Joseph King Papers (Coll. 64)


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Overview of the Collection

Biography of Joseph King

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Index to Personal, Corporate and Vessel Names

Detailed Description of the Collection

              

Overview of the Collection

     Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
     Creator: King, Joseph, ship captain
     Title: Joseph King Papers
     Dates: 1782-1806
     Extent: 354 pieces
     Abstract: This is a collection of correspondence, bills of lading, accounts, receipts, etc. relating to a trading voyage by the sloop POLLY between New York, Copenhagen, St. Petersburg, and Charleston, S.C., and two voyages (1803-1806) of the ship SILENUS, with accounts, manifests, crews' wages, and bills from Antwerp, Amsterdam, the Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town, and New York.
     Identification: Coll. 64

Biography of Joseph King

Joseph King was a seaman, supercargo, and shipmaster of New York, N.Y.

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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):

Catherine (Ship : 1786-1788)
Hero (Ship : 1782-1799)
Hesperus (Ship)
Polly (Sloop : 1793-1800)
Silenus (Ship)
Venus (Ship : 1782-1799)

Places:

New York (N.Y.)--Commerce--Africa
New York (N.Y.)--Commerce--Russia--Saint Petersburg
Africa--Commerce--New York (State)--New York
Charleston (S.C.)--Commerce--New York (State)--New York
Europe--Commerce--New York (State)--New York
New York (N.Y.)--Commerce--Europe
New York (N.Y.)--Commerce--South Carolina--Charleston
Saint Petersburg (Russia)--Commerce--New York (State)--New York

Subjects:

Coffee industry
International trade
Linen industry
Lumber trade
Merchant mariners--Salaries
Pepper (Spice) industry
Rum industry
Shipping--New York (State)--New York
Sugar trade
Transatlantic voyages
Whale oil
Whalebone

Document Types:

Accounts
Bills of lading
Logbooks
Manifests
Receipts
Ship's papers

Occupations:

Merchant mariners--New York (State)--New York
Shipmasters--New York (State)--New York
Supercargos--New York (State)--New York

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 64, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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Index to Personal, Corporate and 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 Thomas Franklin in Box 1, Folder 1 of the collection.
    
    
    
     Franklin, Thomas 1/1
     Gardiner, Stephen 1/1
     George Smith & Co. 1/1
     POLLY (Sloop) 1/1
     Ralph & Todhunter 1/1
     Ryber & CO. 1/1
     Sansom, Philip 1/1
     Thurston & King 1/1
     Thurston, William R. 1/1

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Papers; 1782-1806.

                                                           
BoxFolder
11 Bills of lading, receipts, letters, accounts, etc relating to Sloop POLLY and Joseph King; New York. Images
2 Bills, accounts, letters, invoice, cargo records relating to Sloop POLLY and Joseph King; Charleston and New York. Images
3 Sloop POLLY papers. Images
4 Ship SILENUS papers; Antwerp, New York and Cape Town. Images
5 Ship SILENUS papers; Antwerp and Amsterdam.. Images
6 Ship SILENUS papers; Amsterdam. Images
7 Ship SILENUS papers; New York. Images
8 Ship SILENUS papers; Cape of Good Hope. Images
9 Ship SILENUS papers; New York. Images
10 Ship SILENUS papers; Amsterdam. Images
11 Ship SILENUS papers, Amsterdam. Images
12 Ship SILENUS papers; Amsterdam. Images
13 Ship SILENUS papers; Amsterdam. Images
14 Ship SILENUS papers; Cape of Good Hope. Images
15 Ship SILENUS papers; Cape of Good Hope. Images
16 Ship SILENUS papers; Cape of Good Hope. Images
17 Ship SILENUS papers; New York (and aboard ship). Images
18 Ship SILENUS papers; Amsterdam. Images
19 Ship SILENUS papers. Images
20 Unidentified material. Images

Volumes; 1782-1799.

Volume
1 Ship HESPERUS log; 1782 - 1783. Images
2 Ship CATHERINE log; 1782 - 1783. Images
3 Ship HERO, Ship VENUS, and Sloop POLLY logs.; 1795-1799. Images