Talbot Family Papers (Coll. 151)


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Overview of the Collection

Biography of Talbot family

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Indexes

Detailed Description of the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Talbot family
Title: Talbot Family Papers
Dates: 1775-1927 (bulk 1785-1813)
Extent: ca. 1500 items
Abstract: The Talbot Family Papers is a collection of sundry bills, receipts, notes, and correspondence relative primarily to Silas Talbot, with lesser numbers of similar material pertaining to George W., Theodore F., Henry, Charles N., Charles R., George A., and Violetta Talbot. The material is concentrated between 1785 and 1813, although some correspondence and Talbot genealogy created in the later 19th and early 20th century is included. Overall there is, correspondence, bills, receipts, notes, and other papers, of Silas Talbot (1751-1813), merchant, U.S. naval officer (commander of U.S.S. CONSTITUTION), and U.S. representative from New York, and other members of the Talbot family, particularly George W., Theodore Foster, Henry, Charles N., Charles R., George A., and Violetta Talbot. Includes letters to Silas Talbot from his son, Theodore Foster Talbot, chronicling his college days, early married life, and early career; letters from George W. Talbot to Charles N. Bancher discussing domestic and business affairs; letters from the late 19th and early 20th centures; and Talbot genealogy.
Identification: Coll. 151

Biography of Talbot family

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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:

Bancker, Charles Nicoll, 1778-1869
Talbot family

Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):

Constitution (Frigate)

Places:

New York (N.Y.)--Social life and customs

Document Types:

Family papers--New York (State)--New York
Genealogies

Occupations:

College students-- United States
Legislators--United States
Merchants--New York (State)--New York
Shipmasters--United States

