Records in these collections relate chiefly to David Pingree (1795-1863) and his descendants. Pingree held substantial interests in maritime trade through the first half of the 19th century. He owned or partially owned dozens of merchant ships, which traded across China, India, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. In the 1840's, Pingree began purchasing land in Maine and New Hampshire, including around Mount Washington. His descendants continue to manage these lands after his death. These papers were digitized with the support of the Pingree heirs.
David Pingree Papers, 1803-1939
These papers deal predominately with Pingree's varied business dealings. The materials digitized in this online collection focus on maritime shipping, and represent only a small proportion of the collection's 151 boxes of archival material.
See also these links for additional online material related to the Pingree Family Collection.
For more context on these collections, access the finding aids for the Pingree Family Papers and related collections through the links below.
MSS 911 Mount Washington Summit Road Company Records