Inventory of the Biographical Collection In the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research LibraryProcessed by: Patricia J. Albright; machine-readable finding aid created by: Mark ProcknikFunds for processing this collection were provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.Inventory of the Biographical Collection In the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library

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Inventory of the Biographical Collection

In the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library



Title:
Biographical Collection
Date Span:
1668-circa 1977
Creator:
New Bedford Whaling Museum
Mss Number:
Mss 64
Extent:
20 linear feet
Abstract:
Correspondence, diaries, legal documents, military records, school notebooks, and similar papers of Massachusetts, Rhode Island,and New York residents, particularly those living in Dartmouth, Mass., and vicinity, 1668-ca. 1977
Repository:
New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library
Whaling Museum: (508) 997-0046
Maritime Curator/Librarian: (508) 717-6837

Scope and Content Note

The Biographical Collection encompasses a wide range of manuscripts relating principally to Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York residents from 1668 to ca. 1977. Many of these documents concern individuals and families who lived in Dartmouth, Mass., and in the nearby towns of Acushnet, Fairhaven, Fall River, Freetown, Marion, Mattapoisett, Middleborough, Rochester, Sandwich, and Westport, Mass. Another sizeable quantity of material relates to persons who lived in Boston, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket, Mass., and in many Rhode Island towns, including Bristol, Jamestown, Little Compton, Newport, Portsmouth, Providence, Tiverton, and Warwick. Other papers reflect the activities of residents of New York, particularly those who lived in Ontario and Yates counties and in New York City. Also represented by materials in the collection are persons who lived in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Washington, D.C., and in Brazil and England.

Most of these documents in this collection concern the personal affairs of individuals and families. Dominating the collection are letters exchanged by relatives, friends, and associates; diaries and journals, chiefly compiled by women; deeds and leases for land and buildings; wills and other estate records; marriage certificates; court records, such as warrants and oaths; bills and receipts; military commissions, discharges, passes, and bounty records reflecting service in the American Revolution, War of 1812, or Civil War; contracts; and notebooks containing arithmetic and navigational exercises. The collection also includes numerous poems and songs; sermons by several prominent American ministers, including Samuel Hopkins and David Hosack; surveyors’ notes, a tax list, and other public records; recipe books; appointments to public offices; insurance policies; newspaper subscriptions; autograph albums; and genealogical notes. In several instances, an individual’s or family's papers contain information about business activities as well.

Papers in this collection are especially numerous for members of the following Dartmouth, Fairhaven, and New Bedford, Mass., families: Allen, Davis, Delano, Gifford, Hammond, Hathaway, Howland, Hussey, Jenney, Kempton, Macomber, Mosher, Nye, Ricketson, Rodman, Rotch, Russell, Shearmen/Sherman, Slocum, Spooner, Swift, Taber, Tobey, Wing, and Winslow. Notable materials pertaining to these families include correspondence, financial records, and notes of Henry Howland Crapo, a Dartmouth and New Bedford merchant and public official, and his son, William Wallace Crapo, a lawyer and local historian, 1823-1926; correspondence of Joseph C. Delano of Fairhaven and New Bedford, 1836-1856, which includes letters from Matthew Calbraith Perry and Mercator Cooper concerning opening trade with Japan in the early 1850s; the 1865 diary of Ellen S. Kempton, a teacher from New Bedford who worked for the New England Freedmen's Aid Society at Edisto Island, S. C.; letters to a New Bedford woman, Hester Swift Prescott, from Edith Wharton and Edith Bangs, 1914-1919, relating to their involvement with the American Fund for French Wounded and the American Memorial Hospital at Rheims, France; and correspondence, financial records, legal documents, a journal, and other papers of Benjamin Rodman,1814-1854, 1875; Samuel Rodman, Sr., 1780, 1806-1828; Samuel Rodman, Jr., 1820-1872; and Thomas Rodman Rotch, 1862-1868.

