Edward W. Harkness Papers (Coll. 145)


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Overview of the Collection

Biography of Edward W. Harkness

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Index

Detailed Description of the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Harkness, Edward W.
Title: Edward W. Harkness Papers
Dates: 1859-1893
Extent: ca 300 pieces
Abstract: Included in the collection are accounts, bills, receipts, and letters. The bills and ships papers deal exclusively with the vessels J.H. BOWERS and the RAPHAEL, reflecting transactions in Liverpool, Cape Town, Padang, Cardiff, Montevideo, Valparaiso, Swatow, London, Batavia, and Amsterdam.
Identification: Coll. 145

Biography of Edward W. Harkness

Edward W. Harkness was born August 9, 1837 in Camden, Maine. He was the son of Robert Harkenss and Deborah Wallace Thorndike. He married a woman by the name of Francena (Fannie, last name unknown) and had three sons, Charles R. Harkness (b. 1869), George E. Harkness (b. 1872), and Arthur E. Harness (b. 1880). By 1870 he is listed in the federal census as a master mariner living in Camden, and was master of the bark J.H. BOWERS and the ship RAPHAEL. By 1900 he was living in Walpole, Massachusetts, and is last listed on the 1920 census at 82 years of age.

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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):

J.H. Bowers (Bark)
Raphael (Ship)

Subjects:

International trade
Shipping--Maine

Document Types:

Accounts
Receipts
Ship's papers

Occupations:

Shipmasters--Maine--Rockport

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 145, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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Indexes

Index to Personal 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 George Barrett in Box 1, Folder 9 of the collection.
Barrett, George 1/9
Blackinton, A.D. 1/9
Blethen, ? (Capt.) 1/9
Boynton, C.W. 1/9
Carleton, F. 1/9
Carleton, P.J. 1/10
Chapman, J.F. 1/9
Clark, J.A. 1/9
Cobb, Mattie 1/10
Curtis, C.A. 1/10
Curtis, John 1/10
Davis, Thomas 1/9
Eells, Albert 1/9
Graffam, Oliver 1/8
Grant, ? 1/9
Green, R. 1/9
Griffin, Will 1/9
Hall, O.G. 1/9
Harkness, George T. 1/8, 1/9
Harkness, Jennie 1/8
Harkness, John 1/8
Harkness, Josephine 1/8, 1/9
Harkness, Nettie 1/9
Harrington, T.H. 1/8
Hemingway, ? (Capt.) 1/8
Hosmer, Fred A. 1/9, 1/10
Luce, ? (Capt.) 1/9
Mallet, Emma 1/8
Mansfield, Graffam 1/8
Merriam, Jonas 1/8, 1/10
Morton, ? 1/9
Mudd, Samuel 1/8
Nickels, ? (Capt.) 1/9
Norton, Edward (Mrs.) 1/10
Orcutt, E. 1/9
Parsons, ? 1/8
Pascal, W.H. 1/9
Pierce, J.T. 1/9
Plum, John A. 1/9
Pope, John 1/8
Smart, ? (Capt.) 1/8
Stackpole, Georgia 1/8
Staples, Everett L. 1/9
Staples, Horace 1/9
Staples, S.A. 1/9
Stearns, S.P. 1/9
Talpey, ? (Capt.) 1/9
Tibbetts, ? (Capt.) 1/9
White, J.R. 1/8

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Index to 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 Carleton, Norwood & Co. in Box 1, Folder 8 of the collection.
Carleton, Norwood & Co. 1/8, 1/9
J.E. Bayley & Co. 1/8
Killam, Loud & Co. 1/8
Lyon Bros. 1/9
Merriam & Morton 1/9
Onley & Sons 1/8
Parsons & Loud 1/9
Rice & Hall 1/9
Simonton & Rich 1/9
Thorndyke & Norton 1/8

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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 brig ADOLPH in Box 1, Folder 9 of the collection.
ADOLPH (Brig) 1/9
AMERICA 1/9
ARCTURUS (Bark) 1/9
CALENIS (Bark) 1/9
CORONET (Ship) 1/8
J.H. BOWERS (Bark) 1/9
JENNIE HARKNESS 1/9
JOHN CURRIER (Ship) 1/9
THOMAS CONNOR (Ship) 1/9
WANDERING JEW (Ship) 1/9

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Business papers primarily relating to Captain E. W. Harkness and bark J. H. BOWERS; 1875-1893
Box Folder
1 1 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc. relating to Captain E. W. Harkness and bark J. H. BOWERS; 1875
2 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc. relating to Captain E. W. Harkness and bark J. H. BOWERS; 1876
3 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc. relating to Captain E. W. Harkness and bark J. H. BOWERS; 1877
4 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc. relating to Captain E. W. Harkness and bark J. H. BOWERS; 1878
5 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc. relating to Captain E. W. Harkness and bark J. H. BOWERS; 1879-1885
6 Bills and accounts, etc. relating to Captain E. W. Harkness and bark J. H. BOWERS; 1886-1893
7 unidentified; undated
Correspondence; 1859-1884
Box Folder
1 8 Correspondence, primarily family letters; 1859-1873
9 Correspondence, family and business letters; 1880-1884
10 Correspondence, unidentified; undated

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