Guide to the Collection
The Amory family papers, 1697-1894, consist of personal correspondence, merchant and shipping business records, family financial records, writings and research notes, diaries, estate papers, and genealogical information of the multi-generational and interrelated Amory, Sullivan, and Coffin families of Boston, Mass.
Arranged by generation
Thomas Amory (1682-1728)
Thomas Amory was born in Ireland in 1682, the son of Jonathan and Rebecca Houston Amory. His parents removed to Barbados and then to South Carolina after Rebecca's death around 1685. In 1696, Thomas and his sister Anne were sent to England to be educated. Upon the death of his father, Thomas was placed under the care of his uncle Thomas Amory. He entered Nicholas Oursel's counting house and was sent to the Azores as a supercargo. In 1719 he moved to Boston and married Rebecca Holmes (1701-1770), daughter of Francis and Rebecca Holmes in 1721. He bought lands in the south end of Boston, built warehouses and wharves, bought tracks of land in Carolina, the Azores, and Maine. He died in 1728 leaving his widow, two daughters, and three sons.
Thomas Amory (1722-1784)
Thomas Amory was born 23 April 1722, the eldest son of Thomas and Rebecca (Holmes) Amory. He entered the Boston Latin School in 1735 and graduated from Harvard in 1741. He was a merchant by trade, but also ran a distillery inherited from his father and grandfather. Thomas married his cousin Elizabeth Coffin, whose family was Loyalist, in 1764, and they had nine children. During the siege of Boston, Thomas was first moved to Waltham for two months, but then returned to Boston and continued in trade with his brothers until his death in 1784.
Elizabeth Coffin Amory (1743-1823)
Elizabeth Coffin Amory was the daughter of John Coffin, Loyalist and distiller of Boston who removed to Quebec during the evacuation of Boston in 1776. She married Thomas Amory in 1764; they had nine children.
Jonathan Amory (1726-1797)
The second oldest son of Thomas and Rebecca Holmes, Jonathan was born on 19 December 1726 in Boston. He married Abigail Taylor, brother of future business partner and Loyalist Joseph Taylor, but did not have any children. He was a merchant by trade and was a partner with his brother, John Amory in the merchant house J. & J. Amory, which in 1769 became Amory's and Taylor, and then Amory, Taylor and Rogers in 1772. He built a house at the corner of Temple and Washington Streets and when he died in 1797 he his entire estate was left to his younger brother John.
John Amory (1728-1803)
The third oldest son of Thomas and Rebecca Holmes, John was born 1728 in Boston. He married Catherine Greene, daughter of Katharine Stanbridge and Rufus Greene, and they had nine children. He was a merchant by trade and was a partner with his brother Jonathan Amory in the merchant house J. & J. Amory (later Amory's and Taylor, and Amory, Taylor and Rogers). He also owned a distillery and a wharf. In May of 1775, John and his wife Catherine Greene left for England, leaving Jonathan in charge of the business. His children were under the care of both his brother Jonathan and sister Elizabeth Amory Payne. While in England his wife died. His name was placed on the banishment act list and he was not permitted to return to Boston after the war. He lived in England and Brussels during the war, Providence, R.I. for a period of time after the war, and was eventually allowed to return to Boston. He lived in Rufus Greene's house until his death in 1803.
John Amory (1759-1832)
The eldest son of John and Catherine (Greene) Amory, John Amory, Jr. was born in 1759 in Boston, Mass. He was a store keeper by trade in partnership with his brother Thomas in the merchant firm John and Thomas Amory at 41 Marlboro Street. He married Catherine Willard in 1792 and had one child. He was referred to as "Newbury-Street John." He died in Boston in 1832.
Thomas Amory (1762-1823)
The third oldest son of John and Catherine (Greene) Amory, Thomas Amory was born in 1762. He was a store-keeper and in partnership with his brother John Amory in the firm John and Thomas Amory at 41 Marlboro Street. He married Elizabeth Bowen in 1799 and they had eight children. He was referred to as "English Tom." He died in Roxbury in 1823.
