Samuel Watts Collection (Coll. 152)


Printable version

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Biography of Samuel Watts

Arrangement

Additional Information

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Indexes

Detailed Description of the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Watts, Samuel, 1812-1900
Title: Samuel Watts Collection
Dates: 1828-1950
Extent:
Abstract: The Samuel Watts Collection consists of 57 document boxes containing approximately 24,000 pieces and 6 volumes relative to the career of a prominent 19th century shipbuilder and shipowner, Samuel Watts of Thomaston, Maine. Included are business correspondence, bills, receipts, accounts, disbursements, dividend books, ledgers, and a scrapbook. The bulk of material is concentrated between 1850-1890.
Identification: Coll. 152

Biography of Samuel Watts

Samuel Watts ranked among the most prominent builder-owners of American merchant vessels during the last half of the 19th century. The story of vessels built at Thomaston, Maine during this period is to a great degree the story of Samuel Watts.

Watts commenced going to sea when he was 19, shipping as cook in the brig PENSACOLA. Six years later he became master of the new brig HECTOR, which was soon after lost at Gay Head.

After sailing the brig ANN MARIAH for J.H. Counce, Edward O. Brien employed Samuel Watts to command a series of seven brigs and barks. Watts next took charge of the ship JAMES NESMITH, then the FRANKLIN KING, and finally the ship WESTERN EMPIRE, a command which marked the end of his seafaring career.

In company with Edward O. Brien, Watts built the ships S. CURLING and VESPER. After this he began his own business, building vessels under the name of Watts & Co. From there on Samuel Watts was recognized as a sound businessman, a respected builder, and a managing owner of square-riggers and large schooners.

Associated with Samuel was his brother, Capt. Alfred Watts (1816-1882), who had been master of the ships BARNABUS WEBB and GENERAL MCCLELLAN, and who retired from the sea to manage the Watts shipyard. The Watts brothers continued to build large ships and schooners for nearly 30 years.

Vessels built and/or managed by Samuel Watts were found in all the major sea lanes of the world. Boston, New York, San Francisco, Liverpool, New Orleans, Antwerp, and numerous other ports around the globe were frequented by the Watts fleet. By the time he retired in 1887, Samuel Watts had launched 24 ships, 1 bark, and 17 schooners and he had been the managing owner of 6 other vessels.

Samuel Watts died on March 7, 1900, at the age of 87.

Return to the Table of Contents


Arrangement

Samuel Watts' papers were preserved, and later organized, by this grandson, Mr. Samuel W. Lewis. Much of Mr. Lewis' own research is contained in this collection, along with that of his nephew, Mr. C. Winslow Lewis, Jr.

Boxes 1 and 2 contain the research done by Samuel W. Lewis relative to this grandfather, Samuel Watts, and the vessels he built and managed. Included also are notes, etc. compiled by C. Winslow Lewis, Jr. Most of their research was carried on between 1940 and 1970.

Boxes 3-6 contain general business correspondence of Samuel Watts, 1838-1898. The letters are arranged chronologically.

Box 7 holds general bills, receipts, accounts, disbursements, documents, etc., relative primarily to Mr. Watts' shipping activity, 1836-1897.

Boxes 8-55 are series relative to specific vessels built and/or owned by Samuel Watts. Nearly 100 vessels are represented, and within each series is everything that pertains to the particular vessel, i.e. bills, disbursements, correspondence, documentation, etc.

Box 56 contains material of specific relevance to Samuel Watts and his shipping activities.

Box 57 is a collection of vessel prints reproduced from originals found in the collection. They are arranged alphabetically by vessel name. Over half are photographs of the actual vessels, while the rest of photos of vessel paintings.

The six volumes are comprised of 2 dividend books, 1857-1899, 3 ledgers, 1836-1899, and a scrapbook, ca. 1900.

Return to the Table of Contents


Additional Information

Additional Information About Shipmasters and Their Vessels
Additional Information About Vessels in this Collection

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.

Return to the Table of Contents


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:

Lewis, C. Winslow
Lewis, Samuel W.
Watts, Alfred, 1816-1882

Subjects:

Shipbuilding--Maine--Thomaston
Shipping--Maine--Thomaston

Document Types:

Ledgers
Scrapbooks

Occupations:

Ship captains--Maine--Thomaston
Shipowners--Maine--Thomaston

Return to the Table of Contents


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 152, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

Return to the Table of Contents


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 Alvey A. Adee in Box 19, Folder 7 of the collection.
Adee, Alvey A. 19/7
Allen, ? (Capt.) 22/8
Anderson, Rasmus B. (Jr.)(Capt.) 16/17, 16/18
Andre, Auguste 20/6
Balano, James W. 16/17, 19/4
Bickmore, Roger (Capt.) 22/8
Blake, Clark (Capt.) 22/8
Bliss, James 22/8, 22/12
Brown, Edward 16/21
Brown, J.N. 19/2, 24/5
Burgess, Joseph S. 20/6
Burgess, Levi G. 19/5
Burgess, W.C. 21/6
Byrnes, William M. 22/8, 22/9, 22/12
Carney, ? (Capt.) 20/6
Chadwick, Alton D. (Capt.) 19/5
Chapman, J.F. (Capt.) 16/15
Chapman, James (Capt.) 16/19
Chegaray, Antoine 16/18
Colley, E.C. 16/18
Colson, Albert B. (Capt.) 16/21
Creighton, J. (Capt.) 22/8
Cunningham, Thomas 22/8
Curlis, ? (Capt.) 16/21
Dunham, Thomas 22/8
Fales, James T. (Capt.) 19/1, 19/2, 19/3, 19/6
Farwell, M.W. 23/4
Farwell, N.A. 22/8
Fuller, R.B. 19/4, 19/6
Fyler, James T. (Capt.) 19/3
Gavlon, Charles (Jr.) 19/3
Gillchrest, R.L. 22/11
Gilmore, Charles M. (Capt.) 16/17
Granger, Horatio 21/6
Harris, George O. 22/12
Henry, Jacob 21/6
Hewes, William (Capt.) 23/5
Hibberd, Isaac Norris (Capt.) 16/15
Hilt, John 22/8
Hilton, ? (Capt.) 16/20
Hinkley, Eugene B. 22/11
Holbrook, William H. (Capt.) 22/8
Howard, D.H. 19/5
Hupper, Sidney G. (Capt.) 16/17, 16/19
Hyde, E.C. 23/4
Hyler, Halvah A. (Capt.) 16/17, 16/18, 16/20, 16/21
Hyler, William 16/21
Ingersoll, Nathaniel 20/6
Kane, John W. 19/1
Keen, William G. (Capt.) 19/5, 19/6
Keller, James 22/8
Kinsman, George 19/4
Lermond, ? (Capt.) 16/16
Lermond, William J. (Capt.) 16/18
Levensaler, Joseph G. 16/21, 20/6, 22/13, 22/14
Long, Robert 22/8
Lord, George G. 22/8, 22/12, 22/14, 23/4
Lord, Thomas H. 16/21, 19/5
Lyon, Benjamin 22/11, 22/12, 23/4
Mallard, C.R. 23/4
Manton, Joseph P. 22/8
Martin, P. 22/10
McLean, William 22/8, 22/9
McManus, Robert 22/8
McNeil, Collin P. 20/6
McNeil, Duncan 20/6
McNeil, J.F. (Capt.) 19/6, 19/7
Mehan, Niven 16/19, 16/20, 16/21, 19/1, 19/4, 19/6, 22/8
Montgomery, A. 19/6
Morton, W.J. (Mrs.) 16/18, 16/19
Morton, William J. (Capt.) 16/16, 16/17, 16/18, 16/19, 16/20, 16/21, 20/6
Murphy, Joseph (Capt.) 19/6
Musgrave, John W. 19/6
Newhall, William (Jr.)(Capt.) 23/4
OBrien, Edward 21/6
Oliver, ? (Capt.) 22/14
Osborn, George F. 22/11
Payson, Charles W. 22/8
Payson, Clarence 16/21
Plummer, Farnham 22/11
Preble, George A. 22/9
Prince, C. 16/20, 22/10, 22/11
Rokes, Leander 19/2
Rose, D.P. 16/15
Rosenfeld, John 16/19
Rosenfeld, Louis 16/21
Safford, H.W. 23/4
Sampson, James A. 22/8
Seavey, Alfred L. (Capt.) 19/1, 19/2, 19/3, 19/4, 19/5
Seavey, Leonard H. (Capt.) 19/5
Smalley, T.W. (Capt.) 24/5
Smith, William H. (Capt.) 16/18, 19/2
Snow, Alfred D. 16/19, 16/20, 16/21, 22/9, 24/5
Snow, Louis T. 16/18
Souther, Elbridge 19/2
Souther, Henry (Capt.) 19/5
Souther, Joseph 16/15
Stimson, Loretta 16/21
Stockham, George 22/8
Story, W.W. 21/6
Sumner, M. 22/11
Sweetser, Benjamin 22/14
Sweetser, Isaac 22/8, 22/9, 22/10, 22/11, 22/13
Thomas, J.B. 16/16
Trask, B.J.H. (Jr.) 23/5
Trask, B.J.W. 22/9
Turner, G. 16/16
Turner, John S. (Capt.) 24/5
Ulrich, Richard 16/18
Vance, Samuel 22/8
Walker, Amos 23/4
Warren, T.H. 19/1, 19/2, 19/6
Washburn, C.H. 16/18, 19/1, 19/4
Washburn, Charles 16/20, 16/21
Watts, Alfred (Capt.) 22/9, 23/4
Watts, Edward A. (Capt.) 24/5
Watts, Edward B. 16/17, 16/20
Watts, James (Capt.) 22/10, 22/13
Watts, John R. (Capt.) 22/8, 22/9, 22/10, 22/11, 22/12, 22/13
Watts, Joseph W. (Capt.) 16/19, 19/6
Westerman, J. 21/6
Willandon, L. 21/6
Williams, B.B. (Mrs.) 19/4, 19/6
Wilson, Jesse (Capt.) 22/8
Withers, D.D. 21/6
Woodbury, William W. 22/11
Young, Gleason (Capt.) 16/15, 16/16, 16/17

