Thorndike, Israel, 1755-1832

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Shipping merchant of Beverly, Mass. For many years Thorndike was a partner with his brother-in-law Moses Brown and George Dodge in the shipping firm of Brown and Thorndike, engaged in trade with the West Indies, the East Indies, and Calcutta, as well as with England and the Mediterranean ports. Business was moved to Boston in 1810. Thorndike served in the state legislature and was an early investor in manufacturing enterprises in New England. In 1818 he secured the important library of Americana collected by Professor Ebeling of Hamburg and donated it to Harvard College. See sketch in Dictionary of American Biography.

From the description of Business records, 1778-1899 (inclusive). (Harvard Business School). WorldCat record id: 269589099

Shipper and public official, of Boston, Mass.

From the description of Israel Thorndike correspondence, 1811 October 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980610

Financier, of Boston and Beverly, Mass.; owned property in Maine.

From the description of Israel Thorndike deed, 1816. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 232300223

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Thorndike, Israel, 1755-1832. Israel Thorndike deed, 1816. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Fuller, S. P. A plan of the estates of Francis, Sears, and Thorndike, in the town of Brookline / S.P. Fuller, surveyor. State Library of Massachusetts
referencedIn Tappan, William, b. 1863. Autograph collection of William Tappan, 1640-1939. Library of Congress
creatorOf Thorndike, Israel, 1755-1832. Business records, 1778-1899 (inclusive). Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library
referencedIn William Tappan Autograph Collection, 1640-1939, (bulk 1800-1900) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Portrait file: Guide. Houghton Library
creatorOf Prescott, William Hickling, 1796-1859. Papers, 1655-1959; bulk: 1775-1859 Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Parish, David, d. 1826. Letter books, 1802 Nov. 2-1808 Jan. 16, 1811 Jul. 24-1816 Jun. 27. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Records of hotels and taverns in New England and New York, 1753-1912 (inclusive) [microform]. Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library
referencedIn Accounts and records of ships, 1793-1877 (inclusive). Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library
referencedIn Various. Shipping Account Book and Personal Diary, 1813-1862. Peabody Essex Museum
creatorOf Thorndike, Israel, 1755-1832. Israel Thorndike Papers, 1807. Peabody Essex Museum
creatorOf Dana family. Dana family financial records, 1757-1929 (inclusive), 1767-1811 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Fanny (Brig). Fanny (Brig) logbook, 1800-1801. Peabody Essex Museum
referencedIn Autograph File, T, 1580-1975. Houghton Library
referencedIn Records of hotels and taverns in New England and New York, 1753-1912 (inclusive). Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library
referencedIn Cutler, Manasseh, 1742-1823. Botanical papers of Manasseh Cutler, 1782-1808 (bulk). Harvard University, Gray Herbarium
creatorOf Thorndike, Israel, 1755-1832. Israel Thorndike correspondence, 1811 October 15. Library of Congress
referencedIn Dana family financial records, 1757-1929 (inclusive) 1767-1811 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Larcom, Benjamin, 1776-1832. Benjamin Larcom Papers, 1806-1811. Peabody Essex Museum
referencedIn Wendell Phillips papers, 1555-1882 (inclusive) 1833-1881 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Larcom, Henry, 1777-1862. Henry Larcom Papers, 1811-1855. Peabody Essex Museum
referencedIn Cutler, Manasseh, 1742-1823. Botanical papers of Manassah Cutler, 1782-1808 (bulk). Harvard University, Botany Libraries
creatorOf Larcom, Benjamin, 1776-1832. Benjamin Larcom letterbook [photocopies], 1809-1814. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Autograph File, H, 1584-1988. Houghton Library
creatorOf Ebeling, Christophe Daniel, 1741-1817,. Notes and statistics : concerning the United States : manuscript, [18---1889]? Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Mary (Ship : 1860-1865). Mary (Ship) logbook, 1802. Peabody Essex Museum
referencedIn Vertical file collection on banking and investment banking, 1740-1952 (inclusive). Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library
referencedIn Forrest, William Mentzel, b. 1868,. Correspondence regarding the first University of Virginia copy of Eliot's Indian Bible [manuscript] 1907 Jul 11. University of Virginia. Library
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associatedWith Alexander Hodgdon (Ship) corporateBody
associatedWith Betsey (Schooner) corporateBody
associatedWith Boston Sugar Refinery. corporateBody
associatedWith Brown and Thorndike. corporateBody
associatedWith Brown, Moses. person
associatedWith Clifford, David. person
associatedWith Cutler, Manasseh, 1742-1823. person
associatedWith Cyrus (Ship) corporateBody
associatedWith Dana family. family
associatedWith Dana family. family
associatedWith Dodge, George. person
associatedWith Fanny (Brig) corporateBody
associatedWith Fuller, S. P. person
associatedWith Groves, John. person
associatedWith Hope (Schooner) corporateBody
associatedWith Jeremiah (Schooner) corporateBody
associatedWith Larcom, Benjamin, 1776-1832. person
associatedWith Larcom, Henry. person
associatedWith Mary (Ship) corporateBody
associatedWith Mary (Ship : 1860-1865) corporateBody
associatedWith Moulton, Tarbox. person
associatedWith Norwich Woolen Mills. corporateBody
associatedWith Parish, David, d. 1826. person
correspondedWith Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884 person
associatedWith Porter, William, fl. 1816. person
associatedWith Prescott, William Hickling, 1796-1859. person
associatedWith Provident Institution for Savings in the Town of Boston. corporateBody
associatedWith Rambler (Brig) corporateBody
associatedWith Tappan, William, b. 1863. person
associatedWith Thomas Dickason and Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Thorndike, Andrew. person
associatedWith Three Brothers (Ship) corporateBody
associatedWith Two Friends (Schooner) corporateBody
associatedWith Various. family
associatedWith William (Schooner) corporateBody
associatedWith Winslow, Benjamin. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Massachusetts
Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
Boston (Mass.)
Beverly (Mass.)
Boston (Mass.)
Mediterranean Region
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Calcutta (India)
England
West Indies
Indo-Australian Region
Maine--Freeport
Massachusetts--Boston
Beverly (Mass.)
Massachusetts
Subject
Marketing
Sugar--Manufacture and refining
Sugar trade
Real property
Shipping
Wool industry
Farms
French spoliation claims
Banks and banking
Export marketing
Occupation
Merchants
Public officials--Massachusetts
Shippers
Capitalists and financiers
Landowners--Maine--Freeport
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Birth 1755

Death 1832

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