Records of the Schooner PROVIDENCE (Coll. 203)


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Overview of the Records

History of the Schooner PROVIDENCE

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Indexes

Detailed Description of the Records

Overview of the Records

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Providence (Schooner)
Title: Records of the Schooner PROVIDENCE
Dates: 1879-1889
Extent: ca. 600 pieces
Abstract: The collection is contained primarily bills and receipts, etc., for expenses relative to the vessel's maintenance and the transportation of cargo. Typical expense include bills for towing, wharfage, trimming cargo, fumigating ship, and loading and unloading cargo. Pilot fees and bridge charges are also present, along with numerous other vessel accounts. A limited number of letters can be found in this collection, usually between L. C. Gandy and the master of the PROVIDENCE, discussing cargo or other related matters.
Identification: Coll. 203

History of the Schooner PROVIDENCE

The PROVIDENCE was a 379 ton schooner, built by G. P. Wentzel of Dennisville, N.J. in 1874. She appears in the A.B.S. RECORD through 1889, with R.S. Leaming listed as owner. During the period covered by these papers PROVIDENCE made approximately 132 trips from the Philadelphia/New Jersey area to various ports along the coast, carrying coal and other bulk cargo. Included is a voyage to Mantanzas, Cuba for sugar, but most trips were to ports in Massachusetts and Maine with loads of coal. Lewis C. Gandy's name appears throughout this collection. He was master of the PROVIDENCE for awhile, and later seems to have been the vessel's agent.

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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:

Gandy, Lewis C.--Correspondence

Subjects:

Coal trade--Atlantic Coast (U.S.)
Coastwise shipping--Atlantic Coast (U.S.)
Freight and freightage
Shipping--New Jersy--Bridgeton
Shipping--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
Ships--Cargo
Sugar trade--Cuba--Matanzas

Occupations:

Commercial agents--New Jersey--Bridgeton
Shipmasters--New Jersey--Bridgeton

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 203, 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 G.W. Allen in Box 1, Folder 17 of the collection.
Allen, G.W. 1/17
Allen, H.W. 1/12
Arnold, S.T. 1/1
Arrington, W.R. 1/10
Ashworth, J.A. 1/14
Baker, D.W. 1/1
Baker, J.L. 1/5
Baker, James 1/2, 1/7, 1/8, 1/9, 1/10, 1/11, 1/13
Baldwin, Charles T. 1/6
Banker, Isaac N. 1/15
Barth, Christian 1/15
Baymore, Joseph 1/9
Baymore, R. 1/1
Bessom, Richard 1/10
Borda, E. 1/1
Bowen, Joseph A. 1/4
Boyd, William E. 1/3
Boyd, William E. (Capt.) 1/1
Boyer, Daniel C. 1/5
Broderick, P. 1/15
Brown, Frank 1/4
Brown, R.W. 1/13
Byrne, P. 1/1
Carney, James C. 1/1
Carver, H.N. 1/3
Cathrall, Eugene H. 1/1
Caulley, James M. 1/17
Church, Albert F. 1/2
Claibourne, F.H. 1/1
Clampett, J.A. 1/12
Clark, S.M. 1/9, 1/10
Cloon, William F. 1/10
Cobb, B. (Jr.) 1/2
Cobb, Fremont 1/10
Cotter, Edward 1/4
Cotton, F.E. 1/10
Cromwell, W.H. 1/14
Davis, D.P. 1/4
Davis, William 1/2
Dever, Edward 1/1
Devine, J. 1/8
Devine, J.C. 1/9
Devine, J.M. 1/11
Devine, J.N. 1/13
Dodge, Daniel 1/8
Donnelly, Henry 1/15
Dornin, J.L. 1/8
Douglass, J.N. 1/9, 1/10, 1/11
Douglass, James N. 1/13
Dunning, J. 1/2
Emery, John S. 1/10
Fernandez, Antonio 1/3
Fisher, A.G. 1/4
Flick, George L. 1/12
Florence, Joseph 1/12
Ford, W.H. 1/10
Fowle, R.K. 1/14
Gallagher, Daniel 1/6
Gamage, E.P. 1/8
Gandy, B.B. 1/12
Gandy, John 1/15
Gandy, L.C. (Capt.) 1/5, 1/17
Gandy, Lewis C. 1/1, 1/2
Gandy, Lewis C. (Capt.) 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 1/9, 1/12, 1/13, 1/15
Gardner, Charles 1/12
Geraghty, John 1/3
Gifford, E.H. 1/11
Gilkinson, John (Capt.) 1/3
Goodrich, Richard 1/8
Goodwin, F. 1/1
Goss, C.H. 1/2
Goucher, Samuel J. 1/5, 1/6, 1/8, 1/9, 1/10, 1/11
Goucher, Samuel L. 1/4
Gove, A.K. 1/3
Grant, Anson F. 1/15
Green, Henry H. 1/8
Guy, William 1/1
Hamblen, B.B. 1/2
Harrington, P.H. 1/12
Hart, Samuel C. 1/2
Hartwell, J.R. 1/2
Heckman, R. 1/1
Heffernan, James 1/6
Henkels, D.H. 1/4
Hewitt, George T. 1/12
Hillman, J.W.L. 1/12, 1/17
Hofmayer, C.G. 1/15
Humphrey, Willard J. 1/7, 1/8
Hutchinson, Charles C. 1/9
Hutchinson, W.T. 1/13
Idell, J.D. 1/1, 1/17
Jefferson, William M. 1/12
Johnson, George N. 1/9
Johnson, James K. 1/9
Kenzel, William H. 1/15
Killey, J.W. 1/15
King, Thomas 1/1
Kollock, Lemuel M. 1/2
Laughlin, William W. 1/1
Lawton, S.D. 1/4
Leaming, Richard S. 1/17
Lee, Joseph H. 1/9
Lewellen, John B. 1/9
Lewis, C.Y. 1/9
Lewis, J. 1/3
Locke, William S. 1/6
Lynnch, Levi B. 1/12
Mahar, John 1/3
Mallory, Robert J. 1/15
Markee, John 1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4
Martin, J.H. 1/1, 1/2
Matthews, Ludlam 1/13
Maull, F.C. 1/12
McCarthy, D. 1/13
McCaulley, Samuel A. 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 1/9, 1/10
McDannell, W.S. 1/8
McNeil, James 1/9
Morse, G.W. 1/5
Morse, John 1/15
Murphy, D.D. 1/12
Murray, J.C. 1/12
Myer, D. 1/1
Nolan, James 1/12
Nye, Charles G. 1/12
Paige, L.J. 1/3
Parker, William 1/3, 1/13
Pease, L.F. 1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 1/9, 1/15
Peed, F.M. 1/8
Peirce, Hayward 1/15
Perkins, S.B. 1/3
Perry, Charles 1/10
Perry, Charles P. 1/1, 1/12, 1/15
Pickering, R.N. 1/4
Place, H.G. 1/9
Porter, A.G. 1/8
Pratt, F.G. 1/2
Preble, Preston P. 1/3
Quill, W.P. 1/9
Richard, J.H. 1/8
Richardson, J. 1/1
Rogers, F.L. 1/8, 1/14
Rogers, Thomas 1/6
Russell, G.W. 1/8, 1/9, 1/14
Russell, George W. 1/15
Russell, John T. 1/2
Schelling, Samuel M. 1/1
Selover, J.C. (Capt.) 1/5, 1/7
Selover, John C. (Capt.) 1/6
Senna, Manuel 1/3
Shanley, B.M. 1/15
Sharp, John M. 1/10
Shearer, G.B. 1/1
Simmons, N. 1/4
Simpson, A.B. 1/17
Simpson, A.V. 1/15
Smith, A.W. 1/4
Smith, B.G. 1/8, 1/9
Smith, Frank 1/14
Smith, Frank N. 1/6
Smith, H.E. (Capt.) 1/8, 1/9
Smith, Harry E. (Capt.) 1/10, 1/11, 1/12, 1/13, 1/14, 1/15, 1/17
Snith, A.W. 1/3
Somers, L.H. 1/15
Spiegel, A. 1/10
Spinney, E.H. 1/10
Steckert, J.H. 1/15
Steelman, Peter 1/14
Stephens, M. (Capt.) 1/1
Story, W.B. 1/3
Sullivan, Jeremiah 1/3
Sutton, N. 1/1
Sweeney, James 1/1
Sweeney, R.S. 1/12
Sweeney, Robert 1/13, 1/15
Taylor, George 1/10
Tinkham, A.W. 1/6
Todd, Alfred 1/1
Todd, James A. (Capt.) 1/1
Townsend, William H. 1/3, 1/4, 1/8
Tracy, John 1/6
Twohy, John 1/8, 1/12
Tyler, F.L. 1/15
Upton, Colcord 1/15
Vansant, R.P. 1/9
Wakefield, C.E. 1/9
Walls, Alfred 1/12
Walls, L. 1/15
Warr, James C. 1/12
Warr, James P. 1/13
Weeks, E. 1/2, 1/17
Weeks, E. (Capt.) 1/2, 1/3
Wellington, Jonas C. 1/7
Wells, William N. 1/5, 1/8, 1/9, 1/10
Wheaton, P.M. 1/8, 1/10, 1/13
Whitehead, W.M. 1/8
Wilber, Robert B. 1/3
Wilcox, D.T. 1/9
Wills, Edward J. 1/5
Wills, William N. 1/6
Winsor, Thomas I. 1/1, 1/6
Woodberry, Charles 1/15
Woods, C.B. 1/17
Young, George M. 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 A.W. Wright & Co. in Box 1, Folder 15 of the collection.
A.W. Wright & Co. 1/15
Albany Railroad 1/5
Amereica Printing Co. 1/9
Andrew Mahoney & Co. 1/6
Atlantic Dock Co. 1/3
Austin C. Wellington Coal Co. 1/7
Bagnall & Loud 1/14
Bakers & Humphrey 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 1/9, 1/10, 1/11
Bangs & Horton 1/1, 1/2
Bartlett & Co. 1/12
Berwind-White Coal Mining Co. 1/9
Blackmar & Richmond 1/1
Bonaparte Shoe & Co. 1/9
Booth Bros. 1/15
Borden Mining Co. 1/9
Boston & Albany R.R. Co. 1/9
Boston Tow-Boat Co. 1/1, 1/6
Budd, Butterworth & McClure 1/10
C.A. Nash & Co. 1/8
Charles A. Pettit & Co. 1/13, 1/14, 1/15
Charles A. Warren & Son 1/3
Charles Hall & Co. 1/17
Charles Kimball & Co. 1/14
Charles Russell & Co 1/8, 1/14
Charleston Mining & Manufacturing Co. 1/15
Choate Burnham & Son 1/8
Clark & Morton 1/2
Cobb & Yerxa 1/11
Cobb, Bates & Yerxa 1/9
Continental Steamboat Co. 1/1
Coopers Point Shipyard 1/2
Cox & Green 1/6
D. Eggerts Sons 1/1
Daniel W. Job & Co. 1/6
E. Borda & Son 1/9
E.L. Dectjen & Co. 1/3
Evans, Ball & Co. 1/1, 1/2, 1/3
F. Hobart & Co. 1/2
F. Woodruff & McLean 1/1
F.D. Bright & Co. 1/13
Fall River Steamboat Line 1/2, 1/4
Fitch & Joy 1/2
Fitchburg Railroad Co. 1/2, 1/9
Franklin Snow & Co. 1/2
Gay, Parker & Henderson 1/4
George Barrett & Co. 1/14
George W. Taylor & Co. 1/8
Goucher & Goff 1/11
Guy Brothers 1/9
H. Eldridge & Son 1/2
Haines & Hallock 1/15
Harned, Jacob & Co. 1/6
Hart & Akin 1/2
J.H. Dodd & Bro. 1/9
J.N. Norton & Co. 1/3
Jenkins & Swallow 1/15
John S. Emery & Co. 1/4, 1/9, 1/11, 1/14
Johnson & Higgins 1/14
Johnson Bros. 1/9
Jones & Birdsall 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5
Kalmia Lykens Valley Coal 1/3
L. Matthews & Son 1/4, 1/13
L.D. Cooke & Co. 1/11
Leahy Bros. 1/9
Lehigh & Wilkes-Barre Coal Co. 1/1, 1/2
Ludlam Matthews & Son 1/1, 1/5, 1/6
Ludlam Matthews Son 1/13, 1/14, 1/15
Mariner & Williams 1/10, 1/11, 1/13
McNeil & Willin 1/8
Morris & Mathis 1/2, 1/3, 1/9, 1/11, 1/12
New Bedford Tow Boat Co. 1/2, 1/12
New York & New England Railroad 1/6
Northern Liberties Market Co. 1/12
Patrick Lally & Co. 1/8
Pennsylvania Railroad 1/5
Pennsylvania Railroad Co. 1/1, 1/6, 1/8, 1/9, 1/10, 1/14
Philadelphia & Reading Coal & Iron Co. 1/2, 1/8, 1/9, 1/11, 1/13, 1/15
Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Co. 1/1, 1/4, 1/5, 1/8, 1/10, 1/13, 1/15
Picket Coal Co. 1/15
Place & Taft 1/1, 1/2
Providence & Worcester Railroad 1/1
Providence Gas Co. 1/6
Robert Patterson & Son 1/1
Ross & Howell 1/15
S. & W. Welsh 1/1
S. Nickerson & Sons 1/14
S.G. Hodgdon & Son 1/14
Samuel S. Thorpe & Co. 1/15
Shannon & Bro. 1/3
Shepard Robbins & Son 1/6
Sheppard & Fithian 1/2, 1/11, 1/12, 1/14
Shubert & Cottingham 1/10, 1/11, 1/12
Sinnickson & Co. 1/2, 1/3
Stickney & Cotton 1/2
Stickney, Conyngham & Co. 1/9
T. Taber Bros. 1/12
T.J. Shaw & Co. 1/8
Taylor & Stretton 1/13
Thomas P. Ball & Co. 1/15
Thomas Watson & Son 1/3
Uhler, English & Boileau 1/4
W.A.O. Wilson & Co. 1/2
W.E. Goff & Co. 1/10
W.F.&F.C. Sayles 1/1
W.I. Tune & Bro. 1/9
W.P. Knickerbocker & Co. 1/1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/6
Wakefield Bros. 1/11, 1/17
Walker & Davis 1/9
Walter Coleman & Sons 1/6, 1/17
Warren & Son 1/1
White Cross Line 1/5
Wilkes-Barre Coal Co. 1/2
William C. Scudder & Co. 1/3
William Robinson & Co. 1/2, 1/4
Wilson & Crawford 1/4
Wilson Fitzgerald & Co. 1/2
Wist & Hughes 1/1, 1/3
Youngs & Co. 1/1

