Collection of George W. Stretch (Coll. 71)


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Overview of the Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Stretch, George Winfield, Collector
Title: Collection of George W. Stretch
Dates: 1910-1940
Extent: ca. 2100 items
Abstract: This collection contains over 2,000 Charter parties for vessels and cargos, issued primarily by Messrs. Furness, Withy & Co. Ltd. in New York, and preserved by Mr. George W. Stretch. A charter party is the written agreement between a shipowner and a charterer, specifying the vessel's tonnage, capacity, and condition; courses and ports proposed for the voyage; details of loading and unloading; and charter and insurance rates.
Identification: Coll. 71

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):

Furness, Withy & Company

Subjects:

Maritime law--United States
Shipping--New York (State)--New York

Document Types:

Charter-parties

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 71, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Ports of call include U.S. coastwise ports; ports in the West Indies, Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, the northern coast of South America to the River Platte; Haiphong; Saigon; and ports in India, Iraq, Australia, New Zealand, the Mediterranean, France, England, Rotterdam, and Sweden. Cargos include: general cargo, block chalk, China clay, cattle, coal, dates, grain, hemp and jute, horses, phosphate, potatoes, refined petroleum, and ores; 1910-1917
Box Folder
1 1 Charter parties; 1910-1912
2 Charter parties; 1912
3 Charter parties; 1912-1913
4 Charter parties; 1914
5 Charter parties; 1914
6 Charter parties; 1914
7 Charter parties; 1914
8 Charter parties; 1914-1915
9 Charter parties; 1915
10 Charter parties; 1915
11 Charter parties; 1915-1916
12 Charter parties; 1916-1917
13 Charter parties; 1917
14 Charter parties; 1917
15 Charter parties; 1917
Ports of call include various U.S. coastwise ports; ports in the West Indies, Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, the northern coast of South America, South Africa, western Italy, Australia, and New Zealand. Cargos include general cargo, coal, dates, grain, fertilizer, gasoline, and petroleum; 1917-1919
Box Folder
2 1 Charter parties; 1917-1918
2 Charter parties; 1918
3 Charter parties; 1918
4 Charter parties; 1918
5 Charter parties; 1918
6 Charter parties; 1918
7 Charter parties; 1918
8 Charter parties; 1918
9 Charter parties; 1918
10 Charter parties; 1918-1919
11 Charter parties; 1918
12 Charter parties; 1918-1919
13 Charter parties; 1919
14 Charter parties; 1919
15 Charter parties; 1919
Ports of call include east and west ports of South America; ports in southeast Africa, Greece, Italy, Denmark, and Sweden; Saigon, Java, and ports in Indo-China. Cargos include coal, dates, frozen meats, grain, petroleum, timber, nitrates, potash, and linseed; 1917-1920
Box Folder
3 1 Charter parties; 1917-1918
2 Charter parties; 1917 and 1919
3 Charter parties; 1919
4 Charter parties; 1919
5 Charter parties; 1919
6 Charter parties; 1919
7 Charter parties; 1919
8 Charter parties; 1919-1920
9 Charter parties; 1919-1920
10 Charter parties; 1920
11 Charter parties; 1920
12 Charter parties; 1920
13 Charter parties; 1920
14 Charter parties; 1920
15 Charter parties; 1920
Ports of call include ports on the east coast of South America; ports in Denmark, Belgium, France, Holland, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, the Canary Islands; ports from Cyprus to Scotland; and from West Georgia, USSR to Baltimore. Cargos include coal, fruits, grains, and ores; 1920-1921
Box Folder
4 1 Charter parties; 1920
2 Charter parties; 1920
3 Charter parties; 1920
4 Charter parties; 1920
5 Charter parties; 1920
6 Charter parties; 1920
7 Charter parties; 1920
8 Charter parties; 1920
9 Charter parties; 1920
10 Charter parties; 1920
11 Charter parties; 1920
12 Charter parties; 1920
13 Charter parties; 1920
14 Charter parties; 1920
15 Charter parties; 1920
16 Charter parties; 1920-1921
17 Charter parties; 1921
18 Charter parties; 1921
Ports of call include ports in the West Indies, eastern South America, Belgium, Denmark, the Canary Islands, Italy, Turkey, France, Portugal, West Georgia (USSR), and Madeira. Cargos include coal, wheat, fruits, and grain; 1921-1922
Box Folder
5 1 Charter parties; 1921
2 Charter parties; 1921
3 Charter parties; 1921
4 Charter parties; 1921
5 Charter parties; 1921
