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Samuel Watts Collection, 1840-1970



Notes, drafts, correspondence, etc., relative to research done by Samuel Watts Lewis, ca. 1945

Box Folder
1 1 Watts genealogy,
2 Notes on Samuel Watts’ early career, vessels owned and built by him, etc.,
3 “My Notes on Ships”,
4 “Schooner Notes and Abstracts.”,
6 Notes and information compiled by Samuel Watts Lewis,
7 Notes and information compiled by Samuel Watts Lewis,
8 Vessel card file created by Samuel Watts Lewis,
9 Notes, Correspondence, etc. relative to Samuel Watts Lewis’ research,
10 Correspondence relative to Samuel Watts Lewis’ research,
11 Draft of an introduction for a proposed book,
12 Miscellaneous clippings, etc. on Watts’ family history,
13 Copies of sketches of various vessels drawn by H. John Newman,

Information and notes compiled by Samuel Watts Lewis relative to specific vessels owned by Samuel Watts. Typed drafts of vessel biographies are included, ca. 1950

Box Folder
2 1 Ship ALFRED D. SNOW,
2 Ship BARNABUS WEBB,
3 Ship BOLINA,
4 Ship COL. ADAMS,
5 Ship CYRUS WAKEFIELD,
6 Schooner HATTIE TURNER,
7 Brig HECTOR,
8 Ship JAMES NESMITH,
9 Ship JOHN T. BERRY,
10 Ship KENDRICK FISH,
11 Ship R.D. RICE,
12 Ship SAMUEL WATTS 2nd,
13 Schooner SIDNEY G. HUPPER,
14 Schooner WILLIAM BISBEE,
15 “Shipbuilders of Thomaston” (1 draft),
16 Typed list of vessels built at various ports in Maine, ca. 1840-1920
17 Ship JOSEPH B. THOMAS (folder added Feb 1980),
18 Ship LEVI G. BURGESS (folder added Feb 1980),

General Correpondence, 1838-1898

Box Folder
3 1 Correspondence, 1838-1841
2 Correspondence, 1842-1849
3 Correspondence, 1850
4 Correspondence, 1851
5 Correspondence, 1852
6 Correspondence, 1853
7 Correspondence, 1854
8 Correspondence, 1855
9 Correspondence, 1856
10 Correspondence, 1857
11 Correspondence, 1858
12 Correspondence, 1858
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4 1 Correspondence, 1860
2 Correspondence, 1861
3 Correspondence, 1862
4 Correspondence, 1863
5 Correspondence, 1864
6 Correspondence, 1865
7 Correspondence, 1866
Box Folder
5 1 Correspondence, 1867 Jan-Jun
2 Correspondence, 1867 Jul-Dec
3 Correspondence, 1868 Jan-Jun
4 Correspondence, 1868 Jul-Dec
5 Correspondence, 1869 Jan-Mar
6 Correspondence, 1869 Apr-Jun
7 Correspondence, 1869 Jul-Sep
8 Correspondence, 1869 Oct-Dec
9 Correspondence, 1870-1879
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6 1 Correspondence, 1880
2 Correspondence, 1881-1888
3 Correspondence, 1889
4 Correspondence, 1890
5 Correspondence, 1891
6 Correspondence, 1892
7 Correspondence, 1893
8 Correspondence, 1894
9 Correspondence, 1895
10 Correspondence, 1896-1898
11 Correspondence relative to “Howes Rig”.,
12 Correspondence between Samuel Watts and nephew Edwin Watts,
13 Correspondence between Samuel Watts and his wife, Clarissa,
14 Undated correspondence,

General bills, receipts, accounts, documents, etc., relative to the shipping activities of Samuel Watts, 1836-1897

Box Folder
7 1 Papers, 1836-1840
2 Papers, 1841-1849
3 Papers, 1850
4 Papers, 1851
5 Papers, 1852
6 Papers, 1853
7 Papers, 1854
8 Papers, 1855
9 Papers, 1856
10 Papers, 1857
11 Papers, 1858
12 Papers, 1859-1861
13 Papers, 1862-1864
14 Papers, 1865
15 Papers, 1866
16 Papers, 1867
17 Papers, 1868
18 Papers, 1869
19 Papers, 1870-1879
20 Papers, 1880
21 Papers, 1881-1886
22 Papers, 1887
23 Papers, 1888
24 Papers, 1889-1890
25 Papers, 1891
26 Papers, 1892-1897
27 Undated unidentified material,

Ship ALFRED D. SNOW, 1877-1888

Box Folder
8 1 Bill, and receipt for Classification Certificate, 1877 Jun
2 Consular documents re: crew’s wages & “Endorsement of Change of Master”, 1878
3 Bills, accounts, survey repost, certification, and insurance award, 1878
4 Accounts, bill, etc., 1879
5 Accounts, 1880
6 Accounts, 1883
7 Accounts, 1884
8 Accounts, 1885
9 Accounts, bills, etc., 1886
10 Accounts, bills, etc., 1887
11 Documents re. passage to Liverpool, dated San Francisco, items include: Surveyor’s report, charter party, bill of lading, insurance certificate, shipping articles with certificate, crew lists, manifest and bill of health, 1887 Aug
12 Statements, bills, accounts, etc. regarding disposal of the wreck and cargo,
13 Bills regarding the remains of Capt. Willey, 1888 Feb-Mar
14 General average statement, 1888 Mar
15 Statements and list of crew (relative to wreck), ca. 1888
16 Copy of investigation verdict re. wreck of ALFRED D. SNOW, 1888 Feb
17 Correspondence, 1876-1877
18 Correspondence, 1879-1880
19 Correspondence, 1884
20 Correspondence, 1886
21 Correspondence, 1888 Jan-Feb
22 Bills of sale, 1879-1884
23 Undated & unidentified material,

