Gardner Family Papers

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The Gardner family of Nantucket descended from Richard and John Gardner, sons of Thomas Gardner, a planter who came from England to Salem, Massachusetts in 1626. Their descendants became captains of whaling ships, land owners and merchants. This collection includes correspondence, deeds and other land records, poems, financial and legal papers, wills, certificates, obituaries, research notes, genealogical materials, inventories, and other papers of family members, relating to many phases of Nantucket history.
Folder 22 Charles Gardner, Capt.: letters out, Item 1

Folder 22 Charles Gardner, Capt.: letters out, Item 1

Morris Tobias, [July] 1815. Mentions conclusion of War of 1812 and his and his family's desire, as well as that of their friend C. Wheaton, to visit Tobias. Gardner mentions that Wheaton fixed his broken watch. There is an account of monies owed to Tobias. Mention of Daniel and Matthew Jones,...

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Folder 22 Charles Gardner, Capt.: letters out, Item 11

Folder 22 Charles Gardner, Capt.: letters out, Item 11

Capt. Thomas Pittman, 30 August 1821. Discusses the death of Paul Pease and the handling of the estate of B. Rotch. On reverse: William Lovering, Jr., 31 August 1821. Send a small hogshead of best molasses. Desires to know how his account stands. Mentions D. James.

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Folder 22 Charles Gardner, Capt.: letters out, Item 12

Folder 22 Charles Gardner, Capt.: letters out, Item 12

Thomas Pittman, 30 August 1821. Concerns demands against B. Rotch, figures listed on the bottom of the page. Mentions Captain Joseph Whites. On reverse: list of house repairs.

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Folder 22 Charles Gardner, Capt.: letters out, Item 2

Folder 22 Charles Gardner, Capt.: letters out, Item 2

Capt. Paul Pease, 29 June 1816. Mentions that the pills from Morris Tobias did not arrive. Primarily concerns business with B. Rotch, William Rotch Jr., and Thomas Dickason [Dickinson?].

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Folder 22 Charles Gardner, Capt.: letters out, Item 6

Folder 22 Charles Gardner, Capt.: letters out, Item 6

William R. Rodman, 3 May 1818. Suggests Edward Clark as his replacement for captain.

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Folder 22 Charles Gardner, Capt.: letters out, Item 7

Folder 22 Charles Gardner, Capt.: letters out, Item 7

Morris Tobias, 3 May 1818. Requests help in getting job for Charles L. Gardner [possibly Charles C. Gardner (1792- ), son of Albert and Judith (Joy) Gardner] in whaling industry. Mentions Thomas Dickason. On reverse: William Willish, undated [1818] Requests payment of loan and recommends...

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Folder 22 Charles Gardner, Capt.: letters out, Item 9

Folder 22 Charles Gardner, Capt.: letters out, Item 9

William Rotch, Jr., 4 December 1818. Discusses payments of bills, accounts. Ask Rotch to convey his regards to M. Tobias and Co. or Morris Tobias & Levitt. On reverse: Capt. Paul Pease, [December], 1818. Regards payment of debts, including one to Morris Tobias. Mentions Rotches, Capt. West,...

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Folder 23 Charles Gardner, Capt.: letters in

Folder 23 Charles Gardner, Capt.: letters in

Copies of Letters In Letter regarding settlement of debts I[saac] H[owland], New Bedford, 20 November 1818 Letter to William Rotch, Jr., New Bedford, 2 March 1818 Letter to William Rotch, Jr., New Bedford, 24 March 1818 Letter to Shubael [?] Nantucket, 3 July 1819

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Folder 24 Charles Gardner, Capt.: bills and business papers, Item 1

Folder 24 Charles Gardner, Capt.: bills and business papers, Item 1

Inventory of his estate, 2 March 1849

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Folder 24 Charles Gardner, Capt.: bills and business papers, Item 2

Folder 24 Charles Gardner, Capt.: bills and business papers, Item 2

Deed for purchase of land from Spencer family members, 18 December 1832, 4 March 1847

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