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Guide to the New-York Historical Society Collection of Ships and Shipping Records
1660-1943
 MS 563

New-York Historical Society
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Container List

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: Oversize - Small Folder : - Sloop Admiral Duncan. Oversize

Scope and Contents note

Proclamation by John Halkett, Esquire (Bahama Islands) that Sloop Admiral Duncan is fitted, armed and sent out upon a cruise against the King's enemies. (Gift from Gertrude Harrison, Elizabeth Harrison and William Harrison, 16 June 1936.)

1803
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Ship Adriana

Scope and Contents note

Invoices: Andrew Clow & Co., John Robertson, Sam Chubbard, Messrs. Rathbone & Benson, Ralph Pearson, Thomas Barlow, Thomas Porter, B. Gressham, Joseph Rider, Estate of Andrew Clow. Bills of Lading. Bills for boarding (Capt. Robertson of new Ship Adriana). Trademen's Bills. Account Statements of Andrew Clow & Co. Pay bearer, Captain John Robertson, Messrs. Rathbone & Benson. Advance to John Grant. Freight List. Discharge by David Cay, surviving partner of Andrew Clow & Co. (Gift of Diane R. Schneider, 4 June 1975.)

1788-1793
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Ship Albany

Scope and Contents note

Receipts, Capt. James Clark. Agreement between Master James Clark and seamen, Voyage to Jamaica Bay, Hondorus, Amsterdam, New York. Order to sail, Capt. James Clark. Current account statement to Owners of Ship Albany. Sale of Ship Albany, Samuel Storke, proceeds. Memorandum re Ship Albany and Storke's breach of agreement. Henry Cuyler, Defense of 1/3 of the Ship Albany. Correspondence, Messrs. Cuyler & Livingston, Sam Storke, James Alexander (London), Daniel Crommelin (Amsterdam), Messrs. Widdow Albertus & John Hudshons, Charles Handly (New York)

1736-1743
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Revenue Cutter Alert

Scope and Contents note

Weekly abstract from the Journal of the U.S. Revenue Cutter Alert, Nicholas Bicka, Esq. Commander. (Gift from Robert Fridenburg, 1 July 1933.)

1838
Box: Oversize - Small Folder : - Ship Alert. Oversize

Scope and Contents note

Ship Alert's Passport. Certificate that Ship Alert, Isaiah Eldridge, master, has no guns and may pass, owned by citizens of the United States. Contains presidential signature. (Gift from Samuel V. Hoffman, 22 November 1924.)

1812
Box: Oversize - Small Folder : - Schooner Alert. Oversize

Scope and Contents note

Schooner Alert's Passport. Certificate that Schooner Alert, Alyn Muther, master, has four guns and may pass, owned by citizens of the United States. Contains presidential signature. (Gift from Samuel V. Hoffman, 24 January 1925.)

1809
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Sloop America

Scope and Contents note

Bill of Lading. (Gift from C.K. Johnson, 14 December 1940.)

1813
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Ship Amphion

Scope and Contents note

Logbook, Stephen Smith, Master. New York to Monte Video. (Gift of Mary C. Du Bois, 7 August 1933.)

1820
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Sloop Anna Maria

Scope and Contents note

Invoice, Burnell Brown

1817
Box: 1 Folder : 7 U.S. Steamer Arctic

Scope and Contents note

Abstract of Log of U.S.S. Arctic. Sounding across Telegraphic Plateau from Trinity Bay to S.C. of Ireland. (Gift of N.D., 1 December 1966.)

1856
Box: 1 Folder : 8 U.S. Brig. Bainbridge

Scope and Contents note

Dimensions of sails. Outfits in the Gunners Dept., Boston.

1843
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Ship Baltic

Scope and Contents note

Registration of Ship, Master James Eaken. (Gift from Charles F. Jenkins, 20 January 1926.)

1811
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Brig. Beta

Scope and Contents note

Account of Mr. J.A. Cleveland; Sales of silks and teas received ex Brig Beta, Master W. Cleveland

1834
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Sloop Betsy

Scope and Contents note

Policy of Insurance for Sloop Betsy, Master Abraham Gurling, Philadelphia. (Gift of Cyrus Curtis, 19 June 1875.)

1783
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Ship Boyne

Scope and Contents note

List of the general, field, and staff officers of the Army in the West Indies, under General Sir Charles Grey, Journal commencing 19 November 1793 when Grey left London on the Boyne (logbook of conquest of Pigeon Island). (Gift from the estate of Augustus van Cortlandt van Rensselaer, care of Florence van Rensselaer, 8 June 1954.)

