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Record No: mha00000444
Title: Mary Coffin Starbuck fonds
Dates: Microfilmed before 1994 (originally created 1662-1732)
Location: Mic.7-9-5-8 MHA
Provenance: Starbuck, Mary Coffin Starbuck, fl.1670
Extent: 1 microfilm reel
Source of Supplied Title: Title based on the contents of the fonds
Restrictions: No restrictions.
Adm. Hist/Bio. Sketch: Mary Starbuck and her descendants constituted one of the more important merchant families on Nantucket Island in Massachusetts during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The bulk of their business was in the whaling industry, although the Starbucks were also farmers and general traders.
Scope and Content: Fonds consists of a microfilmed account book. Despite the name earlier assigned to the volume, it contains all of the family's dealings - not only the transactions of Mary Coffin Starbuck but also subsequent generations - with Aboriginal customers, labourers, and whalemen between the 1680s and the 1750s. It documents in remarkable detail the evolution of the economic relationships between the Aboriginal peoples and the colonists from a period of early European settlement almost to the time when the local Indigenous community was destroyed by disease
Reproduction Note: Filmed from the original account book by the Nantucket Historical Association.
Terms Governing Use: Copying must not exceed fair use. Permission to quote must be obtained from the Nantucket Historial Association.
Associated Material: Nantucket Historical Association holds the original material Coll 10 AB475.
Finding Aids: Finding aid is not available
Finding Aid on the Web:http://www.mun.ca/mha/holdings/findingaids/newengland.php#Mary%20Coffin%20Starbuck
Subject: Whaling Massachusetts.
Subject: Nantucket Island Commerce.
Subject: Accounts.
Authors_Personal Name: Starbuck, Lydia.


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