Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Works on shipping in the sense of the dispatch of goods by any means of transportation are entered under the heading Shipment of goods when relating to the activities of the shipper, or Freight and freightage when relating to those of the carrier.
Found in 39 Collections and/or Records:
Charles Augustus Lindbergh papers
Call Number: MS 325
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence; diaries; writings; childhood, school and college materials; financial, legal, and housekeeping records; reports; memoranda; drawings; maps; publications; artifacts; and memorabilia documenting the life and interests of Charles Augustus Lindbergh. The papers form the largest and most extensive collection of his personal, professional, and family papers. They document his work as a pilot, developer of commercial aviation and rocketry, bio-engineer, air force...
Dates: 1780-1999, bulk 1911-1974
Livingston family papers
Call Number: GEN MSS 680
Overview: The Livingston Family Papers spans the eighteenth through the twenty-first centuries, and represents six generations of descendants of John Livingston (1750-1822) of Oak Hill and their relatives by marriage in the Curran, Mulford, Hopkins, and Rogers families. The correspondence, legal and land records, photographs, diaries, scrapbooks, graphics, ephemera, and printed material chronicle the families' business and social lives, travels, interests, and investments. Also documented are their...
Dates: 1702-2003, bulk 1850-2003
William Crosby Marshall papers
Call Number: MS 983
Overview: The bulk of the papers consists of two textbooks and a notebook on the construction of ships dating from his enrollment in the École d'Application du Gènie Maritime in Paris, 1906-1907. Also included are later notebooks and drawings on engineering projects. Also in the papers is a commonplace book kept by Harriette N. Marshall.
Parker Family Papers
Call Number: MS 685
Overview: The collection consists of correspondence, poems, estate papers, notebooks, account books, logbooks, legal books, and miscellaneous papers of the Lay, Parker, Pratt, Shaler, Smith, Stark, Tyler, and Williams families of eastern Connecticut.
Dates: 1747-1930, bulk 1789-1866
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Parker Family Papers
Alfred Augustus Reed papers
Call Number: MS 411
Overview: Correspondence and account books relating to Reed's activities in Batavia, Netherlands East Indies, as a representative of Paine, Stricker & Company of Amsterdam, a trading company. Correspondents include his wife, Caroline Suzette van Son Reed (1825-1861); the Band, Cramerus, Hasselman, van Alphen, and van Braam families, to which he was related by marriage; and Cramerus & Company, Amsterdam. Includes material relating to service and charitable projects in which Reed participated.
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Alfred Augustus Reed papers
Walter Keeler Scofield papers
Call Number: MS 437
Overview: Correspondence, diaries, journals, scrapbooks, photographs and miscellanea relating to Walter Keeler Scofield's career as naval surgeon during the Civil War and his later voyages to Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, and the West Indies.
Nathaniel and Thomas Shaw papers
Call Number: MS 445
Overview: Account books, ledgers, a letter book and over 8,000 bills and receipts of Nathaniel Shaw and his brother, Thomas, who succeeded him in managing the family business. Many of the ledgers and accounts are for cargoes in Shaw's ships which were engaged in the West Indies trade. During the American Revolution Nathaniel Shaw was an active partisan of the colonies and his letter books refer to the ongoing situation. From 1776 he was "agent of the Colony [Connecticut] for naval supplies and taking...
William Findlay Shunk papers
Call Number: MS 449
Overview: Correspondence, journal, speeches and miscellanea of William F. Shunk and his family. Shunk exchanged letters with family members in Pennsylvania while sailing around the world, circa 1846-1849. The sloop, Preble, stopped in many ports, including Cape Verdes, Rio de Janiero, Hawaii, Hong Kong, and Canton, China. Speeches of his father, Francis Rawn Shunk, governor of Pennsylvania, are also included.
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > William Findlay Shunk papers
Robert W. Simpson papers
Call Number: MS 1103
Overview: Personal and business correspondence of Robert W. Simpson, ship's log, and business and financial papers concerning the voyages of the Carlyle before and during the Civil War.
