George Blunt Wendell Collection (Coll. 59)


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Overview of the Collection

Biography of George Blunt Wendell

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Indexes

Detailed Description of the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Wendell, George Blunt, 1831-1881
Title: George Blunt Wendell Collection
Dates: 1815-1949
Extent: ca. 765 items
Abstract: Business and family correspondence, ships' bills and accounts, abstracts logs and journals, ratebooks, notebooks, disbursements, statements of general average, photos of ship paintings, family photos, Wendell genealogy, and other papers; and correspondence, research, clippings, and other papers (1900-1949) of F. Hinkley, A. Wendell, C. Cutler, and others, relating to George Blunt Wendell. The collection also contains reminiscences of George Blunt Wendell, 1847, of a visit to New Orleans and a journey onboard the Steamboat SAM DALE up the Mississippi and Ohio rivers to Cincinnatti to visit his family. Also includes stores and chandlery lists for ships BENARES, GALATEA, and GANGES, as well as a photograph of Capt. Wendell. Vessels represented include the ship PISCATAQUA (Wendell's first command) and clipper-ships GANGES, BENARES, and GALATEA. There are no papers dated 1882-1899.
Identification: Coll. 59

Biography of George Blunt Wendell

George Blunt Wendell (1831-1881) was born and raised in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. After his basic schooling was completed, young George was apprenticed to the counting house of Goodwin & Coues, who at that time were engaged in navigation. However, in 1847 he commenced his seafaring career as a cabin boy aboard the Ship JOHN CUMMING, and 3 years later became first mate for a voyage in the Ship JOHN HAVEN. Wendell's first command was the Ship PISCATAQUA in 1853, after that he commanded the Ship GRANADA, and the Clippers GANGES, BENARES, and GALATEA. He was employed by William S. Bullard & Co., and later by William F. Weld & Co. of Boston. Captain Wendell commanded the respect and confidence of both employers primarily because of his successful voyages and close application to the business entrusted to his care. It was often that a ship master was found to be a thorough seaman and smart navigator, but a poor merchant. Wendell however, used his mercantile knowledge obtained in the counting house to good advantage, and his voyages usually proved profitable for the vessel's owners and himself. George Blunt Wendell retired from the sea in 1863 and later became a partner in the Quincey Granite Works, which he controlled at the time of his death in 1881.

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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:

Cutler, Carl C., 1878-1966
Hinckley, F. (Frederick)
Wendel family
Wendell, A.

Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):

Benares (Ship)
Galatea (Ship)
Ganges (Ship)
Piscataqua (Ship)
Quincy Granite Work
Sam Dale (Steamboat)
William F. Weld & Co.
William S. Bullard & Co.

Places:

Cincinnati (Ohio)--Description and travel
Mississippi River--Description and travel
New Orleans (La.)--Description and travel

Subjects:

Granite industry and trade--Massachusetts--Quincy
Inland water transportation
Shipping--Massachusetts--Boston
Shipping--New Hampshire--Portsmouth
Ships--Cargo
Ships in art

Document Types:

Accounts
Crew lists
Genealogies
Photographs
Reminiscences
Ships' logs

Occupations:

Merchants--Massachusetts--Quincy
Shipmasters--New England

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 59 Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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Indexes

