Frost Family Papers, ca. 1660 -1922 – MS034

Frost Family Papers, ca. 1660 -1922 – MS034

Provenance: The Frost Family Papers were donated to the Portsmouth Athenaeum in 1991 by Peter and Marnie Frost.

Citation: Frost Family Papers ( MS034), Portsmouth Athenaeum

Size: 3 Hollinger Boxes

Summary

Business and personal correspondence, deeds, tax papers, estate papers, account books, poems, weather log (1845-1849), and miscellaneous papers of Frost family members. The collection also includes papers of the Tredick family including the will (1819) of Margaret Tredick. Persons represented include George Frost (1750-1808), merchant (son of Joseph and Margaret (Colton) Frost of New Castle), and his wife Abigail (Bell) Frost, their son Captain Thomas Bell Frost (1784-1856), ship captain and customs inspector, who married Sarah White in 1806, their son John Simpson Frost (1819-1858) and his wife, Sarah (Chesley) Frost and their son, Thomas Bell Frost (1845-1930), teacher and his wives (1) Pauline (Tarleton) Frost and (2) Sarah (Weir) Frost.

Biographical Notes

George Frost (1750-1808), son of Joseph and Margaret Colton Frost of New Castle. Eorge was a merchant engaged in trade with Europe and the West Indies, and a Justice of the Peace in New Castle. He married Abigail Bell of New Castle in 1770 and had thirteen children.

Capt. Thomas Bell Frost (1784-1856), son of George and Abigail Frost of New Castle. Thomas was a sea captain and customs inspector in New Castle, a soldier during the War of 1812, and a New Castle representative in the New Hampshire legislature. He married Sarah White of New Castle in 1806 and had eight children.

John Simpson Frost (1819-1858), son of Capt. Thomas Bell and Sarah (White) Frost. He moved to Durham and married Sarah Chesley; they had six children.

Thomas Bell Frost (1845-1930), son of John Simpson Frost and Sarah Chesley, was a school teacher in New Castle, involved in the insurance business in Portland, worked as a book keeper in Boston, and was elected city treasurer and collector of taxes in Chelsea, MA. He married (1) Pauline Tarleton of New Castle and (2) Sarah Weir of Chelsea, by whom he had one child.

Series List

I. Correspondence

A. George Frost (1750-1808)

B. Thomas B. Frost (1784-1856) and John S. Frost (1819-1858)

C. Thomas B. Frost (1845-1930)

D. Miscellaneous unidentified or undated

II. Financial

III. Legal Documents

IV. Shipping Documents

V. Town of New Castle, New Hampshire

VI. Town of Chelsea, Massachusetts

VII. Miscellaneous

 

I. Correspondence

A. George Frost (1750-1808)

Folder 1 Correspondence 1763-1811

Letters are primarily to and from George Frost of New Castle regarding shipping.

1763 May 31 Johannah Holowell (Boston) to Sampson Sheafe regarding a disputed piece of estate land (unknown individual). Other heirs to the disputed land include Henry Tredick, Elisabeth Halls (?sp), and Mary Michel.

1768 Jan 20 Joseph Frost (New Castle) to George Frost regarding purchase of books at Boston or Newbury, also mentions a “nervis fever” that has sickened several in New Castle, including Abigail Blunt.

