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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|
|Author / Creator||Grimes, Eliab|
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|
|Places||Hawaii; California; Pacific Northwest; Sacramento|
|Ports||Boston, USA; San Francisco, USA|
|People||Josiah Marshall; Dixey Wildes; E M Kirn; Nathan Grimes; Thaddeus Reed|
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.
|Copyright||California Historical Society|