Another significant portion of this collection consists of documents which appear to have been collected for their autograph value. These items chiefly consist of letters, receipts, and notes addressed to American or English authors, clergymen, lawyers, legislators, politicians, scientists, and teachers, including Jacob Whitman Bailey, John Taylor Gilman, Augustus Addison Gould, Myron Holley, Jared Potter Kirtland, John Page, Henry Richard, Thomas Rodney, John Langdon Sibley, Charles Achilles Spencer, Daniel Webster, and Ezekiel Whitman.

Materials in this collection are arranged in alphabetical series according to the person or family which generated or, in some instances, received the document or documents. Anonymous items are filed under a heading denoting the type or form of manuscript. Inventory entries for the contents of each letter series have been alphabetized in sub-series by surname, family name, or record type/form heading. Names are accompanied by a person's dates and place of residence or the location of a particular family, if known.

Arrangement of Collection

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Information for Researchers

Access to the Collection

Unrestricted. Consult librarian for an appointment.

Preferred Citation

New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library Mss 64 [sub-group, series, sub-series, folder/volume as appropriate], [item]

Copyright Notice

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials. The Privacy Act of 1974 (5 United States Code 552a) governs the use of materials that document private individuals, groups, and corporations.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a reproduction if the document does not infringe the privacy rights of an individual, group, or corporation. These specified conditions of authorized use include:

- non-commercial and non-profit study, scholarship, research, or teaching
- criticism or commentary
- as a NBWM archives preservation or security copy for research use
- as a research copy for deposit in another institution

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Permission to publish, exhibit, perform, reproduce, prepare derivative works from, sell, or otherwise distribute the item must be obtained separately in writing from the holder of the original copyright (or if the creator is dead, from his/her heirs) as well as from any individual(s), groups, or corporations whose name, image, recorded words, or private information (e.g. employment information) may be reproduced in the source material. The holder of the original copyright is not necessarily the New Bedford Whaling Museum. The New Bedford Whaling Museum is not legally liable for copyright, privacy, or publicity infringement when materials are wrongfully used after being provided to researchers for "fair use."

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if fulfillment of the order is judged in violation of copyright or federal or state privacy law. This institution also places restrictions on the use of cameras, photocopiers, and scanners in the research room.

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Administrative Information

Provenance

The majority of papers in this collection were given to the Old Dartmouth Historical Society by many different donors between 1903 and 1982. In addition, accession records indicate that some of these items were purchased from manuscript dealers during the same period.

Processing Information

Processed by: Patricia J. Albright, ca. 1982

Encoded by: Mark Procknik, 11 May 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

Series A: Adams - Autographs, ca. 1680-1866
Series B: Bacon - Bush, 1732-ca. 1930
Series C: Calkins - Cushing, 1763-1926
Series D: Dana - Durfee, 1714-1902
Series E: Easton - Ewing, 1744-ca. 1910
Series F: Faunce - Fuller, 1718-ca. 1945
Series G: Gant - Gurney, 1673-1910
Series H: Hamblen - Hussey, 1713-1952
Series I: Ingraham, 1806-1852
Series J: Jackson - Judson, 1711-ca. 1862
Series K: Kaczorowski - Kollock, 1759-1935
Series L: Lain - Lyon, ca. 1743-1910
Series M: McCorrie - Mountford, 1703-1863
Series N: Negus - Nye, 1761-1972
Series P: Page - Purrington, ca. 1740-1959
Series R: Raleigh - Ryder, 1704-ca. 1977
Series S: Samson - Swift, 1709-ca. 1938
Series T: Taber - Tyler, 1694-1883
Series U: Upson, 1854
Series V: Vincent, 1810-1846
Series W: Wade - Wrightington, 1668-1957
Series Y: Yates, 1809