Ship ALFRED WATTS (changed name from ABNER I. BENYON in 1884), 1874-1888

Box Folder
9 1 Bills, accounts, etc., 1875-1876
2 Bills, accounts, etc., 1880-1884
3 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1885
4 Protest documentation-Liverpool, 1885 Jun
5 Powers of Attorney, 1885 Nov-Dec
6 Bills, accounts, disbursements, 1886-1887
7 Consular documents re: loss of ALFRED WATTS, 1887 Dec
8 Letters, 1876-1879
9 Letters, 1880
10 Letters, 1881-1888
11 Register, and Bills of Sale, 1874-1882
12 Misc, material, ca 1880

Ship BARNABUS WEBB, 1855-1864

Box Folder
10 1 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1856 Jan-Jun
2 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1856 Jul-Dec
3 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1857
4 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1858-1859
5 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1860
6 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1861
7 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1862
8 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1863
9 Correspondence, 1855
10 Correspondence, 1856
11 Correspondence, 1857
12 Correspondence, 1858
13 Correspondence, 1859
14 Correspondence, 1860
15 Correspondence, 1861
16 Correspondence, 1862
17 Correspondence, 1863
18 Correspondence, 1864
19 Insurance policies,
20 Charter policies,

Ship BOLINA, built in Thomaston 1857 Apr-Oct, sailed for New Orleans Oct 31st, wrecked near Nassau Nov 12-13th, insurance claim settled by 1858 Mar, 1856-1858

Box Folder
11 1 Building agreements, 1856 Oct-1857 Jul
2 Construction bills, etc., 1857 Apr
3 Construction bills, etc., 1857 May
4 Construction bills, etc., 1857 Jun
5 Construction bills, etc., 1857 Jul
6 Construction bills, etc., 1857 Aug
7 Construction & outfitting, etc., 1857 Sep
8 Construction & outfitting, etc., 1857Oct
9 Bills, summary accounts, etc., 1857 Nov
10 Bills, etc., 1857 Dec
11 Accounts, receipts, etc., 1858 Jan-Mar
12 Correspondence, 1856-1858
13 Protest and statement, 1857 Nov-Dec

Schooner CATHIE C. BERRY, 1878-1889

Box Folder
12 1 Bills, accounts, disbursements, receipts, repair memo, 1879 Jul-Sep
2 Bills, accounts, receipts, 1879 Oct-Dec
3 Receipts and bills, 1880
4 Bills, accounts, receipts, drafts, 1883-1888
5 Correspondence, 1880-1889
6 Charter parties, ca. 1884
7 Insurance policies, ca. 1884
8 Bills of sale, ca. 1884
9 Powers of attorney, 1888 Feb
10 Material, undated

Schooner CHARLES L. DAVENPORT, 1890-1898

Box Folder
13 1 Correspondence, 1890
2 Correspondence, 1891
3 Correspondence, 1892
4 Correspondence, 1893
5 Correspondence, 1894
6 Correspondence, 1895
7 Correspondence, 1896
8 Correspondence, 1897-1898
9 Insurance policies,
10 Bills of sale,

Brig CLARISSA, 1841-1854

Box Folder
14 1 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1841
2 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1842
3 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1843
4 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1846
5 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1847
6 Bills, letters, receipts, accounts, etc., 1852-1854
7 Insurance policies and charter policies, 1841-1843
8 Misc. material, undated

Ship COL. ADAMS, 1860-1871

Box Folder
15 1 Certificate of register (#1), port of Thomaston, Maine, 1860
2 Construction bills (probably for COL. ADAMS), 1860-1861
3 Bills, accounts, receipts, 1861
4 Bills, accounts, receipts, 1862
5 Bills, accounts, receipts, 1863
6 Bills, accounts, receipts, 1864
7 Bills, accounts, receipts, 1865
8 Bills, accounts, receipts, 1866
9 Bills, accounts, receipts, 1867
10 Bills, accounts, receipts, 1868-1869
11 Bills, accounts, receipts, 1870
12 Bills, accounts, receipts, 1871
13 Correspondence, 1860
14 Correspondence, 1861
15 Correspondence, 1862
16 Correspondence, 1863
17 Correspondence, 1864
18 Correspondence, 1865
19 Correspondence, 1866
20 Correspondence, 1867
21 Correspondence, 1868
22 Correspondence, 1869; and one letter dated
23 Charter parties,
24 Insurance policies,
25 Bills of sale,
26 Material, undated
4 Bills, accounts, etc., 1885 Jan-Mar

Ship CYRUS WAKEFIELD, 1882-1895

Box Folder
16 1 “Agreement for Spars”, 1882
2 Bills, accounts, etc., 1883
3 Bills, accounts, etc., 1884
5 Bills, accounts, etc., 1885 Apr-Dec
6 Bills, accounts, etc., 1886
7 Bills, accounts, etc., 1887
8 Accounts, “Wreck Report”, 1888
9 Accounts, etc., 1889
10 Accounts, receipts, portage bill, crew’s wage payments, etc., 1890
11 Accounts, bills, bills of exchange, etc., 1891
12 Accounts, 1892,
13 Accounts, bills of exchange, etc., 1893
14 Accounts, bills, certificate, etc., 1894
15 Correspondence, 1883-1888
16 Correspondence, 1889
17 Correspondence, 1890
18 Correspondence, 1891
19 Correspondence, 1892
20 Correspondence, 1893
21 Correspondence, 1894
22 Correspondence, 1895
Box Folder
17 1 Charter parties,
2 Insurance policies,
3 Bills of sale,
4 Material, undated

