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Whaling

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

"Early Nantucket and its Whale Houses"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-030
Overview Henry Chandlee Forman's "Early Nantucket and its Whale Houses" describes the history of 17th and 18th century Nantucket, including the "pioneers" of Nantucket, the history of the town planning and building, and the early economy of Nantucket, which was dependent on fishing and sheep-shearing.
Dates: 1966

Rodman-Rotch Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-132
Overview The Rodman and Rotch families were New England Quakers. Samuel Rodman (1753-1835) married Elizabeth Rotch (1757-1856) in 1780. He was a successful Nantucket and New Bedford, Massachusetts, whaling merchant and clerk of New England Yearly Meeting. Elizabeth (Rotch) Rodman was a birthright member of the Society of Friends, also from a family involved in the whaling business, and active in philanthropic and reform causes. They had nine children. The Rodmans and Rotches were closely intertwined by...
Dates: 1763-1865