There is additional information on Russian-American commerce in the second quarter of the 19th c. in 2 other collections which could not be examined: Philemon Putnam Papers and Benjamin Schreve Papers.
Benjamin Pickman Papers, 1679-1923
10 boxes, 36 volumes (9.5 linear feet). Benjamin Pickman shipping papers series includes correspondence, ships' papers, daybooks, financial records, invoices, cargo and crew lists, and other documents, relating to Pickman shipping interests, international trade, and ships affiliated with the family. Benjamin Pickman nonshipping papers series contains family correspondence with members of the Routh family in England, Benjamin's mother Mary (Toppan) Pickman, and others, discussing family matters and political events; nonbusiness correspondence relating to Pickman's political career and his activities as state and U.S. representative, including correspondence (1825-1834) with John Quincy Adams concerning Adams's election to the presidency, the relationship between U.S. and France over spoliation claims caused by the War of 1812, and other topics; and papers concerning his civic and business interests.
Nonshipping & shipping papers of related families: Palmer, Osgood, & Rogers series contains papers of the Palmer family, of Quincy, Mass., including correspondence of Sophia (Palmer) Pickman, her husband, Thomas Pickman, & father, Joseph Pearse Palmer, Jr., relating to family affairs, their salt business in Boston, Mass., Battle of Bunker Hill & political events during the American Revolution, & other subjects; Osgood family papers including legal papers of Isaac Osgood, chiefly pertaining to his duties as Essex County, Mass., clerk of courts & papers of his son, Gayton Pickman, concerning student years at Harvard College, law practice, & duties as state & U.S. representative; & Rogers shipping & nonshipping papers, including shipping, business, & personal correspondence of John Whittingham Rogers, concerning his shipping business & activities as supercargo on the ship Orestes on voyages to Russia & England, & papers of Richard Saltonstall, his father, Nathaniel, & other family members.
Account books and letters, 1858–61. Salem merchant of the firm Phippen and Endicott. Some information on commerce with Russia.
Crowninshield Family Papers (1697-1909)
10 linear feet (20 boxes). The Crowninshield Family Papers are comprised of business, political, and personal papers of the George Crowninshield family from 1697-1909. The bulk of the papers are those of John Crowninshield which concern family shipping affairs from 1795-1815. John Crowninshield's (1771-1842) papers contain material on early Russian-American relations. Finding aid available: http://phillipslibrarycollections.pem.org/utils/findingaidfull/collection/p15928coll1/id/3602
Derby Family Papers (1716-1925)
17.5 linear feet (25 boxes, 23 volumes). The Derby Family Papers include shipping, legal, business, and personal papers of Richard Derby (1712-1783), his sons Elias Hasket Derby (1739-1799) and John Derby (1741-1812), and grandsons Elias Hasket Derby Jr. (1766-1826), John Derby (1767-1831), Ezekiel Hersey Derby (1772-1852), and Richard Crowninshield Derby (1777-1854). Contains information about commercial relations with Russia. Finding aid available: http://phillipslibrarycollections.pem.org/utils/findingaidfull/collection/p15928coll1/id/3704
Fabens Family Papers (1706, 1797-1912, 1947, 1978, 1989)
7 linear feet (8 boxes). The Fabens Family Papers contain the shipping, business, legal, and personal papers of William Fabens (1759-1828), William Fabens (1782-1834), Benjamin Fabens (1785-1850), Samuel A. Fabens (b. 1812), Benjamin F. Fabens (1817-1912), Joseph Warren Fabens (1821-1875), Frank P. Fabens (b. 1869), and other family members. Samuel A. Fabens' letterbook and some sailing orders relate to his trading voyages in the ship Ariosto. St. Petersburg, Havana, Rio de Janeiro, and New Orleans were among his ports of call. Finding aid available: http://phillipslibrarycollections.pem.org/utils/findingaidfull/collection/p15928coll1/id/3446
Hackett Family Papers, 1718-1839
1 box, 2 volumes (.75 linear feet). Family and business correspondence, account books, shipbuilding specifications, bills, and legal and other papers, relating to Richard Hacket (1716-1767), his nephew, William Hacket (1739-1808), shipbuilder, John Bagley (1765-1826), shipmaster, and other family members. Includes material relating to shipbuilding, a general store in Salisbury, and commerce with Havana, Cuba, Bordeaux, France, Cayenne, French Guinea, and Kronshtadt, Russia.
Letterbook, 24 April 1824-January 1831 and 5 May 1831–4 January 1839. Marblehead (Mass.) merchants. Includes references to trade with Russia.
