COLLECTION GUIDES

1742-1894; bulk: 1794-1817

Guide to the Collection


Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection consists of the papers of trader and pioneer manufacturer Francis Cabot Lowell (1775-1817), including business papers, account books, and correspondence.

Biographical Sketch

Born in Newburyport, Mass., on 7 Apr. 1775, Francis Cabot Lowell was the son of John Lowell II, a member of the Continental Congress and United States judge for the district of Massachusetts, and his second wife, Susanna Cabot Lowell. He entered Harvard in 1789 and, after being exiled to rural Bridgewater as a disciplinary measure for lighting a bonfire in the college yard, graduated with the class of 1793. He married Hannah Jackson, daughter of Jonathan Jackson of Newburyport, in 1798.

Lowell joined the import-export firm of his uncle, William Cabot, in 1793. In the ensuing 17 years, Lowell acquired a substantial fortune from the China, India, and West Indies trades and from investments in land in Boston and Maine. By 1810, however, Lowell's health had declined considerably, and he was forced to seek rest and relaxation in England, Scotland, and France.

During his English sojourn, Lowell's mind remained fixed on business. He studied the techniques of textile manufacturing and committed them to memory for future application in America. Upon his return, Lowell and his brother-in-law, Patrick Tracy Jackson, another wealthy trader, bought property on the Charles River in Waltham, Mass., and there founded the Boston Manufacturing Company.

Lowell and Jackson employed mechanical wizard Paul Moody of Amesbury, Mass., who, with Lowell, invented a number of time-saving devices, including a new spinning mechanism which did away with the time-consuming process of winding. Within the next few years, the company produced nearly 30 miles of cloth per day and paid out dividends of 10% or more.

In the aftermath of the War of 1812, British manufacturers attempted to flood the American textile market and undersell domestic goods. Lowell went to Washington to obtain protection for the infant industry. Almost singlehandedly, he convinced South Carolinian congressional powers William Lowndes and John C. Calhoun to help, and the result was the incorporation of a substantial duty on cotton cloth, otherwise known as the Tariff of 1816.

After 1815, the enormously successful Lowell laid plans for an industrial city not far from commercial Boston to be run under a paternalistic system of community housing, schools, and a church for the rural farm girls employed at his mill. Ultimately, Lowell did not get to see his vision fulfilled with the development of Lowell, Mass., and Manchester, N.H. After his wife died in 1815, his own health continued to deteriorate. Lowell died in Boston at the age of 42 on 10 Aug. 1817.

Collection Description

The papers of Francis Cabot Lowell span the years 1742 to 1894 and consist of 8 boxes of loose manuscripts, 2 boxes of bound letterbooks and account books, and 1 oversize box. The collection is divided into two series: I. Loose manuscripts, and II. Bound volumes. Subjects and events represented in the collection include: Lowell's Harvard years, his travels in Great Britain and Europe, Boston social life, economic conditions in the early 19th century, and trade during the War of 1812. The collection contains a small but not insignificant amount of material on Lowell's early manufacturing ventures. Family members prominently represented in the papers are Charles Lowell, John Lowell III, Hannah Jackson Lowell, Mary Jackson Lee, Charles Jackson, Patrick Tracy Jackson, William Cabot, and Francis Cabot II. Other important correspondents include Samuel P. Gardner, Elizabeth P. Gardner, Henry Lee, and Anne Grant.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Harriet Ropes Cabot, Aug. 1978.

Detailed Description of the Collection

I. Loose manuscripts, 1742-1879

Arranged chronologically.

This series consists of business papers, correspondence, receipts, and other papers. (Old) Box 1 contains undated business papers and a collection of early family deeds and other legal documents, 1742-1787, as well as manuscripts relating to Lowell's Harvard career, 1789-1793. Among the more significant items in (Old) Box 1 are a journal and correspondence of the "Marti-Mercurian Band," a group to which Lowell belonged which sought to establish a military company at Harvard; Lowell's college debate notes on such matters as "whether it be morally right for the government to do wrong"; a memoir of college life by Charles Jackson; and correspondence between Lowell and his brother John Lowell III, his sister Anna Cabot Lowell, and his stepmother Rebecca Russell Tyng Lowell during his disciplinary stay with Reverend Zedekiah Sanger in Bridgewater, 1793.

(Old) Boxes 2-9 contain a mixture of family and business correspondence, contracts, bills, and receipts. Lowell's correspondence is almost exclusively concerned with his business ventures--Cabot shipping trade, the New England Bank, real estate on Broad Street and India Wharf in Boston--but relatively little relates to the operation of Boston Manufacturing Company. Prominent business correspondents include William Cabot, Uriah Cotting, Warren Dutton, Samuel P. Gardner, Charles Jackson, Patrick Tracy Jackson, Nathaniel Cabot Lee, James Lloyd, Jr., Peter Remsen, and James Russell. Other individuals represented are Charles Bulfinch, Samuel Cabot, Harrison Gray Otis, and Timothy Pickering. This series also contains a list of Suffolk County deeds, 1802-1809 (Old Box 6, Folder 10), and a modest collection of papers relating to the Lowell estate (Old Box 9).

Family correspondents include: Anna Cabot Lowell (1768-1810), Charles Lowell (1782-1861), Hannah Jackson Lowell (d. 1815), John Lowell II (1743-1802), John Lowell III (1769-1840), Rebecca R. T. Lowell (d. 1816), and Mary Jackson Lee (1783-1860). Letters written to Lowell by his brother John Lowell III from England and Europe, 1804-1806 (Old Boxes 4-5), describe foreign capitals and artifacts and contain occasional glimpses of European politics in the Napoleonic Era. Francis Cabot Lowell's letters from abroad to family and friends, 1810-1811 (Old Box 6), primarily discuss business matters.

(Old) Boxes 5-7 contain Hannah Jackson Lowell's correspondence with sister Mary Jackson Lee (wife of Henry Lee, another important Boston commercial trader), Scottish author Anne Grant (1775-1838), Janet Wilson, and other members of the Wilson family. This correspondence occasionally touches on the role of women in 19th-century intellectual life, but primarily deals with family and personal concerns, such as the growth and well-being of sons Edward Jackson Lowell (1807-1830), Francis Cabot Lowell II (1803-1874), and John Lowell IV (1799-1836).

For an alphabetical list of select individuals, events, and subjects of significance which appear in this series, as well as their box and folder locations, see the Select Index. NOTE: This collection has been rehoused since the index was created. To assist researchers in locating specific items, the old box and folder numbers have been retained in this guide (in parentheses).