Return to the Table of Contents


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 A. Gibson & Co. in Box 16, Folder 19 of the collection.
A. Gibson & Co. 16/19, 16/20, 16/21
Addison, Gage & Co. 19/1
Allen & Lewis 20/6
B.J. & F. Trask 22/9
Baring Brothers & Co. 16/15, 16/16, 16/17, 16/18, 16/19, 16/21, 20/6, 22/8, 22/9, 22/10, 22/11, 22/12, 23/4
Barnard & Pike 21/6
Boston Marine Insurance Co. 19/4, 19/5, 19/6
Boult, English & Brandon 23/4
Bryce, Grace & Co. 22/14
C. & R. Holyoke 22/8
Carleton, Norwood & Co. 16/16
Chadwick & Potter 19/5, 19/6
Chase, Leavitt & Co. 19/1
Clark & Chaplin Ice Co. 19/6
Crocker, Wood & Co. 23/5
Darrah & Elwell Co. 16/18, 16/20
Eissing & Haldt 19/4, 19/5, 19/6
Equitable Safety Insurance Co. 22/11
Franklin Insurance 22/8, 22/9, 22/12
Fred L. Clayton & Co. 19/1, 19/2
George Croshaw & Co. 22/9
George Waterbury & Co. 22/10
Gillchrest, White & Co. 16/16, 16/17, 16/18
Gillingham & Garrison 22/8
Glidden & Bridge 19/2, 19/3, 19/4
Grubb, Robinson & Co. 22/12
H. Pigion & Son 19/1c
Harold Weston & Co. 19/5
Haskins, Wood Vulcanizing Co. 19/5
Haven & Penhallow 22/14
Holder & Herrick 19/4
Houlder Brothers & Co. 22/12
Howland & Aspinwall 21/6
Hyer Brothers 19/6
Imperial German Consul 16/18
India Mutual Insurance Co. 19/3
J.D. Spreckels & Bros. 16/18
J.F. Chapman & Co. 16/16, 16/17, 16/18, 16/19, 16/20, 16/21, 20/6, 24/5
J.W. Grace & Co. 20/6, 24/5
James Bliss & Co. 16/20, 16/21, 19/1, 19/3, 19/6
James E. Ward & Co. 19/5
John Rosenfeld's Sons 16/21
Jonathan May & Sons 19/4, 19/7
Joseph Nickerson & Co. 22/8, 22/11, 22/13, 22/14
Kinsman & Co. 19/4
Lime Rock Insurance Co. 23/4
Lord & Hight 19/1
Loud, Claridge & Co. 16/18
McNeal Coal & Iron Co. 22/11
Morgan & Wiley 22/8
Murphy, Cook & Co. 16/16
Neptune Insurance Co. 22/11
Nesmith & Walsh 21/6
New England Mutual Marine Insurance Co. 22/8, 22/11, 22/12, 23/4
Ocean Insurance Co. 22/11
P. Dougherty & Co. 19/2
P. Varkevisser & Sons 22/14
Packard & Seymour 23/4
Page, Richardson & Co. 22/11
Palmer & Johnson 22/8
Payson & Mehan 22/11
Pendleton, Carver & Nichols 16/21
R.L. Gillchrest & Co. 16/15, 20/6, 22/9, 22/10, 22/11, 24/5
Richard Johnson & Son 16/16
Rockland Insurance Co. 22/11
Ruger Brothers 22/12
S.G. & G.C. Ward 22/12
S.L. Merchant & Co 22/12, 22/13
Samuel P. Pedrick & Co. 22/8
Silas Weeks & Co. 19/2, 19/3
Snow & Burgess 16/15, 16/16, 16/17, 16/18, 16/19, 16/20, 19/1, 19/3, 19/4, 20/6, 22/8, 22/9, 22/10, 22/12, 22/13, 23/5, 24/5
Standard Sugar Refinery 16/16
Stetson Gerry & Co. 22/8
Sutton & Co. 16/20
Sydney D. Jenkins & Co. 22/9
Trask & Dearborn 22/9, 23/5
Vivian & Sons 16/21
W. Richard Johnson 20/6
W.A. Perot, Son & Co. 19/4
W.F. Hagar & Co. 16/21, 19/1, 19/2, 19/3, 19/4, 19/6
W.R. Grace & Co. 16/21
W.R. Johnson & Son 16/17
Walsh & Carver 23/4
Walsh, Gillchrest & Co. 22/8
Washburn Brothers & Co. 16/21
Washington Insurance Co. 22/8, 22/9, 22/10, 22/11, 22/13, 22/14
Wesler & Small 22/8
White & Co. 16/20, 16/21, 19/6
White, Strong & Co. 21/6
William Moran & Co. 16/17

