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Samuel Thompson's Nephew & Co. collection, 1827-1965



Ship's papers, 1846-1883

Box Folder
1 1 Ship ARGO; portage bills, 1851-1852
2 Ship CALEB GRIMSHAW; portage bills, notes, crew lists, etc., 1848-1850
3 Ship CHARLES H. MARSHALL; Insurance policies, bills, etc., 1878
4 Ship CITY OF NEW YORK; portage bills, accounts, documents, etc., 1864-1883
5 Ship (Elevator) EXCELSIOR; portage bills, bills of sale, accounts, etc., 1852-1872
6 Ship JEREMIAH THOMPSON; portage bills, bills of lading, accounts, etc., 1854-1860
7 Ship JEREMIAH THOMPSON; portage bills, bills of lading, insurnace policies, accounts, etc., 1861-1874
8 Ship JEREMIAH THOMPSON; insurance policies, bills of sale, general average statements, accounts, etc., 1875-1878 and undated
9 Ship JOSEPH WALKER; portage bills, accounts, etc., 1851-1853
Box Folder
2 1 Ship LADY FRANKLIN; portgage bills, accounts, documents, etc., 1850-1855
2 Ship LUCY THOMPSON; portage bills, accounts, bills, etc., 1853-1863
3 Ship ORIENT; bills of sale, insurance policies, accounts, etc., 1874
4 Ship ORIENT; charter party, insurance policies, accounts, etc., 1875-1876
5 Ship ORIENT, portage bills, insurance plicies, etc., 1877-1878
6 Ship SARDINIA; portage bills, accounts, etc., 1846-1861
7 Ship STAR OF THE WEST; portage bills, accounts, etc., 1852-1863
8 Ship TWILIGHT; insurance policies, 1877

Samuel Thompson's Newphew & Co., business papers, 1855-1924

Box Folder
3 1 General business papers, 1855-1865
2 General business papers, 1866-1869
3 General business papers, 1870
4 General business papers, 1871
5 General business papers, 1872
6 General business papers, 1873-1875
7 General business papers, 1876-1877
8 General business papers, 1878-1880
9 General business papers, 1881-1885
10 General business papers, 1886-1895
11 General business papers, 1896-1906
12 General business papers, 1907-1924
13 General business papers, blank stationary, bills of lading, confirmation of sale, etc.,

Papers, ca. 1830-1900

Box Folder
4 1 Birth certificates for Elizabeth Grimshaw (1825), George Grimshaw (1827), Edward Grimshaw (1828), Charles Thompson Grimshaw (1830), and Ann Thompson Grimshaw (1831),
2 Co-partnership agreements between Samuel Thompson & John Mason, and Caleb Grimshaw Estate (2 copies), 1853 Jun 23
3 Notice of Co-partnership between John W. Mason & Co, and Samuel Thompson’s Nephew, dated New York, 1866 Feb 1
4 Documents regarding war-risk insurance premiums paid by Samuel Thompson’s Nephew to cover their vessels, 1864-1880
5 Letter of introduction for William P. Mason, 1880
6 Passenger’s track chart for a voyage from England to Australia by vessels of the Orient Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., 1880
7 Marine Protest, Steamer ANCHORIA, 1900
8 Bills, letters, documents, etc., regarding William P. Mason’s property at Saranac Lake, N.Y., 1872-1885
9 Papers re. Saranac Lake property, 1890-1895
10 Papers re. Saranac Lake property, 1896-1900
11 Papers re. Saranac Lake property, 1900-1909
12 New York newspapers covering President Lincoln’s assissination, 1865 Apr
13 Unidentified material, undated

Additional material,

Box Folder
5 1 Information regarding the history of the Black Ball and Black Star Lines, and a chronology of the development of Samuel Thompson’s Newphew & Co.,
2 Biographical information for Capt. Edward Abeel (1825-1918), and Capt. Charles H. Marshall (1792-1865),
3 Genealogical information relative to the Mason family,
4 Paper, “The American Sailing Ship,” by Theodore F. Humphrey; and a paper, “The Packet Ship Era” by H. Hobart Holly, 1921 Mar; 1850 Feb
5 William P. Mason and material relative to the Rangeley Motor Boat Club, ca. 1910-1920
6 Miscellanous newspaper clippings relative to the collection,
7 Miscellaneous material including brochures, notes, programs, etc.,
8 Correspondenence of Mrs. Wendell P. Colton to the history of Samuel Thompson’s Newphew & Co., ca. 1948

* Funding for digitization provided by: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation