Horton, James K.

James K. Horton Collection


Collection Overview
Title: James K. Horton Collection
Dates: 1862-1863
Call Number: DAL.SMS.082
Location: Small Collections Box 3
Quantity: 1 folder
Language: English

Administrative Information
Access restrictions: The collection is open to researchers
Acquisition information: Acquired prior to 2007
Preferred form of citation: DAL.SMS.082, James K. Horton Collection in the Drew Archival Library of the Duxbury Rural & Historical Society

Scope and Content:

The James K. Horton Collection consists of a letter written by Steward James K. Horton while aboard the whaling ship Globe in 1862 and a receipt issued to Capt. Alexander Tripp, captain of the Globe. The receipt acknowledges the shipping of 23 casks of sperm whale oil to New York. It is signed by Charles Dabney and William Dabney, merchants in the Fayals.

Biographical Sketch:

James K. Horton was born in St. Helena, an island in the South Atlantic. For a time he lived in the household of Capt. Alexander Tripp in Westport, MA. After leaving the sea, he married Mary L. (unknown) and settled in New Bedford, MA where he became a clerk in a restaurant.

Alexander A. Tripp (c. 1823-1889) was born in Westport, MA. He was the captain of the Globe from 1855-1869. He married Emma E. Kay (1838-1917) of St. Helena. The couple had nine children.