Charles D. Williams Collection (Coll. 217)


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Overview of the Collection

Biography of Charles D. Williams

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Index to Vessel Names

Detailed Description of the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Williams, Charles D., 1843-1924
Title: Charles D. Williams Collection
Dates: 1869-1883
Extent: ca. 100 items
Abstract: Correspondence, accounts, and other papers, relating to William's activities as master of the brig BELLE OF THE BAY and bark SILAS FISH (managed by J.D. Fish & Co.), chiefly during the voyages to Valparaiso, Chile, including navigational computations (1875-1878) for voyages of the SILAS FISH. Other firms represented include J. & W. Grace Co.
Identification: Coll. 217

Biography of Charles D. Williams

Charles D. Williams was a ship captain of Ledyard, Connecticut.

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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.

Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):

Belle of the Bay (Brig)
J. & W. Grace Co. (New York, N.Y.)
J.D. Fish & Co. (New York, N.Y.)
Silas Fish (Bark)

Places:

United States--Commerce--Chile--Valparaiso
Valparaiso (Chile)--Commerce--United States

Subjects:

International trade
Navigation
Shipping--New York (State)--New York
Voyages and travels

Occupations:

Shipmasters--Connecticut--Ledyard

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 217, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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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 bark ADA MELMORE in Box 1, Folder 9 of the collection.
ADA MELMORE (Bark) 1/9
ANNIE LEWIS (Bark) 1/6
ATLAS (Brig) 1/1
BELLE OF THE BAY (Brig) 1/1, 1/3, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 1/9
BONITO (Bark) 1/6
BRIDGEPORT (Bark) 1/6
BRYY IVOR (Bark) 1/7
CEYLON (Bark) 1/6
CHARMER (Schooner) 1/3, 1/6, 1/7, 1/9
COLBY 1/8
DAUNTLESS (Ship) 1/3, 1/7, 1/8, 1/9
FLORENCE (Brig) 1/3, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 1/9
FRANKLIN 1/7
GEORGE MOON (Bark) 1/3, 1/6, 1/7, 1/9
GLADON (Bark) 1/6
HAZE (Ship) 1/7
HELICON (Ship) 1/6
IBIS (Bark) 1/7
ISADORA DE COUSINO (Steamer) 1/4
J. ROTHA BERNARDINO 1/6
JEFFERSON 1/7
LASCO 1/6
LOUISA MALCOLM (Bark) 1/6
M. P. GRACE (Ship) 1/7
MARIA MARGRETHA (Bark) 1/6
MARY E. PACKER 1/3
MIDAS (Bark) 1/6
PERU (Bark) 1/6
RIVER QUEEN (Schooner) 1/10
SILAS FISH (Bark) 1/1, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 1/9, 1/10
ST. MARY (Bark) 1/7
THOMAS DOW 1/7
TORONTO (Bark) 1/6
TWILIGHT (Bark) 1/7
W. C. BEE 1/6, 1/8

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Shipping Papers; 1869-1883
Box Folder
1 1 Papers; 1869-1877
2 Crew Accounts and wages, Bark SILAS FISH; 1878
3 Papers, Bark SILAS FISH; 1879 Jan-Aug
4 Papers, Bark SILAS FISH; 1879 Sep-Oct
5 Papers, Bark SILAS FISH; 1879 Nov-Dec
6 Papers, Bark SILAS FISH; 1880
7 Papers, Bark SILAS FISH; 1881
8 Papers, Bark SILAS FISH; 1882
9 Papers, Bark SILAS FISH; 1883
10 Unidentified papers; ca. 1869-1883
11 Volume containing navigation computations, Bark SILAS FISH; 1875-1878

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