Records of the Old Colony Steamboat Company (Coll. 124)


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Overview of the Records

History of the Old Colony Steamboat Company

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Records

Overview of the Records

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Old Colony Steamboat Company
Title: Records of the Old Colony Steamboat Company
Dates: 1874-1904
Extent: 83 volumes
Abstract: The collection contains business records of the Old Colony Steamboat Company. Records include cashbooks, invoices, cash journals, expense books, payroll vouchers, register of bills audited, coupon bonds, and other business records; together with log (1892) of steamer FITCHBURG and vessel accounts for the CITY OF LAWRENCE, CITY OF WORCESTER, and CITY OF BOSTON.
Identification: Coll. 124

History of the Old Colony Steamboat Company

The Old Colony Steamboat Company was chartered in April 1874 to operate freight and passenger steamers between Narragansett Bay and New York, N.Y. While controlled by the Old Colony Railroad, it operated independently. When the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad leased the Old Colony Railroad in 1893 it gained control of the steamboat company. IN 1905 the New Haven Railroad's New England Navigation Company purchased the Old Colony Steamboat Company.

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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):

City of Boston (Steamboat)
City of Lawrence (Steamboat)
City of Worcester (Steamboat)
Fitchburg (Steamboat)

Places:

Narragansett Bay (R.I.)

Subjects:

Steamboat lines--New York (State)--New York

Document Types:

Cashbooks
Logs (records)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 124, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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Detailed Description of the Records

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

Cash Books; 1874-1894
Volume
1 #361 (A); 1874 Jun-1876 Aug
2 #362 (B); 1876 Sep-Nov
3 #364 ( C); 1878 Dec-1880 Nov
4 #365 (D); 1880 Dec-1883 May
5 #366 (E); 1883 Jun-1885 Aug
6 #367 (F); 1885 Oct-1888 Jan
7 #368 (G); 1888 Feb-1890 Mar
8 #369 (H); 1890 Apr-1892 Apr
9 #370 (I); 1892 May-1894 Mar
10 #371; 1874 Jun-1884 May
11 #372 (#B); 1884 Jun-1892 Mar
12 #373 (#C); 1892 Apr-1894 May
Invoices; 1874-1894
Volume
13 #385-3; 1874 Jun-1874 Nov
14 Invoices; 1874 Dec-1875 Jun
15 Invoices; 1875 Jul-1876 Apr
16 #385-3, Index D
17 Invoice D; 1876 May-1877 Feb
18 #385-4, Index E
19 Invoice E; 1877 Mar-Dec
20 #385-5, Index F
21 Invoice F; 1878 Jan-1880 Dec
22 #385-6, Index G
23 #385-6, Invoice G; 1881 Jan-1883 Feb
24 #385-7, Index H
25 #385-7, Invoice H; 1883 Mar-1885 Mar
26 #385-8, Index I
27 #385-8, Invoice I; 1885 Apr-1887 Jun
28 #385-9, Index J
29 #385-9, Invoice J; 1887 Jul-1889 Aug
30 #385-10, Index K
31 #385-10, Invoice K; 1889 Sep-1891 Jul
32 #385-11, Index L
33 #385-11, Invoice L; 1891 Aug-1893 Jun
34 #385-12, Index M
35 Invoice M,; 1893 Jul-1894 May
Cash Journals; 1894-1898
Volume
36 # 1; 1894 Jun-Sep
37 # 2; 1894 Oct-Dec
38 # 3; 1895 Jan-Mar
39 # 4; 1895 Apr-May
40 # 5; 1895 Jun-Aug
41 # 6; 1895 Sep-Nov
42 # 7; 1895 Dec-1896 Jan
43 # 8; 1896 Feb-Mar
44 # 9; 1896 Apr-May
45 # 10; 1896 Jun-Jul
46 # 11; 1896 Aug-Oct
47 # 12; 1896 Nov-Dec
48 # 15; 1897 Jan-Feb
49 # 13; 1897 Mar-Apr
50 # 14; 1897 May-Jun
51 # 16; 1897 Jul-Aug
52 # 17; 1897 Sep-Oct
53 # 18; 1897 Nov-Dec
54 # 19; 1898 Jan-Feb
55 # 20; 1898 May-Jun
Miscellaneous Records; 1864-1904
Volume
56 Administrative Expenses (# 403 1/2); 1903 Jul-1904 Jul
57 Record of Operating Expenses (# 404 1/2); 1898-1902
58 Invoice (404 I); 1875 Dec-1878 Apr
59 Register of Bills Audited (# 404-2); 1878 Apr-1881 Nov
60 Register of Bills Audited (# 404-3); 1881 Dec-1884 Sep
61 Register of Bills Audited (# 404-4); 1884 Oct-1887 Jul
62 Register of Bills Audited (# 404-5); 1887 Aug-1890 Feb
63 Register of Bills Audited (# 404-7); 1890 Mar-1892 Jun
64 Register of Bills Audited (# 404-6)-F; 1892 Jul-1894 May
65 Log of Steamer FITCHBURG (# 404-9); 1892 Jan 11-Apr 12
66 Expense Book (# 404-9); 1876 Jan-Dec
67 Vessel Accounts: CITY OF WORCESTER, CITY OF LAWRENCE, CITY OF BOSTON (# 404-10); 1894
68 Bills Collectable (# 404-11); 1894 Jun-1898 Jun
69 Payroll (# 393 1/2); 1887 Jan
70 Monthly Trial Balance (# 384 1/2); 1874-1886
71 Monthly Trial Balance (# 383 1/2); 1877-1885
72 Monthly Trial Balance (# 381 1/2); 1885-1889
73 Stock, Old Colony Steamboat Co. (# 378 1/2); 1864 Nov 30-1871 Jun 12
74 Checkbook; 1889
75 Vouchers and payroll # 1 (391); 1894 Jun-1897 Apr
76 Voucher book # 2 (387); 1894 Jul-1897 May
77 Record of Vouchers # 3 (388); 1897 Jun-1898 Jun
78 Record of Vouchers # 4 (389); 1897 Jul-1898 May
79 Record of Vouchers # 5 (390); 1898 Jul-1898 Sep
80 Record of Vouchers # 6 (390-A); 1898 Aug-Oct
81 Coupon Bonds; 1881 Jan 1, due 1896 Jan 1
82 Coupon Bonds; 1881 Jan 1, due 1896 Jan 1
83 Bonds and Transfers; ca. 1880

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