Register of the Coffin-Hyde Family Papers, 1791-1877

Processed by Holt Atherton staff; rev. by Don Walker; machine-readable finding aid created by Don Walker
Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
University Library, University of the Pacific
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Fax: (209) 946-2810
URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
© 1998
University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.



Register of the Coffin-Hyde Family Papers, 1791-1877

Collection number: Mss149

Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections

University Library

University of the Pacific

Contact Information

  • Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
  • University Library, University of the Pacific
  • Stockton, CA 95211
  • Phone: (209) 946-2404
  • Fax: (209) 946-2810
  • URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
Processed by:
Holt Atherton staff; rev. by Don Walker
Date Completed:
October 1998
Encoded by:
Don Walker
© 1998 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Coffin-Hyde Family Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1791-1877
Collection number: Mss149
Creator: John Spooner
Extent: 1 reel microfilm
Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
Stockton, CA 95211
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Coffin-Hyde Family Papers, Mss149, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

Access Points

personal name

Coffin, Abel

personal name

Hyde, John Angier

personal name

Hyde, Ephraim A.

personal name

Coffin family

personal name

Hyde family

corporate name

Massachusetts Medical Society

subject

Medicine -Massachusetts

subject

Merchant ships -United States

subject

Merchant marine -Officers

subject

Ship captains -Massachusetts

subject

Merchant ships -Massachusetts -1775-1865

subject

Prisoners of war -Georgia -Andersonville -Correspondence

subject

Massachusetts -History -Sources

Biography

Abel Coffin (d. 1837) captained a number of ships for a company based in Boston (Mass.) and engaged in trans-Atlantic trade. Dr. John Angier Hyde and Dr. Ephraim A. Hyde were Massachusetts physicians (1790s-1840s). A member of the Hyde family was a prisoner-of-war at Andersonville (Ga.) Prison during the Civil War. In 1858 some members of the Hyde family sailed to California on the "Dakota." They settled in San Francisco and in Marin County. John Pitcher Spooner, prominent 19th c. photographer of Stockton (Calif.), was related to the Coffin and Hyde families.

Scope and Content

The Coffin-Hyde Papers contain: correspondence and sailing instructions of ship's Captain Abel Coffin (1817-1841); and, correspondence and other documents of the Hyde Family (1791-1877). The original materials are held by the Spooner family; this collection is presently available only on microfilm.

Container List

 

BOX 1: COFFIN-HYDE PAPERS

 

1.1: ABEL COFFIN PAPERS, 1817-1819 [4 items]

 

1.2: ABEL COFFIN PAPERS, 1820-1829 [9 items]

 

1.3: ABEL COFFIN PAPERS, n.d. [3 items]

 

1.4: ABEL COFFIN PAPERS, 1833-1841 [9 items]

 

1.5: ABEL COFFIN PAPERS, unident. materials [5 items]

 

1.6: HYDE FAMILY PAPERS, 1791-1795 [3 items]

 

1.7: HYDE FAMILY PAPERS, 1803-1804 [2 items]

 

1.8: HYDE FAMILY PAPERS, 1835-1843 [4 items]

 

1.9: HYDE FAMILY PAPERS, 1863-1877 [9 items]

 

1.10: HYDE FAMILY PAPERS, misc. papers [2 items]