Elihu Spicer Papers (Coll. 3)



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Overview of the Collection

Biography of Elihu Spicer

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Indexes (to Box 1 only)

Detailed Description of the Collection


              

Overview of the Collection

     Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
     Creator: Spicer, Elihu, 1825-1893.
     Title: Elihu Spicer Papers
     Dates: 1840-1918
     Extent: 200 items
     Abstract: This collection is comprised mostly of accounts and bills, but there are some letters to Captain Spicer. Among the notable items are accounts of Charles H. Mallory & Co. including monthly trial balance sheets; a series of bills for provisioning the ship MARY L. SUTTON in San Francisco; accounts, of the owners of the ship MARY L. SUTTON, with Charles Mallory; an agreement, between Spicer and Norman Wales, Norwich, Conn., concerning the employment of Wales' son, Joseph Wales, on the ship SAMUEL WILLETTS; and the last will and testament of Andrew G. Dickenson, Brooklyn, New York. Printed items of note include a pamphlet of "Rates of the New Orleans Steam Tow-Boats"; a broadside, regarding Abel N. Lewis' improvement on a floating drag or anchor; and a broadside, giving wharfage rates probably in Mystic, Conn.
     Identification: Coll. 3

Biography of Elihu Spicer

Elihu Spicer was born in Noank, Connecticut in 1825 and was to become a shipmaster and shipowner. He first went to sea at the age of nine, and became a cabin boy at age fourteen. By the age of twenty-two he had become shipmaster of the bark FANNY. He was also to become master of the clipper ships SAMUEL WILLETS and HOUND, as well as other vessels engaged in trade around the world.

In 1861, Captain Spicer entered into a partnership with Charles Henry Mallory, forming the C.H. Mallory & Co. in New York which conducted trading voyages between New York, Florida and Galveston, Texas.

Elihu Spicer died in 1891.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Available for use in the Manuscripts Division

Restrictions on Use

    

Various copying restriction apply. Guidelines are available from the Manuscripts Division. See also: Mystic Seaport's copyright notice.

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Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the G. W. Blunt White Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.

    

Persons:

Dickinson, Andrew G.
Lewis, Abel N.
Mallory, Charles Henry
Wales, Joseph

Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):

C.H. Mallory & Co.
Fanny (Bark)
Galveston Steamship Line.
Hound (Ship)
Mary L. Sutton (Ship)
Samuel Willets (Ship)

Places:

Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
San Francisco (Calif.)

Subjects:

Anchors
Freight and freightage
Shipping--Connecticut--Mystic.
Steamboat lines--Louisiana
Steamboat lines--Texas
Tugboats--Louisiana--New Orleans
Wharves--Connecticut--Mystic

Document Types:

Broadsides
Charter-parties
Wills

Occupations:

Ship captains--Connecticut--Noank
Shipowners--Connecticut

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 3, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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Indexes (to Box 1 only)

              

Index to Personal Names

     NOTE: The fraction(s) indicate the Box and Folder numbers where that particular reference can be found. For example, the researcher will find information about R.C. Adams in Box 1, Folder 4 of the collection.
    
    
    
