Watercolor

Sheafe's Warehouse

Mid to late 19th Century / Sarah Haven Foster (1827-1900)

VP010_SheafesWarehouse_6in.jpg

Excerpted from The Portsmouth Guide Book, 1896, by Sarah Haven Foster...

"The decaying warehouses were occupied by Jacob Sheafe and others in 1750 and onward.

Mr. Sheafe was a prosperous merchant and a large landowner. He was commissary of the N.H. forces at the capture of Louisburg, and from 1767 to ’74 was representative of this town at the General Assembly. He died in 1791, leaving, it is said, to each of his ten children, a house in town and a farm in the vicinity. His son James inherited the family mansion. Most of the houses owned by him were destroyed in different conflagrations."

~ Sarah Haven Foster (1827-1900), “Sheafe's Warehouse,” Portsmouth Public Library's Online Archives, accessed September 24, 2017, http://portsmouthexhibits.org/items/show/865.

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Title

Sheafe's Warehouse

Description

Excerpted from The Portsmouth Guide Book, 1896, by Sarah Haven Foster...

"The decaying warehouses were occupied by Jacob Sheafe and others in 1750 and onward.

Mr. Sheafe was a prosperous merchant and a large landowner. He was commissary of the N.H. forces at the capture of Louisburg, and from 1767 to ’74 was representative of this town at the General Assembly. He died in 1791, leaving, it is said, to each of his ten children, a house in town and a farm in the vicinity. His son James inherited the family mansion. Most of the houses owned by him were destroyed in different conflagrations."

Creator

Sarah Haven Foster (1827-1900)

Source

Portsmouth Public Library, Art and Artifact Collection

Date

Mid to late 19th Century

Contributor

Special Collections, Portsmouth Public Library

Format

JPG, derived from TFF

Type

Watercolor

Identifier

Views of Portsmouth 10

Watercolor Item Type Metadata

Inscription Title

Warehouse of Jacob Sheafe, 1740. Mechanic Street

PPL Accession #

1989.60.10

Provenance

Gift of Mary A. Foster, 1901