Philo S. Shelton Letters (Coll. 34)


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Overview of the Collection

Biography of Philo S. Shelton

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Index

Detailed Description of the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Shelton, Philo S.
Title: Philo S. Shelton Letters
Dates: 1835-1836
Extent: 106 pieces
Abstract: Letters from Shelton to Moses Taylor, a New York merchant, including discussions of sales, purchases, and shipments of sugar, rice, flour, molasses, honey, Havana cigars, and tobacco; and the specie crisis of 1836 and its effect on the merchant community.
Identification: Coll. 34

Biography of Philo S. Shelton

Philo S. Shelton was a merchant and speculator, of Boston, Mass., involved in trade with Brazil, Europe, and the West Indies.

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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:

Taylor, Moses,--1806-1882--Correspondence

Places:

United States--Politics and government--1815-1861
Brazil--Commerce--United States
Europe--Commerce--United States
United States--Commerce--Europe
United States--Commerce--West Indies
United States--Economic conditions--To 1865
Unites States--Commerce--Brazil
West Indies--Commerce--United States

Subjects:

Banks and banking--United States
Cigars
Honey
International trade
Molasses industry
Rice trade--United States
Shipping--Massachusetts--Boston
Shipping--New York (State)--New York
Sugar trade--United States
Tobacco industry--United States

Occupations:

Merchants--Massachusetts--Boston

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 34, 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 Alcazar in Box 1, Folder 6 of the collection.
Alcazar 1/6
B. Aguiar & Co. 1/4
Baker, J. W. 1/3
Bigelow & Bangs 1/6
Blodgett, (?) 1/4
Brewster, Lawrence & Co. 1/1
Burling, B.S. 1/5
Capen & Lyons 1/1
Castro Bros. & Garrique 1/1, 1/4, 1/5
Corret & Shelton 1/3, 1/6
Dana Fenno & Henshaw 1/2
Dixon, (?) 1/5, 1/6
E. Hathaway & Co. 1/6
French, Jonathan 1/6
French, Thomas N. 1/6
Gaspar & Soliveres 1/3
Hastings, Marsh & Co. 1/6
Hawes, Gray & Co. 1/2, 1/5
Hidalgo, J. M. 1/3
Holt, (?) 1/4
Howe, Capt. 1/2
Howland & Aspinwall 1/1, 1/4
Hull, Capt. 1/5, 1/6
Isaac, Henry 1/1
J. & H. Thayer 1/2
J. Brown & Co. 1/6
Jonathan Brown & Co. 1/4
L. G. Ferrara & Mansfield 1/2
Larraga, Augustin 1/4
Leblanc, Julius 1/1
Lee, Henry 1/6
Madran, J., Jr. 1/1
Means & Sprague 1/5
Nicholas & Whitney 1/5
Osborne & Young 1/3
Pratt, George W. 1/3, 1/4, 1/6
R. Johnston & Co. 1/4
Sands & Atherton 1/1
Shelton, Henry 1/3, 1/4, 1/6
Smith, Sheldon 1/4
Sterling, Jose 1/4
Sullivan & Barbour 1/6
Thompson & Morton 1/6
Thompson, Jonathan 1/6
Tremont Insurance Co. 1/1
Whitwell, Bond & Co. 1/6
Wilcomb, Capt. 1/3, 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 ANACONDA (Schooner) in Box 1, Folder 2 of the collection.
ANACONDA (Schooner) 1/2
CAMBRIAN (Brig) 1/2
CAROLINA (Brig) 1/1, 1/6
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS 1/1
CUMBERLAND (Brig) 1/6
CYNOSURE (Schooner) 1/4
FLORIDA 1/3
GOVERNOR WINSLOW (Brig) 1/3, 1/4
MARIA (Schooner) 1/2
MARY PEASE 1/6
NEWCASTLE 1/5
ORIENTAL (Brig) 1/3, 1/6
POWHATTAN (Brig) 1/4
RAPID 1/4
REAPER 1/4
RUSSELL (Brig) 1/4
THORN (Brig) 1/3

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Letters 1835- 1836
Box Folder
1 1 Letters; 1835 Dec - 1836 Feb
2 Letters; 1836 Mar
3 Letters; 1836 Apr - May
4 Letters; 1836 Jun - Jul
5 Letters; 1836 Aug - Oct
6 Letters; 1836 Nov - Dec

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