Benjamin F. Noyes Papers (Coll. 52)


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Overview of the Collection

Biography of Benjamin F. Noyes

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Indexes

Detailed Description of the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Noyes, Benjamin F., 1828-1879
Title: Benjamin F. Noyes Papers
Dates: 1860-1880
Extent: 1131 pieces
Abstract: This is a collection of correspondence, logbooks, accounts, bills, receipts, insurance policies, shipping articles, bills of lading, charter parties, and other papers. Vessels represented include the brig J.G. ANDERSON, brig BELLE OF THE BAY, brig GENERAL BAILEY and schooner CHARMER.
Identification: Coll. 52

Biography of Benjamin F. Noyes

Benjamin F. Noyes (1828-1879) was a shipmaster from Mystic, Connecticut. During the period covered in this collection, Noyes was master of the brigs J.G. ANDERSON, BELLE OF THE BAY, and GENERAL BAILEY, and the schooner CHARMER of Stonington, Connecticut. Captain Noyes was also, along with Charles P. Williams of Stonington, a major shareholder in the CHARMER, and was the schooner's first master, sailing her in the coasting trade from the time she was built at Noank, Connecticut, in 1872 until his death at Savannah, George, in 1879.

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Arrangement

Since most of the items in this collection concern specific vessels, the collection was organized primarily by vessel name. Consequently the researcher will find all items made out to the brigs J.G. ANDERSON, BELLE OF THE BAY, and GENERAL BAILEY, and to the schooner CHARMER, arranged by month and year, and grouped under that vessel's name. A limited amount of material could not be accurately associated with any particular vessel, and some items were the product of Capt. Noyes's personal expenses. All correspondence in this collection is arranged chronologically by day, month, and year. Present also are 2 logbooks of the brig GENERAL BAILEY, and 3 logs and 1 account book for the schooner CHARMER.

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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.

Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):

Belle of the Bay (Brig)
Charmer (Schooner)
General Bailey (Brig)
J.G. Anderson (Brig)

Subjects:

Shipping--Connecticut--Mystic

Document Types:

Bills of lading
Charter-parties
Insurance policies
Logbooks

Occupations:

Shipmasters--Connecticut--Mystic

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 52, 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 H.A. Adams in Box 1, Folder 9 of the collection.
Adams, H. A. 1/9
Baker & Humphrey 1/11
Baring Brothers & Co. 1/9
Booth, W. J. 1/11
Brewer, Ayres & Bach 1/11
Chapman, Daniel 1/11
Chester, Capt. 1/11
Cleveland, Henry 1/11
Coleman, Stephen G. 1/11
Comstock, James C. 1/11
E. H. Ryder & Co. 1/12
Evans, Ball & Co. 1/11
Farragut, Admiral 1/9
First National Bank of Stonington 1/11
Fish, James Dean 1/11
Fish, Silas 1/10
Forbes & Co. 1/10
Frizzi, John 1/10
H. Seelingson & Co. 1/10, 1/12
Hall, Isaac 1/11
Hensley & Brother 1/10
Heyk & Co. 1/10
Holdridge, Legrand 1/12
Holmes, Capt. 1/12
J. D. Braman & Co. 1/10
J. L. Smallwood & Co. 1/9
James Dean Fish & Co. 1/11
John Kreisler & Co. 1/9
John S. Lee & Co. 1/9, 1/12
Kelly, Joseph 1/9
Lilly, Ed 1/10
Maryland Coal Co. 1/11
Maxon, Fish & Co. 1/10
McCready, Mott & Co. 1/12
Millville Mutual Marine & Fire Ins. Co. 1/11
Mott, John W. 1/9, 1/12
Mulford, F. L. 1/11
Munroe, Capt. 1/9
New York, Providence & Boston R.R. Co. 1/12
Nichols & Crowell 1/11
P. Synaud & Co. 1/9
Palmer, R. 1/11
Pendergast, Jerome 1/11
Pennsylvania Central R. R. 1/11
Phillips, Samuel L. 1/11
Pollard, William J. H. 1/11
Prowze, B. H. 1/9
Purington, R. H. 1/11
Ray, Alexander 1/11
Ryley, Capt. 1/11
S. B. Chittenden & Co. 1/10
Scott, Tom 1/11
Sewall, L. R. 1/11
Smallwood, Earle & Co. 1/9
Thompson, George F. 1/11
Thorp & Co. 1/11
Tripp, Capt. 1/9
Tripp, George 1/11
Tupper & Beattie 1/10, 1/11
Tyler, W. A. 1/11
Williams, C. D. 1/10
Williams, Capt. J. E. 1/11
Williams, Charles P. 1/10, 1/11, 1/12
Williams, Z. C. 1/10
Workman & Co. 1/9