1771 April 27 John Pitts (Boston) to George Frost regarding goods delivered to Capt Furnell.

1771 June 28 John Pitts (Boston) to George Frost regarding goods received from Capt Furnell.

1771 Nov 23 John Pitts (Boston) to George Frost

1771 Dec 24 William Pitts (Boston) to George Frost (?) regarding goods to be sent to Frost

1771 Aug 31 John Pitts (Boston) to George Frost (New Castle)

1771 Nov 15 John Pitts (Boston) to unknown (George Frost ?) regarding goods being shipped and an upcoming voyage

1772 Apr 13 John Pitts (Boston) to George Frost (New Castle) regarding shipment

1772 July 12 John Pitts (Boston) to George Frost (New Castle)

1772 Aug 13 John Pitts (Boston) to George Frost (New Castle)

1778 Apr 14 John Crane (Chichester) to George Frost

1778 Oct 20 George Frost (New Castle) to unknown

1778 Oct 20 William Frost (Falmouth ?) to George Frost (New Castle)

1782 July 5 Samuel Tufts (Newburyport) to George Frost

1783 Sept 9 George Frost Jr. (New Castle) to Thomas Walley (Boston)

1784 Sept 7 George Frost (New Castle) to Ebenezer Foy regarding two barrel of cider being stored by Frost

1790 June 7 James Kettell (Newburyport) to George Frost (New Castle)

1790 June 27 James Kettell (Newburyport) to George Frost (New Castle) regarding lottery ticket sales

1790 Sept 10 Henry Gibbs to George Frost (New Castle) regarding lottery prizes

1791 Feb 25 James Sheafe (Portsmouth) to Capt John Simpson (New Castle) regarding the death of family member, Capt. Robert White. Note states that Capt. White died December 3, 1790 at 7pm on board the Brig Active ___.

1792 Feb 4 George Frost (New Castle) to child (George Frost is uncle to) regarding the death of the child’s father.

1792 Apr 13 J[oseph] Whipple (Portsmouth) to George Frost (New Castle) regarding William Jarvis proceeding to Marblehead on the Sloop Sally

1793 Aug 17 George Frost (New Castle) to Edward P. Hayman regarding the debt due to William Hyslop [?] of Boston

1794 May 14 J[oseph] Whipple (Custom House Portsmouth) to George Frost (New Castle) mentions Capt. French procuring a bondsman

1798 June 10 Mary Chase (Portland) to (parents) John Simpson (New Castle) regarding visiting Portsmouth and looking for “a girl” servant

1804 Nov 25 William C. Frost (Dover) to George Frost (New Castle) William reports that he would like to visit but is very busy as Capt. Daniel Henderson is in Concord to be a representative

1804 Dec 10 William C. Frost (Dover) to George Frost (New Castle) mentions the death of Aunt Simpson and Mrs. Mullings.

1805 March 26 William Frost (Dover) to George Frost (New Castle) mentions that his brother John had an accident in the West Indies

1805 April 5 William C. Frost (Dover) to George Frost (New Castle) refers to the death of his Uncle Chase

1811 Jan 20 John White (Portland) to Mehetable White (parents) refers to difficult times of children in the family

 

B. Thomas B. Frost (1784-1856) and John S. Frost (1819-1858)

Folder 2 Correspondence 1845-1853

Letters are primarily to and from John S. Frost of New Castle and Thomas B. Frost while in Concord. Also includes letters from Henry Frost in Martinique, which discuss labor problems on the island following emancipation. Thomas B. Frost appears to be managing tenants at the property of John S. Frost, who is residing in Durham. There is frequent discussion of sale of wood and flour and shipments between Portsmouth and Durham.

1848 July 9 Louisa (Durham) to brother John S. Frost (New Castle)

1850 Jan 3___ Stevens to unknown

1850 June 8 Thomas B. Frost to John S. Frost (New Castle)

1850 June 24 John S. Frost (Concord) to Thomas B. Frost (father of John) discusses farm activities, family members, illness, “Concord is a pleasant place but I had rather be plowing the ocean for a living.”

1850 June 30 Thomas B. Frost (Concord) to unknown

1850 July 2 John S. Frost (New Castle) to Thomas B. Frost regarding family matters, illness and care from doctor, farming, selling hay, tending potatoes, lack of work painting and neighbors

1850 Aug 12 Frost Family genealogy beginning with children of Honorable John Frost and his wife, Mary Pepperrell

1851 Aug 22 L. B. Town [?sp] Portland to John S. Frost regarding construction of “the lattice work frame for the magazines.”

1852 Aug 18 Thomas B. Frost (New Castle) to John S. Frost [?]

1853 Jan 8 Henry Frost (Martinique) to Thomas B. Frost (uncle) discusses the challenges of finding labor on the island since emancipation and trade, stating “the negroes have become such gentlemen since their freedom.”