Index to Personal Names

Anderson, James 2/14
Anderson, William 2/14
Armor, Ann 2/5
Badger, W.H. 2/6
Baker, Frederick 1/16, 1/18, 2/10
Balch, William 2/2
Bancroft, A. 2/2
Baring Bros. & Co. 2/3, 5/4
Barlow, R. Fred 2/2
Barry & Ferris, Surgeons 2/6
Barry, Thomas H. 2/4
Bartlett, William H. 2/9
Batch, Benjamin 3/14
Batchedler, ? (Capt.) 5/4
Beecher, Henry Ward 2/7
Biden, Christopher 2/2
Biele, Charles F. & Sons 4/7
Billings, ? (Capt.) 1/9, 1/10
Bishop, ? (Capt.) 1/13
Bogan, James 2/6
Bond, William & son 2/7
Brayley, Lewis C. 2/11
Brooks, Charles T. 1/19
Broughton, Josephine 2/2
Bullard, Stephen H. 1/13, 2/5, 2/6, 5/4
Bullard, William S. 1/15, 2/1, 2/2, 2/3, 2/4, 2/5, 2/8, 5/4
Burdett, ? (Capt.) 1/13
Bush, ? (Capt.) 1/9
Cabot, C.F. 1/15, 5/4
Cameron, ? (Capt.) 2/3
Campbell, William 2/13
Chase, ? (Capt.) 1/4
Churchill, A. 2/13
Clegg, Graham & Clark 2/7
Cobb, ? (Capt.) 2/8
Coleman, William G. & Co. 5/4
Cook, ? (Capt.) 5/4
Crocker, E.J. 2/6
Crocker, Wood & Co. 2/10
Crosby & Co. 2/8
Crosby, George A. (Dr.) 2/8
Culfers, Rebeccah 2/5
Culter, Carl C. 4/12
Dale, ? (Capt.) 1/11
Davis, ? (Capt.) 1/3, 1/4
Davis, Charles G. 4/8
Dawson, John 2/6
Day, ? (Capt.) 1/3
Demmett, ? (Capt.) 1/11
Dodge, ? (Capt.) 1/12
Downes, ? (Capt.) Michael 1/4
Draper, H. (Dr.) 2/11
Draper, Joseph 2/11
Dreger, John 2/3
Dryer, ? (Capt.) 1/15
Dudley, George 2/6
Dwight, William A. (Capt.) 1/3, 1/4
Ellis, Henry S. 3/19
Emery, Charles T. 2/7
Evans, Richard (Capt.) 2/3, 2/8
Fabens, Caroline H. 4/11
Fabens, Edith Gray 4/11
Fabens, Samuel A. (Capt.) 4/11
Farnham, P.B. 2/12
Flagg, ? (Capt.) 1/10
Fox, Henry 2/4
Francis, B. 1/22
Fuller, Frank 2/12
Gaines, Charles C. 1/1
Galtz, Thomas P. 1/14
Gardiner, ? (Capt.) 4/6
Gardiner, S.H. 2/8
Gardner & Co. 1/22
Gardner, Oliver C. 1/6, 1/16
Gatz, Barney 3/27
Geny, ? (Capt.) 2/14
Gerrish, ? (Capt.) 1/16
Gifford, Alden 2/3
Gillespie, ? (Capt.) 1/3
Goodwin, Frances 4/5
Goodwin, Ichabod (Governor) 1/16
Goodwin, J. Wilson 2/6
Goodwin, Mary W. (Mrs. William. H.) 1/3, 1/4, 1/10, 1/14, 1/17, 1/22, 4/5
Goodwin, William H. 1/9, 1/10, 1/11, 1/12, 1/13, 1/14, 1/15, 1/18, 2/10
Goodwin, Wilson 2/10, 4/2
Gordon, R.C. 1/22
Grace, ? (Capt.) 1/11
Gray, Frederick T. 2/5
Greenleaf, George H. 1/18, 2/4
Haley, ? (Capt.) 1/4
Hamblen, Calvin C. 3/14
Harbeck & Co. 2/11
Harnden's Express 1/15
Harris, J.L. 2/7
Harris, Whipple 1/16
Haven, R.S. 1/2
Hayden, F.N. 2/2
Healy, William (Capt.) 2/7
Hemminway, ? (Capt.) 5/4