Box 1
1742-1793 (Old Box 1, Folders 6-14)
Box 1
1794-1797 (Old Box 2, Folders 1-8)
Box 2
1798 (Old Box 2, Folders 9-12)
Box 2
1799-1803 (Old Box 3, Folders 1-15)
Box 3
1804-June 1805 (Old Box 4, Folders 1-15)
Box 3
July-Dec. 1805 (Old Box 5, Folders 1-6)
Box 4
1806-1809 (Old Box 5, Folders 7-18)
Box 4
1810 (Old Box 6, Folders 1-10)
Box 5
1811 (Old Box 6, Folders 11-18)
Box 5
1812-1813 (Old Box 7, Folders 1-12)
Box 6
1814 (Old Box 7, Folders 13-22)
Box 6
1815-Aug. 1816 (Old Box 8, Folders 1-13)
Box 7
Sep.-Dec. 1816 (Old Box 8, Folders 14-16)
Box 7
1817-1879 (Old Box 9, Folders 1-19)
Box 8
Undated papers (Old Box 1, Folders 1-5)

II. Bound volumes, 1797-1894

Box 9Vol. 1
Letterbook of business correspondence, 1797-1799
Box 9Vol. 2
Letterbook of business correspondence, 25 July 1797-10 Aug. 1802
Box 9Vol. 3
Letterbook of business correspondence, 13 Aug. 1802-25 Aug. 1806
Box 9Vol. 4
Letterbook of business correspondence, 30 Aug. 1806-22 July 1815
Box 10Vol. 5
Letterbook containing letters of Samuel P. Gardner to Lowell, 1810-1811
Box 10Vol. 6
Account book of Samuel P. Gardner concerning Lowell's estate, 1817-1830
Box 10Vol. 7
Account book of Wheeler's Point Wharf Estate, 1807-1808
Box 10Vol. 8
"An Abridgement of Church History," by Janet Wilson, with notes on the history of the Christian church, 1812
Box 10Vol. 9
Scrapbook of playbills and programs of Boston theatrical productions, author unknown, 1852-1894

Select Index

Listed below are the names of select individuals, events, and subjects of significance which appear in Series I, Loose manuscripts (Boxes 1-8). NOTE: This collection has been rehoused since the index was created. To assist researchers in locating specific items, the old box and folder numbers have been retained in this index, in the Detailed Description of the Collection above, and on folder labels.

