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Guide to the Papers of Aaron Lopez (1731-1782),
1752-94, 1846, 1852, 1953

P-11

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Machine-readable finding aid created by Holly Snyder as MS-Word document. July 1996. Electronic finding aid converted to EAD 2002 by Tanya Elder. November 2004. Description is in English.
April 22, 2005. Updated document-type definition, removed boilerplate entities, added a photograph of a portrait of Aaron Lopez. Tanya Elder

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Lopez, Aaron, 1731-1782
Title: Aaron Lopez Papers
Dates: 1752-94, 1846, 1852, 1953
Abstract: Aaron Lopez (1731-1782) was a Jew of the Converso (converted) community of Portugal. In order to freely practice Judaism, he and his family left Portugal and relocated to British North America settling in Newport, Rhode Island and later, Massachusetts. He began a successful mercantile business and eventually became a key supplier of the American revolutionary forces. The collection contains numerous shipping records along with correspondence and accounts with merchants, mercantile families and firms including Henry Lloyd of Boston, Henry Cruger of Bristol, George Hayley of London, William Stead of Sheffield and New Bedford whaler Joseph Rotch. The collection contains manifests, mercantile accounts, notations, correspondence and inventories of estates for several of the children of Aaron Lopez.
Languages: The collection is in English, Portuguese, Spanish, French and some Hebrew/Yiddish.
Quantity: 7 linear feet (14 manuscript boxes)
Identification: P-11
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
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Biographical Note

photo of Aaron Lopez portrait
Aaron Lopez
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Aaron Lopez
(1731-1782)

Duarte (Aaron) Lopez was born in Portugal in 1731 to well-to-do parents who were part of the Converso community. Raised to practice Judaism only in secret, while maintaining outward conformity with Catholicism to all appearances, Lopez reached maturity, married and had a baby daughter before deciding to leave Portugal for a new, openly Jewish life in British North America, where he joined his older brother Moses. Moses Lopez, who had himself left Portugal in his teens, had come of age in New York City before establishing himself in Newport, Rhode Island, in the early 1740s.

The passage of Aaron Lopez to British America was unique in its directness. Most of the escaping Portuguese conversos made their way first to London, where they were supported for a brief period by Congregation Shaar HaShamaaim (also known as the Spanish and Portuguese Jews Synagogue) at Bevis Marks in return for their open redemption as Jews.

Following his arrival in Newport, Duarte quickly redeemed himself and his family as Jews, assuming the name of Aaron, and with the help of his brother Moses set himself up in business. One of his earliest ventures involved participation in the consortium established by a number of Newport merchants for the manufacture of spermaceti candles. By 1760, his efforts to engage in the wholesale commodities trade had also proved successful. His business activities grew widely over the next 15 years to include whaling and a few ventures in the slave trade, as well as the export of Newport manufactures such as furniture, axes, plank and board, flour, barrel staves and salt fish.

In 1761 Lopez, along with fellow Jew Isaac Elizer, sought naturalization in Rhode Island under the Act of 13 George II, ch. 7, which authorized the naturalization of Jews as well as dissenting Protestant groups as citizens of the crown within the North American colonies after seven years’ residence. However, the two were refused by the colony’s courts as well as by the legislature. Lopez, after seeking the advice of renowned Boston lawyer Samuel Fitch, set up residence in Swansey, Massachusetts, and was finally naturalized at Taunton in October 1762. Elizer was naturalized in New York a year later.

In Newport, Aaron began to establish ties with gentiles of his station, including among them Ezra Stiles, the Congregational minister of the town. Stiles, who had a great scholarly interest in Jewish scripture, came to know members of Newport's Jewish community during his residence in Newport. Following the death of his wife Abigail in 1762, Aaron also established broader ties within Newport's Jewish community by re-marrying the daughter of his business partner, Jacob Rodriguez Rivera.

With the outbreak of the Revolutionary War in 1776, Lopez began to suffer a dramatic downturn in his business, along with most colonial merchants. As the British took Savannah in 1778, Lopez evacuated his family to Leicester, Massachusetts, where he set up a retail shop and a modest commodities trade via overland routes through Salem, Boston and Providence. Over the course of the next four years, he became a key supplier to the American forces, providing such necessities as flour and leather breeches.

In 1782, while on the way to Newport with his family, Aaron Lopez accidentally drowned in Scott's pond in Smithfield, Rhode Island, while watering his horse. He left behind his grieving wife Sarah, devoted father-in-law and business partner Jacob Rodriguez Rivera, and 15 surviving children. Ezra Stiles, now President of Yale University, composed the following epitaph for him:

                  "He was a merchant of eminence,
                  of polite and amiable manners.
                  Hospitality, liberality, and benevolence
                  were his true characteristics.
                  
		  An ornament and valuable pillar to
                  the Jewish society, of which he was a 
                  member. His knowledge in commerce
                  was unbounded and his integrity irreproachable;
		  thus he lived and died, much
		  regretted, esteemed and loved by all."

Chronology

1725 José Lopez, son of Diego José Lopez and his first wife, comes under suspicion of the Holy Office and flees Portugal. In London, José is redeemed as a Jew, changing his name to Moses.
1731 Duarte Lopez born in Lisbon to Diego José Lopez and his second wife.
1750 Duarte marries Anna, the daughter of his half-sister Elizabeth.
1752 Duarte arrives in Newport, Rhode Island, with wife Anna, infant daughter Catherine and younger brother Gabriel. Duarte and Gabriel are circumcised by Benjamin Gomez of New York. Duarte, Anna and Catherine become Aaron, Abigail and Sarah Lopez and Gabriel becomes David Lopez.
1754 Aaron forms a business partnership with Jacob Rodriguez Rivera.
1761 Aaron and Isaac Elizer are refused naturalization by the Rhode Island legislature and courts.
1762 Aaron is naturalized at Taunton, Massachusetts.
Abigail dies at Newport.
1763 Aaron re-marries Sarah, daughter of Jacob Rodriguez Rivera.
1766 Aaron sends his ship America to Lisbon, under command of Jeremiah Osborne, to rescue his older half-brother Miguel with his wife and three teenage sons.
1767 Miguel Lopez and his sons Duarte, José and Joāo are circumcised at Tiverton, and take the names Abraham, Moses, Samuel and Jacob, respectively.
Aaron's elder brother Moses dies at age 51 of apoplexy.
Aaron's eldest daughter Sally, marries Abraham Pereira Mendes of Kingston, Jamaica.
1778 Aaron moves the extended family to Leicester Massachusetts after Newport falls to the British. The family sets up shop at Leicester by overland routes.
1782 Aaron drowns in Scott's Pond at Smithfield, Rhode Island, near Providence, in full view of his family.
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Scope and Content Note

The Papers of Aaron Lopez encompass the breadth of his mercantile activities in Rhode Island and throughout New England during the period preceding the Revolutionary War. The collection comprises a large proportion of the extant Lopez papers, second only to that housed by the Newport Historical Society in Newport. The Aaron Lopez collection comprises accounts and correspondence with local merchants in Newport as well as important mercantile firms and families located elsewhere in British North America and abroad; local artisans, traders, and workmen; and Newport mariners such as Nathaniel Hathaway, Benjamin Allen, Jeremiah Osborne, John Peters, Benjamin Wright and others. The correspondence includes the important merchants Henry Lloyd of Boston, Henry Cruger of Bristol, George Hayley of London, William Stead of Sheffield and New Bedford whaler Joseph Rotch. In short, the Lopez papers reflect the diversity or communal life, social interaction and mercantile activity both within the Jewish community and throughout British North America prior to 1783.

