Ernest F. Gates Papers (Coll. 218)


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Overview of the Collection

Biography of Ernest F. Gates

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Indexes

Detailed Description of the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Gates, Ernest F., d. 1969.
Title: Ernest F. Gates Papers
Dates: 1927-1967
Extent: ca. 400 pieces
Abstract: Chiefly correspondence, clippings, notes, and memorabilia relating to Gate's whaling hobby and his curatorship of the Jibboom Club. Includes a large amount of personal correspondence with William H. Tripp, director of Old Dartmouth Historical Society, and George H. Reynolds, New Bedford, Mass., printer, relating to whaling matters, the efforts to keep the bark CHARLES W. MORGAN in New Bedford, the failure of fund raising efforts, subsequent move of the vessel to Mystic, Conn., when it was given to the Marine Historical Association (Mystic Seaport Museum), and criticism of Mystic's initial efforts to care for the ship.
Identification: Coll. 218

Biography of Ernest F. Gates

Ernest F. Gates was born in New London, Connecticut to C. Robert and Emily H. Gates. His father was a woodworker, and owned a pattern shop at 59 Howard Street in New London.

Ernest Gates was a letter carrier, but his primary interest and avocation was "whaling." He was Curator of the "Museum" of the Jibboom Club No. 1 in New London, a social organization begun in the 1870's by local whaling captains, that had been reorganized in 1891. As Curator, Gates jealously guarded all donations to the club; carefully labeling and trying to authenticate the artifacts. He was quick to refuse a donation that was not up to his standards, and at times was even turned out of office for a while, but was soon reinstated because no one else could give as much time, care, and energy to the club rooms and its exhibits as he.

He was also a voluminous letter writer, and during the 1930's became friends with Captain William Tripp, a whaling man and Director of the Old Dartmouth Historical Society and Whaling Museum. Gates also corresponded frequently with George H. Reynolds, a New Bedford printer, who along with Tripp, was anxious to save the whale ship CHARLES W. MORGAN from destruction after the death of Colonel E. H. R. Green, who had brought the vessel to his property at Round Hill. During 1940-1941 these three men campaigned to have the MORGAN brought to New Bedford and established as a historical exhibit. The campaign failed to raise the necessary funds for such a move, and late in 1941 the vessel was give to the Marine Historical Association (Mystic Seaport Museum). Gates was critical of Mystic's initial efforts to care for the ship, but gradually came to appreciate what was required to keep the vessel in good condition.

As feisty and quick to criticize as he was, Ernest Gates was honestly committed to the preservation of anything to do with the whaling industry. The collection over which he presided, some of which is now in Mystic Seaport Museum, was as authentic as he could possibly make it. He died in 1969.

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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:

Reynolds, George H.--Correspondence
Tripp, William Henry, 1880-1959--Correspondence

Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):

Jibboom Club No. 1 (New London, Conn.)
Charles W. Morgan (Bark)
Marine Historical Association
Old Dartmouth Historical Society (New Bedford, Mass.)

Subjects:

Clubs--Connecticut--New London
Whaling

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 218, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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Indexes