1853 Feb 23 Petition to the Secretary of the Treasury to appoint Thomas B. Frost, Inspector and Boarding Officer [hand written copy]

1853 April 4 Thomas B. Frost (New Castle) to Mary Eckhart (Savannah, Georgia) regarding illness and death of children and adults

1853 April 5 Thomas B. Frost (New Castle) to Nathaniel B. Baker (Concord) regarding an introduction to Zenes Clement, collector at Portsmouth and his desired position in New Castle as Inspector and Boarding Officer and his past as “Master of a vessel thirty four years in West Indies Business…”

1853 May 3 Thomas E. Oliver (New Castle) to Zenes Clement (Sanbornton) recommendation for Thomas B. Frost to be appointed Inspector and Boarding Officer

1853 June 6 Thomas B. Frost (New Castle) to Zenas Clement regarding his desire to be Inspector and Boarding Officer

1853 June 27 Henry Frost (Martinique) to [Thomas B. Frost] (uncle) regarding labor troubles since emancipation

1853 July 23 Sarah R. Frost (Durham) to [Thomas B. Frost] (father) regarding sale of hardwood timber, which she had arranged

1853 Aug 11 John S. Frost (Durham) to [Thomas B. Frost] (father) regarding sale of timber

1853 Oct 16 Thomas B. Frost (New Castle) to John S. Frost regarding family members illness

1853 Oct 19 John S. Frost (Durham) to Thomas B. Frost (New Castle) regarding sale of timber

1853 Oct 25 Thomas B. Frost (New Castle) to John S. Frost

1853 Oct 26 John S. Frost (Durham) to Thomas B. Frost (New Castle) discusses sale of timber, dressmaker and family matters

1853 Dec 23 Thomas B. Frost (New Castle) to John S. Frost discusses sale of timber, family matters, activities of women, strawberry picking and making cakes

 

Folder 3 Correspondence 1854

Primarily correspondence between Sarah Frost and her husband, John S. Frost, of Durham and his father, Thomas B. Frost in New Castle, discussing family matters, dealing in flour, work and lack of, community matters, deaths, illness, etc. Letters frequently discuss renters who appear to be renting John Frost’s property in New Castle, while he lives in Durham. There is frequent discussion of travel and shipments on the gundalow between Portsmouth and Durham.

1854 Jan 10 John S. Frost (Durham) to Thomas B. Frost discusses a stillbirth where the woman had fallen picking blackberries

1854 Jan 28 Thomas B. Frost (New Castle) to John S. Frost mentions taking the train to Portsmouth, price of bread, the Brig Acadian arriving in Wilmington

1854 Feb 21 Sarah R. Frost to [Thomas B. Frost] mentions the marriage of Thomas and Mrs. Bell

1854 Feb 24 Thomas B. Frost (New Castle) to [Sarah Frost] mentions Sarah being lonely as John had left for Boston to find work

1854 March 5 John S. Frost (Durham) to Thomas B. Frost discusses coming home due to lack of work in Boston

1854 March 12 Thomas B. Frost (New Castle) to John S. Frost requesting that he come to visit after the election, lack of tenants in New Castle house, discusses requesting that the committee put the school under the direction of Miss Odell, also mentions deaths in New Castle.

1854 April 5 Thomas B. Frost (New Castle) to Sarah Frost

1854 April 16 Thomas B. Frost (New Castle) to Sarah R. Frost mentions John being in Boston but encouraging him to return in the summer when there will be “plenty of work here.”

1854 April 21 John S. Frost (Durham) to Thomas B. Frost discusses deal to purchase flour and goes into detail about his injury or illness that has caused him pain from his chest around to his back

1854 April 29 Thomas B. Frost (New Castle) to John S. Frost regarding work that needs to be done in New Castle

1854 May 24 Thomas B. Frost (New Castle) to John S. Frost request from a tenant in New Castle to fix the pump which had frozen during the winter

1854 May 28 John S. Frost (Durham) to Thomas B. Frost (New Castle)

1854 June 18 John S. Frost (Durham) to Thomas B. Frost discusses strawberries being ready for picking, as well as purchase of flour and fish

1854 June 26 John S. Frost (Durham) to Thomas B. Frost disappointed that he had not come to pick strawberries

1854 July 11 Thomas B. Frost (New Castle) to John S. Frost (Durham) regarding a delivery that he was having trouble sending to Durham

1854 Aug 6 Henry Frost to Thomas B. Frost discussing trade

1854 Aug 22 John S. Frost (Durham) to Thomas B. Frost regarding maintenance of the house, painting and repairs

1854 Aug 25 Thomas B. Frost (New Castle) to John S. Frost discusses the price of flour

1854 Oct 10 John S. Frost (Durham) to Thomas B. Frost (New Castle) discusses shipment on the gundalow (gondola), apple crop and cider