Adams, Nathaniel: Box 6 (Old Box 8.10), Box 7 (Old Box 8.16), Box 7 (Old Box 9.3), Box 7 (Old Box 9.10-12), Box 7 (Old Box 9.15)
Adams, Samuel: Box 2 (Old Box 3.7)
Addington, Henry, first Viscount Sidmouth: Box 3 (Old Box 4.3)
Alert, ship: Box 3 (Old Box 4.4)
Alexander I, Tsar (Russia): Box 3 (Old Box 5.6)
Allen, William, Jr.: Box 6 (Old Box 7.18), Box 6 (Old Box 7.20-21), Box 6 (Old Box 8.1-4), Box 6 (Old Box 8.6-7), Box 6 (Old Box 8.10), Box 7 (Old Box 8.15), Box 7 (Old Box 9.2), Box 7 (Old Box 9.6-13)
Allston, Washington: Box 4 (Old Box 5.17)
Ames, Fisher: Box 2 (Old Box 3.8), Box 2 (Old Box 3.12)
Amory, John: Box 2 (Old Box 3.12-13)
Amory, Rufus: Box 3 (Old Box 4.7)
Amory, Thomas C.: Box 2 (Old Box 3.5-6), Box 3 (Old Box 4.4)
Amsterdam: Box 2 (Old Box 3.8), Box 2 (Old Box 3.11), Box 2 (Old Box 3.13-14), Box 3 (Old Box 4.1), Box 3 (Old Box 4.5)
Antwerp: Box 2 (Old Box 3.12), Box 2 (Old Box 3.14), Box 3 (Old Box 4.4)
Appleton, Nathan: Box 7 (Old Box 8.14)
Appleton, William: Box 2 (Old Box 3.7), Box 3 (Old Box 5.5)
Apthorp, John T.: Box 2 (Old Box 3.9), Box 4 (Old Box 5.9), Box 7 (Old Box 9.9)
Ashton, Jacob: Box 2 (Old Box 3.5), Box 3 (Old Box 4.4), Box 3 (Old Box 4.8)
Austerlitz, Battle of (Dec. 1805): Box 3 (Old Box 5.6)
Austria: Box 3 (Old Box 5.4-6)
Barker, James: Box 3 (Old Box 5.1), Box 3 (Old Box 5.2), Box 3 (Old Box 5.3), Box 3 (Old Box 5.5-6)
Barnard, John: Box 7 (Old Box 8.14), Box 7 (Old Box 9.12)
Berkeley, George Cranfield, British admiral: Box 3 (Old Box 4.3)
Betsy, ship: Box 2 (Old Box 3.12), Box 3 (Old Box 5.2)
Bigelow, Henry: Box 3 (Old Box 4.10), Box 3 (Old Box 4.14)
Binney, Amos: Box 3 (Old Box 5.5)
Bonaparte, Napoleon: Box 2 (Old Box 2.11), Box 3 (Old Box 5.4-6), Box 5 (Old Box 6.16)
Bond, Thomas: Box 7 (Old Box 8.16), Box 7 (Old Box 9.4), Box 7 (Old Box 9.6-8), Box 7 (Old Box 9.10-13)
Boott, Kirk: Box 6 (Old Box 8.4)
Bordeaux: Box 2 (Old Box 3.14), Box 3 (Old Box 4.4-5)
Boston & Worcester Railroad Corporation: Box 7 (Old Box 9.17)
Boston Manufacturing Company: Box 6 (Old Box 7.21), Box 6 (Old Box 8.1-2), Box 6 (Old Box 8.4), Box 6 (Old Box 8.6-7), Box 6 (Old Box 8.9-12), Box 7 (Old Box 8.15-16), Box 7 (Old Box 9.1-4), Box 8 (Old Box 1.1)
Boston Marine Insurance Company: Box 2 (Old Box 3.5-9), Box 2 (Old Box 3.11), Box 3 (Old Box 4.13), Box 4 (Old Box 5.8), Box 7 (Old Box 9.7)
Boyden, Seth: Box 6 (Old Box 7.19)
Boylston, Ward Nicholas: Box 4 (Old Box 5.18)
Bradbury, Charles: Box 2 (Old Box 3.11), Box 7 (Old Box 9.2), Box 7 (Old Box 9.7), Box 7 (Old Box 9.11)
Bradford, Gamaliel: Box 3 (Old Box 4.1)
Bridgewater, Mass.: Box 1 (Old Box 1.13)
Brigham, Benajah: Box 2 (Old Box 3.15), Box 4 (Old Box 5.7), Box 7 (Old Box 9.8)
Bright, Moses: Box 7 (Old Box 8.15-16), Box 7 (Old Box 9.3)
British Spoliations, Commission on (1796-1800): Box 2 (Old Box 3.9)
Broad Street Association (Boston): Box 3 (Old Box 4.12), Box 3 (Old Box 4.14), Box 3 (Old Box 5.1-4), Box 3 (Old Box 5.6), Box 4 (Old Box 5.7), Box 4 (Old Box 5.9), Box 4 (Old Box 5.18), Box 4 (Old Box 6.10)
Bromfield, Ann: Box 3 (Old Box 5.1), Box 4 (Old Box 5.13), Box 4 (Old Box 6.5), Box 4 (Old Box 6.8), Box 5 (Old Box 6.11)
Bromfield, John: Box 3 (Old Box 4.10), Box 3 (Old Box 4.12), Box 3 (Old Box 4.15), Box 4 (Old Box 6.5)
Brooks, Peter C.: Box 2 (Old Box 3.5)
Brown, John C.: Box 7 (Old Box 9.2), Box 7 (Old Box 9.6)
Brutus, ship: Box 3 (Old Box 4.4)
Bulfinch, Charles: Box 2 (Old Box 3.11-12), Box 2 (Old Box 3.15), Box 3 (Old Box 4.13-14), Box 3 (Old Box 5.5), Box 4 (Old Box 5.9)
Burdett, Sir Francis, British politician: Box 3 (Old Box 4.3)
Cabot, Andrew: Box 2 (Old Box 3.10), Box 2 (Old Box 3.12), Box 3 (Old Box 4.3), Box 3 (Old Box 4.5), Box 3 (Old Box 5.6), Box 4 (Old Box 5.10)
Cabot, Elizabeth: Box 1 (Old Box 1.8)
Cabot, Francis: Box 1 (Old Box 1.6-10), Box 1 (Old Box 2.6), Box 2 (Old Box 3.4), Box 4 (Old Box 5.11), Box 4 (Old Box 5.13), Box 4 (Old Box 6.5)
Cabot, Frederick: Box 4 (Old Box 5.13), Box 6 (Old Box 8.5)
Cabot, George: Box 2 (Old Box 2.12), Box 4 (Old Box 5.10), Box 7 (Old Box 9.7)
Cabot, John: Box 1 (Old Box 1.6)
Cabot, John Higginson: Box 4 (Old Box 5.13), Box 4 (Old Box 6.5), Box 6 (Old Box 8.2)
Cabot, Sam: Box 3 (Old Box 4.13), Box 4 (Old Box 5.8)
Cabot, Samuel: Box 2 (Old Box 3.2), Box 2 (Old Box 3.9)
Cabot, Sebastian: Box 3 (Old Box 5.5)
Cabot, William: Box 1 (Old Box 1.8-10), Box 1 (Old Box 1.14), Box 1 (Old Box 2.1), Box 1 (Old Box 2.5-7), Box 2 (Old Box 2.9-11), Box 2 (Old Box 3.4-5), Box 2 (Old Box 3.7-8), Box 2 (Old Box 3.10-11), Box 2 (Old Box 3.14), Box 3 (Old Box 5.1-3), Box 3 (Old Box 5.6), Box 4 (Old Box 5.7), Box 4 (Old Box 5.10), Box 4 (Old Box 5.15), Box 4 (Old Box 6.1), Box 4 (Old Box 6.3-5), Box 4 (Old Box 6.7), Box 5 (Old Box 6.12), Box 5 (Old Box 7.1), Box 6 (Old Box 8.1), Box 6 (Old Box 8.5), Box 6 (Old Box 8.9-10), Box 6 (Old Box 8.12), Box 7 (Old Box 8.14), Box 7 (Old Box 8.16), Box 7 (Old Box 9.3), Box 7 (Old Box 9.17), Box 8 (Old Box 1.4)
Calcutta: Box 3 (Old Box 4.4)
Cambridge University (England): Box 8 (Old Box 1.2)
Campbell, Archibald Montgomery: Box 3 (Old Box 4.13)
Canton, ship: Box 7 (Old Box 9.6-7)
Caravan, brig: Box 2 (Old Box 3.11)
Caroline, ship: Box 2 (Old Box 3.3), Box 2 (Old Box 3.5-6)
Carpenter, ship: Box 3 (Old Box 4.13)
Central Wharf and Wet Dock Corporation (Boston): Box 6 (Old Box 8.3), Box 6 (Old Box 8.5), Box 6 (Old Box 8.7-8), Box 6 (Old Box 8.10-13), Box 7 (Old Box 8.14-16)
Chamberlain, John C.: Box 1 (Old Box 1.10), Box 1 (Old Box 1.13-14), Box 1 (Old Box 2.2)
Chantrey (Sir Francis Legatt), British painter and sculptor: Box 4 (Old Box 5.17)
China: Box 3 (Old Box 4.5), Box 7 (Old Box 8.14), Box 7 (Old Box 9.6)
Cochran, William: Box 6 (Old Box 8.6), Box 6 (Old Box 8.9), Box 7 (Old Box 8.16), Box 7 (Old Box 9.6-7)
Codman, Richard: Box 2 (Old Box 2.10)
Codman, William: Box 2 (Old Box 2.10), Box 2 (Old Box 3.10)
Columbia, ship: Box 2 (Old Box 3.6)
