Guide to the Captain William Baxter Recollections, circa 1893

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Summary

Captain William Baxter (1805– ) was born to Reuben and Love (Briggs) Baxter and married Betsey (Cary). This collection includes a handwritten copy of an article relating to Baxter’s activities as ship captain and seaman on voyages of various Nantucket whaling ships which appeared in the “Nantucket Journal” on 7 September 1893.

Collection Details

Collection Number:
MS286
Title:
Captain William Baxter Recollections
Date(s):
circa 1893
Creator:
Baxter, William, 1805–.
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 Captain William Baxter Recollections, Nantucket Historical Association.

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Subject Headings

  • Personal Name
    • Chase, Nathan, 1801-1870.
  • Corporate Name
    • Milo (Ship).
    • Ploughboy (Ship).
    • Martha (Whaling ship).
  • Topical Term
    • Nantucket (Mass.) -- Business, industries, and trades -- Whaling.
    • Ship captains.
    • Merchant seamen.
    • Whalers (Persons).
    • Ships.
    • Whaling ships.
    • Whaling.
    • Seafaring life.
    • Voyages and travels-- 19th century.
    • Merchant seamen -- Health and hygiene.
    • Mutiny.
    • Sailing ships.

Biographical Information

Captain William Baxter (1805- ) was born to Reuben and Love (Briggs) Baxter and married Betsey (Cary).

Scope and Content

A handwritten copy of an article relating to Baxter’s activities as ship captain and seaman on voyages of various Nantucket whaling ships which appeared in the “Nantucket Journal” on 7 September 1893. Includes information concerning a mutiny on the ship Milo; sea life on the ship Ploughboy captained by Nathan Chase; and his duties as mate and later captain on the ship Martha (1835-1841).

Contents

Folder 1 Captain William Baxter recollections, circa 1893

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Finding aid by Ashley Miller in May 2022.

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