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.
This is an artificial collection of reminiscences written by Nantucket residents and visitors during the 18th and 19th centuries assembled by the Nantucket Historical Association.
- Collection Number:
- Reminiscences of Nantucket
- 1747–2009, undated
- Nantucket Historical Association.
- 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 Reminiscences of Nantucket collection, Nantucket Historical Association.
Folder 4 a gift of David Barrett (Acc. RL2009.24). Folder 5 gift of the estate of Dr. Moses Victor Safford.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.
- MS322 Harriet Barnard (Barrett) Fleming Reminiscences, Nantucket Historical Association.
- MS407 Dr. Jacob Fine Papers, Nantucket Historical Association.
- Nantucket (Mass.)-History--18th century.
- Nantucket (Mass.)--History--19th century.
This is an artificial collection of reminiscences assembled by the Nantucket Historical Association. In some instances, the NHA gathers materials of a single topic to preserve them and make them available. In these cases, the NHA is seen as the creator of the artificially constructed collection.
Scope and Content
Reminiscences of Nantucket residents and visitors during the 18th and 19th centuries describing their time on the island.
Folder 1 Mercy Bowcot letter, 1747
Folder 2 Reverend Robert Collyer reminiscence, 1885
Folder 3 Caroline Dusenbery Comstock reminiscence, post 1848
Folder 4 Copy of Harriet Anne Paddack Folger reminiscence, 2009
Folder 5 Mary Ann Hopkins reminiscence, 1815
Folder 6 Sanson reminiscence, 1810
Folder 7 Allan W. Stapleton reminiscence, before 1966
Folder 8 Copy of Rachel Wilson journal extract, 1932
Folder 9 Anonymous reminiscence, 1882
Folder 10 Anonymous reminiscence, 1895
Folder 11 Anonymous reminiscence, circa 19th century
Finding aid by Ashley Miller, June 2022.
Materials in this collection were digitized with support from Connie and Tom Cigarran.