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 151, 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 Abner Allen in Box 3, Folder 4 of the collection.
Allen, ? 3/7
Allen, Abner 3/4
Arden, James 3/4
Arden, Richard D. 3/4
Attenburg, ? 1/2
Baker, ? 1/5
Baldwin, ? 1/2, 3/6
Baldwin, ? (Miss) 3/4
Baldwin, Joseph T. 3/5
Banker, ? 3/4
Banker, Charles N. 1/2
Banker, Sarah 1/2
Banker, Violetta Talbot 1/3
Barry, ? (Commodore) 1/1
Biddle, ? (Mr. & Mrs.) 1/1
Bourne, Benjamin 3/4
Bowden, ? 3/7
Boyle, Hugh 3/5
Bronson, ? 1/1
Brownell, L.E. (Mrs.) 1/2
Brownell, T.C. 1/2
Buckle, William 3/4
Bucklin, J.C. 1/2, 3/6
Bucklin, John C. 3/5
Bucknall, G.A. 3/6
Bucknall, George A. 1/2
Burrall, J. 3/6
Burrows, ? (Major) 3/4
Butler, ? (Capt.) 3/4
Cadwalader, Charles 1/6
Catlin, L. 1/2
Chamberlain, ? 3/4
Cheesman, ? 3/4
Clarke, ? (Dr.) 3/4
Clifford, ? 1/2, 3/7
Constable, ? 1/1
Cooper, William 1/4
Courtney, ? 3/4
Crocker, ? (Capt.) 1/3
Curtis, Howard J. 1/7
Curwen, ? 3/7
Cushing, Daniel 1/2
Cushing, Daniel C. 3/5
Danforth, James 1/7
Davies, ? 3/4
Davis, Springall 3/6
Depayster, ? 3/6
DeWolf, Charles 1/2
DeWolf, George 1/2
Dias, ? 3/6
Diehl, Thomas 3/7
Dorr, ? 1/2
Emmet, ? 1/1
Emmett, ? 3/4
Fletcher, ? (Capt.) 3/4
Frink, ? 1/4
Furman, ? 3/4
Gifford, ? 3/4
Giles, ? (Mrs.) 1/1
Gillespie, James 1/1
Goddard, ? 1/2, 3/6
Goddard, Moses 1/7
Goodhue, ? 1/2
Gordon, ? 1/3
Graumont, ? 1/5
Greene, R. 3/4
Handy, William (Dr.) 3/4
Hanlon, Alexander T. 3/6
Harrison, ? 1/1
Harrison, John 1/5
Harrison, Richard 1/1
Heffernan, John 3/7
Hewes, ? 1/1
Hicks, ? (Capt.) 3/6
Hobart, ? (Judge) 1/1, 1/4
Hoffman, ? 3/4
Holland, ? 3/6
Ilsley, Isaac 1/2
Innis, ? 1/2
Kemper, ? 3/6
Kempfield, ? 3/4
Kidd, S. 1/3
Kimberly, ? 1/2, 3/5
King, Samuel 1/2
Kneeland, ? 3/7
Lancey, Alice Danforth 1/7
Larcom, Joseph 1/4
Little, ? (Capt.) 3/4
Low, John 1/2, 3/6, 3/7
Martin, J.S. 1/2
Martin, John 1/4
Martin, Joseph S. 3/5
McCalham, George 3/7
McGraw, John 1/2
Metcalf, ? 1/1
Metcalf, George 3/4
Metcalfe, Eliza Talbot 3/4
Metcalfe, George 1/4
Monroe, James 3/7
Montgomery, John 3/4
Morris , Susan 1/2, 3/4
Morris, ? (Capt.) 1/4
Morrison, Mary Rebecca 1/3
Morrison, Robert 1/3
Munns, S.B. 1/2
Murray, ? 3/4
Murray, George W. 3/4
Murray, J.V. 3/4
Murray, John B. 1/4
Newbold, George 3/7
Newton, ? 3/4
Nicoll, ? 3/6, 3/7
Ogden, ? 1/2, 3/7
Oliphant, ? 1/3
Orso, John B. 3/6
Palmer, ? 3/6
Parker, ? (Dr.) 1/2
Perkins, ? 3/4
Perkins, Thomas H. 3/4
Perry, C.R. (Capt.) 1/4
Pierce, ? 3/4
Pierpont, ? 3/4
Porter, ? (Lt.) 3/4
Richardson, John 3/6
Robinson, ? (Capt.) 3/4
Robinson, William 3/4
Rutman, ? 3/4
Sansom, Philip 3/4
Schuyler, ? (Gen.) 1/4
Scott, ? 1/2
Scriba, George 3/4
Sherman, ? (Capt.) 3/4
Skinner, ? (Col.) 1/1
Smedley, ? (Capt.) 1/1, 3/4
Smith, ? (Dr.) 1/1
Smith, Samuel S. 1/5
Smith, T. H. 3/5
Story, ? (Judge) 1/2
Talbot, Betsy (Mrs. Silas) 1/1
Talbot, Charles N. 1/2, 1/6, 1/7
Talbot, Charles R. 1/3
Talbot, Cyrus 1/1, 1/4, 3/5
Talbot, Eliza 1/4
Talbot, George 1/1
Talbot, George A. 1/2
Talbot, George W. 1/2, 1/7, 3/4, 3/5, 3/6
Talbot, George W. (Mrs.) 1/7
Talbot, George Washington 1/4
Talbot, Gerard B. 1/7
Talbot, Maria 3/4, 3/7
Talbot, Richmond 1/7
Talbot, Silas 1/4
Talbot, Theodore 1/4
Talbot, Theodore Foster 1/1, 3/4
Talbot, V.T. 1/6
Talbot, Violetta 1/2, 3/7
Talbot, W.R. 1/7
Taylor, ? (Col.) 1/1
Thompson, ? 1/1
Throop, ? (Capt.) 3/4
Thurston, Alexander 1/3
Tillinghast, ? 1/1, 3/4
Troup, ? (Col.) 3/4
Truxton, ? (Capt.) 3/4
Truxton, Eliza 1/1
Truxtun, Thomas 1/1
Tucker, George 1/2
Tucker, R.D. 1/2
Van Renssalaer, J.A. 1/4
Vernon, ? 3/7
Watkinson, ? 3/6
Watkinson, David 3/5
Watkinson, William 3/5
Watson, ? 1/4
Whelan, Israel 3/5
Whitelaw, James 3/4
Woofaine, ? 1/5