1793 - 1794
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Steamboat Bunker Hill

Scope and Contents note

Freight Bill

1836
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Brig. Calliope

Scope and Contents note

Power of Attorney of Francis Anderson, cooper, to wife, Jane Anderson while aboard Brig Calliope, Captain Thomas Snell

1792
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Ship Charles Carroll

Scope and Contents note

Bill of lading, Hottinquer & Co. (Gift from Harrold E. Gillingham, 18 January 1936.)

1831
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Sloop Charming Peggy

Scope and Contents note

Certificate for a ship that gives Bond in the Plantations, and loads Rum or Spirits, not to land the same in the Isle of Man; Peregrine Van Emburgh, Master

1770
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Armed Boat Chatham

Scope and Contents note

John Christie's order to release James Wood from Work House

1776
Box: Oversize - Small Folder : - Brig. Chauncey. Oversize

Scope and Contents note

Brig Chauncey's Passport. Certificate that Brig Chauncey, Richard Cok, master, has no guns and may pass, owned by citizens of the United States. Contains presidential signatures. (Gift from Samuel V. Hoffman, 22 November 1924.)

1820
Box: 1 Folder : 18 S.S. Claribe

Scope and Contents note

Certificate of Discharge for Gardiner Stewart. (Gift of Mrs. Gardiner Stewart, February 1950.)

1881
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Schooner Commerce

Scope and Contents note

Bills of lading, E.B. Clayton, Master Krag

1842
Box: Oversize - Small Folder : - U.S.F. Constellation. Oversize

Scope and Contents note

Prize roll of the officers and seamen after the capture of the French Frigate L'Insurgente, February 09, 1799. Subscribers' Acknowledgement of prize money received of Henry Bainbridge by hand of Charles Biddle for the French Frigate L'Insurgente. Purser's receipt of prize money for French Frigate L'Insurgente. Assignments of annexed certificate (assignments of prize money)

1799
Box: 1 Folder : 20 U.S.F. Constellation

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence of G.A. Denniston to mother describing a confrontation witt the native inhabitants of Ceicer de Mer in the South China Sea. (Gift of Marie Will through the Chicago Historical Society, 15 November 1986.)

1842
Box: 1 Folder : 21 U.S.F. Constitution

Scope and Contents note

Receipt Book - N2, William M. Hunter

1814
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Sloop Content

Scope and Contents note

Certificate of the Collector & Receiver of the Province of New York re rum import (broke) and condemnation of sloop

1694
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Schooner Convention

Scope and Contents note

License of vessel, Captain Roe Haviland. (Gift from Samuel V. Hoffman, 26 November 1923.)

1834
Drawer: Oversize - Medium Folder : - Galley Cornwall. Oversize

Scope and Contents note

Articles of Agreement between James Laroche (on behalf of owners) and David Ducumb (Captain) for 2nd Voyage to windward and gold coast, Africa; Crew List

1759
Box: 1 Folder : 24 Schooner Decatur

Scope and Contents note

Protest of Master Jonathan T. Morrill. (Purchased from Irving Levy, 23 April 1936.)

1848
Box: 1 Folder : 25 Sloop Dolphin

Scope and Contents note

Manifest of cargo bound for New York, James Hinsdale, Master. (Gift from Charles F. Jenkins, 1 May 1925.)

1791
Box: Oversize - Small Folder : - Ship Dorset. Oversize

Scope and Contents note

Warrant of Survey, Samuel Winterburn, Commander. (Gift of the American Numismatic Society, 27 May 1941.)

1738
Box: 1 Folder : 26 Dutch Ships: Golden Beaver, Golden Otter

Scope and Contents note

Journal kept aboard the Ship Golden Beaver and Ship Golden Otter from the Manhattan to Patria and the return to the Manhattans (in Dutch, with English translation provided by Professor Kenneth Scott.)

1660-1663
Box: 1 Folder : 27 Schooner Eliza

Scope and Contents note

Agreement of voyage and wages, Master Anior Harker, voyage from Newbern, NC to New York and return. Agreement of voyage and wages, Master Mathias Attinson, voyage to Jamaica and return.

1803 - 1804
Box: 1 Folder : 28 Schooner Emily

Scope and Contents note

Bill of lading, William W. Woodward, Philadelphia, Master Nathan Foster. (Gift from Samuel V. Hoffman (purchased from library of William P. Clyde)?, 20 May 1931.)

1811
Box: 1 Folder : 29 BK. Emita

Scope and Contents note

Wharfage fee, Standard Oil Co. of NY (Devoe Works), Master E.H. Praz. Wharfage Fees, James D. Leary, Master W.E. Reemi.

