Henry Ashbey Collection (Coll. 39)


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Overview of the Collection

Biography of Henry Ashbey

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Indexes

Detailed Description of the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Ashbey, Henry, 1800-1879
Title: Henry Ashbey Collection
Dates: 1834-1862
Extent: 57 pieces
Abstract: Collection of account books relating to the bark C.S. WILLIAMS and schooners ORIENT and FRANCES AMY, which Ashbey commanded; business letters; letters from Ashbey, in Apalachicola, Florida., written to his wife, Abby Jane; and other accounts and papers. Includes letters and affidavits (1856-1857) regarding unpaid notes of the Texas Republic to Henry Ashbey.
Identification: Coll. 39

Biography of Henry Ashbey

Henry Ashbey was shipmaster from Groton, Connecticut who lived from 1800-1879.

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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:

Ashbey, Abby Jane--Correspondence

Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):

C.S. Williams (Bark)
Frances Amy (Schooner)
Orient (Schooner)

Places:

Apalachicola (Fla.)
Groton (Conn.)
Texas--Claims
Texas--History--Republic, 1836-1846

Subjects:

Shipping

Document Types:

Account books

Occupations:

Shipmasters--Connecticut--Groton

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 39, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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Indexes

Index to Personal 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 Abby Jane Ashbey in Box 1, Folder 3 of the collection.
Ashbey, Abby Jane 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6
Avery, ? (Mrs.) 1/5
Buttress, James 1/7
Chubb Bros. 1/7, 1/8
Clift, W. (Capt.) 1/4
Doan, ? (Capt.) 1/5
Dudley, Lyman 1/3
Eldredge, Elam 1/1
Ellison, ? (Mrs.) 1/6
Ellison, A. 1/8
Fields, Joseph 1/2
Fish, Asa 1/2, 1/7, 1/8
Fish, D.C. 1/8
Fish, Simeon 1/3
Hobert, Mary Jane 1/4, 1/7
Holly, George 1/3
Holmes, Isaac D. 1/6
Howard, ? (Capt.) 1/6
Howard, ? (Mrs.) 1/4
Jackson, E.P.R. 1/2
Jones, Anson 1/7, 1/8
Kiddley, ? (Mrs.) 1/7
Mallory, Charles 1/3
Mallory, J.R. 1/7, 1/8
May, Robert 1/8
Morgan, Stephen 1/3
Nicklus, ? (Capt.) 1/7
Porter, Anna Maria 1/8, 1/9
Rockwell, C.W. 1/2
Rogers, Charles (Mrs.) 1/6
Shane, ? 1/8
Stratford, J.A. 1/8
Swenson & Swisher 1/7
Williams, W.P. 1/7, 1/8

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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 bark C.S. WILLIAMS in Box 1, Folder 1 of the collection.
C.S. WILLIAMS (Bark) 1/1, 1/10
CONSTELLATION (Ship) 1/6
CYGNET (Ship) 1/6, 1/7
FRANCIS AMY (Schooner) 1/2, 1/10
ORIENT (Schooner) 1/3, 1/10

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Collection; 1834-1862
Box Folder
1 1 Bill of sale, 1/8 Schooner ORIENT; 1834
2 Accounts: Henry Ashbey with Bark C. S. WILLIAMS; with Charles Mallory, Bill; 1837, 1839, 1840
3 Letters from Henry Ashbey at Appalachicola to wife; 1848 Apr-1849 Feb
4 Letters from Henry Ashbey at Appalachicola to wife; 1849 Mar-1850 Mar
5 Letters from Henry Ashbey at Appalachicola to wife; 1850 Apr-1851 Sep
6 Letters from Henry Ashbey at Appalachicola to wife; 1851 Sep-1853 May
7 Letters & affidavits regarding unpaid notes of the Texas Republic to Henry Ashby; 1852-1862
8 Miscellaneous correspondence; 1852-1862
9 Miscellaneous, undated items (poem, account); undated
10 Henry Ashbey account book for the Schooner ORIENT, Schooner FRANCES MAY and Bark C. S. WILLIAMS; 1838-1840

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