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Shipping -- Connecticut

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Bartram family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 63
Overview: The principal figures in the papers are Captain Thomas Bartram, a shipmaster of Black Rock, Connecticut, and his two sons, Joseph and Thomas Burr Bartram. The papers consist chiefly of records connected with the operation of their schooner, Live Oak (1823-1851) and financial and legal papers relating to land transactions in Fairfield, Connecticut (1800-1846). Also included are a small amount of family correspondence, genealogical materials, financial records of the First Congregational Society...
Dates: 1795-1928

John Gould family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 247
Overview: Mercantile family of Fairfield, Connecticut. The papers consist entirely of shipping records for 23 ships in which the firm had an interest.
Dates: 1822-1877

Jesse Hurd family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 295
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, diaries, legal papers, account books, ship's papers, and miscellanea relating to the private lives and business interests of the Hurd family of Chatham, Connecticut, and New York, New York. Family interests in shipbuilding, ship repair, mercantile holdings, distillery operations, and politics are detailed, with extensive records for the New York Screw Dock Company and for many of the ships built, owned, and operated by the Hurd family.
Dates: 1700-1910

Samuel C. Johnson papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1023
Overview: Chiefly financial and legal records, including inventories and prices for shipments of merchandise, on the sloop Clarissa, sailing out of Naugatuck and Guilford under Captain Isaac Meigs. Also papers for other business transactions carried on by Samuel C. Johnson.
Dates: 1802-1834

Makepeace family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 977
Overview: Account books and autograph albums kept by various members of the Makepeace family of Connecticut. One, kept by Orlando Porter, relates to the clock manufacturing company of Samuel Harrison and Company. Another, kept by Ward Peck betweeen 1818 and 1842, records his farming activities in Waterbury. The four autograph albums (1827-1885) contain the signatures of such notables as John Burroughs, Leonard Bacon, Timothy Dwight, James A. Garfield, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Wendell Phillips, Henry Ward...
Dates: 1773-1925

Shipping collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 543
Overview: The collection consists of ships' journals, invoices, manifests, lists of crews, clearance papers and other documents relating to shipping, largely from Connecticut ports in the 18th and 19th centuries. There is also a small quantity of papers from Massachusetts, New York and elsewhere.
Dates: 1749-1923

Alexander Orr Vietor collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 542
Overview: The collection consists of ships' logs, nineteenth-century cargo manifests of Connecticut ships on fishing voyages, and the papers of ships sailing to the West Indies for rum and sugar and to the Antarctic on sealing expeditions. Also included are miscellaneous legal documents related to ships and shipping and a group of ten letters to Captain George W. Lee or to members of his family (1811-1833). Among the writers is Asa Fitch. Charts, writings on voyages to the Antarctic, including an essay...
Dates: 1774-1956, bulk 1815-1867

Whaling logs collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 540
Overview: A collection of eleven logs of whalers mostly sailing from New London and Norwich, Connecticut. Also two from Massachusetts (New Bedford and Provincetown) and one from Sag Harbor, Long Island. Also in the collection are newspaper clippings relating to whaling vessels.
Dates: 1830-1970, bulk 1830-1912