Fulwar Skipwith Papers (Coll. 78)

An Inventory of The Papers 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: Skipwith, Fulwar (1765-1839)
Title: Fulwar Skipwith Papers
Dates: 1793-1807
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.
Quantity: ca. 175 items
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.


Index Terms

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

Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Papers; 1793-1807
Box Folder
1 1 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; 1793-1803
2 Papers concerning the sloop PHILADELPHIA PACKET, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, William Hawks, master, including protests and claims by Benjamin Wilson, also of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, assembled by Fulwar Skipwith into a case history; 1793-1803
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; 1793-1805
4 Letters pertaining to the brig MARY of Haverhill, Massachusetts, Jonathan Titcomb, master, and concerning claims against the French government, assembled by Fulwar Skipwith; 1794
5 Papers pertaining to the ship FAME of Boston, Massachusetts, Wilks Barber, master, including claims, charter party, and documents assembled by Fulwar Skipwith into a case history; 1794-1803
6 Papers pertaining to the schooner ILLINOIS of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Aaron Pitner, master, including claims filed by William Smith of cargos seized by the French government, assembled by Fulwar Skipwith; 1796-1802
7 Papers pertaining to the schooner NANCY of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, William Davidson, master, including claims, protests, and inventory assembled by Fulwar Skipwith into a case history; 1796-1802
8 Papers pertaining to the schooner PHOEBE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Hugh Smith, master, including protests, claims, letters, and manifests assembled by Fulwar Skipwith into a case history; 1796-1802
9 Papers pertaining to the schooner NANCY of Providence, Rhode Island, M. Potter, master, assembled by Fulwar Skipwith into a case history; 1796-1805
10 Papers including mostly letters, claims, and documents of/or about Moses Meyers of Norfolk, Virginia, whose claims against the French government were being negotiated by Fulwar Skipwith, and assembled by him into a case history; 1796-1805
11 Agreement of insurance for the schooner HENRY & GUSTAVUS of Middletown, Connecticut, Benjamin Driggs, master, covering a voyage to the West Indies; 1799
12 Letter pertaining to the ship HOPE of Boston, Massachusetts, Nathaniel Chadwick, master, concerning claims against the French government, and a power of attorney issued by James Scobie and John Gregory to Fulwar Skipwith; 1803
13 Papers pertaining to the brig MARIA of Hudson, New York, John Church, master, including letters, power of attorney, and statements assembled by Fulwar Skipwith into a case history; 1803
14 Papers pertaining to the brig FAIRY of Salem, Massachusetts, 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; 1803-1804
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 shipwreck, assembled by Fulwar Skipwith; 1806-1807