1854 Oct 15 Thomas B. Frost (New Castle) to John S. Frost (Durham) congratulating on the birth of a son, death of Esther Frost

1854 Nov 6 John S. Frost (Durham) to Thomas B. Frost travel on the gundalow from Portsmouth

1854 Dec 17 John S. Frost (Durham) to Thomas B. Frost invitation to come from Christmas day and discusses mental illness of Miss Odell who “talks with her departed friends”

1854 Dec 24 Thomas B. Frost to John S. Frost mentions illness and selling slab wood

 

Folder 4 Correspondence 1855-1857

Letters continue to frequently discuss Thomas B. Frost apparent management of tenants at the property of John S. Frost, who is residing in Durham. There is frequent discussion of sale of wood and flour and shipments between Portsmouth and Durham, including gundalow shipments. The final letter varies from the rest and includes specific instructions for the treatment of Scarlett Fever.

1855 Jan 10 Thomas B. Frost (New Castle) to John S. Frost selling slab wood, shipping flour and making soap

1855 Feb 25 John S. Frost (Durham) to Thomas B. Frost mentions taking on a carpentry job for “the rich man…across the street” Benjamin Thompson

1855 Apr 29 John S. Frost (Durham) to Thomas B. Frost tells of an accident with his son in the wood yard, recovering from having his arm nearly cut off and his father’s illness

1855 May 26 George H. Frost (New Castle) to John S. Frost requesting he board in Durham for some time for health reasons

1855 June 3 John S. Frost (Durham) to Thomas B. Frost discusses shipments between Portsmouth and Durham on the gundalow, John is painting the church in Durham

1855 June 24 Sarah R. Frost (daughter-in-law) to Thomas B. Frost mentions John’s work on the Durham Town Hall

1855 Aug 31 John S. Frost (Durham) to Thomas B. Frost regarding a real estate or loan transaction where he is lent money by Benjamin Thompson and Miss Blydenbury

1855 Sept 5 John S. Frost (Durham) to Thomas B. Frost regarding a real estate transaction and insurance

1855 Sept 14 Freeman D. Osgood (Roxbury) to Thomas B. Frost [?] regarding insurance on property

1855 Nov 19 Thomas B. Frost to Freeman D. Osgood regarding an insurance policy, also mentions amount of rent paid by tenants

1855 Dec 1 Freeman D. Osgood (Roxbury) to Thomas B. Frost payment for insurance policy

1855 Dec 9 John S. Frost (Durham) to Thomas B. Frost describes “Lucinda” wallpapering her room and running out of paper, a project repairing a chimney and rent and debt collection

1855 Dec 28 John S. Frost (Durham) to Thomas B. Frost mentions the high price of corn and meal necessitating the slaughter of his pig; also wallpapering house, with descriptions of the paper

1856 Feb 3 Sarah R. Frost and John S. Frost (Durham) to Thomas B. Frost mentions use of Mr. Thompson’s horse and his two buffalo, discussion of travel from Portsmouth to Durham and about the abundant wood that will be coming from Durham to Portsmouth in the spring

1856 Feb 4 Freeman D. Osgood (Roxbury) to Thomas B. Frost regarding insurance policy

1856 Feb 11 John S. Frost (Durham) to Thomas B. Frost mentions cutting ice and hauling it to the ice house, as well as more work for Benjamin Thompson

1856 March 8 Freeman D. Osgood (Roxbury) to Mr. Frost regarding rent payment

1856 March 9 John S. Frost to (Durham) to Thomas B. Frost discusses politics and work for Benjamin Thompson

1856 April 8 John S. Frost (Durham) to Thomas B. Frost discusses project of painting the church/meeting house, finding laborers to work for him and purchasing a cow

1856 May 4 Thomas B. Frost to Freeman D. Osgood payment of rent and discussion of selling the house

1856 May 11 John S. Frost (Durham) to Thomas B. Frost regarding painting a house and illness

1856 May 16 Freeman D. Osgood (Roxbury) to Thomas B. Frost regarding repairs to house, travel to New Castle and desire to sell the house

1857 Dec 28 N. W. Oliver (Portsmouth) to John S. Frost regarding treatments for a suspected Scarlett Fever outbreak, includes specific medicines and procedures to follow

 

C. Thomas B. Frost (1845-1930)

Folder 5 Correspondence 1861-1894

Thomas B. Frost and John S. Frost have both died by 1861, so the letters are primarily related to John S. Frost’s son, Thomas B. Frost and his wife, Pauline. Some letters in the folder are from and to individuals who have an unknown connection to the Frost family, many also are not identified as to the author or recipient.

