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 The Paul White Papers

Creator:  Paul White

Dates: 1729- 1776

Quantity: 306 manuscript documents

Biographical Note: Paul White was born in Marshfield in 1711. He was a descendant of Susanna White, Mayflower passenger and second wife of Edward Winslow, and therefore distantly related to the Winslow family. An active merchant between the 1740s and 1770s, he was targeted for his Loyalist political views in the years before the Revolutionary War. He died in 1775.

The Paul White Papers primarily consist of correspondence and receipts, chronicling interactions between colonists in locations ranging from Marshfield and Boston to North Carolina.

Notes for Use:The Paul White Papers are divided up into three main sections. Section 1: “Papers concerning Paul White,” consists mostly of business receipts, legal documents, and letters relating to Paul’s dealings with merchants and private citizens in the North American colonies. Section 2: “Papers concerning other members of the White Family,” relates to Paul’s family, especially Daniel and Christopher White. Section 3 contains miscellaneous papers whose significance to the collection has yet to be determined.

Documents are sorted first by section, and secondly by date created. Documents with unknown dates are grouped after known dates, in the order catalogued.

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Document # Assigned Title Date # Pages, # Sides
Section 1: Papers concerning Paul White
1 Receipt for transaction between John [Liston???] and Paul White January 12, 17[29???] 1,1
2 Note from Thomas [Forest?] and Thomas [Maccomber?] to Paul White October 23, 1739 1,1
3 Receipt for transaction between Daniel White and Paul White March 1742 1,1
4 Receipt for transaction between Paul White and Bartholomew Gilry August 10, 1742 1,2
5 Receipt for transaction between Paul White and Jabez Hatch December 8, 1743 1,2
6 Receipt for transaction between Enoch Freeman and Paul White May 1745 1,2
7 Note from John Adams to Paul White [presumably] September 23, 1745 1,1
8 Receipt for transaction between Paul White and Joseph Phillips March 8, 1747 1,1
9 Receipt for transaction between Rachell Woolfe and Paul White August 3, 1747 1,1
10 Receipt for transaction between [Isaac Young?] and Paul White November 28, 1749 1,1
11 Receipt for transaction between Paul White and Edward Winslow April 7, 1750 1,1
12 Receipt for transaction between John Brower and Paul White May 31, 1750 1,1
13 Note from Isaac [???] to Paul White November 22, 1752 1,1
14 Receipt for transaction; between who is unclear. May 14, 1753 1,2
15 Receipt for transaction between Thomas Thornton and Paul White May 14, 1753 1,1
16 Receipt for transaction between [Thomas Rogers?] and Paul White September 13, 1753 1,1
17 Letter from David Stockbridge to Paul White on legal matters June 22, 1754 1,1
18 Receipt for transaction between [???] Meadows and Paul White July 9, 1754 1,2
19 Receipt for transaction between William Page and Paul White May 10, 1755 1,1
20 Letter from William Page to Paul White June 13, 1755 1,2
21 Receipt for transaction between Peter Boyer and Paul White. April 18, 1756 1,1
22 Receipt for transaction between Paul White and John Nitt July 24, 1756 1,2
23 Receipt for transaction between Thomas [???] and Paul White December 28, 1756 1,1
24 Receipt for transaction between Samuel [Collger?] and Paul White 1756 1,2
25 Document from unknown author granting power of attorney to Paul White February 27, 1757 1,1
26 Receipt for 5 pounds 12 shillings from Paul White to John Smith, on behalf of Joseph Picket September 8, 1757 1,1
27 Receipt for transaction between Henry Josselyn, Jr. and Paul White February 20, 1758
28 Receipt for transaction between Henry Josselyn, Jr. and Paul White February 20, 1758 1,2
29 Receipt for transaction between Paul White and John Codman April 26, 1758 1,2
30 Receipt for transaction between [???] and Paul White May 28, 1754 1,1
31 Receipt for transaction between Paul White and Samuel [???] July 6, 1756 1,1
32 Bill of exchange from Elizabeth Doggett to Ebenezer Doggett April 25, 1758 1,1