6 Charter parties; 1921
7 Charter parties; 1921-1922
8 Charter parties; 1922
9 Charter parties; 1922
10 Charter parties; 1922
11 Charter parties; 1922
12 Charter parties; 1922
13 Charter parties; 1922
14 Charter parties; 1922
15 Charter parties; 1922
Ports of call include ports in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, France, Greece, China, Italy, Japan, Germany, Sweden, British Columbia, and the West Indies. Cargos include general cargos, coal, coke, grain, locomotives, ores, lumber, sugar, and sulphur; 1922-1923
Box Folder
6 1 Charter parties; 1922
2 Charter parties; 1922
3 Charter parties; 1922
4 Charter parties; 1922
5 Charter parties; 1922-1923
6 Charter parties; 1923
7 Charter parties; 1923
8 Charter parties; 1923
9 Charter parties; 1923
10 Charter parties; 1923
11 Charter parties; 1923
12 Charter parties; 1923
13 Charter parties; 1923
14 Charter parties; 1923
15 Charter parties; 1923
Ports of call include U.S. coastwise and intercoastal ports; ports in the West Indies, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, British Columbia, China, France, Japan, Greece, Italy, Holland, Denmark, Ireland, Germany, Egypt, Newfoundland, United Kingdom, and Uruguay; Montreal, and Leningrad. Cargos include general cargo, coal, coke, grains, lumber, meats, linseed oil, cotton, sugar, locomotives, sulphur, zinc ore, and some passengers; 1923-1925
Box Folder
7 1 Charter parties; 1923-1924
2 Charter parties; 1924
3 Charter parties; 1924
4 Charter parties; 1924
5 Charter parties; 1924
6 Charter parties; 1924
7 Charter parties; 1924
8 Charter parties; 1925
9 Charter parties; 1925
10 Charter parties; 1925
11 Charter parties; 1925
12 Charter parties; 1925
13 Charter parties; 1925
14 Charter parties; 1925
15 Charter parties; 1925
Ports of call include U.S. intercoastal ports; trans-Atlantic ports; ports in Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Argentina, British Columbia, Great Britain, Germany, France, Japan, Newfoundland, Italy, West India, the west coast of South America; Dakar. Cargos include general cargo, coal, coke, bottled spirits, coal, tar pitch, grains, newsprint, oil cake, sugar, wood pulp, and some passengers; 1925-1926
Box Folder
8 1 Charter parties; 1925
2 Charter parties; 1925
3 Charter parties; 1926
4 Charter parties; 1926
5 Charter parties; 1926
6 Charter parties; 1926
7 Charter parties; 1926
8 Charter parties; 1926
9 Charter parties; 1926
10 Charter parties; 1926
11 Charter parties; 1926
12 Charter parties; 1926
13 Charter parties; 1926
14 Charter parties; 1926
15 Charter parties; 1926
Ports of call include U.S. coastal and intercoastal ports; trans-Atlantic ports; ports in Belgium, British Columbia, Argentina, Brazil, France, Greece, India, Italy, Germany, Japan, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Holland, South Africa, and the West Indies; Shanghai. Cargos include general cargo, coal, coke, cotton, coal tar pitch, lumber, phosphate rock, wood pulp, sugar, sulphur, and some passengers; 1927-1927
Box Folder
9 1 Charter parties; 1926
2 Charter parties; 1926-1927
3 Charter parties; 1927
4 Charter parties; 1927
5 Charter parties; 1927
6 Charter parties; 1927
7 Charter parties; 1927
8 Charter parties; 1927
9 Charter parties; 1927
10 Charter parties; 1927
11 Charter parties; 1927
12 Charter parties; 1927
13 Charter parties; 1927
14 Charter parties; 1927
15 Charter parties; 1927
Ports of call include U.S. coastal and intercoastal ports; trans-Atlantic ports; Black Sea Ports; ports in Argentina, Belgium, British West Indies, Cuba, the east coast of South America, Germany, Holland, and Uruguay; Shanghai. Cargos include general cargos, asphalt, coal, coke, cotton, fertilizer, grains, newsprint, projectiles, scrap iron, sulphur, and some passengers; 1927-1929
Box Folder
10 1 Charter parties; 1927
2 Charter parties; 1927-1928
3 Charter parties; 1928
4 Charter parties; 1928
5 Charter parties; 1928
6 Charter parties; 1928
7 Charter parties; 1928
8 Charter parties; 1928
9 Charter parties; 1928
10 Charter parties; 1928
11 Charter parties; 1928
12 Charter parties; 1928-1929
13 Charter parties; 1929
14 Charter parties; 1929
15 Charter parties; 1929
Ports of call include U.S. coastal and intercoastal ports; trans-Atlantic ports; Black Sea ports; ports in Brazil, the Cape Verde Islands, France, Holland, Japan, Germany, Newfoundland, Sweden, the Virgin Islands, the West Indies, and South America. Cargos include general cargos, coal, cotton, grains, lead, linseed, lumber, newsprint, phosphate rock, pig iron, scrap iron, sugar, and sulphur; 1929-1931