Henden, P.W. (Capt.) 2/11
Henry, W.W. 1/18, 2/6
Hester, John C. 2/13
Hickey, Joshua 2/11
Hill, Frederick F. 4/10
Hinckley, Frederick 1/15, 1/20, 1/22, 2/5, 2/7, 2/13, 3/21, 4/1, 4/6, 5/4
Hobbs, H.H. (Capt.) 1/13, 1/14, 1/16, 1/17, 2/8
Hooper, Henry 2/3
Hooper, Robert 2/3
Howe, ? (Capt.) 2/6, 2/8
Howe, H. 2/6
Huffnagle, Charles 2/3
Hutchinson, J.B. 2/7
Hyam, B. 2/10
Jackson & Co. Express 1/15, 2/7
Jackson, ? (Capt.) 5/4
Johnson, ? (Capt.) 2/6
Jones, ? (Commodore) 2/8
Jones, Thomas (Capt.) 1/3
Kennard, ? (Capt.) 1/4
Kimball, Harriet McEwen 1/21
Kuhn, George W. 2/4
Lane, Charles 2/7
Langdon, C.H. 2/2
Laracondaque & Co. 2/8
Lathrop, J.A.B. 2/6
Law, Henry D. 2/12
Leach, ? (Capt.) 2/6
Leckie, ? (Capt.) 5/4
Lewis, Richard 1/22, 2/2, 2/4, 5/2, 5/4
Libbey, ? (Capt.) 1/11
Lincoln, Abraham 1/16
Lindau, Arnold 2/8
Lindsay, David B. 2/14
Livingston, George H. 2/12
Llewelyn & Co. 1/14
Lock, E. 1/22
Long, ? (Capt.) 1/14
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth 1/21
Luce, ? (Capt.) 1/10
Lunt, ? (Capt.) 2/3, 2/11
MacDonald, J. 2/14
Mackay, Francis Lodge 1/14
Mahoney, Thomas 2/6
March, Benjamin D. 2/9
Marcy, ? (Capt.) 1/4
Marine Research Society 4/8
Mariners Museum, Newport News, Va. 4/10
Marshall, ? (Capt.) 2/6
Martin, P. 2/6
Mayo, ? (Capt.) 2/14
McNicol & Brown 2/4
Melcher, Gus 1/17
Michael, ? (Capt.) 1/3
Milton, ? (Capt.) 2/6
Minge, William H.H. 2/11
Mitchell, Lizzie 2/11
Mitchell, William H. 2/13
Moore & Folger 2/8
Morris, ? (Capt.) 2/3
Moses, ? (Capt.) 1/16, 2/6
Mundy, G.A. (Capt.) 1/13
Muntz Mfg. Co. 5/4
Murphy, William 3/14
Muster, Colby 2/6
Parrott, William F. (Capt.) 1/3, 1/5, 1/9
Parsons, ? (Capt.) 1/4, 1/9, 1/14
Penhallow, ? (Capt.) 1/1, 1/16
Penniman, W. 2/7
Pensado, Adolphus 2/6
Peterson, ? (Capt.) 2/3
Philbrick, Silas 2/13
Phillipps, Shaw & Lowther 2/3
Pickering, ? (Capt.) 1/9, 1/10, 1/16
Pinckney, Pauliine A. 4/10
Pingor, ? (Capt.) 2/11
Plummer, ? (Capt.) 1/3, 1/4, 1/9
Pray, John L. (Capt.) 1/16, 1/17
Pray, William (Capt.) 1/4
Prescott, ? (Capt.) 1/4
Pringle, Charles 2/5
Rice, ? (Capt.) 1/4
Richardson, ? (Capt.) 1/10
Ricker, Moses D. (Capt.) 1/7, 1/19
Rindge, ? 2/13
Ringot, ? (Capt.) 1/11
Rogers, C. 2/11
Rollins, Charles (Capt.) 1/14, 1/16
Rollins, Daniel M. 1/11
Rowe, ? (Capt.) 2/14
Russell, John 1/11
Ryan & Dale 2/3
Ryers, Thomas J. (Capt.) 2/2
Sale, William A. & Co. 2/5
Salter, C.W. (Capt.) 1/4, 1/16, 2/6
Salter, Thomas P. 2/8
Samuels, ? (Capt.) 4/4
Scott & Babcock 2/9
Scott, A.F. 1/16