1861 Oct 1 Lucius Alden (Minister of the Church in New Castle) Letter of reference for Thomas B. Frost

1861 Oct 28 A. L. Mellows (Teacher in New Castle) Letter of reference for Thomas B. Frost

1862 Feb 12 V. M. Coleman (Teacher in New Castle) Letter of reference for Thomas B. Frost

1864 Feb 17 John S. Woodman to Thomas B. Frost Invitation to come and stay

1865 Feb 6 John S. Woodman to Thomas B. Frost Regarding lumber

1865 Dec 5 A. M. Hoyt (Fort Constitution) Letter of reference for Thomas B. Frost

1866 Jan 2 Pauline (Andover, MA) to Miss Bowles discusses being away at school, prayer meetings and religion

1866 Jan 17 Pauline (Andover, MA) to Miss Bowles discusses being away at school, prayer meetings and religion

1866 Feb 16 Pauline (Andover, MA to Miss Bowles discusses being away at school, prayer meetings and religion

1866 Apr 18 Pauline (Andover, MA) to Miss Bowles discusses being away at school, prayer meetings and religion

1872 April Taylor & Co. (Boston) to Mrs. Emerson inquiring about two properties for sale in New Castle, there is a newspaper advertisement clipping attached to the letter describing the two properties, one described as a house and the other as a parcel of 12 acres of land “in full view of the ocean and of shipping entering and leaving the harbor, one of the most desirable locations in New England for the erection of a Seaside Hotel.”

1873 July 30 W. Augustus Hannah (Portland) to Thomas —- discusses boarding and visiting

1881 Feb 24 Alfred Blanchard to unknown

1881 Feb 25 Charles A. Moore and Martin Luscomb (Boston) Letter of recommendation for Thomas B. Frost

1884 May 2 Sarah Frost [?] to Thomas B. Frost [?] regarding family matters, health and property

1884 Dec 24 Thomas B. Frost (Boston) to the International Trust Company resigning from his position as bookkeeper

1885 June 14 Sarah Frost [?] to Thomas B. Frost [?] regarding family matters, health and property in New Castle

1886 Aug 12 Sarah Frost [?] to Thomas B. Frost [?] regarding family matters and illness

1886 Aug 13 Emma Closson [?] to Thomas B. Frost [?] regarding the death of her friend Pauline

1886 Sept 30 Sarah Frost [?] to Thomas B. Frost [?] regarding family matters and illness

1888 Feb 28 Sarah Frost [?] to Thomas B. Frost [?] regarding family matters and illness

1888 Dec 16 Emma D. Closson [?] to Thomas B. Frost [?] congratulating on his new marriage

1889 March 10 Sarah Frost [?] to Thomas B. Frost [?] regarding family matters and illness

1890 Aug 8 Sadie —- to unknown regarding travel to Lawrence and family matters

1890 Sept 16 Sarah Frost [?] to Thomas B. Frost [?] regarding family matters

1891 April 5 Sarah Frost [?] to Thomas B. Frost [?] regarding family matters

1891 May 10 Sarah Frost [?] to Thomas B. Frost [?] regarding family matters

1891 Nov 8 Sarah Frost [?] to Thomas B. Frost [?] regarding family matters

1892 Feb 2 Sarah Frost [?] to Thomas B. Frost [?] regarding family matters

1892 June 7 Sadie —- (Littleton) to unknown

1893 Jan 15 Sarah Frost [?] to Thomas B. Frost [?] regarding family matters

1893 July 23 Sarah Frost [?] to Thomas B. Frost [?] regarding family matters

1893 Dec 1 Sarah Frost [?] to Thomas B. Frost [?] regarding family matters

1894 April 26 Sarah Frost [?] to Thomas B. Frost [?] regarding family matters

 

D. Miscellaneous unidentified or undated

Folder 6 Correspondence, undated and unidentified

 

II. Financial

Folder 7 Financial Frost, George See Container 4

Folder 8 George Frost Accounts with John Pitts, 1771-1772

Receipts and accounts for fabric, sewing items such as thread, needles, hooks, etc.

