Records of the Bark CHARLES W. MORGAN (Coll. 19)


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Overview of the Records

History of the Bark CHARLES W. MORGAN

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Records

Overview of the Records

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Charles W. Morgan (Bark)
Title: Records of the Bark CHARLES W. MORGAN
Dates: 1849-1917, (bulk 1890-1932)
Extent: 200 items
Abstract: The collection includes accounts, 1890-1912, of Edward Potter with J. & W. R. Wing of New Bedford, Massachusetts; an insurance policy taken out by Potter; bills of sale, 1920-1925; and bills, 1928-1932, mostly of C. E. Beckman & Co., and David Duff & Son of New Bedford, Massachusetts, for materials for the vessel when she was on the estate of E. H. R. Green.
Identification: Coll. 19

History of the Bark CHARLES W. MORGAN

The CHARLES W. MORGAN was built at New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1841 by the Hillman Brothers Shipyard. She was named after the Quaker businessman, Charles Waln Morgan, for whom the ship was built. However, most of her eighty-year whaling career was spent under the employ of J.& W.R. Wing & Co. (1863-1913), a career which encompassed thirty-seven voyages, and resulted in 54,483 barrels of oil and 152,934 pounds of whalebone being taken.

Built originally as a ship, the MORGAN was re-rigged as a bark in 1867. She returned from her final voyage in 1921 and soon thereafter was purchased and exhibited by Colonel E.H.R. Green at his estate in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts. In November of 1941 the Marine Historical Association (Mystic Seaport) acquired the vessel and brought her to Mystic, Connecticut, where she has remained a featured museum exhibit, the last surviving example of the 19th century American whaling fleet.

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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:

Green, E.H.R. (Edward Howland Robinson), 1868-1936
Neyland, Harry A.
Potter, Edward F.

Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):

C.E. Beckman & Company (New Bedford, Mass.)
Charles W. Morgan (Bark)
David Duff & Son (New Bedford, Mass.)
J. & W.R. Wing & Co. (New Bedford, Mass.)
Marine Historical Association
Mystic Seaport, Inc.
National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States

Subjects:

Coal trade
Commemorative postage stamps--United States
Merchants--Massachusetts--New Bedford
Ship chandlers--Massachusetts--New Bedford
Ships--Equipment and supplies
Whaling--Massachusetts--New Bedford
Whaling ships--Massachusetts--New Bedford

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 19, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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Detailed Description of the Records

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

Papers; 1841-1971
Box Folder
1 1 Accounts regarding labor, wharfage, and owner's shares of Edward F. Potter with J. & W.R. Wing; 1890-1915
2 Bills of sale for shares in Bark CHARLES W. MORGAN; 1886-1925
3 Supply bills from C.E. Beckman Co., New Bedford (chandlery); order no.'s 687-7431 for goods for the Bark CHARLES W. MORGAN; 1927-1929 and undated
4 Supply bills from C.E. Beckman Co., New Bedford (chandlery); order no.'s 7484-16447 for goods for the Bark CHARLES W. MORGAN; 1926-1931 and undated
5 Supply bills from C.E. Beckman Co., New Bedford (chandlery); order no.'s 16478-24043 for goods for the Bark CHARLES W. MORGAN; 1927-1932 and undated
6 Supply bills from C.E. Beckman Co., New Bedford (chandlery); order no.'s 26079-38580 for goods for the Bark CHARLES W. MORGAN; 1930-1932 and undated
7 Bills from David Duff & Son, New Bedford for coal for the CHARLES W. MORGAN; 1928-1931
8 Miscellaneous bills and receipts for sales to the CHARLES W. MORGAN; 1930-1932
9 Records of repairs to CHARLES W. MORGAN. Contains map showing route for 1849-1853 voyage; 1841-1886 (photocopy, 3 p.)
10 Program: "The National Trust for Historic Preservation Commemorative Stamps 1st Day Issue Ceremony;" includes block of 4 stamps, 1st day of issue; 1971 Oct. 29
11 Brief notice, in issue of Boston Daily Journal, announcing sale of nine-year-old CHARLES W. MORGAN for $18,000; 1849 Feb 1
12 Commemorative stamps, block of 32; 1st day of issue; 1971 Oct 29

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