Scott, J.L. 2/2
Seint, Thomas 2/6
Shackfold, William G. 2/7, 3/20, 4/2
Sherburne, N. (Capt.) 1/12
Simes, N. Parker (Capt.) 1/13, 1/16
Simpson, Benjamin R. (Capt.) 2/6, 4/2, 4/4
Small, James 2/4
Smith & Adams 2/3
Smith, ? (Capt.) 2/14
Southworth, George 2/6
Spencer, ? (Capt.) 4/4
Stanwood, Isaac Henry 1/3, 1/11, 1/13, 1/16
Stanwood, James Ridnge 1/11, 4/3
Stewart & Standwich 2/3
Stewart, ? (Capt.) 2/6
Stone, ? (Capt.) 2/11
Strickland, Thomas 2/3
Suter, Henry 1/16
Sutter, ? (Capt.) 1/16
Tarleton, ? (Capt.) 2/6
Taylor, ? (Dr. & Mrs.) 2/6
Thompson, I. Rindge 2/12
Thompson, Mary Elizabeth 1/13, 1/16
Tinker, Edward L. 4/9
Treadwell, ? (Capt.) 1/10
Trefethew, ? (Capt.) 2/6
Trumbull, E.B. (Capt.) 4/6
Trundy, George A. (Capt.) 1/11, 1/16, 2/3, 2/6
Tucker, ? (Capt.) 1/4
Twomey, Marianne 2/12
Tyler, ? (Mr. & Mrs.) 2/6
Vencaty, V. 2/3
Vennardes, William (Capt.) 1/3
Wakeman, F. 2/3
Wakeman, F. (Mrs.) 2/3
Warde, ? (Capt.) 2/11
Waser, ? 2/11
Watkins, ? (Capt.) 1/10
Webb, George A. 2/11
Webb, George A. (Mrs.) 2/12
Weeks, ? (Capt.) 1/7, 1/8, 1/9, 1/11
Weld, William F. & Co. 2/7, 2/8, 2/9, 2/10, 5/4
Welsh, Walter 1/11
Wendell Mark R. 1/3, 1/9, 1/10, 1/11, 1/12, 1/13, 1/15, 1/17, 1/18, 1/19
Wendell, Arthur Rindge 3/23, 4/2, 4/3, 4/4, 4/5, 4/6, 4/7, 4/8, 4/9, 4/10, 4/11, 4/12
Wendell, Barrett 1/17
Wendell, Carra (or Carrie) 1/3, 1/10, 1/11, 1/12, 1/13, 1/14, 1/15, 1/16, 1/17, 1/18, 1/19, 1/21, 1/22
Wendell, George B. 1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 1/9, 1/11, 1/12, 1/13, 1/15, 1/16, 1/17, 1/18, 1/19, 1/20, 1/21, 1/22, 2/1, 2/2, 2/3, 2/4, 2/5, 2/6, 2/7, 2/8, 2/10, 2/11, 2/12, 2/13, 3/36, 4/2, 4/3, 4/5, 5/4
Wendell, George B. (Jr.) 2/13, 4/6
Wendell, George D. 1/3, 1/9, 1/11
Wendell, Isaac 1/12, 1/13
Wendell, J.D. 1/17
Wendell, Jacob 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, 1/15, 1/16, 1/17, 1/18, 1/19, 1/20, 1/21, 2/7, 3/7
Wendell, Jacob (Jr.) 1/6, 1/9, 1/10, 1/11, 1/12, 1/13, 1/15, 1/16, 1/17, 1/18, 1/22, 3/7
Wendell, Lizzie Thompson (Mrs. George B.) 1/15, 1/16, 1/17, 1/18, 1/22
Wendell, Mark E. 1/1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/13
Wendell, Mary Rindge 1/18
Wendell, Medora 2/13
Wendell, Mehitable Rogers 1/7
Wendell, R. 2/13
Wendell, T.J. 1/13
White, ? (Capt.) 2/8
Whitney, William M. 2/3
Wicks, ? (Capt.) 1/0
Wilson, Andrew 2/5
Winder, ? (Mrs.) 1/18
Woodford, C.O. 1/22, 2/14
Wyllie, H.S. 4/6
Young, Charles E. 2/7
Young, Samuel (Capt.) 1/16

