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UNITED STATES RESEARCH 

Research Trip November 1, 2002 - March 14, 2003 ~ 
East of the Mississippi

 Harvard University - Baker Library (Cambridge, Massachusetts) ~
Fortress of Louisbourg Research

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR UNITED STATES REPORTS

During the period 1 November 2002-14 March 2003 the contractor will research and provide a written report which will outline and summarize the documentation related to 18th century Louisbourg, found in four archives/libraries in the United States, in the following areas:

1. Business and Merchant History with an emphasis on American colonial construction materials shipped/used at Louisbourg (1713-1758) 

2. Comparative wooden buildings history, e.g. piquet construction and charpente construction used in former French colonies that are part of the United States

3. Other topics relevant to Louisbourg that the researcher may find

The institutions that will be visited for research will include:

Eric Krause, 
Krause-House Info-Research Solutions, 
December 30, 2002 
(Revised April 1, 2003)

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HARVARD LIBRARY, 
BAKER LIBRARY, 
Soldiers Field, 
Boston, 
Massachusetts, 
02163

(1) HIGHLIGHTS

(A) The research trip to the Baker Library revealed that this institution no longer makes available microfilm copies of any of its holdings to another institution. Since this policy was clearly stated to the contractor not once, but several times, I left the matter alone (and to others at the Fortress), and rather, concentrated my efforts on the proposed research effort.

(B) The Fortress should examine the Wendell microfilm it owns [MFILM35 LSBG 668 (II A - 1, Wendell Collection (Pierce Letter Book); (II A - 2, Wendell Collection (Pierce Ledger); Case I, Wendell Collection (Gerrish] to ascertain if it is the same reel as 69-0509, Reel 1, at the Baker Library

(C) SUGGESTED MICROFILM ORDERS

(I) Records of men and firms engaged in building construction, New York and New England, 1764-1876 (inclusive), Account books of house painters Daniel Rea & Son, Boston, 1764-1802, 86-3168, Reel 1 (Mss: 715 1764-1802, R 281)

(D) SUGGESTED PHOTOCOPY ORDERS

(I) (Melatiah Bourne Records, 1728-1803 (Mss: 733, 1727-1803 B 775) 

(i) Series 1, Bourne Family, 1737-1803, Box 16

(a) Ship’s papers, schooner Lydia, voyage to Louisbourg, 1759-1760 [f. 24]

(b) Ship’s papers, schooner Lydia, voyage to Louisbourg, 1759 [f. 25]

(c) Ship’s papers, schooner Lydia, voyage to Louisbourg, 1759 [f. 26]

(d) Ship’s papers, schooner Lydia, voyage to Halifax, 1759 [f. 27]

(II) The unpublished finding aids for each of the following manuscript series to the date 1800:

(a) Records of Boston merchants engaged in foreign trade 1739-1887 (inclusive) (Mss: 766 1739-1887)

(b) Records 1744-1828 (inclusive), Reynell & Coates (Mss: 766 1744-1828)

(c) Correspondence of Boston and Newport Merchants, 1732-1790 (Mss: 732 1732-1790)

(2) RESEARCH FINDINGS

(A) MANUSCRIPTS ON MICROFILM

(I) Account Books of brick and pottery makers in Massachusetts, 1747-1817 (inclusive), 73-7230, Reels 2 (Mss: 605 1747-1817)

- Some building materials mentioned for the 18th century (e.g. Shingles, boards, etc., but without details)

(i) Bane + [Anies?], 1813

(ii) John Parker His Book, 1747

- Earthenware

(iii) Abraham Hews’s Book, Weston, 1780 (Mss 605 1780-1813, H613)

(iv) Robert L. Kearney, 1831

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(II) Wendell family, Business Records, 1722-1865 (inclusive), 69-0509, Reel 1 (Mss: 733, 1722-1865)

- trip to Canso

- Josuah Peirce at Canso, 1728 Ledger

- Canso, August 7, 1724

- Accounts of the Committee for Rebuilding the Boston Court Houses

- Amounts received from Wendell and others

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(III) Records of men and firms engaged in building construction, New York and New England, 1764-1876 (inclusive), Account books of house painters Daniel Rea & Son, Boston, 1764-1802, 86-3168, Reel 1 (Mss: 715 1764-1802, R 281)

- Excellent details on painting and oils

- Painting a gutter and trunk

- Painting a sign board & writing your name on it (name could be written in gold)

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(IV) Account & Records of men engaged in ocean shipping, 1733-1938 (inclusive), 92-2027, Reel 1 (Mss: 733 1733-1745 E 73, Erving, John)

(i) John Erving - General Journal belonging to John Erving, Boston, 1733-1745

- Some building materials and other examples:

(a) Boards and planks [p. 36]

(b) Boards [p. 70]

(c) Edward Milleken of Scarborough Dr to Cash paid Isaac Smith for freight of some lumber he sent to me Vizs: from John [Hill] wright Sixteen Pounds for two Thousand of Boards said Smith sold [him] together with Cash I paid Smith myself twelve Pounds which is in All, Twenty Eight Pounds .................. 28 ...." [p. 261]

(d) Boards [p. 286]

(e) 45253 Feet of Boards Bot of M.r Moore ... [p. 286]

(f) Annapolis Royal 1744 - July 9 [p. 428]

(g) September 19, 1744, Annapolis Royal

- Works

- Henry Bastide

(h) Boards (William Doake) [p. 476]

(i) Boards (William Doake) [p. 519]

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(V) John Baker Ledger, 1769-1834, 71-4597, Reel 1, (Mss: 1 1769-1834 B 167)

- Benjamin Brown 

- pine & spruce shingles 1777 [1] - [p. 9]

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(VI) Nathaniel, William & Soloman Bartlett - Account Books, 1704-1865, 85-3960, Reel 6 (Mss: 1 1704-1856 B 291)

- Nothing of interest for Louisbourg

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(VII) Records of wholesale merchants, 1761-1906, The letterbook of Daniel Parker, (1781-1783) 69-5992, Reel 1 (Mss: 76`1 1781-1783 P238)

- Nothing of interest for Louisbourg

(B) ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPTS

(I) Melatiah Bourne Records, 1728-1803 (Mss: 733, 1727-1803 B 775)

(i) Series 1, Bourne Family, 1737-1803, Box 16

(a) Ship’s papers, schooner Lydia, voyage to Louisbourg, 1759-1760 [f. 24]

(b) Ship’s papers, schooner Lydia, voyage to Louisbourg, 1759 [f. 25]

(c) Ship’s papers, schooner Lydia, voyage to Louisbourg, 1759 [f. 26]

(d) Ship’s papers, schooner Lydia, voyage to Halifax, 1759 [f. 27]