Index to Personal and 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 John Ackerman in Box 1, Folder 28 of the collection.
Ackerman, John 1/28
Adams, Arthur C. 2/8
Adams, Charles Francis 2/6
Adams, J. Donald 2/3
Adams, Joseph R. 2/5
Aldrich, Herbert L. 1/5, 1/25, 2/2
Alexander, Edwin 1/29
Allen, Everett 1/8, 1/25
Allen, J.C. 1/21
Allen, Joe 1/20
Allen, Oliver 1/4
Allen, Philip 2/8
Allyn, G.S. 1/24
Anderson, Jerome S. 2/2
Andrews, Orvin 2/2, 2/3, 2/9
Andrews, Roy Chapman 1/7
Andrews, S. 2/8
Andrews, W. Earle 2/6
Ashley, Charles S. 1/21
Ashley, Clifford 1/6, 1/13, 1/19, 1/22, 1/24, 1/25
Ashley, Gene 2/2
Ashley, H. Percy 1/16, 1/23
Atwood Machine Co. 2/2
Austin, Mary P. 1/13
Baker & Taylor 2/2
Baker, Cal 1/11
Baldwin, Daniel Avery 1/21
Baldwin, Ellen 1/15, 1/21
Baldwin, Raymond 2/4, 2/5
Ball, Thomas R. 2/4, 2/6, 3/4
Bang, Mildred 3/8
Bartlett, Sy 1/24
Bell, O.W. 3/10
Bellows, ? (Capt.) 3/10
Bernier, G.N. 3/8
Best, Chester A.W. 2/2
Bigelow, Poultney 2/6
Bingham, Hiram 1/2
Black, Ramsey S. 2/5
Blake, C. Edwin 1/9, 1/24, 1/25, 1/26, 1/27, 1/28, 1/29
Blake, Catharine 1/9, 1/29
Blunt, G.W. 1/1
Blunt, Harold S. 1/28
Bodfish, Hartson H. 1/5
Borden, Hiram 1/9
Bowditch, George 1/11
Boyd, Benjamin 1/24
Braband, Thomas V. (Mrs.) 3/14
Bradford, Roy 2/3
Bradshaw, Frank 2/2
Brand, Christopher C. 1/1, 1/4
Braynard, Frank O. 3/12
Brearley, J.A. 1/3
Brewster, James 1/28
Briggs, J.O. 3/4
Britt, George W. 1/20
Brown, Frank 1/17
Brown, John 2/4
Brozait, Alfred 3/8
Bruce, John 3/12
Bullen, Frank T. 1/6
Burgess, Robert H. 3/14
Burnel, Samuel 1/13
Butler, L.L. 3/10
Carmer, Carl L. 3/14
Carson, Bernard 1/22
Chace, Charles A. 1/5
Channing, Walter 1/19
Chappel, C.B. 3/9
Chappelle, Frank (Jr.) 3/15
Charles E. Lavriat Co. 2/3
Chase, Charles 1/24
Chase, Margaret 1/27
Chester, Alfred 3/9
Chester, Archibald (Jr.) 3/9
Chippendale, Harry A. 1/28
Church, Albert Cook 1/6, 1/19, 1/21
Clark, E.S. (Jr.) 3/10
Clark, Eugene S. 1/24
Coakley, John T. 1/5
Coit, Alfred 1/22
Colcord, Joanna 1/22
Colcord, Lincoln 2/4
Comer, George 1/5
Congdon, Bertha 1/7
Consadine, Walter L. 2/5
Conway, Jack 2/5
Cook, Benjamin F. 1/12
Cook, John A. 1/5
Crane, Vernon 1/6, 1/7, 2/4, 2/6
Cronin, Elizabeth A. 3/14
Crouch, Arthur 2/2
Crowninshield, Francis (Mrs.) 1/29
Culver, Chris 1/18, 1/21, 1/22, 2/8
Cutler, Carl 1/8, 1/10, 1/13, 1/21, 1/22, 1/23, 1/24, 1/26, 1/27, 1/29, 2/2, 2/4, 2/5, 2/7, 2/9, 2/10, 2/12
