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Perkins, Thomas Handasyd, 1764-1854

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dates 1764-1854
city Boston
stateMA
other citiesCanton, China; Richmond, ME;
gender M
historical notes Thomas Handasyd Perkins (1764-1854) was one of Boston's most successful China merchants (Perkins was involved in the slave, tea, and spices trade).

Perkins served as Massachusetts state senator and representative from 1805-1817.

Perkins is mentioned in Lillian B. Miller's book "Patrons and Patriotism: The Encouragement of the Fine Arts in the United States 1790-1860."

in 1788, Perkins married Sarah "Sally" Elliott (1768-1852). He had three children: Colonel Thomas Handasyd Perkins, Jr.; Elizabeth Perkins Cabot (1791-1885); and Caroline Perkins Gardiner (1800-1867).
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Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street


Thomas Handasyd Perkins Papers, 1783-1892
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Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street


Thomas Handasyd Perkins travel diaries, 1789 see details...
Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street


Cary family papers II, 1778-1933; bulk: 1811-1900. see details...
Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street


Cary family papers III, 1769-1919; bulk: 1769-1870. see details...
Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street


Gilbert Deblois ledger book, 1769-1792 see details...
Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street


Heath family papers, 1736-1887; bulk 1800-1865. see details...
Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street


Nathaniel Cutting journal and letterbooks, 1786-1798. see details...
Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street


Papers collected by First and Second Church (Boston, Mass.), 1693-1858. see details...
Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street


Robert Starkey Pulsifer papers, 1765-1859. see details...
Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street


Samuel Cabot papers, 1713-1858. see details...
Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street


Thomas Handasyd Perkins diaries, 1794-1854. see details...
Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street


Thomas Handasyd Perkins passport and letter, 1803-1849. see details...
Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street


Thomas Tunno Forbes letterbook, 1825-1828; bulk: 1825. see details...
Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street


Memories: Old Temple Place [typescript], 1916. see details...
Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
Harvard University
Almy Family Papers, 1649-1984 (inclusive), 1832-1984 (bulk). see details...
Historical Collections, Baker Library
Bloomberg Center, Harvard Business School
Russell and Co./Perkins and Co. Collection, 1820-1891 (inclusive). see details...
Boston Athenaeum

Library of the Boston Athenæum
John Perkins Cushing Papers, 1803-1864 see details...
Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
Harvard University
Cabot Family Papers, 1786-1945 (inclusive). see details...