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Index to Vessel Names

A. B. THOMPSON (Ship) 2/4
ABBY PRATT (Ship) 1/9
ACTUS 2/8
ADELAIDE BELL (Ship) 1/10
ADELINE C. ADAMS (Bark) 5/4
AJAX (Steamer) 1/13
ALBERT GALLATIN 1/7, 1/16
ALFRED THE GREAT 2/11
AMAZON (Ship) 1/11, 2/11, 5/4
AMERICA (Steamer) 1/11, 1/14, 2/6, 2/11
AMERICAN 1/13
AMERICAN EAGLE 2/12
ANABELLA (Ship) 1/4
ANAN DECATUR 1/13, 1/14, 1/16, 1/18
ANDREW HENDERSON (Steamer) 2/4
ANGLO SAXON (Ship) 1/3, 2/14
ANNA DUNTON (Ship) 1/14
ANTARCTIC (Ship) 1/10
ARABIA (Steamer) 1/13, 2/6
ARAGO 2/3
ARCTIC (Steamer) 1/10
ARKRIGHT 1/13
ARRABELLA 1/9, 1/12
ASA ELDRIDGE 1/16
ASIA (Steamer) 1/11
ASTRACAN (Ship) 1/4
BELLE (Sloop) 2/13
BELLE CREOLE 2/8
BELVIDERE (Ship) 5/4
BENARES (Ship) 1/12, 1/13, 1/14, 1/22, 2/4, 2/5, 2/6, 2/7, 3/1, 3/10, 3/15, 3/18, 3/19, 3/21, 3/22, 4/2, 4/4, 4/6, 5/2, 5/4
BEVERLY 2/4
BLANCH MOORE 2/4, 2/14
BRADLEE 2/6
CALEDONIA (Steamer) 1/4
CANADA 1/14
CARLISLE 2/6
CAROLINA (Steamer) 2/11
CATO (Ship) 1/3, 1/4, 1/5
CENTRAL AMERICA (Steamer) 1/13
CEYLON (Ship) 5/4
CITY OF MOBLIE 2/6
CITY OF NEW YORK (Steamer) 2/8
CLARA 1/4
CLARISSA 3/1
COEUR DE LION 1/9, 1/10
COHOTA 2/11, 5/4
COLOMBO 2/6
COLORADO 1/14
COLUMBIA (Ship) 1/4
COMPEIR (Ship) 2/8
CONSTANTINE 2/6
CONTINENT 1/16
CORNO 2/8
CORRINNE 1/16
CORSICA 1/17
CYGNET 1/16
DALE 1/17
DANUBE 1/7
DELPHI (Ship) 1/4
E. FARNUM 1/13
EAGLE SPEED 1/16
EASTERN STAR 2/6
ELLA E. BADGER 2/6, 2/8
EMILY TAYLOR (Ship) 1/13
EUROPA (Steamer) 1/14
EXPRESS (Ship) 1/12, 2/6
F. JOHNSON 1/14
F. P. SAGE 2/4
FAIR WIND 2/4
FANEUIL HALL (Ship) 1/3
FEARLESS 1/17
FIRE QUEEN 2/11
FLEETWOOD 1/11
FOREST OAK 1/16
FORTITUDE 1/4, 1/7
FRANK PIERCE (Ship) 1/9, 1/11, 2/6
FRANKLIN (Ship) 2/8, 2/10, 5/4
GALATEA (Ship) 1/15, 1/16, 1/18, 1/19, 2/7, 2/8, 2/9, 2/10, 3/1, 3/3, 3/10, 3/15, 3/23, 3/24, 3/25, 4/4, 4/6, 4/8, 4/10, 5/4
GANGES (Ship) 1/11, 1/12, 1/14, 1/18, 1/22, 2/3, 2/4, 2/5, 2/6, 2/7, 2/8, 2/11, 3/1, 3/10, 3/15, 3/33, 4/2, 4/4, 4/6, 4/7, 4/11, 5/4
GARDEN REACH 4/6
GENEVA 1/4
GLEANER (Ship) 2/3
GOLD COINER (Sloop) 3/1
GOODWIN (Ship) 1/3
GOVERNOR LANGDON 1/10, 2/11
GRANADA (Ship) 1/10, 1/14, 2/3, 2/6, 3/10, 3/12, 3/13, 5/1, 5/4
GRANITE STATE (Ship) 1/9, 1/10, 1/11, 1/17, 2/8
GREAT EASTERN 1/16
GREAT REPUBLIC (Ship) 1/9, 1/10, 2/6
H. B. MILDWAY 1/16
HAMILTON (Sloop) 2/13
HARRIOT 1/4
HERSILIA 2/4
HIBERNIA 5/4
HOPE GOODWIN (Ship) 1/7, 1/8, 1/9, 1/10
