Walter Channing papers, 1676-1829, bulk: 1788-1827.


Walter Channing papers, 1676-1829, bulk: 1788-1827.

Correspondence, accounts, notes, and other papers of Walter Channing, business partner of George Gibbs in the firm of Gibbs & Channing of Newport, R.I. Channing carried on the business after Gibbs's death and moved to Boston in 1814. The correspondence relates to the company's shipping business, real estate transactions in Newport and Boston, Channing's attempts to have import duties on saltpeter curtailed, and business affairs with Channing's relatives, including Henry Channing, William Ellery, William Ellery Channing, William C. Gibbs, and William C. Woodbridge. Other correspondence concerns the estates of George and Mary C. Gibbs, the seizure of the company ship Hercules Courtenay, the loss of the ship Mary, and the collapse of the firm of Minturn and Champlin. Channing provided financial advice to relatives, including his niece Sarah Gibbs. Included are ledgers and bank accounts of Walter Channing, 1810-27, and of Gibbs & Channing, 1806-1810.

17 boxes, 2 oversize vols., and 1 box containing 12 vols.


SNAC Resource ID: 6913131

Massachusetts Historical Society

Related Entities

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Gibbs, George, 1735-1803 (person)

Hercules Courtenay (Ship) (corporateBody)

Ellery, William, 1727-1820 (person)

Addressee is Commissioner at the Rev. Mr. Marshall's. From the description of Letter, 1783, September 1, Philadelphia, to Benjamin Stelle, Philadelphia. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122529391 Representative to U.S. Continental Congress and signer of Declaration of Independence, of Newport, R.I. From the description of William Ellery autograph letter signed, 1780. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 273925427 William Ellery was born ...

Channing, Henry, 1760?-1840 (person)

Mary (Ship : 1860-1865) (corporateBody)

Gibbs, Mary Channing, 1747-1824. (person)

Gibbs, William C. (William Channing), 1789-1871 (person)

Channing, Walter, 1757-1827. (person)

Woodbridge, William, 1755-1836 (person)

Gibbs and Channing (Newport, R.I.) (corporateBody)

Minturn and Champlin (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Gibbs, Sarah, 1784-1866. (person)

Channing, William Ellery, 1780-1842 (person)

William Ellery Channing (1780-1842) graduated from Harvard College in 1798. He served on the board of the Harvard Corporation from 1813 to 1826, where he worked for the establishment of the Divinity School, which occurred in 1816. A Unitarian minister, Channing served as the pastor of the Federal Street Church in Boston from 1803 until his death in 1842. In 1819 he gave the landmark Unitarian sermon, Unitarian Christianity, which upon publication sold thousands of copies. A believer in the aboli...