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Guide to the Stark Family Papers, 1813-1832

Collection number: MC 134

Size: 1 oversize box (0.66 cu.ft.)

About the Stark Family

The Starks of Suncook and Pembroke, NH were the descendents of Revolutionary War Major-General John Stark. The family appears to have engaged primarily in agricultural activities. However, sometime after 1810, Major Caleb Stark and his son Henry purchased the Pembroke Cotton and Wooolen Factory, which they operated until 1830. A few years before selling the factory, the Starks began producing silk on Caleb’s land in Dunbarton, NH. They planted hundreds of mulberry trees and raised thousands of silk worms, but the project, like other attempts at silk production in New Hampshire, was not lucrative enough to be successful.

About the Stark Family Papers

The Stark Family Collection primarily contains information regarding silk production in New Hampshire, including correspondence, a journal, and a deed. Also included in the collection is a copy of the song Col. Philip Carrigan sang to General Marquis de Lafayette during his visit to New Hampshire in 1825, and an account book that details the cloth trade in Calcutta, India from 1813 to 1815

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open

Copyright Notice

Contents of this collection are governed by U.S. copyright law. For questions about publication or reproduction rights, contact Special Collections staff

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Stark Family Papers, 1813-1832, MC 134, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA

Acquisitions Information

Purchased: Stark Family , Oct. 21, 1977

Collection Contents

Oversize Box 1
Oversize Box 1, Folder 1 Caleb Stark, Sr., deed for silk production in New Hampshire, 1828
Oversize Box 1, Folder 2 Henry Stark, correspondence and journal about silk production and activities, 1828-1832
Oversize Box 1, Folder 3 “Inventory of Machinery in Suncook Cotton and Wool Factory,” 1829
Oversize Box 1, Folder 4 “To the Memory of Miss Thayer,” author unidentified
Oversize Box 1, Folder 5 Materials related to Colonel Philip Carrigan, author unidentified
Oversize Box 1, Folder 6 Manuscripts and poems, untitled, author unidentified
Oversize Box 1, Folder 7 John W. Stark account book, cloth and silk trade in Calcutta, India, 1813-1815
Oversize Box 1, Folder 8 Henry Stark, Commission as Quarter Master to the Eleventh Regiment of Militia, New Hampshire, 1817

One Response to “Guide to the Stark Family Papers, 1813-1832”

  1. Rachel Johns Says:

    I am researching the Stark family of India, and wondered if there was anything in your papers to link the Starks mentioned here, with the Stark’s of India. kind regards Rachel Johns