Thomas C. Amory, Jr. (1767-1812)
The eldest son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Coffin) Amory, Thomas was born in 1767 in Boston. He married Hannah R. Linzee, daughter of ¬¬Captain John Linzee commander of the British sloop of war Falcon during the Battle of Bunker Hill. While his father was abroad during the Revolution, he worked with his cousin William Payne in the merchant house Payne and Amory. After 1800 he was in partnership with his brother Jonathan in the successful merchant house Jonathan and Thomas Amory and Company.
Jonathan Amory tertius (1770-1828)
The second eldest son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Coffin) Amory, Jonathan tertius was born in 1770. His first marriage was to Ann Wyer, but she died rather young. He remarried Mehitable (Sullivan) Cutler, the widow of his business partner James Cutler in 1801. She was the daughter of Mehitable and Gov. James Sullivan. After graduating from Harvard in 1778, Jonathan entered J & J Amory, the counting house of his uncle Jonathan (1726-1797). He then was in partnership with James Cutler in Cutler and Amory until Cutler's death in 1799. Afterward, he was in partnership with his brother Thomas C. Amory, Jr. in the merchant house Jonathan and Thomas Amory and Company. He was sometimes referred to as "good Jonathan."
Thomas Coffin Amory (1812-1889)
The youngest son of Jonathan and Mehitable Sullivan Cutler Amory, Thomas Coffin Amory was born in 1812. He graduated from Harvard in 1830 and became a member of the Boston bar in 1834 and served in the municipal government of Boston as an alderman. He was a lawyer, historian, and genealogist who wrote numerous works on subjects including Irish history, the poor of Boston, topics related to the Revolution, and a biography of his grandfather, James Sullivan, entitled The Life of Gov. Sullivan (1859). His family research and writings make up the bulk on this collection.
James Cutler (1767-1799)
James Cutler was born in Boston in 1767 to John and Mary Clark Cutler. He married Mehitable Sullivan, the daughter of Gov. James Sullivan in 1793. He was in business with Jonathan Amory tertius in the merchant house of Cutler and Amory until his death in 1799.
Samuel Rogers (1746-1804)
Samuel Rogers was born in Littleton, Mass., to the Rev. Daniel and Elizabeth Ruggles Dummer Rogers in 1746. After graduating from Harvard in 1765, he moved to Boston and became a commission merchant but didn't fare very well. In 1772, be became a partner in the merchant house Amory, Taylor & Rogers. A Loyalist, he evacuated to Nova Scotia in 1776. He lived in London and acted as a Loyalist claims agent before returning to Boston in 1803. He died there in 1804.
Joseph Taylor (1746-1816)
The fourth son of Colonel William and Faith Winslow Taylor, Joseph Taylor was born in Boston in 1746. He graduated from Harvard in 1765 and kept the Latin School at Westborough until January 1770 when he removed to Boston and became a partner in Amory, Taylor & Rogers. His sister Abigail Taylor married business partner Jonathan Amory. He sailed for England as an agent in 1772 and remained there through the Revolution. He died in Boston in 1816.
Merchant house lineage
J. & J. Amory
J. & J. Amory was the merchant firm of brothers Jonathan (1726-1797) and John Amory (1728-1803), sons of Thomas Amory (1682-1728). The firm is believed to be opened before 1757 and was located in Dock Square before it was removed to King Street, below the townhouse.
Amory's and Taylor
Amory's and Taylor was the merchant firm of brothers Jonathan and John Amory and Joseph Taylor, which began in 1769. The firm was originally J. & J. Amory.
Amory, Taylor & Rogers
The merchant firm of Amory, Taylor, and Rogers began in 1770 when Samuel Rogers became a partner with Jonathan and John Amory. When the Revolution began, John Amory, Joseph Taylor, and Samuel Rogers fled the country leaving Jonathan Amory in charge. John Amory returned upon the conclusion of the war at which time the firm name changed to Jonathan and John Amory.
John and Jonathan Amory and Company
In 1783, Jonathan and John Amory dissolved their partnership with Samuel Rogers and Joseph Taylor and resumed their importing merchant business in Boston. It is believed this firm as dissolved upon the death of Jonathan Amory (1728-1797).