1898 - 1904
Box: 1 Folder : 30 Schooner Expert

Scope and Contents note

Expert's Cargo. Peter Henick's Memorandum of Protest and Notes.

1718
Box: 1 Folder : 31 Sloop Experiment

Scope and Contents note

Voyage From New York to Canton, China, and back. Invoices: Henry Sheafe, William Nixson, Robert Dale, Stewart & Jones, Thomas Browne, Thomas Barry, Thomas Biggs, William Kippin, J. Shipprey, Alexander Robertson & Co., Stewart Dean, Peter Schermerhorn, William Bradford, Elias Nexsen, Jacob Vanderheyden, John Bogert, Joseph Shurtleff, Abraham Brincherhoff, Jacob Gerhart, David Holly, Joseph Rose, Isaac Jones, Glen & Bleeker, William Lowther, James Carter, Abraham Willson & Isaac Brincherhoff, Elias Kip, Richard Clark, George Warner, John Whelton, Joshua Jones. First Cost & Outfit of the Sloop Experiment - S. Dean Master. Articles of Agreement between Owners of the Sloop Experiment. Memorandum as to distribution of shares of Sloop Experiment. General account and final settlement of the Sloop Experiment. Disbursements. Bill of Sale of Sloop Experiment. Sales of the Sloop Experiment. Transaction at a meeting of the owners of Sloop Experiment. Sales at auction of Edward Laight and William Deasoil. Receipt of William Laight & Co the respective sums and all demands against Sloop Experiment, Master Stewart Dean. Agreement of voyage. Instruction from Owners to Captain Stewart Dean. Portage bill, including list of ship's crew (including an African-American), with wages advanced and due. Wharfage fees. Account statements. Cooper and carpenters' accounts. (Gift of Edward W. Laight, 10 April 1838. Edward was the son of William Laight, a stockholder and agent for the concern.)

1785 - 1787
Box: 1 Folder : 32 Ship Fair American

Scope and Contents note

Account Sales (damaged on voyage from Charleston); Hamburg, John C. Brevoor, Master.

1799 - 1806
Box: 1 Folder : 33 U.S. Schooner Ferret

Scope and Contents note

List of Articles required by Commander D.G. Farragut, Esq.

1824
Box: Oversize - Small Folder : - Ship Florida. Oversize

Scope and Contents note

Ship Florida's Passport. Certificate that Ship Florida (of New York), James Wilson, master, has one gun and may pass, owned by citizens of the United States. Contains presidential signature. (Gift from Samuel V. Hoffman, 22 November 1924.)

1823
Box: Oversize - Small Folder : - Brig. Forest. Oversize

Scope and Contents note

Brig Forest's Passport. Certificate that Brig Forest (of New York), Henry Greenleaf, master, has one gun and may pass, owned by citizens of the United States. Contains presidential signature. (Gift from Samuel V. Hoffman, 22 November 1924.)

1825
Box: Oversize - Small Folder : - Ship Fortitude. Oversize

Scope and Contents note

Articles of Agreement between Hezekiah Pinkham, Master, and seamen; Crew list; Voyage from New York, Norfolk, ports in Europe, and return

1803
Drawer: Oversize - Medium Folder : - U.S. Steamer General Grant. Oversize

Scope and Contents note

Complete Descriptive Muster Roll of the Crew of the U.S. Steamer General Grant. (Purchased from C.K. Johnson, from the Naval History Fund, 15 November 1938.)

1864
Box: 1 Folder : 34 Ship General Thomas

Scope and Contents note

Names (and shares received) of Officers and Men on Board the General Thomas at the taking of the Schooner Eliza, John Hodge, Commander; at the taking of the Sloop Lark, Jonathan Laurence, Master; at the taking of the Sloop Black (?), John Farley, Master; at the taking of the Snow Hopewell; at the taking of the Sloop Success; at the taking of the Sloop Nancy

Undated
Box: Oversize - Small Folder : - Ship Gideon Barstow. Oversize

Scope and Contents note

Ship Gideon Barstow's Passport. Certificate that Ship Gideon Barstow (of Rochester), N.C. Cary, master, has no guns and may pass, owned by citizens of the United States. Contains presidential signature. (Gift from Stuyvesant F. Morris, 3 March 1921.)

1832
Box: 1 Folder : 35 Horseboat Golden Fleece

Scope and Contents note

Blot Mem and Calculations Book

1818
Box: 1 Folder : 36 H.M.S. Greyhound

Scope and Contents note

Depositions of Aron Bogaert, of Henry Kip, and of William Boll concerning an affray and breach of the peace.

