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Mss:733 1788-1811 L867

Lord, Nathan. Nathan Lord records, 1788-1811 (inclusive): A Finding Aid

Baker Library Historical Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: Mss:733 1788-1811 L867
Repository: Baker Library Historical Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Creator: Nathan Lord.
Title: Nathan Lord records
Date(s): 1788-1811
Quantity: .42 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: This collection consists of the records accumulated by ship-owner, captain, and merchant Nathan Lord in connection with the voyages of the ships Friendship, Nancy, Betsey, and Hitty, dated from 1788 to 1811, which mostly originated in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The bulk of the records are ship's papers, including manifests and cargo invoices, bills of lading, crew declarations and lists, and permits.

Provenance:

Gift of Charles H. Taylor.

Processing Information:

Processed: May 2016
By: Brooke McManus
Preservation and description was supported in part by the Arcadia-funded Colonial North American Project at Harvard University.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.
Materials stored onsite. Please contact histcollref@hbs.edu for more information.

Preferred Citation:

Cite as: Nathan Lord records. Baker Library. Harvard Business School.

Biographical Note:

Nathan Lord was a maritime merchant and shipmaster in Kennebunk, Maine, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, active from the 1780s to the early 1800s. He traded goods including rum, lumber, and fish, in United States, England, South America, and the West Indies. He often captained ships and traded commodities on behalf of his brother, John Lord, and merchant and store-owner Jonathan Hamilton, both of Berwick, Maine.

Scope and Content Note:

This collection consists of the records accumulated by ship-owner, captain, and merchant Nathan Lord in connection with the voyages of the ships Friendship, Nancy, Betsey, and Hitty, dated from 1788 to 1811, which mostly originated in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The bulk of the records are ship's papers, including manifests and cargo invoices, bills of lading, crew declarations and lists, and permits.
There are ship's papers and correspondence for a voyage to Tobago by the brigantine Betsy, owned by Jonathan Hamilton, of Berwick, Maine. The collection also contains correspondence with other merchants and Nathan Lord's brother, John Lord, dated 1792 to 1796, related to the voyages of a ship they co-owned, the Friendship, in Europe and the West Indies. There is also a waste book for the Friendship, a cargo book for the brigantine Hitty, owned by John Lord, and ship's papers, correspondence, wage records, and investor documents for the brigantine Hitty, related to her voyages to the Dutch colony Demerara. Additional documents include indentures for an apprentice to Nathan Lord and a calculation of crops in Tobago in 1798.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Apprentices.
Cargo ships.
Coastwise shipping -- 18th century.
Commerce -- 18th century.
Export marketing -- New Hampshire -- 18th century.
Export marketing -- Massachusetts -- 18th century.
Fish trade.
Foreign marketing -- 18th century.
Imports.
Lumber trade.
Merchant marine.
Merchant ships.
Merchants.
Rum industry -- 18th century.
Sailing ships.
Ship captains.
Shipowners.
Shipping -- 18th century.
Account books.
Bills of lading.
Correspondence.
Indentures.
Invoices.
Payrolls.
Ship's manifests.
Ship's papers.
Kennebunk (Me.).
Portsmouth (N.H.).
Trinidad and Tobago.
Hamilton, Jonathan.
Lord, John.
Lord, Nathan.
Betsey (Brig).
Friendship (Ship).
Hitty (Brig).
Nancy (Schooner).

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