Return to the Table of Contents


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 A.G. ROPES in Box 16, Folder 16 of the collection.
A. GIBSON (Ship) 16/17
A.G. ROPES (Ship) 16/16, 16/18
A.J. FULLER (Ship) 16/19
ABNER I. BENYON (Ship) 16/15, 20/6, 24/5
ALABAMA (Privateer) 23/4
ALAMEDA 16/18
ALBION (Schooner) 22/8
ALERT (Ship) 20/6
ALEXANDER GIBSON (Ship) 16/18
ALFRED D. SNOW (Ship) 20/6, 24/5
AMAZON (Ship) 22/8
AMERICAN CHIEF (Schooner) 22/8
ARABIA (Ship) 16/20
ASIA (Ship) 16/20
BARNABAS WEBB (Ship) 23/5
BELLE O'BRIEN (Ship) 16/16, 16/19
BENJAMIN C. CROMWELL (Schooner) 19/1
BENJAMIN C. FRITH (Schooner) 19/6
BIG BONANZA (Ship) 20/6, 24/5
BOHEMIA (Ship) 16/18
C.C. CHAPMAN (Ship) 20/6, 24/5
CEPHAS STARRET (Schooner) 24/5
CHARLES L. DAVENPORT (Schooner) 16/17, 16/18
CHARLES W. WETMORE (Steamer) 16/19
CHEROKEE 22/8
CHINCHILLA (Brig) 21/6
COLONEL ADAMS (Ship) 22/8, 22/14, 23/4
CONQUEROR (Ship) 16/19
CYRUS WAKEFIELD (Ship) 16/15, 16/16, 16/17, 16/18, 16/19, 16/20, 16/21
E.B. SUTTON (Ship) 16/19
E.C. BROWN (Schooner) 22/8
EDMAN PINNEY (Bark) 20/6
EDWARD O'BRIEN (Ship) 16/18, 16/20, 16/21, 22/14, 24/5
ELBRIDGE SOUTHER (Schooner) 16/18, 16/21, 19/1, 19/2, 19/3, 19/4, 19/5, 19/6, 19/7
ELIZA MCNEIL (Ship) 20/6, 24/5
ELLIOT (Bark) 21/6
ELLISLAND (Ship) 16/15
ETRURIA (Ship) 16/17
FANNIE TUCKER (Ship) 20/6
FLORENCE (Ship) 16/18, 16/20
FRANK W. THAYER (Ship) 16/18
FREDERICK BILLINGS (Ship) 16/16, 16/17, 16/18, 16/19
G.W. ROWLEY (Schooner) 22/8
GENERAL BERRY (Ship) 22/8, 22/9, 22/10, 22/11, 22/12, 22/13, 22/14
GENERAL KNOX (Ship) 16/16, 16/17, 16/18, 16/19
GENERAL MCCLELLAN (Schooner) 20/6, 23/4, 23/5, 24/5
GEORGE RAYNES (Ship) 22/9
GEORGE STETSON (Ship) 16/20
GLENAHAN (Bark) 22/10
GRACE BRADLEY (Schooner) 16/18, 16/21, 19/2, 19/3, 19/5, 24/5
H.S. GREGORY (Ship) 20/6, 24/5
HARRISON (Ship) 23/4
HARVEY MILLS (Ship) 24/5
HATTIE TURNER (Schooner) 19/6
HECTOR (Ship) 16/21
HENRY B. HYDE (Ship) 16/19, 16/21
HENRY L. RICHARDSON (Ship) 22/11, 22/12, 22/14, 24/5
HENRY LAWSON (Schooner) 19/1
HENRY SOUTHER (Schooner) 16/17, 16/19, 16/20, 16/21, 19/2, 19/5, 19/6
HOWARD D. TROOP (Ship) 24/5
INDIANA (Ship) 19/1
J.B. WALKER (Ship) 16/17
J.F. CHAPMAN (Ship) 16/16, 16/17
JABEZ HOWES (Ship) 16/17, 16/18
JACOB E. RIDGWAY (Ship) 16/19
JAMES NESMITH (Ship) 20/6, 23/4
JANE FISH (Ship) 20/6
JENNIE HARKNESS (Bark) 16/18
JOHN BRYCE (Ship) 20/6
JOHN DECOSTA (Ship) 20/6
JOHN J. MARSH (Bark) 19/1
JOHN MCDONALD (Ship) 16/17, 16/19, 16/20
JOHN R. KELLEY (Ship) 16/16, 16/17, 16/18, 16/21
JOHN T. BERRY (Ship) 20/6, 24/5
JOSEPH B. THOMAS (Ship) 16/16, 16/17, 16/18, 16/20, 16/21, 19/3
JOSEPH FISH (Ship) 22/12, 22/14
JOSEPH S. SPINNEY (Ship) 16/15, 24/5
JUNE BRIGHT (Schooner) 19/3
KATE HARDING (Bark) 20/6, 24/5
KATY (Ship) 16/18
KENDRICK FISH (Ship) 20/6, 22/14
KINCORA (Schooner) 16/16
L. SCHEPP 20/6, 24/5
L.B. MORSE (Ship) 16/18
LARCH (Schooner) 22/8
LEESBURG 22/8
LEPANTO (Bark) 22/13
LEVI B. GILLCHREST (Ship) 20/6
LEVI G. BURGESS (Ship) 16/21, 20/6, 24/5
LIVE OAK (Ship) 22/12
LIVERPOOL (Ship) 16/19
LLEWELLEN J. MORSE (Ship) 16/18, 16/19
LORETTA FISH (Ship) 20/6
LOUIS WALSH (Ship) 16/16
M.P. GRACE 16/19
MABEL JORDAN (Schooner) 16/17, 16/18, 19/4
MANCHESTER (Ship) 23/4
MARTHA T. THOMAS (Schooner) 16/18, 19/4
MARY G. REED (Bark) 20/6
MARY L. CUSHING (Ship) 16/21
MARY O'BRIEN (Ship) 23/4
MATANZAS (Schooner) 22/8
MONROE (Brig) 21/6
MONTEBELLO (Ship) 22/12, 22/14
MONTPELIER (Ship) 22/9, 22/10
MOREA (Schooner) 22/8
MUTUAL (Bark) 22/8
N. WEBSTER CLARK (Ship) 23/4
NAUTILUS (Schooner) 22/8
NELSON BARTLETT (Schooner) 16/17, 16/18, 16/19, 16/21, 19/1, 19/2, 19/3, 19/4, 19/5, 19/6
NEW CITY (Ship) 16/20
NORENA (Schooner) 19/1
OCCIDENTAL (Ship) 16/18
OCEAN KING (Ship) 20/6
PACTOLUS (Bark) 16/19
PANTHER (Ship) 22/9
PARTHIA (Ship) 16/20
PATRICK HENRY 21/6
PINMORE (Ship) 16/16
PRINCETON (Brig) 22/8
R.D. RICE (Ship) 16/15, 16/16, 16/17, 16/18, 16/19, 16/20, 16/21, 19/1
RENCE (Ship) 16/16, 16/17, 16/18
RICHARD ROBINSON 22/8
RISING SUN (Schooner) 22/11
ROBERT L. BELKNAP (Ship) 16/18
S.D. CARLETON 16/18, 16/20
SAMUEL WATTS (Ship) 20/6, 23/4, 24/5
SANTA CLARA (Ship) 20/6
SARDOMENE (Ship) 16/16
SEMINOLE (Ship) 20/6, 24/5
SERVIA (Ship) 16/17
SHENANDOAH (Ship) 16/18, 16/20, 22/10
SNOW & BURGESS (Ship) 16/16, 16/17, 16/18, 16/20, 19/1, 20/6, 24/5
SOPHRONIE 21/6
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (Steamer) 16/16
ST. CHARLES (Ship) 16/18
ST. FRANCIS (Ship) 16/18, 16/20, 16/21
ST. JOHN (Ship) 16/21
ST. NICHOLAS (Ship) 16/20
ST. PAUL (Ship) 16/16
STANDARD 16/18
STATE OF MAINE (Ship) 16/21
SUSQUEHANNA (Ship) 16/18, 16/19
TAM O' SHANTER (Ship) 16/19
TECUMSAH (Ship) 20/6
THALATTA (Ship) 16/19
TONAWANDA (Ship) 23/4
TRANSIT (Ship) 22/11
TREMONT (Bark) 19/1
W.F. BABCOCK (Ship) 16/18
WILLIAM D. SEED (Bark) 20/6
WILLIAM G. DAVIS (Ship) 16/18
WILLIAM H. MACY (Ship) 16/17
WILLIAM H. SMITH (Ship) 16/19
WILLIAM J. LERMOND (Schooner) 16/17, 16/19, 19/3, 19/5
WILLIE REED (Ship) 16/18
WILLIE ROSENFELD (Ship) 16/18, 16/19, 16/21
YORKTOWN (Ship) 16/18

