Levi B. Gillchrest Papers (Coll. 147)


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Overview of the Collection

Biography of Levi B. Gillchrest

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Index

Detailed Description of the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Gillchrest, Levi B.
Title: Levi B. Gillchrest Papers
Dates: 1833-1865, (bulk 1850-1864), additional information 1979-1980
Extent: ca 300 pieces
Abstract: Letters, bills, accounts, receipts, etc. relating to Captain Gillchrest's maritime activities, chiefly letters to Gillchrest from ship captains, including his father, Joseph Gillchrest, as well as agents such as Baring Brothers, R.L. Gillchrest & Co., and Snow & Burgess, relating to freight rates, market conditions, shipbuilding, difficulties with vessels and crews, etc. Topics include Gillchrest's ownership of shares in numerous vessels involved in coastwise and transatlantic trade.
Identification: Coll. 147

Biography of Levi B. Gillchrest

Levi B. Gillchrest was born ca. 1815 and was married in 1843 to Catharine H. Webb. He was a shipmaster and shipowner from Thomaston, Maine, during the mid-19th century, and was involved in coastwise and transatlantic trade. By 1847, Gillchrest was the managing partner of Morton & Lermond, which built one ship a year from 1847 until 1866.

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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:

Gillchrest, Joseph--Correspondence

Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):

Baring Brothers & Co.
R.L. Gillchrest & Co.
Snow & Burgess

Subjects:

Cargo ships
Coastwise shipping
Freight and freightage--Rates
International trade
Shipbuilding--Maine--Thomaston
Shipping--Maine--Thomaston

Document Types:

Accounts
Receipts

Occupations:

Merchant mariners

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 147, 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 John M. Adams in Box 1, Folder 3 of the collection.
Adams, John M. 1/3, 1/4, 1/10
Anderson, R. 1/1, 1/10
Baring Brothers 1/1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/7, 1/11
Bates & Co. 1/4
Benger, ? 1/6
Boyan & Humes 1/10
Boynton, N. 1/1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/10
Carney, George L. 1/3, 1/4, 1/10
Creighton, E. (Capt.) 1/11
Creighton, Joseph 1/2
Creighton, Nancy (estate of) 1/8, 1/10
Cushing, James O. 1/2
Davis, George (Capt.) 1/11
Donnell, J.E. 1/4, 1/5, 1/10
Elwell, James W. 1/4, 1/5, 1/11
Emerson, W. 1/1
Fales, ? (Capt.) 1/11
Fogg, L.G. 1/1, 1/10
Gale, C.W. 1/2
Gillchrest, H. Eugene 1/4, 1/5
Gillchrest, Joseph 1/1, 1/11
Gillchrest, Levi B. 1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/7
Gillchrest, R.L. 1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/6, 1/10, 1/11
Goshaw, ? 1/4
Guardhouse, ? (Capt.) 1/11
Halloneer, Revel 1/10
Harris Stackpole & Co. 1/7
Henderson, Dunston 1/4, 1/10
Hervey, William 1/10
Hewes, William 1/2, 1/5, 1/10
Higgins, H.B. 1/10
Hynson, George W. 1/10
J.H. Rivers & Co. 1/2, 1/10
James W. Elwell & Co. 1/6, 1/7
Jordan, William 1/1, 1/10
Joseph Nickerson & Co. 1/5, 1/6, 1/10
Lewis, D. 1/1, 1/2
Lord, George C. 1/5
Maxwell, ? 1/4
McCarthy, A. 1/4
McLean, William 1/4, 1/5, 1/10
Merry, L. 1/10
Morton & Lemonds & Co. 1/1
Morton, Hattie E. 1/4
Mosely & Hodgman 1/5
N.E. Mutual Marine Insurance Co. 1/5
Nelson, Charles H. 1/4, 1/5, 1/10
Prince, Arthur 1/5
Rockland Insurance Co. 1/2
Russell, Samuel 1/2
Samuel P. Pedrick & Co. 1/3
Smith, J.H. 1/5
Snow & Burgess 1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/10
Snow, A. 1/10, 1/11
Stackpole, H. 1/1
Sweetsul, Benjamin 1/4
Taylor, Tipper & Co. 1/4, 1/10, 1/11
Thomaston Mutual Fire Ins. Co. 1/11
Thompson, Lapham & Co. 1/11
Vinal, A. 1/6
Washburn & Clifton 1/6
Watts, James 1/1, 1/10, 1/11
Watts, Jeremiah 1/1
Watts, William H. 1/2, 1/4, 1/10
Whitney & Stephens 1/5
William R. Freeborn & Co. 1/4
Woodcock, M.P. 1/5