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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 Ainslie & VanCleef in Box 1, Folder 2 of the collection.
Ainslie & VanCleef 1/2
Austin & Thayer 1/2, 3/6
Bailey & Willis 1/2
Brown, Benson & Ives 3/4
Bulley, Decatur & Riker 3/6
Castel, Sebring & Varick 3/6
Cochran & Co. 1/4
Davenport & Tucker 3/4
Franklin, Robinson & Co. 3/4
Guest & Banker 3/4
H.F. Greene & Co. 3/7
Harrison & Lewis 3/6
Kelso & Crump 1/2, 3/5, 3/6
King & Talbot 1/2, 3/4
Lawrence & Ludlow 3/6
Murray & Mumford 3/4
Parish & Co. 3/5
Parmeter & Forrester 1/2
Peters & Gidney 3/6
R. Murray & Co. 3/4
Russell & Ammidon 3/4
Smith & Nevins 3/5
Taylor & Talbot 3/5, 3/6
Union Manufacturing Co. 3/5
Whitewell & Bond 3/5

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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 ADRIANNA in Box 1, Folder 2 of the collection.
ADRIANNA (Ship) 1/2
AGNES (Bark) 3/7
AMITY 3/7
BOSTON (Frigate) 3/4
CHATHAM (Ship) 3/4
COMMERCE (Ship) 3/4
CONSTITUTION (Ship) 1/1
DIANA 3/7
EDWARD (Ship) 1/2
EUPHRATES 3/7
FALCON 1/3
FIN (Frigate) 1/4
FLYING FISH (Brig) 3/4
GENERAL GREENE (Ship) 1/4
GOVERNOR TOMKINS 3/6
HENRIETTA (Ship) 1/4
HIBERNIA (Brig) 1/2, 3/7
HINDE (Frigate) 1/4
JULIUS CAESAR 3/7
NANCY 3/4
ONEIDA CHIEF 3/4
PATIENCE (Schooner) 3/4
SALLY (Sloop) 1/1, 3/7
SEMERAMIS (Ship) 3/4
SUPERIOR (Ship) 3/4
TWO ANGELS 3/4
UNION 3/7

