Collection of Louis F. Middlebrook (Coll. 50)

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: Middlebrook, Louis F., b. 1866
Title: Collection of Louis F. Middlebrook
Dates: ca. 1812
Abstract: This collection assembled by L.F. Middlebrook is comprised of port and customs papers, miscellaneous bills, and foreign clearance documents for vessels engaged in the rum and molasses trade from Middletown to the West Indies. Items are organized by vessel name, and ten vessels are represented.
Quantity: 65 items
Identification: Coll. 50

Biography of Louis F. Middlebrook

Louis F. Middlebrook (b. 1866), of Middletown, Connecticut, was a scholar of the maritime history of colonial Connecticut and the early Republic. He was an early member of the Marine Historical Association, now Mystic Seaport Museum.

Index Terms

Corporate Entities:
Adela (Brig)
Amazon (Brig)
Friendship (Brig)
Greyhound (Brig)
Lydia (Brig)
Olive Branch (Brig)
Olynthus (Brig)
Ralph (Schooner)
Sea Nymph (Brig)
Two Brothers (Brig)
Middletown (Conn.)--Commerce--West Indies
West Indies--Commerce--Connecticut--Middletown
Customs administration--Connecticut--Middletown
Molasses industry--Connecticut--Middletown
Rum industry--West Indies
Document Types:
Ships' papers

Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Ships' papers; 1812
Box Folder
1 1 Brig Adela; Thomas White, master; 1812 Mar-Apr
2 Brig Amazon; Justin Saye, master; 1812 Feb-Apr
3 Brig Friendship; Hezekiah I. Lee, master; 1812 May-June
4 Brig Greyhound; Elisha Williams, Jr., master; 1812 Mar-Apr
5 Brig Lydia; Ira Canfield, master; 1812 Feb-Mar
6 Brig Olive Branch; Asa Saye, master; 1812 Apr
7 Brig Olynthus; Jared Arnold, master; 1812 Jun-Jul
8 Schooner Ralph; Josiah Pelton, master (includes receipt from Ann (Schooner) for rum; 1812 Mar-May
9 Brig Sea Nymph; William Sebor, master; 1812 Apr-May
10 Brig Two Brothers; Justus B. Southworth, master; 1812 Mar-Apr