Schooner ELDBRIDGE SOUTHER, 1883-1895

Box Folder
18 1 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1883-1885
2 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1886
3 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1887
4 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1888
5 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1889
6 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1890
7 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1891
8 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1892
9 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1893
10 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1894 Jan-Jun
11 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1894 Jul-Dec
12 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1883-1895
Box Folder
19 1 Correspondence, 1889
2 Correspondence, 1890
3 Correspondence, 1891
4 Correspondence, 1892
5 Correspondence, 1893
6 Correspondence, 1894
7 Correspondence, 1895
8 Temporary enrollment certificate, 1887
9 Protest and general average statement, 1893-1894
10 Charter parties,
11 Insurance policies,
12 Bills of sale,
13 Undated and unidentified material,

Ship ELIZA McNEIL, 1871-1882

Box Folder
20 1 Bills, accounts, receipts, customs documents, 1872
2 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1873
3 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1876
4 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1880
5 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1881-1882
6 Correspondence, 1878-1881
7 Protest at San Francisco and general average statement, 1876 Jan
8 “Settlement of General Average” Antwerp, 1878 Feb
9 Protest, and survey certificate, Hull, England, 1880 Sep
10 Charter parties,
11 Insurance policies,
12 Bills of sale,
13 Miscellaneous related information, ca. 1875

Bark ELLIOT, 1843-1849

Box Folder
21 1 Bills, 1843
2 Bills, accounts, receipt, etc., 1844
3 Bills, accounts, general average statement, etc., 1845
4 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1846
5 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1847-1849
6 Correspondence, 1844-1849,
7 Charter parties and insurance policies,
8 Miscellaneous, unidentified material,

Ship GENERAL BERRY, 1862-1871

Box Folder
22 1 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1863 Jan-Apr
2 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1863 May-Jun
3 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1863 Jul-Aug
4 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1863 Sep-Oct
5 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1863 Nov-Dec
6 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1864-1865
7 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1866-1871 (and undated item)
8 Correspondence, 1862-1863
9 Correspondence, 1864
10 Correspondence, 1865
11 Correspondence, 1866
12 Correspondence, 1867
13 Correspondence, 1868
14 Correspondence, 1869

Ship GENERAL McCLELLAN, 1862-1863

Box Folder
23 1 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1862 Jan-Jun
2 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1862 Jul-Dec
3 “Watts & Co. in account with Samuel Watts (includes building of the GENERAL McCLELLAN)., 1860 Oct-1862 Aug
4 Correspondence, 1862
5 Correspondence, 1863
6 Insurance policies,
7 Undated items,

Ship H. S. GREGORY, 1875-1880

Box Folder
24 1 “Agreement to build new ship”, 1875 May
2 Accounts, 1876
3 Accounts, 1879
4 Accounts, bills, receipts, etc., 1880
5 Correspondence, 1879-1880
6 Charter parties,
7 Bills of sale,

Ship HENRY L. RICHARDSON, 1864-1881

Box Folder
25 1 Construction bills, accounts, etc., 1864-1865
2 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1866
3 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1867
4 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1868
5 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1869
6 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1870-1875
7 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1876
8 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1877-1879
9 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1880
10 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1881
11 Correspondence, 1865
12 Correspondence, 1866
13 Correspondence, 1867
14 Correspondence, 1868
15 Correspondence, 1869
16 Correspondence, 1870-1879
17 Correspondence, 1880
18 Correspondence, 1881
19 Statement of general average, Bombay, 1867
20 Surveys, protest, and general average statement, 1880 May-Aug
21 Charter parties,
22 Insurance policies,
23 Bills of sale,
24 Undated and unidentified material,

Schooner HENRY SOUTHER, 1884-1895

Box Folder
26 1 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1884-1889
2 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1890
3 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1891-1892
4 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1893-1894
5 Correspondence, 1884-1889
6 Correspondence, 1890
7 Correspondence, 1891
8 Correspondence, 1892
9 Correspondence, 1893
10 Correspondence, 1894
11 Correspondence, 1895
12 Charter parties,
13 Insurance policies,
14 Bills of sale,
15 Material, undated

Ship JAMES NESMITH, 1849-1865

Box Folder
27 1 Agreement for building ship, 1849 Nov
2 Agreement to rig ship, 1850 Sep
3 Bills, accounts, etc., 1851-1852
4 Bills, accounts, etc., 1853-1857
5 Bills, accounts, etc., 1858-1862
6 Bills, accounts, etc., 1863-1865
7 Correspondence, 1851-1853
8 Correspondence, 1854
9 Correspondence, 1855
10 Correspondence, 1856
11 Correspondence, 1857
12 Correspondence, 1858
13 Correspondence, 1859
14 Correspondence, 1860
15 Correspondence, 1861
16 Correspondence, 1862
17 Correspondence, 1863
18 Correspondence, 1864-1865
19 Survey, 1850
20 List of Consular fees, New Orleans, 1859
21 Charter parties,
22 Insurance policies,
23 Bills of sale,
24 Material, undated

Ship JANE FISH, 1868-1881

Box Folder
28 1 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1868
2 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1869
3 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1870-1872
4 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1876-1879
5 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1880
6 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1881
7 Correspondence, 1868
8 Correspondence, 1869
9 Correspondence, 1870-1879
10 Correspondence, 1880-1881
11 Charter parties,
12 Insurance policies,
13 Bills of sale,
14 Material, undated