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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 brig BELLE OF THE BAY in Box 1, Folder 9 of the collection.
BELLE OF THE BAY (Brig) 1/9, 1/11, 1/12
CAMPBELL 1/10
CARRIE 1/10
CHARMER (Schooner) 1/11
E. L. DOW (Schooner) 1/11
FLORENCE (Brig) 1/11
FRANK WALTER (Schooner) 1/10
FRANKLIN 1/10
FRAZER (Schooner) 1/10
GENERAL BAILEY (Brig) 1/9, 1/10
GEORGE MOON (Bark) 1/11
HEWES (Steamship) 1/9
HOPKINS (Schooner) 1/11
J. N. COLBY (Schooner) 1/11
LOLA 1/10
MOXLEY 1/12
SAMSON (Brig) 1/10
SAPPHO (Bark) 1/10
SURF (Brig) 1/9
WILLIAM C. BEE (Schooner) 1/11
WILLIAM MALLORY, JR. (Brig) 1/11

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Papers of Benjamin F. Noyes; 1861-1881
Box Folder
1 1 Miscellaneous bills, accounts, etc; 1861-1866
2 Miscellaneous bills, accounts, etc; 1867-1869
3 Miscellaneous bills, accounts, etc; 1870-1871
4 Miscellaneous bills, accounts, etc; 1872
5 Miscellaneous bills, accounts, etc; 1873
6 Miscellaneous bills, accounts, etc; 1874-1875
7 Miscellaneous bills, accounts, etc; 1876-1881
8 Miscellaneous undated and unidentified bills, receipts, statements, crew accounts, etc., relative to personal and shipping business of Benjamin F. Noyes; undated
13 Benjamin F. Noyes, shipmaster's licenses; 1861-1872
Correspondence; 1861-1878
Box Folder
1 9 1861-1868
10 1869-1871
11 1872-1878
12 undated
Papers relating to specific vessels; 1857-1877
Box Folder
1 14 Brig J.G. ANDERSON, Articles of Agreement; 1857
15 Brig BELLE OF THE BAY, papers; 1866-1867
16 Brig BELLE OF THE BAY, papers; 1868-1869
17 Brig BELLE OF THE BAY, papers; 1870-1872, undated
18 Brig GENERAL BAILEY, papers; 1858-1863
Box Folder
2 1 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1871
2 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1872 Jan - Aug
3 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1872 Sep
4 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1872 Oct
5 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1872 Nov
6 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1872 Dec
7 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1873 Jan
8 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1873 Feb
9 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1873 Mar
10 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1873 Apr
11 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1873 May
12 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1873 Jun
13 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1873 Jul
14 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1873 Aug
15 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1873 Sep
16 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1873 Oct
17 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1873 Nov
18 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1873 Dec
19 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1874 Jan
20 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1874 Feb
21 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1874 Mar - Apr
22 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1874 May
23 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1874 Jun
24 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1874 Jul
25 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1874 Aug
26 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1874 Sep
27 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1874 Oct
28 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1874 Nov - Dec
29 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1875 Jan - Apr
30 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1875 May
31 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1875 Jun
32 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1875 Jul
33 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1875 Aug
34 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1875 Sep
35 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1875 Oct
36 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1875 Nov
37 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1875 Dec
Box Folder
3 1 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1876 Jan
2 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1876 Feb
3 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1876 Mar
4 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1876 Apr
5 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1876 May
6 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1876 Jun
7 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1876 Jul
8 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1876 Aug
9 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1876 Sep
10 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1876 Oct
11 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1876 Nov - Dec
12 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1877 Jan
13 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1877 Feb
14 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1877 Mar
15 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1877 Apr
16 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1877 May
17 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1877 Jun
18 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1877 Jul - Aug
19 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1877 Sep
20 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1877 Oct
21 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1877 Nov
22 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1877 Dec
23 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1878
24 Schooner CHARMER, papers; 1879
25 Schooner CHARMER, "settlements" (36 voyages); 1872-1878
26 Schooner CHARMER, charter parties; 1874-1878
27 Schooner CHARMER, bills of lading; 1872-1878
28 Schooner CHARMER, Insurance policies; 1872-1877
29 Schooner CHARMER,; undated
Box Folder
4 1 Schooner CHARMER, Articles of Agreement; 1872-1873
2 Schooner CHARMER, Articles of Agreement; 1874
3 Schooner CHARMER, Articles of Agreement; 1875
4 Schooner CHARMER, Articles of Agreement; 1876
5 Schooner CHARMER, Articles of Agreement; 1877

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