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Author: Kimball family.
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Ships' papers series (1832-1866) contains papers of vessels, trading in lumber & produce, chiefly owned by brothers Edward Dearborn (1810-1867), Elbridge Gerry (1816-1849), & Nathaniel A. (1822-1862) Kimball, arranged alphabetically by name of ship, relating to business conducted with Africa, East India, Pacific Islands, South America, & Asia; & records of ships, including some owned by David Pingree, which were
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Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Kimball family.
OCLC Number: 28410665
Description: 32 linear ft. (12 v. and 58 boxes).

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Ships' papers series (1832-1866) contains papers of vessels, trading in lumber & produce, chiefly owned by brothers Edward Dearborn (1810-1867), Elbridge Gerry (1816-1849), & Nathaniel A. (1822-1862) Kimball, arranged alphabetically by name of ship, relating to business conducted with Africa, East India, Pacific Islands, South America, & Asia; & records of ships, including some owned by David Pingree, which were chartered or had cargo consigned by the Kimballs. Ships represented include barks Angola, Buckeye, John Swasey, Manchester, S.W. Porter, & Salem (owned by Benjamin Knight of Ohio whose Salem business was managed by Edward); brigs Draco, Hamilton, Hayward, Louisa, Ohio, & Potomac; schooner Grace Darling; & ship Emperor.

Correspondence series (1837-1866) includes letters to ship captains, merchants, partners, & agents, relating to various topics, including trade in world & U.S. ports, the sale & purchase of vessels, shipbuilding, crew members aboard Kimball ships, lumber operations in Augusta, Belfast, and Bangor, Me., in which the brothers & David Pingree had interests, the family farm in Plaistow, N.H., estates of brother-in-law Sewell Brown and uncle Dr. Edward Dearborn, Naumkeag Steam Cotton Mills & Salem Five Cents Savings Bank (Edward was president of both), coal mines, & manufacture of guns for the Union Army during the Civil War. Correspondents include Charles Hoffman, Stephen Hoyt, Benjamin Knight, & John Swasey.

Financial records series (1830-1866) consists of account books, insurance policies, and financial papers, including records of warehouses, outfitting bills, and transactions of the Naumkeag Bank. Family papers series (1821-1908) contains personal and legal records of father Nathaniel (1777-1821), mother Sarah (Knight), brothers Edward Dearborn, Elbridge Gerry, and Nathaniel A., and Edward's son, Frank Reed Kimball. Within Edward's papers are his diary concerning a trip to South America on the brig Ganges, estate papers of Sewell Brown, and insurance records of the Calvary Episcopal Church in Danvers, Mass., of which he was secretary. Elbridge's papers include diary pertaining to his journey to Africa and India (1838-1840) and correspondence concerning the family farm. Nathaniel's papers contain estate papers for Phebe Dearborn and John Swasey and auditor reports for the Dearborn Academy (Seabrook, N.H.). Papers of Frank Reed Kimball document the final years of New York and Boston Manufacturing Co., of which he was president. Miscellaneous papers series (1846-1917) consists of photos, lithograph, and drawing, of the Kimball house, Salem, Mass.; and other materials.

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