1722
Box: Oversize - Small Folder : - Schooner Hamilton. Oversize

Scope and Contents note

The Crew List of Schooner Hamilton, John Richards, Master for voyage bound for La Vera Cruz. (Purchased, with the Naval History Fund, 22 December 1944.)

1807
Box: 1 Folder : 37 Sloop Harriet

Scope and Contents note

Order of Recorder to sell Sloop Harriet. (Gift from Samuel V. Hoffman, 6 April 1927.)

1800
Box: 1 Folder : 38 Sloop Hera

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence/Bill of Lading of Collins and Perkins to Dr. Jedidiah Morse of Charlestown regarding a delivery of two bundles of books. (Gift from Samuel V. Hoffman (purchased from library of William P. Clyde)?, 20 May 1931.)

1806
Box: 1 Folder : 39 Ship Hostor(?)

Scope and Contents Note

Statement by surveyor Hungerford providing information against the ship.

1698?
Box: 1 Folder : 40 Sloop Huntress

Scope and Contents note

Bill of Lading. (Gift from C.K. Johnson, 14 December 1940.)

1813
Box: 1 Folder : 41 Sloop Industry

Scope and Contents note

Manifest of Inward voyage to New Bedford, Elizar Hathaway, Master. (Gift of Cornelius von Erden Mitchell, 13 May 1940.)

1795
Box: 1 Folder : 42 Schooner James

Scope and Contents note

Depositions of James Nevers and of Mark Leighton relative to Schooner James

1812
Box: 1 Folder : 43 Ship James Cropper

Scope and Contents note

Petition of Passengers on board James Cropper bound for New York from Liverpool regarding quieting of bell. (Gift from Gertrude Harrison, Elizabeth Harrison and William Harrison, 16 June 1936.)

1822
Box: 1 Folder : 44 Brig. James Wells

Scope and Contents note

Depositions of Eliphabet Kingsbury and Abraham Cummings regarding vessel leaking. (Gift from Samuel V. Hoffman, 28 March 1923.)

1809
Box: Oversize - Small Folder : - Brig. Jerome. Oversize

Scope and Contents note

Brig Jerome's Passport. Certificate that Brig Jerome (of New York),George W. Lee, master, has no guns and may pass, owned by citizens of the United States. Contains Presidential signature. (Gift from Samuel V. Hoffman, 22 November 1924.)

1824
Box: 2 Folder : 1 U.S. Flagship Kentucky

Scope and Contents note

Orchestra Programs on voyages; some contain menu on reverse side. 1902 photograph of U.S.F.S Kentucky band at morning colors, noting names and instruments played. (From the E.B. Child collection, February 1946.)

1901-1904
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Sloop Lark

Scope and Contents note

Manifest of Cargo on board Sloop Lark, Master Chris Godfrey, bound from Providence to New York. (Gift from Charles F. Jenkins, 20 January 1926.)

1796
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Ship Liberty

Scope and Contents note

Receipts and other documents relating to Ship Liberty's business in France (many of the documents are in French). (Gift from A.E. Rueff, 26 May 1928.)

1803
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Schooner Lonsdale

Scope and Contents note

Bill of Lading. (Gift of Thomas Ollive Mabbott, 8 May 1942.)

1803
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Cartel Schooner Lucy

Scope and Contents note

List of Cabin Passengers and Servants and their Stores for Schooner Lucy, Absolam Savage, Master; List of Stores for Schooner Lucy; List of Stores of Mr. Robert Abbott and of Mr. Jasper Howe; Permission request for provisions for animals in stores.

1812
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Schooner Mail

Scope and Contents note

Bill of Lading. (Gift from Thomas Ollive Mabbott, 24 June 1938.)

1851
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Sloop Marey

Scope and Contents note

Bill of Lading. (Gift from C.K. Johnson, 14 December 1940.)

1813
Box: Oversize - Small Folder : - Ship Martha, Oversize

Scope and Contents note

Ship Martha's Passport. Certificate that Ship Martha (of New York), Laban Gardner, master, has no guns and may pass, owned by citizens of the United States. Contains Presidential signature. (Purchase, 15 November 1938.)

1811
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Schooner Mary Ann

Scope and Contents note

Certificate of Landing; Schooner Mary Ann, Master Joseph Tompkins.

1808
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Sloop Mary and Elizabeth

Scope and Contents note

Statement in the Suit over the Sale of Sloop Mary and Elizabeth by George Parker to William Griffiths. (Purchase)

1704
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Sloop Matilda

Scope and Contents note

Entry of merchandize exported by John Speyer on board Sloop Matilda, John Dodge, Master, for the Coast of Africa.

