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"Early Nantucket and its Whale Houses"

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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

Howland-Kirby Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-067
Overview Howland and Kirby families were Quakers of Dartmouth, Fairhaven, and New Bedford, Mass. The collection contains primarily transcripts and photocopies of their papers. Of particular interest are dairies of Weston Howland, Jr., with notes on the arrival of whaling ships in New Bedford and details of a controversy over the New Bedford-Fairhaven bridge; those of Abby S., and Rachel, which describe a trip taken by Abby to New York, N.Y., and Washington, D.C. (1888) and women preaching at Friends...
Dates: circa 1790-circa 1973

Howland-Shearman Family Correspondence

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-303
Overview The collection is composed of correspondence of the family of David Sands Shearman and his wife, Hepsa Hathaway Howland Shearman of New Bedford, Massachusetts, and Poughkeepsie, New York. The Shearman and Howlands were prominent New England Quaker merchant and whaling families, intertwined by business and marriage. Much of the correspondence is directed to Hepsa, largely from her children who pursued a range of careers. Early correspondence is with her husband Captain David Sands...
Dates: 1800 - 1916; Majority of material found within 1832 - 1899

Rodman-Rotch Family Papers

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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...
Dates: 1763-1865

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