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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:766 1810-1871 L882

Daniel T. Lothrop papers


Shipping and family papers of Captain Daniel T. Lothrop.


  • Creation: 1810-1871
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1825-1839


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.5 linear feet (1 box)

The papers of Captain Daniel T. Lothrop, 1810-1864, consist primarily of shipping papers for the Brig Charlotte, 1825-1832, Ship Stieglitz, 1833-1834, Ship Tarquin, 1834-1836, and Ship Ariosto, 1838-1839, documenting voyages to India, Cuba, Russia, and China. Correspondence between Lothrop and his business associates and family make up the bulk of the shipping papers. The papers also include correspondence amongst members of the Lothrop and Cunningham families and papers related to the administration of the estate of Capt. Henry Luce by Lothrop.

Biographical Note:

Captain Daniel T. Lothrop was born in Cohasset, Massachusetts, on January 8, 1796, son of John and Bertha (Tower) Lothrop. He first married Abigail Joy on January 18, 1825. Abigail died two years later on July 6, 1827. He then married Julia Ann Cunningham, daughter of Charles and Lucy Cunningham, in Boston, Massachusetts, on October 10, 1832. Captain Lothrop died on September 2, 1871.

Series Outline

The collection is arranged in the following series:

  1. Series I. Shipping papers, 1825-1839
  2. ___Subseries A. Brig Charlotte, 1825-1832
  3. ___Subseries B. Ship Stieglitz, 1833-1834
  4. ___Subseries C. Ship Tarquin, 1834-1836
  5. ___Subseries D. Ship Ariosto, 1838-1839
  6. Series II. Family papers, 1810-1864

Physical Location


Processing Information

Processed: March 2012

By: Christine Riggle

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Repository Details

Part of the Baker Library Special Collections and Archives, Harvard Business School Repository

Baker Library Special Collections and Archives holds unique resources that focus on the evolution of business and industry, as well as the records of the Harvard Business School, documenting the institution's development over the last century. These rich and varied collections support research in a diverse range of fields such as business, economic, social and cultural history as well as the history of science and technology.

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