John Hancock Andrews Papers, 1719-1874
3 boxes (1.5 linear feet). Ships' papers series includes correspondence and business papers, relating to voyages of ships owned by Andrews and his partners and prices received for goods shipped. Of particular interest is information concerning opium trade in Canton, China (as found in the papers of brig Eliza and bark Patriot; sugar trade out of Havana, Cuba, to European ports (described in the records of brigs Herald and Rebecca and schooners Jeremiah and Union; olive oil trade between Naples, Italy, and St. Petersburg, Russia; and the loss to privateers of schooners Jeremiah and Union (both of which were later regained by Andrews). Shipping business records series chiefly contains accounts of cargo bought and sold, legal papers, price lists sent by European merchants, letters from commercial agents in foreign ports referring to the reduction in oil trade with Russia after 1815, and correspondence from Andrews's son, John P. Andrews, ship master, in Baltimore, Md., discussing local flour and cotton markets.
John L. Bates and Company
Records, 1807–96, 12 ft. Correspondence, invoices, contracts, crew accounts and lists, cargo and account books for ca. 300 vessels of a world-wide shipping company of Boston. Includes data on Russian-American commerce in the second quarter of the 19th c. (NUCMC 72–1172)
Accounts, ship Grand Turk, 1792. Some voyages to St. Petersburg.
Ca. 1,500 items, 18th–19th c. Under this heading in the card catalogue the researcher will find many logbooks containing information relating to voyages to Russian ports and references to trade with Russia.
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1871)
Papers (1817-1934, 1963-1968). 3 linear feet (5 boxes). The Nathaniel Hawthorne papers contain the letters and other personal and professional papers of Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864), his father Nathaniel Hathorne (1775-1808), his mother Elizabeth Clarke (Manning) Hawthorne (1780-1845), and his wife Sophia Peabody Hawthorne (1809-1871). Also included are the papers of his children Una, Julian, and Rose, along with those of Rose’s husband, George Parsons Lathrop and Julian’s daughter, Hildegarde Hawthorne. The Salem Custom House Records contains entries and returns of merchandise, warehousing papers, and receipts for inspectors, weighers, and gaugers. Finding aid available: http://phillipslibrarycollections.pem.org/utils/findingaidfull/collection/p15928coll1/id/3728
Orne Family Papers (1719-1899)
15.25 linear feet (32 boxes, 21 volumes). The bulk of the Orne Family Papers, which consists of the shipping papers generated by Timothy Orne (1717-1767), Josiah Orne (1768-1825), William Orne (1751/2-1815), and Joseph Orne (1778-1806) spans almost a century of Salem shipping from 1732 to 1825. The papers reflect the business, legal, and personal papers of each cousin, their immediate families, and their in-laws. Josiah Orne's papers include some correspondence relating to early Russian-American relations. Finding aid available: http://phillipslibrarycollections.pem.org/utils/findingaidfull/collection/p15928coll1/id/2219
Orne Family Papers (1719-1899)
32 boxes, 21 volumes (15.25 linear feet). The collection contains the shipping, legal, and personal papers of Timothy, Josiah, William, and Joseph Orne. Also includes ships' records of Richard Elvins Orne, legal papers of Edward Allen, and Danile Low correspondence. The Josiah Orne papers subgroup consists of shipping, business, legal, & family papers, of Josiah, his son, Richard Elvins Orne (1795-1860), & their in-laws, the Low, Williams, & Allen families, containing Josiah's & Richard Elvins's shipping papers (1792-1827), reflecting Josiah's activities as shipmaster, trade with West Indies, Europe, Russia, & India, & U.S. ports of Charleston, S.C., & Savannah, Ga., & family ships carrying tea, coffee, fish, textiles, spices, rum, molasses, & other commodities.