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Added Entries

Account books--Dartmouth, Mass.--1795-1851
Account books--New Bedford, Mass.--1832-1842
Acrostics
Actions and defenses--Mass.--Bristol County--Cases
Actions and defenses--New York (State)--Cases
African American Merchant seamen
African American women--S.C.--Edisto Island
African Americans--Education--S.C.--Edisto Island
African Americans--Massachusetts
Aiken family
Akin family
Allen family
Allyn family
Almy family
American Fund for French Wounded. New England Chapter, Boston, Mass.
American Hospital, Incorporated. New York City, N.Y.
American Hostels for Refugees, Paris, France
American Memorial Hospital, Rheims, France
Amusements--Mass.--New Bedford
Anthony family
Apache Indians
Architects--Mass.--Mattapoisett
Architeture, Domestic--Massachusetts
Architeture--Massachusetts
Arctic disaster, 1871
Arctic disaster, 1876
Arctic regions
Arithmetic--Study and teaching (Primary)--Mass.--Dartmouth
Arithmetic--Study and teaching (Primary)--Mass.--Westport
Arnold family
Artists--Mass.--Boston--Correspondence, reminiscences, etc.
Artists--Massachusetts
Authors, American--Massachusetts
Authors, American--N.Y.--New York City
Authors--Correspondence, reminiscences, etc.
Bailey family
Baker family
Baltimore, Md.--Commerce
Bangs, Edith, ca. 1867-1959
Barker family
Barney family
Bennett family
Boat-building
Boats and boating--R.I.--Bristol
Boatyards--R.I.--Bristol
Bonds--Massachusetts
Borden family
Boston, Mass.--Clubs
Boston, Mass.--Commerce
Boston, Mass.--Socieies
Bounties, Military--Mass.--Dartmouth
Bounties, Military--United States
Bourne family
Bradford family
Brazil--Commerce--United States
Brazil--History--1822-1889
Briggs family
Brightman family
Bristol, R.I.--Industries
Brownell family
Buffington family
Building materials
Building materials--Mass.--Mattapoisett
Building--Contracts and specifications
Building--Mass.--Middleborough--Contracts and specifications
Buildings--Mass.--Marion
Buildings--Mass.--Mattapoisett
Buildings--Mass.--Middleborough
Buildings--Mass.--New Bedford
Buildings--Mass.--Yarmouth
Burt family
Business records--Brazil--Pernambuco
Business records--Mass.--Dartmouth
Business records--Mass.--Fairhaven
Businessmen--Brazil--Pernambuco
Businessmen--Mass.--Dartmouth
Businessmen--Mass.--Fairhaven
Candles
Carriages and carts--Mass.--New Bedford
Catamarans
Chace family
Charitable societies
Charities--Mass.--New Bedford
Chase family
Child welfare--Mass.--New Bedford
Children--Institutional care--Mass.--New Bedford
Childs family
Chiricahua Indians SEE Apache Indians
Church family
Clergy--Mass.--New Bedford--Correspondence, reminiscences, etc.
Clergy--Massachusetts
Clergy--New York (State)
Coastwise shipping--Mass.--Dartmouth
Coffin family
Cole family
Collectors and collecting--Mass.--New Bedford
Collins family
Colorado--Description and travel--To 1876
Commercial agents--Mass.--New Bedford
Commission merchants--Mass.--Fairhaven
Commissions merchants--Brazil--Pernambuco
Congdon family
Connecticut--Commerce
Contracts--Mass.--Dartmouth
Contracts--Mass.--Mattapoisett
Contracts--Mass.--New Bedford
Contracts--Massachusetts
Cooper, Mercator, 1804-1872
Cornell family
Coroners--Mass.--Bristol County
Cost and standard of living--Mass.--Dartmouth
Cost and standard of living--Mass.--New Bedford
Cost and standard of living--Massachusetts
County courts--Mass.--Bristol County
