Guide to the Bark “Hosea Rich” Papers, 1813–1883, undated

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Summary

The bark Hosea Rich was a cargo ship out of Bangor, Me. This collection includes correspondence and documents relating to an 1882–1883 voyage from New York, N.Y., to Montevideo, Uruguay, and Pernambuco, Brazil, and sale of the vessel in 1883.

Collection Details

Collection Number:
MS251
Title:
Bark "Hosea Rich" Papers
Date(s):
1813–1883, undated
Creator:
Hosea Rich (Bark).
Repository:
Nantucket Historical Association
Language:
Material is in English.

Information for Users

Restrictions to Access: No restrictions. Open for research.

Restrictions to Use: No usage restrictions.

Copyright Notice: Copyright is retained by the authors of items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation: [identification of item], in the Bark "Hosea Rich" Papers, Nantucket Historical Association.

Acquisitions Information:

Gift of Mrs. Ernest H. Menges in 1987 (Acc. 1987.160).

Sensitive Materials Statement:

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Related Collections

  • Log 311, Log of the ship "Hosea Rich", in the Ships' Logs Collection, Nantucket Historical Association.

Subject Headings

  • Corporate Name
    • Hosea Rich (Bark).
  • Topical Term
    • Ship captains.
    • Voyages and travels -- 19th century.
    • Barks (Sailing ships) -- Maine.
    • Shipping -- Maine.
    • International trade.
    • Sugar trade.

Biographical Information

The bark Hosea Rich was a cargo ship out of Bangor, Me.

Scope and Content

This collection includes correspondence and documents relating to an 1882–1883 voyage from New York, N.Y., to Montevideo, Uruguay, and Pernambuco, Brazil, and return to New York with sugar; and information pertaining to the sale of the vessel (1883). Correspondents include Charles Norton, captain, of Edgartown, Mass.

Contents

Folder 1 Bill of Sale, bonds, certificate of ownership, 1813–1883

Folder 2 Insurance policies, 1880–1882

Folder 3 Letters out by Charles Norton, 1882–1883, undated

Folder 4  Letters in to Charles Norton, 1882–1883

Folder 5 Sale of bark, 1883, undated

Folder 6 Receipts, 1880–1881, 1883

Processing Information

Finding aid by Ashley Miller, June 2022.

Materials in this collection were digitized with support from Connie and Tom Cigarran.

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