Records of the Holmes' Shipyard (Coll. 46)

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: Holmes, Josiah, 1779-1859
Title: Records of the Holmes' Shipyard
Dates: 1820-1886
Abstract: The collection consists of accounts, bills, receipts, documents, and correspondence relative to the shipbuilding and management activities of Josiah, Josiah Jr., and Jonathan Holmes. The papers are concentrated between 1840-1878, and represent a rather thorough record of the Holmes shipyard during those years. Items of singular interest include a large collection of marine insurance policies, shipping articles, shipbuilding agreements, bills of sale, and cargo storage diagrams. Records relative to the construction and operation of the brig/bark ANNAWAN, bark OSCAR, bark UNION, and 30 other vessels are also present and arranged by vessel name. Among the 33 volumes are shipyard account books and ledgers, workmen's "time books", payroll records, and receipt books. In all the Records of the Holmes' Shipyard incorporate a unique blend of subject matter covering shipbuilding, shipping, and whaling activity.
Quantity: 11,333 pieces
Identification: Coll. 46

Biography of Josiah Holmes

Josiah Holmes (1179-1859) was a shipbuilder from Mattapoisett, Massachusetts. His first vessel was probably the sloop GALEN, built in 1814. Between the years 1816 and 1823 Holmes was in partnership with Benjamin Barstow, and together "Barstow and Holmes" built several ships and sloops. In 1825 Josiah Holmes was once again building vessels on his own, and he continued until 1841, when his son's Josiah Jr., and Jonathan joined the business, now called "Josiah Holmes & Son". By 1846 Josiah Holmes Sr. had retired and the yard continued under the supervision of his sons, the name now being changed to "Josiah Holmes Jr. & Brother." Between 1846 and 1867 the yard launched approximately 17 vessels, but soon after the Civil War Josiah Jr. moved to New Bedford and started the Holmes Coal Co. Jonathan Holmes remained in Mattapoisett and built a schooner and four whalers, the last being the whaling bark WANDERER in 1878. In addition to their shipbuilding activity, the Holmes' also held shares in other whaling vessels. For example J. Holmes Jr. & Bro. were agents for the whaling barks ANNAWAN (1854-1862) and OSCAR (1854-1861). Jonathan Holmes was also a shipmaster. The Josiah Holmes Jr. & Bro. firm was well known, and was popular with the Quaker whaling agents of New Bedford, since Josiah Jr. was of that faith.


Index Terms

Persons:
Holmes, Jonathan, shipbuilder
Holmes, Josiah
Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):
Annawan (Bark)
Josiah Holmes & Son
Josiah Holmes, Jr. & Brother
Oscar (Bark)
Union (Bark)
Wanderer (Bark)
Subjects:
Shipbuilding--Massachusetts--Mattapoisett
Marine insurance
Shipping--Massachusetts
Shipyards--Massachusetts--Mattapoisett
Whaling--Massachusetts

Detailed Description of the Collection

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

General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1825-1886
Box Folder
1 1 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1825-1828
2 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1829-1830
3 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1831-1840
4 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1841
5 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1842
6 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1843
7 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1844
8 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1845
9 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1846 Jan. - Jun
10 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1846 Jul - Dec
11 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1847 Jan
12 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1847 Feb
13 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1847 Mar
14 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1847 Apr
15 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1847 May
16 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1847 Jun
17 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1847 Jul
18 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1847 Aug
19 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1847 Sep
20 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1847 Oct
21 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1847 Nov
22 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1847 Dec
23 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1848 Jan
24 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1848 Feb
25 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1848 Mar
26 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1848 Apr
27 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1848 May
28 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1848 Jun - Jul
29 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1848 Aug
30 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1848 Sep - Oct
31 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1848 Nov - Dec
32 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1849 Jan
33 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1849 Feb
34 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1849 Mar
35 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1849 Apr
36 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1849 May - Jun
37 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1849 Jul - Aug
38 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1849 Sep - Oct
39 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1849 Nov - Dec
40 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1859 Jan - Jun
41 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1850 Jul - Oct
42 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1850 Nov - Dec
Box Folder
2 1 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1851 Jan
2 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1851 Feb
3 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1851 Mar
4 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1851 Apr
5 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1851 May
6 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1851 Jun
7 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1851 Jul
8 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1851 Aug
9 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1851 Sep
10 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1851 Oct
11 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1851 Nov
12 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1851 Dec
13 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1852 Jan
14 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1852 Feb
15 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1852 Mar
16 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1852 Apr
17 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1852 May
18 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1852 Jun
19 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1852 Jul
20 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1852 Aug
21 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1852 Sep
22 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1852 Oct
23 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1852 Nov
24 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1852 Dec
25 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1853 Jan
26 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1853 Feb
27 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1853 Mar
28 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1853 Apr
29 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1853 May
30 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1853 Jun
31 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1853 Jul
32 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1853 Aug
33 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1853 Sep
34 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1853 Oct
35 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1853 Nov
36 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1853 Dec
37 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1854 Jan
38 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1854 Feb
39 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1854 Mar
40 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1854 Apr
41 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1854 May
42 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1854 Jun
43 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1854 Jul
44 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1854 Aug
45 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1854 Sep