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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 vessel ACTIVE in Box 1, Folder 1 of the collection.
ACTIVE 1/1
ANNA GOULD (Tug) 1/5
ATLANTIC (Tug) 1/8, 1/9, 1/10, 1/11, 1/13
C. H. HERSEY (Tug) 1/5
C. P. RAYMOND (Steamer) 1/6
CARLOS (Tug) 1/2
CLIFON (Steamer) 1/3
COMMODORE (Tug) 1/12
E. L. AUSTIN (Tug) 1/15
EDNA B. KING (Steamer) 1/2
EMILY (Tug) 1/1
F. A. CHURCHMAN (Tug) 1/5
FAIRMOUNT (Tug) 1/11
FRANK LEAMING (Schooner) 1/5
GEORGE A. DEAN (Tug) 1/4
GLIDE (Tug) 1/3
GREYHOUND (Tug) 1/5, 1/6
H. H. KEYS (Tug) 1/9
HARRY SCHAUBEL, JR. (Tug) 1/9
J. W. WHITNEY 1/1
LILLIE COOPER (Tug) 1/17
LILLIE F. COOPER (Tug) 1/6
PAWTUCKET (Tug) 1/2, 1/6
PIONEER (Tug) 1/1
RALPH ROSS (Steamer) 1/15
REBECCA (Tug) 1/1
RELIANCE (Tug) 1/1
S. E. BABCOCK (Steamer) 1/3
SOMERS N. SMITH (Tug) 1/10
STARTLE (Tug) 1/1
THEODORE BIRELY (Tug) 1/2
THOMAS J. YORKE, JR. (Tug) 1/9
WESLEY A. GOVE (Tug) 1/9
WILLIAM CRAMP (Tug) 1/1
WILLIAM J. BOOTHE 1/6
WILLIAM SCHAUBEL, SR. (Tug) 1/10