     Adams, R.C. 1/4
     Alexander, Mary 1/1
     Alexander, Mary J. 1/1
     Alexander, Thomas B. 1/1
     Alexander, Thomas J. 1/1
     Ashby, W.A. 1/1
     Avery, James D. 1/1
     Ballard, James H. 1/7
     Barley, F.T. 1/1
     Barnett, Edward 1/3
     Barstow, A. (Captain) 1/7
     Beckwith, Nicholas 1/3
     Bennett, Charles S. 1/1
     Bogart, James L. 1/2
     Boswell, William 1/3
     Briggs, B.T. (Captain) 1/8
     Burrows, Henry 1/1
     Burrows, John S. 1/1
     Burrows, Lucretia 1/1
     Chapman, Mary 1/1
     Chapman, Perez 1/1
     Clarke, William R. 1/1
     Clift, Amos 1/1
     Clifts, Waterman 1/2
     Clifts, William 1/2
     Cochran, D.H. 1/13
     Cross, Major O. 1/5
     Daboll, C.L. 1/5
     Daboll, Celadon 1/1
     Daboll, John 1/1
     Daboll, Nathan 1/1
     Davis, ? (Captain) 1/17
     Davis, Henry E. 1/1
     Davis, James 1/1
     Dickenson, Andrew G. 1/8
     Dickenson, Sarah [Spicer] 1/13, 1/14, 1/15, 1/16, 1/17
     Dickerson, John H. (Lt.) 1/5
     Dudley, W.H. 1/8
     Edgecomb, Albert 1/4, 1/13
     Edgecomb, Emeline 1/4
     Edgecomb, John 1/1
     Eggleston, J.W. 1/5
     Ellison, B. 1/4
     Fish, A.A. 1/1
     Fish, Asa 1/1, 1/5
     Fish, Asa, Jr. 1/5
     Fish, Jonas H. 1/1
     Fish, Moses 1/1
     Fish, Roswell 1/1
     Fish, S.Y. 1/1
     Fish, Samuel 1/1
     French, F.W. 1/5
     Gade, F.W. 1/17
     Gallup, Franklin 1/1
     Galup, James 1/8
     Garr, I.A.M. 1/6
     Gates, Zebediah 1/1
     Goddsell, D.C.M. 1/7
     Grant, G. 1/5
     Gregory, John 1/4
     Hall, Henry H. 1/5
     Hedden, Benjamin T. 1/1
     Holmes, Jeremiah 1/1
     Keenan, ? (U.S. Consul Hong Kong) 1/17
     Ketchamann, J.B. 1/13
     Latham, James A. 1/1
     Latham, Joseph 1/2
     Latham, William 1/1
     Mallory, Charles 1/8, 1/10, 1/11
     Mallory, Charles H. 1/6, 1/8, 1/10
     Martin, George W. 1/7
     Mason, W. 1/13
     Merranil, J. 1/4
     Mioton, Francois W. 1/3
     Morgan, Elisha 1/1
     Morgan, James 1/1
     Morgan, John 1/1
     Morgan, L.A. 1/13
     Morgan, William 1/1
     Navler, ? 1/7
     Newbury, Thomas 1/1
     Newbury, Williams 1/1
     Nichols, ? (Captain) 1/17
     Noyes, G.W. 1/4
     Packer, W.W. 1/5
     Palmer, F.L. 1/17
     Palmer, John 1/1
     Palmer, Noyes, S. 1/1
     Palmer, Robert 1/13
     Paul, J.W. (Captain) 1/17
     Peebles, Notre 1/1
     Pendleton, Charles S. 1/4
     Probasco, S.R. 1/13
     Rathbun, E. 1/4
     Rendley, H. 1/4
     Reymond, C.C. 1/4
     Rice, C.D. 1/1
     Roach, John 1/13
     Sawyer, J.N. 1/13
     Schroder, H. 1/13
     Seabury, John 1/1
     Smith, Nehemiah 1/1
     Snow, Henry Sauger 1/13
     Spicer, Annie C. 1/12, 1/15
     Spicer, C.M. 1/15
     Spicer, Eldridge 1/1, 1/15
     Spicer, Elihu 1/1, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5
     Spicer, Elihu, Jr. 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 1/10, 1/11, 1/13, 1/14, 1/17
     Spicer, John P. 1/1
     Spicer, Levi 1/1, 1/15
     Spicer, Sarah D. 1/15
     Spicer, Silas 1/4
     Spicer, William J. 1/15
     Thomas, J.H. 1/17
     Thompson, D. 1/4
     Wales, Norman 1/5
     Wales,Joseph N. 1/5
     Whitney, Fletcher 1/17
     Wilber, Betsey 1/1
     Wilber, William 1/1
     Wilbur, Lucretia 1/1
     Williams, Caleb M 1/1
     Wilson, George 1/13

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Index to Corporate Names

     NOTE: The fraction(s) indicate the Box and Folder numbers where that particular reference can be found. For example, the researcher will find information about A.W. MacPherson in Box 1, Folder 7 of the collection.
    