46 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1854 Oct
47 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1854 Nov
48 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1854 Dec
Box Folder
3 1 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1855 Jan
2 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1855 Feb
3 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1855 Mar
4 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1855 Apr
5 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1855 May
6 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1855 Jun
7 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1855 Jul
8 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1855 Aug
9 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1855 Sep
10 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1855 Oct
11 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1855 Nov
12 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1855 Dec
13 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1856 Jan
14 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1856 Feb
15 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1856 Mar
16 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1856 Apr
17 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1856 May
18 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1856 Jun
19 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1856 Jul
20 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1856 Aug
21 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1856 Sep
22 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1856 Oct
23 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1856 Nov
24 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1856 Dec
25 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1857 Jan
26 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1857 Feb
27 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1857 Mar
28 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1857 Apr
29 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1857 May
30 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1857 Jun
31 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1857 Jul
32 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1857 Aug
33 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1857 Sep
34 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1857 Oct
35 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1857 Nov
36 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1857 Dec
37 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1858 Jan
38 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1858 Feb
39 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1858 Mar
40 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1858 Apr
41 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1858 May
42 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1858 Jun
43 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1858 Jul
44 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1858 Aug
45 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1858 Sep
46 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1858 Oct
47 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1858 Nov
48 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1858 Dec
Box Folder
4 1 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1859 Jan - Feb
2 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1859 Mar
3 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1859 Apr
4 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1859 May - Jun
5 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1859 Jul - Aug
6 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1859 Sep - Oct
7 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1859 Nov - Dec
8 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1860 Jan
9 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1860 Feb
10 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1860 Mar
11 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1860 Apr
12 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1860 May
13 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1860 Jun
14 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1860 Jul
15 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1860 Aug
16 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1860 Sep
17 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1860 Oct
18 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1860 Nov - Dec
19 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1861 Jan
20 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1861 Feb
21 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1861 Mar
22 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1861 Apr - Jun
23 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1861 Jul - Dec
24 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1862
25 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1863
26 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1864 - 1869
27 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1870 - 1875
28 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1876
29 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1877 Jan
30 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1877 Feb
31 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1877 Mar
32 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1877 Apr
33 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1877 May
34 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1877 Jun
35 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1877 Jul
36 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1877 Aug - Oct
37 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1877 Nov
38 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1877 Dec
39 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1878 Jan
40 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1878 Feb
41 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1878 Mar - Apr
42 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1878 May
43 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1878 Jun - Dec
44 General business, receipts, accounts, documents, etc.; 1879 - 1886
Correspondence; 1829-1877 (and undated)
Box Folder
5 1 Correspondence; 1829 - 1844
2 Correspondence; 1845
3 Correspondence; 1846
4 Correspondence; 1847
5 Correspondence; 1848
6 Correspondence; 1849
7 Correspondence; 1850
8 Correspondence; 1851
9 Correspondence; 1852
10 Correspondence; 1853
11 Correspondence; 1854
Box Folder
6 1 Correspondence; 1855 Jan - Jun
2 Correspondence; 1855 Jul - Dec
3 Correspondence; 1856 Jan - Apr
4 Correspondence; 1856 May - Aug
5 Correspondence; 1856 Sep - Dec
6 Correspondence; 1857
7 Correspondence; 1858
8 Correspondence; 1859 Jan - Jun
9 Correspondence; 1869 Jul - Dec
10 Correspondence; 1860
11 Correspondence; 1861
12 Correspondence; 1862
13 Correspondence; 1863 - 1877
14 Correspondence; undated
Ships' papers; 1845-1875
Box Folder
7 1 Brig/Bark ANNAWAN papers; 1854 Jan - Feb
2 Brig/Bark ANNAWAN papers; 1854 Mar
3 Brig/Bark ANNAWAN papers; 1854 Apr
4 Brig/Bark ANNAWAN papers; 1854 May
5 Brig/Bark ANNAWAN papers; 1854 Jun
6 Brig/Bark ANNAWAN papers; 1854 Jul - Aug
7 Brig/Bark ANNAWAN papers; 1854 Sep - Oct
8 Brig/Bark ANNAWAN papers; 1854 Nov - Dec
9 Brig/Bark ANNAWAN papers; 1855 Jan - Feb
10 Brig/Bark ANNAWAN papers; 1855 Mar - Sep
11 Brig/Bark ANNAWAN papers; 1855 Oct
12 Brig/Bark ANNAWAN papers; 1855 Nov
13 Brig/Bark ANNAWAN papers; 1855 Dec
14 Brig/Bark ANNAWAN papers; 1856 Jan
15 Brig/Bark ANNAWAN papers; 1856 Feb - Mar
16 Brig/Bark ANNAWAN papers; 1856 Apr - Jul
17 Brig/Bark ANNAWAN papers; 1856 Aug - Sep
18 Brig/Bark ANNAWAN papers; 1856 Oct
19 Brig/Bark ANNAWAN papers; 1856 Nov - Dec
20 Brig/Bark ANNAWAN papers; 1857 Jan - Jun
21 Brig/Bark ANNAWAN papers; 1857 Jul
22 Brig/Bark ANNAWAN papers; 1857 Aug
23 Brig/Bark ANNAWAN papers; 1857 Sep
24 Brig/Bark ANNAWAN papers; 1857 Oct
25 Brig/Bark ANNAWAN papers; 1857 Nov - Dec
Box Folder
8 1 Brig/Bark ANNAWAN papers; 1858 Jan
2 Brig/Bark ANNAWAN papers; 1858 Feb
3 Brig/Bark ANNAWAN papers; 1858 Mar - Aug
4 Brig/Bark ANNAWAN papers; 1858 Sep - Dec
5 Brig/Bark ANNAWAN papers; 1859 Jan - Apr
6 Brig/Bark ANNAWAN papers; 1859 May - Jul
7 Brig/Bark ANNAWAN papers; 1859 Aug
8 Brig/Bark ANNAWAN papers; 1859 Sep
9 Brig/Bark ANNAWAN papers; 1859 Oct
10 Brig/Bark ANNAWAN papers; 1859 Nov
11 Brig/Bark ANNAWAN papers; 1859 Dec
12 Brig/Bark ANNAWAN papers; 1860
13 Brig/Bark ANNAWAN papers; 1861 Jan - Feb
14 Brig/Bark ANNAWAN papers; 1861 Mar - May
15 Brig/Bark ANNAWAN papers; 1861 Jun - Dec
16 Brig/Bark ANNAWAN papers; 1862 Jan - Feb
17 Brig/Bark ANNAWAN papers; 1862 Mar - May
18 Brig/Bark ANNAWAN papers; 1862 Jun
19 Brig/Bark ANNAWAN papers; 1862 Jul
