Tate Family Collection (Coll. 81)


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Overview of the Collection

Biography of the Tate Family

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Index to Personal and Corporate Names

Detailed Description of the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Tate family
Title: Tate Family Collection
Dates: 1791-1914 g (bulk 1840-1894)
Extent: ca. 2637 items
Abstract: This collection contains primarily household papers, bills, family letters, account books, tax statements, and general business transactions of William and Isaac C. Tate of New London, Connecticut.
Identification: Coll. 81

Biography of the Tate Family

William Tate (d. 1877) was the son of William and Hannah Tate, but nothing can be found in these papers about the family before 1821. William Tate was described as a merchant tailor, but he also owned and managed several vessels in the period from 1833 to 1850, including the bark FAME, which was involved in a case of barratry when the second mate took her on a voyage to south east Africa to get slaves for Brazil. William also owned several pieces of land in New London, and was a member of the Second Congregational Society.

Isaac C. Tate (d. 1894), his son, was President of the New London Horse Shoe Nail Company, which was formed in 1859, reached its peak during the Civil War, and went out of business in 1879. Isaac managed much of his sisters' and mother's affairs, invested in land and railroads, and generally assumed leadership in a growing family of nieces and nephews. He was an active member of St. James Episcopal Church, and the Thames Club, and in later years was supervisor of the Union School District #3.

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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.

Persons:

Smith, Seth, d. 1878
Smith, Susan Tate
Tate family
Tate, Isaac C., d. 1894
Tate, William, d. 1877

Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):

Emma (Schooner)
Fame (Bark)

Subjects:

Decedents' estates--Connecticut--New London
Railroads--United States
Real property--Connecticut--New London
Real property--Illinois--Chicago
Shipping--Connecticut--New London

Document Types:

Account book
Deeds

Occupations:

Businessmen--Connecticut--New London
Pharmacists--Connecticut--New London
Shipowners--Connecticut--New London

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 81, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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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 American Exchange Bank in Box 1, Folder 2 of the collection.
American Exchange Bank 1/2
Bailey, ? 1/8
Beckwith, ? 1/7
Belcher, William 4/5
Belknap & Burnham 1/8
Beneville, Emile 4/4
Bingham, ? (Dr.) 4/14
Boyden, Frank l. 4/6
Braddock, ? 4/5
Brandegee, Noyes & Brandegee 4/7
Butler, C.W. 2/15
Campbell, R. 2/6
Castle, Ellen Lucinda 4/15
Clark, John W. 1/15, 2/1
Coit, Robert 2/7, 2/9, 2/15
Colby, Josiah 1/13
Colwells, Shaw & Willard 1/10
Cowles, H.D. 1/13
Crannell, Elizabeth T. 1/7
Crump, William C. 2/7
Daboll, C.L. 1/2
Dayton & Todd 1/10
Durrie & Rusher 1/7, 1/12
Fitzgerald, ? 4/5
Fowle, Luther 1/2
Gilbert, Alice H. 4/15
Gumble, J.H. 4/5, 4/7
Hallam, ? 1/8
Kinney & Standish 4/4
Lamb, Avery 1/2
Lamb, Elisha 1/2
Logan, William 1/11
Lord, Daniel C. 1/2
Manwaring, ? (Dr.) 2/9
Marks, Anthony 1/2
Miles, Thomas M. 4/15
Minor, John 1/8, 2/9
Morgan, Joanna 1/7, 1/8, 1/13
Mutual Safety Insurance Co. 1/2
Nightingale, L.A. 2/4, 2/6
Noyes, Walter C. 4/5, 4/7
Peck, Charles 4/14
Perry, John S. 1/14
Potter, ? 1/7
Pratt, ? 1/9
Reynolds, R.M. 2/10
Robbins, Jane 1/14
Robinson, Henry C. 2/15
Rusher, George 1/8
Russell, James B. 1/14
Russell, Susan K. 1/14, 1/15
S.S. Putnam & Co. 1/13
Schlesinger, Sebastian G. 1/12
Sessions, Albert Joseph 4/15
Sessions, Ellen Washburn 4/15
Shaw, W.A. 1/10
Smith, Gilbert P. 1/13
Smith, Joseph 1/9
Smith, Sabin 1/7, 1/9, 2/6
Smith, Seth 2/7, 4/5, 4/14
Smith, Susan 2/7, 2/9
Smith, W.N.H. 2/7
Talbot, William 2/4
Tanner, A.P. 4/6, 4/7
Tate, William (Jr.) 4/5
Turner, Peter C. 1/2
Van Bergen, H.D. 4/14
Van Bergen, Maria 4/14
Walker, Emeline Tate 2/7, 4/5, 4/6
Walker, James H. 1/7, 1/8, 2/6, 4/4, 4/5
Walker, James H. (Jr.) 4/4
Walker, Samuel 4/4
Ward, Benjamin C. 1/14
Ward, Lizzie V. 1/14
Wells, Dudley 2/2, 4/5, 4/6, 4/15
Wells, Gideon 4/5, 4/6, 4/7
Wells, N. Dana 1/8, 1/9
Wells, Sarah 4/7
Wells, Stephen M. 1/7, 1/8, 1/11, 2/15
Wells, Virginia T. 2/3, 2/5, 4/5
Wells, Willie T. 4/15
Wheeler, R. 4/1
White, Samuel S. 1/13
Williams, Mary 2/10
Williams, Peleg 2/9, 4/5, 4/7