Cutler, Carl (Mrs.) 2/8
Dabell, Nathan 1/13
Daboll, Ernest C. 3/8, 3/13
Damon, T. (Jr.) 3/14
Daniels, John 1/20
Dart, Charles S. 3/9
Davidson, James 1/16
Davis, Charles (Mrs.) 2/2
Davis, James 3/9
Dedrick, David G. 1/18
Dexter, George Blake 1/3
Dodge, Frank (Mrs.) 2/2
Dreyfus, Isidore 1/3
Dreyfus, Jules 1/3
Driscoll, Charles B. 2/3, 2/4, 2/5, 2/9
Dumont, Donald 3/10
Durant, Bill 1/11
Earle, Augustus 1/3
Earle, Edgar C. (Jr.) 1/11
Earle, James A.M. 1/6, 1/22
Earle, Jamie 1/22
Eastman, Ralph 1/9
Edwards, Cecil Peppin (Mrs.) 1/24
Edwards, E.J. 1/27
Edwards, John T. 1/5
Edwin Keeney Co. 2/2
Eggleston, Edward 3/10, 3/14
Eldredge, Charles Q. 1/2, 1/4, 1/14, 1/15, 1/18, 2/3
Erickson, ? (Mrs.) 3/1
Fairbrother, Fred 2/4
Ferger, Theodore 3/6
Ferguson, Homer 1/29
Ferguson, Robert 1/5
Ford, Henry 1/7
Fowler, ? (Dr.) 3/4
Francis, Joseph S. 3/15
Frank, Joseph 2/5
French, James 2/10
Fruechen, Peter 1/24
G.M. Williams Co. 2/5
Gale, George 1/23, 1/24, 1/29, 2/2, 2/3
Gane, Douglas M. 1/20
Gane, Irving B. 1/20
Gardner, Douglas M. 1/12, 1/21, 1/22
Gardner, Grace 1/24, 1/28
Gardner, Nathaniel 1/12
Gardner, Robert 1/13
Gardner, Victoria 1/9, 1/12
Gates, C.R. 1/7
Gates, Charlotte 1/9, 1/16, 1/17, 1/23, 1/24, 1/27, 1/28, 2/12
Gates, John R. 1/7, 1/9, 1/12, 1/16, 1/17, 1/23, 1/24, 1/27, 2/11
Gates, Victoria 1/13
Gerould, Russell 1/7
Getchell, Everett S. 3/3
Gifford, William 1/21, 1/23, 1/24, 1/25, 1/26
Gilliam, Lillian 3/8
Glass, William 1/3, 1/4
Glynn, Matthew A. 2/7
Goodwin, George G. 1/7
Gordon, Joseph 1/22
Graham, Robert 1/12, 1/13
Grant, Gordon 1/7, 1/16, 1/18, 1/21, 1/24
Green, Edward Howland Robinson 1/5, 1/16, 2/9
Green, Elias 3/9
Green, Gust L. 1/7
Greene, Frank S. 1/6
Griswold, George 1/22
Hallett, Alfred 2/2
Hammett, Frederick 1/4
Hanson, Warren A. 2/2
Harmon, Dudley 2/4
Harper & Bros. 1/1
Harris, George R. 1/8
Harris, Jessie L. 1/8
Harris, Joe 2/3
Harwood, P. Leroy 1/15, 1/16, 1/18, 1/19, 2/5
Haskin, Frederic J. 1/1
Hatch, George G. (Jr.) 2/2
Hathaway, Freeman 1/25
Hawes, Richard G. 1/27
Hawes, William Lawton 1/7, 1/21
Heard, John 3/8
Heflin, Wilson L. 1/25
Hegarty, R.B. 1/8, 1/9
Hegarty, Reginald 1/10, 1/11
Hickey, Charles 2/2
Hill, Frederick F. 2/5, 3/9
Hoffer, Frederic S. (Jr.) 1/8
Hollister, Gloria 1/20
Holloway, Dan 3/6
Holmes, Walter E. 3/12
Homan, Elmo Paul 1/9
Hooker, W. 1/1, 1/2, 1/21
Hoover, J.E. 1/8
Hough, Henry 2/5
Houghton Mifflin Co. 1/5
Howland, Chester S. 1/10, 2/2
