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Massachusetts--History--18th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Family Anecdotes and Memoirs of His Own Life by Samuel West

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2009.464
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a 1836 handwritten copy of the undated memoir  of Rev. Samuel West (1738-1808)  of Massachusetts.  The handwritten copy was prepared by his grandsons Benjamin and Samuel West. Talks about his family's earliest history in the United States, gives descriptions of historic events  in Massachusetts during the 18th century (Boston Tea Party) and talks of religion and his changing views throughout the years. Also included is a photocopy of a transcription of an...

Andrew Robinson Giddinge Diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01023
Scope and Contents

Diary, 1794-1795, of Andrew Robinson Giddinge, a farmer from Beach Hill, Massachusetts. Concerns his planting of crops, including tobacco; his extensive lumber operations; his raising, purchase, and sale of cattle and sheep; his construction of his own house; and his attention to local religious observances. There is also information about sermons to which he listened, court sessions he attended, and places to which he travels.

Phillip Hamman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.2 H17
Scope and Contents

Logbooks and accounts, 1768-1787, of Captain Phillip Hamman of Ipswich, Mass., master of the schooner, Hopewell, and other vessels. Includes logbook, 20 March - 17 April 1768, of a voyage from St. Eustatius, Leeward Islands, West Indies to Ipswich; logbook Feb. 1768; ledger, 1768-1787, of labor and fish trade; logbook, 1769, with memorandum of crew and cargo; logbook, 1787, tallying cargo of corn; and accounts, 1771.

Seth Stowers Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00769
Scope and Contents

Ledger, 1769-1811, of Seth Stowers of Hingham, Massachussetts. Includes entries for the sale of tobacco, fish, shoes, cloth, vineagar, and other household products. Also includes entries about the hiring out of day laborers, plowing, glazing, and making barrels. There are also entries of Elijah Stowers during the Revolutionary War, including for an ounce of tea in a hospital. Finally, there is one page of entries in a separate hand that date from 1808 to 1811.