I. BRADLER 2/5
I. MONTGOMERY (Ship) 1/11
IRENE (Ship) 1/9
ISAAC NEWTON (Ship) 1/4, 2/14
ISAAC TRURO 2/6
ISABELLA (Ship) 5/4
JOHN COTTLE 1/16
JOHN CUMMING (Ship) 1/3, 1/4
JOHN GARDNER (Bark) 1/9
JOHN HAVEN (Ship) 1/7, 1/8, 1/9, 1/12, 1/14, 1/16, 2/6
JOHN NEAL 1/17
JOHN TUCKER 2/7, 5/4
JOSIAH BRADLEE 5/4
KATE HUNTER 1/4, 1/9, 1/16, 1/17, 2/6, 2/7
KATE PRINCE 1/16
KILBY (Bark) 1/10
KINEO 1/16
KING PHILLIP (Ship) 1/14, 1/16
L. GILDERSLEEVE 2/6
LANCASTER 1/16
LEVI WOODBURY 1/16
LEVIATHAN 2/5, 2/6
LIVE YANKEE 1/22
LIVING AGE (Ship) 4/1
LOTUS 1/10, 2/2
LOUISA HILLAM (Bark) 1/13, 2/6
LUCY THOMPSON (Ship) 1/10
LYMAN 1/9, 2/2
MARION 1/17
MARY HALE (Ship) 1/10, 1/11
MARY HASTINGS 1/16
MARY PETIGREW (Ship) 1/13
MARY PLUMMER (Ship) 1/14
MEDORA 2/6
MERCURY (Packet) 1/11
MERRIMAC (U.S.S.) 1/14
MINNESOTA (Steamer) 1/17
MORNING GLORY (Ship) 1/11, 1/12, 1/13, 1/14, 1/16, 1/17, 2/8
N. B. PALMER 4/2
NABOB 2/12
NAPOLEON 1/9
NARRAGANSETT 1/16
NASTISS 2/3
NEW HAMPSHIRE 1/13, 1/17
NIAGARA (Steamship) 1/14
NIOBE 1/14, 2/3, 2/5, 2/6, 5/4
NONESUCH (Ship) 2/3
NOONDAY 1/16, 2/14
NORTHUMBERLAND (Ship) 1/13
NUGGET (Ship) 2/3
OCEAN EAGLE 1/9, 2/2
OCEAN RIVER 1/10
ORION 2/8
ORPHEUS 2/8
OSECO 2/3
OXENBRIDGE 2/11
PACIFIC (Steamer) 1/12, 2/11
PANTHER (Ship) 1/13, 2/3, 2/6, 2/7
PARRY (Brig) 1/17
PERSIA 2/6
PERUVIAN (Ship) 2/10, 5/4
PISCATAQUA (Ship) 1/0, 1/9, 1/22, 2/1, 2/2, 3/10, 3/11, 5/1, 5/4
PONTIA 1/10
PORTSMOUTH (Ship) 1/15
PRIMA DONNA 1/16, 1/17
R. R. FORBES (Steamer) 2/3
RAINBOW 2/10
RATTLER (Steamer) 2/4
RELIANCE 2/11
REPORTER 2/8, 2/10, 5/4
RICKALL 1/9
ROBERT PARKER 1/7, 1/8, 1/9, 1/10, 1/11
ROCKINGHAM (Ship) 1/1
ROCKWELL 1/4
SABINA 1/11
SAGEMORE 1/16
SAN FRANCISCO (Steamer) 1/10
SANTER (Frigate) 1/17
SARANAC (Steam frigate) 1/4
SARATOGA 1/1
SATELLITE 2/4
SAVANNAH (Pilot boat) 1/17
SHOOTING STAR 1/16
SIERRA NEVADA (Ship) 1/16
SIMLA 5/4
ST. PETERSBURG (Ship) 1/6
STAFFORDSHIRE (Ship) 1/10
SWAN (Steamer) 1/8
TALISMAN 2/4
TENNESSEE (Ship) 1/4
THOMAS H. PERKINS 1/16
THREE BELLS (Ship) 1/10
TIGRESS 1/16
TIMOR 1/16
TITAN (Ship) 1/14
TORRENT (Ship) 1/11
UNDERWRITER (Steamer) 2/4
UNION (Steamer) 2/4
VANCOUVER 4/2
VENICE 1/7
VICTORY 2/11
WAR HAWK 1/17
WASHINGTON IRVING 1/6, 1/7
WATCH OF THE WAVES 1/9
WATER WITCH 1/9
WEST WIND 1/16
WESTWARD HO (Ship) 2/3
WILLIAM SUTRGIS 2/8, 5/4
WINDWARD 2/14
WYOMING (U.S.S.) 1/16
ZINGA (Yacht) 1/16