Ship JOHN T. BERRY, 1876-1888

Box Folder
29 1 Bills, 1876
2 Bills, accounts, disbursements, 1880 Jan-Aug
3 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1880 Sep-Dec
4 “Settlement”, 1882
5 Accounts, 1883
6 Bills, accounts, bills of exchange, 1884
7 Accounts, 1885
8 Bills and accounts, 1886
9 Letter and agreement re. jettisoning cargo during storm at sea, 1886 Dec
10 Bills, accounts, disbursements, 1887
11 Bills, accounts, bills of exchange, 1888
12 Consul letters, protest, crew’s statements, etc., re. burning of ship at sea, 1888 Jan
13 Correspondence, 1879-1880
14 Correspondence, 1881, 1886, and 1887
15 Bills of sale,
16 Misc. and unidentified material, undated

Ship JOSEPH B. THOMAS, 1881-1898

Box Folder
30 1 Expenses for building ship, 1881 Jan-Apr
2 Expenses for building ship, 1881 May-Jun
3 Expenses for building ship, 1881 Jul-Aug
4 Expenses for building ship, 1881 Sep-Oct
5 Expenses for building ship, 1881 Nov-Dec
6 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1884-1887
7 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1888
8 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1889-1890
9 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1890-1892
10 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1893
11 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1894
12 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1895
13 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1896
Box Folder
31 1 Correspondence, 1884
2 Correspondence, 1886-1887
3 Correspondence, 1889
4 Correspondence, 1890
5 Correspondence, 1891
6 Correspondence, 1892
7 Correspondence, 1893
8 Correspondence, 1894
9 Correspondence, 1895
10 Correspondence, 1896
11 Correspondence, 1897
12 Correspondence, 1898
13 Charter parties,
14 Insurance policies,
15 Bills of sale,
16 Unidentified material, undated

Ship JOSEPH FISH (1st), 1858-1863

Box Folder
32 1 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1858-1863
2 Papers re. collision with JUNIATE, 1861 Mar-Apr
3 Protest and attorney’s bill relative to JUNIATA collision, 1861 Mar-Apr
4 Correspondence, 1858
5 Correspondence, 1859
6 Correspondence, 1860
7 Correspondence, 1861
8 Correspondence, 1862
9 Correspondence, 1863
10 Charter parties,
11 Insurance policies,

Ship JOSEPH FISH (2nd), 1866-1877

Box Folder
33 1 Construction expenses, 1866
2 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1866-1869
3 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1876-1877
4 Correspondence, 1866-1867
5 Correspondence, 1868-1877
6 Bills of sale,
7 Material, undated

Ship JUVENTA, 1853-1864

Box Folder
34 1 Construction expenses, 1853 Jun-Sep
2 Construction expenses, 1853 Oct
3 Construction expenses, 1853 Nov
4 Construction expenses, 1853 Dec
5 Bills, accounts, receipts, 1854-1859
6 Bills, accounts, receipts, 1860
7 Bills, accounts, receipts, 1861
8 Bills, accounts, and general average statement, 1862-1864
9 Correspondence, 1854
10 Correspondence, 1855
11 Correspondence, 1856
12 Correspondence, 1857
13 Correspondence, 1858
14 Correspondence, 1859
15 Correspondence, 1860
16 Correspondence, 1861
17 Correspondence, 1862
18 Correspondence, 1863
19 Correspondence, 1864
20 Charter parties,
21 Insurance policies,

Bark KATE HARDING, 1868-1881

Box Folder
35 1 Construction agreement, 1868 Oct
2 Accounts, bills, receipts, etc., 1869 Jan-Jun
3 Accounts, bills, receipts, etc., 1869 Jul-Dec
4 Bills, accounts, power of attorney, receipts, 1870-1871
5 Bills, 1875
6 Accounts, 1876
7 Accounts, 1880
8 Correspondence, 1869
9 Correspondence, 1871-1876
10 Correspondence, 1880-1881
11 Protest for payment of note, 1869
12 General average statement, 1871 Apr
13 Charter parties,
14 Insurance policies,
15 Bills of sale,

Ship KENDRICK FISH, 1867-1891

Box Folder
36 1 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1867 May-Aug
2 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1867 Sep-Dec
3 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1868-1869
4 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1870-1871
5 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1872
6 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1874
7 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1875 Feb-Mar
8 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1875 May-Jun
9 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1875 Nov-Dec
10 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1876
11 Portage bill, 1877
12 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1879 Jan-Jun
13 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1879 Sep-Nov
14 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1880 Jan
15 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1880 Feb
16 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1880 Mar
17 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1880 May
18 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1880 Jun-Jul
19 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1880 Aug-Dec
20 General average statement, etc., 1880 Jan
21 Protest, 1880 Feb
22 Survey report, 1880 Feb
23 Survey report, 1880 May
24 Correspondence, 1867
25 Correspondence, 1868
26 Correspondence, 1869
27 Correspondence, 1876-1878
28 Correspondence, 1879-1881
29 Correspondence, 1890-1891 (and undated)
30 Copy of ships register, 1868 Jan
31 Charter parties,
32 Insurance policies,
33 Bills of sale,
34 Material, undated

Bark LEONIDAS, 1865-1873

Box Folder
37 1 Bills and accounts, 1866
2 Bills, accounts, and receipts, 1867
3 Bills, accounts, and receipts, 1868
4 Bills, accounts, and receipts, 1869
5 Accounts, receipts and wreck report, 1872-1873
6 Correspondence, 1865-1866
7 Correspondence, 1867
8 Correspondence, 1868
9 Correspondence, 1869
10 Correspondence, 1871-1873
11 Charter parties,
12 Insurance policies,

