Beebe Family Collection (Coll. 40)

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: Beebe Family
Title: Beebe Family Collection
Dates: 1761-1904
Abstract: Letters, personal accounts, and other papers, of Silas Beebe (1782-1863), shipmaster from Groton, Conn., and other members of the family; together with ship's papers for the coastal schooner LaGrange, out of Mystic, Conn.
Quantity: 63 items
Identification: Coll. 40

Biography of Silas Beebe and the Beebe Family

The Beebe family resided in Groton, Connecticut for several years earning their living in the maritime trades, ice production and farming.

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
Beebe family
Corporate Entities:
LaGrange (Schooner)
Groton (Conn.)
Coastwise shipping--Atlantic Coast
Document Types:
Ship's papers--Connecticut--Mystic

Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Papers; 1761-1904
Box Folder
1 1 Description and deed of a "wood lot" in Groton, Connecticut; 1761
2 Deeds involving Abijah and Silas Beebe; 1778-1849
3 Deed and map of "Goat Point property", sold to Silas Beebe; 1816
4 Agreement; Jedidiah Randall to build a 90 ton vessel for Silas Beebe; 1817
5 Eliza (Sloop); permission to unload salt at Norfolk, Virginia (Silas Beebe, master); 1819
6 LaGrange (Schooner); port documentation, freight and passenger lists, bills of lading, etc.; 1826-1827
7 LaGrange (Schooner); port documentation, freight and passenger lists, bills of lading, etc.; 1828-1829
8 Petitions relating to Portersville / Noank road; 1831
9 Letter from Silas Beebe to his father; 1837 May 27
10 "Gauge of 22 casks of oil for Capt. Smith", New York; 1840, June 29
11 Agreements, petitions, receipts, for new Baptist meeting house in Groton, Connecticut; 1844-1845
12 Agreements and receipts for work done on stone dam and ice house on Silas Beebe's land; 1847
13 Invoice: teas consigned to Beebe brothers on board the Swordfish (Ship); 1860
14 Quit-claim deed and sale of land involving Wilcox and Alfred Beebe; 1882, 1904