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Account book; Charles W. Morgan (Ship : 1841), 1841
Account book of payments for labor on "New Ship building for C.W. Morgan by J. & Z. Hillman." Book includes the names of thirty men who received wages for building the ship eventually named Charles W. Morgan.


Accounts; Charles W. Morgan (Ship : 1841), 1887-1893
Voyage accounts for bark CHARLES W. MORGAN, of San Francisco, California, with agents J. & W.R. Wing. Information was prepared after the vessel returned, and lists all debits resulting from the voyages. These "inward accounts" provide a detailed financial summary of the 12th voyage, plus other income and expenses for subsequent voyages.


Accounts; Charles W. Morgan (Ship : 1841), 1866 Jul 14 - 1886 Apr 21
Accounts of sperm and right whales seen by the bark Charles W. Morgan


Bill of sale; Charles W. Morgan (Ship : 1841), 1916
Bill of sale for shares in the Bark CHARLES W. MORGAN of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Benjamin D. Cleveland and William G. Potter sold shares to Augustus G. Moulton.


Bills of sale; Charles W. Morgan (Ship : 1841), 1842-1852
Bills of sale for shares in ship CHARLES W. MORGAN of New Bedford, Mass.


Certificate of registry; Charles W. Morgan (Ship : 1841), 1941 Nov 5
Certificate of registry, issued Nov. 5, 1941 at the port of New Bedford, Massachusetts, for the whaling bark CHARLES W. MORGAN


Certificates of registry; Charles W. Morgan (Ship : 1841), 1841-1925
Photocopies of certificates of registry for the bark CHARLES W. MORGAN, issued at New Bedford, Massachusetts and San Francisco, California.


Charles W. Morgan; Coope, Virginia T., 1981
Biographical sketch of Charles W. Morgan, the man, drawn from personal diaries and accounts. A "Log of Mystic Seaport" article.


Charles W. Morgan Collection; Morgan, Charles W., 1796-1862


Envelope and letter; Johnston, Waldo C. M., 1971 Oct 29
First day cover and letter sent to Mrs. Daniel F. Larkin. Envelope posted in San Diego contains commemorative stamp of the Charles W. Morgan. Letter, signed by Mystic Seaport Director Waldo Johnston acknowledges the significance of the event.


Hillman Shipyard Collection; Hillman Shipyard, 1827-1862
Correspondence; genealogical notes, including material on early Nantucket whaling; ships' lines of the ship UNION; spar measurements for ships CHARLES W. MORGAN, ARGO, CALIFORNIA, SEA NYMPH, BONITA, and SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS; dimensions of ship SEA WITCH and barks ELIZABETH HULL and JANE A. FALKENBERG; surveys of ships MARIA THERESA and HIAWATHA, and barks MERMAID and JOHN P. WEST; memo of charges for repairs to ship HUNTRESS; and list of vessels built by the yard.


Inventory of flags; Charles W. Morgan (Ship : 1841), nd
Undated inventory of flags and pennants on board the ship CHARLES W. MORGAN.


Joseph Bement and the Charles W. Morgan; Littlefield, David W., 1993
Article recounting the 1886 voyage of the Morgan through the eyes of greenhand Joseph Bement as well as from the perspective of J. & W.R. Wing & Co., and the whaling industry.


Journal; Charles W. Morgan (Ship : 1841), 1909-1910
Journal, 1909-1910, kept by Charlotte Church on board the bark CHARLES W. MORGAN of New Bedford, Mass., Charles S. Church, master, for a voyage to the Indian Ocean and South Atlantic whaling grounds.


Journal; Charles W. Morgan (Ship : 1841), 1897-1898
Journal kept by E. F. Morgan (1st mate) on board the bark CHARLES W. MORGAN of New Bedford, Mass, (sailing out of San Francisco, Calif.), for a voyage to the Pacific Ocean and Okhotsk Sea whaling grounds.


Journal; Charles W. Morgan (Ship : 1841), 1870-1871
Journal kept by Alvan H. Davis on board the bark CHARLES W. MORGAN of New Bedford, Mass., George Athearn, master for a whaling voyage to the Atlantic whaling grounds.


Journal; Charles W. Morgan (Ship : 1841), 1871-1874
Journal kept by Hiram W. Look, on board the ship Charles W. Morgan of New Bedford, Massachusetts, John M. Tinkham, master, for a voyage to the Indian Ocean whaling grounds.


Journal; Charles W. Morgan (Ship : 1841), 1906-1908
Journal of the bark Charles W. Morgan, James A. M. Earle, master, for a voyage to the South Atlantic and Indian Ocean whaling grounds.