Return to the Table of Contents


Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Notes, drafts, correspondence, etc., relative to research done by Samuel Watts Lewis; ca. 1945
Box Folder
1 1 Watts genealogy
2 Notes on Samuel Watts early career, vessels owned and built by him, etc.
3 My Notes on Ships
4 Schooner Notes and Abstracts.
6 Notes and information compiled by Samuel Watts Lewis
7 Notes and information compiled by Samuel Watts Lewis
8 Vessel card file created by Samuel Watts Lewis
9 Notes, Correspondence, etc. relative to Samuel Watts Lewis research
10 Correspondence relative to Samuel Watts Lewis research
11 Draft of an introduction for a proposed book
12 Miscellaneous clippings, etc. on Watts family history
13 Copies of sketches of various vessels drawn by H. John Newman
Information and notes compiled by Samuel Watts Lewis relative to specific vessels owned by Samuel Watts. Typed drafts of vessel biographies are included; ca. 1950
Box Folder
2 1 Ship ALFRED D. SNOW
2 Ship BARNABUS WEBB
3 Ship BOLINA
4 Ship COL. ADAMS
5 Ship CYRUS WAKEFIELD
6 Schooner HATTIE TURNER
7 Brig HECTOR
8 Ship JAMES NESMITH
9 Ship JOHN T. BERRY
10 Ship KENDRICK FISH
11 Ship R.D. RICE
12 Ship SAMUEL WATTS 2nd
13 Schooner SIDNEY G. HUPPER
14 Schooner WILLIAM BISBEE
15 "Shipbuilders of Thomaston" (1 draft)
16 Typed list of vessels built at various ports in Maine; ca. 1840-1920
17 Ship JOSEPH B. THOMAS (folder added Feb 1980)
18 Ship LEVI G. BURGESS (folder added Feb 1980)
General Correpondence; 1838-1898
Box Folder
3 1 Correspondence; 1838-1841
2 Correspondence; 1842-1849
3 Correspondence; 1850
4 Correspondence; 1851
5 Correspondence; 1852
6 Correspondence; 1853
7 Correspondence; 1854
8 Correspondence; 1855
9 Correspondence; 1856
10 Correspondence; 1857
11 Correspondence; 1858
12 Correspondence; 1858
Box Folder
4 1 Correspondence; 1860
2 Correspondence; 1861
3 Correspondence; 1862
4 Correspondence; 1863
5 Correspondence; 1864
6 Correspondence; 1865
7 Correspondence; 1866
Box Folder
5 1 Correspondence; 1867 Jan-Jun
2 Correspondence; 1867 Jul-Dec
3 Correspondence; 1868 Jan-Jun
4 Correspondence; 1868 Jul-Dec
5 Correspondence; 1869 Jan-Mar
6 Correspondence; 1869 Apr-Jun
7 Correspondence; 1869 Jul-Sep
8 Correspondence; 1869 Oct-Dec
9 Correspondence; 1870-1879
Box Folder
6 1 Correspondence; 1880
2 Correspondence; 1881-1888
3 Correspondence; 1889
4 Correspondence; 1890
5 Correspondence; 1891
6 Correspondence; 1892
7 Correspondence; 1893
8 Correspondence; 1894
9 Correspondence; 1895
10 Correspondence; 1896-1898
11 Correspondence relative to "Howes Rig".
12 Correspondence between Samuel Watts and nephew Edwin Watts
13 Correspondence between Samuel Watts and his wife, Clarissa
14 Undated correspondence
General bills, receipts, accounts, documents, etc., relative to the shipping activities of Samuel Watts; 1836-1897
Box Folder
7 1 Papers; 1836-1840
2 Papers; 1841-1849
3 Papers; 1850
4 Papers; 1851
5 Papers; 1852
6 Papers; 1853
7 Papers; 1854
8 Papers; 1855
9 Papers; 1856
10 Papers; 1857
11 Papers; 1858
12 Papers; 1859-1861
13 Papers; 1862-1864
14 Papers; 1865
15 Papers; 1866
16 Papers; 1867
17 Papers; 1868
18 Papers; 1869
19 Papers; 1870-1879
20 Papers; 1880
21 Papers; 1881-1886
22 Papers; 1887
23 Papers; 1888
24 Papers; 1889-1890
25 Papers; 1891
26 Papers; 1892-1897
27 Undated unidentified material
Ship ALFRED D. SNOW; 1877-1888
Box Folder
8 1 Bill, and receipt for Classification Certificate; 1877 Jun
2 Consular documents re: crews wages & "Endorsement of Change of Master"; 1878
3 Bills, accounts, survey repost, certification, and insurance award; 1878
4 Accounts, bill, etc.; 1879
5 Accounts; 1880
6 Accounts; 1883
7 Accounts; 1884
8 Accounts; 1885
9 Accounts, bills, etc.; 1886
10 Accounts, bills, etc.; 1887
11 Documents re. passage to Liverpool, dated San Francisco, items include: Surveyors report, charter party, bill of lading, insurance certificate, shipping articles with certificate, crew lists, manifest and bill of health; 1887 Aug
12 Statements, bills, accounts, etc. regarding disposal of the wreck and cargo
13 Bills regarding the remains of Capt. Willey; 1888 Feb-Mar
14 General average statement; 1888 Mar
15 Statements and list of crew (relative to wreck); ca. 1888
16 Copy of investigation verdict re. wreck of ALFRED D. SNOW; 1888 Feb
17 Correspondence; 1876-1877
18 Correspondence; 1879-1880
19 Correspondence; 1884
20 Correspondence; 1886
21 Correspondence; 1888 Jan-Feb
22 Bills of sale; 1879-1884
23 Undated & unidentified material
Ship ALFRED WATTS (changed name from ABNER I. BENYON in 1884); 1874-1888
Box Folder
9 1 Bills, accounts, etc.; 1875-1876
2 Bills, accounts, etc.; 1880-1884
3 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1885
4 Protest documentation-Liverpool; 1885 Jun
5 Powers of Attorney; 1885 Nov-Dec
6 Bills, accounts, disbursements; 1886-1887
7 Consular documents re: loss of ALFRED WATTS; 1887 Dec
8 Letters; 1876-1879
9 Letters; 1880
10 Letters; 1881-1888
11 Register, and Bills of Sale; 1874-1882
12 Misc, material; ca 1880
Ship BARNABUS WEBB; 1855-1864
Box Folder
10 1 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1856 Jan-Jun
2 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1856 Jul-Dec
3 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1857
4 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1858-1859
5 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1860
6 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1861
7 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1862
8 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1863
9 Correspondence; 1855
10 Correspondence; 1856
11 Correspondence; 1857
12 Correspondence; 1858
13 Correspondence; 1859
14 Correspondence; 1860
15 Correspondence; 1861
16 Correspondence; 1862
17 Correspondence; 1863
18 Correspondence; 1864
19 Insurance policies
20 Charter policies
Ship BOLINA, built in Thomaston 1857 Apr-Oct, sailed for New Orleans Oct 31st, wrecked near Nassau Nov 12-13th, insurance claim settled by 1858 Mar; 1856-1858
Box Folder
11 1 Building agreements; 1856 Oct-1857 Jul
2 Construction bills, etc.; 1857 Apr
3 Construction bills, etc.; 1857 May
4 Construction bills, etc.; 1857 Jun
5 Construction bills, etc.; 1857 Jul
6 Construction bills, etc.; 1857 Aug
7 Construction & outfitting, etc.; 1857 Sep
8 Construction & outfitting, etc.; 1857Oct
9 Bills, summary accounts, etc.; 1857 Nov
10 Bills, etc.; 1857 Dec
11 Accounts, receipts, etc.; 1858 Jan-Mar
12 Correspondence; 1856-1858
13 Protest and statement; 1857 Nov-Dec
Schooner CATHIE C. BERRY; 1878-1889
Box Folder
12 1 Bills, accounts, disbursements, receipts, repair memo; 1879 Jul-Sep
2 Bills, accounts, receipts; 1879 Oct-Dec
3 Receipts and bills; 1880
4 Bills, accounts, receipts, drafts; 1883-1888
5 Correspondence; 1880-1889
6 Charter parties; ca. 1884
7 Insurance policies; ca. 1884
8 Bills of sale; ca. 1884
9 Powers of attorney; 1888 Feb
10 Material; undated
Schooner CHARLES L. DAVENPORT; 1890-1898
Box Folder
13 1 Correspondence; 1890
2 Correspondence; 1891
3 Correspondence; 1892
4 Correspondence; 1893
5 Correspondence; 1894
6 Correspondence; 1895
7 Correspondence; 1896
8 Correspondence; 1897-1898
9 Insurance policies
10 Bills of sale
Brig CLARISSA; 1841-1854
Box Folder
14 1 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1841
2 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1842
3 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1843
4 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1846
5 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1847
6 Bills, letters, receipts, accounts, etc.; 1852-1854
7 Insurance policies and charter policies; 1841-1843
8 Misc. material; undated
Ship COL. ADAMS; 1860-1871
Box Folder
15 1 Certificate of register (#1), port of Thomaston, Maine; 1860
2 Construction bills (probably for COL. ADAMS); 1860-1861
3 Bills, accounts, receipts; 1861
4 Bills, accounts, receipts; 1862
5 Bills, accounts, receipts; 1863
6 Bills, accounts, receipts; 1864
7 Bills, accounts, receipts; 1865