The collection is valuable to researchers interested in general mercantile activities in colonial America, in 18th century whaling activities, in colonial shipping practices, in the marketing of English textiles, and in colonial artisan and manufacturing activities. The collection contains shipping records, mercantile accounts, notations, correspondence and inventories of estates for several of the children of Aaron Lopez. The vast majority of the items are in English, although some correspondents wrote to Lopez in Portuguese, Spanish and French. Additionally, only a few items contain notations in Hebrew or Yiddish (generally not made by Lopez).

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Arrangement

Researchers should note that the collection has recently been reorganized. Previously, the Lopez papers were kept in strict chronological order. In order to restore, to the extent possible, the original order in which the records were kept by their creator, the collection is now divided into four series.

We believe that this new organizational scheme restores the context within which these records were originally created and used, and therefore will facilitate use of the collection by researchers.

The four series of the Lopez Collection are:

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Executive Director of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.

However, researchers are advised that much of the paper in the collection is in extremely poor condition due to prior damage by water and mold, and must be handled carefully. The Society reserves the right to restrict the use, including photocopying, of fragile items in the collection for the purpose of preventing further damage. Researchers should also note that many items, while not fragile, may be difficult to decipher due to stains from prior water damage, foxing, mold, mildew and faded inks.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:
American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011.

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Access Points

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Related Material

Papers of the Seixas Family of Newport and New York
Papers of the Levy Family of Newport and New Orleans
Papers of the Touro Family
Jacques Judah Lyons Collection
Samuel Oppenheim Collection
A.S.W. Rosenbach Collection of Early American Judaica
Morris and Eleanor Soble Collection of American Judaica
American Jewish Historical Society

George Peabody Wetmore Collection
Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA

Papers of Jeremiah Osborne
Peabody-Essex Institute Library, Salem, MA

Papers of Christopher Champlin
New York State Library, Albany, NY

Papers of the Brown Family
John Carter Brown Library, Providence, RI

Papers of Henry Lloyd
Baker Library, Harvard Business School, Cambridge, MA

Papers of Ezra Stiles
Beinecke Rare Book Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Papers of Aaron Lopez
American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, OH
Newport Historical Society, Newport RI
Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, RI
Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT
Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

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Provenance

Purchase, in part, and individual gifts, in part, by Samuel Oppenheim (1915), Lee Max Friedman (1936), and The Sang Foundation (1979).

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following forPublished citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Aaron Lopez Papers; P-11; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, Newton Centre, MA and New York, NY.

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Bibliography

Bigelow, Bruce M. "Aaron Lopez: Merchant of Newport," The New England Quarterly, vol. IV, no. 4 (Oct 1931), pp. 757-776; reprinted in Rhode Island Jewish Historical Notes, vol. 2, no. 1 (June 1956), pp. 4-18.

Broches, Solomon. Jews in New England: Six Monographs, vol. II. New York: Bloch Publishing Co., 1942.

Chyet, Stanley F. Lopez of Newport: Colonial American Merchant Prince. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1970.

Chyet, Stanley F. "Documents: From a Prison in Brazil," The Americas, vol. XXXV, no. 4 (April 1979), pp. 573-580.

Friedman, Lee Max. "Some further sidelights on Aaron Lopez," The Jewish Quarterly Review, vol. XLV, (April 1955), pp. 562-567.

Gutstein, Morris A. Aaron Lopez and Judah Touro: A Refugee and a Son of a Refugee. New York: Behrman's Jewish Book House, 1939.

Gutstein, Morris A. The Story of the Jews of Newport: Two and a Half Centuries of Judaism. 1658-1908. New York: Bloch Publishing Co., 1936.

Hedges, James B. The Browns of Providence Plantations: The Colonial Years. Providence: Brown University Press, 1968.

Marcus, Jacob Rader. The Colonial American Jew, 1492-1776. Volume III. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1970.

Marcus, Jacob Rader. Early American Jewry: The Jews of New York, New England and Canada, 1649-1794. Volume One. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1951.

Massachusetts Historical Society. Commerce of Rhode Island. 1726 -1800. 2 Volumes. Massachusetts Historical Society Collections, 7th Series, vols. IX-X. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1914-1915.

Sarna, Jonathan, Benny Kraut and Samuel K. Joseph (eds.). Jews and the Founding of the Republic. New York: Markus Wiener Publishing, 1985.

Stern, Malcolm H. (comp.). First American Jewish Families: 600 Genealogies. 1654 -1977. Cincinnati: American Jewish Archives and Waltham: American Jewish Historical Society, 1978; Revised edition, 1992.

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

 

Series I: Shipping Records, undated, 1752-1794.

The predominant language of the series is English.
Boxes 1-5
Arrangement:

From notations found within the collection in the hand of Aaron Lopez, it was evident that he kept together all of the receipts for each voyage of a particular vessel, and the intention has been to recreate that scheme of arrangement. Thus, the records within this series are grouped by ship and by captain rather than chronologically; we believe that this arrangement most closely corresponds to the manner in which Lopez himself kept his shipping records. Due to the large number of different ships with similar names, the documents have been arranged first by type of ship (brigantine, schooner, ship, sloop, snow), and then alphabetically by name. Thus, records for the Brigantine Charlotte have been filed separately from those of the Sloop Charlotte and the Schooner Charlotte. In some cases, such as those of the Brigantine Charlotte and the Sloop Industry, there were so many records for the ship that it became necessary to create separate folders for each captain who served as the ship's master.

Box 5, Folder 31 has miscellaneous records regarding various ships and voyages from 1752-1794.

Scope and Content:

This series consists of various shipping records and manifests pertaining to the activities of Aaron Lopez in the import/export trade.

