Thomas J. Chew family papers  1797-1875 (bulk 1802-1857)
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Title: Thomas J. Chew family papers
Creator: William L. Clements Library
Inclusive dates: 1797-1875
Bulk dates: 1802-1857
Extent: 777 items (1.75 linear feet)
Abstract:
The Thomas J. Chew papers mainly consist of ingoing and outgoing correspondence of Thomas J. Chew and his wife, Abby Hortense Hallam, in the early 1800s. A significant amount of the collection was written during the War of 1812, and many of the letters relate to Chew's duties as purser of several ships of the United States Navy and in the Navy Yards of Boston and New York. Other personal letters, official documents, and account books are also included in the collection.

Language: The material is in English
Repository: William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
909 S. University Ave.
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
Phone: 734-764-2347
Web Site: www.clements.umich.edu