8 Bills, accounts, receipts; 1866
9 Bills, accounts, receipts; 1867
10 Bills, accounts, receipts; 1868-1869
11 Bills, accounts, receipts; 1870
12 Bills, accounts, receipts; 1871
13 Correspondence; 1860
14 Correspondence; 1861
15 Correspondence; 1862
16 Correspondence; 1863
17 Correspondence; 1864
18 Correspondence; 1865
19 Correspondence; 1866
20 Correspondence; 1867
21 Correspondence; 1868
22 Correspondence; 1869; and one letter dated
23 Charter parties
24 Insurance policies
25 Bills of sale
26 Material; undated
Ship CYRUS WAKEFIELD; 1882-1895
Box Folder
16 1 Agreement for Spars; 1882
2 Bills, accounts, etc.; 1883
3 Bills, accounts, etc.; 1884
4 Bills, accounts, etc.; 1885 Jan-Mar
5 Bills, accounts, etc.; 1885 Apr-Dec
6 Bills, accounts, etc.; 1886
7 Bills, accounts, etc.; 1887
8 Accounts, "Wreck Report"; 1888
9 Accounts, etc.; 1889
10 Accounts, receipts, portage bill, crews wage payments, etc.; 1890
11 Accounts, bills, bills of exchange, etc.; 1891
12 Accounts, 1892
13 Accounts, bills of exchange, etc.; 1893
14 Accounts, bills, certificate, etc.; 1894
15 Correspondence; 1883-1888
16 Correspondence; 1889
17 Correspondence; 1890
18 Correspondence; 1891
19 Correspondence; 1892
20 Correspondence; 1893
21 Correspondence; 1894
22 Correspondence; 1895
Box Folder
17 1 Charter parties
2 Insurance policies
3 Bills of sale
4 Material; undated
Schooner ELDBRIDGE SOUTHER; 1883-1895
Box Folder
18 1 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1883-1885
2 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1886
3 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1887
4 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1888
5 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1889
6 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1890
7 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1891
8 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1892
9 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1893
10 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1894 Jan-Jun
11 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1894 Jul-Dec
12 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1883-1895
Box Folder
19 1 Correspondence; 1889
2 Correspondence; 1890
3 Correspondence; 1891
4 Correspondence; 1892
5 Correspondence; 1893
6 Correspondence; 1894
7 Correspondence; 1895
8 Temporary enrollment certificate; 1887
9 Protest and general average statement; 1893-1894
10 Charter parties
11 Insurance policies
12 Bills of sale
13 Undated and unidentified material
Ship ELIZA McNEIL; 1871-1882
Box Folder
20 1 Bills, accounts, receipts, customs documents; 1872
2 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1873
3 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1876
4 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1880
5 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1881-1882
6 Correspondence; 1878-1881
7 Protest at San Francisco and general average statement; 1876 Jan
8 "Settlement of General Average" Antwerp; 1878 Feb
9 Protest, and survey certificate, Hull, England; 1880 Sep
10 Charter parties
11 Insurance policies
12 Bills of sale
13 Miscellaneous related information; ca. 1875
Bark ELLIOT; 1843-1849
Box Folder
21 1 Bills; 1843
2 Bills, accounts, receipt, etc.; 1844
3 Bills, accounts, general average statement, etc.; 1845
4 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1846
5 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1847-1849
6 Correspondence, 1844-1849
7 Charter parties and insurance policies
8 Miscellaneous, unidentified material
Ship GENERAL BERRY; 1862-1871
Box Folder
22 1 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1863 Jan-Apr
2 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1863 May-Jun
3 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1863 Jul-Aug
4 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1863 Sep-Oct
5 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1863 Nov-Dec
6 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1864-1865
7 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1866-1871 (and undated item)
8 Correspondence; 1862-1863
9 Correspondence; 1864
10 Correspondence; 1865
11 Correspondence; 1866
12 Correspondence; 1867
13 Correspondence; 1868
14 Correspondence; 1869
Ship GENERAL McCLELLAN; 1862-1863
Box Folder
23 1 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1862 Jan-Jun
2 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1862 Jul-Dec
3 "Watts & Co. in account with Samuel Watts (includes building of the GENERAL McCLELLAN).; 1860 Oct-1862 Aug
4 Correspondence; 1862
5 Correspondence; 1863
6 Insurance policies
7 Undated items
Ship H. S. GREGORY; 1875-1880
Box Folder
24 1 Agreement to build new ship; 1875 May
2 Accounts; 1876
3 Accounts; 1879
4 Accounts, bills, receipts, etc.; 1880
5 Correspondence; 1879-1880
6 Charter parties
7 Bills of sale
Ship HENRY L. RICHARDSON; 1864-1881
Box Folder
25 1 Construction bills, accounts, etc.; 1864-1865
2 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1866
3 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1867
4 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1868
5 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1869
6 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1870-1875
7 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1876
8 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1877-1879
9 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1880
10 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1881
11 Correspondence; 1865
12 Correspondence; 1866
13 Correspondence; 1867
14 Correspondence; 1868
15 Correspondence; 1869
16 Correspondence; 1870-1879
17 Correspondence; 1880
18 Correspondence; 1881
19 Statement of general average, Bombay; 1867
20 Surveys, protest, and general average statement; 1880 May-Aug
21 Charter parties
22 Insurance policies
23 Bills of sale
24 Undated and unidentified material
Schooner HENRY SOUTHER; 1884-1895
Box Folder
26 1 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1884-1889
2 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1890
3 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1891-1892
4 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1893-1894
5 Correspondence; 1884-1889
6 Correspondence; 1890
7 Correspondence; 1891
8 Correspondence; 1892
9 Correspondence; 1893
10 Correspondence; 1894
11 Correspondence; 1895
12 Charter parties
13 Insurance policies
14 Bills of sale
15 Material; undated
Ship JAMES NESMITH; 1849-1865
Box Folder
27 1 Agreement for building ship; 1849 Nov
2 Agreement to rig ship; 1850 Sep
3 Bills, accounts, etc.; 1851-1852
4 Bills, accounts, etc.; 1853-1857
5 Bills, accounts, etc.; 1858-1862
6 Bills, accounts, etc.; 1863-1865
7 Correspondence; 1851-1853
8 Correspondence; 1854
9 Correspondence; 1855
10 Correspondence; 1856
11 Correspondence; 1857
12 Correspondence; 1858
13 Correspondence; 1859
14 Correspondence; 1860
15 Correspondence; 1861
16 Correspondence; 1862
17 Correspondence; 1863
18 Correspondence; 1864-1865
19 Survey; 1850
20 List of Consular fees, New Orleans; 1859
21 Charter parties
22 Insurance policies
23 Bills of sale
24 Material; undated
Ship JANE FISH; 1868-1881
Box Folder
28 1 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1868
2 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1869
3 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1870-1872
4 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1876-1879
5 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1880
6 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1881
7 Correspondence; 1868
8 Correspondence; 1869
9 Correspondence; 1870-1879
10 Correspondence; 1880-1881
11 Charter parties
12 Insurance policies
13 Bills of sale
14 Material; undated
Ship JOHN T. BERRY; 1876-1888
Box Folder
29 1 Bills; 1876
2 Bills, accounts, disbursements; 1880 Jan-Aug
3 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1880 Sep-Dec
4 Settlement; 1882
5 Accounts; 1883
6 Bills, accounts, bills of exchange; 1884