A) Brigantines  

Box Folder Ship Name Sailing Year
1 1 Abigail 1773, 1774
   

Master: Hathaway
Destination: Surinam, 1773
North Carolina and Surinam, 1774

 
1 2 Africa 1766
   

Master: All
Destination: Africa, 1766

 
1 3 Africa 1767
   

Master: All
Destination: Jamaica, 1767

 
1 4 Ann 1771-1772
   

Master: English
Destination: Quebec, 1771
North Carolina and Lisbon, 1771-1772

 
1 5 Apollo 1765-1766
   

Master: Dordin
Destination: Amsterdam, 1765-1766

 
1 6 Caecelia 1770
   

Master: Mackey
Destination: Jamaica, 1770

 
1 7 Charlotte 1765-1766
   

Master: Bowers
Destination: Bristol, 1765-1766

 
1 8 Charlotte 1766-1767
   

Master: Brown
Destination: Dominica and Grenada, 1766-1767

 
1 9 Charlotte 1767-1769
   

Master: Newdigate
Destination: Jamaica and Honduras, 1767, 1768-1769
Bristol and Cork, 1769

 
1 10 Charlotte 1770
   

Master: Wright
Destination: South Carolina, 1770

 
1 11 Charlotte 1771 (2), 1772
   

Master: Hataway
Destination: Surinam, 1771 (2), 1772

 
1 12 Charlotte 1772-1773
   

Master: Shearman
Destination: Gaspee and Jamaica, 1772
Dominica, 1772
Hispaniola and Jamaica, 1772-1773

 
1 13 Charlotte 1773, 1774
   

Master: Bourke
Destination: Curaçāo, 1773
Gibraltar, 1773
Hispaniola, 1774

 
1 14 Charlotte 1775
   

Master: Reply
Destination: North Carolina, 1775

 
1 15 Charlotte 1776
   

Master: Haydon
Destination: Surinam, 1776

 
1 16 Diana 1768
   

Master: Potter
Destination: Jamaica, 1768

 
1 17 Diana 1770
   

Master: Hathaway
Destination: London, 1770

 
1 18 Diana 1771
   

Master: Buckley
Destination: Jamaica and London, 1771

 
1 19 Fox 1776
   

Master: Unknown
Destination: Unknown, 1776

 
1 20 Greyhound 1760-1761
   

Master: Pinnegar
Destination: Jamaica, 1760
Africa, 1761

 
Box Folder Ship Name Sailing Year
2 1 Hannah undated
   

Master: Unknown
Destination: Unknown, undated

 
2 2 Hannah 1769
   

Master: Briggs
Destination: Unknown, 1769

 
2 3 Henry 1770
   

Master: Dean
Destination: Surinam, 1770

 
2 4 Industry 1768
   

Master: Peters
Destination: Tenerife, 1768

 
2 5 Industry 1767, 1769
   

Master: Peters
Destination: Jamaica, 1767, 1769

 
2 6 Industry 1769
   

Master: Peters
Destination: Quebec, 1769
Hispaniola, 1769

 
2 7 Industry 1769
   

Master: Wright
Destination: Unknown, 1769

 
2 8 Leviathan 1772
   

Master: Lothrop
Destination: Whaling Voyage, 1772

 
2 9 Little Hart 1766-1767
   

Master: Unknown
Destination: Jamaica, 1766-1767

 
2 10 Lydia 1775
   

Master: Russell
Destination: Whaling Voyage, 1775

 
2 11 Minerva 1772-1773
   

Master: Clarke
Destination: Honduras and London, 1772-1773

 
2 12 Neptune 1772 (2)
   

Master: Bourke
Destination: Hispaniola, 1772 (2)

 
2 13 Neptune 1773
   

Master: Allen
Destination: Newfoundland, 1773

 
2 14 Royal Charlotte 1772, 1775
   

Master: Hyer
Destination: Jamaica, 1772


Master: Forrester
Destination: Whaling Voyage, 1775

 
2 15 Sally 1766
   

Master: Briggs
Destination: Africa and West Indies, 1766

 
2 16 Sally 1769
   

Master: Hathaway
Destination: Surinam, 1769

 
2 17 Sally 1763
   

Master: Ladd
Destination: London, 1763

 
2 18 Sally 1769
   

Master: Wheeler
Destination: North Carolina, 1769
Quebec, 1769
Nantucket, 1769

 
2 19 Venus undated, 1769
   

Master: Story
Destination: Lisbon, undated
Quebec, 1769
Nantucket, 1769

 

B) Ships 

Box Folder Ship Name Sailing Year
3 1 Affrica 1772, 1773-1775
   

Master: Briggs
Destination: Africa, 1772
Unknown, 1773-1775

 
3 2 America 1765
   

Master: Pope
Destination: Bristol, 1765

 
3 3 America 1765-1766
   

Master: Osborne
Destination: Bristol, 1765-1766

 
3 4 America 1767
   

Master: Peters
Destination: New York and Bristol, 1767

 
3 5 America 1767, 1768
   

Master: Wright
Destination: Jamaica, 1767, 1768

 
3 6 Ann 1773-1774
   

Master: Wright
Destination: unknown, 1773-1774

 
3 7 Clarissa 1775
   

Master: Marsom
Destination: Jamaica, 1775

 
3 8 Cleopatra 1768-1769
   

Master: Hannars
Destination: London, 1768-1769

 
3 9 Cleopatra 1772
   

Master: Bourke
Destination: Hispaniola, 1772

 
3 10 Cleopatra 1772-1773
   

Master: Briggs
Destination: St. Eustace, Barbados and Hispaniola, 1772-1773

 
3 11 Francis 1775
   

Master: Unknown
Destination: Unknown, 1775

 
3 12 Friendship 1765
   

Master: Unknown
Destination: Unknown, 1765

 
3 13 Hope 1764
   

Master: Unknown
Destination: Unknown, 1764

 
3 14 Jacob 1768-1769
   

Master: Eldred
Destination: Jamaica, 1768-1769

 
3 15 Jacob 1771
   

Master: Heffernan
Destination: Jamaica and London, 1771

 
3 16 Jacob 1772
   

Master: Davenant
Destination: London, 1772

 
3 17 Jacob 1773
   

Master: Peters
Destination: Jamaica and London, 1773

 
3 18 Jacob 1775
   

Master: Wiswall
Destination: Whaling Voyage, 1775

 
3 19 Juno 1774-1775
   

Master: Bissell
Destination: Jamaica and London, 1774-1775

 
3 20 Nancy 1773-1774
   

Master: Wright
Destination: Unknown, 1773-1774

 
3 21 Nancy 1774
   

Master: Tomlinson
Destination: Jamaica and London, 1774

 
3 22 New York 1771
   

Master: Jones
Destination: Bristol, 1771

 
3 23 Ocean 1772
   

Master: Peters
Destination: Jamaica and London, 1772

 
3 24 Peter & Ann 1774
   

Master: Blundell
Destination: South Carolina, 1774

 
3 25 Pitt 1764
   

Master: Lindsey
Destination: London, 1764

 
3 26 Pitt 1767-1768
   

Master: Osborne
Destination: Bristol and New York, 1767-1768

 
3 27 Pitt 1768
   

Master: Osborne
Destination: Bristol, 1768

 
3 28 Pitt 1768
   

Master: Frost
Destination: New York, 1768

 