20 Brig/Bark ANNAWAN papers; undated
21 Brig/Bark ANNAWAN miscellaneous record booklets; undated
Box Folder
9 1 Bark OSCAR papers; 1851 - 1853
2 Bark OSCAR papers; 1854 Jan - Aug
3 Bark OSCAR papers; 1854 Sep
4 Bark OSCAR papers; 1854 Oct
5 Bark OSCAR papers; 1854 Nov
6 Bark OSCAR papers; 1854 Dec
7 Bark OSCAR contracts with Captain and crew and list of owners; 1854
8 Bark OSCAR papers; 1855 Jan - Feb
9 Bark OSCAR papers; 1855 Mar - Apr
10 Bark OSCAR papers; 1855 May - Aug
11 Bark OSCAR papers; 1855 Sep - Oct
12 Bark OSCAR papers; 1855 Nov
13 Bark OSCAR papers; 1855 Dec
14 Bark OSCAR papers; 1856 Jan
15 Bark OSCAR papers; 1856 Feb - Apr
16 Bark OSCAR papers; 1856 May
17 Bark OSCAR papers; 1856 Jun - Oct
18 Bark OSCAR papers; 1856 Nov
19 Bark OSCAR papers; 1856 Dec
20 Bark OSCAR papers; 1857 Jan - Apr
21 Bark OSCAR papers; 1857 May
22 Bark OSCAR papers; 1857 Jun
23 Bark OSCAR papers; 1857 Jul
24 Bark OSCAR papers; 1857 Aug
25 Bark OSCAR papers; 1857 Sep
26 Bark OSCAR papers; 1857 Oct
27 Bark OSCAR papers; 1857 Nov
28 Bark OSCAR papers; 1857 Dec
29 Bark OSCAR papers; 1858 Jan - Sep
30 Bark OSCAR papers; 1858 Oct
31 Bark OSCAR papers; 1858 Nov
32 Bark OSCAR papers; 1858 Dec
Box Folder
10 1 Bark OSCAR papers; 1859 Jan - Feb
2 Bark OSCAR papers; 1859 Mar - Apr
3 Bark OSCAR papers; 1859 May
4 Bark OSCAR papers; 1859 Jun
5 Bark OSCAR papers; 1859 Jul - Oct
6 Bark OSCAR papers; 1859 Nov - Dec
7 Bark OSCAR papers; 1860 Jan - Sep
8 Bark OSCAR papers; 1860 Oct - Nov
9 Bark OSCAR papers; 1860 Dec
10 Bark OSCAR papers; 1861 Jan - Feb
11 Bark OSCAR papers; 1861 Mar
12 Bark OSCAR papers; 1861 Apr
13 Bark OSCAR papers; 1861 May - Aug
14 Bark OSCAR papers; 1861 Sep - Oct
15 Bark OSCAR papers; 1861 Nov
16 Bark OSCAR papers; 1861 Dec
17 Bark OSCAR papers; 1862
18 Bark OSCAR agreement to unload Bark at Mattapoisett; ca. 1855
19 Bark OSCAR misc. record booklets for slops, inventory of whale oil and gear, and labor accounts.; ca. 1855
20 Bark OSCAR lists of outfitting gear for 2 whaling voyages; 1854 and 1857
21 Bark OSCAR Articles of Agreement; ca. 1855
22 Bark OSCAR Insurance policies; 1851 - 1857
23 Bark OSCAR related material; undated
24 Bark OSCAR paper fragments.; undated
Box Folder
11 1 Bark UNION papers; 1846
2 Bark UNION papers; 1847 Jan - Oct
3 Bark UNION papers; 1847 Nov
4 Bark UNION papers; 1847 Dec
5 Bark UNION papers; 1848 Jan
6 Bark UNION papers; 1848 Feb
7 Bark UNION papers; 1848 Mar
8 Bark UNION papers; 1848 Apr
9 Bark UNION papers; 1848 May
10 Bark UNION papers; 1848 Jun
11 Bark UNION papers; 1848 Jul
12 Bark UNION papers; 1848 Aug
13 Bark UNION papers; 1848 Sep
14 Bark UNION papers; 1848 Oct
15 Bark UNION papers; 1848 Nov
16 Bark UNION papers; 1848 Dec
17 Bark UNION papers; 1849 Jan
18 Bark UNION papers; 1849 Feb
19 Bark UNION papers; 1849 Mar
20 Bark UNION papers; 1849 Apr - May
21 Bark UNION papers; 1849 Jun - Jul
22 Bark UNION papers; 1849 Aug
23 Bark UNION papers; 1849 Sep
24 Bark UNION papers; 1849 Oct
25 Bark UNION papers; 1849 Nov - Dec
26 Bark UNION papers; 1850 Jan
27 Bark UNION papers; 1850 Feb
28 Bark UNION papers; 1850 Mar
29 Bark UNION papers; 1850 Apr - Dec
30 Bark UNION papers; 1851 - 1860
31 Insurance policies; undated
32 Unidentified material; undated
Box Folder
12 1 Ship ALICE MANDELL; 1850 - 1852
2 Ship B. F. HOXIE; 1856
3 Bark BALTIMORE; 1856
4 Ship BREWSTER; 1856 - 1862
5 Brig CAROLINE; 1851
6 Ship DESDEMONA; 1855
7 Brig GALVESTON; 1857 - 1858
8 Bark GAY HEAD; 1877 - 1878
9 Sloop GUILFORD; 1852 - 1855
10 Brig JOHN BALCH; 1852 - 1856
11 Ship JOHN COGGESHALL; 1852 - 1858
12 Brig JOSEPHUS; 1844 - 1847
13 Schooner LAURA JANE; 1846
14 Schooner LAURA JANE; 1847 Jan - May
15 Schooner LAURA JANE; 1847 Jun - Dec
16 Schooner LAURA JANE; 1848 Jan - Mar
17 Schooner LAURA JANE; 1848 Apr - Dec
18 Schooner LAURA JANE; 1849
19 Schooner LAURA JANE; 1850 - 1852
20 Bark MASSASOIT; 1862
21 Bark MERLIN; 1855 - 1860
Box Folder
13 1 Ship/ Bark OCEAN ROVER; 1855 - 1862
2 Schooner ODD FELLOW; 1850 - 1851
3 Ship OHIO; undated
4 Ship ONWARD; 1854 - 1855
5 Brig OSCEOLA; 1846 - 1847
6 Brig OSCEOLA; 1848 - 1851
7 Ship PACIFIC; 1850 - 1862
8 Ship PETREL; 1852 - 1854
9 Ship PLOVER; 1855
10 Ship POLAR STAR; 1852 - 1859
11 Ship REINDEER; 1852 - 1857
12 Ship SARAH; 1848 - 1859
13 Brig SEA BELLE; 1855 - 1861
14 Ship SEA RANGER; 1856
15 Bark SUNBEAM; 1855 - 1860
16 Ship THREE BROTHERS; 1854 - 1855
17 Schooner VOLTAIRE; 1861
18 Bark WANDERER; 1877 - 1878
Insurance policies; 1837-1860
Box Folder
14 1 Insurance policies; 1837
2 Insurance policies; 1852 - 1853
3 Insurance policies; 1854
4 Insurance policies; 1855
5 Insurance policies; 1856
6 Insurance policies; 1857
7 Insurance policies; 1858
8 Insurance policies; 1859 - 1860
Miscellaneous; 1832- 1875
Box Folder
14 9 Shipping articles; 1854 - 1859
10 Shipbuilding Agreements; ca. 1832 - 1855
11 Bills of sale; ca. 1850 - 1880
12 Cargo storage diagrams; ca. 1850
13 Deeds; ca. 1844 - 1867
14 Trustee writs; 1849 - 1875
15 Material re. school teachers, schools, etc.; ca. 1857 - 1860
16 Tax refund; 1884
17 Miscellaneous clippings; undated
18 Blank forms; undated
19 Material re. shipbuilding - lumber & materials accounts, labor, specifications, and spars & rigging memos; undated
20 Material - general bills & receipts, shareholders statements, whale oil accounts; undated
21 Miscellaneous and unidentified material; undated
Cancelled checks; 1845-1863
Box Folder
15 1 Cancelled checks; ca. 1846 - 1855
2 Cancelled checks; ca. 1847 - 1859
3 Cancelled checks; ca. 1851 - 1858
4 Cancelled checks; ca. 1851 - 1859
5 Cancelled checks; ca. 1852 - 1855
6 Cancelled checks; ca. 1853 - 1855
7 Cancelled checks; ca. 1855 - 1858
8 Cancelled checks; ca. 1855 - 1856
9 Cancelled checks; ca. 1856
Box Folder
16 1 Cancelled checks; ca. 1857 - 1863
2 Cancelled checks; 1850 - 1860
3 Cancelled checks; 1849 - 1863
4 Cancelled checks; 1861 - 1862
Volumes; 1817-1879
Volume
1 Account book of Josiah Holmes - lumber, general store, and labor accounts.; 1849 - 1855
2 Workmen's account book of Josiah Holmes - accounts of hours worked and names of workmen; 1846 - 1864
3 Workmen's time book kept by Josiah Holmes - accounts of hours worked and names of workmen; 1850 - 1852
4 Workmen't time book kept by Josiah Holmes - accounts of hours worked and names of workmen; 1852 - 1853
5 Workmen't time book kept by Josiah Holmes - accounts of workmen and hours; 1853 - 1854
6 Account book of Josiah Holmes - general store accounts; 1821 - 1822
7 Time and payroll book labor accounts; 1877 - 1879
8 Account book of Josiah Holmes, Jr. and brother, Jonathan H. Holmes - shipyard and labor accounts; 1851 - 1878
9 Account book for unidentified vessel - accounts of ship expenses, crew's wages and ship's stores; 1856 - 1857
10 Slops account book for Ship JOHN COGGESHALL of Fairhaven, Massachusetts - contains crew list; ca 1850
11 Receipt book of Josiah Holmes Jr. accounts of crews' wages, vessel expenses, labor, whale oil and bone; 1861 - 1868
12 Salesmen's employment records; 1888 - 1899
13 Ledger of Fish and Delano, merchants of Fairhaven, Massachusetts - general store, labor and lumber accounts; 1831 - 1835
14 Account book of Ship PACIFIC of Fairhaven; 1854 - 1857
15 Account book of Whaleship PACIFIC of Fairhaven, Massachusetts, Rufus F. Pease, master; 1851 - 1853
16 Account book, of Josiah Holmes, Jr., labor,shipyard, and shipbuilding accounts; 1850 - 1855
17 Ledger of Josiah Holmes - labor, shipyard, blacksmith, and lumber accounts; 1829 - 1878
18 Ledger of Josiah Holmes - labor, general store, lumber, shipbuilding and owners' shares accounts.; 1817 - 1834
19 Account book of Josiah Holmes Jr. in partnership with his brother Reuben F. Holmes - labor, shipyard, shipbuilding and owners' shares accounts; 1855 - 1878
20 Ledger of Josiah Homes - labor, general store, shipbuilding and owners' shares accounts; 1845 - 1862
21 Daybook of the firm of Barstow and Holmes, merchants and shipbuilders, of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts - general store, labor, and shipbuilding accounts; 1820 - 1821
22 Small notebook - lumber accounts; circa 1840
23 Small notebook of Josiah Holmes - lumber accounts; 1845 - 1846
24 Small notebook - store accounts and notes on several vessels; 1877
25 Notebook - personal and lumber accounts; circa 1840 (?)
26 Notebook Josiah Homes Jr. - account with Merchants' Bank; 1850 - 1852
27 Notebook Josiah Holmes - personal and labor accounts; 1846 - 1847
28 Notebook of lumber accounts; 1878 - 1879
29 Notebook of lumber accounts; 1876 - 1877
30 Notebook of lumber accounts; 1877
31 Notebook of Reuben F. Holmes - lumber accounts; circa 1870
32 Notebook - lumber accounts; 1867 - 1868
33 Notebook - store accounts; 1824 - 1828

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 A.B. Cordage Co. in Box 8, Folder 9 of the collection.