John and Thomas Amory
John and Thomas Amory was the merchant firm of brothers John (1759-1832) and Thomas (1762-1823), sons of John Amory (1728-1803). While their father was in exile in England during the Revolution, their uncle Jonathan (1726-1797) set them up in business. Their firm dissolved in 1797. The store was located at 41 Marlboro Street in Boston. John Amory was sometimes referred to as "Newbury Street John" and Thomas was sometimes referred to as "English Tom."
Cutler and Amory
Jonathan Amory tertius (1770-1828) and James Cutler (1767-1799) were principles in the importing and merchant dry goods firm Cutler and Amory, which began sometime after the Revolution in 1783 and was dissolved upon the early death of James Cutler in 1799. Amory conducted business out of the Boston office, while Cutler acquired goods abroad and shipped them back to Boston to be sold.
Jonathan and Thomas Amory and Company
After the death of James Cutler, Jonathan Amory tertius (1770-1828) and his brother Thomas C. Amory, Jr. (1767-1812) were principles in the merchant firm Jonathan and Thomas Amory and Company, which began sometime after 1800. The shop was located on India Wharf.
The Amory family papers, 1697-1894, consist of business, estate, and personal papers of the Amory family and related Coffin and Sullivan families of Boston, Mass. Business papers pertain to the multi-generational family merchant establishments John and Jonathan Amory; Amory, Taylor, and Rogers; Cutler and Amory; and Jonathan and Thomas Amory and Company. Included in the collection are correspondence, shipping papers, estate inventories, wastebooks, account books, cash books, invoices, letterbooks, bills, and receipts.
Personal family papers pertain to Thomas Amory (1682-1728), Thomas Amory (1722-1784), Rebekah Holmes Amory, Elizabeth Coffin Amory; Jonathan Amory (1726-1797), John Amory (1728-1803), Jonathan Amory tertius (1770-1828), Thomas C. Amory, Jr. (1767-1812), James Cutler, Mehitible Sullivan Cutler Amory, Thomas Coffin Amory (1812-1889), and members of the Amory, Coffin, Sullivan, Austin, and Deblois families. The collection includes extensive papers detailing family trusts and the division of estates; descriptions of family real estate holdings; wills and deeds; account books; commonplace-books; and newspaper clippings; and diaries of Mehitible Sullivan Cutler Amory and Thomas Coffin Amory. Family correspondence includes letters written from John Coffin to his daughter Elizabeth Coffin Amory; James Sullivan to his daughter Mehitable Sullivan Cutler Amory; and Civil War letters written by Thomas J.C. Amory and Charles B. Amory to their father Jonathan Amory and uncle James S. Amory. The writings of Thomas Coffin Amory (1812-1889) make up the bulk of the collection. His writings include poetry, rough drafts of his books, and lectures given on various topics. Some of these topics include Irish history, the poor of Boston, old houses and architecture in New England, specific persons including George Washington Warren, Sir Isaac Coffin, John Winthrop, Gov. James Sullivan, and Gen. John Sullivan.
Also included are copied transcriptions of materials, of which the location is unknown, including letters of Amory family descendants, John and Jonathan Amory, Gen. John Sullivan, Gov. James Sullivan. Also includes extensive genealogy of the Amory family, including 19th century transcriptions of early family papers and correspondence; material gathered in Europe in 1871; genealogical notes; a biography of Amory, Sullivan, and Coffin family members; and a diagram of the Amory family tree (in Box OS 5).
Gift of the descendants of Hugh Amory, in memory of Thomas Coffin Amory, December 1902.
Detailed Description of the Collection
I. Business papers, 1710-1890
Series one consists of loose and bound business papers of the Boston, Mass. merchant establishments Jonathan and John Amory; Amory, Taylor, and Rogers; Cutler and Amory; and Thomas and Jonathan Amory & Company from 1710-1890. Materials related to J. & J. Amory and Amory, Taylor, and Rogers are of particular importance as they document the struggle Boston merchants had with the Stamp Act, British taxation, non-importation, and parliamentary encroachments on the colonies and trade.