    
    
     A.W. MacPherson 1/7
     Allen & Ruggles 1/7
     American District Telegraph Co. 1/13
     Arnold Lindan 1/7
     Boring Brothers & Co. 1/6
     C.H. Stryling 1/7
     Caldwell & Bunker 1/17
     Chamber of Commerce of State of New York 1/13
     Commissioners of New York Pilots 1/13
     Cornelius B. Force & Co. 1/4
     Crosby & Dibbie 1/7
     D.C.M. Goodsell 1/7
     D.J. Oliver 1/7
     Daily Evening Bulletin 1/7
     Deeth & Starr 1/7
     Delaware River Iron Ship Building & Engine Works 1/13
     Dopmann H. & Co. 1/7
     Edward H. Parker 1/7
     Edward Hall & Co. 1/7
     F. MacCrellish & Co. 1/7
     F.J. Schaeffer & Co. 1/7
     F.P. Santermasser 1/7
     F.R. Cruikshank & Co. 1/16
     Fuller & Heath 1/7
     G.M. Josselyn & Co. 1/7
     George F. Bragg & Co. 1/7
     George Hawes & Co. 1/7
     George M. Garwood 1/7
     George W. Martin 1/7
     Goodwin & Co. 1/7
     H.P. Wakelee 1/7
     Hawley & Co. 1/7
     Holmberg & Johnson 1/7
     I & S.B. Randall 1/5
     I.R. Gregory St. John & Co. 1/4
     J. de la Montanya 1/7
     Jacob Underhill & Co. 1/7
     James Patrick & Co. 1/7
     Jno B. Newton & Co. 1/7
     John Welsh 1/7
     Mason & Folger 1/7
     Mathew McIntyne 1/7
     New Haven, New London, & Sonington Railroad Co. 1/1
     New London Gazette 1/1
     New York & Texas Steam Ship Co. 1/13
     Noank Union Store 1/6
     Pacific Wharfage Co. 1/7
     Palmer & Hoxie 1/5
     Peter Smith 1/7
     Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn 1/13
     Ramage & Stoddard 1/7
     Robert Palmer & Sons 1/13
     Ross Dempster 1/7
     Royal Insurance Co. of Liverpool 1/16
     S.B. Sherwood 1/2
     San Francisco Port Wardens 1/7
     Satterthwait & Co. 1/17
     Saucelito Water Works 1/7
     Schermerhorn & Banker & Co. 1/4
     Sinis & Day 1/4
     Smith & Davis 1/7
     Southern Life Insurance & Trust Co. 1/4
     Thomas Tennent & Co. 1/7
     Tourne & Beckwith 1/2, 1/3
     W.C. Talbot 1/7
     W.S. Philps & Co. 1/7
     Walton Henderson & Co. 1/2
     William Hildreth & Deschon Field 1/13
     William Kerr 1/7
     William Riches 1/7
     Williams & Dudley 1/5

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Index to Vessel Names

     NOTE: The fraction(s) indicate the Box and Folder numbers where that particular reference can be found. For example, the researcher will find information about the schooner A.E. CAMPBELL in Box 1, Folder 8 of the collection.
    
    
    