7 Accounts; 1885
8 Bills and accounts; 1886
9 Letter and agreement re. jettisoning cargo during storm at sea; 1886 Dec
10 Bills, accounts, disbursements; 1887
11 Bills, accounts, bills of exchange; 1888
12 Consul letters, protest, crews statements, etc., re. burning of ship at sea; 1888 Jan
13 Correspondence; 1879-1880
14 Correspondence; 1881, 1886, and 1887
15 Bills of sale
16 Misc. and unidentified material; undated
Ship JOSEPH B. THOMAS; 1881-1898
Box Folder
30 1 Expenses for building ship; 1881 Jan-Apr
2 Expenses for building ship; 1881 May-Jun
3 Expenses for building ship; 1881 Jul-Aug
4 Expenses for building ship; 1881 Sep-Oct
5 Expenses for building ship; 1881 Nov-Dec
6 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1884-1887
7 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1888
8 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1889-1890
9 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1890-1892
10 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1893
11 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1894
12 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1895
13 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1896
Box Folder
31 1 Correspondence; 1884
2 Correspondence; 1886-1887
3 Correspondence; 1889
4 Correspondence; 1890
5 Correspondence; 1891
6 Correspondence; 1892
7 Correspondence; 1893
8 Correspondence; 1894
9 Correspondence; 1895
10 Correspondence; 1896
11 Correspondence; 1897
12 Correspondence; 1898
13 Charter parties
14 Insurance policies
15 Bills of sale
16 Unidentified material; undated
Ship JOSEPH FISH (1st); 1858-1863
Box Folder
32 1 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1858-1863
2 Papers re. collision with JUNIATE; 1861 Mar-Apr
3 Protest and attorneys bill relative to JUNIATA collision; 1861 Mar-Apr
4 Correspondence; 1858
5 Correspondence; 1859
6 Correspondence; 1860
7 Correspondence; 1861
8 Correspondence; 1862
9 Correspondence; 1863
10 Charter parties
11 Insurance policies
Ship JOSEPH FISH (2nd); 1866-1877
Box Folder
33 1 Construction expenses; 1866
2 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1866-1869
3 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1876-1877
4 Correspondence; 1866-1867
5 Correspondence; 1868-1877
6 Bills of sale
7 Material; undated
Ship JUVENTA; 1853-1864
Box Folder
34 1 Construction expenses; 1853 Jun-Sep
2 Construction expenses; 1853 Oct
3 Construction expenses; 1853 Nov
4 Construction expenses; 1853 Dec
5 Bills, accounts, receipts; 1854-1859
6 Bills, accounts, receipts; 1860
7 Bills, accounts, receipts; 1861
8 Bills, accounts, and general average statement; 1862-1864
9 Correspondence; 1854
10 Correspondence; 1855
11 Correspondence; 1856
12 Correspondence; 1857
13 Correspondence; 1858
14 Correspondence; 1859
15 Correspondence; 1860
16 Correspondence; 1861
17 Correspondence; 1862
18 Correspondence; 1863
19 Correspondence; 1864
20 Charter parties
21 Insurance policies
Bark KATE HARDING; 1868-1881
Box Folder
35 1 Construction agreement; 1868 Oct
2 Accounts, bills, receipts, etc.; 1869 Jan-Jun
3 Accounts, bills, receipts, etc.; 1869 Jul-Dec
4 Bills, accounts, power of attorney, receipts; 1870-1871
5 Bills; 1875
6 Accounts; 1876
7 Accounts; 1880
8 Correspondence; 1869
9 Correspondence; 1871-1876
10 Correspondence; 1880-1881
11 Protest for payment of note; 1869
12 General average statement; 1871 Apr
13 Charter parties
14 Insurance policies
15 Bills of sale
Ship KENDRICK FISH; 1867-1891
Box Folder
36 1 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1867 May-Aug
2 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1867 Sep-Dec
3 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1868-1869
4 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1870-1871
5 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1872
6 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1874
7 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1875 Feb-Mar
8 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1875 May-Jun
9 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1875 Nov-Dec
10 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1876
11 Portage bill; 1877
12 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1879 Jan-Jun
13 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1879 Sep-Nov
14 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1880 Jan
15 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1880 Feb
16 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1880 Mar
17 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1880 May
18 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1880 Jun-Jul
19 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1880 Aug-Dec
20 General average statement, etc.; 1880 Jan
21 Protest; 1880 Feb
22 Survey report; 1880 Feb
23 Survey report; 1880 May
24 Correspondence; 1867
25 Correspondence; 1868
26 Correspondence; 1869
27 Correspondence; 1876-1878
28 Correspondence; 1879-1881
29 Correspondence; 1890-1891 (and undated)
30 Copy of ships register; 1868 Jan
31 Charter parties
32 Insurance policies
33 Bills of sale
34 Material; undated
Bark LEONIDAS; 1865-1873
Box Folder
37 1 Bills and accounts; 1866
2 Bills, accounts, and receipts; 1867
3 Bills, accounts, and receipts; 1868
4 Bills, accounts, and receipts; 1869
5 Accounts, receipts and wreck report; 1872-1873
6 Correspondence; 1865-1866
7 Correspondence; 1867
8 Correspondence; 1868
9 Correspondence; 1869
10 Correspondence; 1871-1873
11 Charter parties
12 Insurance policies
Ship L. B. GILLCHREST; 1866-1886
Box Folder
38 1 Construction expenses; 1866
2 Bills, receipts, accounts, etc.; 1867
3 Bills, receipts, accounts, etc.; 1868
4 Bills, receipts, accounts, etc.; 1869
5 Bills, receipts, accounts, etc.; 1876
6 Bills, receipts, accounts, etc.; 1879-1880
7 Bills, receipts, accounts, etc.; 1882
8 Bills, receipts, accounts, etc.; 1884
9 Bills, receipts, accounts, etc.; 1885-1886
10 Correspondence; 1866
11 Correspondence; 1867
12 Correspondence; 1868
13 Correspondence; 1869
14 Correspondence; 1870-1879
15 Correspondence; 1880
16 Correspondence; 1881-1885
17 Statement of partial loss; 1871 Apr
18 Charter parties
19 Insurance policies
20 Bills of sale
21 Material; undated
Ship LEVI G. BURGESS; 1880-1887
Box Folder
39 1 Accounts, bills; 1880
2 Bills, accounts, etc; 1881
3 Bills, accounts, receipts, protest, statements, and salvage claim; 1882 Nov-1883 Jan
4 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1884
5 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1885
6 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1886
7 Bills, receipts, memorandum; 1887
8 Correspondence; 1880
9 Correspondence; 1881-1887
10 Charter parties
11 Insurance policies
12 Bills of sale
13 Portage bill, and other items; undated
Ship LORETTO FISH; 1868-1885
Box Folder
40 1 Probably construction expenses for ship LORETTO FISH; 1868 Oct-Dec
2 Construction and outfitting expenses; 1869 Jan-Jul
3 Construction and outfitting expenses; 1869 Aug-Dec
4 Bills; 1870-1871
5 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1872
6 Bills, accounts, etc.; 1874-1879
7 Bills, accounts, etc.; 1880
8 Bills, accounts, etc.; 1881-1885 (and undated)
9 Correspondence; 1868-1869
10 Correspondence; 1876-1885
11 Bills of sale
Schooner MARY A. POWER; 1872-1888
Box Folder
41 1 Bills, receipts, accounts, memorandum; 1872-1879
2 Bills, accounts, statements, etc.; 1880
3 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1881
4 Bills, receipts, accounts, etc.; 1884-1885
5 Bills, receipts, accounts, etc.; 1886
6 Bills, receipts, accounts, etc.; 1887-1888
7 Correspondence; 1880-1881
8 Correspondence; 1886
9 Charter parties
10 Insurance policies
11 Bills of sale
12 Misc. Material; undated
Ship MONTPELIER; 1864-1871
Box Folder
42 1 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1864 Jan-May
2 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1864 Jun-Jul
3 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1864 Aug-Sep