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Personal Correspondence; 1845-1965
Box Folder
1 1 Family correspondence; 1845
2 Family correspondence; 1846
3 Family correspondence; 1847
4 Family correspondence; 1848
5 Family correspondence; 1849
6 Family correspondence; 1850
7 Family correspondence; 1851
8 Family correspondence; 1852
9 Family correspondence; 1853
10 Family correspondence; 1854
11 Family correspondence and correspondence with friends; 1855
12 Family correspondence; 1856
13 Family correspondence; 1857
14 Family correspondence; 1858
15 Family correspondence; 1859
16 Family correspondence and correspondence with friends; 1860
17 Family correspondence; 1861
18 Family correspondence; 1862
19 Family correspondence; 1863
20 Family correspondence and correspondence with friends; 1864
21 Family correspondence; 1865
22 Family correspondence; undated
Business correspondence; 1853-1862
Box Folder
2 1 Business correspondence; 1853
2 Business correspondence; 1854
3 Business correspondence; 1855
4 Business correspondence; 1856
5 Business correspondence; 1857
6 Business correspondence; 1858
7 Business correspondence; 1859
8 Business correspondence; 1860
9 Business correspondence; 1861
10 Business correspondence; 1862
Miscellaneous correspondence; 1856-1881
Box Folder
2 11 Miscellaneous correspondence; 1856
12 Miscellaneous correspondence; 1859-1865
13 Miscellaneous correspondence; 1866-1881
14 Miscellaneous correspondence; undated
Bills, accounts, photos, genealogy, etc.; ca. 1815-1900
Box Folder
3 1 Bill of sale, Sloop GOLD COINER; 1815
2 Photos of ship paintings; CLARISSA, BENARES, GALATEA, GANGES; 1832-1862
3 "Reminiscences of New Orleans, and Journey up the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers" (typed copy), by Geroge B. Wendell; 1847
4 Seamen's Protection Certificates issued to G. B. Wendell; Certificate of Membership issued to G. B. Wendell by the Portsmouth (N.H.) Marine Society; 1847, 1851, 1859
5 Ship's disbursements and accounts; 1847-1863
6 Invoices and receipts against George B. Wendell; 1848-1863
7 Miscellaneous accounts concerning Jacob, Jacob Jr., and George B. Wendell; 1849-1865
8 Notices of Houses of Refuge and Pilot Stations and Sailing Directions; 1851
9 Miscellaneous advertisements; 182-1860
10 Track Charts: PISCATAQUA, GRANADA, GANGES, BENARES, and GALATEA; 1853-1863
11 Photo of a painting of Ship PISCATAQUA of Boston signalling for a pilot off Sand Head ("painted by a sailor on board"); 1854
12 Photo of a painting of Ship GRANADA of Boston near Cape of Good Hope ("painted by a sailor on board"); 1855
13 Memorandum of Calcutta goods, Ship GRANADA (G. B. Wendell, master); 1855
14 Seamen's Protection Certificates; 1855
15 Stores and chandlery lists for Ships BENARES, GALATEA and GANGES; 1855-1862
16 Invoices and receipts against vessels under G. B. Wendell's command; 1855-1863
17 Envelopes; 1855-1936
18 Statements of General Average for Ship BENARES and for Ship GANGES; 1856-1857
19 Certificate of Apprenticeship: Henry S. Ellis to George B. Wendell, ? (Capt.) of Ship BENARES; 1857
20 Instructions for "Ready About", written by George B. Wendell to Willie G. Shackford; ca. 1857-1858
21 Excerpts from the private logbook of Frederic Hinckley (serving under G. W. Wendell); 1858
22 Papers relating to a suit brought against George B. Wendell; 1859
23 Song, "Galatea", written by George B. Wendell, with typed copy and letter to the New York Times, written by Arthur R. Wendell; ca. 1860; 1923 Jan 22
24 Bills of lading, Ship GALATEA; 1862
25 Shipping paper and crew list, Ship GALATEA; 1862
26 Advertising card, Wells Fargo & Co., Issued of the New Hampshire Gazette; 1863 Jan 31
27 "Early Recollections of Portsmouth, New Hampshire", by Barney Gatz (typed copy); 1897
28 Rates and charges, the Hoogley Dock, Calcutta, India (printed form); undated
29 Notebook containing navigation problems; undated
30 Miscellaneous navigation notes and problems; undated and some 1899
31 Wendell family pictures, mostly George B. Wendell
32 Miscellaneous photos; undated
33 Photos of ship models: GALATEA, GANGES, and unidentified
34 Miscellaneous pencil sketches, probably by George B. Wendell; undated
35 Miscellaneous, memorabilia; undated
36 Obituary notices of George Blunt Wendell, including the Nautical Gazette (N.Y.) and typed copies from other newspapers and periodicals; 1881 Oct
37 Wendell family genealogy
Letters, clippings, research, etc. of F. Hinckley, A. Wendell, C. Cutler, and others, re. G. B. Wendell; 1900-1949
Box Folder