C) Sloops 

Box Folder Ship Name Sailing Year
4 1 Abigail 1765
   

Master: Bremer
Destination: Philadelphia, 1765

 
4 2 Abigail 1770-1772
   

Master: Allen
Destination: Jamaica, 1770
Jamaica and London, 1771-1772

 
4 3 Abigail 1774
   

Master: Hathaway
Destination: Surinam, 1774

 
4 4 Betsey 1769
   

Master: C. Corey
Destination: New Bedford, 1769

 
4 5 Betsey 1769
   

Master: Hull
Destination: New York, 1769

 
4 6 Charlestown 1767, 1769
   

Master: Durfee
Destination: South Carolina, 1767, 1769

 
4 7 Charlotte 1769-1770
   

Master: Story
Destination: Hispaniola, 1770
Tenerife, 1769-1770

 
4 8 Cupid 1772
   

Master: Bardin
Destination: Jamaica, 1772

 
4 9 Dolphin 1764, 1769
   

Master: James
Destination: North Carolina, 1764
Whaling Voyage, 1769

 
4 10 Draper 1771
   

Master: Gills
Destination: New York, 1771

 
4 11 Endeavor 1765-1771
   

Master: Nye
Destination: Whaling Voyages, 1765-1770


Master: Penney
New Bedford, 1770
North Carolina, 1771

 
4 12 Fanny 1769
   

Master: Brown
Destination: Hispaniola, 1769

 
4 13 Florida 1768
   

Master: Harrison
Destination: Maryland, 1768

 
4 14 Friendship 1773-1774
   

Master: Farrint
Destination: Unknown, 1773


Master: Munro
Destination: Charles Town, South Carolina, 1774

 
4 15 George 1771-1774
   

Master: Greene
Destination: Jamaica, 1771
North Carolina and Jamaica, 1772


Master: Earnshey
North Carolina, 1773


Master: W. Corey
Destination: North Carolina, 1774

 
4 16 Greyhound 1770
   

Master: Allen
Destination: Jamaica, 1770

 
4 17 Hope undated, 1769, 1775
   

Master: Grinnell
Destination: Jamaica, undated


Master: Rider
Destination: Unknown, 1769


Master: Unknown
Destination: New Bedford, 1775

 
4 18 Industry 1763-1764
   

Master: Clark
Destination: Unknown, 1763-1764

 
4 19 Industry 1764
   

Master: All
Destination: London, 1764

 
4 20 Industry 1766
   

Master: Hyer
Destination: Jamaica, 1766

 
4 21 Industry 1767
   

Master: Hyer
Destination: Jamaica, 1767

 
4 22 Industry 1769
   

Master: Heffernan
Destination: North Carolina and Jamaica, 1769

 
4 23 Industry 1769
   

Master: Reply
Destination: North Carolina, 1769

 
4 24 Industry 1769
   

Master: Reply
Destination: Whaling Voyage, 1769

 
4 25 Industry 1771
   

Master: Shearman
Destination: North Carolina, 1771

 
4 26 Industry 1770-1771
   

Master: Reply
Destination: North Carolina, 1770-1771
Whaling Voyage, 1771

 
4 27 John 1769
   

Master: White
Destination: Boston and London, 1769

 
4 28 Kingfisher 1774
   

Master: Strange
Destination: Jamaica, 1774

 
4 29 Mary 1767
   

Master: Reply
Destination: Whaling Voyage, 1767

 
4 30 Mary 1768
   

Master: Reply
Destination: Whaling Voyage, 1768

 
4 31 Mary 1769-1771
   

Master: Unknown
Destination: Whaling Voyage, 1769


Master: Unknown
Destination: North Carolina, 1770


Master: Unknown
Destination: Quebec, 1770


Master: Greene
Destination: Hispaniola and Jamaica, 1771

 
4 32 Peggy 1770
   

Master: Farrint
Destination: Hispaniola, 1770

 
4 33 Priscilla 1769
   

Master: Cooke
Destination: Quebec, 1769

 
4 34 Priscilla 1769-1770
   

Master: Hannars
Destination: North Carolina and Hispaniola, 1769-1770

 
4 35 Ranger 1766-1767
   

Master: Unknown
Destination: Unknown, 1766-1767

 
4 36 Reliance 1766, 1769
   

Master: Howland
Destination: New Bedford, 1766


Master: Mayhew
Destination: Unknown, 1769

 
4 37 Richmond 1764
   

Master: Fanning
Destination: North Carolina, 1764

 
4 38 Sally 1773
   

Master: L. Sisson
Destination: Jamaica, 1773

 
4 39 Sally 1776
   

Master: Allen
Destination: Hispaniola, 1776

 
4 40 Sally 1770
   

Master: Greene
Destination: New York, 1770

 
4 41 Speedwell 1770
   

Master: Clouston
Destination: North Carolina, 1770

 
Box Folder Ship Name Sailing Year
5 1 Spry 1764
   

Master: Pinnegar
Destination: Africa, 1764

 
5 2 Swansey 1766
   

Master: Bradfield
Destination: Jamaica, 1766

 
5 3 Thrasher 1768
   

Master: Waldron
Destination: Georgia, 1768
West Indies, 1768

 
5 4 Thrasher 1768-1769
   

Master: Unknown
Destination: Africa, 1768-1769

 
5 5 Thrasher 1769
   

Master: Brown
Destination: Georgia, 1769

 
5 6 Three Friends 1776
   

Master: B. Sisson
Destination: South Carolina, 1776

 
5 7 Three Salleys 1764
   

Master: All
Destination: Unknown, 1764

 
5 8 Three Salleys 1764
   

Master: Burroughs
Destination: North Carolina, 1764

 
5 9 Three Salleys 1765
   

Master: Peters
Destination: Cork, 1765

 
5 10 Two Brothers 1772-1774
   

Master: Daggett
Destination: Unknown, 1772-1774

 
5 11 Acteon 1766
   

Master: Butler
Destination: Whaling Voyage, 1766

 

D) Schooners 

Box Folder Ship Name Sailing Year
5 12 Active 1775
   

Master: Unknown
Destination: Unknown, 1775

 
5 13 Betsey-Ann 1769
   

Master: Wyatts
Destination: Unknown, 1769

 
5 14 Eleanor 1767
   

Master: Allen
Destination: Whaling Voyage, 1767

 
5 15 Eleanor 1767-1768
   

Master: J. Mayhew
Destination: St. Christophers, 1767-1768

 
5 16 Eleanor 1768, 1769
   

Master: J. Mayhew
Destination: Hispaniola, 1768, 1769

 
5 17 Eleanor 1770
   

Master: Reply
Destination: North Carolina, 1770

 
5 18 Gaspee 1773-1774
   

Master: Greene
Destination: North Carolina and Jamaica, 1773-1774

 
5 19 Hopestill 1770
   

Master: Batty
Destination: North Carolina, 1770

 
5 20 Mary 1772
   

Master: Shearman
Destination: Gaspee, 1772

 
5 21 Nancy 1768
   

Master: Newdigate
Destination: Jamaica, 1768

 
5 22 Ranger 1767, 1768
   

Master: Bardine
Destination: Jamaica, 1767, 1768

 
5 23 Roby 1772
   

Master: Unknown
Destination: Unknown, 1772

 
5 24 Sally 1775-1776
   

Master: Kelley
Destination: North Carolina and Falkland Islands, 1775-1776
S. Aborn, Long Island and New Haven, 1776

