Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives
Barbeau and Scranton shipping records
Table of Contents
- Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives
- Barbeau, Peter B.
- Scranton family
- Barbeau and Scranton shipping records
- Date [inclusive]
- 1820 - 1900
- 2.0 Cubic feet
Preferred Citation Note
[Identification of item], in the Barbeau and Scranton shipping records, MSS-061, Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives, Northern Michigan University.
Peter Barbeau and the Scranton family operated as bankers and general merchants for the Upper Peninsula and were based in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. They engaged in business transactions with merchants as far away as New York City but mainly Canada and cities around the Great Lakes, particularly Chicago and Detroit.
Scope and Contents Note
This collection contains, but is not limited to, ship manifests, seaman's oaths, and correspondence documenting the business transactions and shipping by Peter B. Barbeau and the Scranton family, bankers and general merchants to and from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The collection provides important historical insight into nineteenth century trade between the Upper Peninsula, Canada, and various cities and regions around the Great Lakes. The collection's materials date from 1820 to 1900.
Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives 5/19/2010Harden Learning Resources Center 126
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette, Michigan, 49855
Legal Status Note
This collection is on deposit with legal ownership retained by the Marquette Maritime Museum.
Conditions Governing Access note
No restrictions. Open for research.
Custodial History Note
The Bishop Baraga Association of the Catholic Diocese of Marquette donated the collection to the Marquette Maritime Museum in 1996. Regis Walling, Association archivist, discovered the collection in a storage room, and was unable to find a record for how the collection came to the Baraga Association.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Marquette Maritime Museum placed this collection on deposit at the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University in 1998.
Controlled Access Headings
- Marquette Maritime Museum (Marquette, Mich.).
- Great Lakes (North America)--Navigation--History.
- Shipping--Great Lakes (North America)--History.
Box 1 of 2
Scope and Contents note
Material on deposit. Please see archivist for more information. Descriptive Inventory available from the archivist
Box 2 of 2
Scope and Contents note
Material on deposit. Please see archivist for more information. Descriptive Inventory available from the archivist.