Joseph King Papers (Coll. 64)

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: King, Joseph, ship captain
Title: Joseph King Papers
Dates: 1782-1806
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.
Quantity: 354 pieces
Identification: Coll. 64

Biography of Joseph King

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

Index Terms

Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):
Catherine (Ship : 1786-1788)
Hero (Ship : 1782-1799)
Hesperus (Ship)
Polly (Sloop : 1793-1800)
Silenus (Ship)
Venus (Ship : 1782-1799)
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
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
Document Types:
Bills of lading
Ship's papers
Merchant mariners--New York (State)--New York
Shipmasters--New York (State)--New York
Supercargos--New York (State)--New York

Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Papers; 1782-1806
Box Folder
1 1 Bills of lading, receipts, letters, accounts, etc relating to Sloop POLLY and Joseph King; New York. 1795-1799.
2 Bills, accounts, letters, invoice, cargo records relating to Sloop POLLY and Joseph King; Charleston and New York. 1800-1802
3 Sloop POLLY papers undated
4 Ship SILENUS papers; Antwerp, New York and Cape Town. 1803 Jan - Jun
5 Ship SILENUS papers; Antwerp and Amsterdam. 1803 Jul- Aug
6 Ship SILENUS papers; Amsterdam. 1803 Sep
7 Ship SILENUS papers; New York. 1803 Oct - Nov
8 Ship SILENUS papers; Cape of Good Hope. 1804 Jan - Mar
9 Ship SILENUS papers; New York. 1804 Apr - Jun
10 Ship SILENUS papers; Amsterdam. 1804 Jul
11 Ship SILENUS papers, Amsterdam. 1804 Aug
12 Ship SILENUS papers; Amsterdam. 1804 Sep
13 Ship SILENUS papers; Amsterdam. 1804 Oct
14 Ship SILENUS papers; Cape of Good Hope. 1805 Jan
15 Ship SILENUS papers; Cape of Good Hope. 1805 Feb 1 - Feb 22
16 Ship SILENUS papers; Cape of Good Hope. 1805 Feb 23 - Feb 28
17 Ship SILENUS papers; New York (and aboard ship) 1805 Mar - May
18 Ship SILENUS papers; Amsterdam. 1806 Aug - Sep
19 Ship SILENUS papers. undated
20 Unidentified material. undated
1 Ship HESPERUS log. 1782 - 1783
2 Ship CATHERINE log. 1786-1788
3 Ship HERO, Ship VENUS, and Sloop POLLY logs. 1795-1799

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