4 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1864 Oct-Nov
5 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1865
6 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1866
7 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1867
8 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1868-1869
9 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1870-1871
10 Correspondence; 1864 Apr-Oct
11 Correspondence; 1864 Nov-Dec
12 Correspondence; 1865
13 Correspondence; 1866
14 Correspondence; 1867
15 Correspondence; 1868
16 Correspondence; 1869
17 Charter parties
18 Insurance policies
19 Material; undated
Ship R. D. RICE; 1883-1895
Box Folder
43 1 Bills and accounts; 1883
2 Bills and accounts; 1884
3 Bills and accounts, etc.; 1885
4 Bills and accounts, etc.; 1886
5 Bills and accounts, etc.; 1887
6 Bills, accounts, receipts, and classification certificate; 1888
7 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1889
8 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1890
9 Accounts; 1891
10 Accounts; 1892
11 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1893
12 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1894
13 Correspondence; 1885-1886
14 Correspondence; 1888
15 Correspondence; 1889
16 Correspondence; 1890
17 Correspondence; 1891
18 Correspondence; 1892
19 Correspondence; 1893
20 Correspondence; 1894
21 Correspondence; 1895
22 Charter parties
23 Insurance policies
24 Bills of sale
25 Material; undated
Ship SAMUEL WATTS 1st; 1855-1863
Box Folder
44 1 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1855-1863
2 Correspondence; 1855-1863
3 Correspondence; 1857
4 Correspondence; 1858
5 Correspondence; 1859
6 Correspondence; 1860
7 Correspondence; 1861
8 Correspondence; 1862
9 Correspondence; 1863
10 Documents, survey, protest, etc.; 1862 Oct-Nov
11 Charter parties
12 Insurance policies
Ship SAMUEL WATTS 2nd; 1871-1880
Box Folder
45 1 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1871
2 Disbursements, bills, accounts, etc.; 1876
3 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1877
4 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1880
5 Correspondence; 1871-1880
6 Insurance policies
7 Bills of sale
8 Fragments of bills, etc.
Ship SNOW & BURGESS; 1880-1891
Box Folder
46 1 Bills, accounts, receipts, disbursements; 1880
2 Bills, accounts, receipts, disbursements; 1883-1884
3 Bills, accounts, receipts, disbursements; 1885
4 Bills, accounts, receipts, disbursements; 1886 Jan-Apr
5 Bills, accounts, receipts, disbursements; 1886 May-Dec
6 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1887 Jan-Jun
7 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1887 Jul-Dec
8 Accounts; 1888
9 Bills, accounts, receipts; 1889
10 Bills, accounts, disbursements; 1890
Box Folder
47 1 Correspondence; 1880
2 Correspondence; 1881-1885
3 Correspondence; 1886-1887
4 Correspondence; 1889
5 Correspondence; 1890
6 Correspondence; 1891
7 Libel suit, and crews wage payment document; 1890 May-Dec
8 Charter parties
9 Insurance policies
10 Bills of sale
11 Materials; undated
Schooner WILLIAM FLINT; 1863-1872
Box Folder
48 1 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1864-1866
2 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1867-1871
3 Correspondence; 1863-1864
4 Correspondence; 1865
5 Correspondence; 1866
6 Correspondence; 1867
7 Correspondence; 1868-1869
8 Dividends; 1864-1868
9 Power of attorney; 1872
10 Insurance policies
Schooner WILLIAM J. LERMOND; 1885-1906
Box Folder
49 1 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1885-1890
2 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1891-1893
3 Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1894-1899
4 Correspondence; 1886-1889
5 Correspondence; 1890
6 Correspondence; 1891
7 Correspondence; 1892
8 Correspondence; 1893
9 Correspondence; 1894
10 Correspondence; 1895
11 Correspondence; 1896
12 Correspondence; 1897
13 Correspondence; 1898
14 Correspondence; 1900-1906
Box Folder
50 1 General average statement and protest; 1891-1892
2 Protest, survey, affidavits, related expenses, re. to LERMOND grounding at Turks Island; 1896 Jul-Nov
3 Marshalls account of sale and expenses; 1906 Nov
4 Charter parties
5 Insurance policies
6 Bills of sale
7 Material; undated
Papers with less numerous and extensive information on various vessels in which Samuel Watts served as master and in which he had financial interest (arranged alphabetically and chronologically); 1836-1905
Box Folder
51 1 Big ANN MARIA, bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1838
2 Schooner ANNIE BLISS, bills accounts, receipts, disbursements; 1871-1880
3 Schooner ANNIE BLISS, Correspondence; 1879-1880
4 Bark CATHERINE, Miscellaneous items; 1854-1857
5 Schooner CHARLOTTE FISH, Miscellaneous items; 1869-1870
6 Schooner C. W. LEWIS, bills, accounts, receipts, bill of sale; 1875-1883
7 Brig EMELINE, miscellaneous items; 1854
8 Schooner FANNIE K. SHAW, bills, accounts, receipts, Correspondence; 1866-1868
9 Schooner FANNIE K. SHAW, bills, accounts, receipts, Correspondence; 1869-1876
10 Schooner FANNIE K. SHAW, insurance policies and bills of sale
11 Schooner F. L. RICHARDSON, bills, accounts, classification certificate, memos, etc.; 1876-1886
12 Schooner F. L. RICHARDSON, bills, accounts, drafts, bill of exchange, etc.; 1887
13 Schooner F. L. RICHARDSON, Correspondence; 1879-1894
14 Schooner F. L. RICHARDSON, protest, general average statement; 1889
15 Schooner F. L. RICHARDSON, charter parties, and bills of sale
16 Schooner F. L. RICHARDSON, Material; undated
17 Bark FRANKLIN, Bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1846
18 Ship FRANKLIN KING, miscellaneous items; 1852
19 Schooner GRACE BRADLEY, insurance policies and bills of sale; ca. 1890
20 Brig G.W. LAWRENCE, miscellaneous items; 1854
21 Schooner HATTIE TURNER, bills and accounts; 1876-1888
22 Schooner HATTIE TURNER, Correspondence; 1880-1886
23 Schooner HATTIE TURNER, charter parties and bills of sale
24 Brig HECTOR, bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1836
25 Brig HECTOR, bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1837
26 Brig HECTOR, bills, accounts, letters; 1838
27 Brig HECTOR, secondary material re. HECTOR
28 Schooner HORACE O. BRIGHT, Bills, accounts, insurance policies, bills of sale, etc.; 1884-1885
Box Folder
52 1 Schooner J. ELLIOT, bills, accounts, receipts, letters, etc.; 1865-1868
2 Brig JEFFERSON, bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1838
3 Brig JEFFERSON, bills, accounts, receipts, insurance policy; 1839-1842
4 Schooner J. H. COUNCE, miscellaneous items; 1846-1855
5 Ship JOHN & LUCY, insurance policies, miscellaneous items; 1850-1858
6 Schooner JOHN K. SOUTHER, bills, accounts, receipts, draft of protest; 1885-1887
7 Schooner JOHN K. SOUTHER, bills, accounts, receipts, special survey certificates; 1888
8 Schooner JOHN K. SOUTHER, Correspondence, charter parties; 1884-1888
9 Schooner JOHN K. SOUTHER, unidentified material; undated
10 Schooner JOSEPH B. THOMAS, correspondence and related material; 1900-1909
11 Schooner JOSEPH SOUTHER, bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1874-1889
12 Schooner JOSEPH SOUTHER, Correspondence; 1879-1890
13 Schooner JOSEPH SOUTHER, certificate of ownership and insurance policies
14 Schooner JOSEPH W. FISH, miscellaneous items,; ca. 1870
15 Schooner JUN BRIGHT, bills; 1884-1888
16 Schooner JUN BRIGHT, correspondence and charter parties; 1886-1888
17 Schooner JUN BRIGHT, general average statement; 1887
18 Schooner LORETTO FISH, bills, accounts; 1870-1880
19 Schooner LORETTO FISH, correspondence and bills of sale; 1879-1881
Box Folder
53 1 Schooner MABEL JORDEN, bills, letters, insurance policies and bills of sale; 1889-1894
2 MARTHA T. THOMAS, letters, insurance policies and bills of sale; 1892-1898
3 Ship MARY & ADELINE, insurance policies and miscellaneous items; 1847-1853
4 Schooner MARY AUGA, bill of sale and miscellaneous items; 1848-1852
5 Schooner MARY DELPHINA, bills accounts, etc.; 1856-1858