A.B. Cordage Co. 8/9
A.C. Labury & Co. 6/8
A.D. Richmond & Co. 1/4, 1/8, 1/10, 1/11, 1/12, 1/14, 1/21, 1/23, 2/8, 2/23, 2/30, 2/48, 3/5, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/23, 3/24, 7/3, 7/11, 8/9, 9/3, 9/23, 12/4, 13/1, 13/4, 13/5, 13/10, 14/14
A.H. Seabury & Co. 1/11, 7/22, 8/9
Aikins, Warren 12/4
Alexander & Spence 12/4
Allen Dailey & Co. 6/8
Allen, E.T. 6/10
Allen, Henry M. 5/2, 5/3, 5/4, 12/12
Allen, Thomas C. 6/1
Almy, John (Capt.) 7/12
Alsatt, John T. 2/48, 3/13, 7/2, 7/11
Ames, Nathaniel F. (Capt.) 1/16, 2/9, 11/2
Atlantic Mutual 10/7
B. Waterman & Co. 5/6
Bacon, Benjamin 4/8
Bailey & Hinckley 7/23
Baker, ? (Capt.) 11/4
Baker, Edward L. 6/3
Baker, Hiram 5/5
Barker, H. 13/6
Barney, Cadmir 6/2
Barney, Edwin L. 6/12
Barney, George 4/7, 5/4
Barray, E.L. 6/9
Barrows, Isaac 5/3
Barrows, John N. 3/34, 3/38, 7/23, 9/25
Barstow & Pope 4/2, 4/7, 4/12, 5/4, 5/5, 6/6, 6/8, 6/9, 11/5, 11/10, 12/3, 12/12
Barstow, Caleb 5/6
Barstow, Henry 5/6
Barstow, R. (Jr.)(Capt.) 3/8, 3/19, 7/3, 13/13
Barstow, Wilson 2/11
Bartlett, Abner 12/2
Bartlett, J.H. 6/12
Barton & Taber 7/24, 9/25
Baster, Bliss & Co. 6/2
Bebbe, J.A.(Capt.) 12/4
Bedford Commercial Bank 4/6, 4/11
Bedford Commercial Insurance Co. 11/4, 11/31
Beetle, R. 6/5
Benson, Andrew 6/4
Billingham, ? 5/1, 5/2, 5/3, 5/6, 5/8
Bingham & Stone 6/3
Bishop & Brother 6/11
Bishop, Israel 6/3
Bishop, J.S. 6/2
Bliss, Porter 3/18, 6/3, 6/4
Bonney, Charles T. 3/37, 3/38, 3/47, 4/1, 4/2, 4/5, 4/10, 6/9, 7/9, 10/15
Booth & Cathway 6/3
Borden, Thomas H. 6/3
Bordman, William H. 5/4
Boston & Fairhaven Iron Works 13/18
Bourne, A.D. 6/1
Bourne, George A. 6/6
Bowlin, Josiah 7/2
Bradford, Lemuel 6/2, 6/3, 13/13
Brewster, John 12/4
Brown, S.R. 6/10
Brunell, ? (Capt.) 5/5
Buck, Henry 13/2
Bumpers, M. (Capt.) 1/10
Burch, Eliza (Capt.) 7/12
Burke, Edmond (Capt.) 6/9, 8/4
Burr, J.A. 5/3, 12/13
Burton, Lemuel 5/2
Butler, S.B. 6/3
Butts, R. 6/14
Cabot Lee & Co. 5/11
Camp, Rosetta M. 6/8
Candall, Joseph S. 6/13
Cannon, H. 6/5
Carr, Francis 6/2
Casenell, Benjamin 6/2
Caswell, Benjamin 6/5
Cate, David (Capt.) 10/6
Charles Merrel & Son 6/1, 6/2
Charles R. Tucker & Co. 3/42, 5/3, 6/3, 6/8, 7/2, 7/13, 7/22, 12/1, 13/10
Church, Joseph W. (Capt.) 7/4
Clark, Cyrus E. (Jr.) 12/4
Clark, James H. (Capt.) 3/46, 5/10, 7/4, 7/6, 7/7, 7/9, 7/11, 8/6, 12/8
Clark, Maria P. 6/1
Clark, Sophia L. 6/6
Clarke, Agnes E. 12/4
Clifford & Hall 6/14
Coasters Mutual Marine Insurance Co. 11/19, 11/31
Comb, William P. 6/4
Commercial Mutual Marine Insurance Co. 7/7, 7/10, 7/13, 7/24, 8/4, 9/15, 10/1, 10/8, 12/4, 12/11, 13/11
Congdon, J.B. 2/42, 2/44, 2/47
Cooper & Co. 7/11
Copeland, Thomas 5/3
Cornell, Frederick P. (Capt.) 7/12, 7/17, 7/21
Crandall, Horace J. 6/3
Crapo, William M. 6/2, 6/3
Cross, Catherine L. 6/5
Cross, Franklin (Capt.) 9/7, 9/9, 9/12, 9/13, 9/14, 9/15, 9/16, 9/18, 9/19, 9/23, 10/5, 10/20, 10/21, 10/23
Crossman, A.B. 5/2
Crowell, J. (Capt.) 5/2
Cunningham, Thomas 6/3, 6/4
Curtis, George 6/2
Cushing, Joshua (Capt.) 3/4, 7/12
Cushman & Hayford 5/2
D.P. Cotton & Co. 8/14
D.R. Greene & Co. 6/8, 9/4, 9/6, 9/12, 9/13, 9/24
Dabney & Cunningham 6/5, 6/9, 7/8, 7/17, 7/18
Daggett, Philander (Capt.) 11/15, 11/16
Dalton, Henry 6/10
Davis, Abner H. 3/41, 3/44, 3/48, 4/3, 4/9, 4/11, 6/3
Davis, James 5/4
Davis, John 6/3
Davney, John P. 7/6
Delano, Abraham 4/13
Delano, Elnathan E. (Capt.) 3/40, 3/42, 3/45, 4/4, 4/13, 4/14, 5/5, 6/4, 7/24, 8/20, 10/15, 11/14, 12/13, 12/15, 12/16, 12/17, 12/18, 12/19
Delano, George 5/6
Dewing, George F. 6/1
Dexter, Allen 12/12
Dexter, Benjamin 13/18
Dexter, Caleb 1/27, 5/3, 5/4, 6/14
Dexter, R.W. 6/2, 6/3, 6/8, 6/10, 6/11
Dexter, Samuel 12/2
Dexter, Thomas 3/47, 7/4, 7/5
Domrey, Charles T. 6/5
Dotz & Ford 6/4
Dunham & Dimon 5/4, 5/6, 11/15, 11/20, 11/21, 11/22, 11/28
E. Bangs & Son 5/4
Eaton, Soloman N. 5/2, 9/1
Eddy, George M. 5/3
Egleston Battell & Co. 2/25, 2/34, 2/35, 2/41, 5/9, 5/10, 6/1, 12/9, 13/4, 13/10, 13/12
Fairbanks Adams & Co. 7/21
Fairhaven Bank 6/9
Fairhaven Mutual Marine Insurance Co. 3/46
