Benjamin Bussey collection 1767-1872 1800-1847 Bussey, Benjamin collection


Benjamin Bussey collection, Bussey, Benjamin collection, 1767-1872, 1800-1847

Benjamin Bussey collection 1767-1872 1800-1847 Bussey, Benjamin collection

The Benjamin Bussey collection contains letters and financial records related to Bussey's shipping endeavors, loans and philanthropy, land holdings in Massachusetts and Maine, and his estate in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Though the collection reveals little about Bussey's personal life, it is a great source of information on his diverse business interests and his far-reaching network of friends and colleagues such as Henry A. S. Dearborn, Josiah Quincy, William H. Sumner, and Samuel Thatcher.

0.5 linear feet


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Massachusetts Charitable Meetings Association. (corporateBody)

Thatcher, Samuel, 1776-1872 (person)

Sumner, William H. (William Hyslop), 1780-1861 (person)

Entrepreneur William H. Sumner possibly lived in Dorchester, Massachusetts, in the mid-19th century. From the guide to the Sumner, William H. Letter, 1834, (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin) From the description of Sumner, William H., Letter, 1834 (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 773610220 William Hyslop Sumner (1780-1861) was a Massachusetts attorney, a member of the Massachusetts State Le...

Bates, Joshua, 1776-1854 (person)

Bates received his A.B. from Harvard in 1800. From the description of Mathematics notebook : manuscript, [ca. 1798] (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612875419 American educator; banker; known as chief founder of Boston Public Library From the guide to the Joshua Bates letter to Senator Samuel Smith, 1833, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Epithet: American financier British Library Archives and Manuscr...

Bainbridge, William, 1774-1833 (person)

Commodore of the U.S. Navy; of Princeton, N.J. From the description of Pay order, 1829 Sept. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70965932 From the description of Receipt, 1829 Apr. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70965933 U.S. Navy officer. From the description of Papers of William Bainbridge, 1804-1828. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71130858 American naval officer From the guide to the William Bainbridge letters and documents, 1807-18...

Putnam, Oliver, 1777-1826 (person)

Dearborn, H.A.S. (Henry Alexander Scammell), 1783-1851 (person)

Massachusetts politician, resident of Boston. From the description of Papers, 1802-1848. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19405827 U.S. representative from Massachusetts, lawyer in Portland, Me., and army officer. From the description of H.A.S. Dearborn autograph letter signed, 1806. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 71129499 Henry Dearborn (1751-1829), an officer in the Continental Army, was U.S. Secretary of War and ...

Witherspoon, John, 1723-1794 (person)

John Witherspoon became one of the most outspoken supporters of the revolutionary cause, even before the colonies and the British fired the first shots of war in 1775. His radical outlook influenced students at the College of New Jersey (now Princeton) where he was president, including James Madison and Aaron Burr. In 1776, Witherspoon was sent by the State of New Jersey as a delegate to the Continental Congress. Later that year, he signed the Declaration of Independence as one of the delegates ...

Bussey, Benjamin, 1757-1842. (person)

Benjamin Bussey was born in 1757 in Stoughton (later Canton), Massachusetts. He served in the American Revolution seeing service at Saratoga and rising to the rank of Quartermaster. About 1779 he went into business as a silversmith in Dedham, Massachusetts and he married in 1780. By 1792, when he moved to Boston, his business had expanded into trading in a variety of goods. He was highly sucessful and in the following years engaged in overseas trade as well. He retired from business...

Prison Discipline Society (Boston, Mass.) (corporateBody)

Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association (corporateBody)

MCMA was established in 1795 as an organization to promote the mechanical arts and provide funds for members' widows and families. From the description of Honorary membership diploma for Edward Everett : manuscript, 1830 January 17. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612800240 ...

Rawle, William, 1759-1836 (person)

William Rawle was born to a Quaker family in Philadelphia on April 28, 1759. His stepfather was Samuel Shoemaker, who served as a mayor of Philadelphia during the American Revolution. A Loyalist, Rawle fled to New York on the sloop Harlem in June 1778, when the British evacuated Philadelphia. After studying law in New York, Rawle traveled to Cork, Ireland, and London, England, in 1781. In London, Rawle studied law at the Middle Temple until his departure for France in late June or early July 178...

Hale, Sarah Josepha Buell, 1788-1879 (person)

Hale edited LADIES MAGAZINE and GODEY'S LADY'S BOOK. She opposed woman suffrage but advocated education and careers for women. From the description of Correspondence, 1850-1877, 1863-1867 (bulk) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155519084 From the description of Sarah Josepha Hale papers, 1850-1877, 1863-1867 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 51576495 Sarah Josepha Buell Hale, author and editor, was born in Newport, NH in 1788. She married in 1813, and when her hu...

Massachusetts Society for the Encouragement of American Manufactures (corporateBody)

Knox, Lucy Flucker, 1760-1824 (person)

Lowell, John, 1743-1802 (person)

John Lowell (1743-1802) was a Massachusetts lawyer and judge who served in the Continental Congress (1782-1783). His son John Lowell (1769-1840) was a Massachusetts lawyer, agriculturist, philanthropist, and Federalist pamphlet writer. From the description of Papers, 1629-1894 (inclusive), 1764-1803 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612366665 John Lowell (1743-1802) was born in Newbury, Massachusetts on June 17, 1743. He attended Harvard College, where he rec...

Hyslop, William. (person)

Hadrawa, Norbert (person)

Thatcher, Ebenezer (person)

Judge, Maine Circuit Court of Common Pleas. From the description of Docket books, 1812-1820. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70974600 ...

Quincy, Josiah, 1772-1864 (person)

Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts; United States and Massaschusetts legislator; and, President of Harvard University. From the description of Josiah Quincy letter, portrait and autograph, 1839-1889. (Boston College). WorldCat record id: 63118297 President of Harvard. From the description of Autograph note signed : [Cambridge, Mass.], addressed to the Rev. John Pierpont, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270616000 From the description of Autograph note ...