Folder 9 George Frost, financial, 1771-1798, undated

1771 Memo related to a voyage of George Frost

1772 Account for a voyage of George Frost, with expenses and income

1774 Bill for the Schooner Nancy Voyage in the West Indies

1798 “Return of Goods lands from Brig Adiona,” Master William P. Prescott

Folder 10 Thomas B. Frost Account Book, 1809-1834

Accounts in New Castle and includes individual’s name for transactions dealing in a variety of goods including clapboards, corn, cider, rye, butter, flour, rum, and cod fish.

Folder 11 Financial Accounts Capt. Thomas B. Frost, 1810-1823 1 volume

Includes vessel names, cargo imported from the West Indies (rum, sugar, molasses, coffee) and cargo exported to the West Indies (plank, shingles, cod fish, barrels).

Folder 12 Financial Accounts Capt. Thomas B. Frost, 1813-1848 1 volume

Includes personal and business expenses (boots for himself) and income (mowing grass, selling molasses, sugar, etc.) Sometimes paid in cash and sometimes in fish and other commodities. Includes names of individuals he did business with in Rye, Portsmouth, New Castle, Wakefield and other towns.

Folder 13 Financial Accounts Capt. Thomas B. Frost, 1829-1837 1 volume

Includes vessel names, expenses of the voyage, food, sailors’ pay, supplies, etc.

Folder 14 Receipts 1770-1773

Folder 15 Receipts 1774-1776

Folder 16 Receipts 1777-1779

 

Box 2

Folder 1 Receipts 1780-1789

Folder 2 Receipts 1790-1798

Folder 3 Receipts 1800-1849

Folder 4 Receipts 1850-1858

Folder 5 Receipts, undated

 

III. Legal

Folder 6 Legal Documents, 1660-1796

Includes deeds, indentures and wills for members of the Frost and Simpson families, and others, of New Castle

Folder 7 George Frost, chronological, 1762-1793, undated

1762 Agreement for a black cow, also a list of household and farm items on the rear

1762 Court ruling for trespassing cattle between George Frost and Benjamin Seagill of Rye

1769 Apprenticeship agreement between George Frost and Jocob Amee, son of Mehetable Amee

1772 Sale of land between George Frost and Capt. Jones

1777 List and signatures of subscribers (all of New Castle), uncertain subject

1778 Judgement between George Frost and John Burkitt

1780 Tax receipt for Edward Tredick

1785 Rev. Stephen Chase Estate Inventory

1787 Note referencing the estate of Edward Burley

1795 Inventory of the Estate of Edward Tredick

Undated Memorandum regarding the estate of John Frost in relation to the 1/3 owed to his widow

Folder 8 Estate of Nathaniel Batson, 1769-1790, undated

Settlement of estate of Nathaniel Batson of New Castle, including accounts with Hall Jackson, Samuel Yeaton, Joshua White, Joseph Frost, Samuel Bowles, Stephen Jenkins, John Randall, Ammi Cutter, Stephen Batson, Henry Prescott, Benjamin Jenkins, Stephen Chase, Stephen Creighton, Jacob Sheafe, Luke Wilkinson, Nathaniel Rand, Benjamin Chandler, William Treddick, Abner Blaisdell, Richard Champney, Sarah Appleton, Nathaniel Marshall, Edward Sargent, Jane Bell, and Jonathan Fernald.

Folder 9 George Frost, Justice of the Peace, 1770-1772

1770 Note concerning Joseph Thomas Jr. and John Sheppard

1772 Deposition statement, appears to be a form to copy

1788 Accusations against William London of New Castle that he assaulted William Yeaton, of New Castle.

1789 Statement against John Mace of Rye for breach of the Sabbath

1789 Accusations against William London of New Castle that he assaulted his wife Eunice London with a butcher knife and fork.

1791 Statement concerning a “bastard” child born out of wedlock to Tirzah Noble of New Castle and John Gardner of Portsmouth. Tirzah Noble was the daughter of Oliver Noble, minister in New Castle.