Faneuil Hall Bank 4/6, 6/9
Farmer & Rogers 2/31
Ferres, Thomas L 12/4
Fessenden, C.B.H. 12/4
Field, N.G. 12/2
Fireman Insurance Co. 6/2
Fish, N.G. 12/2
Fish, Reuben 1/16, 1/20, 1/23, 1/24, 1/28, 1/30, 1/31, 1/32, 1/34, 1/35, 1/37, 1/38, 1/39, 2/39, 3/12, 3/22, 3/27, 3/28, 3/40, 3/42, 3/44, 4/24, 5/1, 5/4
Fish, Robinson & Co. 1/13, 2/27, 2/28, 2/33, 2/34, 2/35, 2/38, 2/39, 5/3, 5/9, 12/5
Fish, Sophia M. 5/5
Fisher, Jared (Capt.) 9/13, 91/4
Fox, Peter 12/4
Francis, Thomas 12/4
Frost & Boutler 6/3
Frost, A. 6/2
Frost, Oliver 5/11, 6/3
Fuller, Dana & Fritz 4/28, 4/29, 4/31, 4/32, 4/36, 4/37, 4/38, 4/39, 4/40, 4/41, 4/43, 6/13
Fumner & Swift 6/12
G&M Starbuck & Co. 2/43, 6/1, 6/2, 6/8, 13/1
G&R.H. Taber 8/10
G.C. & W.J. Munro 2/34, 3/3, 3/9, 3/11, 3/14, 3/16, 3/19, 3/41, 4/7, 4/25, 5/6, 5/8, 5/9, 6/1, 6/6, 6/8, 6/10, 6/13, 12/5, 12/10, 13/2
Gammons, William (Jr.) 5/5, 5/8
Gibbs & Co. 5/5
Gifford & Allen 12/8
Gilbert All & Co. 5/1
Gilkey, Avery (Capt.) 1/8
Gleanson, S.W. 5/9
Gleason, William B. 13/8
Godfrey, John (Capt.) 1/8
Googin, William (Capt.) 12/4
Gray, Russell 5/4
Greene & Wood 2/3, 2/30, 3/25, 4/14, 6/3, 12/8, 13/18
Greene, Leonard 5/5
Grinnell, Laurence 7/12
Gulber, Horace 5/5
Gurdon & Waterman 5/4
Hamlin, S.B. 6/4, 6/10
Hann, George 6/2
Harlow, A. 5/5
Harper & Way 3/11, 3/13, 6/2
Harper, Nathan 5/11
Harris, William M. 6/4
Hart, Simpson 4/5, 4/7, 4/10, 4/11, 4/14, 4/15
Haskins & Cowell 10/4
Haskins, Elizabeth P. 6/9
Hathaway, David 5/10
Haven & Bollard 6/2
Hedwin & Barney 6/8
Hendill, John 6/3
Henry Jones & Co. 6/3, 6/6, 13/15
Henry, H.H. 6/12
Henshaw, Charles T. 6/9
Heoyt, George A. 5/8
Hersey, J. (Capt.) 11/12, 11/13, 11/14, 11/15, 11/17, 11/18, 11/19, 11/23, 11/25, 11/28
Hill, Philip E. 6/1
Hiller, Barnabos 1/26, 1/27, 1/34
Hillman & Tripp 3/25
Hiscon, Freeman 6/2
Hiscox & Devoe 2/23, 5/10, 6/1, 13/8
Holmes & Robbins 6/1
Holmes & Sparrow 4/26
Holmes, Alex 5/3, 6/2
Holmes, Betsy 4/9
Holmes, Ebenezer 6/3
Holmes, Jonathan H. 3/7, 3/11, 3/25, 3/39, 4/18, 4/19, 4/20, 4/21, 4/22, 4/28, 4/29, 4/30, 4/31, 4/32, 4/33, 4/34, 4/35, 4/36, 4/37, 4/38, 4/39, 4/40, 4/41, 4/42, 4/43, 4/44, 5/3, 5/4, 5/5, 5/6, 6/3, 6/10, 11/4, 11/5, 11/16, 12/11, 13/6, 13/7, 13/12
Holmes, Josiah 1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 1/9, 1/10, 1/11, 1/12, 1/13, 1/14, 1/15, 1/16, 1/17, 1/18, 1/19, 1/20, 1/21, 1/22, 1/23, 1/24, 1/25, 1/26, 1/27, 1/28, 1/29, 1/30, 1/31, 1/32, 1/34, 1/35, 1/36, 1/37, 1/38, 1/39, 1/40, 1/41, 1/42, 2/1, 2/2, 2/3, 2/4, 2/5, 2/6, 2/7, 2/8, 2/9, 2/10, 2/11, 2/12, 2/13, 2/14, 2/15, 2/16, 2/17, 2/18, 2/19, 2/20, 2/21, 2/22, 2/23, 2/24, 2/25, 2/26, 2/27, 2/28, 2/29, 2/30, 2/31, 2/32, 2/33, 2/34, 2/35, 2/36, 2/37, 2/38, 2/39, 2/40, 2/41, 2/42, 2/43, 2/44, 2/45, 2/46, 2/47, 2/48, 3/1, 3/2, 3/3, 3/4, 3/5, 3/6, 3/7, 3/8, 3/9, 3/10, 3/11, 3/12, 3/13, 3/14, 3/15, 3/16, 3/17, 3/18, 3/19, 3/20, 3/21, 3/22, 3/23, 3/24, 3/25, 3/26, 3/27, 3/28, 3/29, 3/30, 3/31, 3/32, 3/33, 3/34, 3/35, 3/36, 3/37, 3/38, 3/39, 3/40, 3/41, 3/42, 3/43, 3/44, 3/45, 3/46, 3/47, 3/48, 4/14, 4/26, 5/1, 6/1, 6/2, 6/3, 6/4, 6/5, 6/7, 6/8, 6/9, 6/10, 6/11, 6/12, 6/13, 6/14, 7/2, 7/3, 7/4, 7/5, 7/6, 7/7, 7/8, 7/9, 7/10, 7/11, 7/12, 7/13, 7/14, 7/15, 7/16, 7/17, 7/18, 7/19, 7/20, 7/21, 7/22, 8/1, 8/2, 8/3, 8/4, 8/5, 8/6, 8/7, 8/8, 8/9, 8/10, 8/11, 8/12, 8/13, 8/14, 8/15, 8/16, 8/17, 8/18, 8/19, 8/20, 8/21, 9/1, 9/2, 9/3, 9/4, 9/5, 9/6, 9/7, 9/8, 9/9, 9/10, 9/11, 9/12, 9/13, 9/14, 9/15, 9/16, 9/17, 9/18, 9/20, 9/21, 9/22, 9/23, 9/24, 9/25, 9/26, 9/27, 9/28, 9/29, 9/30, 9/31, 9/32, 10/1, 10/2, 10/3, 10/4, 10/5, 10/6, 10/7, 10/8, 10/9, 10/10, 10/11, 10/12, 10/13, 10/14, 10/15, 10/16, 10/17, 10/18, 10/19, 10/20, 10/21, 10/22, 10/23, 10/24, 11/1, 11/2, 11/3, 11/4, 11/5, 11/6, 11/7, 11/8, 11/9, 11/10, 11/11, 11/12, 11/13, 11/14, 11/15, 11/16, 11/17, 11/18, 11/19, 11/20, 11/21, 11/22, 11/23, 11/24, 11/26, 11/27, 11/28, 11/29, 11/30, 11/31, 11/32, 12/1, 12/2, 12/3, 12/4, 12/5, 12/6, 12/7, 12/8, 12/9, 12/10, 12/11, 12/12, 12/13, 12/14, 12/15, 12/16, 12/17, 12/18, 12/19, 12/20, 12/21, 13/1, 13/2, 13/3, 13/4, 13/5, 13/6, 13/7, 13/8, 13/9, 13/10, 13/11, 13/12, 13/13, 13/14, 13/15, 13/16, 13/17, 13/18, 22/25