Ship L. B. GILLCHREST, 1866-1886

Box Folder
38 1 Construction expenses, 1866
2 Bills, receipts, accounts, etc., 1867
3 Bills, receipts, accounts, etc., 1868
4 Bills, receipts, accounts, etc., 1869
5 Bills, receipts, accounts, etc., 1876
6 Bills, receipts, accounts, etc., 1879-1880
7 Bills, receipts, accounts, etc., 1882
8 Bills, receipts, accounts, etc., 1884
9 Bills, receipts, accounts, etc., 1885-1886
10 Correspondence, 1866
11 Correspondence, 1867
12 Correspondence, 1868
13 Correspondence, 1869
14 Correspondence, 1870-1879
15 Correspondence, 1880
16 Correspondence, 1881-1885
17 Statement of partial loss, 1871 Apr
18 Charter parties,
19 Insurance policies,
20 Bills of sale,
21 Material, undated

Ship LEVI G. BURGESS, 1880-1887

Box Folder
39 1 Accounts, bills, 1880
2 Bills, accounts, etc, 1881
3 Bills, accounts, receipts, protest, statements, and salvage claim, 1882 Nov-1883 Jan
4 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1884
5 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1885
6 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1886
7 Bills, receipts, memorandum, 1887
8 Correspondence, 1880
9 Correspondence, 1881-1887
10 Charter parties,
11 Insurance policies,
12 Bills of sale,
13 Portage bill, and other items, undated

Ship LORETTO FISH, 1868-1885

Box Folder
40 1 Probably construction expenses for ship LORETTO FISH, 1868 Oct-Dec
2 Construction and outfitting expenses, 1869 Jan-Jul
3 Construction and outfitting expenses, 1869 Aug-Dec
4 Bills, 1870-1871
5 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1872
6 Bills, accounts, etc., 1874-1879
7 Bills, accounts, etc., 1880
8 Bills, accounts, etc., 1881-1885 (and undated)
9 Correspondence, 1868-1869
10 Correspondence, 1876-1885
11 Bills of sale,

Schooner MARY A. POWER, 1872-1888

Box Folder
41 1 Bills, receipts, accounts, memorandum, 1872-1879
2 Bills, accounts, statements, etc., 1880
3 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1881
4 Bills, receipts, accounts, etc., 1884-1885
5 Bills, receipts, accounts, etc., 1886
6 Bills, receipts, accounts, etc., 1887-1888
7 Correspondence, 1880-1881
8 Correspondence, 1886
9 Charter parties,
10 Insurance policies,
11 Bills of sale,
12 Misc. Material, undated

Ship MONTPELIER, 1864-1871

Box Folder
42 1 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1864 Jan-May
2 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1864 Jun-Jul
3 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1864 Aug-Sep
4 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1864 Oct-Nov
5 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1865
6 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1866
7 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1867
8 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1868-1869
9 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1870-1871
10 Correspondence, 1864 Apr-Oct
11 Correspondence, 1864 Nov-Dec
12 Correspondence, 1865
13 Correspondence, 1866
14 Correspondence, 1867
15 Correspondence, 1868
16 Correspondence, 1869
17 Charter parties,
18 Insurance policies,
19 Material, undated

Ship R. D. RICE, 1883-1895

Box Folder
43 1 Bills and accounts, 1883
2 Bills and accounts, 1884
3 Bills and accounts, etc., 1885
4 Bills and accounts, etc., 1886
5 Bills and accounts, etc., 1887
6 Bills, accounts, receipts, and classification certificate, 1888
7 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1889
8 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1890
9 Accounts, 1891
10 Accounts, 1892
11 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1893
12 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1894
13 Correspondence, 1885-1886
14 Correspondence, 1888
15 Correspondence, 1889
16 Correspondence, 1890
17 Correspondence, 1891
18 Correspondence, 1892
19 Correspondence, 1893
20 Correspondence, 1894
21 Correspondence, 1895
22 Charter parties,
23 Insurance policies,
24 Bills of sale,
25 Material, undated

Ship SAMUEL WATTS 1st, 1855-1863

Box Folder
44 1 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1855-1863
2 Correspondence, 1855-1863
3 Correspondence, 1857
4 Correspondence, 1858
5 Correspondence, 1859
6 Correspondence, 1860
7 Correspondence, 1861
8 Correspondence, 1862
9 Correspondence, 1863
10 Documents, survey, protest, etc., 1862 Oct-Nov
11 Charter parties,
12 Insurance policies,

Ship SAMUEL WATTS 2nd, 1871-1880

Box Folder
45 1 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1871
2 Disbursements, bills, accounts, etc., 1876
3 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1877
4 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1880
5 Correspondence, 1871-1880
6 Insurance policies,
7 Bills of sale,
8 Fragments of bills, etc.,

Ship SNOW & BURGESS, 1880-1891

Box Folder
46 1 Bills, accounts, receipts, disbursements, 1880
2 Bills, accounts, receipts, disbursements, 1883-1884
3 Bills, accounts, receipts, disbursements, 1885
4 Bills, accounts, receipts, disbursements, 1886 Jan-Apr
5 Bills, accounts, receipts, disbursements, 1886 May-Dec
6 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1887 Jan-Jun
7 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1887 Jul-Dec
8 Accounts, 1888
9 Bills, accounts, receipts, 1889
10 Bills, accounts, disbursements, 1890
Box Folder
47 1 Correspondence, 1880
2 Correspondence, 1881-1885
3 Correspondence, 1886-1887
4 Correspondence, 1889
5 Correspondence, 1890
6 Correspondence, 1891
7 Libel suit, and crew’s wage payment document, 1890 May-Dec
8 Charter parties,
9 Insurance policies,
10 Bills of sale,
11 Materials, undated