County courts--Massachusetts
County courts--New York (State)
Court records--Mass.--Bristol County
Court records--Massachusetts
Court records--New York (State)
Cowan family
Cowen family
Crapo family
Cuffe family
Cuffe, Abram, d. 1866
Cummings family
Dancing--Mass.--New Bedford
Dartmouth, Mass.--Commerce
Dartmouth, Mass.--Genealogy
Dartmouth, Mass.--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
Dartmouth, Mass.--Officials and employees
Dartmouth, Mass.--Schools
Dartmouth, Mass.--Surveys
Davenport family
Davis family
Decedents' estates--Mass.--Dartmouth
Decedents' estates--Mass.--Fairhaven
Decedents' estates--Mass.--Mattapoisett
Decedents' estates--Mass.--New Bedford
Decedents' estates--Massachusetts
Decedents' estates--Rhode Island
Deeds--Mass.--Dartmouth
Deeds--Mass.--Fairhaven
Deeds--Mass.--Fall River
Deeds--Mass.--New Bedford
Deeds--Mass.--Rochester
Deeds--Mass.--Westport
Deeds--Massachusetts
Deeds--New York (State)
Deeds--Rhode Island
Delano family
Diaries--Massachusetts--1756-1896
Diaries--New Bedford, Mass.--1865-1869
Distribution of decedents' estates--Mass.--Dartmouth
Distribution of decedents' estates--Mass.--Fairhaven
Distribution of decedents' estates--Mass.--Mattapoisett
Distribution of decedents' estates--Mass.--New Bedford
Distribution of decedents' estates--Massachusetts
Distribution of decedents' estates--Rhode Island
Docks--Mass.--New Bedford
Dolls--Collectors and collecting--Mass.--New Bedford
Dolls--Mass.--New Bedford--Exhibitions
Dolls--Private collections--Mass.--New Bedford
Domestic relations--Mass.--New Bedford
Dwellings--Mass.--Fairhaven
Dwellings--Mass.--Mattapoisett
Dwellings--Mass.--New Bedford
Edisto Island, S.C.--Schools
Education of children
Education of women--Massachusetts
Education--Mass.--Dartmouth
Education--Mass.--New Bedford
Education--Mass.--Westport
Education--S.C.--Edisto Island
Eldredge family
Eldridge family
Entertaining
European War, 1914-1918--Civilian relief--France
European War, 1914-1918--Hospitals, charities, etc.
European War, 1914-1918--Refugees
European War, 1914-1918--Women's work
Executors and administrators--Mass.--Dartmouth
Executors and administrators--Mass.--New Bedford
Explorers--United States
Fairhaven, MAss.--Genealogy
Fairhaven, Mass.--Commerce
Fairhaven, Mass.--Dwellings
Family--Mass.--New Bedford
Farms--Mass.--South Dartmouth
Faunce family
Field, Rachel, 1894-1942
Food
Food prices--Mass.--Dartmouth
Food prices--Mass.--New Bedford
Food prices--Massachusetts
Freedmen
Friends Academy, North Dartmouth, Mass.
Friends in Massachusetts
Friends in New York (State)
Friends in Pennsylvania
Friends in Rhode Island
Friends, Society of--Mass.--Dartmouth
Friends, Society of--Mass.--Nantucket
Friends, Society of--Mass.--New Bedford
Friends, Society of--Mass.--New Bedford--Education
Friends, Society of--Massachusetts
Friends, Society of--Pennsylvania
Friends, Society of--Rhode Island
Gelett
Genealogists
Genealogy
Gidley family
Gifford family
Gold miners--Massachusetts
Gold mines and mining--California
Government vessels
Green family
Greene family
Grinnell family
Grinnell, Minturn & Company, New York City, N.Y.
Grinnell, William P., 1797-1850
Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909
Hammond family
Hart family
Haskins family
Hathaway family
Hathaway, Mary B., ca. 1810-1875
Hawes family
Hazard's Wharf, New Bedford, Mass.
Hazard, Thomas, Jr., 1758-1828
