Inventory of the Loum Snow Business Records In the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research LibraryProcessed by: Barbara E. Austen; machine-readable finding aid created by: Mark ProcknikFunds for processing this collection were provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.Inventory of the Loum Snow Business Records In the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library

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Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Information for Researchers

Administrative Information

Description

Added Entries

Inventory of the Loum Snow Business Records

In the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library



Title:
Loum Snow Business Records
Date Span:
1850-1890
Creator:
Loum Snow, 1810-1871
Mss Number:
Mss 70
Extent:
3 inches
Abstract:
General and crew accounts and other ship's papers of a New Bedford, Massachusetts, whaling agent and merchant and his partners, 1850-1890
Repository:
New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library
Whaling Museum: (508) 997-0046
Maritime Curator/Librarian: (508) 717-6837

Biographical Note

Loum Snow was born in Acushnet, Massachusetts, in 1840. After receiving his education at local schools, he entered business with Thomas Cook (1801-ca. 1891) under the name of Cook & Snow, merchant tailors and dry goods merchants active at New Bedford, Mass. The firm also acted as agent for such whaling vessels as the Huntress (Bark) and Ohio (Bark). By 1859, Snow had left the firm of Cook & Snow to become a whaling agent on his own. His son, Loum Snow (1840-1916), became a partner in the whaling agent firm of Loum Snow & Son about 1867. After the elder Snow's death in 1871, Loum Snow continued the firm under the name under Loum Snow & Son until 1903, taking his brother, Robert Snow (1854-ca. 1906) as a partner from 1881-1891, and employing his son, Loum Snow Jr. (b. 1865), as clerk and bookkeeper. Vessels for which the firm acted as agent include the whaling barks Norman, President, and Seneca.

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Scope and Content Note

Materials in this collection consist of ship's papers of seven vessels for which Loum Snow or his partners acted as agent. These documents, dating 1850-1890, include account books, crew accounts, a copy of a marine protest extension, a court case, an outfitting book, and similar material for the barks Active, Arnolda, Helen Snow, Huntress, Norman, Ohio, President, and Seneca. Vessels have been arranged alphabetically with materials for each vessel chronologically arranged.

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 70, [sub-group, series, sub-series, folder/volume as appropriate], [item]

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Administrative Information

Provenance

The bulk of material in this collection was given to the Old Dartmouth Historical Society by the estate of Andrew Snow Jr. on 17 March 1919. Individual items were gifts of Robert D. Blake in December 1930, and of Charles R. Phillips Sr. on 30 April 1965.

Processing Information

Processed by: Barbara E. Austen, ca. 1982

Encoded by: Mark Procknik, 15 February 2012

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

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Description

Series A: Active (Bark) Records, 1862 [3 items]
Box 1
Folder 1
Copy of Marine Extended Protest, 1862
Series B: Arnolda (Bark) Records, 1876 [1 item]
Folder 1
Bill of sale, 1876
Series C: Helen Snow (Bark) Records, 1874 [1 item]
Folder 1
Letter concerning insurance for vessel, 1874
Series D: Huntress (Bark) Records, 1863 [27 items]
Folder 1
Court case concerning collision with Roscius (Bark), 1863
Series E: Norman (Bark) Records, 1875-1881 [5 items]
Volume 1
Outfitting book, 1875
Volume 2
Account book, 1875-1881
Includes crew accounts
SEE Series H, Volume 1
Folder 1
Items removed from Volume 2
Series F: Ohio (Bark) Records, 1850-1868 [3 items]
Volume 1
Account book, 1850-1865
Includes crew accounts
Folder 1
Crew list removed from Volume 1
Volume 2
Crew accounts, 1865-1868
Includes list of slops and recruits
Series G: President (Bark) Records, 1881-1890 [11 items]
Volume 1
Account book, 1881-1890
Includes crew accounts
SEE Series H, Volume 1
Folder 1
Account sheets, statements, and other items removed from Volume 1
Series H: Seneca (Bark) Records, 1869-1872 [1 inch]
Volume 1
Account book, 1869-1872
Includes crew accounts
Folder 1
Discharge notices removed from Volume 1
Folder 2
Letter, dated 8 January 2012, to Loum Snow & Son concerning the captain of the Arnolda (Bark), and other items removed from Volume 1
Folder 3
Letter concerning insurance for vessel, 1871

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Added Entries

Account books--New Bedford, Mass.--1850-1890
Business records--Mass.--New Bedford
Cook & Snow, New Bedford, Mass.
Cook, Thomas, 1801-ca. 1891
Loum Snow & Son, New Bedford, Mass.
Merchant seamen--Mass.--New Bedford--Salaries, pensions, etc.
Merchants--Mass.--New Bedford
New Bedford, Mass.--Commerce
Ship's papers
Snow, Loum Jr., b. 1865
Snow, Loum, 1810-1871
Snow, Loum, 1840-1916
Snow, Robert, 1854-ca. 1906
Whalers
Whaling--Mass.--New Bedford
Whaling--Mass.--New Bedford--Agents

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Vessel Names

Active (Bark)
Arnolda (Bark)
Helen Snow (Bark)
Huntress (Bark)
Norman (Bark)
Ohio (Bark)
President (Bark)
Roscius (Bark)
Seneca (Bark)

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