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

Collection Type

  • Manuscripts

Date

1816-1837, undated

Location Note

Folders C.2.8-C.2.16

GUSN

GUSN-296459

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Description

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

personal papers

Physical Description

Personal papers (1 carton)

Collection Code

MS010

Collection Name

Coffin family papers

Date of Acquisition

1929

Reference Code

MS010.14

Record Details

Material Type

personal papers

Description Level

Series

Location Note

Folders C.2.8-C.2.16