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Obadiah Brown I (1712-1762) Papers

Inventory


Series 1. Loose papers
Includes correspondence, receipts, invoices, deeds, agreements, etc. An index of correspondants in this series can be found at the Library of the Rhode Island Historical Society.

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 1
1733 - 1749
Box 1, Folder 2
1750-1751
Box 1, Folder 3
1752
Box 1, Folder 4
1753-1753 Apr
Box 1, Folder 5
1753 May-1753 Dec
Box 1, Folder 6
1754-1754 Jun
Box 1, Folder 7
1754 Jul-1754 Dec
Box 1, Folder 8
1755
Box 1, Folder 9
1756
Box 1, Folder 10
1757
Box 1, Folder 11
1758
Box 1, Folder 12
1758 Jan-1758 Feb
Box 1, Folder 13
1758 Mar
Box 1, Folder 14
1758 Apr 01-1758 Apr 15
Box 1, Folder 15
1758 Apr 16-1758 Apr 30
Box 1, Folder 16
1758 May-1758 Jun
Box 1, Folder 17
1758 Jul
Box 1, Folder 18
1758 Aug
Box 1, Folder 19
1758 Sep
Box 2, Folder 20
1758 Oct
Box 2, Folder 21
1758 Nov-1758 Dec
Box 2, Folder 22
1759
Box 2, Folder 23
1760-1761
Box 2, Folder 24
1762-1763
Box 2, Folder 25
Box 2, Folder 26 Estate papers of Obadiah Brown
1762-1776
Oversized items from Series I
Box 1x, Folder 1 Indentures
1741,1744
Box 1x, Folder 2 Invoice for ship Smithfield
1750
Box 1x, Folder 3 Accounts
Contents Note: Letter from Sam & William Vernon, 1752

1752-1754
Box 1x, Folder 4 Agreement to build a vessel for Thomas Walker
1752
Box 1x, Folder 5 Invoices, letter to Sam Angell
1755-1759
Box 1x, Folder 6 Account of Joseph Potter
1756-1759
Box 1x, Folder 7 Accounts of sloops Ann, Deborah, Esther and Speedwell
1758-1759
Box 1x, Folder 8 Correspondence from William Stead
1756-1759
Box 1x, Folder 9 Estate papers of Obadiah Brown
1762-1764

Series 2. Volumes

Subseries 1. Account Books

Container Description Date
Box 2, Folder 27 Spermaceti Manufactury account book
1756-1758
Box 2x, Folder 1 Spermaceti Manufactury accounts
1757-1758
Box 2x, Folder 2 Spermaceti Manufactury account book
1757-1764
Box 2x, Folder 3 Accounts of Obadiah Brown and the Estate of Obadiah Brown to Nicholas & John Brown
1759-1763

Subseries 2. Day Books

Container Description Date
Box 2x, Folder 4 Day book of rum warehouse
1749-1750
Box 3x, Folder 2.2 Day book, (in Oversize Box 3)
1746 - 1751
Box 3x, Folder 2.3 Day book, (in Oversize Box 3)
1752 Jan-1752 Oct
Box 4x, Folder 2.4 Day book, (in Oversize Box 4)
1752 Oct-1753 Apr
Box 4x, Folder 2.5 Day book, (in Oversize Box 4)
1753 Apr-1753 Nov
Box 5x, Folder 2.6 Day book, November 1753 - May 1754 (in Oversize Box 5)
1753 Nov-1754 May
Box 5x, Folder 2.7 Day book, May 1755 - March 1757 ( in Oversize Box 5)
1755 May-1757 Mar
Box 5x, Folder 2.8 Day book, March 1757 - October 1759 (in Oversize Box 5)
1757 Mar-1759 Oct
Box 5x, Folder 2.9 Day book, October 1759 - December 1763 (in Oversize Box 5)
1759 Oct-1763 Dec

Subseries 3. Ledgers

Container Description Date
Folder 3.1 Oversized Ledger
1719 - 1731, 1752 - 1755
Folder 3.2 Oversized Ledger No. 2
1741 - 1750
Box 3.3 Oversized Ledger No. 4
Contents Note: Waste book, 1719 - 1731

1753-1756
Folder 3.4 Oversized Ledger No. 5
1757 - 1763

Subseries 4. Miscellaneous financial records

Container Description Date
Box 2, Folder 28 Accounts and letter book
1740, 1751 - 1752
Box 2, Folder 29 Letter book
1752 - 1759
Box 2, Folder 30 Guide to Book -Keepers According to the Italian Manner by Charles Snell, printed in 1709. Inserted: journal of a voyage aboard the sloop Mary, Jan. - Feb. 1735/6; and ship accounts
1733-1736
Box 2, Folder 31 Receipt book, July 1751 - March 1760
1751 Jul- 1760 Mar
Box 2, Folder 32 Marine insurance book
1753-1762
Box 2, Folder 33 Account book No. 2, 1747-1771
Contents Note: Indexed (has 2 mutilated pages) contains: Accounts of snow Reprisal, 1747-1748 Accounts of snow Providence, privateer, 1747 Accounts of ship Smithfield, 1748 Obadiah Brown & Co., Nantucket accounts, 1756-1771 Spinning and weaving accounts, 1769-1771

1747-1771
Box 2x, Folder 5 Vice Admiralty Court case against brig Prudent Hannah, Virginia.
1758