Columbian Sentinel: Box 4 (Old Box 6.1), Box 6 (Old Box 8.4), Box 6 (Old Box 8.9)
Columbine, ship: Box 3 (Old Box 4.4)
Coolidge, Cornelius: Box 2 (Old Box 3.11)
Corry, Isaac, Irish politician: Box 3 (Old Box 4.3)
Cotting, Uriah: Box 2 (Old Box 3.10-12), Box 2 (Old Box 3.15), Box 3 (Old Box 4.1-2), Box 3 (Old Box 4.4), Box 3 (Old Box 4.7-11), Box 3 (Old Box 4.14-15), Box 3 (Old Box 5.2), Box 3 (Old Box 5.5), Box 4 (Old Box 5.7-12), Box 4 (Old Box 5.14-18), Box 4 (Old Box 6.1-5), Box 4 (Old Box 6.8), Box 4 (Old Box 6.10), Box 5 (Old Box 6.13), Box 6 (Old Box 8.4), Box 6 (Old Box 8.6), Box 6 (Old Box 8.13), Box 7 (Old Box 8.14), Box 7 (Old Box 9.4), Box 7 (Old Box 9.19), Box 8 (Old Box 1.3)
Cotton manufacturing: Box 6 (Old Box 7.14), Box 6 (Old Box 7.19), Box 6 (Old Box 7.21), Box 6 (Old Box 8.1-2), Box 6 (Old Box 8.4), Box 6 (Old Box 8.6-7), Box 6 (Old Box 8.9-12), Box 7 (Old Box 8.15-16), Box 7 (Old Box 9.1-4), Box 8 (Old Box 1.1)
Courier, schooner: Box 2 (Old Box 3.7)
Cremer, Thomas & Adrian: Box 2 (Old Box 3.12), Box 3 (Old Box 4.10), Box 3 (Old Box 5.2), Box 3 (Old Box 5.6)
Crowninshield, Jacob: Box 3 (Old Box 4.13)
Cyrus, ship: Box 2 (Old Box 3.6)
Dana, Francis, Jr.: Box 2 (Old Box 3.6)
Davis, Isaac P.: Box 3 (Old Box 4.5), Box 3 (Old Box 5.2), Box 4 (Old Box 5.12), Box 4 (Old Box 5.14), Box 4 (Old Box 6.1-2), Box 4 (Old Box 6.5), Box 4 (Old Box 6.10), Box 5 (Old Box 7.10), Box 7 (Old Box 9.4)
Davis, Thomas: Box 2 (Old Box 3.5-9), Box 2 (Old Box 3.11), Box 8 (Old Box 1.1)
Day, Ramduloll: Box 2 (Old Box 3.4), Box 3 (Old Box 4.3), Box 3 (Old Box 5.2)
Deblois, Stephen: Box 6 (Old Box 8.1), Box 6 (Old Box 8.6), Box 6 (Old Box 8.8-9), Box 7 (Old Box 9.13)
Democratic Party: Box 4 (Old Box 5.12)
Derby, Elias H., Jr.: Box 1 (Old Box 2.6)
Derby, ship: Box 4 (Old Box 5.12)
Dexter, Samuel: Box 4 (Old Box 5.11)
Dutton, Elizabeth C.: Box 4 (Old Box 5.12), Box 5 (Old Box 6.11), Box 6 (Old Box 7.19), Box 7 (Old Box 9.7)
Dutton, Warren: Box 4 (Old Box 6.6), Box 5 (Old Box 6.15), Box 5 (Old Box 7.10), Box 6 (Old Box 7.19), Box 6 (Old Box 7.21), Box 6 (Old Box 8.11), Box 7 (Old Box 9.4), Box 7 (Old Box 9.7), Box 7 (Old Box 9.10-11), Box 7 (Old Box 9.14), Box 7 (Old Box 9.17)
Dwight, Edward: Box 6 (Old Box 8.11)
Edinburgh: Box 4 (Old Box 6.7), Box 5 (Old Box 7.7)
Eliot, Samuel: Box 6 (Old Box 8.4), Box 6 (Old Box 8.7), Box 6 (Old Box 8.9), Box 6 (Old Box 8.13)
Eliza, ship: Box 2 (Old Box 3.12), Box 3 (Old Box 4.3-5)
Ellis, Caleb: Box 3 (Old Box 5.6), Box 4 (Old Box 5.10)
Embargo: Box 4 (Old Box 5.10), Box 6 (Old Box 7.18)
England: Box 2 (Old Box 3.14), Box 3 (Old Box 4.1), Box 3 (Old Box 4.10), Box 4 (Old Box 6.6-7), Box 5 (Old Box 6.15-18), Box 5 (Old Box 7.1-2), Box 5 (Old Box 7.7-10)
Essex, ship: Box 2 (Old Box 3.12)
Essex Fire and Marine Insurance Company: Box 3 (Old Box 4.4-5)
Eunice, brig: Box 3 (Old Box 4.3)
Farrar, Timothy: Box 3 (Old Box 4.9)
First Church & Parish (Charlestown, Mass.): Box 7 (Old Box 9.7)
Fort Hill (Boston): Box 3 (Old Box 5.1), Box 4 (Old Box 5.8), Box 4 (Old Box 5.10), Box 4 (Old Box 6.10), Box 5 (Old Box 7.10)
France: Box 1 (Old Box 2.2-4), Box 1 (Old Box 2.6), Box 2 (Old Box 2.11), Box 3 (Old Box 4.1), Box 3 (Old Box 4.5-6), Box 3 (Old Box 4.11-13), Box 3 (Old Box 5.2-6), Box 8 (Old Box 1.1)
Francis I, Emperor (Austria): Box 3 (Old Box 5.6)
Francis, Ebenezer: Box 4 (Old Box 5.18), Box 4 (Old Box 6.1), Box 4 (Old Box 6.3), Box 6 (Old Box 8.2), Box 6 (Old Box 8.4-5), Box 6 (Old Box 8.7), Box 7 (Old Box 8.14), Box 7 (Old Box 9.13)
Frothingham, Ebenezer: Box 5 (Old Box 7.10), Box 6 (Old Box 7.15)
Gardner, Elizabeth Pickering: Box 4 (Old Box 5.10), Box 5 (Old Box 7.6), Box 6 (Old Box 8.2), Box 6 (Old Box 8.8), Box 6 (Old Box 8.10), Box 7 (Old Box 9.12-16
Gardner, John Lowell: Box 5 (Old Box 7.10-11)
Gardner, Mary Lowell: Box 5 (Old Box 7.10-11), Box 6 (Old Box 8.2), Box 6 (Old Box 8.10), Box 7 (Old Box 9.13), Box 7 (Old Box 9.15-16)
Gardner, Rebecca Russell: Box 2 (Old Box 3.12), Box 3 (Old Box 4.10), Box 4 (Old Box 6.9), Box 5 (Old Box 6.11), Box 5 (Old Box 6.14-15), Box 7 (Old Box 8.14), Box 7 (Old Box 9.7), Box 7 (Old Box 9.16)
Gardner, Samuel P.: Box 1 (Old Box 2.7), Box 2 (Old Box 3.1), Box 2 (Old Box 3.4), Box 2 (Old Box 3.6), Box 2 (Old Box 3.12), Box 3 (Old Box 4.6), Box 3 (Old Box 4.10), Box 3 (Old Box 4.14), Box 4 (Old Box 5.18), Box 4 (Old Box 6.4-9), Box 5 (Old Box 6.11-17), Box 5 (Old Box 7.4), Box 7 (Old Box 9.3-4), Box 7 (Old Box 9.6-11), Box 7 (Old Box 9.13-15), Box 7 (Old Box 9.17), Box 8 (Old Box 1.3)
Gardner, Sarah Russell: Box 7 (Old Box 9.13)
Ghent, Peace of (1815): Box 6 (Old Box 8.12)
Goddard, Nathaniel: Box 6 (Old Box 7.13-15)
Goodwin, Ozias: Box 3 (Old Box 4.11)
Gore, Christopher: Box 6 (Old Box 7.17-22), Box 6 (Old Box 8.1-13), Box 7 (Old Box 8.14-16), Box 7 (Old Box 9.1-3)
Gorham, Benjamin: Box 4 (Old Box 6.5), Box 5 (Old Box 6.12), Box 7 (Old Box 9.7), Box 7 (Old Box 9.10-12), Box 7 (Old Box 9.17)
Gorham, Susanna Cabot Lowell: Box 1 (Old Box 1.14), Box 2 (Old Box 3.10), Box 2 (Old Box 3.12), Box 3 (Old Box 4.10), Box 4 (Old Box 5.12), Box 4 (Old Box 6.9)
Gov. Gilman, ship: Box 3 (Old Box 4.4)
Gracie, Archibald: Box 6 (Old Box 7.13)
Grant, Anne: Box 4 (Old Box 6.7-8), Box 5 (Old Box 6.11-16), Box 5 (Old Box 6.18), Box 5 (Old Box 7.1-2), Box 5 (Old Box 7.5-7), Box 5 (Old Box 7.10-12), Box 7 (Old Box 9.17)
Grant, Mary: Box 5 (Old Box 6.13)
Hallowell and Augusta Bank: Box 7 (Old Box 9.3), Box 7 (Old Box 9.7)
Hamburg, Germany: Box 3 (Old Box 5.4)
Hammatt, Benjamin, Jr.: Box 2 (Old Box 3.1), Box 2 (Old Box 3.3), Box 3 (Old Box 4.14)
Hancock, John: Box 1 (Old Box 1.10), Box 1 (Old Box 1.14), Box 3 (Old Box 4.4), Box 3 (Old Box 4.10-11)
Hannah, brig: Box 2 (Old Box 3.1)
Harvard: Box 1 (Old Box 1.10-14), Box 3 (Old Box 4.11-12), Box 4 (Old Box 5.18), Box 4 (Old Box 6.1), Box 4 (Old Box 6.9), Box 6 (Old Box 8.4), Box 6 (Old Box 8.8)
Hastings, Jonathan: Box 3 (Old Box 4.9), Box 3 (Old Box 5.1), Box 3 (Old Box 5.3), Box 4 (Old Box 5.9)
