Papers of Joseph Coffin (1702-1773)

Collection Type

  • Manuscripts

Date

1728-1828

Location Note

Folders C.1.33-C.1.51, OB.1.11

GUSN

GUSN-296357

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Description

Series VII, Papers of Joseph Coffin (1702-1773), 1728-1828 (#C.1.33-C.1.51, OB.1.11), contains account sheets; general correspondence; loan documents; a promissory note; land deeds for Contoocook (province of New Hampshire, Narragansett, now Buxton, Maine), and Newbury (province of Massachusetts Bay); estate inventories; a property invoice from Coffin's father, Nathaniel Coffin (1669-1748); arrest warrants relating to Coffin's position as Justice of the Peace; petitions and legal documents relating to the sale of delinquent properties associated with Coffin's position as a proprietor's clerk; and Coffin's 1773 will with draft. The series also contains documents regarding the sale of Coffin's property in Maine by Coffin's grandson, Edmund Coffin (1764-1825), which provide names and residencies associated with Coffin's heirs. See #2.1 through 2.3 for related material in the bound account books. The series is arranged alphabetically by record type or activity, and thereunder chronologically.

Details

Descriptive Terms

personal papers

Physical Description

Personal papers (1 carton, 1 oversize folder)

Collection Code

MS010

Collection Name

Coffin family papers

Date of Acquisition

1929

Reference Code

MS010.07

Record Details

Material Type

personal papers

Description Level

Series

Location Note

Folders C.1.33-C.1.51, OB.1.11