Howland, John 1/11
Huntington, John P. 2/5
Hutchinson, Frank 3/9
Hutchinson, Percy 1/18
James, Marinus 1/20, 2/6
Jibboom Club box 3
Johnson, Hope Anne 3/11
Johnston, Waldo 1/11
Keats, Charles B. 1/8
Keeler, H.H. 2/2
Keenan, William F. 3/14
Kellerman, Annette 1/21
Kendall, Helen 1/24, 1/28
Kendall, Henry P. 1/6, 1/24, 1/27, 1/28, 1/29
Kerby, Frederick M. 1/2
Kessler, Charles G. 3/6, 3/7, 3/9, 3/22
Key, Edward 1/13
Kilburn, Cliff 1/22
Kinnery, L.E. 2/9
Kleeb, Cecil 1/22, 1/29
Kleeb, Maude 1/23
Knipe, W.D. 3/9
Knudsen, Sven 1/16
Landgraf, Paul 1/23
Lantz, William 2/2
LaVoie, Gladys 1/10, 1/27, 2/2, 2/3, 3/14
LaVoie, Rene 3/14
Lawrence & Co. 1/2
Lawrence, Elizabeth 1/8, 1/9
Lawson, Will 1/9
Lee, Meredith 2/2, 2/3
Levy, G.E. 1/9
Lieberman, Carrie 1/28
Lindley, Granville P. 2/5
Lindsay, David Moore 1/26
Little, Brown & Co. 1/3
Locke, John 2/2
Lockhart, ? 3/8
Long, Breckenridge 2/2
Loper, Alec 3/4
Lupier, E.D. (Mrs.) 3/3
Lyman Allyn Museum 3/9
Lyman, John 1/13
Lyman, Lila Parrish 3/9
Main, Durwood 3/6
Mallory, Charles 1/29
Mallory, Clifford 1/21, 1/24
Manchester, Alice 2/5
Mandley, Henry 1/5
Mandley, Henry (Jr.) 1/5
Mariners Museum 2/2
Marsters, Silas 3/1, 3/9, 3/12
Marvin, David F. 1/19
Marvin, David P. 2/3
Mason, Otis Tufton 1/2
McDonald, William (Dr.) 1/3
McDonough, Thomas 1/7
McElroy, J.W. 2/2
McGarry, John J. 2/2
McKay, Richard 2/4, 2/6, 3/5, 3/9
McKay, Richard C. 1/21, 1/22, 1/24, 1/25
McLean, Albert 3/12
McLellan, ? 3/1
McVey, L.A. 2/2
McWilliams, John D. 3/7
Metcalfe, Theodore 1/2
Miller, Earl 1/11, 1/24, 1/25
Morgan, J. Pierpont 1/7
Morse, Harry 1/23, 2/3, 2/11, 3/1
Mosher, Lester 1/5
Murphy, Robert Cushman 1/13, 1/24, 3/11, 3/12
Nankivel, John 1/13
Nash, Howard D. (Jr.)(Mrs.) 1/26
Nelson, Herbert 3/1
Neptune Club 1/24
New Bedford Cordage 3/10
New London Day 1/2
Newcomb, Ruth 2/2
Newman, Harry S. 3/5
Nichols & Harris 2/12
Niles, P.A. 2/4
Nogle, Harold 1/7
Nye, Pemberton 1/20, 1/21, 1/23, 1/24, 2/11
Nye, Pemberton (Mrs.) 1/29
Nye, William F. 1/11
O'Leary, Michael J. 3/14
Oat, W.H. 2/2
Olson, Ronald L. 1/2
Osborne Co. 2/2
Palmer, Nathaniel Brown 3/4
Parsons, Lucius A. 1/6, 2/2, 3/14
Partridge, Ernest b. 1/7, 1/16, 1/18, 2/2, 2/6, 2/11, 3/6
Perkins, ? 3/1
Perkins, Dudley 3/5
Perkins, Dudley (Mrs.) 3/5
Perry, William 1/24
Pigeon, Harry 2/4
Pike, J.E. 2/2
Pine, James 2/3
Pratt, James 1/4
Pratt, John D. 2/6
Prentis, Susan K. 2/2
