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Record No: mha00000344
Title: Ezekiel Price fonds
Dates: Microfilmed 1968 (originally created 1754-1785)
Location: Mic.1-5-1-12 MHA
Provenance: Price, Ezekiel, 1728-1802
Extent: 1 microfilm reel
Source of Supplied Title: Title is based on the contents of the fonds
Restrictions: No restrictions.
Adm. Hist/Bio. Sketch: Ezekiel Price (1728-1802), born in Boston, was a great-grandson of Ezekiel Cheever, who was a noted Boston schoolteacher. On 18 April 1765, he married Ruth Avery and they had six children. Ezekiel Price died in Boston on 5 July 1802 at the age of 74.
     Early in his career, Price was secretary to three of the Colonial Governors successively: William Shirley, Thomas Pownell, and Sir Francis Bernard. He was clerk of the Courts of Common Pleas and Sessions for several years before the Revolution and later from 1776 to 1800. He was described as one of the most respectable inhabitants of Boston, holding offices as the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas and the Registrar of Deeds. He was also a notary public and an insurance broker.
Scope and Content: Fonds consists of microfilmed records which were one of the Massachusetts Historical Society's earliest manuscript acquisitions. The original papers were donated to the Massachusetts Historical Society by Ezekiel Price in 1792. Included are manuscript letters, petitions, statistics, lists, and observations concerning the American Revolution, Maine lands and cod fisheries, Boston merchants, Boston town meetings, East India trade, and materials relating to William Bollan, John Hancock, Sylvester Gardiner, the Marquis de Vaudrieul, Edward Payne, and other Massachusetts founders
Terms Governing Use: Copyright held by the Massachusetts Historical Society.
Custodial History: The original papers were donated to the Massachusetts Historical Society by Ezekiel Price in 1792.
Finding Aids: Finding aid is not available
Finding Aid on the Web:http://www.mun.ca/mha/holdings/findingaids/newengland.php#Ezekiel%20Price
Subject: Merchants Massachusetts Boston.
Subject: United States History Revolution, 1775-1783.
Authors_Personal Name: Bollan, William.
Authors_Personal Name: Hancock, John, fl. 1754.
Authors_Personal Name: Gardiner, Sylvester.
Authors_Personal Name: Payne, Edward.
Authors_Personal Name: Vaudrieul. Marquis de.
Authors_Corporate Name: Massachusetts Historical Society.


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