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Correspondence and Genealogical notes; 1792-1927
Box Folder
1 1 Letters from Theodore Foster Talbot to his father (Silas Talbot), and mother; 1792-1809
2 Letters written by George W. Talbot (with others by Charles N, George A, Violetta Talbot) mostly to Charles N. Bancker; 1802-1841
3 Letters to Charles R. and Charles N. Talbot in Canton, China, at least two were written by Robert Morrison, a translator to the East India Company's Factory at Canton; 1829
4 Transcripts of letters to Silas Talbot from George W., and Cyrus Talbot, J.A. Van Renssalaer, and George Metcalf. Also from Silas Talbot to Capt. C. R. Perry and John R. Murry.; 1787-1804
5 Letters to Silas Talbot from J. Harrison and Samuel S. Smith. All letters deal with Theodore F. Talbot's academic progress at Princeton; 1796-1798
6 Letters written by Charles N. Talbo to his aunt. Also a letter to "Dear Brother" from V. T. Talbot; 1848-1849, 1861 Jun
7 Miscellaneous letters notes, memos, calling cards, etc. relating to Talbot Family; ca 1895-1927
8 Notes on Talbot Genealogy, Family papers, etc.; undated
Bills, receipts, etc.; 1775-1818
Box Folder
2 1 Bills against Silas Talbot, miscellaneous labor and clothing; 1775-1780
2 Notes signed by Silas Talbot, bills, for labor and pasturing mare.; 1782-1784
3 Account, drafts and notes, Silas Talbot (some with Clark and Nightingale); 1785-1786
4 Bills for clothing and receipts for tailor work, Silas Talbot; 1786
5 Misc. domestic items, tailoring, paints, timber and drayage, Silas Talbot; 1787
6 Expenses for son, George W., misc. labor tailoring, etc.; 1788
7 Receipts, promissory notes, labor, kitchen supplies, Silas Talbot; 1789
8 Clothing, liqueurs, board. Swapped 6 milk cows for 2 horses; 1790
9 Shoe repair, tailoring, Silas Talbot account and current with Samuel Ward & Bros., labor, etc; 1791
10 Liqueurs and board, tailoring, subscription to building a parsonage, etc.; 1792
11 Dinners and liqueurs, mending harness, labor, lumber, boarding horse, etc., Silas Talbot; 1793
12 Boarding son Harry, and tailoring for George W. Talbot, etc.; 1794
13 To Thomas and George Talbot, tailoring for son Theodore. Indenture Benjamin Glass apprentice to Forman Chusman, Shipwright; 1795
14 Shoe repair for son George, tailoring, rent in New York, keeping horses, etc.; 1796
15 Room, board, washing, tuition, etc., Theodore Talbot. Doctor services and medicines; 1797
16 Food supplies, tailoring for son Theodore F. Talbot, hoop and bar iron, advice, medicine, etc.; 1798
17 Saddle repair, misc. charges to Theodore F. Talbot; 1799
18 Bills involving Silas, Theodore F. and George W. Talbot; 1800
19 Bills and receipts relating to Silas, Theodore F. and George W. Talbot; 1801
20 Boarding horse, books and tuition for Henry Talbot; 1802-1804
21 Board, livery, bills against Doctor Abraham Clark; 1805
22 Abraham Clark, boarding son Henry, note of recommendation - Tom Chiouqua as linguist aboard ship SUPERIOR signed by George W. Talbot; 1806
23 Wagon repair, receipts, bread, etc.; 1807
24 Superfine Flour, boot and shoe repair, shoeing horses, etc.; 1808
25 Paints, whitewashing, glass, coffee, etc.; 1809
26 Note - David McClelland to Commodore Talbot, wagon repairs, tailoring, etc.; 1810
27 Mending sleigh, house repair - Chambers Street, N.Y.; 1811
28 Butter, wood, Indian meal, etc.; 1812
29 Coach hire, liquers; 1813
30 Misc. material. Estimate of William Buckley's property, debts, etc., misc. household accounts, clothing, etc.; undated
Box Folder
3 1 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc. for domestic items, taverns, clothing, rent; 1779-1799
2 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc. for domestic items, tuition, horses, and supplies; 1800-1813
3 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; undated
4 Letters to Silas Talbot from George W. Talbot, regarding family and business matters; 1795-18009
5 Incoming business correspondence to Charles N. Bancker from George W. Talbot (one letter from Cyrus Talbot); 1813 Jan-Jun, (1803)
6 Incoming business correspondence to Charles N. Bancker from George W. Talbot, references to effects of War of 1812; 1813 Jul-Dec
7 Incoming business correspondence to Charles N. Bancker from George W. Talbot; 1817-1818, 1825
8 Copy list of medicine and hospital stores requisitioned by ship's surgeon on U.S. Ship PEACOCK; 1829 Aug 31
Notes, memoranda and misc. research materials; 1817-1900, undated
Box Folder
4 1 Draft of a biography of Commodore Silas Talbot, possibly written by Gerard Talbot; undated
2 Assorted notes and letters of research perataining to Talbot biography; undated
3 A memoranda of papers relating to Silas Talbot, given to Mary Porter; undated
4 Memoranda relating to Silas Talbot manuscripts; undated
5 Handwritten transcripts of incoming and outgoing correspondence of Silas Talbot; ca 1900
6 Centennial edition of the first New York City directory, pamphlet entitled, "The Rutgers Family of New York," newspaper clippings regarding the U.S.S. CONSTITUTION; 1886, 1923
7 Various pamphlets, 1887 edition of The Bank of America; 1817, 1898, 1887

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