1797 Report of an assault of Abraham Meloon of New Castle, related to Brigantine (“Capt. Treddick from the West Indies”) on shore at Odiorne Point when a fisherman, George Bell, of New Castle assaulted the group investigating the ship.

1801 Report of an apparent rumor being spread about the wife of Richard Kenney, of New Castle, stating Jonathan Martin told Zacheus Vennard that Richard Kenney’s wife Jane Kenney was seen “laying in bed between two negroes.”

Undated Deposition “Evidence sworn in court on Smith & Bickford theft from Prescott Esq.” Evidence appears to surround the theft of meat and fish from a shop.

Folder 10 Estate of George Bell and Thomas Bell, 1772-1811

Includes personal estate inventory of Thomas Bell dated 1772 and other miscellaneous receipts and accounts.

Folder 11 Legal Documents, 1802-1855, undated

Includes deeds, indentures and wills for members of the Frost, Odiorne,Tredick, and Simpson families, and others, of New Castle

Folder 12 Map of Durham, NH highlighting the property of A. R. Mathes, undated ca. 1850

Removed to Map Collection. See M0384.

Folder 13 Sarah W. Frost and Joseph S. Frost Divorce, 1845-1846

Statements of Sarah W. Frost concerning abandonment by Joseph S. Frost

 

IV. Shipping

Folder 14 “Ship Book No. 2,” 1790

Names of vessels passing through New Castle, including vessel name, master, date and where traveling to and from

Folder 15 “Ship Book No. 3, “ 1791-1792

Names of vessels passing through New Castle, including vessel name, master, date and sometimes where traveling to and from

Folder 16 “Ship Book No. 4,” 1792

Names of vessels passing through New Castle, including vessel name, master, date and sometimes where traveling to and from

Folder 17 “Ship Book No. 10,” 1797

Names of vessels passing through New Castle, including vessel name, master, date and sometimes where traveling to and from

Folder 18 “Ship Book No. 11,” 1798

Names of vessels passing through New Castle, including vessel name, master, date and sometimes where traveling to and from

Folder 19 “Ship Book No. 13,” 1800

Names of vessels passing through New Castle, including vessel name, master, date and sometimes where traveling to and from

Folder 20 Shipping Papers, 1789-1851

1789 “A Journal of a intended passage from …” (fragment)

1843 “List of the Crew of the Ship Leonore”

1851 “Fees of Pilotage established by the Governor and Council”

Folder 21 Appointments and Certificates, 1801-1853

1801 Thomas B. Frost Seaman’s Protection Certificate

1835 Appointment of Thomas B. Frost as Police Officer for Town of New Castle

1853 Obediah Langley Seaman’s Protection Certificate

1853 Edward S. Horne Seaman’s Protection Certificate

1845 Appointment of Thomas B. Frost as Inspector of the Customs & Boarding Officer at New Castle

1850 Appointment of Thomas B. Frost as Pilot on the Piscataqua

1853 Appointment of Thomas B. Frost as Inspector of the Customs

Folder 22 “Sailing Directions for the Bahamey Bank,” 1821

1821 Account of navigating around the Bahamas in the Schooner Harriet Newell

Folder 23 Customs House Notes, 18 th and 19 th Century

Fragments of notes, some mentions of ships and captains, inconsistent information

Folder 24 Thomas B. Frost, Log Book for the Brig Orleans & Constitution, 1833-1837

“Journal of a Voyage from Portsmouth to Martinique on the Brig Orleans by Thomas B. Frost” May 13, 1833

 

V. Town of New Castle, New Hampshire

Box 3

Folder 1 New Castle, NH, 1698-1866

1698 (handwritten copy from a later date) The Charter of New Castle

1773 New Castle Highway Tax for 1773

Includes names of individuals and amount of tax accessed.