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Detailed Description of the Records

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

Bills, receipts, accounts, correspondence, etc.; 1879-1889
Box Folder
1 1 Papers, Schooner PROVIDENCE; 1879 Feb-Jun
2 Papers, Schooner PROVIDENCE; 1879 Jul-Dec
3 Papers, Schooner PROVIDENCE; 1880 Jan-Jun
4 Papers, Schooner PROVIDENCE; 1880 Jul-Dec
5 Papers, Schooner PROVIDENCE; 1881 Jan-Jun
6 Papers, Schooner PROVIDENCE; 1881 Jul-Dec
7 Papers, Schooner PROVIDENCE; 1882 Jan
8 Papers, Schooner PROVIDENCE; 1886 Jan-Jun
9 Papers, Schooner PROVIDENCE; 1886 Jul-Dec
10 Papers, Schooner PROVIDENCE; 1887 Jan-Jun
11 Papers, Schooner PROVIDENCE; 1887 Jul-Dec
12 Papers re. trip #144 (PROVIDENCE damaged on May 13); 1888 Feb18-May19
13 Papers, Schooner PROVIDENCE; 1888 May 23-Jun 30
14 Papers, Schooner PROVIDENCE; 1888 Jul-Sep
15 Papers, Schooner PROVIDENCE; 1888 Oct-1889 Jan
16 Checks; 1879-1881
17 Unidentified material; undated

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