New England Historic Genealogical Society
Original record (without title page) for the Joseph Henry and Blanche (Groesbeck) Sterling family of New York City
New England Historic Genealogical Society
The bulk of the collection consists of ships' journals--most from ships upon which George Henry Preble sailed. These journals contain daily log entries, ships' procedures, lists of ports visited, lists of armament, sketches, etc. All of the journals contain a list of officers attached to the ship, with all but the USS Pensacola containing watch bills and quarter bills listing the men on board. The journals for the USS St. Louis, the USS Katahdin, and the USS State of Georgia contain complete descriptive lists of all the sailors on board
New England Historic Genealogical Society
Original record, without title page, concerning the family of Jonathan and Catherine L. (Webb) Bennett. Includes the family of Jonathan and Sybil (Snow) Webb
New England Historic Genealogical Society
Original record, without title page, concerning the family of Robert and Margaret Molineux
New England Historic Genealogical Society
Original bible record (without title page) with entries for the family of William and Jane Sproul. Record continues with entries for the families of William and Jane's children: including William Jr. and Catherine Sproul; George and Catherine (Toby) Sproul; and the allied Kopperholdt family. Donor included a typescript transcription of original record. Also contains memoriams for B[ela] B. Haskell and Elzira Sproul Haskell, both of Waldoboro, ME., and obituaries for Col. George Sproul and Elizabeth Haskell
New England Historic Genealogical Society
Letter expressing Shirley's hope that Wendell will successfully recruit men for his regiment, and that these men will remain in Boston following their enlistment. Wendell should also publish a proclamation informing seamen of a 3-pound bounty if they enlist. The expedition has good prospects of success
New England Historic Genealogical Society
Original certificate, partially printed and partially completed by hand, which records Private Hall's discharge from service in Company H, 43rd Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteers. Includes a physical description of Hall, his age, place of birth (Chelsea, Mass.), and his occupation
New England Historic Genealogical Society
Original bible record (with title page) for the Silas and Margaret Crane family. Record continues with entries for the William and Elizabeth (Crane) Stone family. Includes entries for the allied Goss family
New England Historic Genealogical Society
Consist in large part of Foster's diary, from 1915 through 1963 in 46 volumes. The diaries record the weather, gardening activities, walks taken, birds seen and meetings attended. The diaries will be of interest chiefly to historians of ornithology and of natural history. The papers consist largely of membership and award certificates from various patriotic and historical societies to which Foster belonged. There are also copies of speeches which Foster gave before some of these societies, many concern the Society of the Cincinnati. The other papers consist of the genealogical information which Foster compiled in this country and which he paid J. Gardner Bartlett, a professional genealogist to compile for him in England
New England Historic Genealogical Society
Thirty-seven addresses or book chapters by Coffin on patriotic and historical subjects, ca. 1870-1890, and souvenirs of his reporting days during the Civil War consisting of Confederate papers found in the streets of Richmond April 3, 1865. The Civil War material includes appointments for 3 officers; copy of General Beauregards letter of resignation; copies of reports including casualty reports from Marmadukes raid into Missouri and the defense of James Island in Charleston Harbor, 16-20 June 1862; letters to Col. Frances Henney Smith, Superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute; correspondence between Generals Robert E. Lee and Henry W. Halleck on alleged Union atrocities; and some material on provisions for prisoners of war in Richmond. There are misc. CSA government documents like an 1863 annual report from the office of the Secretary of War and Treasury Department documents along with misc. state governments documents such as the resolutions passed at a meeting of the ... Read More