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Title Eliab Grimes Correspondence and Order Book for the Brig Owhyhee, 1820-1846 (bulk 1820-1827)
Reference MS Vault 85
Library California Historical Society
Date 1820-1846
Author / Creator Grimes, Eliab
Description Letters (1820-1827) to Grimes while he was master of the brig Owhyhee, mostly from the owners, Josiah Marshall and Dixey Wildes, in Boston; and an order book (1823-1824). Letters concern Grimes' business aboard the Owhyhee on its trading voyages between the Sandwich Islands, California and elsewhere along the Northwest Coast, and China.

Also includes a letter from the artist E M Kirn, dated 17 November 1846, written to Grimes in Yerba Buena (an early name for San Francisco), placing an order for merchandise; and an undated letter to Grimes' brother, Nathan Grimes, from Thaddeus Reed.

Document Type Correspondence, Manuscript, Accounts
Theme(s) Trade and Commerce; Travel and Tourism; Exploration and Discovery
Keywords commerce, business, trade, voyage, sea, seafaring, ship, vessel, log, captain, merchant, merchandise, goods, order, commodity, instructions, brig, shipping
Countries USA; China
Places Hawaii; California; Pacific Northwest; Sacramento
Ports Boston, USA; San Francisco, USA
Ships Owhyhee
People Josiah Marshall; Dixey Wildes; E M Kirn; Nathan Grimes; Thaddeus Reed
Additional Information Grimes was a merchant and sea captain.

On cover of order book: Brig Owyhee [sic].

Please note that some of the metadata for this document has been drawn from the California Historical Society's North Baker Research Library catalogue.

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