Schooner WILLIAM FLINT, 1863-1872

Box Folder
48 1 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1864-1866
2 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1867-1871
3 Correspondence, 1863-1864
4 Correspondence, 1865
5 Correspondence, 1866
6 Correspondence, 1867
7 Correspondence, 1868-1869
8 Dividends, 1864-1868
9 Power of attorney, 1872
10 Insurance policies,

Schooner WILLIAM J. LERMOND, 1885-1906

Box Folder
49 1 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1885-1890
2 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1891-1893
3 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1894-1899
4 Correspondence, 1886-1889
5 Correspondence, 1890
6 Correspondence, 1891
7 Correspondence, 1892
8 Correspondence, 1893
9 Correspondence, 1894
10 Correspondence, 1895
11 Correspondence, 1896
12 Correspondence, 1897
13 Correspondence, 1898
14 Correspondence, 1900-1906
Box Folder
50 1 General average statement and protest, 1891-1892
2 Protest, survey, affidavits, related expenses, re. to LERMOND grounding at Turks Island, 1896 Jul-Nov
3 Marshall’s account of sale and expenses, 1906 Nov
4 Charter parties,
5 Insurance policies,
6 Bills of sale,
7 Material, undated

Papers with less numerous and extensive information on various vessels in which Samuel Watts served as master and in which he had financial interest (arranged alphabetically and chronologically), 1836-1905

Box Folder
51 1 Big ANN MARIA, bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1838
2 Schooner ANNIE BLISS, bills accounts, receipts, disbursements, 1871-1880
3 Schooner ANNIE BLISS, Correspondence, 1879-1880
4 Bark CATHERINE, Miscellaneous items, 1854-1857
5 Schooner CHARLOTTE FISH, Miscellaneous items, 1869-1870
6 Schooner C. W. LEWIS, bills, accounts, receipts, bill of sale, 1875-1883
7 Brig EMELINE, miscellaneous items, 1854
8 Schooner FANNIE K. SHAW, bills, accounts, receipts, Correspondence, 1866-1868
9 Schooner FANNIE K. SHAW, bills, accounts, receipts, Correspondence, 1869-1876
10 Schooner FANNIE K. SHAW, insurance policies and bills of sale,
11 Schooner F. L. RICHARDSON, bills, accounts, classification certificate, memos, etc., 1876-1886
12 Schooner F. L. RICHARDSON, bills, accounts, drafts, bill of exchange, etc., 1887
13 Schooner F. L. RICHARDSON, Correspondence, 1879-1894
14 Schooner F. L. RICHARDSON, protest, general average statement, 1889
15 Schooner F. L. RICHARDSON, charter parties, and bills of sale,
16 Schooner F. L. RICHARDSON, Material, undated
17 Bark FRANKLIN, Bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1846
18 Ship FRANKLIN KING, miscellaneous items, 1852
19 Schooner GRACE BRADLEY, insurance policies and bills of sale, ca. 1890
20 Brig G.W. LAWRENCE, miscellaneous items, 1854
21 Schooner HATTIE TURNER, bills and accounts, 1876-1888
22 Schooner HATTIE TURNER, Correspondence, 1880-1886
23 Schooner HATTIE TURNER, charter parties and bills of sale,
24 Brig HECTOR, bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1836
25 Brig HECTOR, bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1837
26 Brig HECTOR, bills, accounts, letters, 1838
27 Brig HECTOR, secondary material re. HECTOR,
28 Schooner HORACE O. BRIGHT, Bills, accounts, insurance policies, bills of sale, etc., 1884-1885
Box Folder
52 1 Schooner J. ELLIOT, bills, accounts, receipts, letters, etc., 1865-1868
2 Brig JEFFERSON, bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1838
3 Brig JEFFERSON, bills, accounts, receipts, insurance policy, 1839-1842
4 Schooner J. H. COUNCE, miscellaneous items, 1846-1855
5 Ship JOHN & LUCY, insurance policies, miscellaneous items, 1850-1858
6 Schooner JOHN K. SOUTHER, bills, accounts, receipts, draft of protest, 1885-1887
7 Schooner JOHN K. SOUTHER, bills, accounts, receipts, special survey certificates, 1888
8 Schooner JOHN K. SOUTHER, Correspondence, charter parties, 1884-1888
9 Schooner JOHN K. SOUTHER, unidentified material, undated
10 Schooner JOSEPH B. THOMAS, correspondence and related material, 1900-1909
11 Schooner JOSEPH SOUTHER, bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1874-1889
12 Schooner JOSEPH SOUTHER, Correspondence, 1879-1890
13 Schooner JOSEPH SOUTHER, certificate of ownership and insurance policies,
14 Schooner JOSEPH W. FISH, miscellaneous items,, ca. 1870
15 Schooner JUN BRIGHT, bills, 1884-1888
16 Schooner JUN BRIGHT, correspondence and charter parties, 1886-1888
17 Schooner JUN BRIGHT, general average statement, 1887
18 Schooner LORETTO FISH, bills, accounts, 1870-1880
19 Schooner LORETTO FISH, correspondence and bills of sale, 1879-1881
Box Folder
53 1 Schooner MABEL JORDEN, bills, letters, insurance policies and bills of sale, 1889-1894
2 MARTHA T. THOMAS, letters, insurance policies and bills of sale, 1892-1898
3 Ship MARY & ADELINE, insurance policies and miscellaneous items, 1847-1853
4 Schooner MARY AUGA, bill of sale and miscellaneous items, 1848-1852
5 Schooner MARY DELPHINA, bills accounts, etc., 1856-1858
6 Ship MARY O’BRIEN, insurance policies and bills of sale, ca. 1858
7 Brig McMAINE, bills, accounts, letters, 1849-1850
8 Schooner MILES M. MERRY, miscellaneous items, 1900-1905
9 Brig MONROE, letters, bills, receipts, etc., 1840
10 Brig MONROE, bills, accounts, receipts, documents, etc., 1841-1842
11 Ship MONTEBELLO, agreements, letters, general average, bills, etc., 1865-1868
12 Bark MUTUAL, agreements, bills, accounts, and charter party, 1860-1864
13 Bark MUTUAL, Correspondence, 1860-1861
14 Schooner, NELSON BARTLETT, insurance policies, bills of sale, ca. 1890
15 Schooner NEVIS, charter party, insurance policy, 1857-1858
16 Brig ONOLASK, bills, certificates, letters, 1877-1878
17 Bark PARIS, bills, accounts, receipts, letters, freight list, 1848
18 Bark PARIS, bills, accounts, receipts, letters, insurance policies, 1849
19 Ship S. CURLING, correspondence and bills, 1854-1869
20 Schooner SARAH FISH, bills, accounts, receipts, documents, etc., 1867-1869
21 Schooner SARAH FISH, Correspondence, 1867-1869
22 Schooner SIDNEY G. HUPPER, bills, receipts, accounts and letters, 1887-1888
23 Schooner SIDNEY G. HUPPER, statements of salvage, 1888 Oct
24 Schooner SIDNEY G. HUPPER, insurance policies and bills of sale,
25 Brig ST. GEORGE, miscellaneous items, 1845-1855
Box Folder
54 1 Brig THOMAS & EDWARD, bills, Correspondence, insurance policies, 1853-1860
2 Schooner THOMAS FISH, bills, accounts, receipts, etc., 1869-1870
3 Schooner THOMAS FISH, classification certificate, manifest and custom documents, 1868-1872
4 Ship THOMAS O’BRIEN, possibly construction expenses, 1866
5 Schooner THOMAS R. PILLSBURY, bills, accounts, disbursements, 1876-1888
6 Schooner THOMAS R. PILLSBURY, Correspondence, 1879-1890
7 Schooner THOMAS R. PHILLSBURY, memo entitled “Owner of Schooner THOMAS R. PILLSBURY”, undated
8 Schooner THOMAS R. PILLSBURY, charter parties,
9 Ship VESPER, correspondence (written mostly be Captain’s wife to Mr. Watts), 1856-1859
10 Ship WESTERN EMPIRE, bills of lading, loading receipts, charter party and passenger list (i.e. Irish immigrants from Liverpool to N.Y.), 1852-1853
11 Ship WESTERN EMPIRE, victualling bills, 1853
12 Ship WESTERN EMPIRE, Correspondence, 1852-1853