Box Folder
11 1 Charter parties; 1929
2 Charter parties; 1929
3 Charter parties; 1929
4 Charter parties; 1929
5 Charter parties; 1929
6 Charter parties; 1929
7 Charter parties; 1929-1930
8 Charter parties; 1930
9 Charter parties; 1930
10 Charter parties; 1930
11 Charter parties; 1930
12 Charter parties; 1930
13 Charter parties; 1930
14 Charter parties; 1930
15 Charter parties; 1930-1931
Ports of call include: U.S. coastal and intercoastal ports; trans-Atlantic ports; ports in Australia, the east coast of South America, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Scandinavia, and the West Indies; Shanghai. Cargos include general cargo, asphalt, apples, automobiles, crushed stone, coal, coke, cotton, coal tar pitch, gravel and sand, newsprint, ore concentrates, phosphate, sugar, wheat, wood pulp, and some passengers; 1931-1933
Box Folder
12 1 Charter parties; 1931
2 Charter parties; 1931
3 Charter parties; 1931
4 Charter parties; 1931
5 Charter parties; 1931
6 Charter parties; 1932
7 Charter parties; 1932
8 Charter parties; 1932
9 Charter parties; 1932
10 Charter parties; 1932
11 Charter parties; 1932
12 Charter parties; 1932
13 Charter parties; 1932-1933
14 Charter parties; 1933
15 Charter parties; 1933
Ports of call include U.S. coastal and intercoastal ports; trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific ports; ports in Australia, China, the east coast of South America, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, and the West Indies. Cargos include general cargos, coal coke, grains, phosphate rock, coal tar pitch, pulpwood, newsprint, ore concentrates, and sulphur of ammonia; 1932-1934
Box Folder
13 1 Charter parties; 1932
2 Charter parties; 1932
3 Charter parties; 1932-1933
4 Charter parties; 1933
5 Charter parties; 1933
6 Charter parties; 1933
7 Charter parties; 1933
8 Charter parties; 1933
9 Charter parties; 1933
10 Charter parties; 1934
11 Charter parties; 1934
12 Charter parties; 1934
13 Charter parties; 1934
14 Charter parties; 1934
15 Charter parties; 1934
Ports of call include U.S. coastal and intercoastal ports; trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific ports; ports in Australia, England, Holland, Japan, Korea, South America, Russia, and the West Indies. Cargos include general cargos, coal, coal tar pitch, cotton, grains, newsprint, ore concentrates, phosphate rock, pulpwood, and sugar; 1934-1935
Box Folder
14 1 Charter parties; 1934
2 Charter parties; 1934
3 Charter parties; 1934
4 Charter parties; 1934
5 Charter parties; 1934
6 Charter parties; 1935
7 Charter parties; 1935
8 Charter parties; 1935
9 Charter parties; 1935
10 Charter parties; 1935
11 Charter parties; 1935
12 Charter parties; 1935
13 Charter parties; 1935
14 Charter parties; 1935
15 Charter parties; 1935
Ports of call include U.S. coastal and intercoastal ports; trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific ports; ports in Australia, Bermuda, Cuba, Holland, Japan, New Zealand, and the West Indies. Cargos include general cargos, bone char, chrome ore, coal, grain, newsprint, nitrate of soda, ore concentrates, pulpwood,scrap iron, sugar, sulphur, zinc concentrates, and some passengers; 1936-1938
Box Folder
15 1 Charter parties; 1936
2 Charter parties; 1936
3 Charter parties; 1936
4 Charter parties; 1936
5 Charter parties; 1936
6 Charter parties; 1936
7 Charter parties; 1936
8 Charter parties; 1936
9 Charter parties; 1936-1937
10 Charter parties; 1937
11 Charter parties; 1937
12 Charter parties; 1937
13 Charter parties; 1937
14 Charter parties; 1937
15 Charter parties; 1937-1938
Ports of call include U.S. coastal and intercoastal ports; trans-Atlantic ports; ports in Argentina, Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, and the Philippines. Cargos include general cargos, aluminum bars, asbestos, coal, kraft board, fertilizer, newsprint, nitrate of soda, pulpwood, scrap iron, ore concentrates, staves, sugar, sulphur, and some passengers; 1938-1940
Box Folder
16 1 Charter parties; 1938
2 Charter parties; 1938
3 Charter parties; 1938
4 Charter parties; 1938
5 Charter parties; 1938
6 Charter parties; 1938-1939
7 Charter parties; 1939
8 Charter parties; 1939
9 Charter parties; 1939
10 Charter parties; 1940
11 Charter parties; 1940
12 Blank charter forms; undated

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