Albany, N.Y., concerning his work as a printer. These letters are supplemented by a bill, 1820, and a genealogical note, ca. 1820. In the outgoing correspondence of Samuel W. Hammond, 1835, 1841, is a letter concerning his work as a carpenter in Madison, New Jersey. Other members of the Hammond family represented by outgoing correspondence, ca. 1830-1856, are Ebenezer Rogers Hammond, Elizabeth Rogers Hammond West, Frederick H. Hammond, and Harriet W. Hammond Howes.

Arrangement of Collection

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Information for Researchers

Access to Collections

Unrestricted. Consult librarian for an appointment.

Preferred Citation

New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library Mss 46, [sub-group, series, sub-series, folder/volume as appropriate], [item]

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Materials in this collection were given to the Old Dartmouth Historical Society by the Baker Library at Harvard University, 26 February 1964.

Processing Information

Processed by: Barbara E. Austen, ca. 1982

Encoded by: Kermit Dewey, 23 March 2012

Funds for processing this collection were provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Description

Please Consult Research Library for Detailed Description of Collection

Sub-group 1: Timothy Hammond Papers, 1820, 1831, 1846 [4 items]
Incoming personal correspondence, bill, and genealogical note.
Sub-group 2: Bezaliel Shaw Hammond Papers, 1817-1834 [10 items]
Letters to his father and brothers.
Sub-group 3: LeBaron Hammond Papers, 1834-1856 [10 items]
Letters to his father and sister and an account.
Sub-group 4: Ebenezer Rogers Hammond Papers, 1856 [1 item]
Outgoing letter concerning his father's estate.
Sub-group 5: Timothy Hammond Jr. Papers, 1831-1832 [2 items]
Letters to his father.
Sub-group 6: Elizabeth Rogers Hammond West Papers, ca.1830-1843 [4 items]
Letters to her parents and sisters.
Sub-group 7: Andrew Craigie Hammond Papers, 1830-1843, 1856 [12 items]
Letters to his father and concerning his father's estate.
Sub-group 8: Samuel W. Hammond Papers, 1835, 1841 [2 items]
Letters to his father.
Sub-group 9: Frederick H. Hammond Papers, ca.1830, 1836, 1847, ca.1851 [4 items]
Letters to his father and concerning his father's estate.
Sub-group 10: Harriet W. Hammond Howes Papers, ca.1840, ca.1850 [2 items]
Letters from a suitor and from her cousin.

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Added Entries

Carpenters--N.J.--Madison
Craigie, Elizabeth Nancy Shaw, d. 1841
Decedent's estates--Mass.--Rochester
Family--Mass.--Rochester
Farmers--Mass.--Rochester
Grocery trade--N.Y.--New York City
Haman family SEE Hammond family
Hamman family SEE Hammond family
Hammand family SEE Hammond family
Hammen family SEE Hammond family
Hammon family SEE Hammond family
Hammond Family
Hammond, Andrew Craigie, 1808-1889
Hammond, Bezaliel Shaw, 1797-ca. 1860
Hammond, Ebenezer Rogers, 1801-1862
Hammond, Frederick H., 1812-1859
Hammond, LeBaron, 1799-1879
Hammond, Samuel W., b. 1810
Hammond, Timothy Jr., 1803-1833
Hammond, Timothy, 1768-1851
Hammonds family SEE Hammond family
Hammons family SEE Hammond family
Hamon family SEE Hammond family
Hamond family SEE Hammond family
Hamons family SEE Hammond family
Howes, Harriet W. Hammond, 1816-ca. 1900
Judges--Mass.--Boston--Correspondence, reminiscences, etc.
Lawyers--Mass.--Boston--Correspondence, reminiscences, etc.
LeBaron, John, 1778-1854
Merchant seamen--Mass.--Boston
Merchant seamen--Mass.--Rochester
Merchant seamen--N.Y.--New York City
Merchants--La.--New Orleans
Printers--N.Y.--Albany
Rochester, Mass.
West, Elizabeth Rogers Hammond, b. 1805
Whaling--Mass.--Rochester

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