1804
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Ship Milford

Scope and Contents note

Return of Ship Milford, Captain Shaw from Newfoundland. (Gift from Charles F. Jenkins, 1 May 1925.)

1789
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Brig. Minerva

Scope and Contents note

Receipt of Captain Hilburn; Crew List

1810
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Schooner N.W. Smith

Scope and Contents note

Certification of the Port of Charleston that no Slave or person held to Service or Labor is concealed on board Schooner N.W. Smith, E.N. Smith, Master. (Gift from Clarence L. Lersner, 8 December 1944.)

1853
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Ship Nancy

Scope and Contents note

Bill of Lading; Ship Nancy, John Waddle, Master.

1769
Box: Oversize - Small Folder : - Schooner Nathaniel Chase. Oversize

Scope and Contents note

Crew List of Schooner Nathaniel Chase, David Doane, Master. (Gift from Chales F. Heartman, 6 July 1946.)

1861
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Clipper Ship Neptune's Favorite

Scope and Contents note

Bill of Lading for Clipper Ship Neptune's Favorite, Master Emmertin. (Gift from William A. Robbins, 14 May 1941.)

1861
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Schooner New England

Scope and Contents note

Clearance Certificate of the Port of Wilmington, NC for Schooner New England, Hiram Cutts, Master, bound for Havana. (Purchased from Charles F. Heartman, 19 May 1931.)

1830
Box: Oversize - Small Folder : - Prize Ship New Hampshire. Oversize

Scope and Contents note

Record of Capture of French Ship, Le Heron (now, New Hampshire), William Burt, Master, by English Ship Maremaid, Capt. Warwick Calmadge.

1746
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Ship New Harliquin

Scope and Contents Note

Account of Joseph Forman.

1762
Box: Oversize - Small Folder : - Ship New York Packet. Oversize

Scope and Contents note

Ship New York Packet's Passport. Certificate that Ship New York Packet (of New York), Timothy Clifton, master, has no guns and may pass, owned by citizens of the United States. Contains Presidential signature. (Gift from Samuel V. Hoffman, 24 January 1925.)

1810
Box: 2 Folder : 18 S.S. Normandie

Scope and Contents note

Transcript in the Matter of Five-Alarm Fire in the S.S. Normandie at Pier 88, North River, Manhattan, February 9, 1942 at 2:49 p.m. Before Thomas P. Brophy, Chief Fire Marshall -- Witness Testimony.

1942
Box: Oversize - Small Folder : - Ship Ocean. Oversize

Scope and Contents note

Ship Ocean's Passport. Certificate that Ship Ocean (of New York), Samuel Eaken, master, has no guns and may pass, owned by citizens of the United States. Contains Presidential signature. (Gift from Samuel V. Hoffman, 19 December 1923.)

1809
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Sloop Olive

Scope and Contents note

Insurance Policy for Sloop Olive, Master Edgerton on voyage from Surinham (Suriname) to New York or New London.

1760
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Schooner Orders in Council

Scope and Contents note

Journal of the Order in Council (A Letter of Marque, Privateer), John Howard, Master; Crew List.

1812
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Steamboat Oregon

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence of John H. Cornish to wife, Martha (c/o Col. Joseph E. Jenkins), describing traveling on the boat on the Hudson River.

1845
Box: 2 Folder : 22 Bark Osprey

Scope and Contents note

Outfitting book of Bark Osprey, Reuben W. Crop, master. (Gift of Katherine R. Rogers, 28 June 1955.)

1863
Box: 2 Folder : 23 Ship Pacific

Scope and Contents note

Passengers' Thank you note to Captain Stanton on their voyage from Liverpool to New York; Passenger List.

1812
Box: 2 Folder : 24 Sloop Patience

Scope and Contents note

Sundries Receipt for Sloop Patience, William Ward, Master.

1768
Box: 2 Folder : 25 Steamship Philadelphia

Scope and Contents note

Marine Protest, Case of the Steamship Philadelphia, Master Findlay Schenck, on a voyage from New Orleans to New York.

1855
Box: 2 Folder : 26 Steamboat Pittston

Scope and Contents note

Inspector's Certificate of Steamboat Pittston, William Murry, Master. (Gift from Samuel V. Hoffman, 11 February 1925.)

1861
Box: 2 Folder : 27 Frigate Raby

Scope and Contents note

Notice of Frigate Raby's voyage to Lisbon and her Majesty's Plantations and return when not detained by embargoes. (Gift from Samuel V. Hoffman, 16 October 1923.)