Hicks family
Hillman family
Historians--Mass.--New Bedford
Hitch family
Hospitals--France--Rheims
House construction
Howland family
Howland, Allen, 1783-1868
Howland, Elihu, 1770-1815
Howland, Elihu, b. 1817
Howland, Gideon Jr., 1770-1847
Howland, Timothy, 1743-1800
Hussey family
Hussey, John Bowne, 1826-1909
Indians of North America--Colorado--Government relations--1789-1869
Indians of North America--Mass.--Names
Indians of North America--New Mexico--Government relations--1789-1869
Indians, Treatment of--United States
Insurance companies--Mass.--New Bedford
Insurance policies--Mass.--New Bedfrod
Inventories of decedents' estates--Massachusetts
Iron industry and trade--Mass.--New Bedford
Japan--Foreign relations--United States
Jenney family
Judges--Massachusetts
Judges--New York (State)
Justices of the peace--Mass.--Bristol County
Justices of the peace--Massachusetts
Kempton family
Kempton, David, 1779-1830
Kempton, Humphrey, 1789-ca. 1859
Kempton, Thomas, 1705-1768
Kempton, Thomas, 1740-ca. 1806
Kempton, Thomas, 1788-1870
Kempton, William W., 1785-1834
Kirby family
Knowles, Thomas, 1803-1877
Lamps--Mass.--New Bedford--Patents
Law--Mass.--Bristol County--Cases
Law--New York (State)--Cases
Lawyers--Mass.--New Bedford
Lawyers--Massachusetts
Lawyers--New York (State)
Leases--Mass.--Dartmouth
Lectures and lecturing--Mass.--New Bedford
Legislators--Massachusetts
Legislators--New York (State)
Legislators--United States
Leonard family
Lumber trade--Mass.--Dartmouth
Macomber family
Macy family
Manchester family
Mandell family
Marion, Mass.--Buildings
Marriage licenses--Mass.--Dartmouth
Marriage licenses--Mass.--Fairhaven
Marriage licenses--Mass.--Nantucket
Marriage licenses--Mass.--New Bedford
Marriage licenses--Rhode Island
Massachusetts--Genealogy
Massachusetts--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
Massachusetts--Militia
Massachusetts. County Court (Bristol County)
Massachusetts. Infantry. 38th Regiment, 1862-1865
Mattapoisett, Mass.--Buildings.
Mattapoisett, Mass.--Dwellings
Maxfield family
Meiggs, Henry, 1811-1877
Merchabt ships--Mass.--Dartmouth
Merchant marine--Mass.--New Bedford
Merchant seamen--Mass.--Dartmouth
Merchant seamen--Mass.--Dartmouth--Salaries, pensions, etc.
Merchant seamen--Mass.--New Bedford
Merchant seamen--Mass.--New Bedford--Salaries, pension, etc.
Merchant seamen--Massachusetts
Merchant--Va.--Richmond
Merchants--Mass.--Dartmouth
Merchants--Mass.--Fairhaven
Merchants--Mass.--New Bedford
Merchants--Massachusetts
Merchants--Md.--Baltimore
Merchants--N.Y.--New York City
Merhcant ships--Mass.--New Bedford
Middleborough, Mass.--Buildings
Military commissions
Military discharge--Massachusetts
Monuments--Mass.--New Bedford
Morgan family
Mosher family
Municipal officials and employees--Mass.--Dartmouth
Municipal officials and employees--Mass.--New Bedford
Museums--Mass.--New Bedford--Collections
Mutihull sailboats--R.I.--Bristol
Names, Geographical--Massachusetts
Names, North American Indian
Nantucket, Mass.--Fire, 1846
Navaho Indians
Navajo Indians SEE Navaho Indians
Navigation--Mass.--Study and teaching
New Bedford Orphans Home, New Bedford, Mass.
New Bedford, Mass.--Amusements
New Bedford, Mass.--Benevolent and moral institutions and societies
New Bedford, Mass.--Buildings
New Bedford, Mass.--Charities
New Bedford, Mass.--Clubs
New Bedford, Mass.--Commerce
New Bedford, Mass.--Docks, wharves, etc.
