Watercolor

Sheafe's Warehouse

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

VP010_SheafesWarehouse_6in.jpg

"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."

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

Inscription reads, ""Warehouse of Jacob Sheafe, 1740. Mechanic Street."

~ Foster, Sarah Haven (1827-1900), “Sheafe's Warehouse,” Portsmouth Public Library's Online Archives, accessed October 22, 2020, https://portsmouthexhibits.org/items/show/865.

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Title

Sheafe's Warehouse

Subject

Portsmouth (N.H.)
Historic buildings
Watercolors (paintings)

Description

"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."

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

Inscription reads, ""Warehouse of Jacob Sheafe, 1740. Mechanic Street."

Creator

Foster, Sarah Haven (1827-1900)

Source

Sarah Haven Foster Views of Portsmouth

Publisher

Portsmouth Public Library, Special Collections

Date

Mid to late 19th century

Format

Jpg derived from Tif

Language

eng

Type

StillImage

Identifier

PPL-AA1989.60.10

Watercolor Item Type Metadata

Provenance

Gift of Mary A. Foster, 1901