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Lane/Mead Boston Maritime Collection

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Day Books

Vessels Log and number of ships per year. Patterson, Wylde & Co. Steamship Agents

Peabody & Lane Record Books

Certificates for Shares of Peabody & Lane Capital Stock, 1932-1989

The Stowage Red Book

Port of Boston Handbooks

Scrapbooks

Commission of Waterways and Public Lands

Letters and Miscellany

Photographs and Certificates

Port of Boston and Related Material

Related Material


Lane/Mead Boston Maritime Collection, 1931-2004 | Boston Public Library Archival and Manuscript Finding Aid Database

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Collection Overview

Title: Lane/Mead Boston Maritime Collection, 1931-2004Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates: 1931-2002

Collection Identifier: MS 3898

Primary Creator: Lane, Arthur

Other Creators: Mead, Jane

Extent: 6.0 Cubic Feet

Arrangement:

This collection is arranged into 12 series:

1.  Day Books

2.  Vessels Log

3.   Peabody & Lane

4.  Certificates for shares of Peabody & Lane Capital Stock

5.  The Stowage Red Book

6. The Port of Boston Handbooks

7.   Scrapbooks

8.  Commission on Waterways and Public Lands

9.  Letters and Miscellany

10.  Photographs and Certificate

11.  Port of Boston and Related Material

12.  Related Material

Date Acquired: 00/00/2006

Abstract

This collection contains material that documents the industrial development and history of the Port of Boston. Included in the collection are meeting minutes, a vessel log, day books, agreements, correspondence, scrapbooks, and photographs.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection documents the industrial development and history of the Port of Boston. It is an artificially constructed collection containing material from various entities connected with the Port of Boston Harbor Shipping Industry, including Arthur Lane, Jane Mead, Capt. A. Ross Pope, the Boston Shipping Association, Walter Egee, and Capt. Steve Palmer.

Collection Historical Note

Arthur Lane

Arthur Lane graduated from Harvard in 1939 and began working for Peabody & Lane, a steamship agency founded by his father and Robert Peabody in 1920. Lane supervised the company's break bulk stevedoring operations until he joined the U.S. Navy during World War II. He  served in New Guinea where he was Company Commander of the 19th Seabee Stevedoring Battalion. Lane returned to Boston in 1946 and began his career as a shipping industry leader in the Port of Boston. He became President of Peabody & Lane in 1964 and served as President of the Boston Shipping Association from 1968 through 1990. During this time, Lane participated in negotiations with the east coast International Longshoremen's Association.  He was the founding member of The Boston Harbor Association, a long-time Associate Member of the Boston Marine Society, and a manager of the Boston Port and Seamen's Aid Society.  Mr. Lane died in Boston in 2008.

Jane Mead

As Project Review Coordinator of the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CMZ), Jane Mead implemented the agency’s program policy and regulatory functions.  Mead was CMZ's lead reviewer of transportation and energy projects including the Central Artery/Tunnel Project; the proposed abandonment of the Boston & Maine rail spur to the Mystic River Designated Port; HubLine, a high-pressure natural gas pipeline constructed through Massachusetts Bay; expansion of several coastal electrical generating facilities; and the Cape Wind Project. Her publications include Energy Consumption and its Impact on the Massachusetts Coastal Zone (2004),  Guide to Environmental Permitting in Massachusetts (2003), Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management Plan (2002), and "Coastal Zone Law" in Massachusetts Environmental Law, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Association (2001). Ms. Mead is past president of the Boston Port and Seamen's Aid Society.

Administrative Information

Repository: Boston Public Library Archival and Manuscript Finding Aid Database

Access Restrictions: Open for research.

Use Restrictions:

Items in this collection may be subject to copyright restrictions. The Boston Public Library does not hold copyright on the material in this collection. Researchers are responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations that hold copyright.

When reproducing material from this collection please include the credit line "Courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library/Rare Books."

Acquisition Source: Arthur Lane and Jane Mead

Acquisition Method: Donation

Separated Materials:

Books

Baker, William A., The Boston Marine Society in the American War for Independence. (VK 1.B83B34)

Cunliffe, Tom, ed. Pilot Schooners of North American and Great Britian. (Acc. 2008-154 folio)

Old Shipping Days in boston.  (VK 23 S7)

Russell, Maud. Men Along the Shore: The I.L.A. and its History. (Acc. 2008-155)

United States. Maritime Administration. Marine Museums in the United States. (Acc. 2008-153)

Preferred Citation: Lane/Mead Boston Maritime Collection, 3898. Rare Books and Manuscripts Department, Boston Public Library. Courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library/Rare Books.

Processing Information: Finding aid written by Sean Casey and Jane Mead, May 2006.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Day Books, 1942, 1952-1980, 1982-1996],
[Series 2: Vessels Log and number of ships per year. Patterson, Wylde & Co. Steamship Agents, 1889-1959, 1965-1966],
[Series 3: Peabody & Lane Record Books, 1932-2002],
[Series 4: Certificates for Shares of Peabody & Lane Capital Stock, 1932-1989],
[Series 5: The Stowage Red Book, 1940, 1944],
[Series 6: Port of Boston Handbooks, 1975-1980, 1984-1987],
[Series 7: Scrapbooks, 1931-1934],
[Series 8: Commission of Waterways and Public Lands, 1916],
[Series 9: Letters and Miscellany, 1936-2002],
[Series 10: Photographs and Certificates],
[Series 11: Port of Boston and Related Material],
[Series 12: Related Material],
[All]

Series 3: Peabody & Lane Record Books, 1932-2002Add to your cart.
Includes agreements, by-laws, board of directors and shareholders meeting minutes, manager's reports, and financial statements. Also includes records for Mediterranean Shipping Company. (Donated by Arthur Lane)
Item 1: Meeting Minutes, 1932-1944Add to your cart.
Item 2: Meeting Minutes, 1945-1975Add to your cart.
Item 3: Meeting Minutes, 1976-2002Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Day Books, 1942, 1952-1980, 1982-1996],
[Series 2: Vessels Log and number of ships per year. Patterson, Wylde & Co. Steamship Agents, 1889-1959, 1965-1966],
[Series 3: Peabody & Lane Record Books, 1932-2002],
[Series 4: Certificates for Shares of Peabody & Lane Capital Stock, 1932-1989],
[Series 5: The Stowage Red Book, 1940, 1944],
[Series 6: Port of Boston Handbooks, 1975-1980, 1984-1987],
[Series 7: Scrapbooks, 1931-1934],
[Series 8: Commission of Waterways and Public Lands, 1916],
[Series 9: Letters and Miscellany, 1936-2002],
[Series 10: Photographs and Certificates],
[Series 11: Port of Boston and Related Material],
[Series 12: Related Material],
[All]


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