     A.E. CAMPBELL (Schooner) 1/8
     A.J. INGERSOLL (Steamer) 1/8
     A.P. AVERY(Schooner) 1/8
     ALMIRA WOOLEY (Schooner) 1/8
     APALACHICOLA (Brig) 1/2
     APALACHIN (?) [APALACHICOLA] 1/4
     ARGUS EYE (Schooner) 1/8
     ARIADNE (Steamer) 1/8
     ARTISAN (Steamer) 1/8
     ATLANTIA (Steamer) 1/8
     BRIDGEPORT (Bark) 1/8
     C.W. LORD (Steamer) 1/8
     CALEB HALEY (Bark) 1/8
     CENTRAL AMERICA (Schooner) 1/11
     CITY OF PROVIDENCE (Steamer) 1/8
     CLEOPATRA (Steamer) 1/8
     CORDELIA (Bark) 1/10
     CREMONA (Bark) 1/11
     ELLA (Steamer) 1/8
     EMILY (Sloop) 1/6
     ENTERPE (Steamer) 1/8
     ESCORT (Steamer) 1/8
     ETTA (Schooner) 1/10
     FANCY (Steam yacht) 1/10
     FANNY (Bark) 1/5, 1/6, 1/13
     FANNY FERN (Schooner) 1/8
     FLORENCE (Brig) 1/8
     FRANCIS LEWEY (Brig) 1/8
     FRANCONIA (Schooner) 1/10
     GALVESTON (Bark) 1/8
     GENERAL SEDGWICK (Steamer) 1/8
     GLENDALE (Brig) 1/10
     GULF CITY (Steamer) 1/8
     GULF STREAM (Steamer) 1/10
     H. BREWSTER (Schooner) 1/10
     HAIL COLUMBIA (Brig) 1/8
     HAZE (Ship) 1/8
     HORACE BEALS (Schooner) 1/8
     HOUND (Ship) 1/6, 1/13
     ISIS (Brig) 1/8
     J.M. BURNS (Brig) 1/8, 1/11
     J.P. WILBUR (Brig) 1/8
     J.W. HAIG (Schooner) 1/8
     JULIA A. CRAWFORD (Schooner) 1/8
     LETTITIA (Schooner) 1/10
     LINDA (Schooner) 1/10
     LIZZIE EVANS (Schooner) 1/8
     LODONA (Steamer) 1/8
     LOYALIST (Steamer) 1/8
     LUIDA (Schooner) 1/10
     M.M. ROBERTS (Steamer) 1/11
     MARY L. SUTTON (Ship) 1/6, 1/13
     MARY STOW (Schooner) 1/10
     MERCEDITA (Steamer) 1/8
     MONITOR (Steam tug) 1/7
     MONTICELLO (Steamer) 1/8
     MOSES ROGERS (Brig) 1/10
     MYSTIC (Steam yacht) 1/10
     NANNIE T. BELL (Bark) 1/10
     NAPOLEON (Smack) 1/4
     NAVISOTA (Bark) 1/10
     NIGHTING GALE (Steamer) 1/8
     OPAL (Brig) 1/8
     RIVAL (Brig) 1/8
     ROBERT PALMER (Schooner) 1/8
     S&M ROWLEY (Brig) 1/11
     S. CASTNER, JR. (Schooner) 1/8
     SABINE (Bark) 1/10
     SAMUEL WILLETS (Ship) 1/5, 1/6, 1/13
     TAMPICO (Schooner) 1/10
     TILLIE (Steamer) 1/8
     TWILIGHT (Ship) 1/8
     ULYSSES (Sloop) 1/8
     VARUNNA (Steamer) 1/8
     VICKSBURG (Steamer) 1/10
     VICTOR (Steamer) 1/8
     VIRGINIA (Steamer) 1/8
     VIRGINIA PRICE (Schooner) 1/8
     VIRGO (Steamer) 1/10
     W.O. IRISH (Schooner) 1/8
     WALTER (Bark) 1/8
     WASHINGTON (Schooner) 1/8
     WILLIAM MALLORY, JR. (Brig) 1/8
     WILMINGTON (Steamer) 1/8

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Detailed Description of the Collection

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

                                                           
    