A. Loose business papers, 1752-1890
Loose business papers of Amory family merchant houses and importing businesses, 1752-1890, consist of correspondence, accounts, receipts, and transactions with English, French, and Massachusetts merchants including Samuel Whittemore, Enoch Greenleaf, Katherine Codman, Obadiah Curtis, Cotton Tufts, Matthew Mansfield, John Rowe, Charles Bullfinch, Harrison & Ansley, and Forsyth, Smith & Company. Included are insurance policies written by the New England Marine Insurance Company. Also contains correspondence between Amory family members and business associates including Thomas Amory, John Amory, Jonathan Amory, Thomas C. Amory, Jr., Jonathan Amory tertius, John Amory, and James Cutler. The loose papers were originally tipped into larger volumes; they have been removed for preservation purposes and are arranged chronologically. Materials removed from bound volume #14 consisting of ship and shipping information are also located here.
1803-1890 and undated
B. Bound business volumes, 1710-1846
Bound business papers of Amory family merchant houses and importing businesses from 1710-1846 include account books, ledgers, wastebooks, cashbooks, invoice books, and journals. Also included are miscellaneous wastebooks and account books kept by unidentified merchants. Business transactions with merchants both local and from areas outside of Boston include Samuel Whittemore, Enoch Greenleaf, Katherine Codman, Obadiah Curtis, Cotton Tufts, Matthew Mansfield, and John Rowe.
1. Jonathan and John Amory (J. & J. Amory), 1765-1768, 1784-1789
The counting house and dry goods importing firm of J. & J. Amory owned by brothers Jonathan and John Amory opened in 1757 with an office at Dock Square in Boston and in 1761 another office in Salem, Mass. In 1769, Joseph Taylor entered the partnership, bringing an end to J. & J. Amory. It was succeeded by Amory's & Taylor.
Wastebook, 1 October 1765-13 October 1766
Wastebook, 22 April-30 November 1768
Wastebook, 1 May 1784-April 1789
2. Amory, Taylor, & Rogers, 1769-1784
The business records of Boston-based merchant establishment Amory, Taylor, and Rogers--principles Jonathan Amory, John Amory, Joseph Taylor, and Samuel Rogers--date from 1769-1783. In 1769, Jonathan and John Amory took on Joseph Taylor as a partner, briefly forming the merchant importing house of Amory's and Taylor. In 1770, Samuel Rogers came on board, changing the name to Amory, Taylor, and Rogers. With the evacuation of Boston in 1776, Loyalists John Amory, Joseph Taylor, and Samuel Rogers fled America leaving Jonathan Amory in charge of the merchant house. At the end of the Revolution, Jonathan and John Amory resumed business without Joseph Taylor and Samuel Rogers, at which point they became Jonathan and John Amory and Company. See Jonathan and John Amory above. Jonathan Amory tertius was employed at Jonathan and John Amory and Company in his teenage years. Records include journals, wastebooks, account books noting business transactions, credits, and the importation of dry goods for wholesale to New England merchants, particularly cloth; and letterbooks containing business correspondence about imports and the shipment of goods from Europe to Boston for resale.
Account book, 1 May 1769-15 August 1771
Wastebook, July 1770-31 December 1771
Wastebook, 3 April-7 November 1771
Journal, 22 January 1772-1 May 1784
Wastebook, 22 January-4 November 1772
Wastebook, 4 November 1772-8 June 1773
Wastebook, 9 June-15 November 1773
Wastebook, 16 November 1773-31 August 1774
Wastebook, 1 September 1774-19 March 1784
Wastebook, 29 September 1774-24 May 1777
3. John and Thomas Amory and Company, 1778-1795
The merchant firm of John and Thomas Amory and Company was established by their uncle Jonathan (1726-1797), while their father, John (1728-1803) was in exile in England.
