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Collection Number: 02980

Collection Title: Colin Shaw Memorial Collection, 1819-1907.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 120 items)
Abstract The collection includes papers of the Hallett (or Hallet) family and Howes family, two seafaring families of Dennis, Cape Cod, Mass. The bulk are papers of several generations of the Howes family, including correspondence, children's compositions, bills, receipts, business letters, a household account book, 1866, and a diary kept by Laban Howes on a voyage on a cargo ship from Boston, Mass., 1869. Also included are bills, receipts, correspondence, a ship inventory, and hand-marked sea charts of Captain Augustus Hallet, 1860-1869.
Creator Hallett family.



Howes family.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Colin Shaw Memorial Collection, #2980, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Ruth Faison Shaw, November 1953.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The Hallett (or Hallet) and Howes families were seafarers of Dennis, Cape Cod, Mass. Family members mentioned in the papers include Laban Howes (fl. 1879), Augustus Hallet (fl. 1860-1869), Jonathan Howes, Alexander Howes, Willis Howes, Cyrus Howes, Persis Howes, J. C. Howes, Cora Howes, Labe Howes, and Calvin C. Howes.

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The collection includes papers of the Hallett (or Hallet) and Howes families. The bulk are papers of several generations of the Howes family, including correspondence, children's compositions, bills, receipts, business letters, a household account book, 1866, and a diary kept by Laban Howes on a voyage on a cargo ship from Boston, Mass., 1869. Also included are bills, receipts, correspondence, a ship inventory, and hand-marked sea charts of Captain Augustus Hallet, 1860-1869. There is also an unrelated New Orleans, La., city bond, 1862.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, July 2010

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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