Fulwar Skipwith Papers (Coll. 78)


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Overview of the Collection

Biography of Fulwar Skipwith

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

              

Overview of the Collection

     Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
     Creator: Skipwith, Fulwar (1765-1839)
     Title: Fulwar Skipwith Papers
     Dates: 1793-1807
     Extent: ca. 175 items
     Abstract: Papers, assembled by Skipwith pertaining to case histories of French spoliation claims, including correspondence, powers-of-attorney, protests, certifications, manifests, inventories, and charter-parties for the barks POLLY and NANCY; the brigs EXPERIENCE, MARIA, FAIRY and MARY; the schooners JAVA, ILLINOIS, NANCY (of Philadelphia), PHOEBE, HENRY & GUSTAVUS and NANCY (of Providence, R.I.); the ships FAME, and HOPE; the sloop PHILADELPHIA PACKET; and the snow ELIZA.
     Identification: Coll. 78

Biography of Fulwar Skipwith

Skipwith was the U.S. consul-general and commercial agent in Paris, France. He later served as governor of the province of West Florida and in the Louisiana Senate.

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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 Entities:

Eliza (Snow)
Experience (Brig)
Fairy (Brig)
Fame (Ship)
Henry & Gustavus (Schooner)
Hope (Ship : 1800)
Illinois (Schooner)
Java (Schooner)
Maria (Brig)
Mary (Brig)
Nancy (Bark)
Nancy (Schooner : 1796-1802)
Nancy (Schooner : 1796-1805)
Philadelphia Packet (Sloop)
Phoebe (Schooner : 1796-1802)
Polly (Bark)

Subjects:

Diplomatic and consular service, American--France--Paris
French spoliation claims

Document Types:

Charter-parties
Inventories
Manifests
Marine protests
Powers of attorney

Occupations:

Commercial agents--United States
Consuls--United States

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll.78, 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.

Papers; 1793-1807.

                                                           
BoxFolder
11 Papers pertaining to the snow Eliza of New York, New York, Bathelar Swaine, master, including letters, power of attorney and claims documents, assembled by Fulwar Skipwith into a case history. Images
2 Papers concerning the sloop Philadelphia Packet, of Philadelphia, Penn., William Hawks, master, including protests and claims by Benjamin Wilson, also of Philadelphia, Penn., assembled by Fulwar Skipwith into a case history. Images
3 Papers pertaining to the brig Experience, James Huston, master, the schooner Java, Samuel Cronsin, master, including letters, power of attorney, protests, and claims assembled by Fulwar Skipwith into a case history. Images
4 Letters pertaining to the brig Mary of Haverhill, Mass., Jonathan Titcomb, master, and concerning claims against the French Government, assembled by Fulwar Skipwith. Images
5 Papers pertaining to the ship Fame of Boston, Mass., Wilks Barber, master, including claims, charter party, and documents assembled by Fulwar Skipwith into a case history. Images
6 Papers pertaining to the schooner Illinois of Philadelphia, Penn., Aaron Pitner, master, including claims filed by William Smith of cargos seized by the French Government, assembled by Fulwar Skipwith. Images
7 Papers pertaining to the schooner Nancy of Philadelphia, Penn., William Davidson, master, including claims, protests, and inventory assembled by Fulwar Skipwith into a case history. Images
8 Papers pertaining to the schooner Phoebe of Philadelphia, Penn., Hugh Smith, master, including protests, claims, letters, and manifests assembled by Fulwar Skipwith into a case history. Images
9 Papers pertaining to the schooner Nancy of Providence, Rhode Island, M. Potter, master, assembled by Fulwar Skipwith into a case history. Images
10 Papers including mostly letters, claims, and documents of/or about Moses Meyers of Norfolk, Va., whose claims against the French Government were being negotiated by Fulwar Skipwith, and assembled by him into a case history. Images
11 Agreement of insurance for the schooner Henry & Gustavus of Middletown, Conn., Benjamin Driggs, master, covering a voyage to the West Indies. Images
12 Letter pertaining to the ship Hope of Boston, Mass., Nathaniel Chadwick, master, concerning claims against the French Government, and a power of attorney issued by James Scobie and John Gregory to Fulwar Skipwith. Images
13 Papers pertaining to the brig Maria of Hudson, N.Y., John Church, master, including letters, power of attorney, and statements assembled by Fulwar Skipwith into a case history. Images
14 Papers pertaining to the brig Fairy of Salem, Mass., Nicholson Broughton, master, and appointing William Lee, U.S. Counsel at Bordeaux, France, to handle claims against the French Government, which were assembled by Fulwar Skipwith into a case history. Images
15 Papers pertaining to the barks Polly and Nancy of Baltimore, Maryland, James Deale, Jr., master, including a crew list, notarized certificates of identification for crewmen, and reports of the shipwrecked, assembled by Fulwar Skipwith. Images

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