Records of the Bark ALBION (Coll. 17)


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Overview of the Records

History of the Bark ALBION

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Indexes

Detailed Description of the Records

Overview of the Records

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Albion (Bark)
Title: Records of the Bark ALBION
Dates: 1865-1872
Extent: 110 pieces
Abstract: Colllection of correspondence; accounts; bills; receipts; wage statements; crew lists and other customs documents; mortgage from Patrick McCullough, owner, of Ireland, to Nathaniel T. Gifford, agent, New Bedford, Massachusetts; powers of attorney from McCullough to Gifford, and from Josiah W. Bonney and Isaac Howland, agents under the will of Gifford, to Albert A. Thomas, whaling master; and bills of sale (1871) from Thomas to new ship owners, Louis Arthur Nathan and Andrew Wardrop, of Auckland, New Zealand. Many of the letters are from Albert Thomas to Gifford and Bonney.
Identification: Coll. 17

History of the Bark ALBION

The ALBION was built at Fairhaven, Massachusetts in 1816; registered at Gibraltar, 1865-1871; in late 1871 re-registered when sold to owners in Auckland, New Zealand. At the time it was sold, the vessel was whaling in the South Pacific.

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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:

Bonney, Josiah W.
Gifford, Nathaniel T., 1871--Correspondence.
Howland, Isaac
McCullough, Patrick
Nathan, Louis Arthur
Thomas, Albert Alexander, 1833-1915
Wardrop, Andrew

Places:

Auckland (N.Z.)
Gibraltar
South Pacific Ocean

Subjects:

Customs administration--United States
Voyages and travels
Whaling
Whaling--Massachusetts--New Bedford
Whaling ships

Document Types:

Mortgages
Powers of attorney

Occupations:

Commercial agents--Massachusetts--New Bedford
Shipowners--Ireland
Whaling masters

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 17, 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 Mike Baker in Box 1, Folder 4 of the collection.
Baker, Mike 1/4
Barker, Fred (Capt.) 1/4
Bonney, Josian W. 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 1/9
Bowman, George L. 1/4, 1/6
Briggs, William S. 1/7
Cobb, Wendell H. 1/8
Cowen, Edward F.A. 1/7
Fernandes, Joseph 1/6
Gifford, Nathaniel T. 1/4, 1/5, 1/8
Hall & Bowman 1/4
J. T. Richardson & Co. 1/1
Kelly, Jones 1/6
Leonard, WIlliam 1/1
Macy, ? (Capt.) 1/6
Marston & Crapo 1/8
Mixer, Whitman & Co. 1/6
Nicholas, ? (Capt.) 1/4
Pope & Richardson 1/1
T.D. Williams & Co. 1/6
Thomas, Albert A. (Capt.) 1/4, 1/5, 1/6 1/7, 1/9
Tripp, David 1/4, 1/5
Wardrop & Russell 1/9
Whitaker & Russell 1/8, 1/9
Wilcox, William 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 ship ABRAHAM BARKER in Box 1, Folder 4 of the collection.
ABRAHAM BARKER (Ship) 1/4
CAPE HORN PIGEON (Bark) 1/7
DESDEMONA (Bark) 1/7
GLOBE (Bark) 1/7
GOSNOLD (Bark) 1/4
JENETTE (Bark) 1/6
NORTHERN LIGHT 1/4
OCEAN STEAD 1/4
PIONEER (Bark) 1/5, 1/7
RANGOON (Steamer) 1/9
ST. GEORGE (Ship) 1/4, 1/5
THREE BROTHERS (Ship) 1/5

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Detailed Description of the Records

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

Records, 1865-1872
Box Folder
1 1 Papers pertaining to the British bark ALBION of Gibraltar, A. Elsenbrock, master, including customs paper, an account, and a certificate of classification; 1865-1866
2 Papers pertaining to the British bark ALBION of Gibraltar, A. Elsenbrock, master, including customs papers, crew lists, customs duty certificate, charter parties, and indentures; 1867 Jan - Oct
3 Papers pertaining to the British bark ALBION of Gibraltar, Albert A. Thomas, master, including bills accounts, receipts, checks, letters, agreements, and crew lists; 1867 Nov - Dec
4 Papers pertaining to the British bark ALBION of Gibraltar, Albert A. Thomas, master, including letters, receipts, accounts, and a Power of Attorney; 1868
5 Papers pertaining to the British bark ALBION of Gibraltar, Albert A. Thomas, master, including letters, receipts, bills, and accounts; 1869
6 Papers pertaining to the British bark ALBION of Gibraltar, Albert A. Thomas, master, including letters, receipts, bills, accounts, and discharge certificates; 1870
7 Papers pertaining to the British bark ALBION of Gibraltar, Albert A. Thomas, master, including letters, receipts, a Power of Attorney, and a charter party; 1871 Jan - Jun
8 Papers pertaining to the British bark ALBION of Gibraltar, Albert A. Thomas, master, including letters, accounts, receipts, agreements, Power of Attorney, and a transfer of registry to Auckland, New Zealand; 1871 Jul - Dec
9 Papers of the British bark ALBION of Auckland, New Zealand, Albert A. Thomas, master, including letters, telegrams, and receipts; 1872

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