33 Receipt for transaction between William Sewall and Paul White June 13, 1758 1,2
34 Receipt for 8 shillings from Charles Samson to Paul White June 15, 1758 1,2
35 Receipt for transaction between Robert Ford and Paul White July 24, 1758 1,1
36 Letter from Edward Oakman to Paul White concerning insurance money. May 1759 1,2
37 Receipt for transaction between Adam Rogers and Paul White May 10, 1759 1,1
38 Receipt for transaction between [???] Townsend and Paul White June 25, 1759 1,1
39 Receipt for transaction between Simon Eliot and Paul White July 9, 1759 1,1
40 Receipt for transaction between Jones White and Paul White July 14, 1759 1,1
41 Sail maker’s Bill between Paul White and Samuel Sumner 1759 1,2
42 Receipt for transaction between Thomas Gerry and Paul White September 3, 1760 1,1
43 Document from Paul White granting Power of Attorney to Seth Bryant. March 31, 1762 1,2
44 Receipt for transaction between Ebenezer [Early?] and Paul White June 14, 1762 1,1
45 Letter from Gideon White to Paul White June 24, 1762 1,2
46 Account for Schooner Success October 1762 1,2
47 Receipt for rum received by Paul White from Boston Custom House December 9, 1763 1,1
48 Receipt for transaction between Joseph Waterman and Paul White December 9, 1763 1,1
49 Receipt for rum received by Thomas Waterman for the sloop Dolphin December 10,1763 1,1
50 Receipt for transaction between John Bailey and Paul White August 26, 1765 1,1
51 Receipt for transaction between Paul White and Thomas Osborn October 22, 1765 1,2
52 Letter from John White to Paul White regarding a whaling voyage. December 24, 1765 1,2
53 Receipt for transaction between Peleg Turner and Paul White October 10, 1766 1,1
54 Promise to repay Paul White 66 pounds 13 shillings November 29, 1766 1,1
55 Receipt for transaction between Paul White and John White March 1767 1,2
56 Letter from Cornelius White to Paul White regarding berthing on a ship. June 20, 1767 1,2
57 Receipt for transaction between Samuel [???] and Paul White October 23, 1767 1,1
58 Receipt for transaction between Lemuel White and Paul White March 30, 1768 1,1
59 Receipt for transaction between Paul White and Richard Skillin April 18, 1768 1,1
60 Seems to be a receipt, but between whom is unclear. April 23, 1768 1,1
61 Receipt for transaction between Mordecai Ellis and Paul White June 11, 1768 1,1
62 Receipt for transaction between Daniel and William Hubbard and Paul White November 16, 1768 1,1
63 Receipt for transaction between Paul White and Lemuel Little January 3, 1769 1,2
64 Receipt for transaction between Caleb Loring and Paul White April 7, 1769 1,1
65 Receipt for transaction between Paul White and Jonathan Wheeler April 7, 1769 1,2
66 Receipt for transaction between Nathaniel Greenwood and Paul White April 14, 1769 1,1
67 Receipt for transaction between Paul White and Richard Skillin April 20, 1769 1,1
68 Memorandum of agreement between John Nickerson and Hannah White April 22, 1769 1,1
69 Receipt for transaction between Seth [Powell?] and Paul White [May? March?] 12, 1769 1,1
70 Receipt for transaction between Job Prince and Paul White November 2, 1769 1,2
71 Receipt for transaction between Daniel Hubbard and Paul White to Isaac Viburt November 20, 1769 1,1
72 [???] Snelling December 14, 1769 1,1
73 Bill of Lading for the brig Juno in the River Pamplico March 8, 1770 1,2
74 Receipt for transaction between Peregrine White and Paul White April 7, 1770 1,1
75 Receipt for transaction between Paul White and Richard Skillin April 17, 1770 1,1
76 Receipt for transaction between William Schillings and Paul White April 1770 1,1
77 Receipt for transaction between Paul White and [George Meade?] May 1770 1,1
78 Receipt for transaction between Thomas Badge and Paul White August 26, 1770 1,1
79 Receipt for transaction between Thomas [Areyju?] and Paul White October 18, 1770 1,1
80 Receipt for transaction between John J. Emery and Paul White January 28, 1771 1,1
81 Receipt for transaction between Samuel Clop and Paul White March 29, 1771 1,1
82 Receipt for transaction between Paul White and Paul White Jr. April 3, 1771 1,2
83 Letter from Paul White to Aaron Sole May 21, 1771 1,2
