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Joseph Jeremiah Lawrence papers

Call Number: MS 986

Scope and Contents

The Joseph Jeremiah Lawrence Papers consist entirely of bound volumes of ships' logs and accounts. There are abstract logs and journals for seven ships on which Lawrence served between 1845 and 1863, as well as a log book kept during 1865-1866. The financial papers include account books for six ships, a business day book and a ledger for stocks and bonds, and a family cash book. The volumes are arranged chronologically.


  • 1833-1902


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.


1.25 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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Chiefly ships' logs and accounts for nine ships on which Lawrence was master between 1842 and 1865. These were engaged in the trans-Atlantic and South American trade, and the log book for the ship Hindoo also contains passenger lists with place of birth and occupation for passengers from England to the United States. Also in the papers are family account books and financial papers (1868-1902).

Biographical / Historical

Joseph J. Lawrence was master of various vessels sailing between New York and Liverpool and other English ports.

Guide to the Joseph Jeremiah Lawrence Papers
Under Revision
compiled by Janet Elaine Gertz
October 1982
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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