Isaac Williams Papers (Coll. 15)


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Overview of the Collection

Biography of Isaac Williams

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Indexes

Detailed Description of the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Williams, Isaac
Title: Isaac Williams Papers
Dates: 1787-1820
Extent: 22 pieces
Abstract: Account book (1811-1820) recording William's business transactions with Cyrus Williams, the schooners FREE GIFT and GENERAL JACKSON, sloop POLLY, smack DREAD, and other vessels; together with certification, bills, accounts and other papers. All the vessels were engaged in the coastwise trade, chiefly carrying cheese and livestock.
Identification: Coll. 15

Biography of Isaac Williams

Isaac Williams was a merchant from Stonington, Connecticut.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Available for use in the Manuscript 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:

Williams, Cyrus, 1783-1863

Organizations:

Dread (Smack)
Free Gift (Schooner)
General Jackson (Schooner)
Polly (Sloop: 1813)

Subjects:

Cheese
Coastwise shipping--Atlantic Coast (U.S.)
Food industry and trade
Livestock
Shipping--Connecticut--Stonington

Document Types:

Account books--Connecticut--Stonington

Occupations:

Merchants--Connecticut--Stonington

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 15, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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Indexes

Index to Personal and 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 John Appleton in Box 1, Folder 4 of the collection.
[W]Right, Joseph (Captain) 1/3, 1/7
Appleton, John 1/4
Babcock, Stephen 1/3, 1/7, 1/8
Baldwin, Daniel (Captain) 1/8
Baldwin, G. Washington, Jr. 1/3
Barnes, A. (Captain) 1/5
Brown, Isaac 1/3
Brown, James (Captain) 1/6
Brown, Nathan 1/4
Browning, Thomas 1/3, 1/8
Chesebrough, Henry 1/7
Chesebrough, Lilas 1/7
Clift, Nathaniel (Dr.) 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8
Crany, J. (Captain) 1/7
Denason, Isach 1/2
Denison, E. 1/4
Denison, Peleg 1/5
Dension, Daniel 1/1
Dickson, Nathan 1/3
Dunbar, Thomas (Dr.) 1/2
Hall, Hezekiah 1/7
Hall, Jonathan 1/7
Hall, Joseph 1/7
Hall, Latham 1/8
Hallams, S. R. 1/2, 1/3, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8
Hancock, Burdick 1/3
Hart, Jonathan. Jr. 1/3
Hewit, John 1/3
Hide, Dexter, Jr. 1/3
Hide, William 1/3
Huntington, ? 1/8
Loduck, Latham 1/3
Lodwick, Latham 1/3
Moore, Thomas 1/5
Peters, James 1/3
Rathbun, ? (Master) 1/3
Rodman, William W. 1/3
Smith, Isaac 1/8
Smith, Nathan 1/7
Stanton, S. 1/3
Stork, Dudley 1/2
Swam, Thomas (Captain) 1/3
Trunk, Samuel 1/3
Wheeler, John 1/4
Wheeler, Thomas (Col.) 1/2
Wheeler, William 1/8
Wilcox, Jessey (Captain) 1/2
Wilcox, Stephen 1/6
Williams, Cyrus 1/1, 1/2, 1/3
Williams, Hipsibal/Hipsabil 1/2
Williams, Isaac, Dr. (Col.) 1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8
Williams, John P. 1/8
Williams, Moore, & Co. 1/7
Wilmington, Wal 1/5
Withington, ? 1/4

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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 smack DREAD in Box 1, Folder 7 of the collection.
DREAD (Smack) 1/7
DRIVER (Smack) 1/4
FREE GIFT (Schooner) 1/2
GENERAL JACKSON (Schooner) 1/7
HERO (Sloop) 1/5
HOPE (Schooner) 1/3
MANURVA (Sloop) 1/5
MINERVA (?) 1/5
NANCY (Schooner) 1/8
POLLY (Sloop) 1/3
ROVER (Sloop) 1/6

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Papers; 1787-1820
Box Folder
1 1 Papers pertaining to Isaac Williams of Stonington, Connecticut, including a certification, bills, accounts, and receipts dealing with mostly the cheese trade; 1787-1820
1 Account book of Isaac Williams with Cyrus Williams pertaining mostly to dry goods and general merchandise; 1811-1816
2 Account book of Isaac Williams with the schooner FREE GIFT of Stonington, Connecticut, Nathaniel Clift, master, for coastwise trading voyages; 1812
3 Account book of the sloop POLLY, Joseph Wright, master, for coastwise trading voyages and schooner HOPE, Lodwick Latham, master, for coastwise trading voyages, in account with Isaac Williams. Both vessels home ported at Stonington, Connecticut; 1813, 1820
4 Account book of the smack DRIVER, John Appleton, master, with Isaac Williams for coastwise trading voyages. Also contains accounts with Nathaniel Clift. 1813;
5 Account book of the MINERVA of Stonington, Connecticut, A. Barnes, master, with Isaac Williams and Peleg Denison for coastwise trading voyages with cargos of cheese; 1816
6 Account book of the sloop ROVER of Stonington, Connecticut, Stephen Wilcox, master, with Isaac Williams for coastwise trading voyages with cargos of cheese; 1817
7 Account book of the smack DREAD of Stonington, Connecticut, Jesse Crany, master, and the schooner GENERAL JACKSON of Stonington, Connecticut, Joseph Hall, master, both engaged in coastwise trading voyages with cargos of cheese; 1819

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