Joseph H. Skillman Papers (Coll. 109)


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Overview of the Collection

Biography of Joseph H. Skillman

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Indexes

Detailed Description of the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Skillman, Joseph H.
Title: Joseph H. Skillman Papers
Dates: 1846-1863
Extent: 100 pieces
Abstract: The collection contains business correspondence, bills, accounts, receipts, and other papers, relating to the management of whaling vessels. Included also are records of outfitting costs and disbursal of whale oil from the whaling barks CAROLINE, OREGON, and KANAWHA.
Identification: Coll.109

Biography of Joseph H. Skillman

Joseph H. Skillman was a whaling agent in Greenport, New York, during the mid-19th century. He was a partner in the firm of Ireland and Skillman, which managed among others the whaling barks CAROLINE, OREGON, and KANAWHA.

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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):

Caroline (Bark)
Ireland and Skillman (Greenport, N.Y.)
Kanawha (Bark)
Oregon (Bark)

Subjects:

Whale oil
Whaling--New York (State)--Greenport

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 109, 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 A.H. Potter & Co. in Box 1, Folder 3 of the collection.
A.H. Potter & Co. 1/3
Allen, John D. 1/3
Babcock, ? (Capt.) 1/3
Brown, Thomas 1/3
C. Starr & Co. 1/3
Carrol & Kimball 1/3
Chipman, N.S. 1/3
Cooper, William 1/1
Dearling, ? 1/3
Dickerson, Carrie 1/1
Evans, Jackson 1/3
Frank & Prentice 1/3
Graham, ? (Capt.) 1/3
Grant, William James 1/3
Halsey, Edward 1/3
Hathaway, Gilbert 1/3
Ireland & Skillman 1/3, 1/4
Ireland, John O. 1/3
Jessup, ? 1/1
King, ? 1/4
Kingsbury, Anna 1/1
Lynch, Robert G. 1/3
Mott, J.W. 1/3
Nye, S.G. 1/3
Panting, R. 1/3
Pike, B. 1/4
Pontos, R. 1/3
Pratt, Dennis C. 1/3
Rogers, James 1/1
Rogers, M. 1/1
Rose, C.E. 1/3
Ross, Thomas S. 1/3
Rowland, Smith 1/3
Ruggles, Henry 1/1
Skillman, Abraham H. 1/3
Skillman, John H. 1/3
Skillman, Maria 1/3
Smith, Emily 1/1
Spaulding, D.C. 1/3
VanWickle, Charles 1/1
Wade, C.R. 1/3
Warren, ? 1/1
Webb, Jonathan 1/3
Weeks, James H. 1/1
Wells & Carpenter 1/3
Wilbert & Co. 1/3
Willets & Co. 1/3, 1/4
Williams & Barns 1/3
Williams & Havens 1/3
Wood, Jason 1/3
Woodhull, ? (Capt.) 1/3

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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 ship BAYARD in Box 1, Folder 3 of the collection.
BAYARD (Ship) 1/3
CAROLINE (Bark) 1/3
EMILY WILSON (Sloop) 1/3
ISLAND BELLE (Steamer) 1/3
KANAWHA (Bark) 1/3
MASSACHUSETTS 1/4
OREGON 1/4
ROANOKE (Bark) 1/3
ROBERT & EDWARD (Ship) 1/3
WASHINGTON 1/3
WAVELET 1/3

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Papers 1846-1865
Box Folder
1 1 Letters and bill; 1846-1849
2 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc; 1850-1856
3 Bills, accounts, correspondence, receipts, etc; 1857-1860
4 Correspondence and bills; 1861-1865
5 Bark CAROLINE; bills, accounts, documents; 1857-1860
6 Bark OREGON; bills, accounts, etc; 1857-1861

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