This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Research Library at the Nantucket Historical Association. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the internet.
- Collection Number:
- Coastal Trading Licenses
- 1846, 1854
- Collector of Customs for the U.S. Customs District of Nantucket
- Nantucket Historical Association
- 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 Coastal Trading Licenses collection, Nantucket Historical Association.
Unknown.Sensitive Materials Statement:
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual’s private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the Nantucket Historical Association assumes no responsibility.
- Vessels (Ships).
The District and Port of Nantucket, Mass., issued permanent licenses to vessels above twenty tons, allowing them to carry on the coasting trade for one year.
Scope and Content
The Coastal Trading Licenses ollection includes licenses that not only name the vessel and master and give the date of licensing, but also name the people who have given bond, the place of enrollment, and the tonnage of the vessel.
All licenses, with the exception of one license from 1846, are from 1854.
OPF-27/1 Coastal trading licenses, A-J, 1846, 1854
OPF-27/1 Coastal trading licenses, P-W, 1854
- Oversize Paper Folders (OPF-27/1–2)
Processed by NHA staff. Finding aid by Sarah Lerner and Amelia Holmes, October 2018.