John and Thomas Amory and Company distilling account book, 1778-1779
John and Thomas Amory and Company letterbook, 1789-1795
4. Cutler and Amory, 1783-1803
Business records pertaining to the merchant house of Cutler and Amory from 1783-1803 include letterbooks, cashbooks, account books, wastebooks, and invoice books. Letterbooks include business correspondence between Cutler and Amory and merchants regarding accounts, dry goods, and other business-related subjects. Invoice books record export shipments handled by James Cutler and others while in France purchasing goods to re-sell in Boston. This merchant establishment was a partnership between James Cutler and Jonathan Amory tertius. It is unclear when this partnership began, but it probably emerged when Jonathan and John Amory and Company was dissolved, allowing Jonathan Amory's subsequent departure.
Account and invoice book, 1783-1791
Wastebook, 25 September 1783-11 November 1788
Invoice book, 17 November 1783-10 August 1791
Account book/Cashbook, 1784-1791/1788-1799
Invoice book, 1788-1793
Wastebook, 1 September 1790-7 May 1792
Cashbook, March 1791-February 1794
Wastebook, 9 May-15 November 1792
Wastebook, 16 November 1792-20 June 1793
Wastebook, 21 June 1793-27 June 1794
Wastebook, 28 June 1794-20 April 1795
Cashbook, 1 March 1794-March 1796
Wastebook, 21 April 1795-18 March 1796
Wastebook, 22 March 1796-March 1801
Cashbook, June 1797-October 1801
Cashbook, November 1801-July 1803
5. Miscellaneous financial records, 1710-1846
Miscellaneous financial records consist of a record book kept in Portuguese from 1713-1720; a shipping ledger from 1777-1779; an unidentified account book containing bills of exchange from 1791-1797; a property rental book from 1828-1832; an attorney's financial docket possibly belonging to Thomas Coffin Amory from 1833-1846; and an index of various stores and individuals listed by town. Also included is an account book of London-based merchant Nicholas Oursel from 1710-1719 noting business transactions and shipments of dry goods, food, and wine. This was probably Thomas Amory's (1682-1728) account book when he was sent to the Azores as a super-cargo for Oursel's merchant house.
Record book written in Portuguese, 1713-1720
Shipping ledger, 1777-1779
Account book, 1791-1797
Property rental book, 1828-1832
Attorney's financial docket, 1833-1846
Nicholas Oursel's account book, 1710-1719
Index of various stores and individuals listed by town
II. Personal papers, 1725-1890
The Amory family personal papers from 1725-1890 include family correspondence, diaries, receipt books, and account books. The loose personal papers were originally tipped into larger volumes. They have been removed for preservation purposes and are arranged chronologically.
A. Loose papers, 1725-1890
Loose personal papers of the Amory, Sullivan, Cutler, and Coffin families consist of correspondence between Thomas and Rebekah Holmes Amory with Thomas's sister Ann Ramsey; letters from Quebec distiller and Loyalist John Coffin to his daughter Elizabeth Coffin Amory and son-in-law Thomas Amory; correspondence between Mehitable Sullivan Cutler and her husband James Cutler, father Mass. gov. James Sullivan, brother William Sullivan, and daughter Mary Ann Appleton. Also included are letters from James Cutler to his brother-in-law and rector of Trinity Church in Boston, Dr. Samuel Parker; letters from Maria Foster to her aunt Mary Ann Appleton; and Civil War letters from Col. Thomas J.C. Amory of the 17th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment and his brother Capt. Charles B. Amory of the 24th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment to their father, Jonathan Amory and uncle James Sullivan Amory. Other correspondents include Rufus Greene Amory, Stephen Deblois, Elizabeth Amory Deblois, Benjamin Cutler, Thomas Coffin Amory (1812-1889) and Coffin, Austin, and Deblois family members. Also included is a short description of Susan Dexter (removed from bound volume 179) and a letter from Loyalist James Murray in Halifax, Nova Scotia, about the progress of the Revolutionary War, 3 Oct. 1778.