Hero, sloop: Box 3 (Old Box 4.8)
Higginson, Henry: Box 5 (Old Box 6.17-18), Box 5 (Old Box 7.7), Box 7 (Old Box 9.6)
Higginson, John: Box 1 (Old Box 2.3)
Higginson, Stephen: Box 1 (Old Box 2.5)
Hinckley, David: Box 4 (Old Box 6.1), Box 6 (Old Box 7.14), Box 6 (Old Box 8.3)
Hinckley, Isaac: Box 7 (Old Box 9.2), Box 7 (Old Box 9.6), Box 7 (Old Box 9.7)
Hindu, brig: Box 7 (Old Box 9.6), Box 7 (Old Box 9.9)
Holland: Box 3 (Old Box 4.4)
Hottinguer & Company: Box 2 (Old Box 3.9), Box 2 (Old Box 3.11), Box 3 (Old Box 4.4), Box 3 (Old Box 4.6)
Hunt, Samuel: Box 1 (Old Box 2.4), Box 1 (Old Box 2.6), Box 7 (Old Box 9.18)
India: Box 2 (Old Box 3.4), Box 2 (Old Box 3.14), Box 3 (Old Box 4.3), Box 3 (Old Box 5.2), Box 5 (Old Box 6.15), Box 7 (Old Box 8.14), Box 7 (Old Box 9.6)
India Packet, ship: Box 2 (Old Box 3.12)
India Wharf (Boston): Box 3 (Old Box 4.7), Box 3 (Old Box 4.12-15), Box 3 (Old Box 5.3), Box 3 (Old Box 5.5-6), Box 4 (Old Box 5.7), Box 4 (Old Box 5.10), Box 4 (Old Box 5.14), Box 4 (Old Box 5.16), Box 4 (Old Box 5.17), Box 4 (Old Box 6.10)
Industry, ship: Box 3 (Old Box 5.2)
Italy: Box 3 (Old Box 4.8)
Jackson, Charles: Box 1 (Old Box 1.10-11), Box 1 (Old Box 1.14), Box 1 (Old Box 2.5-8), Box 2 (Old Box 2.9-12), Box 2 (Old Box 3.1), Box 2 (Old Box 3.6), Box 2 (Old Box 3.14), Box 3 (Old Box 4.1), Box 3 (Old Box 4.13), Box 3 (Old Box 5.2), Box 4 (Old Box 5.7), Box 4 (Old Box 5.9-10), Box 4 (Old Box 5.12), Box 4 (Old Box 5.13), Box 4 (Old Box 6.5), Box 5 (Old Box 7.6), Box 6 (Old Box 7.18), Box 6 (Old Box 8.1), Box 7 (Old Box 8.15-16), Box 7 (Old Box 9.1-2), Box 7 (Old Box 9.4), Box 7 (Old Box 9.6-12), Box 7 (Old Box 9.14), Box 7 (Old Box 9.17), Box 8 (Old Box 1.4)
Jackson, Henry: Box 2 (Old Box 3.6), Box 2 (Old Box 3.11), Box 2 (Old Box 3.14-15), Box 3 (Old Box 4.2), Box 3 (Old Box 4.5), Box 3 (Old Box 4.7), Box 3 (Old Box 4.9), Box 3 (Old Box 4.11), Box 3 (Old Box 4.14-15), Box 3 (Old Box 5.1), Box 3 (Old Box 5.4-6), Box 4 (Old Box 5.9-10), Box 4 (Old Box 6.1), Box 4 (Old Box 6.8), Box 4 (Old Box 6.10), Box 5 (Old Box 7.6), Box 6 (Old Box 8.1), Box 8 (Old Box 1.3)
Jackson, James: Box 2 (Old Box 2.12), Box 3 (Old Box 4.8), Box 3 (Old Box 5.3), Box 4 (Old Box 5.14), Box 4 (Old Box 6.1), Box 4 (Old Box 6.6), Box 5 (Old Box 6.12), Box 5 (Old Box 6.15), Box 5 (Old Box 7.6), Box 6 (Old Box 8.11), Box 7 (Old Box 8.15), Box 7 (Old Box 9.2), Box 7 (Old Box 9.4), Box 7 (Old Box 9.6)
Jackson, Jonathan: Box 2 (Old Box 3.14), Box 3 (Old Box 4.1), Box 5 (Old Box 7.6)
Jackson, Patrick Tracy: Box 3 (Old Box 4.7), Box 3 (Old Box 4.10-13), Box 3 (Old Box 5.2), Box 4 (Old Box 5.12), Box 4 (Old Box 5.14), Box 4 (Old Box 6.3-5), Box 4 (Old Box 6.9-10), Box 5 (Old Box 6.11-18), Box 5 (Old Box 7.1-2), Box 5 (Old Box 7.6), Box 6 (Old Box 7.14-15), Box 6 (Old Box 7.19-20), Box 6 (Old Box 8.2), Box 6 (Old Box 8.4-10), Box 6 (Old Box 8.12), Box 7 (Old Box 8.16), Box 7 (Old Box 9.2-9), Box 7 (Old Box 9.11), Box 7 (Old Box 9.13-15), Box 7 (Old Box 9.17)
James McInlay, schooner: Box 7 (Old Box 9.5)
Jones, Thomas K.: Box 2 (Old Box 3.5), Box 2 (Old Box 3.6), Box 3 (Old Box 4.15), Box 3 (Old Box 5.1)
Kennebec Purchase: Box 2 (Old Box 3.12), Box 3 (Old Box 5.3), Box 4 (Old Box 5.7), Box 4 (Old Box 5.17)
Lee, Francis: Box 4 (Old Box 5.18), Box 4 (Old Box 6.2), Box 4 (Old Box 6.5)
Lee, Henry: Box 3 (Old Box 4.4-5), Box 3 (Old Box 4.8), Box 4 (Old Box 5.11), Box 4 (Old Box 5.14), Box 4 (Old Box 5.18), Box 4 (Old Box 6.3), Box 5 (Old Box 6.12), Box 5 (Old Box 6.17), Box 6 (Old Box 8.5), Box 7 (Old Box 9.5)
Lee, Joseph: Box 1 (Old Box 2.8), Box 2 (Old Box 2.12), Box 2 (Old Box 3.3), Box 2 (Old Box 3.4-5), Box 2 (Old Box 3.7)
Lee, Joseph, Jr.: Box 2 (Old Box 2.11), Box 2 (Old Box 3.1), Box 2 (Old Box 3.3), Box 2 (Old Box 3.5-6), Box 3 (Old Box 4.2), Box 3 (Old Box 4.13), Box 3 (Old Box 4.15), Box 4 (Old Box 5.16), Box 4 (Old Box 6.10)
Lee, Mary Jackson: Box 4 (Old Box 5.13), Box 4 (Old Box 6.6-7), Box 5 (Old Box 6.11-13), Box 5 (Old Box 6.16), Box 5 (Old Box 7.2), Box 5 (Old Box 7.6)
Lee, Nathaniel Cabot: Box 1 (Old Box 2.5-8), Box 2 (Old Box 2.9-12), Box 2 (Old Box 3.1), Box 2 (Old Box 3.3-14), Box 3 (Old Box 4.1-5), Box 3 (Old Box 4.7-8), Box 3 (Old Box 4.10-13), Box 3 (Old Box 4.15), Box 3 (Old Box 5.1-4), Box 3 (Old Box 5.6), Box 4 (Old Box 5.7), Box 4 (Old Box 5.12-14), Box 4 (Old Box 5.17-18), Box 4 (Old Box 6.5)
Lee, Thomas, Jr.: Box 3 (Old Box 4.4), Box 3 (Old Box 4.8), Box 3 (Old Box 4.10-13), Box 3 (Old Box 5.6), Box 7 (Old Box 9.4)
Leghorn, Italy: Box 4 (Old Box 5.8)
Lincoln, Benjamin: Box 5 (Old Box 6.14)
Lincoln, Levi: Box 3 (Old Box 4.13)
Little Belt Affair (1811): Box 5 (Old Box 6.14)
Little James, brig: Box 3 (Old Box 4.15), Box 3 (Old Box 5.1)
Lively, schooner: Box 3 (Old Box 4.9), Box 3 (Old Box 4.11), Box 3 (Old Box 4.14)
Liverpool: Box 3 (Old Box 4.3), Box 5 (Old Box 7.7)
Livingston, Robert R.: Box 3 (Old Box 4.5)
Lloyd, James, Jr.: Box 3 (Old Box 4.7), Box 3 (Old Box 4.10-11), Box 3 (Old Box 4.13), Box 3 (Old Box 4.15), Box 3 (Old Box 5.1-2), Box 3 (Old Box 5.4-5), Box 4 (Old Box 5.8-9), Box 4 (Old Box 5.11-12), Box 4 (Old Box 5.14-15), Box 4 (Old Box 6.1), Box 4 (Old Box 6.5), Box 4 (Old Box 6.9-10)
London: Box 3 (Old Box 4.3)
Louisiana: Box 3 (Old Box 4.5)
Lovering, Joseph: Box 2 (Old Box 3.1), Box 3 (Old Box 4.1), Box 3 (Old Box 4.10), Box 3 (Old Box 4.15), Box 3 (Old Box 5.5)
Lovering, William, Jr.: Box 3 (Old Box 4.10), Box 4 (Old Box 5.9), Box 5 (Old Box 7.12)
Lowell, Anna Cabot: Box 1 (Old Box 1.14), Box 1 (Old Box 2.5), Box 2 (Old Box 2.10), Box 2 (Old Box 3.12), Box 3 (Old Box 4.10), Box 4 (Old Box 6.9), Box 5 (Old Box 6.11-12)
Lowell, Charles: Box 1 (Old Box 1.14), Box 1 (Old Box 2.5), Box 2 (Old Box 3.12), Box 3 (Old Box 4.3-4), Box 3 (Old Box 4.6), Box 3 (Old Box 4.8), Box 3 (Old Box 4.10), Box 3 (Old Box 4.15), Box 3 (Old Box 5.3), Box 4 (Old Box 5.9), Box 4 (Old Box 5.13), Box 4 (Old Box 6.8), Box 4 (Old Box 6.10), Box 5 (Old Box 6.12), Box 5 (Old Box 7.3), Box 7 (Old Box 8.14), Box 7 (Old Box 9.3), Box 7 (Old Box 9.7-8)