Elihu Spicer Papers 1840-1918
Box Folder
1 1      Deeds of the Spicer family of Noank, Conn., including property, quit-claim, probate, highway, oyster grounds, and cemetery; 1832-1902, plus undated
     2      Papers pertaining to the brig APALACHICOLA of New London, Connecticut, Elihu Spicer, master and part owner, including accounts and receipts; 1935-1838
     3      Writ filed in New Orleans, Louisiana, by Nicholas Beckwith to recover all assets of the firm Touneand Beckwith, in which he was co-partner, naming Elihu Spicer as his lawful attorney; 1837 Mar 8
     4      Papers pertaining to Elihu Spicer, including letters, receipts, and accounts, in addition to a letter to Silas Spicer, owner of the smack NAPOLEON of New London, Connecticut; 1836-1840
     5      Papers pertaining to Elihu Spicer, including letters, receipts, and a charter party for the bark FANNY, steamboat rate book for New Orleans, broadsides, and an apprenticeship agreement to sign a fifteen-year-old on board the ship SAMUEL WILLETT; 1850-1855
     6      Papers pertaining to Elihu Spicer, including agreements, letters, freight lists, and accounts with Charles Mallory, mostly involving the ships SAMUEL WILLETTS and MARY L. SUTTON; 1856-1860
     7      Papers pertaining Elihu Spicer, including receipts for harbor dues, pilotage, survey wharfage, chandlery supplies, masting, and cargo, in addition to letters and accounts, all relating to the ship MARY L. SUTTON; 1861-1862
     8      Papers pertaining to Elihu Spicer, including letters, a will of Andrew G. Dickenson of Brooklyn, New York, receipts, accounts, and balance sheets with C. H. Mallory & Co.; 1863-1867
     9      Newspaper; "The World" of New York City, containing President Lincoln's State of the Union Message, in addition to other Cabinet level reports; 1864 Dec 7
     10      Accounts pertaining to Elihu Spicer, mostly in conjunction with C. H. Mallory & Co., in addition to a profit and loss balance sheet for the year ending Dec. 31, 1868; 1868
     11      Scattered papers pertaining to Elihu Spicer, including accounts, balance sheets, and profit and loss statements with C. H. Mallory & Co.; 1869-1883
     12      Papers pertaining to Annie Spicer of Noank, Connecticut, consisting of handwritten newspapers entitled "The Home Journal"; 1878-1879
     13      Scattered papers pertaining to Elihu Spicer, including letters and accounts, in addition to testimonials and clippings relating to the death of Captain Spicer 1890-1894
     14      Will of Captain Elihu Spicer of Noank, Conn., and New York City; 1891 Jun 12
     15      Papers pertaining to Levi Spicer, including a gift of $5000.00 to William Spicer to construct a dwelling house, and a meeting call for the Noank Baptist Society of Groton, Connecticut; 1897
     16      Papers pertaining to Mrs. Sara Spicer Dickerson Brooklyn, N.Y., including a letter, receipt, statement regarding proceeds of the estate of Elihu Spicer prepared by Attorney Henry R. Mallory, and an insurance policy; 1916-1918
     17      Papers pertaining to Elihu Spicer, including - resolutions, depositions, notes, receipts, accounts, inventories, and balance sheets; n.d.
Box Folder
2 1      Miscellaneous bills, receipts; 1821-1831
     2      Miscellaneous bills, receipts; 1831-1836
     3      Miscellaneous bills, receipts; 1837-1838
     4      Miscellaneous bills, receipts, including bills, etc. for labor on wharf; 1839
     5      Miscellaneous bills, receipts; 1840
     6      Miscellaneous bills, receipts; 1841
     7      Miscellaneous bills, receipts; 1842
     8      Miscellaneous bills, receipts; 1843
     9      Miscellaneous bills, receipts; 1844
     10      Miscellaneous bills, receipts; 1845
     11      Miscellaneous bills, receipts; 1846
     12      Miscellaneous bills, receipts; 1847
     13      Miscellaneous bills, receipts; 1848
     14      Miscellaneous bills, receipts; 1849
     15      Miscellaneous bills, receipts; 1850
     16      Miscellaneous bills, receipts; 1851
     17      Miscellaneous bills, receipts; 1852
     18      Miscellaneous bills, receipts; 1853
     19      Miscellaneous bills, receipts; 1854
     20      Miscellaneous bills, receipts; 1855
     21      Miscellaneous bills, receipts; 1856
     22      Miscellaneous bills, receipts; 1857
     23      Miscellaneous bills, receipts; 1858
     24      Miscellaneous bills, receipts; 1859
     25      Miscellaneous bills, receipts; 1860
     26      Miscellaneous bills, receipts; 1861
     27      Incoming and outgoing letters involving Elihu Spicer family members; 1829-1857
Box Folder
3 1      Bills, receipts for schooner EMPRESS; 1829-1830
     2      Bills and receipts with Samuel Moxely Jr., regarding. the construction of brig APALACHICOLA; 1833
     3      Bills and receipts for brig APALACHICOLA; 1833-1834
     4      Bills and receipts for brig APALACHICOLA; 1835
     5      Bills and receipts for brig APALACHICOLA; 1836-1838
     6      Letters, fright list, and miscellaneous papers for brig APALACHICOLA; 1836-1840
     7      Bills and receipts for the Noank Union Store; 1858-1859
     8      Acknowledgment for orders and/or payments received, Noank Union Store; to F. W. French for merchandise shipped by various suppliers; 1858 Feb-Mar
     9      Freight receipts, Noank Union Store; 1858
     10      Subscription lists, bills, receipts, Noank Baptist Church (and Meeting House); 1842-1853
     11      Levi Spicer Estate; 1851
     12      Bills and receipts, Gilbert Parks Jr.; 1844-1850
     13      Bills and receipts, Gilbert Parks Jr.; 1851-1852
     14      Bills and receipts, Gilbert Parks Jr.; 1853-1854
     15      Bills and receipts, Gilbert Parks Jr.; 1855-1856
     16      Estate inventory, Gilbert Parks Jr.; 1856
     17      Gilbert Parks Jr. estate; 1856
     18      Gilbert Parks Jr. estate; 1857
     19      Miscellaneous agreements, certificates, estate papers, and other documents; ca. 1830-1850
     20      Manuscript booklet of religious verse; ca. 1840

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