Holmes, Lemuel LeBaron 4/44
Holmes, Reuben F. 4/27, 6/13
Honkeal, Christian (Capt.) 5/3
Hooper & Co. 6/10
Hopkins, W.W. (Capt.) 2/38
Howe, M.G. 6/9
Howland & LeBaron 1/39, 2/3, 2/43, 2/46, 3/10, 3/15, 7/2, 7/21, 8/7, 8/10, 8/20, 9/21, 9/25
Howland, Carn 5/10
Howland, Edward W. 2/41, 6/1
Howland, Hinckley & Co. 1/8, 1/20, 1/22, 1/29, 1/30, 1/31, 1/32, 1/34, 1/35, 1/37, 1/38, 1/39, 5/3, 5/4, 11/2, 11/3, 11/23, 11/28, 11/29
Howland, Rowland 3/47
Howland, William P. 1/18, 5/5, 5/8
Hudson, Joseph 4/10, 7/4, 7/24, 8/10, 9/5, 9/25
Hunt, William P. 6/1, 6/4, 6/5, 6/6, 6/8, 6/10
I.B. Mood & Co. 5/3
Ingersole & Vanderbilt 6/3
J. & W.R. Wing 3/1, 3/13, 3/15, 3/18, 3/37, 3/38, 3/41, 4/9, 4/10, 4/12, 4/18, 6/3, 6/4, 6/5, 6/9, 7/4, 7/5, 7/13, 7/21, 8/20, 9/25, 13/15
Jenner, Leonard 6/4
Jenney & Tripp 6/1
John West & Co. 6/2
Johnson, Daniel H. 5/5
Johnson, Joseph R.M. 6/10
Jones & Dexter 3/3, 3/7, 3/40, 7/2, 9/3, 9/22, 13/4
Jones, E.C. 5/8
Jones, Ebenzer 4/8
Joseph B. Macy & Sons 6/12, 8/1
Kehew, John 12/13
Keith, Charles F. (Capt.) 6/5, 8/3, 8/5, 8/7, 8/8, 8/12, 8/14, 8/15, 8/16, 8/17, 8/20
Kelly, J. Ficcmore 6/4
Kirkland & Von Sachs 12/3
Koeford Whitford & Co. 6/7
L. Hall & Son 7/25, 9/28
L.P. Moody, Webster & Co. 6/4
Landers, Thomas C. (Capt.) 9/22, 9/26, 9/31, 10/2, 10/5, 10/6, 10/8, 10/10, 10/11, 10/12, 10/20, 10/21
Lane Lawrence & Co. 6/3
Lanters, Thomas C. 6/6
LeBaron, James A. 1/23, 9/5
Lee, John W. 6/3
Leonard, Edwin 3/12
Long, David H. 6/2
Luce, Charles D. 6/9
Lultings & Kingman 5/8
Lyles Polhamus & Co. 6/8, 6/9, 6/10, 10/5
Macomber, Perry C. 5/5, 7/22, 9/24
Macy, Phillip 5/10
Macy, Thomas 5/6
Marlbro Bedford & Bros. 5/4
Martin, Ho 6/9
Mason & Packer 9/13
Mathews, John 12/8
Mathews, W.G.D. 6/2
Mattapoisett Wharf Co. 9/6
Mayhew & DeForest 6/9
Mayhew, Joseph 5/4, 6/3
McNutt, Samuel 6/1
Medbery, George A. 13/1
Meigs, Loring 1/16, 2/25, 2/35, 3/5, 3/6, 3/11, 3/12, 3/13, 3/14, 3/20, 3/47, 4/3, 4/6, 4/17, 4/21, 7/3, 9/3, 9/25, 10/4, 12/20, 13/10
Mendall, William P. (Capt.) 5/4, 11/14
Merchants Bank of New Bedford 5/4, 5/5, 6/1, 6/8, 6/12
Merry, George 12/4
Miller, Danas 6/2
Miller, Seth 3/14
Mills, Hillers 4/27
Mitchell, D.C. 5/4
Mitchell, Joseph 6/5
Moise, Amery 5/8
Moody, Loring 6/7
Moore, H.J. 6;/14
Moore, William 6/14
Morss, Anthony S. 13/18
Munro, James 7/1
Mussen, R.S. 6/12
Mutual Marine Insurance 9/5, 9/15, 9/20, 11/31, 12/4, 12/14, 12/15, 12/17, 12/18, 12/19, 13/10
N. Herrod & Co. 6/3
N. Leonard & Co. 8/2, 8/7, 9/29, 10/19
N.H. & H. Barstow 3/23, 3/24, 6/4
Neale, L. 13/3
Nelson & Gifford 13/10
Nelson, Job P. 5/8, 6/3
Neptune Insurance 9/15
Nesmith & Walsh 11/9, 11/11, 11/13
New Bedford Intitution for Savings 3/42, 3/48
New Bedford Tool Co. 13/18
New Haven Saw Mill Co. 5/11
Nickerson, Israel F. 6/12
North, Benjamin 6/9
Nye & Co. 6/1
Nye, S.G. 6/6, 6/11, 9/21, 9/24
Nye, Tristram 6/9
Nyes, Samuel C. (Capt.) 6/4
O'Brien, Erastus 5/3
Osborne, Abraham 5/8
P.S. & J.B. Huckins 4/37, 4/38, 4/39, 4/40, 6/13, 13/18
Pacific Insurance Co. 9/1, 10/22, 11/4, 11/6, 11/10, 11/23, 11/31, 12/11, 13/6
Pardie, Thomas 12/4
Parker, Frederick 9/31
Parmelee, ? (Capt.) 8/16
Pease, Abner 1/21, 1/26, 1/32
Percival, Thomas 6/12
Perry, M.H. (Commodore) 12/15
Pettee & Wilson 6/8
Pickens, J.M. 6/4
Pickersgill & Co. 11/25
Pierce, Ebenezer 6/4
Pierce, Ebenezer W. 6/3
Pierce, Henry A. 9/19
Pierce, Job 6/5, 6/6
Pierce, Stephen H. 6/8
Pillsbury, Oliver (Capt.) 7/8
Pitman, R.C. 6/12
Plymouth Cordage Co. 1/11, 1/20
Porter, Walden 6/2, 6/6
Potter & Demmon 4/3, 4/6, 6/6, 6/8, 6/10, 8/9, 8/13, 8/20, 9/24
Potter, James R. (Capt.) 8/13
R. Coady & Co. 9/12, 9/13
Read, Fred A. 5/3
Reed, Hosea 6/3
Rendell, John 6/1
Revere Copper Co. 6/13, 12/8, 13/18
Rhodehouse, N. 6/8
Rhodehouse, Rebecca B. 6/10
Richardson, B. 5/4
Ricketson, Joseph 8/7, 9/21, 10/19
Robbins, ? Capt. 2/29, 11/6
Roberts, E.H. 12/12
Robinson, E.M. 6/12
Rotch, William J. 5/5, 6/13