1786 Letter from Rev. Oliver Noble to the Selectmen of the Town of New Castle

1788 Meeting minutes and letter from Rev. Oliver Noble to the Town of New Castle

1863 Town of New Castle School Register, kept by Thomas B. Frost

Includes lists of students and absences

1863 ca. List of school students births and deaths, sometimes noting the cause of death

1866 “Program of An Exhibition” Program for a historical play which appears to have been presented by the New Castle school, including historical events from the Revolution through the Civil War

Undated Handwritten transcript on the history of the early settlement of New Castle [See related Box 3 Folder 18 printed acknowledgment of appreciation for Thomas Bell Frost’s work on the Exhibition]

Folder 2 New Castle, NH, 1772-1774

Tax list, including individuals’ names and tax assessed

Folder 3 Printed Material, New Castle, NH, 1866

1866 “Noah Webster, American Dictionary” [fragment] Printed page in front, “Presented to Thomas Bell Frost by the New Castle Exhibitionof February, 1866, As a Token of their Approbation and Regard, for the interest he has manifested in the Exhibition.” [See related Box 3 Folder 3 “Program of an Exhibition”]

1866 Exhibition Broadside [See related Box 3 Folder 3 “Program of an Exhibition”]

1866 New Castle Account [printed]

Folder 4 New Castle Schoolhouse Specifications, undated

Building instructions and supplies list for the construction of a schoolhouse in New Castle

 

VI. Town of Chelsea, Massachusetts

Folder 5 Printed Material, Chelsea, Massachusetts, 1880-1922, undated

1880 Central Congregational Church, Young People’s Association, Chelsea, Massachusetts, Pamphlet

1914 Gustavus H. Sparrow Report

1920 Department of Finance, Chelsea, Massachusetts, Statement

1922 Commonwealth of Massachusetts House, Bill (2 copies)

1922 Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Act (2 copies)

Undated Chelsea, Massachusetts, Historical and Pictorial Description

Folder 6 Chelsea, Massachusetts, 1886-1921

1886 Certificate appointing (elected) of Thomas B. Frost as City of Chelsea Treasurer and Collector of Taxes

1912 Public Hearing Transcript

1921 Notice to collect taxes

 

VII. Miscellaneous

Folder 7 John Simpson Frost, School Copy Book, 1834-1835

Folder 8 Thomas B. Frost, Weather Journal, 1845-1849

Folder 9 Frost Family Genealogical Notes, undated

Folder 10 Subscriptions for the sick of the Methodist Church, 19 th century

Includes list of individuals pledging to give money to support the poor in Portsmouth

Folder 11 Miscellaneous, 1790-1882, undated

Folder 12 Miscellaneous, Envelope (empty) with notes, undated

Folder 13 Miscellaneous, Fragments, 1799 and undated

Folder 14 Thomas B. Frost, Misc., 1821-1899

1821 Duties paid on the Brig Good Intent by Thomas B. Frost and Henry Frost of New Castle [2 copies]

1821 “Agreement and Final Close of Sales of Cargo for Brig Good Intent” including lumber, staves, shooks, hoops, and cod fish. Agreement between Thomas Frost and Thomas Wilson, St. Barths.

1827 Handwritten example instructions as to how to report damages during a voyage, signed Thomas B. Frost

1853 Poem “On Death” written by Rev. Streater on the death of Mrs. Margaret Greenough who died November 20, 1799, age 27, daughter of George Frost of New Castle, copied in 1853 by Thomas B. Frost

1864 Poem copied from the Portsmouth Journal by George Bancroft Griffith written for Thomas Bell Frost of New Castle, NH

1867 “The Fortune of T. B. Frost of New Castle, NH as related by Madame Gove of Portsmouth on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 6, 1867”

1899 Document related to the appointment of Thomas B. Frost as Treasurer and Collector of Taxes

Folder 15 Printed Material, General, 1815-1857

1815 The London Times

1855 Godey’s Lady’s Book

1857 Appendix in English Grammer (Thomas B. Frost)

Folder 16 Printed Material, General, 1863-1865

1863 John S. Woodman, Pamphlet “A Liberal Education or Not to the Young Men of New England, A Statement of the Condition and Objects of the Chandler Scientific Department of Dartmouth College and Answers to Questions Often Proposed Respecting an Education and Going to College” by John S. Woodman, Hanover, New Hampshire

1865 Boston, Massachusetts, The State House a Pamphlet

Folder 17 Printed Material, General, 1870, undated

1870 “Advice to a Married Couple” Inscribed for Thomas B. Frost and Pauline A. Tarlton

1870 [?] “The Ritual” [cover missing]

Undated Democratic Republican Ticket

Folder 18 Printed Material, Newspaper Clippings, 1864-1914, undated