Who were the sister sailors?

They were women from Long Island who lived during the 19th century. These women were married to merchants and whalers, men who earned their living at sea. All of these women, and many others have fascinating stories to tell. To piece together their stories, historians have used primary and secondary documents, but...

What are primary and secondary documents?

Carrie Hubbard Davis 5

Her diary

A letter to her mother

Her family

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Mary Rowland 11

Her memories

Her family

Her gravestone - search M.A.R. (Mary Rowland)

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Mary Swift Jones 3

Another secondary source

Letter

Her husband

Her epitaph - search "Mary A. Jones (Swift)"

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Martha Smith Brewer Brown 4

Logbook

Diary

Her husband

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