Ruggles, Amus 5/3
Ruggles, James 6/9
S. Andrews & Co. 6/5
S. Thomas & Co. 6/8
Samuel Leonard & Son 2/41, 3/29, 4/8, 6/2, 7/11, 7/18, 7/19, 9/16, 10/4, 10/19, 10/23
Sears, Earl 5/9
Shaw, George A. 12/20
Shephard, Thomas M. 6/10
Smith & Son 6/4
Smith, J. Maurice 6/12
Smith, Milton C. 5/8
Smith, Richard 5/5
Snow & Ryder 4/4, 6/8, 6/9
Snow, William 4/8
Soule, John H. 6/8
Southwide, Joseph 5/3
Sparrow, William E. 5/5
Spencer, Thomas 10/6
Spencer, William 5/5
Stedman & Adams 12/4
Storey & Stevens 6/5, 6/10, 12/4
Sturtevant, J.D. 6/12
Sturtevant, Samuel (Jr.) 3/26, 3/31, 3/32, 3/34, 3/38, 3/40, 3/44, 3/48, 7/3, 7/12, 9/4, 9/6
Sulley & Kingman 6/8, 7/3, 7/23, 9/4, 13/4
Sullings, Hannah H. 6/3
Sumners & Swift 7/13, 9/6
Swift & Paulding 9/5
Swift, Benjamin 5/5, 6/5
Swift, Joseph (2nd) 5/4
Swift, Oliver C. 6/9
Swift, Seth B. 6/9
Swift, Sicas 5/5
Sylverster & Co. 5/11
T. & N.R. Nye 9/17
T.W. Gleason & Son 5/4
Taber & Co. 2/24, 2/25, 2/26, 2/29, 5/10
Taber & Grinnell 6/5
Taber, Barton 3/43, 9/5
Taber, Gordon & Co. 6/8, 8/9, 8/15, 13/1
Taber, Joseph P. 3/2
Taber, Read & Co. 6/2, 7/5, 7/13, 7/24, 8/20, 9/21
Taber, William 1/17, 1/21, 5/4
Tabor, George R. 6/1
Taff, Henry 5/3
Taylor, Charles 12/2
Taylor, William W. (Capt.) 7/12
Thaches, I.C. 6/6
Thatcher, William L. 6/6
Thomas, H.F. 5/7, 6/1
Thompson, Emphram 6/3
Tinkham, James 1/8
Townsend, G.T. 6/2
Tripp, James 5/2
Tripp, Lemule C. 3/48
Tucker & Taber 3/38, 4/8, 6/3, 7/4, 7/13, 7/20, 7/21, 7/23, 9/3, 10/4
Tucker, Cooper & Co. 5/3
Turner, A.C. 6/14
Union Mutual Insurance Co. 3/31, 3/32, 3/34, 3/46, 4/16, 9/1, 9/5, 9/15, 9/17, 9/25, 10/22, 12/4, 12/11, 13/7
Veasle, Wales (Capt.) 3/9
Vernon Brown & Sons 6/9, 12/4
Vicent & Edwards 6/8
W. & G. Pope & Co. 13/5
W. & G.D. Watkins 1/3, 1/26, 1/29, 2/2, 3/43, 3/47, 4/2, 4/5, 5/3, 5/6, 6/4, 6/14, 8/8, 9/3, 9/22, 12/3, 12/7, 12/8, 12/21, 13/1, 13/4, 13/5, 13/9, 13/11, 13/14
W.C. Taber & Son 13/5
W.S. Crapo & Co. 12/5
Waite, Crary B. (Capt.) 12/4
Waterman, Gordon 5/9
Weeks, Ansell (Capt.) 5/1, 6/5, 12/4
Welch, David 12/4
Wendell, John 2/28, 5/11, 6/4, 13/15
Whittier, Dunbar & Co. 3/32, 3/35, 3/47, 6/5, 9/22
Wilcon, William 3/48, 5/4, 6/2
Willcox & Bowline 2/2, 4/8
William Adam & Co. 6/4
William C. Edward & Son 6/8
William Phillips & Son 8/1
William Smith & Son 3/19, 5/3, 6/8, 12/9
Williams, Abiather (Capt.) 2/35
Williams, John A. 5/10
Wiscox, Freeman 6/4
Wolf, A.D. 5/7
Wood, George 5/8, 12/9
Wood, Henry T. 4/4, 4/16, 5/8, 6/14
Wyer, Samuel C 6/4, 6/5, 6/6
Young, ? (Capt.) 1/10

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 A.C. BROMARD in Box 8, Folder 16 of the collection.
A.C. BROMARD 8/16
A.W. ELLIS 4/30
ABON H. HOWLAND 6/14
ACTIVE 4/24
ACUSHNET 5/5
ALBATROSS 1/8, 5/2
ALEXANDER 9/31
ALICE MANDELL (ship) 2/3, 2/4, 2/5, 2/6, 2/7, 2/8, 2/9, 2/10, 2/11, 12/1
ALLANBEE 4/22
ALLIANCE 5/4
ALTAMAHA 7/7
AMELIA 2/27, 3/3, 3/14, 3/19, 3/42, 4/21
ANDREW JACKSON 1/15
ANEMONE 8/20
ANNAWAN (brig/bark) 2/48, 3/1, 3/8, 3/9, 3/15, 3/41, 4/3, 4/7, 4/16, 4/17, 4/21, 4/22, 6/5, 6/9, 7/1, 7/2, 7/3, 7/4, 7/5, 7/6, 7/7, 7/8, 7/9, 7/10, 7/11, 7/12, 7/13, 7/14, 7/15, 7/16, 7/17, 7/18, 7/19, 7/20, 7/21, 7/22, 7/23, 7/24, 7/25, 8/1, 8/2, 8/3, 8/4, 8/5, 8/6, 8/7, 8/8, 8/9, 8/10, 8/11, 8/12, 8/13, 8/14, 8/15, 8/16, 8/17, 8/18, 8/19, 8/20, 8/21, 9/9, 9/25, 10/19
ASCOT 5/5
AUGUSTA 3/15, 5/3, 9/16, 11/2
AZON 8/4
AZOR 6/9, 8/12
B.F. HOXIE (ship) 9/12, 9/15, 9/16, 9/31, 12/2
BAKER 2/33
BALTIMORE (bark) 12/3
BLACK SEA 10/6, 10/7, 10/8, 10/9, 10/23
BOLINA 1/10
BOXER 5/10
BREWSTER (ship) 3/3, 3/11, 3/19, 3/41, 4/7, 4/16, 4/17, 6/10, 6/12, 12/4
BROTHERS 1/21
CANTON 2/22, 5/4
CAROLINA 5/8, 12/5
CATHERINE 11/9
CHAMPION 9/13
CHANNING 5/4
CHARLES D. HALLOCK 6/11
CITIZEN 1/8, 5/2
CLEONE 5/4
COLUMIA 6/6
CONGRESS 2/7, 2/8, 2/9, 3/15
CONNECTICUT 3/3, 3/9, 6/1, 6/2, 6/3
CONQUEROR 11/5
COPIA 1/25
CORA LINN 11/23
CORAL 2/22
CORNELIA 1/10, 1/11, 3/19, 6/4
DEBORAH 5/2
DELANO 5/4
DESDEMONA (ship) 3/5, 3/15, 12/6
DIAMOND 1/1, 1/2, 1/3
DUNBATON 5/5
E. SPRAGUE 2/22
EAGAN 2/24
ELIZA 3/14, 4/7, 4/21, 6/10