Journal; Charles W. Morgan (Ship : 1841), 1881-1886
Journal kept on board the bark Charles W. Morgan of New Bedford, Massachusetts, Charles F. Keith, master for a voyage to the Pacific Ocean whaling grounds.


Journal; Charles W. Morgan (Ship : 1841), 1911-1913
Journal kept by William H. Griffith, first mate on board the bark CHARLES W. MORGAN of New Bedford, Mass., Charles S. Church, master, for a voyage to the South Atlantic Ocean whaling grounds. Contains illustrations and whale stamps, mentions finding ambergris, made 8 ports-of-call, and spoke 17 vessels during the voyage.


Journal; Charles W. Morgan (Ship : 1841), 1849-1853
Journal kept by Nelson Cole Haley on board the ship CHARLES W. MORGAN of New Bedford, Massachusetts, John D. Sampson master, for a voyage to the Pacific Ocean whaling grounds. Mentions injury at sea, and native contacts.


Journal; Charles W. Morgan (Ship : 1841), 1863-1867
Journal kept by Charles W. Chace on board the ship CHARLES W. MORGAN of New Bedford, Massachusetts, Thomas C. Landers, master, for a voyage to the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean whaling grounds. Contains inventory of ship's stores and whale oil, mentions family on board (Mrs. Thomas C. Landers, master's wife).


Journal; Charles W. Morgan (Ship : 1841), 1867-1870
Journal kept on board the bark CHARLES W. MORGAN of New Bedford, Mass., George Athearn, master, for a voyage to the Atlantic and Pacific whaling grounds. Contains crew list, inventory of ship's stores, mentions disaster (Ship SUNBEAM of Boston on fire and bark CINCINNATI of Genoa deserted and in sinking condition).


Journal; Charles W. Morgan (Ship : 1841), 1925 May 6-1931 Jul 21
Journal of the "last voyage" of the whaling bark Charles W. Morgan from New Bedford, Massachusetts, to the Round Hill estate in Dartmouth, Massachusetts to be enshrined as a museum piece, George Fred Tilton, master. At dock most of this time.


Journal; Charles W. Morgan (Ship : 1841), 1901-1902
Journal kept by E. G. Morgan first officer on board the bark CHARLES W. MORGAN of New Bedford, Mass. Thomas Scullan, master for a voyage to the Japan and Okhotsk Seas whaling grounds.


Journal; Charles W. Morgan (Ship : 1841), 1911-1913
Journal kept by William H. Griffith on board the bark CHARLES W. MORGAN of New Bedford, Mass., Charles S. Church, master, for a voyage to the South Atlantic and Indian Ocean whaling grounds. Contains ship stamps and whale stamps, mentions finding ambergris, made 7 ports-of-call, and spoke 16 vessels during the voyage.


Journal; Charles W. Morgan (Ship : 1841), 1916-1917
Journal kept by John D. Lopes on board the bark CHARLES W. MORGAN of New Bedford Mass., Benjamin D. Cleveland, master, for a voyage to the South Atlantic and Indian Ocean whaling and sealing grounds.


Journal; Charles W. Morgan (Ship : 1841), 1918 Jul 18-1919 Sep 7
Journal kept on board the bark Charles W. Morgan of New Bedford, Mass., Joseph F. Edwards, master, for a voyage to the Atlantic Ocean whaling grounds.


Letter; Gifford, Daniel W., 1890 Dec 1
Letter from Daniel W. Gifford in San Francisco, mate aboard the whaling bark CHARLES W. MORGAN, to his wife in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Mentions "Mr. Wing", and his son Lester, and says his ship will depart the next day (Dec. 2).


Letter; Earle, James, 1965
Letter written by James Earle, describing a bathtub that was used aboard the Charles W. Morgan while his father, James A. Earle, was master (from 1900-1906).


Letters; Betchel, Walter, 1955
Letters written by Walter Betchel to John L.E. Pell describing a few details of his whaling voyage on the Charles W. Morgan


Letters and postcard; Loughlin, Edward, 1916-1917
Letters, and postcard, 1916-1917, written by Ed Loughlin, a seaman who deserted the whaleship CHARLES W. MORGAN at Brava. Letters detail Loughlin's reason for deserting, written from St. Vincent, Cape Verde Island, and his signing aboard a British Steame


Logbook; Charles W. Morgan (Ship : 1841), 1841-1845
Journal kept by James C. Osborn on board the ship CHARLES W. MORGAN of New Bedford, Massachusetts, Thomas Adams Norton, master, for a voyage to the Pacific Ocean whaling grounds.


Logbook; Charles W. Morgan (Ship : 1841), 1896-1897
Logbook of the whaleship CHARLES W. MORGAN of New Bedford, Massachusetts, John S. Layton, master, for a voyage from San Francisco to the South Pacific and Okhotsk Sea whaling grounds. Contains whale stamps, mentions assistance rendered to the stranded bark CAPE HORN PIGEON, mutiny, and sickness, made 6 ports-of-call and spoke 10 other vessels during the voyage.