Dates: 1839-1862, bulk 1858-1862
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Robert W. Simpson papers
Henchman S. Soule papers
Call Number: MS 1110
Overview: Correspondence, account books, business papers, and ships' records, relating to the many commercial concerns and shipping ventures Henchman S. Soule and his brothers conducted from New Haven, Connecticut, including world voyages and investments in California gold exploration.
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Henchman S. Soule papers
William W. Starr, Jr. papers
Call Number: MS 1187
Overview: Correspondence, financial, legal, and other documents of William W. Starr relating to harbor maintenance and improvements in Bridgeport and Norwalk, Connecticut. Included are contracts with the U.S. Army Engineer's Office for work on the harbors, receipts for material and labor, notes on harbor maintenance, clippings, and printed matter.
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > William W. Starr, Jr. papers
Terry family papers
Call Number: MS 482
Overview: Papers of five family members, the children and daughter-in-law of Alfred and Clarissa Terry, make up the major part of the collection. The most prominent figure is Alfred Howe Terry, a Civil War general in the Union army, whose correspondence and military papers relate to the Fitz-John Porter case, the Indian campaigns (1870s) and reminiscences of military service and the Civil War. Included are orders for the court martial of General Custer and drawings supposedly given to Terry by Sitting...
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Terry family papers
Benajah Ticknor papers
Call Number: MS 495
Overview: Journals, letterbook, medical notes, and essays of Benajah Ticknor, doctor and surgeon with the U.S. Navy. Of primary importance are the journals which describe journeys made by Ticknor with the Navy to South America, the Far East, and Europe.
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Benajah Ticknor papers
Towner family papers
Call Number: MS 500
Overview: Diary, account book, financial and legal papers, and photocopies of material relating to the Towner and Tyler families of Branford, Connecticut. Solomon and Isaac Tyler's shipping interests and John Edwin Towner's Civil War diary are significant materials in the collection.
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Towner family papers
Townshend family papers
Call Number: MS 501
Overview: Correspondence, legal papers, financial papers, and business records of the Townsend and Atwater families of New Haven, Conn. The papers also contain records of the firms of Townsend & Maltby, Seneca Oil Co., and A.S. Griswold Co.
Dates: 1639-1947, bulk 1805-1869
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Townshend family papers
Cornelius Vanderbilt Papers
Call Number: MS 1181
Overview: Chiefly correspondence, memoranda, a notebook, and memorabilia relating to Vanderbilt's service as an officer in the U.S. Engineers during World War I. Also included are technical notebooks on mathematics, chemistry, and engineering (1897-1926). Of particular note are two illustrated manuscript volumes: one by Joseph Lyddell Peyton outlining a course of instruction for British naval officers, and the second by John Burnell showing the headlands of various coastlines in Europe and Africa. Also...
Dates: 1776-1953, bulk 1901-1928
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Cornelius Vanderbilt Papers
David Wagstaff collection
Call Number: MS 541
Overview: The collection of logbooks and ship's papers gathered by David Wagstaff, plus correspondence and reports concerning the Canadian salmon industry and student notebooks of Philip Kearny (1815-1862) and Thomas Richmond (d. 1859) when they were students at Columbia.
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > David Wagstaff collection
Selden Warner papers
Call Number: MS 536
Overview: Correspondence and family legal and financial papers. The bulk of the papers relate to the activities of family members in the shad fishing industry near Lyme, Connecticut.
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Selden Warner papers
Wilcox-Hand family papers
Call Number: MS 1715
Overview: The papers consist entirely of correspondence of various members of the Wilcox and Hand families. Several letters, particularly those in the 1830s, relate to the family's shipping business and to financial investments. Letters exchanged between family members also document social and family life in Madison, Connecticut; Augusta, Georgia; and upstate New York.
Dates: 1817-1892, bulk 1832-1853
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Wilcox-Hand family papers