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Papers, household and business; 1791-1896
Box Folder
1 1 Household papers, accounts and receipts; 1840-1859
2 Papers pertaining to the bark FAME and the schooner EMMA; 1844-1850
3 Household papers, accounts and receipts; 1860 Jan-Dec
4 Household papers, accounts and receipts; 1861 Jan-Nov
5 Household papers, accounts and receipts; 1862 Jan-Dec
6 Household papers, accounts and receipts; 1863 Jan-Dec
7 Household papers, accounts, receipts and personal letters; 1864 Jan-Dec
8 Household papers, accounts, receipts and personal letters; 1865 Jan-Jun
9 Household papers, accounts, receipts and personal letters; 1865 Jul-Dec
10 Household papers, accounts, receipts and a personal letter to Isaac Tate; 1866 Jan-Dec
11 Household papers, accounts, receipts a personal letter to Isaac Tate, and a deed showing a lot of land purchased in the Cedar Grove Cemetary; 1867
12 Household papers, accounts, receipts and personal letters; 1868
13 Household papers, accounts, receipts, personal letters, and also an account listing Dentists' supplies purchased by Isaac C. Tate; 1869 Jan-Jun
14 Household papers, accounts, receipts and personal letters; 1869 Jul-Dec
15 Household papers, accounts, receipts and one business letter from Isaac Tate; 1870
16 Household papers, accounts and receipts; 1871
Box Folder
2 1 Household papers, accounts, receipts and a personal letter; 1872
2 Household papers, accounts, receipts, personal letters and a deed showing purchase of a lot, in the Cedar Grove Cementary, by Seth Smith; 1873
3 Household papers, accounts, receipts and letters; 1874
4 Household papers, accounts, receipts, letters and a mortage bond; 1875
5 Household papers, accounts, receipts, letters, and a Western Union Telegram to Isaac Tate regarding illness in the family; 1876
6 Household papers, accounts, receipts, letters and a deed showing land purchased by Thomas Gordon. Also serveral Western Union Telegrams; 1877
7 Household papers, accounts, receipts, letters and a last will and testament of Seth Smith; 1878
8 Household papers, accounts, receipts, bank deposits, and letters; 1879
9 Household papers, accounts, receipts and letters; 1880
10 Household papers, accounts, receipts and letters; 1881 Jan-Mar
11 Household papers, accounts, and receipts; 1881 Apr-Dec
12 Household papers, accounts, receipts and an assignment of Mortgage to Isaac Tate; 1882 Jan-Jun
13 Household papers, accounts, receipts, and letters; 1882 Jul-Dec
14 Household papers, accounts, receipts, letters, and a lease giving rights to a room under a store, under consent of Isaac Tate; 1883
15 Household papers, accounts, receipts, and letters; 1884
Box Folder
3 1 Household papers, accounts and receipts; 1885 Jan-Jun
2 Household papers, accounts and receipts; 1885 Jul-Dec
3 Household papers, accounts and receipts; 1886