Logbook; Charles W. Morgan (Ship : 1841), 1904-1906
Logbook of acts in breach of discipline kept on board the bark CHARLES W. MORGAN of New Bedford, Massachusetts, Edwin J. Reed, master, and E.F. Morgan, mate, for a whaling voyage out of San Francisco, California. Contains description of breaches, punishments, accounts of pay docked, and the United States Consul's (William F. Daly) review of cases involving the more serious charges at Tahiti, Society Islands.


Logbook; Charles W. Morgan (Ship : 1841), 1878-1881
Logbook kept by first mate William Shockley on on board the whaling bark Charles W. Morgan, Thomas Ellis, master.


Logbook; Charles W. Morgan (Ship : 1841), 1911 May 10 - 1912 Dec 31
Logbook kept on board the bark Chalres W. Morgan by Charles S. Church, master.


Logbook; Charles W. Morgan (Ship : 1841), 1913 Jan 1 - 1913 Aug 9
Logbook kept on board the bark Chalres W. Morgan by Charles S. Church, master.


Logbook; Charles W. Morgan (Ship : 1841), 1878 Jul 17 - 1881 May 10
Logbook kept on board the bark Chalres W. Morgan by William L. Baker, Thomas L. Ellis, master.


Logbook; Charles W. Morgan (Ship : 1841), 1920 Sep 9-1921 May 27
Logbook kept on board the bark CHARLES W. MORGAN of New Bedford, Massachusetts, John Theophelus Gonsalves, master, for a voyage to the Atlantic Ocean whaling grounds. This was the Morgan's last official whaling voyage, the 37th of her career.


Logbook; Charles W. Morgan (Ship : 1841), 1841 Sep 6-1842 May 25
Logbook kept by James C. Osborn on board ship CHARLES W. MORGAN of New Bedford, Massachusetts, Thomas A. Norton, master, for a voyage to the Pacific Ocean whaling grounds


Navigation workbook; Charles W. Morgan (Ship : 1841), 1896-1897
Navigation workbook kept by John S. Layton, master on board bark CHARLES W. MORGAN of New Bedford, Massachusetts, during a voyage to the Pacific Ocean whaling grounds.


Newspaper clippings; Charles W. Morgan (Ship : 1841), 1908 Jul 9
Photocopy of an article from an unidentified Massachusetts newspapers, describing the return of the whaling bark Charles W. Morgan to New Bedford, Massachusetts.


Papers; Charles W. Morgan (Ship : 1841), 1863-
Accounts, correspodence and receipts relating to whaling voyages of the Charles W. Morgan


Papers and correspondence; Morgan, Charles Waln, 1831-1911
Miscellaneous papers and correspondence relative to the shipping and personal business of Charles Waln Morgan. Includes invoices and receipts for ship expenses andn bounties due crew of bark CHARLES W. MORGAN for sperm whales taken.


Postage stamp presentation folder; Norfolk Island, 1976
Containing eight postage stamps (4 denominations - cancelled and uncancelled) commemorating "Norfolk Island's historic association with the United States of America in the celebration of the Bicentenary of American Independence". One of the stamps features the whaleship CHARLES W. MORGAN.


Publicity Materials; Marine Historical Association, ca. 1940
Miscellaneous publicity including brochures and postcards, promoting the story of the Charles W. Morgan.


Ship's accounts and cash books; Charles W. Morgan (Ship : 1841), 1880-1842
Photocopies of accounts and cash books for the ship CHARLES W. MORGAN, including accounts of construction costs and bills payable.


Ship's papers; Charles W. Morgan (Ship : 1841), 1901, Oct-Dec
Ship's papers for the bark Charles W. Morgan at San Francisco, California, Thomas Scullen, Master.


The Magnificent Morgan; Bray, Maynard, 1974
First person account of the refloating of the Charles W. Morgan.


Whalemen's shipping paper; Charles W. Morgan (Ship : 1841), 1925, May 6
Whalemen's shipping paper for the Bark CHARLES W. MORGAN of New Bedford, Massachusetts, George Fred Tilton, master. The voyage was for an indefinate duration, and the document includes the signatures of thirty-nine persons who signed aboard.


Whaleship Owner's Flags, Displayed on the Charles W. Morgan; Charles W. Morgan, ca. 1930
Scrapbook of houseflags. Contains clippings of nearly 100 house flags that were displayed aboard the whaleship Charles W. Morgan between July 22 and Oct. 31, 1926


Whaleships in port and at sea; Beetle, Charles, 1900