Elam, George, and Thomas Eldridge Papers (Coll. 62)


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Overview of the Collection

Biography of Elam, George and Thomas Eldridge

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Index

Detailed Description of the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Eldridge family
Title: Elam, George, and Thomas Eldridge Papers
Dates: 1828-1867
Extent: 334 pieces
Abstract: This is a collection of correspondence, accounts, labor and salvage records, powers of attorney, and other papers, of Elam (1793-1870), George (1803-1881), and Thomas Eldridge (1807-1889), shipmasters and mariners of Mystic Bridge, Conn., relating to the smack ENERGY, smack SPLENDID, schooner PLUTARCH, schooner CHARLES & EDWARD, sloop MYSTIC and sloop GEORGE ELDRIDGE.
Identification: Coll. 62

Biography of Elam, George and Thomas Eldridge

Elam (1793-1870), George (1803-1881), and Thomas Eldridge (1807-1889) were the sons of George Eldridge (1770-1850) and Hannah Burrows (1767-1847) of Mystic, Connecticut. All three were shipmasters and mariners of Mystic Bridge, Connecticut, and were one of the Mystic families that helped to settle the Florida Keys.

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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:

Eldridge family.
Eldridge, Elam, 1793-1870.
Eldridge, George, 1803-1881.
Eldridge, Thomas, 1807-1889.

Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):

Charles & Edward (Schooner)
Energy (Smack).
George Eldridge (Sloop)
Mystic (Sloop)
Plutarch (Schooner)
Splendid (Smack)

Places:

Florida Keys (Fla.)
Mystic Bridge (Conn.).

Subjects:

Coastwise shipping--Atlantic Coast (U.S.)
Salvage
Shipping--Connecticut--Groton
Shipping--Connecticut--Mystic

Document Types:

Powers of attorney

Occupations:

Ship captains--Connecticut

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 62, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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Index

Index to Personal 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 sloop AMERICA in Box 1, Folder 4 of the collection.
AMERICA (Sloop) 1/4, 1/6, 1/8
ANN ELIZA (Brig) 1/7
Ashbey, Fish & Co. 1/9
Ashbey, J.B. 1/7
Ashbey, Margaret 1/7
Ashby, Pool & Co. 1/8
Beckwith, Caleb (Jr.) 1/7
Bethell, William C. 1/7
Bright, Edward 1/9
BRILLIANT (Sloop) 1/
Brown, Henry 1/8
Browne, F.A. 1/4
Bulkley, ? 1/7
Burrows, John 1/7
CAMPBELL (Revenue Cutter) 1/5
CHARLES & EDWARD (Schooner) 1/9
Cleavland, ? 1/7
Clift, ? 1/9
COMET (Schooner) 1/8
Coste, ? 1/5
Crump, William C. 1/7
Delawar, E.C. 1/8
Denison, J.W. 1/9
ELASCO (Bark) 1/8
Eldredge, George (III) 1/9
Eldredge, Hannah 1/7
Eldredge, John B. 1/9, 1/10
Eldredge, Nathan 1/6, 1/8
Eldredge, Thomas 1/6, 1/7, 1/9
Eldredge, William H. 1/4, 1/10
ELIZA CATHERINE (Sloop) 1/7, 1/8
EMERLINE 1/8
EUPHRATES (Schooner) 1/7
FALCON (Brig) 1/5
Fish, Asa 1/5
Fish, James D. 1/8
Fish, Sands 1/8
Gardner & Packer 1/8
GEORGE ELDREDGE (Sloop) 1/8, 1/10
Goodyear, ? 1/7
GRAND TURK (Ship) 1/5
Griffith, E. 1/4
HOPE (Schooner) 1/4, 1/5
Housman, ? 1/5
Howe, Charles 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 1/9
Howe, Edward 1/7
Howe, Sarah Ann 1/7
J & P Rhodes 1/4
Jerome, Richard 1/7
KEY WEST (Sloop) 1/5, 1/8
Latham, ? 1/9
LILA (Brig) 1/5
Lord & Stocker 1/4
Maxwell, Ann 1/7
Maxwell, Wright & Co. 1/9
Meacham, George L. 1/7
Miner, Frederick D. 1/7
MONTGOMERY (Schooner) 1/4
Morrill, ? 1/5
MOUNT VERNON (Sloop) 1/5
Nalk, Jacob R. /18
NEW YORK 1/6
Packer, Eldredge 1/8
Packer, James 1/4
Packer, M.R. 1/8
Palmer, John 1/6
Park, John C. 1/9
R. L. Maitland & Co. 1/8
Rogers, John 1/7
ROME (Schooner) 1/7
Sanderson, ? 1/5
Sawyer & Brightman 1/9
Sawyer, Benjamin 1/9
Sawyer, Winthrop 1/4, 1/8, 1/9
Smith, J.B. 1/5
Stark, ? 1/10
Stewart, Charles 1/6
SWALLOW 1/7, 1/8
SYLPH (Schooner) 1/5, 1/6
Taylor, ? 1/5
Templeton, W.C. 1/9
TEXAS 1/8
Tift, ? 1/4, 1/6
Tift, A.C. 1/10
VEVALIA 1/6
Wall, William F. 1/7
Wolf, Charles 1/9

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Papers 1828-1867
Box Folder
1 1 Papers (primarily accounts) of Smack ENERGY, Schooner PLUTARCH, and Sloop MYSTIC; 1828-1835 42 pieces
2 Papers (accounts) of Sloop MYSTIC, Smack ENERGY, and Sloop GEORGE ELDREGE; 1836-1837 41 pieces
3 Papers (letters & miscellaneous accounts) of Schooner CHARLES & EDWARD, Sloop GEORGE ELDREGE; 1838 Jan - Jun 23
4 Papers (letters, accounts) of Schooner CHARLES & EDWARD, Sloop GEORGE ELDREGE; 1838 July - Dec 30
5 Papers (letters, accounts) of Schooner CHARLES & EDWARD, Sloop GEORGE ELDREGE; 1839 30
6 Papers (letters, accounts) of Schooner CHARLES & EDWARD, Sloop GEORGE ELDREGE; 1840 39
7 Papers (accounts) of Sloop GEORGE ELDREGE, miscellaneous letters, including one from Elam Eldredge to wife; 1841 36
8 Papers (letters, accounts) of Sloop GEORGE ELDREGE, Smack SPLENDID, miscellaneous personal accounts; 1842-1845 29
9 Papers (letters, accounts) of Schooner CHARLES & EDWARD, Sloop GEORGE ELDREGE; 1846-1867 44
10 Miscellaneous papers, accounts and letters; undated 30
Box Volume
1 Record book, labor accounts, recipes, poetry, accounts on board Smack ENERGY, personal accounts, labor on Ship SHEEPHERDESS, etc; 1830-1851
2 Accounts, records of monies received for "new sloop", salvage accounts, Elam Eldredge in account with Sloop GEORGE ELDREDGE; 1837
3 Account book; Sloop MYSTIC; 1835
4 Accouts, Sloop MYSTIC, Sloop GEORGE ELDREDGE, Charles Howe in account with Elam Eldredge; 1835-1846

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