Osgood Family Papers (1661-1932)
3 boxes, 2 volumes (2 linear feet). Family and business correspondence, account books, autobiography, deeds, diaries, inventories, ships' papers, estate records, genealogical materials, wills, and other papers, of John Osgood (1758-1826), merchant and shipmaster; and other family members including John B. (1783-1853) and William H. (b. 1821) Osgood, shipping merchants and masters, Nathaniel (1714-1799) and Christopher (1748-1828) Osgood, shoemakers, Joseph B.F. Osgood (b. 1823), judge, mayor, and state legislator, John F. Osgood (1825-1894), and Charles S. Osgood (1839-1897). Subjects include shipping; international trade; privateering and shipping vessels owned by family members; Salem Iron Factory; Salem Female School; financial affairs of Russian count Basile Apraxin and his mother, chiefly concerning a visit to the U.S. (1802-1807); properties owned in Vandalia, Ill.; Joseph B.F. Osgood's activities as guardian of West family members at McLean Asylum for the Insane; trips taken by women relatives; and worldwide voyages on ships Paris, Ann Maria, and Valparaiso, and other vessels owned by family members. John Osgood's papers include shipping papers, accounts, legal documents, etc. relating to the ship Commerce, which traded in Russia (Cronstadt). Also, correspondence and financial papers on Osgood's acting as agent for Countess Apraxin and her son Basil, who visited the U.S. Finding aid available: http://phillipslibrarycollections.pem.org/utils/findingaidfull/collection/p15928coll1/id/3320
Parsons Family Papers (1720-1880)
8 boxes (4 linear feet). Organized into 5 series: Aaron Parsons, Sr. Shipping Papers; Aaron, Jr. and Winthrop Parsons Shipping Papers; Aaron, Sr. (1759-1809) and Mary Parsons Papers; Aaron Parsons, Jr. (1790-1838) Papers; Family and Miscellaneous Papers. Gloucester (Mass.) shipping merchant family. Aaron Parsons, Sr. (1759-1809), shipping papers, documenting his activities as merchant and ship captain and owner, trading with Europe, Russia, the West Indies, and the U.S. East Coast, include ships' papers of schooners Charming Nancy, George, Martin, and Sally, barks Financier and Lydia Head, and other vessels owned by family members; information regarding cargo, warehouse storage, and wharfage; and correspondence with partners, Ignatius Sargent and Eben and Thomas Parsons. Shipping papers of Aaron's sons, Aaron, Jr. (1790-1838) and Winthrop (b. 1795), businessmen, reflecting their shipping, mercantile, fishing, and privateering interests, contain papers of fishing schooner Dover; partnership agreement between Aaron, Jr., and Samuel Elwell; personal accounts of family members; and estate papers of Aaron, Sr., and his wife, Mary (Dolliver) Parsons (1760-1816). Aaron, Sr. (1759-1809), and Mary Parsons papers chiefly consist of estate papers, inventories, and financial records. Aaron Parsons, Jr.'s papers (1812-1838) include business and personal correspondence covering his interests in bank stocks and lotteries and his role as fiscal and investment agent for Anne Somes, his sister, Nancy Coulston Parsons (b. 1784), and other relatives; and information describing a large fire in Gloucester (1830), steamboat traffic on the Gloucester canal, and other subjects. Family and miscellaneous papers (1720-1880) contain personal and business papers of Winthrop (b. 1795), his sister, Nancy Coulston, and son, Aaron (b. 1848) Parsons; shipping papers of Capt. Paul Dolliver (1727-1760, father of Mary (Dolliver) Parsons), generated by voyages to the West Indies (ca. 1750-1770); minutes of town and club meetings; and miscellaneous materials on various topics.
Pingree Family Papers (1700–1933)
360 ft. Merchants and businessmen. Had some commercial contacts with Russia ca. 1820–60. Inquire at the Essex Institute.
2 boxes (1 linear foot).Shipping papers series includes ships' papers, containing correspondence, accounts, insurance policies, invoices, bills of lading, and other records, of vessels owned or partially owned by Page, including schooners Eliza, Five Sisters, Hawk, Putnam, Sally, and Two Brothers, all of which were involved in merchant shipping or fishing; and correspondence, accounts, receipts, and other papers generated by his shipping business. Places represented include New Orleans, La., Norfolk, Va., Charleston, S.C., West Indies, Havana, Cuba, Trinidad, and St. Petersburg, Russia. Business and personal papers series contains accounts and receipts relating to Page's warehouse; information pertaining to Danvers and Beverly Iron Works; journal (1779) kept during his service with 7th Company, 8th Essex County Regiment during the Revolutionary War; eulogy for friend Samuel Holten; records of North Parish (Danvers, Mass.); documents concerning Massachusetts Society for the Suppression of Intemperance; records of estates administered; deeds and land records; petition (1794) by Page on behalf of Danvers residents to Essex County Court of General Sessions of the Peace and subsequent agreement (1795) with Nathan Read relating to building a bridge over the Waters River estuary in Danversport; and family correspondence with his son, William P. Page, and relatives Joshua Goodale and John Green.
Thomas B. Osgood
Letterbook, voyage to Russia of the bark Mary, which was captured by Danes and condemned, 1809–11. Sea captain.
Thomas Pritchard, Jr.
Letterbook, barks Hesper and Massachusetts, 10 July 1850–58 and October 1853, 1 vol. Sea captain of Newburyport, Mass.