Alfred H. Pinkham Papers (Coll. 74)


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Overview of the Collection

Biography of Alfred H. Pinkham

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Indexes

Detailed Description of the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Alfred H. Pinkham
Title: Alfred H. Pinkham Papers
Dates: 1863-1884
Extent: ca 494 pieces
Abstract: This collection is comprised of 15 file follders contained in one document case. The first 12 folders contain shipping papers, etc, arranged chronologically between 1863 and 1884. Included here are outfitting bills and receipts, charter-parties, bills of lading, cargo manifests, letters to Alfred Pinkham and various port and consulate documents. Folder 13 has two "Fisherman's Shipping Papers" for schooner DIPLOMA, 1873, while folder 14 contains nine shipping articles for various schooners 1872-1883. The last folder contains related undated and unidentified materials.
Identification: Coll.74

Biography of Alfred H. Pinkham

Alfred H. Pinkham (1841-1885) was a shipmaster from Boothbay, Maine. Between 1863 and 1884 he was master of the schooners CYNOSURE, DIPLOMA, STEPHEN G. PINKHAM, ELLA, BOXER, and MATILDA. These vessels sailed primarily from New York and traded with ports like Baltimore, Boston, Portland and Boothbay, Maine, Haiti, Baracoa (Cuba), Luanda (Angola), Cape Town, Hong Kong and Manila.

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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):

Diploma (Schooner)
Boxer (Schooner)
Cynosure (Schooner)
Ella (Schooner)
Matilda (Schooner : 1872-1883)
Stephen G. Pinkham (Schooner)

Subjects:

International trade
Shipping--New York (State)--New York
Ships--Cargo

Document Types:

Bills of lading
Charter-parties
Manifests

Occupations:

Shipmasters--Maine--Boothbay

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 74, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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Indexes

Index to Personal and Corporate 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 Acutt, Blaine & Co. in Box 1, Folder 11 of the collection.
Acutt, Blaine & Co. 1/11
Anderson & Murison 1/9, 1/11
Barron, Richard B. 1/11
Brown, James L. 1/3
Clifford, ? 1/9
Davey & Swan 1/4
Dodge, E.S. 1/12
Driscoll, John 1/11
E.A. Sawyer & Co. 1/4, 1/5, 1/11
Gilbert Livington & Co. 1/9
Harrington, C.B. 1/4
Hatch, S.W. 1/12
Hill, Charles R. 1/3
Hodgdon, A.P. 1/11
James Rowland & Co. 1/4
Jed Frye & Co. 1/5
Johnson, William (Mrs.) 1/11
Little, C.O. 1/4
Murison, James 1/9
New England Mutual Life Insurance Co. 1/5
Pierce, N.E. 1/5
S.A. Howes & Co. 1/3
Sewall, S.J. 1/12
Shepherd, J.S. 1/5
Smith & Bell Co. 1/9
Staples, Cyrus 1/3
Staples, Isaac R. 1/3, 1/4
T.L. Meyer & Co. 1/11
Tarbox, V.C. 1/4, 1/5

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Index to 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 the schooner ARRIVAL in Box 1, Folder 4 of the collection.
A.H. WHITMORE 1/3
ALLEN LEWIS 1/3
ARRIVAL (Schooner) 1/4
BOAZ (Schooner) 1/3
CYNOSURE 1/3
DIPLOMAT (Schooner) 1/3
F. MAYO (Schooner) 1/3
GENERAL GRANT 1/3
HENRY MIDDLETON 1/4
IDA ELLA (Schooner) 1/3
LEPANTA (Bark) 1/3
MAIL (Schooner) 1/12
MATILDA (Schooner) 1/12
STELLA MARIS (Schooner) 1/3
STEPHEN G. PINKHAM (Schooner) 1/4, 1/5, 1/9, 1/11
VALPARASIO 1/12

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Papers 1863-1884
Box Folder
1 1 Bills, receipts, cargo manifests, bills of lading, etc., relating to schooner CYNOSURE, Alfred Pinkham, master, New York, Baltimore and Boothbay, Maine; 1863-1870
2 Bills, bills of lading, cargo manifests, etc., relating to schooner DIPLOMA, Alfred Pinkham, master, New York; 1871-1872
3 Bills, letters, cargo manifests, etc., relating to schooner DIPLOMA, Alfred Pinkham, master, New York, Nassau; 1873
4 Letters, bills, receipts, protest, etc. relating to schooner STEPHEN G. PINKHAM, Alfred Pinkham, master, Bath, Portland, Haiti, New York; 1874
5 Bills, accounts, letters, receipts, bills of lading, cargo manifests, etc., relating to schooner STEPHEN G. PINKHAM,Alfred Pinkham, master, New York, Bath and Boothbay Maine, Baracoa; 1875
6 Letters, bills, accounts, cargo manifests, receipts, bills of lading, Charter Party, etc., relating to schooner STEPHEN G. PINKHAM, Alfred Pinkham, master, New York, Cuba, Maine; 1876
7 Letters, bills, accounts, bills of lading, cargo manifests, etc., relating to schooner STEPHEN G. PINKHAM, Alfred Pinkham, master, New York, Maine, Luanda, West Africa; 1877
8 Receipts, bills, accounts, bills of lading, cargo manifests, etc., relating to schooner STEPHEN G. PINKHAM, Alfred Pinkham, master, Boston; 1878 Jan - Mar
9 Bills, accounts, bills of lading, letters, relating to schooner STEPHEN G. PINKHAM, Alfred Pinkham, master, Cape Town; 1878 Apr - Jun
10 Bills of lading, bills, accounts, freight list, relating to schooner STEPHEN G. PINKHAM, Alfred Pinkham, master, Hong Kong, Cape Town, Manila; 1878 Jul - Dec
11 Bills, accounts, bills of lading, letters, manifest, Charter Parties relating to schooner STEPHEN G. PINKHAM, Alfred Pinkham, master, Boston, Natal, Cape Town, St. Thomas; 1879
12 Bills, receipts, letters, relating to Alfred Pinkham and schooners ELLA, BOXER, and MATILDA, Boston, Portland, Boothbay; 1880-1884
13 Fisherman's Shipping Papers, Schooner DIPLOMA; 1873
14 Shipping Articles relative to schooners DIPLOMA, BOXER, and STEPHEN G. PINKHAM; ca. 1872-1883
15 Unidentified material; undated

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