Lowell, Edward Jackson: Box 5 (Old Box 6.18), Box 5 (Old Box 7.1-5), Box 5 (Old Box 7.7), Box 6 (Old Box 8.3), Box 6 (Old Box 8.6), Box 6 (Old Box 8.12-13), Box 7 (Old Box 9.14), Box 7 (Old Box 9.17), Box 7 (Old Box 9.19), Box 8 (Old Box 1.5)
Lowell, Elizabeth Cutts: Box 2 (Old Box 3.9), Box 2 (Old Box 3.10), Box 2 (Old Box 3.12), Box 3 (Old Box 4.10)
Lowell, Francis Cabot II: Box 5 (Old Box 6.18), Box 5 (Old Box 7.1-5), Box 5 (Old Box 7.7), Box 6 (Old Box 8.3), Box 6 (Old Box 8.6), Box 6 (Old Box 8.13), Box 7 (Old Box 9.17-19)
Lowell, Hannah Jackson (Mrs. Francis Cabot Lowell): Box 2 (Old Box 2.11), Box 4 (Old Box 5.8), Box 4 (Old Box 5.10), Box 4 (Old Box 5.12-13), Box 4 (Old Box 6.6-7), Box 4 (Old Box 6.9), Box 5 (Old Box 6.11-18), Box 5 (Old Box 7.1-12), Box 6 (Old Box 7.17-19)
Lowell, John II: Box 1 (Old Box 1.8-10), Box 1 (Old Box 1.13), Box 1 (Old Box 2.1-2), Box 2 (Old Box 2.11), Box 2 (Old Box 3.9-10), Box 8 (Old Box 1.2-4)
Lowell, John III: Box 1 (Old Box 1.13), Box 1 (Old Box 2.4-5), Box 2 (Old Box 3.10), Box 2 (Old Box 3.12), Box 2 (Old Box 3.14), Box 3 (Old Box 4.1), Box 3 (Old Box 4.3), Box 3 (Old Box 4.6-15), Box 3 (Old Box 5.1-6), Box 4 (Old Box 5.9), Box 4 (Old Box 5.13), Box 4 (Old Box 6.3), Box 6 (Old Box 7.15), Box 6 (Old Box 8.11), Box 7 (Old Box 8.14), Box 7 (Old Box 9.4), Box 7 (Old Box 9.6-7), Box 7 (Old Box 9.14), Box 7 (Old Box 9.15), Box 8 (Old Box 1.3)
Lowell, John IV: Box 6 (Old Box 8.8), Box 7 (Old Box 9.14)
Lowell, John A.: Box 7 (Old Box 9.17)
Lowell, Rebecca Russell Tyng: Box 1 (Old Box 1.14), Box 1 (Old Box 2.3), Box 2 (Old Box 3.10), Box 2 (Old Box 3.12-13), Box 3 (Old Box 4.1), Box 3 (Old Box 4.3), Box 3 (Old Box 4.6-7), Box 3 (Old Box 4.10), Box 3 (Old Box 5.1), Box 4 (Old Box 5.9), Box 4 (Old Box 5.14), Box 4 (Old Box 6.5-6), Box 5 (Old Box 6.11-12), Box 5 (Old Box 6.15), Box 5 (Old Box 7.1), Box 7 (Old Box 8.14), Box 7 (Old Box 8.15), Box 7 (Old Box 9.2-3), Box 7 (Old Box 9.7), Box 7 (Old Box 9.17)
Lowell, Samuel: Box 5 (Old Box 7.7), Box 6 (Old Box 8.5), Box 6 (Old Box 8.10), Box 7 (Old Box 9.3)
Lowell, Sarah Champney: Box 2 (Old Box 3.9-10), Box 3 (Old Box 4.10), Box 5 (Old Box 6.11), Box 7 (Old Box 8.14), Box 7 (Old Box 9.7)
Lowell, Susan C.: Box 4 (Old Box 6.7), Box 7 (Old Box 9.14), Box 7 (Old Box 9.17)
Lowell, Susanna Cabot: Box 1 (Old Box 1.14), Box 2 (Old Box 3.10), Box 2 (Old Box 3.12), Box 3 (Old Box 4.10)
Luce, Daniel: Box 4 (Old Box 5.11), Box 4 (Old Box 5.13), Box 5 (Old Box 6.12), Box 5 (Old Box 7.7)
Lyman, Theodore: Box 5 (Old Box 7.7), Box 6 (Old Box 7.16-17)
Mackay, Mungo: Box 2 (Old Box 3.7), Box 3 (Old Box 5.1), Box 4 (Old Box 6.10)
Madison, James: Box 2 (Old Box 3.9)
Makepeace, Royal: Box 3 (Old Box 4.5), Box 4 (Old Box 6.3), Box 4 (Old Box 6.9), Box 5 (Old Box 6.15-16), Box 6 (Old Box 8.11-12)
Mandarin, ship: Box 3 (Old Box 4.8)
Manila: Box 4 (Old Box 5.10)
Marcellus, ship: Box 7 (Old Box 8.14), Box 7 (Old Box 9.1), Box 7 (Old Box 9.4-5), Box 7 (Old Box 9.7), Box 7 (Old Box 9.9)
Mason, Jeremiah: Box 2 (Old Box 2.9), Box 4 (Old Box 6.5)
Massachusetts File Manufacturing Company: Box 6 (Old Box 7.19-20), Box 7 (Old Box 9.4)
Massachusetts Fire and Marine Insurance Company: Box 2 (Old Box 3.2), Box 2 (Old Box 3.10), Box 3 (Old Box 4.2-3), Box 3 (Old Box 4.5)
Massachusetts General Hospital: Box 7 (Old Box 9.2)
Merchants Bank (New York): Box 6 (Old Box 7.22)
Milton, schooner: Box 2 (Old Box 2.11)
Minerva, ship: Box 2 (Old Box 3.9)
Monroe, James: Box 3 (Old Box 4.13)
Moody, Paul: Box 6 (Old Box 8.7)
Naples: Box 3 (Old Box 4.8)
Nelson, Horatio, British naval hero: Box 2 (Old Box 2.11)
Neutrality, brig: Box 2 (Old Box 3.8)
New England Bank: Box 5 (Old Box 7.10-11), Box 6 (Old Box 7.13-16), Box 6 (Old Box 8.11), Box 8 (Old Box 1.1)
New-England Marine Insurance Company: Box 3 (Old Box 4.5), Box 3 (Old Box 4.11)
New England Palladium: Box 7 (Old Box 9.5)
New South Meeting-House Society (Boston): Box 3 (Old Box 4.14), Box 4 (Old Box 6.2)
Non-Intercourse Act (1809): Box 5 (Old Box 6.11)
Oliver, William: Box 1 (Old Box 2.7), Box 2 (Old Box 3.1-3)
Otis, Harrison Gray: Box 3 (Old Box 4.11), Box 3 (Old Box 4.15), Box 3 (Old Box 5.1), Box 3 (Old Box 5.4), Box 4 (Old Box 5.8), Box 4 (Old Box 5.11), Box 4 (Old Box 6.10), Box 6 (Old Box 8.8), Box 7 (Old Box 8.14)
Otis, Sally Foster: Box 4 (Old Box 5.8)
Oxnard, Henry: Box 7 (Old Box 8.14), Box 7 (Old Box 9.1), Box 7 (Old Box 9.4-5), Box 7 (Old Box 9.7), Box 7 (Old Box 9.9)
Packet, ship: Box 3 (Old Box 5.5)
Parkman, Samuel, Jr.: Box 7 (Old Box 8.16)
Peck, William D.: Box 5 (Old Box 7.7)
Pemberton, John: Box 3 (Old Box 4.10), Box 3 (Old Box 4.12), Box 3 (Old Box 4.15)
Perkins, J & T. H.: Box 6 (Old Box 7.13)
Perkins, Thomas H.: Box 6 (Old Box 7.13), Box 7 (Old Box 9.2)
Perseverance, ship: Box 2 (Old Box 3.2)
Phillips Academy (Andover, Mass.): Box 1 (Old Box 1.10), Box 6 (Old Box 8.3), Box 6 (Old Box 8.6), Box 6 (Old Box 8.13), Box 7 (Old Box 8.15)
Pickman, Benjamin, Jr.: Box 2 (Old Box 3.1), Box 3 (Old Box 4.9-10), Box 3 (Old Box 5.2), Box 5 (Old Box 7.10)
Pilgrim, ship: Box 3 (Old Box 4.11)
Pinckney, Charles: Box 3 (Old Box 4.5)
Pitt, William, British statesman: Box 3 (Old Box 4.3)
Polly, ship: Box 2 (Old Box 3.6)
Popham, Sir Home Riggs, British rear-admiral: Box 3 (Old Box 4.3)
Preble, Eben: Box 2 (Old Box 2.9), Box 2 (Old Box 3.3-6), Box 4 (Old Box 6.10)
Preble, Edward: Box 3 (Old Box 4.8)
Prescott, William: Box 2 (Old Box 3.8)
Pressburg, Treaty of (1805): Box 3 (Old Box 5.6)
Quincy, Josiah: Box 3 (Old Box 4.12)
Rambler, brig: Box 3 (Old Box 4.15)
Remsen, Peter: Box 3 (Old Box 5.2-3), Box 4 (Old Box 5.13), Box 6 (Old Box 7.16-18), Box 6 (Old Box 8.2), Box 6 (Old Box 8.4), Box 6 (Old Box 8.8), Box 6 (Old Box 8.11), Box 7 (Old Box 9.5), Box 7 (Old Box 9.9)
