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Papers of Susan (Hale) Coffin (1792-1837)

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Series XIII, Papers of Susan (Hale) Coffin (1792-1837), 1816-1837, undated (#C.2.8-C.2.16), contains correspondence received by Susan Coffin (1792-1837) from her husband, Abel Coffin (1792-1837), a ship's captain. The letters highlight Abel Coffin's (1792-1837) travels around the world and focus on ports-of-call; ship building; ocean crossings; funerals at sea; transportation of cargo; and information relating to the "Siamese Twins," Chang and Eng Bunker (1811-1874). See #1.19, C.2.48, VF for related material regarding the "Siamese Twins." The series also contains correspondence received by Susan Coffin (1792-1837) from friends and acquaintances. The series is arranged chronologically starting with correspondence received from Abel Coffin (1792-1837), followed by other correspondence.

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Collection Name
Coffin family papers
Collection Code
MS010
Dates
1816-1837, undated
Date of Acquisition
1929
Physical Description
Personal papers (1 carton)
Collection Type
Manuscripts
Description Level
Series
GUSN
296459
Reference Code
MS010.14

Record details

Material Type
personal papers
Location Note
Folders C.2.8-C.2.16

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