84 Receipt for transaction between Paul White and William White September 3, 1771 1,1
85 Receipt for transaction between Thomas [Tenard?] and Paul White September 6, 1771 1,1
86 Receipt for transaction between John Brown and Paul White October 23, 1771 1,1
87 Receipt for transaction between Edward Carney and Paul White December 7, 1771 1,1
88 Receipt for transaction between Paul White and William M. Neill December 18, 1771 1,1
89 Receipt for transaction between Nathaniel Waterman and Paul White December 23, 1771 1,1
90 Booklet containing various notations. 1771 9,18
91 Receipt for transaction between William Gooch and Paul White January 7, 1772 1,1
92 Receipt for transaction between Lemuel [???] and Paul White January 20, 1772 1,2
93 Receipt for transaction between William Caffey and Paul White January 24, 1772 1,2
94 Receipt for transaction between Josiah Hubble and Paul White April 12, 1772 1,1
95 Receipt for transaction between [???] and Paul White May 22, 1772 1,1
96 Receipt for transaction between John [Bonner???] and Paul White July 17, 1772 1,2
97 Receipt from Kenelm Winslow to Paul White for a fine on behalf of a slave for swearing July 30, 1772 1,1
98 Receipt for transaction between Paul White and Obadiah Wetherell September 21, 1772 1,2
99 Receipt for transaction between Paul White and [???] December 20, 1772 1,1
100 Memorandum for a New Vessel to be built on North River December 24, 1772 1,2
101 Agreement between Paul White and [???] Thomas to build a ship December 1772
102 Letter from Paul White to Ichabod Thomas January 16, 1773 1,2
103 Receipt for transaction between Paul White and Joshua Edwards April 20, 1773 1,2
104 Receipt for transaction between Paul White and Caleb Hayden July 2 to September 24, 1773 1,2
105 Receipt for transaction between Joshua [Tilingham?] and Paul White August 9, 1773 1,1
106 Receipt for transaction between Job Young and Paul White August 16, 1773 1,2
107 Letter from [R. Hubbard?] to Paul White concerning a delivery of tar August 23, 1773 1,2
108 Receipt for transaction between Paul White and Joseph Webb September 4, 1773 1,1
109 Receipt for transaction between Paul White and Thomas Willitt September 29, 1773 1,1
110 Receipt for transaction between Paul White and Henry [Baf?] October 4 1773 1,2
111 Receipt for transaction between Paul White and William Dawes October 4, 1773- December 1773 1,2
112 Receipt for transaction between Daniel Lewis and Paul White October 30, 1773 1,1
113 Receipt for transaction between [???] Piper and Paul White October 1773 1,1
114 Receipt for transaction between Paul White and Thomas Brewer 1773 1,1
115 Receipt for transaction between Paul White and John Jenkins January 1, 1774 1,1
116 Receipt for Disbusersements for voyage to North Carolina January 3, 1774 1,1
117 Receipt for transaction between Paul White and William Fleet May 28, 1774 1,2
118 Receipt for transaction between Isaac Foord [???] and Paul White June 22, 1774 1,1
119 Receipt for transaction between James Turner and Paul White July 2, 1774 1,1
120 Captain White’s Bill 1774 1774 1,2
121 Receipt for transaction between Paul White and Christopher White Unknown 1,1
122 Receipt for transaction; between who is uncertain. Unknown 1,1
123 Receipt for transaction; between who is uncertain. Unknown 1,2
124 Account of [???] for the Sloop Dolphin [???]by[Doc?] White Unknown 1,2
125 Receipt for something; very garbled text. Unknown 1,2
126 Receipt for something; very garbled text. Unknown 1,2
127 Receipt for charges at Custom House Unknown 1,1
128 Account of Sundrys Unknown 1,2
129 Graph for land allotment between William Stephenson and Paul White Unknown 1,2
130 Account of return for cargo of the sloop Dolphin Unknown 1,1
131 Receipt for transaction between Paul White and Jabez Hatch Unknown 1,2
132 Letter from John Lomont to Paul White Unknown 1,2
133 Receipt for transaction between Paul White and William Page Unknown 1,2
134 Note from Lemuel [???] to Paul White Unknown 1,2
135 Letter from [???] to Paul White Unknown 1,2
136 Fragment of receipt for transaction between unknown party and Paul White Unknown 1,1
137 Letter from Paul White to unknown party Unknown 1,2
138 Receipt for transaction between John Jordan and Paul White September 21 177? 1,1