New Bedford, Mass.--Dwellings
New Bedford, Mass.--Exhibitions
New Bedford, Mass.--Genealogy
New Bedford, Mass.--Industries
New Bedford, Mass.--Monuments
New Bedford, Mass.--Museums
New Bedford, Mass.--Officials and employees
New Bedford, Mass.--Orphans and orphan-asylums
New Bedford, Mass.--Recreational activities
New Bedford, Mass.--Schools
New Bedford, Mass.--Social life and customs
New Bedford, Mass.--Societies
New Bedford, Mass.--Statues
New Mexico--Description and travel
New York (City)--Commerce
New england Freedmen's Aid Society, Boston, Mass.
Nickerson family
North Dartmouth, Mass.--Schools
North Pole
Nye family
Old Dartmouth Historical Society, New Bedford, Mass.
Orphans and orphan-asylums--Mass.--New Bedford
Outdoor recreation--Mass.--New Bedford
Parker family
Patent licenses--Mass.--New Bedford
Peary Arctic Club Expedition, 1898-1902
Pease family
Pensions, Military
Pensions, Military--United States
Pernambuco, Brazil (State)--Description
Perry family
Perry, Matthew Calbraith, 1794-1858
Pierce family
Poetry
Politicians--Massachusetts
Politicians--New York (State)
Poll-tax--Mass.--Dartmouth
Pope family
Potter family
Pratt, Bela Lyon, 1867-1917
Prisoners of war--Mass.--Dartmouth
Private schools--Mass.--North Dartmouth
Probate courts--Mass.--Bristol County
Probate records--Mass.--Bristol County
Public records--Mass.--Dartmouth
Public records--Mass.--New Bedford
Pueblo Indians
Randall family
Randall, George, ca. 1792-1849
Read family
Recipes--Mass.--New Bedford
Reconstruction--South Carolina
Reed family
Refugees--France
Reynolds family
Rheims, France--Hospitals
Rhode Island--Genealogy
Richmond family
Richmond, Va.--Commerce
Ricketson family
Roads--Mass.--Dartmouth--Maintenance and repair
Rockland, South Dartmouth, Mass.
Rodman family
Rodman, Elizabeth Rotch, 1757-1856
Rodman, Hannah Haydock Prior, 1794-1876
Rodman, Susan Emlen, 1829-1880
Rotch family
Rounseville family
Russell family
Sailboats
Sampson family
Samson family
Sanford family
School notebooks
Schools--Mass.--Dartmouth
Schools--Mass.--New Bedford
Schools--Mass.--North Dartmouth
Schools--Massachusetts
Schools--S.C.--Edisto Island
Scientific expeditions--United States
Scientists--United States
Sculptors--Mass.--Boston
Sermons, American
Servants--Mass.--New Bedford
Sheriffs--Massachusetts
Sheriffs--New York (State)
Ship's papers
Shipmasters--Mass.--Dartmouth
Shipmasters--Mass.--Fairhaven
Shipmasters--Mass.--New Bedford
Shipmasters--Massachusetts
Shipmasters--N.Y.--Southhampton
Shipping--Mass.--Dartmouth
Shipping--Mass.--New Bedford
Single women--Mass.--New Bedford
Skating
Slavery in the United States--S.C.--Emancipation
Sleighing
Slocum family
Small claims court--New York (State)
Smith family
Snow family
Soldiers--Mass.--Dartmouth
Soldiers--Mass.--New Bedford
Soldiers--Massachusetts
Spooner family
Statues--Mass.--New Bedford
Stock certificates--Massachusetts
Students--Mass.--Dartmouth
Students--Mass.--New Bedford
Students--Mass.--Westport
Students--Massachusetts
Subject
Subject
Summer homes--Mass.--South Dartmouth
Surveying--Mass.--Dartmouth
Surveying--Massachusetts
Surveyors--Mass.--Dartmouth
Surveyors--Massachusetts
Swain family
Swamps--Mass.--Dartmouth
Swamps--Mass.--New Bedford
Swift family
Swift, Eliza, b. 1859
Swift, Franklin, 1857-1906
Swift, Frederick, 1852-1915
Swift, Henry W., 1849-1920
Swift, William Cole Nye, 1815-1892
Swift, William Nye, 1856-1911