4 1 Newspaper and periodical clippings re. Capt Frederic Hinckley, including an account of the shipwreck of Ship LIVING AGE (on which Hinckley was second mate); 1905-1907
2 Correspondence between Frederic Hinckley (who was first mate under Capt. G. B. Wendell) and Arthur R. Wendell (son of G. B. Wendell), including several extracts from G. B. Wendell's journals and logbooks; 1901-1938
3 Letter to Arthur R. Wendell, from James R. Stanwood (cousin); 1901
4 Letter to Arthur Wendell from Sailors' Snug Harbor; 1902
5 Letter to Arthur Wendell; 1906
6 Letter to Arthur Wendell, from George B. Wendell Jr.; 1912
7 Correspondence between Arthur Wendell and the Charles F. Biele & Sons Co.; 1915
8 Letters from Arthur R. Wendell to the Marine Research Society; 1926
9 Correspondence between Arthur R. Wendell and Edward L. Tinker; and Arthur R. Wendell and C. G. Davis; 1929
10 Correspondence between Arthur R. Wendell and Pauline A. Pinckney; and Arthur R. Wendell and the Mariners Museum; 1940-1941
11 Correspondence between Arthur R. Wendell and Caroline H. and Edith G. Fabens (daughters of Capt. S. A. Fabens, master of Ship GANGES); 1943
12 Correspondence between Arthur R. Wendell and Carl C. Cutler (secretary of the Marine Historical Association) regarding publication of the book, George Blunt Wendell, Clipper Ship Master; 1946-1949
13 Typed copies of manuscript for the book, George Blunt Wendell, Clipper Ship Master (Marine Historical Ass'n Publication No. 20)
14 Typed copies of manuscript related to above mentioned book
Volumes; 1853-1878
Volume
1 The Chronometer's Companion, by J. Griffin (London, James Imray, 1837?); used by Geroge Wendell on Ship PISCATAQUA and Ship GRANADA; 1853-1854
2 Notebook, "Ship BENARES, George B. Wendell", containing miscellaneous accounts and notes; ca. 1859
3 Notebook containing scattered notes, sketches, dimensions, memo of Calcutta goods; 1855
4 Copies of letters and accounts, kept by George B. Wendell; 1854-1862
5 Smith's Pocket Almanac and Diary for 1858 (London, Ths. J. & J. Smith, 1857?) Contains accounts and miscellaneous memoranda of George B. Wendell, Ship GALATEA; 1860
6 "Rate Book of Ship GALATEA, Chronometers No's 1704 (GBW) and 1105 (Ships)"; 1860 Feb-1861 Jan
7 Notebook, "Ship GALATEA" containing miscellaneous accounts (both personal and re. ship), notes, prescriptions, verse, etc.; 1861-1862
8 "Officers & Crews Accounts" Ship BENARES,Ship GALATEA, George B. Wendell, master; 1861
9 "Statement of General Average" Ship BENARES, Frederic Hinckley, master; 1863
10 "Ship GALATEA Rate Book" containing record of ship's chronometer; 1862 Dec-1863 Jun
11 "Abstract Log, wind and current charts, GALATEA" (nothing written in this volume)
12 Memoir of Jacob Wendell, of Portsmouth, N.H., by Rev. Elias Nason (Boston, David Clapp & Son, 1868)
13 Wendell Family (genealogy), ed. by Alexander Du Bin (Philadelphia, Historiacal Pub'n Society, 1939) (with additions, probably by Arthur R. Wendell)
14 Abstract log, Ship BENARES (George B. Wendell, master; 1857-1858
15 Abstract log, Ship GALATEA (George B. Wendell, master; 1861-1862
16 Journal kept on board Ship PISCATAQUA by George B. Wendell, master; 1853-1854
17 Journal kept on board Ship GRANADA by George B. Wendell, master; 1854-1855
18 Journal kept on board Ship GANGES by George B. Wendell, master; 1855-1857
19 Journal kept on board Ship BENARES by George B. Wendell, master; 1857-1859
20 Journal kept on board Ship BENARES by Frederic Hinckleyl, master; 1858-1859
21 Journal kept on board Ship GALATEA by George B. Wendell, master; 1860-1861
22 Manuscript copy of above volume
23 Typed copy of Volume 22 (incomplete- personal remarks edited out)
24 Journal kept on board Ship BENARES by Frederic Hinckleyl, master; 1861-1862
25 Journal kept on board Ship GALATEA by George B. Wendell, master; 1861-1862
26 Journal kept on board Ship GALATEA by George B. Wendell, master; 1862-1863
27 Letter copybook, containing letters from George B. Wendell, representing Mitchell, Wendell & Co. (Granite quarry), Quincy, Massachusetts; 1877 Jan-1878 Jul
28 Holy Bible (New York, American Bible Society, 1851), Flyleaf inscribed: "George B. Wendell from his friend Charles B. Wilson, October 29th, 1852, New Orleans"
29 German Lyrics, by Charles T. Brooks (Boston, Ticknor, Reed & Fields, 1853), Flyleave inscribed: "G. B. Wendell from Rev. Chas. T. Brooks, a passenger on PISCATAQUA" 1853
30 Three Tales, by the Countess D'Arbouville (London, Clarke, Beeton & Co., N.D.), Flyleaf inscribed: "George B. Wendell, 1858, GANGES"

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