Rich, Benjamin: Box 6 (Old Box 8.2), Box 6 (Old Box 8.4), Box 6 (Old Box 8.7)
Ripley, Ezra: Box 3 (Old Box 5.1), Box 3 (Old Box 5.2)
Rogers, Nathaniel L.: Box 6 (Old Box 8.12), Box 7 (Old Box 9.1)
Rome: Box 3 (Old Box 4.10)
Ropes, Joseph: Box 1 (Old Box 1.6)
Rotterdam: Box 2 (Old Box 3.7), Box 2 (Old Box 3.13), Box 2 (Old Box 3.14), Box 3 (Old Box 4.1), Box 3 (Old Box 4.10), Box 3 (Old Box 5.3), Box 7 (Old Box 9.5)
Rouen, France: Box 2 (Old Box 3.11)
Roulstone's Riding School: Box 4 (Old Box 5.18)
Roxbury, Mass.: Box 6 (Old Box 8.6)
Russell, Benjamin: Box 4 (Old Box 5.9), Box 4 (Old Box 6.1), Box 6 (Old Box 8.4), Box 6 (Old Box 8.9)
Russell, James: Box 1 (Old Box 2.4), Box 1 (Old Box 2.6), Box 2 (Old Box 2.12), Box 5 (Old Box 6.11), Box 5 (Old Box 6.16-17), Box 5 (Old Box 7.4), Box 5 (Old Box 7.6)
Russia: Box 3 (Old Box 5.4-6)
Ruthy, schooner: Box 2 (Old Box 3.7)
Salem Marine Insurance Company: Box 2 (Old Box 3.5), Box 3 (Old Box 4.4), Box 3 (Old Box 4.8), Box 3 (Old Box 4.12)
Sally, schooner: Box 2 (Old Box 3.12), Box 3 (Old Box 4.2), Box 3 (Old Box 4.13), Box 3 (Old Box 5.2)
Sanger, Zedekiah: Box 1 (Old Box 1.13-14), Box 4 (Old Box 5.14)
Sargent, Charles L.: Box 4 (Old Box 5.18), Box 4 (Old Box 6.1), Box 6 (Old Box 8.10)
Sargent, Epes: Box 2 (Old Box 3.12), Box 3 (Old Box 4.3-5), Box 3 (Old Box 4.8), Box 3 (Old Box 4.13), Box 3 (Old Box 5.3)
Scotland: Box 3 (Old Box 4.8), Box 4 (Old Box 5.18), Box 4 (Old Box 6.6-10), Box 5 (Old Box 6.11-15), Box 5 (Old Box 7.1-2), Box 5 (Old Box 7.5-8), Box 5 (Old Box 7.10-12)
Sewall, Jonathan: Box 1 (Old Box 1.6)
Sewall, Stephen: Box 1 (Old Box 1.6)
Shaw, Robert Gould: Box 6 (Old Box 7.13)
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, British writer, statesman: Box 3 (Old Box 4.3)
Siddons, Sarah, British actress: Box 5 (Old Box 6.14)
Silliman, Benjamin: Box 4 (Old Box 5.15)
Silsbee, Nathaniel: Box 1 (Old Box 2.1)
Soley, Hannah Louisa C.: Box 7 (Old Box 9.17)
Soley, John: Box 7 (Old Box 9.13), Box 7 (Old Box 9.17)
Soley, Mary R.: Box 7 (Old Box 9.17)
Soley, Rebecca Tyng: Box 7 (Old Box 9.17)
Somerset Place: Box 3 (Old Box 5.5)
Spartan, ship: Box 2 (Old Box 3.9)
Sprague, Matthew: Box 6 (Old Box 8.4-6), Box 6 (Old Box 8.8), Box 6 (Old Box 8.10), Box 6 (Old Box 8.13), Box 7 (Old Box 8.15)
Stewart, Dugald, Scottish philosopher: Box 4 (Old Box 6.9)
Stille, John, Jr.: Box 3 (Old Box 4.9-10), Box 8 (Old Box 1.3)
Sturgis, William: Box 5 (Old Box 7.11)
Success, brig: Box 2 (Old Box 3.7)
Suffolk, ship: Box 7 (Old Box 9.6), Box 7 (Old Box 9.7)
Suffolk Bank: Box 7 (Old Box 9.12)
Suffolk Insurance Company: Box 2 (Old Box 3.12), Box 3 (Old Box 4.3-5), Box 3 (Old Box 4.8), Box 3 (Old Box 4.13), Box 3 (Old Box 5.3)
Swett, Benjamin: Box 3 (Old Box 4.5), Box 3 (Old Box 4.7), Box 3 (Old Box 4.11), Box 3 (Old Box 4.13-15), Box 3 (Old Box 5.1)
Tamerlane, ship: Box 2 (Old Box 3.8)
Tariff of 1816: Box 6 (Old Box 8.11)
Thomas Russel, ship: Box 2 (Old Box 3.6)
Thorndike, Augustus: Box 5 (Old Box 6.11)
Thorndike, Israel: Box 2 (Old Box 2.11), Box 2 (Old Box 3.12), Box 7 (Old Box 8.14)
Thwing, Mary: Box 3 (Old Box 4.11), Box 3 (Old Box 4.14-15), Box 3 (Old Box 5.1), Box 3 (Old Box 5.5)
Tracy, John, Jr.: Box 3 (Old Box 4.11), Box 3 (Old Box 4.15), Box 3 (Old Box 5.5-6), Box 4 (Old Box 5.10), Box 5 (Old Box 7.12)
Tracy, Nathaniel: Box 4 (Old Box 5.18)
Traveller, brig: Box 2 (Old Box 3.5), Box 2 (Old Box 3.8)
Tucker, Alanson: Box 4 (Old Box 6.1), Box 6 (Old Box 8.9)
Tuckerman, Edward: Box 7 (Old Box 9.17)
Union, ship: Box 2 (Old Box 3.8)
Union Canal Lottery: Box 6 (Old Box 8.7-8)
Urania, ship: Box 3 (Old Box 4.12)
Vaughan, Charles: Box 2 (Old Box 2.12), Box 3 (Old Box 4.15), Box 3 (Old Box 5.2-3), Box 4 (Old Box 5.8), Box 4 (Old Box 5.11), Box 4 (Old Box 5.14), Box 4 (Old Box 5.16-17), Box 6 (Old Box 7.17), Box 6 (Old Box 7.22), Box 6 (Old Box 8.1), Box 6 (Old Box 8.3), Box 6 (Old Box 8.12), Box 7 (Old Box 9.8)
Vaughan, William Oliver: Box 6 (Old Box 8.2), Box 7 (Old Box 9.3), Box 7 (Old Box 9.7), Box 7 (Old Box 9.9)
Vesuvius, Mount: Box 3 (Old Box 4.8)
Victory, ship: Box 3 (Old Box 4.2)
War of the 3rd Coalition (1805): Box 3 (Old Box 5.4-6)
Washington, brig: Box 3 (Old Box 4.5)
Welles, Arnold, Jr.: Box 2 (Old Box 3.2), Box 2 (Old Box 3.10), Box 3 (Old Box 4.2-3), Box 3 (Old Box 4.5)
Wendell, Oliver: Box 4 (Old Box 6.3), Box 4 (Old Box 6.10)
West, Peter: Box 2 (Old Box 3.12), Box 3 (Old Box 4.2-3), Box 3 (Old Box 4.12), Box 3 (Old Box 5.5), Box 4 (Old Box 5.11), Box 4 (Old Box 5.13), Box 4 (Old Box 5.17), Box 4 (Old Box 5.18), Box 5 (Old Box 7.11), Box 6 (Old Box 7.13), Box 6 (Old Box 7.20), Box 6 (Old Box 8.2), Box 7 (Old Box 8.14), Box 7 (Old Box 8.15), Box 8 (Old Box 1.1)
West-Boston Meeting House: Box 4 (Old Box 6.1-2), Box 6 (Old Box 7.22), Box 6 (Old Box 8.5), Box 6 (Old Box 8.7), Box 6 (Old Box 8.13), Box 7 (Old Box 8.15)
Whitwell, Benjamin: Box 2 (Old Box 2.11)
Wigglesworth, Thomas: Box 1 (Old Box 1.13), Box 3 (Old Box 4.14), Box 7 (Old Box 8.14)
Willard, Joseph: Box 1 (Old Box 1.10)
Willard, Samuel: Box 3 (Old Box 5.6), Box 4 (Old Box 5.9)
William, ship: Box 7 (Old Box 9.2)
Williams, Samuel: Box 2 (Old Box 3.7), Box 3 (Old Box 5.3-4), Box 3 (Old Box 5.6), Box 4 (Old Box 5.7), Box 4 (Old Box 5.14), Box 5 (Old Box 6.17-18), Box 7 (Old Box 9.3), Box 7 (Old Box 9.11-12), Box 8 (Old Box 1.3)
Williams, Timothy: Box 2 (Old Box 3.3), Box 2 (Old Box 3.5-7), Box 2 (Old Box 3.10), Box 3 (Old Box 4.1-2), Box 3 (Old Box 4.12), Box 3 (Old Box 5.5)
Wilson, Elizabeth: Box 5 (Old Box 6.16)
Wilson, Henry C. R.: Box 5 (Old Box 6.16)
Wilson, Isaac: Box 6 (Old Box 8.4), Box 6 (Old Box 8.7)
Wilson, Janet: Box 5 (Old Box 6.14-15), Box 5 (Old Box 6.17-18), Box 5 (Old Box 7.1-5), Box 6 (Old Box 7.17-18), Box 6 (Old Box 8.3)
Wilson, Lillian: Box 5 (Old Box 6.16), Box 6 (Old Box 7.17)
Wilson, Marian: Box 5 (Old Box 7.5)
Windham, William, British statesman: Box 3 (Old Box 4.3)
Yorke, Philip, third Earl of Hardwicke: Box 3 (Old Box 4.3)