 
5 25 Susannah and Sarah 1767
   

Master: Pyner
Destination: Jamaica, 1767

 
5 26 Two Brothers 1771
   

Master: Brown
Destination: Gaspee, 1771

 

E) Snows 

Box Folder Ship Name Sailing Year
5 27 Flora 1774, 1775
   

Master: Forrester
Destination: Newfoundland, 1774
London, 1775

 
5 28 Deborah 1774
   

Master: Davenant
Destination: London, 1774

 
5 29 Hero 1770-1771
   

Master: Peters
Destination: London, 1770-1771

 
5 30 Joseph 1770-1771
   

Master: Pyner
Destination: London, 1770-1771
Newfoundland and London, 1771

 

F) Miscellaneous  

Box Folder Title Date
5 31 Ships and Voyages 1752-1794
   

Various masters and destinations

 
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Series II: Mercantile Accounts, undated, 1753-1794.

The predominant language of the series is English with some Spanish and French.
Boxes 6-13
Arrangement:

Primarily arranged by name of port with mercantile accounts in alphabetical order by merchant. Rhode Island ports are: Newport (Boxes 6-9), East Greenwich, Kingston, Providence and Warren (Box 10, Folders 30-44). Massachusetts ports are: Boston, Dartmouth, New Bedford, Salem, Swansey and Worcester (Box 10, Folders 1-29). Box 11 contains other American ports including: New York, Philadelphia and Poughkeepsie; and Foreign ports including: Amsterdam, Bristol, Charles Town, Curaçāo, Halifax, London, Madeira, St. Eustace, St. Nicholas Mole and Sheffield (all filed in alphabetical order). Boxes 12 and 13 contain records of accounts rendered and settled, orders, and invoices, and are grouped together by type of accounting record in chronological order.

Scope and Content:

The series contains accounts transmitted by Lopez or his correspondent for services performed, goods shipped and sold, bills of exchange, labor, etc., which are not associated with any one ship or voyage. Many of the individuals with whom Lopez traded were associated with the shipping trades, and are also well represented in Series I as well as in this series. Series II also includes mercantile records of Joseph Lopez, who carried on his father's trading activities after Aaron's death in 1782.

A) Newport, Rhode Island, A-D 

Box Folder Title Date
6 1 James & Anthony Aborn, Newport 1766-1773
6 2 Capt. Samuel Aborn, Newport 1767-1776
6 3 Capt. Benjamin Allen, Newport 1765-1777
6 4 Samuel Allen, Newport 1767-1787
6 5 Gideon Almy, Newport 1770-1775
6 6 Job Almy, Newport 1763-1787
6 7 Capt. Joshua Amy, Newport 1755-1774
6 8 John Andrews, Newport 1766-1775
6 9 Nathan Angell and Job Smith, Newport 1768-1769
6 10 Elisha Anthony, Newport 1763-1774
6 11 Stephen Ayrault, Newport 1769-1770
6 12 Peleg Barker, Newport 1764-1773
6 13 Jacob Barney, jun., Newport 1760-1774
6 14 Richard Beale, Newport undated
6 15 Joseph Belcher, Newport 1755-1773
6 16 Woodman Billings, Newport 1769-1775
6 17 Nathaniel Bird, Newport 1767-1772
6 18 Matthew Borden, Newport 1763-1764
6 19 John Bours, Newport 1765-1772
6 20 Samuel Bours, Newport 1765-1767
6 21 John Bowen, Newport 1763-1767
6 22 Samuel Brenton, Newport 1763-1774
6 23 Capt. Nathaniel Briggs, Newport 1767-1775
6 24 Francis Brinley, Newport 1763-1781
6 25 Augustus Brown, Newport 1766-1770
6 26 Clarke Brown, Newport 1766-1775
6 27 Capt. George Brown, Newport 1769-1770
6 28 William Brown, Newport 1765-1774
6 29 Lewis Buliod, Newport 1765-1774
6 30 Joseph Burrill, Newport 1769-1778
6 31 Samuel and William Burroughs, Newport 1755-1773
6 32 Richard Bush, Newport 1763-1775
6 33 Silas Casey, Newport 1761-1774
6 34 William Chaloner, Newport, Newburyport 1768-1778
6 35 James Chambers, Newport 1764-1772
6 36 Christopher Champlin, Newport 1764-1774
6 37 Jabez Champlin, Newport 1762-1764
6 38 John Channing, Newport 1760-1772
6 39 Seth Chapin, Newport 1770-1774
6 40 Thomas Child, Newport 1773-1774
6 41 Nathaniel Clark, Newport 1763-1773
6 42 James Clarke, Newport 1772-1774
6 43 Capt. Seth Clarke, Newport 1762-1764
6 44 Walter Clarke, Newport 1768-1770
6 45 Joseph Crandall, jun., Newport 1767-1772
6 46 Thomas Cranston, Newport 1763-1774
6 47 Billings Coggeshall, Newport 1773-1774
6 48 Nathaniel and William Coggeshall, Newport 1762-1774
6 49 Peter Cooke, Newport 1756-1774
6 50 Silas Cooke, Newport 1756-1787
6 51 Gregory Cozzens, Newport 1765-1770
6 52 William Crocker, Newport 1765-1770
6 53 James Cummings, Newport 1767-1772
6 54 Capt. Henry Davenant, Newport 1773-1774
6 55 Samuel Davenport, Newport 1767-1775
6 56 Stephen Deblois, Newport 1760-1773
6 57 Jonathan Devall, Newport 1769-1770
6 58 John Dockray, Newport 1765-1766
6 59 Daniel Donham, Newport 1754-1787
6 60 Benjamin Doubleday, Newport 1762-1772
6 61 Capt. James Duncan, Newport 1765-1776
6 62 Ebenezer Dunton, Newport 1762-1774
6 63 Capt. Joseph Durfee, Newport 1761-1775

