October 1972Vol. 19 No. 2


  • Administrator’s Report (p. 6)
  • Capital Fund Drive Report (p. 8)
  • Whaling Museum Report, by W. Ripley Nelson (p. 9)
  • A Young Whaleman Writes Home (p. 13)
  • When Nantucket Became Part of Massachusetts and Why, by E.A. Stackpole (p. 15)
  • The Hussey-Swain Chair (p. 22)
  • The Swains in Australia (p. 24)
  • A Colonial Petition from Nantucket to Sir Jeffrey Amherst (p. 25)
  • Nantucket–Vineyard Relations, by Robert J. Leach (p. 28)

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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