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Papers of Joshua Coffin (1732-1774)

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Series IX, Papers of Joshua Coffin (1732-1774), 1760-ca.1782, undated (#C.1.57-C.1.61), contains correspondence between Coffin and John Pike regarding purchases made in the West Indies for a sodality organization; financial records comprised of an account sheet and a receipt; and legal documents. The legal documents include Coffin's deeds for land purchases in Newbury in the province of Massachusetts Bay; estate papers relating to the subdivision of Coffin's land among his heirs and his widow, Sarah (Bartlett) Coffin (1732-1798); an indenture regarding Daniel Mitchell, son of John Mitchell, of Wells in the province of Massachusetts Bay; arbitration documents between Ralph Cross and Benjamin Lunt and between John Hale, a tailor, from Boscawen in the province of New Hampshire, and Stephen Hale, a weaver, from Newbury in the province of Massachusetts Bay; and other related legal documents. See #2.3 through 3.1 for related material in the bound account books. The series is arranged alphabetically by record type, and thereunder chronologically.

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Collection Name
Coffin family papers
Collection Code
MS010
Dates
1760-1782, undated
Date of Acquisition
1929
Physical Description
Personal papers (1 carton)
Collection Type
Manuscripts
Description Level
Series
GUSN
296359
Reference Code
MS010.10

Record details

Material Type
personal papers
Location Note
Folders C.1.57-C.1.61

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