1705
Drawer: Oversize - Medium Folder : - Brig. Ranger. Oversize

Scope and Contents note

[Ottoman Turkish] Clearance of Brig Ranger and Captain Eldridge at Constantinople (in Arabic?).

1831
Box: 2 Folder : 28 Schooner Regulator

Scope and Contents note

Alien Passenger List on Board Schooner Regulator, Master James Allen, arrived at port of New York from Jamaica (1799). Account of Master Richard Adams of Schooner Regulator (1807).

1799, 1807
Box: Oversize - Small Folder : - Brig. Reuben & Eliza. Oversize

Scope and Contents note

Brig Reuben & Eliza's Passport. Certificate that Brig Reuben & Eliza (of New York), Charles Harris, master, has no guns and may pass, owned by citizens of the United States. Contains Presidential signature. (Gift from Samuel V. Hoffman, 22 November 1924.)

1822
Box: 2 Folder : 29 Boat Revenue

Scope and Contents note

Receipt of articles shipped on board Boat Revenue of the Fultonville and NY Canal Line.

1850
Box: 2 Folder : 30 Sloop Richard Alfred

Scope and Contents note

Particulars of the Capture of Sloop Richard Alfred by Privateer Schooner under French Colors sailing from New Providence bound for New York. (Gift from John Neafie, 29 March 1922.)

1805
Box: 2 Folder : 31 Sloop Rising Sun

Scope and Contents note

Bill of Lading; Thomas Davenport, Master of Sloop Rising Sun.

1797
Box: 2 Folder : 32 Convoy of the Roman Emperor

Scope and Contents note

Signals and Signal flags to be observed by the convoy of the Roman Emperor. (Gift of Graham Brush, care of City Bank & Farmers Trust Co., 21 March 1939.)

undated
Box: 2 Folder : 33 Steamer Rosedale

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence regarding the Matter of Satisfactory Reimbursement for Governmental Takeover of Steamer Rosedale. Correspondents include Acting Secretary of the Navy Franklin D. Roosevelt, William J. Fredericks, John R. Westwood, George P. Darrow, and Josephus Daniels. Contains Presidential signature.

1919, 1943
Box: 2 Folder : 34 Sloop Royal Charlotte

Scope and Contents note

Robert White, Master of Royal Charlotte, or in case of death, Daniel Stuvant, or in case of death, Alexander Craig; Royal License proving ownership in light of French hostilities. (Purchase? 23 March 1950.)

1779
Box: 2 Folder : 35 U.S. Revenue Cutter Rush

Scope and Contents note

Weekly Reports of U.S. Revenue Cutter Rush for September 1838. (Gift from Robert Fridenburg, 1 July 1933.)

1838
Box: 2 Folder : 36 U.S.S. St. Paul

Scope and Contents note

Morning Reports of prisoners in the brig on the U.S.S. St. Paul, May-August 1898 (Gift of Chas. A. Butler, 11 November 1898.)

1898
Box: 2 Folder : 37 Brig. Sally

Scope and Contents note

[Photostat] Report of Manifest of the Cargo of the Brig Sally (of Philadelphia), Michael Alcon, Master, from the Port of St. Eustatius.

1792
Box: 2 Folder : 38 Sloop Sally

Scope and Contents note

Report of Manifest of the Cargo of Sloop Sally (of Baltimore), George Travis, Master, from Port of Tappahannock to Port of New York. (Purchased from Charles F. Heartman, 19 May 1931.)

1796
Box: 2 Folder : 39 Steamer Sarah Sands

Scope and Contents note

Joseph Wrigley's Book of voyage on Steamer Sarah Sands from Rio to San Francisco. (Gift of Thomas W. Streeter, October 1963?)

1850
Box: 2 Folder : 40 Schuyler's Steam Tow Boat Line

Scope and Contents note

Corporate Documents relating to the Schuyler's Steam Tow Boat Line (Samuel Schuyler), including stock certificates, stock sales, and articles of association. Bills of sales of ships. Also certificate of incorporation and other documents related to the Express Propeller Line. (Gift from Samuel V. Hoffman, 29 September 1911.)

1847-1881
Box: Oversize - Small Folder : - Schooner Shepherdess. Oversize

Scope and Contents note

Crew List (Role D'Equipage) for Schooner Shepherdess, Daniel Hull Master. (Gift from Samuel V. Hoffman, 16 October 1923.)

