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Title Tarbox diary
Dates 1759-1786
Creator Tarbox, Nathaniel (b.1736)
Extent 1 volume, 118 pages (15cm x 10.5cm)
ID Number MS999Tarbox
Admin/Biographical History Nathaniel Tarbox was born August 29, 1736 (written in front cover of notebook). He married Sarah Gillpatrick of Biddeford in 1761, and in 1763 their son Nathaniel was born in Biddeford. Date of death nor location of burial known -- does not appear to have been local (Maine). Possibly moved to Massachusetts, but not verified.
Scope & Content Single volume notebook/diary belonging to Nathaniel Tarbox of Biddeford, covering activities from approximately 1759-1786. Includes entries about shipping aboard the Sloop "Speedwell" to Boston in 1759, beginning work on a sloop frame in 1759, and voyage aboard Sloop "Biddeford" to Halifax, N.S. in 1759. Otherwise full of accounts, work, notes, as well as a long poem in the back: "Be wise my friends and while you may - the fleeting hours employ - Nor mind what formal blockheads say - To fright you from your joy..." etc.

From back of notebook:
[Nathaniel Tarbox is my name
Biddeford is my Station
New England is my Dwelling place
Christ is my Salvation]
Source Gerard Morin and Glenn B. Skillin
Local Subjects People