Section 2: Papers concerning other members of the White Family
139 Letter from Joseph White to unknown author March 22, 1757 1,1
140 Letter from John Headons to Lucy Sherman September 9, 1765 1,1
141 Permit from the Port of Boston to Nathaniel Snow to allow the unloading of the schooner Success September 18, 1765 1,1
142 Receipt from the Boston Custom House to Paul White for 5 barrels of rum April 23, 1766 1,1
143 Receipt for transaction between Daniel White and Simeon [Colley???] October 31, 1768 1,1
144 Receipt for transaction between Samuel Thompson and Christopher White May 30, 1772 1,1
145 Receipt for a brig built in North Carolina November 11, 1772 1,1
146 Receipt for transaction between Joseph [Boy?] and Daniel White March 4, 1773 1,2
147 Receipt for transaction between Robert Jarvis and Christopher White August 27, 1773 1,1
148 Receipt for transaction between William Baker and Christopher White September 10, 1773 1,1
149 Receipt for transaction between Christopher White and Samuel [Brehard???] November 19, 1773 1,1
150 Receipt from Cap. Christopher White to William Gooch for goods on the brig [Juno?] November 1773 1,1
151 Note from unknown author to Paul White regarding payment 1773 1,2
152 Receipt for transaction between Fortesque Vernon and Christopher White November 2, 1775 1,1
153 Receipt for goods shipped by James Lightbourn on the Sloop Ann Unknown 1,1
154 Bill from Abijah White to Jonathon Neadons Unknown 1,2
Section 3: Miscellaneous Papers included in the Collection
155 Receipt for transaction between Benjamin Phillips and unknown party November 18, 1747 1,1
156 Document from [Lemuel Ripley?] granting power of attorney to [Darcy?] Ripley March 26, 1757 1,2
157 Note from David Stockbridge to [???] regarding fine April 15, 1757 1,1
158 Receipt for transaction between unknown author and Robert Grant May 6, 1758 1,1
159 Receipt for transaction between two unknown parties. December 22, 1759 1,1
160 Receipt for transaction between unknown author and John Greenwood September 5, 1760 1,2
161 Note from Samuel Trefory regarding a whaling voyage September 20, 1766 1,2
162 Receipt for transaction between Mary Williams and William [Befton?] January 30, 1768 1,2
163 Promise to repay loan from unknown recipient to William and Daniel Hubbard April 16, 1768 1,1
164 Letter from Mordecai Ellis to the Treasurer of Trinity Church, Marshfield February 28- June 17, 1770 1,2
165 Letter from Samuel Ripley to unknown recipient November 23, 1770
166 Note from John Cotton to unknown party regarding land transactions January 3, 1771 1,1
167 Receipt for transaction between Joseph Shepherd and unknown party June 29, 1772 1,1
168 Receipt for transaction between unknown party and Thomas [Russell?] April 26, 1773 1,2
169 Receipt for transaction between Ralph Inman and Mr. Burroughs September 1773 1,1
170 Fragment of receipt between Bethuniel Bailey 1773 1,1
171 Letter between unknown parties April 12, 1774 1,1
172 Fragment of receipt March 11, 1775 1,1
173 Letter between unknown parties January 18, 1776 1,1
174 Receipt for transaction between John Codman and unknown party. Unknown 1,1
175 “Middle Latt Sailing” Unknown 1,2
176 The Bigger Part of the things that…” Unknown 1,2
177 “Cargo unto the Sloop…” Unknown 1,2
178 “The Bird that leaves her Nestling” Unknown 1,2
179 Receipt for transaction between unknown author and Samuel Clark Unknown 1,1
180 Note from Lemuel Ford to unknown party Unknown 1,1
181 Receipt for transaction between unknown parties Unknown 1,1
182 Fragment of note, possibly a poem Unknown 1,1
183 Receipt to Anthony Winslow of the brig [Warren?] Unknown 1,1
184 Printed fragment of document with writing Unknown 1,1
185 Printed fragment Unknown 1,1
186 Receipt for transaction between unknown parties Unknown 1,1
187 Fragment of receipt between unknown parties Unknown 1,2
188 Fragment of receipt between unknown parties Unknown 1,1
189 Receipt for transaction between Richard Skillin and unknown party Unknown 1,1
190 Fragment of newspaper Unknown 1,1
191 Receipt for transaction between unknown parties Unknown 1,1

 

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