Captain Benjamin Jenne papers
This collection contains the business papers of Captain Benjamin Jenne. The materials represent the typical paperwork of the import and export business, such as bills of lading, invoices, and insurance claims.
- Jenne, Benjamin, Captain, d. 1804 (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Captain Benjamin Jenne was a shipmaster in Baltimore, Maryland. He lived in Fells Point at 12 Aliceanna Street with his wife and children. He sailed for several shipping companies, including Moore and Co., Rathbone and Benson, and J. Ogleby and D. Winchester. He frequently traveled to Caribbean, especially Haiti, and to ports in Europe, such as Liverpool, England and Trieste, Italy on behalf of his employers. He captained the Experiment, Maria Carolina, Welcome Return, Philip, and Paragon. He died in 1804.
0.42 Linear Feet (1 full Hollinger box)
Language of Materials
The papers in this collection are arranged chronologically.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Samuel Pattison Rea, January 1945.
Scope and Contents
The collection contains the business papers of Captain Benjamin Jenne. Correspondence, bills, and receipts make up the bulk of the documents. The materials represent the typical paperwork of the import and export business, such as bills of lading, invoices, and insurance claims. The letters often contained directions from the companies Jenne worked for regarding shipments and sales of goods. An account of an encounter with the sloop of war, Trumbull, and letters regarding trade with St. Domingo might be of particular interest. The papers are arranged chronologically.
- Guide to the Captain Benjamin Jenne papers
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- Lara Westwood
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- 2019-10-18: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Mallory Herberger.