Guide to the Joseph M. Chase Power of Attorney, 1844

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Collection Details

Collection Number:
Joseph M. Chase Power of Attorney
Chase, Joseph M.
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 Joseph M. Chase Power of Attorney, Nantucket Historical Association.

Acquisitions Information:

Gift of Jonathan Swain of San Francisco, Calif., in January 2017 (Acc. RL2017.1).

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Subject Headings

  • Personal Name
    • Chase family.
    • Chase, George G.
    • Chase, Joseph M.
  • Topical Term
    • Agency (law)—Massachusetts—Nantucket—19th century.
    • Families—Massachusetts—Nantucket—History—19th century.

Biographical Information

Joseph M. Chase (1800-1845), son of Judah and Phebe Chase, was born in Nantucket, Mass., in 1800. He was the brother of Captain Owen Chase, and was also a sea captain. His last voyage ended in 1838 as master of the Catharine of Nantucket. In around 1844, Joseph Chase moved to Cayuga County, N.Y., where he died in 1845.

Scope and Content

The Joseph M. Chase Power of Attorney is from Joseph M. Chase to his brother George G. Chase of Nantucket, Mass., dated May 25, 1844. The document appoints George G. Chase to act fully as the true and lawful attorney for Joseph M. Chase.


Processing Information

Processed by Alison Barr, June 2018. Finding aid written Alison Barr, June 2018.

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