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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 AFRICA in Box 1, Folder 11 of the collection.
AFRICA (Ship) 1/11
ALABAMA (Schooner) 1/11
ALDANAH (Ship) 1/10
ALICE COUNCE 1/10
ALLIANCE 1/3, 1/10
ALMIRA (Ship) 1/11
AMELIA (Ship) 1/11
ARABIA (Ship) 1/4, 1/11
ASIA (Ship) 1/4, 1/11
ASTRACAN (Ship) 1/11
BOSTONIAN (Bark) 1/4, 1/10
BRILLIAN (Bark) 1/1, 1/11
CALIFORNIA (Ship) 1/11
CAMP-VALE (Bark) 1/10
CAPT. JOHN (Brig) 1/10
CAROLINE (Brig) 1/10
CHALLENGE (Schooner) 1/10
CHARLEMAGNE (Schooner) 1/10
CHARLES BUCK (Ship) 1/2
CHATHAM (Ship) 1/10
CLAIBORNE (Ship) 1/1, 1/11
COLUMBIA 1/10
DELEWARE (Schooner) 1/10
DOVER 1/11
E.C. BROWN (Schooner) 1/5, 1/11
EAGLE 1/10
EUROPA (Ship) 1/11
FLORENCE (Bark) 1/4, 1/10
GAZETTEER (Ship) 1/10
GENERAL HURLBUT (Ship) 1/10
GEORGES 1/4
GOLDEN ERA (Bark) 1/2, 1/10
GONDOLA (Ship) 1/11
H. KELLAR (Brig) 1/11
H. PENNINGTON (Ship) 1/10
HAMLET (Brig) 1/11
HERALD (Ship) 1/2
HOPE 1/11
I. PITTS (Bark) 1/10
IONIAN 1/10
JOHN COTTLE (Ship) 1/4, 1/10
JOHN HANCOCK 1/10
JOSEPH GILLCHREST (Ship) 1/2, 1/4, 1/5, 1/10, 1/11
JUVENTA 1/10
KATAHDIN (Steamer) 1/5
LEONIDAS 1/1, 1/10
MANTEO 1/1
MARCELLA (Schooner) 1/10, 1/11
MARQUETTE (Ship) 1/2
MARY & ADELINE (Ship) 1/11
MARY O'BRIEN 1/10
McLEAN (Bark) 1/10
MERIDIAN 1/10
MILTIADES 1/1
MONTEBELLO (Ship) 1/4, 1/5, 1/10, 1/11
MOUNTAINEER 1/1, 1/10
MOUNTEBELLO (Ship) 1/4, 1/5, 1/10, 1/11
NE PLUS ULTRA (Ship) 1/5
NEPTUNE 1/3
NEPTUNE'S CAR 1/4
PANAMA (Ship) 1/5
PERSIA (Ship) 1/4, 1/11
PYRAMID 1/10
QUEEN POMARE (Ship) 1/11
R. JACOBS 1/10
R. L. GILLCHREST (Ship) 1/2
R. ROBINSON 1/10
RAYMOND LEE (Ship) 1/10
ROCHAMBEAU (Ship) 1/1, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/7, 1/10, 1/11
ROSANA (Ship) 1/11
RUSSELL (Ship) 1/10
S. CURLING (Ship) 1/10, 1/11
SARAH G. HIDE (Ship) 1/1
SCOTIA (Ship) 1/11
SEBASTIA CABOT (Ship) 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/10, 1/11
SINGAPORE (Bark) 1/5
SOUTHHAMPTON 1/10
STATESMAN (Ship) 1/1, 1/10, 1/11
STEPHEN CROWELL (Ship) 1/2, 1/4, 1/10
STEVEN GLOVER (Ship) 1/1
THE RICHARD 1/10
THOMAS (Brig) 1/11
TOM PAINE (Brig) 1/11
TRENTON (Ship) 1/10
VAUCLUSE (Ship) 1/, 1/3, 1/10, 1/11
WASHINGTON 1/4
WHITE SWALLOW 1/10

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Correspondence; 1833-1865
Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence; 1833-1856
2 Correspondence; 1857
3 Correspondence; 1858-1861
4 Correspondence; 1862
5 Correspondence; 1863-1864
6 Correspondence; 1865 and undated
Business papers; 1852-1862
Box Folder
1 7 Bills, accounts, insurance policy, freight circular, etc.; 1852-1862
8 Bills, etc., relating to estate of Nancy Creighton; 1859-1861
9 Unidentified material; undated or partially dated
Additional material; added in 1979-1980
Box Folder
1 10 Correspondence; 1843-1865, undated
11 Correspondence; 1846-1863

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