B. Bound volumes, 1811-1871
Bound personal papers include Mehitable Sullivan Cutler Amory's diaries from 1811-1834; Mehitable's memoranda books containing religious poetry and thoughts; a letterbook containing letters written in diary form by Mehitable Amory to her son Thomas Coffin Amory from 1830-1838 containing her daily reflections; and James Sullivan Amory's passport. Also includes those of Thomas Coffin Amory kept sporadically from 1829 to 1871, and an unidentified Amory family member from 1831-1836.. Diary entries describe reading, writing, social engagements with family and friends, trips to Boston, Cambridge, and Watertown.
1. Mehitable Sullivan Cutler Amory diaries and memoranda books, 1811-1838
The diaries of Mehitable Sullivan Cutler Amory, kept from 1811-1834, contain sporadic entries pertaining to her daily life in Boston, Mass. and time spent with her husband Jonathan Amory tertius, sons, daughters, grandchildren, and other Amory, Cutler, and Sullivan family members. Diary entries also include descriptions of her health and mood; visits with friends, including members of the Appleton, Lowell, and Frothingham families; social engagements such as balls, tea parties, and dinners; summers spent in Brookline and Newton, Mass.; short trips taken by coach to Plymouth, Mass., Providence, Rhode Island, and Cape Cod; church attendance; prayers; and the weather.
Diary, September 1811-1812
Diary, 1812-12 July 1813
Diary, 25 July 1813-August 1814
Diary, September 1814-8 June 1815
Diary, 9 June 1815-18 September 1815
Diary, 21 October 1817-November 1817
Diary, November 1817-10 November 1818
Diary, 1 November 1823-3 November 1825
Diary, 5 June 1827-12 March 1828
Diary, 1829-September 1834
Mehitable Sullivan Cutler Amory letters to Thomas Coffin Amory, 1830-1838
Mehitable Cutler memoranda book
Mehitable Cutler memoranda book
2. Thomas Coffin Amory diaries, 1829-1871
Travel diary, 1843
Diary and notebook, 14 October -21 November 1844
Diary and notebook, June-November 1846
Diary and notebook kept while on a trip to Liverpool, England, July-October 1852
Diary and notes of a trip to Italy, 1871
3. Unidentified Diary, 9 July 1831-1836
4. Passport of James Sullivan Amory
C. Family financial records, 1732-1845
Financial records of Amory family members from 1732-1845 consist of account books, receipt books, and cashbooks. Records include Rebekah Amory's receipt book, Elizabeth Coffin Amory's account book, Thomas Prince's account book, Cutler family invoice book, and Jonathan Amory's grocery account and account book, and Mrs. J. Amory's account book.
Rebekah Amory receipt book, July 1732-1740
Elizabeth Coffin Amory account book, 1784
Thomas Prince account book, 1781-1788; Cutler invoice book, 1788-1791
Jonathan Amory account book, 1 January 1814-February 1820
Jonathan Amory grocery account, 1828-1829
Mrs. J. Amory account book, 1834-1835
III. Thomas Coffin Amory writings and research notes
Thomas Coffin Amory's writings and research notes encompass a variety of topics including specific persons, places, and things. Topics include Irish history and the transfer of Erin (the acquisition of Ireland by England), the poor of Boston, old houses in New England, his family and extended family's history, George Washington Warren, John Winthrop, Sir Isaac Coffin, Gov. James Sullivan, and Gen. John Sullivan and topics such as the American centennial in 1876, the siege of Newport, R.I. in 1778, English Parliament, and heraldic titles. Also included are transcriptions of correspondence, sketches, and notes relating to the memorial window in Trinity Church in Boston, Mass., real estate transactions and notes regarding property on Lynn Street from 1659-1855 copied from the Boston registry of deeds, and early Amory family documents.
Some of Thomas Coffin Amory's writings appeared in newspapers such as The Boston Evening Transcript and The Boston Pilot. Also included is extensive genealogical information, writings, research notes, and lectures regarding the Amory family and the related Coffin and Sullivan families.