Preferred Citation

Francis Cabot Lowell (1775-1817) papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in ABIGAIL, the online catalog of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Researchers desiring materials about related persons, organizations, or subjects should search the catalog using these headings.

Persons:

Cabot, William, 1752-1828.
Gardner, Elizabeth P.
Gardner, Samuel P.
Grant, Anne MacVicar, 1755-1838.
Jackson, P. T. (Patrick Tracy), 1780-1847.
Lee, Henry, 1782-1867.
Lee, Mary Jackson, 1783-1860.
Lowell, Francis C. (Francis Cabot), 1803-1874.
Lowell, Hannah Jackson, 1776-1815.
Lowell, John, 1769-1840.

Organizations:

Harvard University.

Subjects:

Account books.
Boston (Mass.)--Social life and customs--19th century.
Europe--Description and travel--1800-1918.
Europe--History--1789-1815.
Great Britain--Politics and government--1800-1837.
Manufactures--19th century.
United States--Economic conditions--To 1865.
United States--History--1783-1865.
United States--History--War of 1812.

Materials Removed from the Collection

Photographs from this collection have been removed to the MHS Photo Archives. See separate descriptions of daguerreotypes (Photos. 1.237a-241 and 1.312-313) and ambrotypes (Photos. 2.100-101), which are stored in the MHS Photo Archives by format.