B) Newport, Rhode Island, E-K 

Box Folder Title Date
7 1 Capt. Thomas Earnshey, Newport 1772-1774
7 2 James Easton, Newport 1764-1774
7 3 Jonathan Easton, Newport 1762-1767
7 4 Isaac Elizer, Newport 1760-1773
7 5 Bailey Evens, Newport 1772-1774
7 6 William Finch, Newport 1756-1772
7 7 Preserved Fish, Newport 1755-1770
7 8 Henry Collins Flagg, Newport 1762-1769
7 9 Samuel Fowler, Newport 1755-1775
7 10 Miller Frost, Newport 1764-1770
7 11 Capt. William Gandal, Newport 1767
7 12 William Gardner, [Newport] 1766-1774
7 13 Peter Gaynor, Newport 1757-1775
7 14 Thomas George, Newport 1761-1772
7 15 Elisha Gibbs, Newport 1771-1775
7 16 George Gibbs, Newport 1762-1772
7 17 Lewis Ginnedo, Newport 1764-1772
7 18 William Goddard, Newport 1763-1775
7 19 Caleb Godfrey, Newport 1760-1766
7 20 Samuel Goldthwait, Newport 1765-1775
7 21 Thomas Green, Newport 1765-1774
7 22 John Greene and Co., Newport 1763-1774
7 23 Nathanael Greene, Newport 1763-1782
7 24 Samuel Greene, Newport 1766-1772
7 25 William Gyles, Newport 1766-1775
7 26 John Hadwen, Newport 1765-1775
7 27 Joseph Hammond, jun., Newport 1764-1772
7 28 Charles Handy, Newport 1765-1775
7 29 Moses and Samuel Hart, Newport 1760-1773
7 30 Naphtali Hart and Co., Newport 1760-1764
7 31 Nathan Hart, Newport 1763-1772
7 32 Capt. Nathaniel Hathaway, Newport 1768-1774
7 33 Thomas G. Hazard, Newport 1764-1774
7 34 Samuel Henshaw, Newport 1759-1770
7 35 Jeremiah Hill, Newport 1765-1774
7 36 Giles Hosier, Newport 1757-1774
7 37 John and Benjamin Howard, Newport 1765-1774
7 38 John Hubbard, Newport 1768-1769
7 39 Henry Hunter, Newport 1765-1775
7 40 Capt. John Hyer, Newport 1768-1772
7 41 Jonathan Ingell and Elkanah Richmond, Newport 1767-1770
7 42 Joshua Ingraham, Newport 1769-1774
7 43 George Irish, Newport 1767-1772
7 44 John Jenkins, Newport 1760-1764
7 45 John Jepson, Newport 1758-1759
7 46 John Johnson and Co., Newport 1766-1773
7 47 Edward Keeney, Newport 1765-1770

C) Newport, Rhode Island, L-R 

Box Folder Title Date
8 1 Capt. William Ladd, Newport 1763-1774
8 2 Elisha Lawton, Newport 1762-1767
8 3 Moses Levy, Newport 1760-1765
8 4 Moses Lopez, Newport 1755-1764
8 5 James Lucena, Newport 1759-1767
8 6 Samuel Lyndon, Newport 1764-1772
8 7 Uriel Lyon, Newport 1761-1764
8 8 Evan and Francis Malbone, Newport 1754-1774
8 9 Godfrey & John Malbone, Newport 1756-1764
8 10 Gould Marsh, Newport 1772-1774
8 11 Jonathan Marsh, jun., Newport 1755-1773
8 12 Benjamin Mason, Newport 1756-1774
8 13 Capt. John Mawdsley, Newport 1764-1774
8 14 Nathan Miller, Newport 1767-1775
8 15 James Millward, Newport 1763-1774
8 16 Samuel Moses, Newport 1764-1769
8 17 Nathaniel Mumford, Newport 1766-1778
8 18 Paul Mumford, Newport 1769-1770
8 19 Robert Mumford, Newport 1761-1766
8 20 William Mumford, Newport 1760-1772
8 21 Capt. John Newdigate, Newport 1766-1773
8 22 John Newton, Newport 1768-1774
8 23 Samuel Nightengale, jun., Newport 1765-1767
8 24 James Nixon, jun., Newport 1758-1767
8 25 Capt. Jeremiah Osborne, Newport 1765-1772
8 26 Jonathan Otis, Newport 1766-1769
8 27 Henry and John Overing, Newport 1761-1774
8 28 Benjamin Parmenter, Newport 1767-1775
8 29 Simon Pease, jun., Newport 1763-1774
8 30 George Hazard Peckham, Newport 1766-1773
8 31 Caleb Peckham, Newport 1762-1766
8 32 Isaac Peckham, Newport 1761-1765
8 33 Philip Peckham, Newport 1766-1773
8 34 Capt. John Peters, Newport 1767-1774
8 35 Clother Pierce, jun., Newport 1755-1771
8 36 Joseph Pike, Newport 1764-1774
8 37 Capt. William Pinnegar, Newport 1760-1769
8 38 John Pitman, Newport 1754-1774
8 39 Isaac Polock, Newport 1755-1763
8 40 Issachar Polock, Newport 1760-1767
8 41 Jacob Polock, Newport 1769-1770
8 42 Myer Polock, Newport 1761-1772
8 43 Capt. James Potter, Newport 1761-1767
8 44 Thomas Potter, jun., Newport 1766-1767
8 45 William Potter, Newport 1764-1775
8 46 John Price, Newport 1773-1783
8 47 Jacob Richardson, Newport 1760-1787
8 48 Thomas Richardson, Newport 1760-1774
8 49 William Richardson, Newport 1760-1774
8 50 Jacob Rodriguez Rivera, Newport 1754-1794
8 51 James Rogers, Newport 1763-1772
8 52 John Rogers, Newport 1771-1774
8 53 Jonathan Rogers, Newport 1764-1770
8 54 George Rome, Newport 1762-1764
8 55 Joseph and William Russell, Newport 1766-1774