1811
Box: 2 Folder : 41 Ship Sincerity

Scope and Contents note

Bill of Lading for Ship Sincerity, Master John Tatem, from Port of Christianstade bound for Philadelphia.

1810
Box: 2 Folder : 42 U.S.S. Somers

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence of John F. Steele to Father regarding loss of U.S. Brig Somers and 39 men off the Coast of Vera Cruz, 1846. (From the Naval History Society collection.) Correspondence of Findlay Schenck to sister, Elizabeth, regarding foiled mutiny upon U.S.S. Somers, 1842. (Gift from the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio, 30 November 1962.)

1842, 1846
Box: 2 Folder : 43 Brig. Somerset

Scope and Contents note

Insurance Policy covering vessel and cargo of Brig Somerset, Henry Rogers, Master on voyage to Kingston, Jamaica and return. (Gift from Samuel V. Hoffman, 24 April 1909.)

1794
Box: 2 Folder : 44 Brig. Speedwell

Scope and Contents note

Invoice of Sundries Shipped on board Brig Speedwell, Captain Welch, Bound from New York to Barbados. (Purchase?)

1784
Box: 2 Folder : 45 Schooner Star

Scope and Contents note

Bill of Lading for Schooner Star bound from Philadelphia to Providence. (Gift of Thomas Ollive Mabbott, 8 May 1942.)

1851
Box: 2 Folder : 46 Brig. Susanna

Scope and Contents note

Insurance Policy covering vessel and cargo of Brig Susanna, Hugh Stocker, Master, for 12 month period. (Purchase, 20 September 1923.)

1788
Box: 2 Folder : 47 Ship Teaplant

Scope and Contents note

Entry of Teas Imported by Edmund Fanning in the Ship Teaplant, Peter Murphy Master, from Canton.

1812
Box: 2 Folder : 48 Brig. Thule

Scope and Contents note

Survey of Damage by Dock Wardens of Brig Thule, Captain Sullivan, from Carnarven, Wales. (Gift? of Roger Butterfield, July 1979.)

1825-1826
Box: 2 Folder : 49 Ship Titanic

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence of Walford Brothers, London to R. Lyman, Esq. regarding shipped items that may have gone down with the Titanic. (Gift from Susan E. Lyman, in memory of her father Robert Hunt Lyman, 9 September 1941.)

1912
Box: 2 Folder : 50 Port of Troy, New York

Scope and Contents note

Surveyor Certificate of Canal and River Boat Wrecker No. 2. (Gift from Samuel V. Hoffman?, 5 December 1923.)

1869
Box: 2 Folder : 51 Steamer Virginia

Scope and Contents note

Bill of Lading of Steamer Virginia, Master Seal, bound from Philadelphia to Richmond. (Gift from Thomas Ollive Mabbott, 24 June 1938.)

1851
Box: 2 Folder : 52 U.S. Revenue Cutter Washington

Scope and Contents note

Weekly Reports of U.S. Revenue Cutter Washington for November and December 1839. (Gift from Robert Fridenburg, 1 July 1933.)

1839
Box: 2 Folder : 53 Ship Washington

Scope and Contents note

Bill of Lading of Ship Washington, James J. Coffin, Master, bound from New York to Liverpool. Receipt of payment United States Revenue Boat; Collector of Customs for the District of Salem (1847).

1799
Box: Oversize - Small Folder : - Schooner The William. Oversize

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Presidential permission (James Madison) for Schooner The William and Master John Valentine bound from New York to St. Bartholomew to depart. Multi-lingual form. Contains Presidential signature. (Gift from George A. Zabriskie, 4 March 1947.)

1809
Box: 2 Folder : 54 Brig. Windmill

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Correspondence of Gerard Beekman to Mr. Christopher Champlin (Merchant of Rhode Island) regarding Insurance for voyage of Brig Windmill, George Crosswell, Master, bound from Rhode Island to The Cape.

1762
Box: 2 Folder : 55 Various Ships ("Hudson River Ships")

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Bills of Lading for ships lying in the port of Eddyville, Rondout, N.Y. and bound for various cities, bearing cement from the Newark and Rosendale Lime & Cement Co.: Barge Tupper, Barge Samuel Cox, Barge Mary, Sloop Liberator, Sloop Ransom, Sloop Ambassador, Sloop Mammouth, Sloop Index, Sloop Lafayette, Sloop Y.W. Jacobs, Sloop Franklin, Sloop Shepherdess, Boat 363, Boat New Jersey of Eddyville, Boat Hellen, Boat L.A. Sikis, Boat Amos Stacey, Schooner Celeste, Schooner E.M. Bransconi, and Schooner Lauretta. (Gift from Samuel V. Hoffman, 5 December 1923.)