4 Household papers, accounts and receipts; 1887
5 Household papers, accounts and receipts; 1888
6 Household papers, accounts and receipts; 1889
7 Household papers, accounts and receipts; 1890 Jan-Jun
8 Household papers, accounts and receipts; 1890 Jul-Dec
9 Household papers, accounts and receipts; 1891 Jan-Jun
10 Household papers, accounts and receipts; 1891 Jul-Dec
Box Folder
4 1 Household papers, accounts, receipts, and the last will and testament of Isaac Tate; 1892 Jan-Jun
2 Household papers, accounts and receipts; 1892 Jul-Dec
3 Household papers, accounts, receipts, and a Warranty Deed issued to Isaac C. Tate; 1893 Jan-Jun
4 Household papers, accounts, receipts and letters; 1893 Jul-Dec
5 Household papers, accounts, receipts and letters; 1894
6 Household papers, accounts, receipts and letters; 1895
7 Household papers, accounts, receipts and letters; 1896
8 Bark FAME, notes and receipts; 1844-1850
9 Bills of Sale; 1821-1841
10 Papers, insurance policy indenture and land map; 1840-1844
11 Statement of loss of schooner EMMA; 1845
12 Receipts; 1840-1863
13 Deeds and legal papers; 1791-1861
14 Smith family papers; 1836-1877
15 Miscellaneous material; undated
Volumes; 1840-1914
Volume
1 Handwritten Sermon
2 Account book of William Tate; 1840-1842
3 Account book of bark FAME; 1844-1846
4 Ledger of bark FAME; 1844-1847
5 Account book of schooner EMMA and the bark FAME; 1844-1850
6 Account book of William Tate; 1847-1863
7 Journal of William Tate; 1849-1850
8 Account book of William Tate; 1857-1860
9 Account book of William Tate; 1859-1860
10 Account book of William Tate; 1860
11 Account book of William Tate; 1861
12 Account book of William Tate; 1862-1865
13 Account book of William Tate; 1863-1864
14 Account book of William Tate; 1864
15 Account book of William Tate; 1865
16 Account book of William Tate; 1866
17 Account book of William Tate; 1867
18 Account book of William Tate; 1868-1869
19 Account book of William Tate; 1869-1870
20 Account book of William Tate; 1870
21 Account book of William Tate; 1871
22 Account book of William Tate; 1873-1875
23 Account book; 1875-1877
24 Account book of William Tate; 1876-1879
25 Account book of estate of William Tate; 1877-1888
26 Account book of estate of Seth Smith; 1879-1884
27 Checkbook, estate of Susan Smith; 1879-1884
28 Account book, estates of Susan Smith, Seth Smith, and William Tate; 1881-1884
29 Pocket notebook of Isaac C. Tate; 1883
30 Account book, Isaac Tate and Mrs. William Tate; 1884-1889
31 Account book of estate of William Tate; 1884-1889
32 Account book of Isaac Tate; 1889
33 Account book of Isaac Tate; 1890-1894
34 Account book, Tate family stocks; 1896-1910
35 Checkbooks of the Tate family; 1902-1908
36 Checkbooks of the Tate family; 1910-1914
37 Exercise book, Latin, Music, German, Algebra, etc.; undated

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