Thomas J. Chew family papers 1797-1875 1802-1857 Chew, Thomas J. family papers


Thomas J. Chew family papers 1797-1875 1802-1857 Chew, Thomas J. family papers

The Thomas J. Chew papers mainly consist of ingoing and outgoing correspondence of Thomas J. Chew and his wife, Abby Hortense Hallam, in the early 1800s. A significant amount of the collection was written during the War of 1812, and many of the letters relate to Chew's duties as purser of several ships of the United States Navy and in the Navy Yards of Boston and New York. Other personal letters, official documents, and account books are also included in the collection.

777 items (1.75 linear feet)



SNAC Resource ID: 6390902

William L. Clements Library

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