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|Title||Letter to Ben Chase from Walter Chase|
|Reference||MSS 104/Folder 14/1/4|
|Library||Nantucket Historical Association|
|Collection||Chase Family Papers, 1771-1919|
|Date||20 Jan 1915|
|Description||An autograph letter from Walter Chase to Ben Chase concerning Nantucket and a naval battle that happened in 1892.|
|Theme(s)||Social Life; Politics, War and Diplomacy|
|Keywords||letter, money, debt, war, conflict, battle, navy|
The Chase family was one of the founding families of Nantucket. They established themselves as seamen; Reuben Chase served under John Paul Jones and was made famous because he was the inspiration for the character Long Tom Coffin in Cooper’s The Pilot: A Tale of the Sea. His brother, Joseph, made regular voyages to France, while Captain Peter Chase ran sealing and cargo vessels to Australia and China. Oliver S Chase, though not a seaman, involved himself as a book-keeper for a shipping company first in Providence, Rhode Island and then in Callao, Peru.
Please note that some of the metadata for this document has been drawn from the Nantucket Historical Association catalogue.
|Copyright||Nantucket Historical Association|