Documents transcribed by Thomas Coffin Amory include letters written during the Revolutionary War to Maj. Gen. John Sullivan from military and political leaders including Alexander Hamilton, Henry Knox, Nathanael Greene, Ezekial Cornell, and John Adams; certificates awarded to regiments and soldiers and testimonies regarding Gen. Sullivan's command of the Staten Island Expedition in 1777; and letters written by James Sullivan mostly to Gen. Henry Dearborn, 1783-1808.
Transcribed letterbooks of Thomas Amory from 1711-1728 include correspondence with Arthur Middleton, James Ramsey, William Rhett, and Nicholas Oursel regarding family news, business transactions and ventures, and his removal to Boston from South Carolina in 1720.
Transcribed letterbooks of John and Jonathan Amory from 1765-1786 include correspondence with merchant firms regarding shipments and imports, John's children while he was abroad during the war, news from home regarding the war and how it was affecting business, family news, and John's estate in Boston. These letterbooks are of particular importance as they document the struggle Boston merchants faced with the Stamp Act and parliamentary encroachments on the colonies and trade. The location of the originals is unknown.
A. Various writings
Letterbook containing personal, business, and estate-related correspondence, 1837-1839
Memoranda book, 1856
"Ana" I. Writings and speeches, February 1861-February 1866
"Ana" II. Poetry, Count Rumford, science, political morality, reform
"Ana" III. Scituate harbor, Irish, logic, money, charities, nepotism, Old South
"Ana" IV. Gardens of Boston, a play entitled "The River Charles"
"Ana" V. Bunker Hill and Rev. War, a play "The River Charles"
"Ana" VI. Poems
Various writings, poetry and notes
Letter de la Luzerne a M. de Vergennes, Philadelphia, writings in French, Rev. War writings
Letter de la Luzerne a M. de Vergennes, Philadelphia, writings in French, Rev. War writings
Letter de la Luzerne a M. de Vergennes Philadelphia, 1871
Life and letters of John Winthrop
Characters of distinguished personages, 1877. Richard Boyle, Earl of Kildare, Earl of Ormond
Pepperell family history
Memoir of Hon. Richard Sullivan
Sir Isaac Coffin
Memoir of George Washington Warren
Scrapbook of Richard Steele, Durham, NH
Selections of Richard Steele
Biography of William Blackstone for the Bostonian Society, 1886
Address given for the American Centennial
Lecture on heraldry
Notes taken by Thomas C. Amory, Jr. on Ticknor's lecture about Old English Drama, Harvard University, 1830
The Siege of Newport, 1778
Paper money and the New Hampshire president, 1786
Social Science--Law of Settlements, 1887
Poetry, German grammar, and German literature
Lists of Indian tribes and names
Lecture or writing comparing poverty in Boston and London
Writings concerning the poor
The races of Ireland read before the Celtic
Notes on the history of Scotland and Ireland
Transfer of Erin
Transfer of Erin II
Transfer of Erin III
Transfer of Erin IV
Transfer of Erin V
Transfer of Erin VI
Transfer of Erin VII
Transfer of Erin
Writings on Ulster
Writings on Ulster
Parliament of 1613
Pencil sketches of houses
Dimensions and descriptions of old homes including the Hancock, Craddock, Frankland, and Hutchinson estates
Old Houses in New England I
Old Houses in New England II
Old Houses in New England
Old homes of New England
Old Homes of New England
History of Boston houses
History of Boston houses
Newsclippings and writings of Boston houses
Transcriptions of letters written to Maj. Gen. John Sullivan, 1777-1779 Also includes a memoir of Gen. Sullivan
Transcriptions of letters written to Maj. Gen. John Sullivan. Also includes letters written by James Sullivan and Theophilus Parsons and letters about Sullivan genealogy and peerage
Transcriptions of letters written by Maj. Gen. John Sullivan, 1775-1879. Also includes letters written by other military leaders and letters written by TCA Jr. regarding genealogy
Transcriptions of letters written by Gov. James Sullivan, 1783-1808 mostly to Gen. Henry Dearborn
Index to a volume containing letters written by Gen. Sullivan
Letters written by J. Morris Meredith,1871
Transcribed letterbooks of Thomas Amory (1672-1728),1711-1728
