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Guide to the Ebenezer Stevens Papers
1739-1822
 MS 592

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Collection processed by Cassandra Brewer

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on May 17, 2016
Finding Aid is written in English.

Container List

Series I: Correspondence, 1777-1819

Arrangement Note

Series I is arranged in three subseries:

Subseries A: Correspondence to and from Ebenezer Stevens Subseries B: Family Correspondence Subseries C: Other Correspondence

Each subseries is arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Series I consists of personal and business correspondence with the majority of material relating to business matters. The correspondence includes information regarding family members, accounts with Stevens, records of payment, reports on ships and cargo belonging to Stevens, cargo insurance, business partnerships, and general business conditions in New York, Boston and France.

Subseries A: Correspondence to and from Ebenezer Stevens, 1777-1807

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Correspondence
1777-1796
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Correspondence
1797
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Correspondence
1798
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Correspondence
1799-1801
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Correspondence
1802
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Correspondence
1803-1807
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Correspondence
1808-1819, undated

Subseries B: Family Correspondence, 1739,1804-1822

Scope and Contents Note

Subseries B contains the correspondence of members of Stevens' family including his sons Horatio Gates Stevens, George Alexander Stevens, Byram Kerby Stevens and his daughter Mary Stevens. It also contains two letters from members of the Ledyard family.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Family Correspondence
1739,1804-1822

Subseries C: Correspondence - Other Persons, 1789-1817

Scope and Contents Note

Subseries C consists of correspondence not written or received by Stevens. The majority of letters concern accounts and business dealings related to Stevens' merchant activities.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Correspondence - Other Persons
1789-1817

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