Taber family
Tallman family
Taos Indians
Tariff on carriages--Mass.--New Bedford
Tariff on furnature--Mass.--New Bedford
Tariff on watches--Mass.--New bedford
Tariff--Massachusetts
Taxation of personal property--Mass.--Dartmouth
Taxation of personal property--Mass.--New Bedford
Taxation, State
Taxation--Mass.--Dartmouth
Taxation--Mass.--Dartmouth--Lists
Taxation--Mass.--Fairhaven
Taxation--Mass.--New Bedford
Taxation--Massachusetts
Teachers--Mass.--New Bedford
Teachers--Massachusetts
Terry family
Terry, Elias, ca. 1773-1829
Textile industry--Mass.--New Bedford
The West--Description and travel--1860-1880
Tobey family
Town treasurers--Mass.--New Bedford
Trafford family
Tripp family
Tucker family
United States--Commerce--Brazil
United States--Foreign relations--1849-1853
United States--Foreign relations--Japan
United States--Government vessels
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns and battles
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondents
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Prisoners, Exchange of
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Registers, lists, etc.
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Supplies
United States--Politics and government--1849-1853
United States. Army. Continential Army
United States. Army. Continential Army--Pay, allowances, etc.
United States. Coast Guard
United States. Navy--Officers--Correspondence, reminiscences, etc.
Waldron family
Wall family
Wamsuta Mills, New Bedford, Mass.
War relief
War--Women's work
Warrants (Law)--Mass.--Bristol County
Warrants (Law)--New York (State)
Warships
West family
Whale-oil
Whalebone
Whalemen's Monument, New Bedford, Mass.
Whalers
Whaling--Biography
Whaling--Conn.--New London
Whaling--Mass.--Dartmouth
Whaling--Mass.--Fairhaven
Whaling--Mass.--Nantucket
Whaling--Mass.--New Bedford
Whaling--Mass.--New Bedford--Agents
Whaling--Mass.--Westport
Whaling--Massachusetts
Whaling--N.Y.--Sag Harbor
Whaling--Rhode Island
Wharton, Edith Newbold Jones, 1862-1937
Wharves--Mass.--New Bedford
White family
Widows--Mass.--Dartmouth
Widows--Mass.--Fairhaven
Widows--Mass.--New Bedford
Wilbur family
Williams family
Wills--Mass.--Dartmouth
Wills--Mass.--Fairhaven
Wills--Mass.--New Bedford
Wills--Massachusetts
Wills--Rhode Island
Wing family
Winslow family
Women as collectors
Women in charitable work
Women teachers--Mass.--New Bedford
Women--Mass.--New Bedford--Charities
Women--Mass.--New Bedford--Social conditions
Wood family
Worth family
Writs--Mass.--Bristol County
Writs--New York (State)
Yarmouth, Mass.--Buildings

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Vessel Names

Annawan (Brig)
Baldry (Ship)
Bonanza (Schooner)
Colfax (Ship)
Columbia (Schooner)
Comet (Brig)
Congress (Bark)
Dallas (Ship)
Delight (Sloop)
Dimond (Brig)
Dove (Sloop)
Fame (Ship)
Flag (Ship)
Globe (Bark)
Glory (Ship)
Harbinger (Ship)
Harmony (Schooner)
Hope Cartell (Ship)
Horatio (Ship)
Housatonic (Sloop)
Industry (Brig)
Junior (Ship)
Juniper (Ship)
Magnolia (Ship)
Mattapoisett (Brig)
May Flower (Ship)
Metacom (Ship)
Monitor (Ship)
Montreal (Ship)
Myriad (Sloop)
Napoleon (Bark)
Newport (Bark)
Ohio (Ship)
Ospray (Brig)
Pioneer (Brig)
Polly (Sloop)
Regulator (Brig)
Sabine (Sloop)
Sea Breeze (Bark)
Solon (Bark)
Stevens (Ship)
Venus (Ship)
Wateree (Sloop)
Young Rover (Bark)

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