William J. H. Pollard Papers (Coll. 176)


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Overview of the Collection

Biography of William John Henry Pollard

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Pollard, William J. H. (William John Henry), 1824-1897
Title: William J. H. Pollard papers
Dates: 1865-1898
Extent: ca. 830 pieces
Abstract: The collection contains 800 pieces and 27 volumes, all relative to Mr. Pollard's banking, estate, and investment activities between 1865-1897. The papers are generally arranged chronologically, and further organized by subject or type of material. In box 1 the researcher will find correspondence circulars, and other papers concerning railroad and real estate investments undertaken or managed by Mr. Pollard. There are folders of manuscripts for the St. Joseph & Denver City Railroad, as well as for the New York & Oswego Railroad, Flight & Pere Marquette Railroad, and the Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Minnesota Railroad. Box 2 contains general banking and estate papers for the Stonington National Bank, and Pollard as estate manager or executor. In addition to inter-banking receipts are folders for the estate for Bridget Haley, and for the William J. H. Pollard estate, which was managed by Mr. N. A. Pendleton, who had succeeded Pollard as cashier at the Stonington National Bank. The 27 volumes have been roughly arranged by type.
Identification: Coll. 176

Biography of William John Henry Pollard

William John Henry Pollard was the son of a Stoningon ship master, William Pollard. He was born in May 1824, and when the Ocean Bank of Stonington was incorporated in 1851, with Charles P. Williams as President, Pollard was appointed cashier. He served in this position until 1882 and then succeeded Mr. Stiles Stanton to the presidency of the institution, by that time known as the First National Bank of Stonington, and held that office until his death on February 24, 1897. In addition Mr. Pollard was the Stonington town treasurer for 20 years, and had also been a trustee of the Stonington Savings Bank. Primarily as the result of his banking experience and position, Pollard became the manager of several estates, the most notable being that of Mr. Charles P. William (see collection 86). In his later years he also invested in railroads and real estate in the mid-west.

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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:

Haley, Bridget--Estate.
Pendleton, N. A.
Williams, Charles P. (Charles Phelps)

Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):

Burlington, Cedar Rapids, and Minnesota Railroad Company
Flint & Pere Marquette Railroad
New York & Oswego Midland Railroad
Ocean Bank (Stonington, Conn.)
St. Joseph and Denver City Railroad.
Stonington National Bank (Stonington, Conn.)
Stonington Savings Bank (Stonington, Conn.)

Subjects:

Banks and banking--Connecticut--Stonington
Decedents' estates--Connecticut--Stonington
Railroads
Real property--Connecticut--Stonington
Real property--Middle West

Document Types:

Estate records--Connecticut--Stonington

Occupations:

Bankers--Connecticut--Stonington
Executors and administrators--Connecticut--Stonington
Local officials and employees--Connecticut--Stonington (Town)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 176, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Business papers; 1869-1898
Box Folder
1 1 Railroad, banking, and brokerage circulars; ca. 1896-1873
2 Incoming correspondence and related papers, regarding St. Joseph and Denver City Railroad; 1873-1877
3 Incoming correspondence and related papers, regarding New York and Oswego Midland Railroads; 1873-1879
4 Incoming correspondence and related paper, regarding Flint and Pere Marquette Railroad, E. B. Ward, president; 1874-1878
5 Incoming correspondence and related papers, regarding Burlington, Cedard Rapids, and Minnesota Railroad; 1869-1877
Box Folder
2 1 Bridget Haley estate papers, Wm. J. H. Pollard, executor; contains correspondence and related documents; 1887-1895
2 Incoming receipts, from Leather Manufacturers National Bank, N. Y. to N. A. Pendleton, cashier, Stonington National Bank; 1897-1898
3 Wm. J. H. Pollard estate papers, estate managed by N. A. Pendleton and involving western land investments and other matters; 1898
4 Newspaper clippings regarding financial and investment affairs; ca. 1886-1894
5 Miscellaneous material, i.e. postcards, envelopes, letters, and scattered notes, all relative primarily to Wm. J. H. Pollard; 1871-1894
Volumes; 1845-1898
Volume
1 "Bills Receivable and Payable," Stonington Bank; 1845-1865
2 "New Stock Subscription Plan," Stonington National Bank; 1865
3 Wm. J. H. Pollard account book; 1861-1893
4 Wm. J. H. Pollard account book; 1881-1893
5 Investment accounts (evidently kept by Pollard); 1875-1883
6 "Blotter," relating to investment; 1883-1884
7 "Blotter," relating to investment; 1884-1887
8 "Blotter," relating to investment; 1881-1889
9 Investment accounts; 1884-1892
10 Account book, bark EUGENE with E. F. Pendleton; and securities memo and transaction for C. P. Williams estate, Wm. J. H. Pollard, executor; 1853-1897; ca. 1870-1897
11 Estate accounts, primarily C. P. Williams estate; 1882-1897
12 Estate accounts, C. P. Williams estate and others; 1882-1890
13 Estate accounts, James O. Pendleton estate, Wm. J. H. Pollard, trustee; 1882-1893
14 Estate accounts, Wm. J. H. Pollard, trustee; ca. 1895
15 Letterpress copybook, Wm. J. H. Pollard; 1866-1872
16 Letterpress copybook, Wm. J. H. Pollard; 1872-1876
17 Letterpress copybook, Wm. J. H. Pollard; 1876-1881
18 Letterpress copybook, Wm. J. H. Pollard; 1884-1887
19 Letterpress copybook, Wm. J. H. Pollard; 1898 Jan-May
20 Check book, Stonington National Bank; 1895
21 Check stub book, probably Wm. J. H. Pollard; 1867-1873
22 Check stub book, probably Wm. J. H. Pollard; 1871-1879
23 Check stub book, probably Wm. J. H. Pollard; 1879-1883
24 Check stub book, probably Wm. J. H. Pollard; 1883-1884
25 Check stub book, probably Wm. J. H. Pollard; 1884-1886
26 Check stub book, probably Wm. J. H. Pollard; 1886-1889
27 Check stub book, probably Wm. J. H. Pollard; 1891-1893

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