ELVIRA 3/14
EMERALD 1/10, 5/4
EMMA JANE 4/44
G. W. HALL 8/13, 8/20
GALVESTON (brig) 3/41, 4/7, 12/7
GAY HEAD (bark) 12/8
GENERAL LINCOLN 11/15
GENERAL MARION 1/1, 1/2
GEORGE 5/9, 6/5
GEORGE & HENRY 1/15
GLADIATOR 3/16, 9/16, 9/18, 9/21, 9/31
GUILFORD (sloop) 2/17, 2/28, 2/29, 2/30, 2/31, 2/34, 2/35, 3/1, 3/16, 4/15, 7/3, 7/11, 9/21, 9/25, 9/26, 10/11, 10/12, 12/9
GULMAN 2/12
HELEN 1/10
HELEN RODMAN 2/14, 2/15
HENRIETTA 1/1, 1/2
HERCULES 11/26
HOLTON 2/43
HOULSON 2/43
HUDSON 11/23
ILLINOIS 9/12
ISABELLA 3/32
JAMES B. SMITH 9/16
JANE 5/2
JOHN ADAMS 5/4
JOHN BALCH (brig) 3/3, 12/10
JOHN CALEB 3/15
JOHN COGGESHALL (ship) 12/11
JOHN FRASIER 5/10
JOSEPHUS (brig) 1/10, 5/4, 12/12
JUNLE 5/1
KINGSTON 11/17
LAMASTEN 3/1, 4/21
LAURA JANE (schooner) 1/10, 1/23, 1/34, 5/4, 11/1, 11/6, 11/32, 12/13, 12/14, 12/15, 12/16, 12/17, 12/18, 12/19
LIVERPOOL 9/12
LYDIA 1/1, 1/2, 1/3
MARCH 3/3, 3/19, 4/21
MARIA 1/10
MARION 4/7
MARY 5/8
MARY ANN 3/19, 3/48
MARY MORRIS 11/18, 11/22, 11/23
MASSACHUSETTS 5/4, 9/12
MASSASOIT (bark) 3/14, 4/21, 12/20
MERCURY 6/6
MERLIN (bark) 3/5, 3/23, 4/16, 4/17, 12/12
MOUNT WALLASTON 2/24, 2/32, 2/35, 2/38
MOUNTAIN WAVE 3/47, 10/1, 10/3, 10/4
N. H. GASTON 6/11, 6/12, 8/6, 8/15
NAHANTEO 11/16, 11/20
NAVIGATOR 9/13, 9/14
OCEAN ROVER (ship/bark) 3/15, 3/41, 4/3, 4/7, 4/16, 4/17, 13/1
OCEAN RUN 6/12
ODD FELLOW (schooner) 13/2
OHIO (ship) 2/23, 2/24, 2/34, 2/35, 13/3
ONTARIO 5/8
ONWARD (ship) 3/15, 9/6, 13/4
ORIOLE 11/24
OSCAR (bark) 2/48, 3/8, 3/11, 3/41, 4/7, 4/16, 4/17, 6/5, 7/22, 7/23, 9/1, 9/2, 9/3, 9/4, 9/5, 9/6, 9/7, 9/8, 9/9, 9/10, 9/11, 9/12, 9/13, 9/14, 9/15, 9/16, 9/17, 9/18, 9/19, 9/20, 9/21, 9/22, 9/23, 9/24, 9/25, 9/26, 9/27, 9/28, 9/29, 9/30, 9/31, 9/32, 10/1, 10/2, 10/3, 10/4, 10/5, 10/6, 10/7, 10/8, 10/9, 10/10, 10/11, 10/12, 10/13, 10/14, 10/15, 10/16, 10/17, 10/18, 10/19, 10/20, 10/21, 10/22, 10/23, 10/24
OSCEOLA (brig) 1/10, 1/34, 5/5, 11/6, 11/17, 13/5, 13/6
OTSECONTHE 4/7
PACIFIC (ship) 13/7
PALMYRA 3/14, 7/22
PALOS 2/22, 2/31
PANAMA 7/11, 7/21
PELE 10/8
PETREL (ship) 2/23, 2/34, 2/35, 13/8
PLOVER (ship) 3/15, 13/9
POLAR STAR (ship) 4/16, 4/17, 5/4, 13/10
POTOMAC 2/22, 2/31
POTOMSKA 3/16, 10/5, 10/8, 10/9
PRUDENT 2/24
R. L. BARSTOW 3/19, 4/21
REBECCA SIMS 9/12
REFORM 11/22
REINDEER (ship) 2/23, 2/34, 2/35, 4/17, 13/11
ROTHCHILD 6/12
S.E. WOODBURY 4/38
SALVADOR 6/12
SAMSON 11/20
SAMUEL THOMAS 4/1, 4/7, 4/21, 7/16, 9/4
SANTEE 11/19
SARAH (ship) 2/25, 3/3, 3/19, 4/21, 9/31, 10/1, 10/4, 10/12, 10/19, 13/12
SEA BELLE (brig) 3/3, 3/5, 3/8, 13/13
SEA GULL 3/15
SEA RANGER (ship) 3/5, 3/23, 3/31, 6/5, 13/14
SILAS HOLMES 6/6
SOUTH SEAMAN 3/14, 3/19, 3/31, 4/17
SPEEDWELL 4/16, 4/17
SPLENDID 10/6
SPRAY 8/20
SUN 3/19
SUNBEAM (bark) 4/16, 4/17, 6/5, 13/15
TAWTEMEO 6/8
TELEGRAPH 11/22
TEN 7/8
THOMAS H. SMITH 11/26
THREE BROTHERS (ship) 3/8, 7/6, 9/3, 9/6, 13/16
TRIDENT 2/29
UNION (bark) 1/21, 1/23, 3/19, 3/41, 4/7, 5/4, 11/1, 11/2, 11/3, 11/4, 11/5, 11/6, 11/7, 11/8, 11/9, 11/10, 11/11, 11/12, 11/13, 11/14, 11/15, 11/16, 11/17, 11/18, 11/19, 11/20, 11/21, 11/22, 11/23, 11/24, 11/25, 11/26, 11/27, 11/28, 11/29, 11/30, 11/31, 11/32
VOLTAIRE (schooner) 13/17
WAMSUTTA 2/41, 3/15, 3/17, 6/4, 8/9, 8/20
WANDERER (bark) 13/18
WARREN 11/23
WASON 5/4
WILLIAM 2/24, 2/35, 3/15, 5/9, 7/8
WILLIAM & ELIZA 6/5
WILLIS 3/3, 3/4, 3/19, 4/7, 4/21
YANKEE 11/22, 11/23
ZOARA 5/9
ZOARN 1/17
ZOROASTER 5/4

Index to Subjects

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 Crew Lists in Box 7, Folder 4 of the collection.
Crew Lists 7/4, 7/13, 9/7, 12/4
Insurance 3/31, 3/32, 3/34, 3/46, 4/16, 5/5, 6/2, 7/7, 7/10, 7/13, 7/24, 8/4, 9/1, 9/5, 9/15, 9/20, 9/25, 10/1, 10/7, 10/8, 10/21, 10/22, 11/4, 11/10, 11/19, 11/23, 11/31, 12/4, 12/11, 12/14, 12/15, 12/17, 12/18, 12/19, 13/6, 13/7, 13/10
Jonathan Holmes-Customs Appointment 4/44
School Tuition 3/29
Ship Carver 5/4, 5/9
Ship Fire (Bark OSCAR) 9/12
Ship Warrantee 6/6
Shipwreck 1/6
Whaling 7/8, 7/17, 7/18, 7/19, 7/21, 8/7, 9/16, 9/21, 9/26, 9/31, 10/4, 10/5, 10/6, 10/9, 10/11, 10/20, 12/4, 13/11