6 Ship MARY OBRIEN, insurance policies and bills of sale; ca. 1858
7 Brig McMAINE, bills, accounts, letters; 1849-1850
8 Schooner MILES M. MERRY, miscellaneous items; 1900-1905
9 Brig MONROE, letters, bills, receipts, etc.; 1840
10 Brig MONROE, bills, accounts, receipts, documents, etc.; 1841-1842
11 Ship MONTEBELLO, agreements, letters, general average, bills, etc.; 1865-1868
12 Bark MUTUAL, agreements, bills, accounts, and charter party; 1860-1864
13 Bark MUTUAL, Correspondence; 1860-1861
14 Schooner, NELSON BARTLETT, insurance policies, bills of sale; ca. 1890
15 Schooner NEVIS, charter party, insurance policy; 1857-1858
16 Brig ONOLASK, bills, certificates, letters; 1877-1878
17 Bark PARIS, bills, accounts, receipts, letters, freight list; 1848
18 Bark PARIS, bills, accounts, receipts, letters, insurance policies; 1849
19 Ship S. CURLING, correspondence and bills; 1854-1869
20 Schooner SARAH FISH, bills, accounts, receipts, documents, etc.; 1867-1869
21 Schooner SARAH FISH, Correspondence; 1867-1869
22 Schooner SIDNEY G. HUPPER, bills, receipts, accounts and letters; 1887-1888
23 Schooner SIDNEY G. HUPPER, statements of salvage; 1888 Oct
24 Schooner SIDNEY G. HUPPER, insurance policies and bills of sale
25 Brig ST. GEORGE, miscellaneous items; 1845-1855
Box Folder
54 1 Brig THOMAS & EDWARD, bills, Correspondence, insurance policies; 1853-1860
2 Schooner THOMAS FISH, bills, accounts, receipts, etc.; 1869-1870
3 Schooner THOMAS FISH, classification certificate, manifest and custom documents; 1868-1872
4 Ship THOMAS OBRIEN, possibly construction expenses; 1866
5 Schooner THOMAS R. PILLSBURY, bills, accounts, disbursements; 1876-1888
6 Schooner THOMAS R. PILLSBURY, Correspondence; 1879-1890
7 Schooner THOMAS R. PHILLSBURY, memo entitled "Owner of Schooner THOMAS R. PILLSBURY"; undated
8 Schooner THOMAS R. PILLSBURY, charter parties
9 Ship VESPER, correspondence (written mostly be Captains wife to Mr. Watts); 1856-1859
10 Ship WESTERN EMPIRE, bills of lading, loading receipts, charter party and passenger list (i.e. Irish immigrants from Liverpool to N.Y.); 1852-1853
11 Ship WESTERN EMPIRE, victualling bills; 1853
12 Ship WESTERN EMPIRE, Correspondence; 1852-1853
Charter parties for Schooners AMERICA, HANNAH MATILDA, and CHALLENGE; 1828-1894
Box Folder
55 1 Charter parties for Schooners AMERICA, HANNAH MATILDA, and CHALLENGE
2 Marine insurance policies for the Brigs ALMIRA, BOSTON, DAPHINE, ELLIS, and PAULINA, the Barks BOSTONIAN, MAGGIE McNEIL, and Schooners FLORA ROGERS, HENRY SOUTHER, MADISON, WALTHAM and WILLIAM F. GREEN & SON
3 Bills of sale for Bark LILLIUS, and Brig OLIVE BRANCH
4 Shipping articles, ship BOLENA; 1857
5 Shipping articles, Brig CLARISSA; 1842
6 Shipping articles, ship CYRUS WAKEFIELD; 1884
7 Shipping articles, schooner ELBRIDGE SOUTHER; 1894
8 Shipping articles, Ship ELIZA McNEIL; 1872
9 Shipping articles, Bark ELLIOT; 1843-1845
10 Shipping articles, Brig HECTOR; 1828-1837
11 Shipping articles, Ship JAMES NESMITH; 1841-1850
12 Shipping articles, Brig JEFFERSON; 1838
13 Shipping articles, Brig MONROE; 1840-1841
14 Shipping articles, Bark PARIS; 1848
15 Shipping articles, Ship WESTERN EMPIRE; 1852-1853
Material on specific subjects extracted from Samuel Watts Collection; ca. 1842-1900
Box Folder
56 1 Agreements, specifications and memos between Samuel Watts and others relative to various phases of shipbuilding, i.e. materials, rigging, labor, etc.; ca. 1850-1876
2 Agreement for shares in a new ship between Samuel Watts, Barnabus Webb, and William Stetson; 1852 Oct
3 Building bills, possible for HORACE A. BRIGHT or R.D. RICE; 1883
4 Samuel Watts agreement, as agent, for a passage to Galveston; 1847 Sep
5 Vessels that Samuel Watts is Agent for; ca. 1879
6 Samuel Watts annual summary account with Baring Brothers, London; 1855-1892
7 Samuel Watts annual list of vessels for various years; 1849-1899
8 Samuel watts shipping census; 1889-1890
9 Items relative to a shipbuilding survey of Maine; 1880
10 Newspaper articles regarding Pacific Bank Failure; 1884-1890
11 Circular promoting "Vessel Owners & Captains National Association"; 1891
12 W.J. Hagar & Co., Philadelphia, shipping advertisement; 1891
13 Bill for items purchased at auction of British ship GAY MANNERING; 1867
14 Public Protest of British Consul at Callao; 1879 Aug
15 Letter describing H.A. Starret (Master of T.J. SOUTHARD) and his business difficulties with Mr. Southard; 1881 Aug
16 Currency table of Prussian Thalers to Hamburg currency, British Sterling, and American currency; ca. 1850
17 Freight circular from various ports; 1854-1888
18 Joseph Watts estate, administered by Samuel Watts; ca. 1842
19 Joseph Fish estate, administered by Samuel Watts; ca. 1870
20 Transfer of shares in approximately 30 vessels owned by Joseph Fish (deceased) to Loretto and Jane Fish; 1870
21 Jane Fish estate, Samuel Watts executor; ca. 1890
22 Samuel Watts, Emma W. Lewis, trust agreement
23 Cases and testimony referred to Samuel Watts; ca. 1857
24 Meeting House Bills (second Parish) St. Georges, Maine; 1854-1856
25 Bills for Baptist Church and new organ plus subsequent construction controls; 1866, 1889-1890
26 Memorial Resolution by B.O.A. of Boston Insurance Co. for the late Samuel Watts; 1900
27 Business cards and calling cards
28 Miscellaneous envelopes
Vessel prints, reproduced from originals in Mystic Seaport's collection of historical prints
Box Folder
57 1 ABNER I. BENYON (Ship)
2 AJAX (Schooner)
3 ALBERT D. HENDERSON (3m Schooner)
4 ALEX GIBSON (Ship)
5 ALFRED D. SNOW (Ship)
6 ALIDA (Ship)
7 ALMEDA WILLEY (3m Schooner)
8 AUGA G. HILTON (4m Schooner)
9 BARNABUS WEBB (Ship)
10 C.S. GLIDDEN (4m Schooner)
11 CANTON (Whaling bark)
12 CARRIE T. BALANO (3m Schooner)
13 CECIL P. STEWART (4m Schooner)
14 CHARLES A. DEAN (4m Schooner)
15 CHARLES FLINT (Bark)
16 CHARLES L. DAVENPORT (4m Schooner)
17 CHARLES W. MORGAN (Whaling Bark)
18 COL. ADAMS (Ship)
19 CYRUS WAKEFIELD (Ship)
20 DAVID H. RIVERS (4m Schooner)
21 E. MARIE BROWN (3m Schooner)
22 E. STARR JONES (4m Schooner)
23 EDWARD OBRIEN (Ship)
24 EGLANTINE (Bark)
25 ELBRIDGE SOUTHER (3m Schooner)
26 ELIZA McNEIL (Ship)
27 ELIZABETH FREEMEN (4m Schooner)
28 ELLA M. WILLEY (4m Schooner)
29 ESKIMO (Schooner)
30 F.L. RICHARDSON (3m Schooner)
31 FRANKLIN KING (Ship)
32 FREDERICK BILLINGS (Ship)
33 FREEDA A. WILLEY (Schooner ?)
34 GENERAL BERRY (Ship)
35 GRANITE STATE (Ship)
36 H.S. GREGORY (Ship)
37 HARVEY MILLS (Ship)
38 HATTIE TURNER (3m Schooner)
39 HELEN THOMAS (4m Schooner)
40 HENRY LIPPET (4m Schooner)
41 J.W. BALANO (5m Schooner)
42 JAMES NESMITH (Ship)
43 JANE FISH (Ship)
44 JESSIE G. NOYES (4m Schooner)
45 JOHN D. COLWELL (4m Schooner)
46 JOHN T. BERRY (Ship)
47 JOSEPH B. THOMAS (Ship)
48 JOSEPH B. THOMAS (4m Schooner)
49 JOSEPH FISH (Ship) 2nd
50 JOSEPH G. RAY (4m Schooner)
51 JUVENTA (Ship)
52 KATE HARDING (Bark)
53 KENDRICK FISH (Ship)
54 LEVI G. GILLCHREST (Ship)
55 LEVI G. BURGESS (Bark)
56 LORETTO FISH (Ship)
57 M. VIVIAN PIERCE (4m Schooner)
58 MABEL JORDAN (4m Schooner)
59 MARGARET THROOP (4m Schooner)
60 MARTHA A. McNEIL (Bark)
61 MARTHA A. THOMAS (Schooner)
62 MILES M. MERRY (4m Schooner)
63 MORNING STAR (Whaler)
64 N. BOYNTON (Ship)
65 PACTOLUS (Ship)
66 PLATINA (Whaler)
67 R.D. RICE (Ship)
68 R.W. HOPKINS (4m Schooner)
69 RED CLOUD (Clipper)
70 REINE MARIE STEWART (4m Schooner)
71 S. CURLING (Ship)
72 ST. JOHNS WOOD BOAT
73 SAMUEL WATTS (Ship) 1st and 2nd
74 SNOW & BURGESS (Ship Bark)
75 SNOW & BURGESS (5m Schooner)
76 SUSSIE M. PLUMMER (4m Schooner)
77 TEODORE FISHER (Ship)
78 UTOKA (S.S.)
79 WASHINGTON B. THOMAS (5m Schooner)
80 WILLIAM H. YERKES (4m Schooner)
81 WILLIAM J. LERMOND (4m Schooner)
82 Whaling barks, unidentified
83 Unidentified vessel under construction
84 Miscellaneous prints re. Thomaston, Maine
85 Captain Samuel Watts and Emma Watts Lewis
Volumes; 1853-1899
Volume
1 Dividend Book; 1857-1858
2 Dividend Book; 1879-1899
3 Ledger; 1836-1853
4 Ledger; 1862-1883
5 Ledger; 1883-1899
6 Scrapbook

Return to the Table of Contents