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Allen H. Knowles Papers, 1859-1874

 Collection
Identifier: MH 137

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Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of records relating to various ships and includes accounts current, crew accounts, telegrams, an insurance policy and a passport. Folder number five, Expounder (Ship), contains an account current with mentions of the Joseph Holmes (Ship) and folder number six, Joseph Holmes (Ship),contains an account current which mentions an insurance purchase for a voyage on the Expounder (Ship). Included also are two volumes that record the accounts current, disbursements, invoices, crew accounts, and sales of four ships. The entries in the volumes are entered chronologically by ship.

Dates

  • 1859-1874

Creator

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.

Biographical Sketch

Allen H. Knowleswas born 1814 in Eastham Massachusetts to Winslow Lewis Knowles and Sarah Hinckley. He was the captain of several ships including the Agenor, Belle Creole, Chariot of Fame, Puritan, and Western Star. He married Caroline M. Doane in 1849 and died in 1874.

Extent

0.25 linear feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection consists of records relating to various ships and includes accounts current, crew accounts, telegrams, an insurance policy and a passport.

Physical Location

Phillips Library Stacks

Provenance

Gift of Allen H. Knowles & Mary K. Everett in 1946 (acc #11,650).

Bibliography

Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch Ancestry.com. Connecticut Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) [database online]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.

Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Town Vital Collections, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

Ancestry.com. Web: Massachusetts, Find A Grave Index, 1620-2011 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Laina Finney, June 2012.

Title
ALLEN H. KNOWLES PAPERS, 1859-1874
Author
Processed by: Laina Finney; machine-readable finding aid created by: Rajkumar Natarajan.
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Phillips Library Repository

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