D) Newport, Rhode Island, S-Z 

Box Folder Title Date
9 1 Elisha Sanford, Newport 1767-1774
9 2 Abraham Sarzedas, Newport 1760-1774
9 3 Joshua Saunders, Newport 1755-1766
9 4 Israel Seaman, Newport 1770
9 5 Sylvanus Shaw, Newport 1773-1775
9 6 Benjamin Shearman, Newport 1764-1774
9 7 Capt. Ebenezer Shearman, Newport 1772-1774
9 8 Capt. Seymour Sherwood, Newport 1769-1773
9 9 Robert Shouen, Newport 1767-1772
9 10 Edward Simmons, Newport 1765-1768
9 11 Gideon Sisson, Newport 1755-1773
9 12 Capt. Lavis Sisson, Newport 1774-1776
9 13 John Slocum, Newport 1764-1772
9 14 Joseph Southwick, Newport 1766-1774
9 15 Solomon Southwick, Newport 1773-1787
9 16 Henry Sowle, Newport 1766-1771
9 17 Charles Spooner, Newport 1765-1767
9 18 Samuel Spooner, Newport 1763-1765
9 19 Joab Stafford, Newport 1767
9 20 William Stall, Newport 1773-1775
9 21 Thomas G. Stelle, Newport 1764-1775
9 22 John Stevens, Newport 1755-1770
9 23 William Stevens, Newport 1762-1767
9 24 Capt. Zebediah Story, Newport 1772-1776
9 25 Capt. John Strange, Newport 1763-1774
9 26 George Taber, Newport 1774-1782
9 27 Constant Tabor, Newport 1767-1774
9 28 Caleb Tappan, Newport 1769-1770
9 29 William Tayer, Newport 1767-1775
9 30 Richard Thomas, Newport 1763-1769
9 31 John Thurston, Newport 1761-1774
9 32 Estate of Joseph Thurston, Newport 1769-1775
9 33 Peleg Thurston and Sons, Newport 1761-1770
9 34 William Tilley, Newport 1771-1775
9 35 Jonathan Tillinghast, Newport 1769-1771
9 36 Nicholas and Daniel Tillinghast, Newport 1764-1775
9 37 Thomas Tillinghast, Newport 1766-1769
9 38 Israel Tisdale, Newport 1765-1767
9 39 John Toppham, Newport 1755-1767
9 40 Eleazar Trevett, Newport 1765-1771
9 41 Samuel and John Treby, Newport 1757-1774
9 42 Capt. Peregrine van Emburgh, Newport 1767-1774
9 43 Thomas Vernon, Newport 1754-1774
9 44 Capt. Peter Vredenburgh, Newport 1769-1775
9 45 Henry Wall, Newport 1760-1770
9 46 Oliver Ring Warner, Newport 1765-1770
9 47 Capt. John Warren, Newport 1764-1772
9 48 John and Gideon Wanton, Newport 1763-1766
9 49 Joseph and William Wanton, Newport 1761-1769
9 50 Joseph Wanton, jun., Newport 1756-1763
9 51 Peter Weaver and Benjamin Davis, Newport 1764-1767
9 52 Samuel Whitehorne, Newport 1766-1768
9 53 Benjamin Wickham, Newport 1761-1767
9 54 Thomas Wickham, jun., Newport 1763-1769
9 55 Philip Wilkinson and Daniel Ayrault, Newport 1755-1768
9 56 Benjamin and Anthony Willbour, Newport 1764-1774
9 57 Jonathan Willson, Newport 1755-1774
9 58 Richard Woodman, Newport 1768-1770
9 59 Capt. Benjamin Wright, Newport 1765-1774
9 60 John Wyatt, Newport 1770-1773
9 61 Capt. Lemuel Wyatt, Newport 1763-1767
9 62 Standfast Wyatt, Newport 1766-1786
9 63 Yeates and Cahoone, Newport 1762-1774

E) Massachusetts Ports 

Box Folder Title Date
10 1 Charles Ward Apthorp and Co., Boston 1760-1761
10 2 André Carante, Boston 1779
10 3 Gilbert DeBlois, Boston 1760-1763
10 4 Lewis DeBlois, Boston 1760-1767
10 5 Benjamin Goldthwait, Boston 1778
10 6 Hastings and Lopez, Boston 1781-1783
10 7 Thomas Lee, Boston 1767-1778
10 8 Henry Lloyd, Boston 1760-1767
10 9 Otis and Andrews, Boston 1767-1778
10 10 Daniel Dennison Rogers, Boston 1779
10 11 Nathan Spear, jun., Boston 1778
10 12 Nathaniel Wheatley, Boston 1767-1770
10 13 John White, jun., Boston 1778
10 14 Charles Church and Co., Dartmouth 1763-1771
10 15 William Davis, Dartmouth 1762-1771
10 16 Joseph Rotch and Co., New Bedford 1760-1773
10 17 Rotch and Jarvis, New Bedford 1777-1778
10 18 Cleveland and Flagg, Salem 1778
10 19 Jonathan Hastings, jun., [Salem] 1778
10 20 M. Lafitte, Salem 1778
10 21 Jonathan Lambert, Salem 1778
10 22 Capt. Joseph Lee, Salem 1778
10 23 Jonathan Peele, Salem 1778
10 24 W. Pickman and Co., Salem 1778
10 25 Tucker and Foster, Salem 1778
10 26 Benjamin Bowers, Swansey 1763-1772
10 27 Henry Bowers, Swansey 1762-1774
10 28 Elijah Stephens, Swansey 1761-1763
10 29 John Nazro, Worcester 1781-1783

F) Rhode Island Ports (other than Newport) 

10 30 John Reynolds, East Greenwich 1769-1772
10 31 Rowland Robinson, Kingston 1773-1774
10 32 Joseph Brown and Nicholas Power, Providence 1769-1787
10 33 Nicholas Brown and Co., Providence 1767-1775
10 34 Jacobs and Lopez, Providence 1779-1782
10 35 Tillinghast and Holyroyd, Providence 1772-1782
10 36 Caleb Carr, Warren 1762-1764
10 37 Robert Carr, Warren 1763-1773
10 38 John Child, Warren 1767-1778
10 39 Caleb and Cromwell Childs, Warren 1763-1773
10 40 Sylvester Childs, Warren 1767-1775
10 41 Ebenezer Cole, Warren 1764-1773
10 42 Martin Luther, Warren 1763-1774
10 43 Samuel Luther, Warren 1762-1763
10 44 Caleb Turner, Warren 1771-1774

G) Other American and Foreign Ports 

Box Folder Title Date
11 1 Daniel Crommelein and Sons, Amsterdam 1773-1783
11 2 John Turner and Son, Amsterdam 1760-1771
11 3 Henry Cruger, Bristol 1765-1773
11 4 Isaac Da Costa, Charles Town 1764-1765
11 5 Lane Bensons and Vaughn, Cork 1766
11 6 David Haim Dovale, Curaçāo 1773
11 7 Godfrey Laycock, Halifax 1761-1769
11 8 Hayley and Hopkins-Accounts current & interest, London 1768-1774
11 9 Hayley and Hopkins-Invoices for merchandise, London 1769-1773
11 10 Hayley and Hopkins-Insurance, London 1770-1774
11 11 Hayley and Hopkins-Account sales and freight, London 1769-1774
11 12 George Hayley, London 1767-1768
11 13 William Stead, London 1763-1770
11 14 Ximenes and Lousada, London 1769
11 15 Joseph Gardoqui and Sons, Madeira 1780-1782
11 16 Capt. Joseph Reply, New Bern 1764-1775
11 17 Samuel Broome and Co., New York 1769-1770
11 18 John Harris Cruger, New York 1767-1770
11 19 Capt. Joshua de St. Croix, New York 1764-1775
11 20 Walter and Samuel Franklin, New York 1760-1765
11 21 Isaac Guion, New York 1770
11 22 Uriah Hendricks, New York 1760-1774
11 23 John Hull, New York 1769-1770
11 24 James Jauncey, New York 1760
11 25 Capt. Robert Lawton, New York 1755-1772
11 26 Hayman Levy, New York 1760-1779
11 27 Daniel Ludlow, New York 1772-1773
11 28 Gabriel Ludlow, New York 1760-1769
11 29 Mercer and Ramsey, New York 1760
11 30 Stephen Rapalye, New York 1770-1775
11 31 Abraham Remsen, New York 1765-1767
11 32 Charles Hinckley, Norwich 1768-1769
11 33 Jabez Perkins, Norwich 1773-1775
11 34 Capt. Joseph Anthony, Philadelphia 1763-1774
11 35 Capt. William Grinnell, Philadelphia 1769-1774
11 36 Capt. Valentine Wightman, Philadelphia 1769
11 37 Woodham and Young, Philadelphia 1761
11 38 Cornelius TerBush, Poughkeepsie 1782
11 39 Samson Mears, St. Eustace 1769-1774
11 40 Manuel Rodrigues, St. Nicholas Mole undated
11 41 Broadbent and Bland, Sheffield 1762-1767