Charter parties for Schooners AMERICA, HANNAH MATILDA, and CHALLENGE, 1828-1894

Box Folder
55 1 Charter parties for Schooners AMERICA, HANNAH MATILDA, and CHALLENGE,
2 Marine insurance policies for the Brigs ALMIRA, BOSTON, DAPHINE, ELLIS, and PAULINA, the Barks BOSTONIAN, MAGGIE McNEIL, and Schooners FLORA ROGERS, HENRY SOUTHER, MADISON, WALTHAM and WILLIAM F. GREEN & SON,
3 Bills of sale for Bark LILLIUS, and Brig OLIVE BRANCH,
4 Shipping articles, ship BOLENA, 1857
5 Shipping articles, Brig CLARISSA, 1842
6 Shipping articles, ship CYRUS WAKEFIELD, 1884
7 Shipping articles, schooner ELBRIDGE SOUTHER, 1894
8 Shipping articles, Ship ELIZA McNEIL, 1872
9 Shipping articles, Bark ELLIOT, 1843-1845
10 Shipping articles, Brig HECTOR, 1828-1837
11 Shipping articles, Ship JAMES NESMITH, 1841-1850
12 Shipping articles, Brig JEFFERSON, 1838
13 Shipping articles, Brig MONROE, 1840-1841
14 Shipping articles, Bark PARIS, 1848
15 Shipping articles, Ship WESTERN EMPIRE, 1852-1853

Material on specific subjects extracted from Samuel Watts Collection, ca. 1842-1900

Box Folder
56 1 Agreements, specifications and memos between Samuel Watts and others relative to various phases of shipbuilding, i.e. materials, rigging, labor, etc., ca. 1850-1876
2 Agreement for shares in a new ship between Samuel Watts, Barnabus Webb, and William Stetson, 1852 Oct
3 Building bills, possible for HORACE A. BRIGHT or R.D. RICE, 1883
4 Samuel Watts’ agreement, as agent, for a passage to Galveston, 1847 Sep
5 “Vessels that Samuel Watts is Agent for”, ca. 1879
6 Samuel Watts’ annual summary account with Baring Brothers, London, 1855-1892
7 Samuel Watts’ annual list of vessels for various years, 1849-1899
8 Samuel watt’s shipping census, 1889-1890
9 Items relative to a shipbuilding survey of Maine, 1880
10 Newspaper articles regarding Pacific Bank Failure, 1884-1890
11 Circular promoting “Vessel Owners & Captains’ National Association”, 1891
12 W.J. Hagar & Co., Philadelphia, shipping advertisement, 1891
13 Bill for items purchased at auction of British ship GAY MANNERING, 1867
14 Public Protest of British Consul at Callao, 1879 Aug
15 Letter describing H.A. Starret (Master of T.J. SOUTHARD) and his business difficulties with Mr. Southard, 1881 Aug
16 Currency table of Prussian Thalers to Hamburg currency, British Sterling, and American currency, ca. 1850
17 Freight circular from various ports, 1854-1888
18 Joseph Watts estate, administered by Samuel Watts, ca. 1842
19 Joseph Fish estate, administered by Samuel Watts, ca. 1870
20 Transfer of shares in approximately 30 vessels owned by Joseph Fish (deceased) to Loretto and Jane Fish, 1870
21 Jane Fish estate, Samuel Watts executor, ca. 1890
22 Samuel Watts, Emma W. Lewis, trust agreement,
23 Cases and testimony referred to Samuel Watts, ca. 1857
24 Meeting House Bills (second Parish) St. Georges, Maine, 1854-1856
25 Bills for Baptist Church and new organ plus subsequent construction controls, 1866, 1889-1890
26 Memorial Resolution by B.O.A. of Boston Insurance Co. for the late Samuel Watts, 1900
27 Business cards and calling cards,
28 Miscellaneous envelopes,