Transcribed letterbooks of Thomas Amory (1672-1728), 1711-1728
Amory Ana I. Transcribed Thomas Amory correspondence 1711-1728
Amory Ana II. Genealogical material and copies of Jonathan and John Amory letters, 1765-1786
Letters of Jonathan and John Amory. Book 1
Letters of Jonathan and John Amory. Book 2
Letters of Jonathan and John Amory. Book 3
Letters of Jonathan and John Amory. Book 4
Copies of letters of Jonathan and John Amory, 1765-1786
Copies of correspondence regarding Elizabeth Amory's will and the division of her estate, 1867-1868
Transcribed early Amory family documents and deeds
Transcribed early Amory family documents
Transcriptions regarding real estate transactions on Lynn Street
Notes regarding real estate transactions on Lynn Street
Transcribed correspondence, sketches, notes relating to memorial window in Trinity Church, 1875-1878
Madam Wood's account of Sir William Pepperell and his contemporaries
IV. Genealogical material
Genealogical and research materials relate to the Amory, Sullivan, and Coffin families, the family coat-of-arms, biographies of family members, research notes, and includes transcribed copy of Gertrude Meredith's The Descendants of Hugh Amory, 1605-1805 by Thomas Coffin Amory.
A. Loose genealogical material
Genealogical materials removed from volumes
B. Bound genealogical material
Amory Ana III. Genealogical material, transcribed letters regarding genealogical inquiries, and biographies of family members
Amory Ana IV. Genealogical material, biographies of family members
Amory Ana V. Amory family ancestry and material gathered in Europe by Thomas C. Amory, Jr., 1871
Amory Ana VI. Genealogical notes
Amory Ana VII. Genealogy, transcribed letters regarding genealogical inquiries
Amory Ana VIII. Genealogy, short biographies, transcribed letters regarding genealogical inquiries
Amory Ana IX. Genealogy, history of Mountfort, transcribed letters regarding genealogical inquiries
Amory Ana X. Genealogy, transcribed letters regarding genealogical inquiries
Materials for the Amory family history vol. I, 1850
Materials for the Amory family history vol. II, 1850
Lecture on the early history of the Amory name
Writings on Amory family ancestors
Genealogical writings and transcriptions
Genealogical notes and list of books
Amory family genealogy and history
Amory, Channing, Ellery, Coil, Fiedler, Speakman, and Inman family genealogy
Elizabeth Amory Austin writing on Amory family from Thomas Coffin Amory's notes, 1893-1894
Coffin family genealogy and transcribed letters of Thomas Coffin Amory
Writings on Coffin family members mostly during Revolutionary War
Genealogical notes on the name of Coffin
Material for the preface to The Descendants of Hugh Amory, 1605-1805 (1901) by Gertrude Meredith includes family trees, genealogical information
Gertrude Meredith, 1891. Book of facts for writing the second book of Sullivan family history includes family trees, genealogical information
V. Estate papers, 1697-1848
Estate papers consist of both bound and loose papers containing correspondence and account books regarding the division of family estates, wills, and deeds. Included are estate accounts, invoices, and account books for Thomas Amory, John Coffin, Thomas Amory, Ann Coffin, Elizabeth Coffin Amory, Jonathan Amory tertius, John Amory, and William Sullivan. Elizabeth Coffin Amory was the administrator of her husband's estate and in his place the estate of her mother. The loose estate papers were originally tipped into larger volumes. They have been removed for preservation purposes.
A. Loose estate papers, 1697-1848
Elizabeth Coffin Amory estate accounts, 1784-1788
Elizabeth Amory administrator accounts, 3 May 1788
Elizabeth Amory administrator accounts for Thomas Amory
Account book, 1788-1791
B. Bound estate papers, 1749-1832
Mrs. Ann Coffin estate account book, 1749-1784
Thomas Amory estate account book, 1784-1787
Memoranda of real estate belonging to W. Sullivan
Cashbook of William Sullivan and William Appleton, administrators of the estate of Jonathan Amory, 1828-1832
Amory family papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.
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