1837-1882
Box: 2 Folder : 56 Various Ships (Import Certifications)

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Includes import certifications from the Port of New-York for the ships Superb (Ayman, Master, from Bermuda with Jamaica rum), China (Dowdall, Master, from Canton with Hyson tea), Ajax (Dowdall, Master, from Canton with Bohea tea), Maria (Evans, Master, from Canton with tea), Mary Lord (Ansley, Master, from Canton with Bohea tea), Superior (Dowdall, Master, from Canton with gunpowder tea). (Many stamped as from the Harrold E. Gillingham Collection, 14 January 1937).

1820, 1822, 1825, 1827-1828
Box: 2 Folder : 57 Various Ships: Brig. Industry

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Bills of Lading, Peter William Marrennes

1804
Box: 2 Folder : 57 Various Ships: Sloop Philander, Sloop Appollo, Sloop Nancy, Sloop Ontario, Sloop Armenian, New Sloop

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Sundries delivered to Burnell Brown

1809-1815
Box: 2 Folder : 57 Various Ships: Sloop Sublyme, Sloop Invincible, Sloop Undaunted, Sloop Ontario, Sloop Ann Mariah

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Proof of ownership

1811-1816
Box: 2 Folder : 57 Various Ships: Schooner Eliza

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Invoices: James Colson (New Haven), William S. Hotchkiss (New Haven), John McNeil (New Canaan)

1813
Box: 2 Folder : 57 Various Ships: Schooner Weasel

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Receipt for payment for services, Jas. Richardson

1815
Box: 2 Folder : 57 Various Ships: Sloop Experiment

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Promissary Note, John Casenave

1815
Box: 2 Folder : 57 Various Ships: Sloop Augusta

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Invoice, Mr. John Farrell Thompson

1815
Box: 2 Folder : 57 Various Ships: Sloop Ducator

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Invoice, Burnell Brown

1815
Box: 2 Folder : 57 Various Ships: Brig. Maria Francisca

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Bill of Lading, Charles Dickinson. Invoice, W. Thompson.

1816
Box: 2 Folder : 57 Various Ships: Sloop Speculation

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Invoice, Tucker & Carter

1816-1818
Box: 2 Folder : 57 Various Ships: Schooner Echo of Savannah

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Wharfage Bill

1818
Box: 2 Folder : 57 Various Ships: Brig. Stoughton

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Portage Bill, Voyage to/from Guadalupe. Invoice, William Reese. Bills of Lading: N. Monteverde, Samuel G. Ogden. J.P. Durand (in French)

1818
Box: 2 Folder : 57 Various Ships: Sloop Neptune

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Testimony in the case of Sloop Neptune, which sank on 24 November 1824.

1824
Box: 2 Folder : 57 Various Ships: Sloop Victory

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Invoices: William Thorp, Hiram Hanmore, H. Hughs, E. Goodwin (Sail Maker), Charles Harriman (Ship Chandler), John R. Cochran, Hamilton Biggam (Ship Chandler), Benjamin Bennett (Sail Maker), blacksmith. Wharfage bills, towing bill.

1840-1861
Box: 2 Folder : 57 Various Ships: Ship Saracen

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Correspondence and Account Statement, Reid & Murray (Glasgow), Captain N.T. Hawkins

1845-1848
Box: 2 Folder : 57 Various Ships: Steamboat Chelsea

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Weekly Amount of Ferriage for week ending 2 July 1853.

1853
Box: 2 Folder : 57 Various Ships: Steamer Mazeppa

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Invoice, J.M. Holt

1856
Box: 2 Folder : 57 Various Ships: Steamer Estrella

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Letter of instruction from Messrs. Sean & Sintz to Capt. J.T. Morrill.

1862
Box: 2 Folder : 57 Various Ships: Harriet L. Young Charter

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Bill of Lading for cement

1866
Box: 2 Folder : 57 Various Ships: Canal Boat R.P. Boardwell

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Statement of Trip

1868
Box: 2 Folder : 57 Various Ships: No Ship

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City of New York Certificate appointing Joseph Hasbrouk to Inspector of Customs

1848
Box: 2 Folder : 57 Various Ships: No Ship

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Bill of Lading, United States Express Company, John K. Perry

1864
Box: 2 Folder : 57 Various Ships: No Ship

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Bill of Lading, Ulster & Delaware Railroad Co.

1881
Box: 2 Folder : 57 Various Ships: No Ship

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Bill of Lading, Stony Clove and Catskill Mountain Railroad Co.

1887