Vessel prints, reproduced from originals in Mystic Seaport's collection of historical prints,

Box Folder
57 1 ABNER I. BENYON (Ship),
2 AJAX (Schooner),
3 ALBERT D. HENDERSON (3m Schooner),
4 ALEX GIBSON (Ship),
5 ALFRED D. SNOW (Ship),
6 ALIDA (Ship),
7 ALMEDA WILLEY (3m Schooner),
8 AUGA G. HILTON (4m Schooner),
9 BARNABUS WEBB (Ship),
10 C.S. GLIDDEN (4m Schooner),
11 CANTON (Whaling bark),
12 CARRIE T. BALANO (3m Schooner),
13 CECIL P. STEWART (4m Schooner),
14 CHARLES A. DEAN (4m Schooner),
15 CHARLES FLINT (Bark),
16 CHARLES L. DAVENPORT (4m Schooner),
17 CHARLES W. MORGAN (Whaling Bark),
18 COL. ADAMS (Ship),
19 CYRUS WAKEFIELD (Ship),
20 DAVID H. RIVERS (4m Schooner),
21 E. MARIE BROWN (3m Schooner),
22 E. STARR JONES (4m Schooner),
23 EDWARD O’BRIEN (Ship),
24 EGLANTINE (Bark),
25 ELBRIDGE SOUTHER (3m Schooner),
26 ELIZA McNEIL (Ship),
27 ELIZABETH FREEMEN (4m Schooner),
28 ELLA M. WILLEY (4m Schooner),
29 ESKIMO (Schooner),
30 F.L. RICHARDSON (3m Schooner),
31 FRANKLIN KING (Ship),
32 FREDERICK BILLINGS (Ship),
33 FREEDA A. WILLEY (Schooner ?),
34 GENERAL BERRY (Ship),
35 GRANITE STATE (Ship),
36 H.S. GREGORY (Ship),
37 HARVEY MILLS (Ship),
38 HATTIE TURNER (3m Schooner),
39 HELEN THOMAS (4m Schooner),
40 HENRY LIPPET (4m Schooner),
41 J.W. BALANO (5m Schooner),
42 JAMES NESMITH (Ship),
43 JANE FISH (Ship),
44 JESSIE G. NOYES (4m Schooner),
45 JOHN D. COLWELL (4m Schooner),
46 JOHN T. BERRY (Ship),
47 JOSEPH B. THOMAS (Ship),
48 JOSEPH B. THOMAS (4m Schooner),
49 JOSEPH FISH (Ship) 2nd,
50 JOSEPH G. RAY (4m Schooner),
51 JUVENTA (Ship),
52 KATE HARDING (Bark),
53 KENDRICK FISH (Ship),
54 LEVI G. GILLCHREST (Ship),
55 LEVI G. BURGESS (Bark),
56 LORETTO FISH (Ship),
57 M. VIVIAN PIERCE (4m Schooner),
58 MABEL JORDAN (4m Schooner),
59 MARGARET THROOP (4m Schooner),
60 MARTHA A. McNEIL (Bark),
61 MARTHA A. THOMAS (Schooner),
62 MILES M. MERRY (4m Schooner),
63 MORNING STAR (Whaler),
64 N. BOYNTON (Ship),
65 PACTOLUS (Ship),
66 PLATINA (Whaler),
67 R.D. RICE (Ship),
68 R.W. HOPKINS (4m Schooner),
69 RED CLOUD (Clipper),
70 REINE MARIE STEWART (4m Schooner),
71 S. CURLING (Ship),
72 ST. JOHNS WOOD BOAT,
73 SAMUEL WATTS (Ship) 1st and 2nd,
74 SNOW & BURGESS (Ship Bark),
75 SNOW & BURGESS (5m Schooner),
76 SUSSIE M. PLUMMER (4m Schooner),
77 TEODORE FISHER (Ship),
78 UTOKA (S.S.),
79 WASHINGTON B. THOMAS (5m Schooner),
80 WILLIAM H. YERKES (4m Schooner),
81 WILLIAM J. LERMOND (4m Schooner),
82 Whaling barks, unidentified,
83 Unidentified vessel under construction,
84 Miscellaneous prints re. Thomaston, Maine,
85 Captain Samuel Watts and Emma Watts Lewis,

Volumes, 1853-1899

Volume
1 Dividend Book, 1857-1858
2 Dividend Book, 1879-1899
3 Ledger, 1836-1853
4 Ledger, 1862-1883
5 Ledger, 1883-1899
6 Scrapbook,

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