Henry Wadsworth Fletcher Collection (Coll. 32)

An Inventory of The Collection at the G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport

Collection register prepared by the Manuscripts Division

Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc
Mystic, Connecticut

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Fletcher, Henry Wadsworth
Title: Henry Wadsworth Fletcher collection
Dates: 1775-1870
Abstract: Correspondence, accounts, bills, receipts, bills of lading, deeds, and account books. Vessels represented include the brig Emma Isadora and barks Emma, Susan Jane, Edward Fletcher, Jennie, and Osmanli. The vessels transported such cargoes as opium, rum, wine, brandy, wool, raisons, figs, olive oil, otto of roses, and general merchandise. The ports frequented most often were Smyrna, Turkey; London, England; Bordeaux and Marseilles, France; Buenos Ayres, Argentina; Puerto Cabello, Venezuela; Providence, R.I. and New York, New York.
Quantity: 78 items
Identification: Coll. 32

Biography of Henry Wadsworth Fletcher

Henry Wadsworth Flectcher was a shipowner and shipmaster of Boston, Massachusetts. He severed as master of the Emma, Emma Isadora, Jennie, and the Susan, after the master was washed overboard and lost.

Scope and Content

The first five folders contain papers organized by vessel, followed by folders for personal papers, miscellaneous papers, and account books

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
Corporate Entities:
Edward Fletcher (Bark)
Emma (Bark)
Emma Isadora (Brig)
Jennie (Bark)
Osmanli (Bark)
Susan Jane (Bark)
Real property--Massachusetts--Boston
Document Types:
Account books--Massachusetts--Boston
Bills of lading--Massachusetts--Boston
Ships' papers--Massachusetts--Boston

Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Papers and accounts; 1775-1870
Box Folder
1 1 Papers regarding Emma (Brig); 1835-1838
2 Papers regarding Emma Isadora (Bark); 1839-1849
3 Papers regarding Susan Jane (Bark); 1843-1845;1846-1856
4 Papers regarding Edward Fletcher (Bark); 1849 and 1852
5 Papers regarding Jennie (Bark); 1860-1863
6 Personal papers; 1831-1870
7 Miscellaneous papers; 1775, 1788-1860, undated
8 Account books; 1844-1845