H) Miscellaneous Figures and General Accounts 

Box Folder Title Date
12 1 Accounts for Ships' Cargos, Newport undated
12 2 Accounts for Ships' Outfits, Newport undated
12 3 Shop Goods Inventory, Newport undated
12 4 Accounts for Spermaceti, oil & head matter, Newport 1756-1768
12 5 Oil house and spermaceti refinery, Newport 1754-1770
12 6 Accounts for Laborers, Newport 1763-1773
12 7 Household Accounts, Newport 1757-1787
12 8 Accounts for Sugar, Molasses and Rum, Newport 1755-1778
12 9 Accounts for Flour and Bread, Newport 1765-1782
12 10 Accounts for Wood, Board, Staves and Plank, Newport 1760-1774
12 11 Accounts for Freight, Trucking and Cartage, Newport 1755-1782
12 12 Accounts-Bills of Exchange 1755-1782
12 13 Miscellaneous unidentified figures undated
12 14 Miscellaneous invoices 1760-1769
12 15 Miscellaneous invoices 1770-1778
12 16 Miscellaneous invoices 1779-1780
12 17 Miscellaneous orders 1755-1769
12 18 Miscellaneous orders 1770-1787
Box Folder Title Date
13 1 Miscellaneous bills 1753-1768
13 2 Miscellaneous bills 1769
13 3 Miscellaneous bills 1770-1787
13 4 Unidentified and damaged accounts undated
13 5 Miscellaneous accounts rendered and settled 1753-1763
13 6 Miscellaneous accounts rendered and settled 1764-1766
13 7 Miscellaneous accounts rendered and settled 1767
13 8 Miscellaneous accounts rendered and settled 1768-1769
13 9 Miscellaneous accounts rendered and settled 1770
13 10 Miscellaneous accounts rendered and settled 1771-1772
13 11 Miscellaneous accounts rendered and settled 1773
13 12 Miscellaneous accounts rendered and settled 1774
13 13 Miscellaneous accounts rendered and settled 1774
13 14 Miscellaneous accounts rendered and settled 1775-1781
13 15 Miscellaneous accounts rendered and settled 1782-1787
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Series III: Correspondence, 1752-1783, 1953.

The predominant language in this series is English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
Box 14, Folders 1-38
Arrangement:

The original correspondence files have been arranged by correspondent in chronological sequence; the typescripts have been arranged strictly by chronology.

Scope and Content:

This series consists of general correspondence in both holograph and typescript format. The original manuscript correspondence comprises 66 items (some of which have been microfilmed); the remaining files are typescripts of holographic Lopez correspondence found in the Newport Historical Society and other repositories.

Box Folder Title Date
14 1 Hayley and Hopkins (London) 1766-1772
14 2 Henry Lloyd (Boston) 1767
14 3 Abraham Pereira Mendes (Jamaica) 1767-1768
14 4 Abraham Lopez (Jamaica) 1770-1771
14 5 James Lucena (Savannah, Georgia) 1771-1772
14 6 Joshua Hart (Charlestown, South Carolina) 1772
14 7 Silas Cooke (Middletown, Rhode Island) 1776
14 8 Moses de Daniel Gomez (Philadelphia) 1780
14 9 David Lopez, jun. (Boston & Providence) 1782-1783
14 10 Miscellaneous holograph correspondence 1758-1783
14 11 Typescript correspondence 1752
14 12 Typescript correspondence 1753
14 13 Typescript correspondence 1754
14 14 Typescript correspondence 1756
14 15 Typescript correspondence 1757
14 16 Typescript correspondence 1759
14 17 Typescript correspondence 1760
14 18 Typescript correspondence 1761
14 19 Typescript correspondence 1762
14 20 Typescript correspondence 1763
14 21 Typescript correspondence 1764
14 22 Typescript correspondence 1765
14 23 Typescript correspondence 1767
14 24 Typescript correspondence 1768
14 25 Typescript correspondence 1769
14 26 Typescript correspondence 1770
14 27 Typescript correspondence 1771
14 28 Typescript correspondence 1772
14 29 Typescript correspondence 1773
14 30 Typescript correspondence 1774
14 31 Typescript correspondence 1775
14 32 Typescript correspondence 1776
14 33 Typescript correspondence 1777
14 34 Typescript correspondence 1779
14 35 Typescript correspondence 1780
14 36 Typescript correspondence 1781
14 37 Typescript correspondence 1782
14 38 Newspaper article about Lopez, The Jewish Advocate, "Aaron Lopez-Newport, 1777" January 15, 1953
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Series IV: Photostats from other Repositories (Naturalization Papers and Shipping Records and Manifests) and Estate Inventories for Joshua Lopez and Juliet Lopez Levy , 1762-1764, 1766, 1771, 1772, 1846, 1852.

The predominant language in this series is English.
Box 14, Folders 39-41
Arrangement:

Arranged by individual Lopez family member.

Scope and Content:

Consists of photostats (donated by Boston attorney and collector Lee Max Freidman) pertaining to the various efforts of Aaron Lopez to obtain naturalization as a British citizen in Rhode Island and Massachusetts between 1760 and 1762. Among the Photostats are ship records and manifests for the Ship Cleopatra; Master, Nathaniel Briggs; Destination, Barbados and St. Nicholas Mole, 1772 (see also Box 3, Folder 10); the Sloop Industry; Master, John Hyer; Destination, Jamaica, 1766 (see also Box 4, Folder 20); and the Sloop Swansey; Master, Francis Bradfield; Destination, Kingston in Jamaica, 1766 (see also Box 5, Folder 2). The folder also includes an Aaron Lopez account with Yeates and Cahoone, unknown city of residence, 1771. [NB: The originals of these records can be found in the Suffolk Files collection of the Massachusetts State Archives and in the collection of the Rhode Island State Archives]. In addition, this Series contains Inventories of Estates for two of the children of Aaron Lopez, Joshua and Juliet.

Box Folder Title Date
14 39 [Aaron Lopez] Naturalization Papers [Shipping Records and Manifests] (photostats from other repositories) 1762-1764, 1766, 1771, 1772
14 40 Joshua Lopez (Inventory of Estate) 1846
14 41 Juliet Lopez Levy (Inventory of Estate) 1852
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