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The Peabody Essex Museum

East India Square

161 Essex Street

Salem, Massachusetts 01970

Description:

The roots of the Peabody Essex Museum date to the 1799 founding of the East India Marine Society, an organization of Salem captains and supercargoes who had sailed beyond either the Cape of Good Hope or Cape Horn. The society’s charter included a provision for the establishment of a “cabinet of natural and artificial curiosities,” which is what we today would call a museum. Society members brought to Salem a diverse collection of objects from the northwest coast of America, Asia, Africa, Oceania, India and elsewhere. By 1825, the society moved into its own building, East India Marine Hall, which today contains the original display cases and some of the very first objects collected.

 

The museum possessed extraordinary collections — more than 840,000 works of art and culture featuring maritime art and history; American art; Asian, Oceanic, and African art; Asian export art; two large libraries with over 400,000 books, manuscripts, and documents; and 22 historic buildings. Today’s collection has grown to include 1.8 million works and Yin Yu Tang, the only complete Qing Dynasty house outside China.

Categories: Zachary Taylor, James Buchanan,

Collections:
What’s all the fuss about of late : [campaign ballad for Zachary Taylor]
James Buchanan Letter,

Note that this is an incomplete collections list. Please contact the organization directly for the most current information about their holdings.


What’s all the fuss about of late : [campaign ballad for Zachary Taylor]

1 broadside ; 11 x 16 cm.
Tune: Dandy Jim.
"Salem whigs.".
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/865336594

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Presidential content includes:

- Zachary Taylor

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James Buchanan Letter,

1988 Library Accessions, 1660-1960. Entire collection contains 31 items but of special note is an ALS letter from Isaac Brown to president James Buchanan demanding the removal of Jeremiah C. Stickley, the postmaster of Lynn, MA (88046)

 

Accessions include: papers from Massachusetts Infantry Militia, 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, which include rosters of non-commissioned officers, annual return statements and field inspection returns (88002); a cash book, unknown author, containing accounts with Salem, MA stores (88003); Ada J. Usher Papers, which include records for her Canning Business, recipes, canning books, records of items canned, printed articles pertaining to her business and her awards, and photographs of her stand along Route 114 along with personal papers for Ada and her husband, which include correspondence, newspaper clippings, and grammar and high school diplomas (88009); photocopies of diary entries from interleaved almanac/diaries of Thomas Martin Spencer (88012); Merton R. Lovett Papers, of Beverly, MA, which include notes and papers relating to his work on the Works Progress Administration project, documents pertaining to the 225th anniversay of the Second Church, and papers dealing with his service on the School Committee (88006); North Shore Camera Club Papers including record books, meeting minutes, newsletters, correspondence, membership applications and posters submitted in contests (88008, 87019 included with this accession); deed between Henry and Nancy (Newell) Farnam, Samuel and Charlotte (Newell) Hart, and Olive Newell to Joseph Reynolds Newell for property in Boston and adoption papers for Harriet Harding and Phebe Harding to Anthony S. and Elizabeth Ann Jones of Newburyport, MA (88018); Osborne Family Papers, of Danvers, MA, which include tax receipts, bonds, and medical bills (88019); estate account book of Sarah Eames Peabody of Cambridge, MA, widow of John P. Peabody of Salem, MA (88020); B.W. Stone and Brothers correspondence, and letters to and from Charles Noble and Nathaniel Silsbee (88022); Michael Walsh Papers, of Salisbury, MA, which include correspondence, land deeds, diary/commonplace books, framed silhouettes of family members, and a scrapbook of newsclippings (88023); miscellaneous documents relating to Essex County individuals, which include an ALS from Perley Putnam to Eliphalet Putnam regarding genealogy, a Leonard White dsposition regarding Merrimack Bank notes, a Buffington receipt, an Essex Bank receipt, ALS of R.P. Thompson, of J.H. Young, of John J. Somes, correspondence about military pensions, John White receipt to Samuel Curwen, a Charles Hoffman indenture, a Nathaniel and William Ellery promissory note, and a legal judgment for Isaac Williams (88024); Drury Family Papers which include manuscript items between 1790-1809 (88025); 1708 testimony on the customs of whaling used in Jacob Davis v. William Woodbury of Beverly, MA (88035); deed for land sale in Salem, MA, between Joshua Safford and Sarah Baxter Safford and the Trustees of the North Shore Meeting House, which include Amos Choate, James W. Cheever, Nathaniel B. Mansfield, Asa Sampson, Jr. William Ives, and John H. Nichols (88039); Bernard Brian Macanulty Papers, which include an indenture agreement with James Tyther of Salisbury, MA, to publish a universal world geography along with a letter to Joseph Story regarding copyright, books, and funds (88041); volunteer list for Salem, MA militia company "for the purpose of general defense" signed by many prominent Salem, MA residents on July 12, 1812; an ALS of John Smith, written in 1660 while he and other Quakers were in the Boston House of Correction, to Joshua Buffum who had been banished and who fled to Shelter Island in the Long Island Sound (88044); an ALS letter from Isaac Brown to president James Buchanan demanding the removal of Jeremiah C. Stickley, the postmaster of Lynn, MA (88046); P. Phillips Higgins Papers, which include the "Strikers Rallying Song" dedicated to the Trade Unions during the curriers and tanners' strike in 1863 (88047); letters between Henry R. Stickney and E.W. Allen regarding Stickney's apprenticeship and agreement to sell the Newburyport Herald (88049); citizenship papers, application for and approval of, for John R. Baker to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1852 (88050); journal of Moses True, which he defines as a "repository of daily observations" and which also serves as a record book for the East Salisbury Young Ladies Bower Society (88051); agreement between Henry Stickney and E.W. Allen Printers to publish a monthly magazine called "Churchman's Repository for the Eastern Diocese" (88052); letter from Colonel Frank Perkins to his father from France during World War I, in which he praises the high moral behavior of the Salem, MA troops (88053); poetry written by C.G. Hathorne with the title "Lines inscribed to Misses King and Upton of Mass." (88054); letter to the Selectmen of Lynn, MA, from the Committee of Safety on the conduct of Josiah Martin, identified as conduct "unfriendly to his country" in May 1775 (88055); letterbook of Henry E. Barnes, a Boatswain between 1861-1876, containing letters between Barnes and the Department of the Navy, the Bureau of Navigation and Office of Detail, in Washington, D.C. (88056); Butler Family Papers, which include manuscript notes of Warren Butler, family letters, societal and civic papers, newspaper clippings, and notes on Salem, MA (88059); and the account books of Philip A. Chase, a Lynn, MA shoemaker and bank president (88060).

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Presidential content includes:

- James Buchanan

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