Purrington, Philip F. 1/10, 1/11, 1/26
Purtell, Constance 1/5
Putnam, Sumner 1/25
Raposa, Frank 1/24, 1/25
Reagan, Lee 1/16
Redfield, C.R. 3/4
Reynolds, George H. 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 1/12, 1/18, 1/19, 1/20, 1/21, 1/22, 1/23, 1/24, 1/25, 1/27, 2/1, 2/2, 2/3, 2/4, 2/5, 2/6, 2/7, 2/8, 2/9, 2/10, 2/11, 2/12, 2/13, 2/14, 2/15, 2/16, 2/17, 2/18, 2/19, 2/20, 2/21, 3/4
Reynolds, Gladys 2/6, 2/9, 2/10, 2/11
Reynolds, Harris 2/2
Rice, Theodore 1/27
Rich, S. Heath 2/7
Rogers, Clarence N. 1/24
Rogers, Ernest E. 2/2, 2/5
Rogers, Frank 1/21
Rogers, H.H. 1/22
Rogers, James 3/10
Rogers, John 3/5
Rogers, Moses 1/23
Roos, Carl A. 3/9
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano 1/7, 3/2
Ross, Thorvold 1/25
Rotch, Walter (Jr.) 1/26
Russell, Benjamin 1/9
Saltonstall, Leverett 1/7, 2/4
Schottle, Edwin J. 2/12
Schultz, Carl 2/5
Selden, Henry Bill (Mrs.) 2/2
Sheahan, George M. 1/6, 2/8
Sherman, James H. 1/5
Sherman, Stuart C. 1/29, 3/14, 4/15
Sherman, Wilbur G. 1/5, 1/18, 1/27, 2/2, 2/4
Simpson, Ruth 3/12
Sleight, William R. 1/12, 1/13
Slocum, Vic 2/2
Smith, George W. 1/5
Smith, James F. (Jr.) 3/8
Snell, William L. 1/21
Snow, Edward Rowe 2/9
Spence, Hartzel 2/4, 2/5
Stackpole, Edward 1/10, 1/13, 1/29, 2/2, 3/14
Starbuck, Alexander 1/12, 1/24, 2/2
Steadman, Norman 3/2
Steamship Historical Society of America 3/10
Steers, Don 1/8, 1/27, 1/28
Stillman, ? (Dr.) 2/2, 2/5, 2/7
Strand Leather Goods Co. 2/4
Strombert, ? (Admiral) 3/18
Sylvia, Louis 2/4
Taber, Frederick H. 1/10, 1/23
Taylor, Frank 1/22
Taylor, Harold 1/23
Tead, Ordway 1/1
Telage, Abraham (Mrs.) 3/11
Thomas Laughlin & Co. 1/1
Thomas, Elwell B. 1/18, 1/21, 1/24, 2/2, 2/4, 2/5, 2/6, 2/8, 3/1, 3/3, 3/4, 3/5, 3/6, 3/8, 3/11, 3/12, 3/13
Thomas, Lowell 1/21
Thorp, Willard 1/24
Thorsen, Lance 1/17
Tillson, Clifford 1/22
Townshend, Raynham 2/5
Tripp, ? 1/3
Tripp, Emily 1/23
Tripp, William H. 1/5, 1/7, 1/8, 1/9, 1/10, 1/11, 1/13, 1/14, 1/15, 1/16, 1/17, 1/18, 1/19, 1/20, 1/21, 1/22, 1/23, 2/1, 2/2, 2/5, 2/8, 2/9, 2/11, 2/12, 3/3, 3/4, 3/6, 3/7, 3/9, 3/10, 3/11, 3/12
Tubbs, J.H. 3/5
Turner, Harry B. 2/2, 2/4, 2/6, 2/10
Urban, Ralph 1/21
VanClive, Evelyn Otis 1/6
Vaughn, Mahala 3/15
Vieira, Joseph A. 1/5
Vietor, Alexander R. 2/4
Villiers, Allen 1/17, 1/26, 2/2
W.E. Hadlock & Co. 1/2
W.F. Nye & Co. 3/10
Waddell, H.R. 1/7, 2/7
Walsh, David I. 2/6
Ward, Walter C. 1/23
Wardell, Addie 1/28
Watrous, Ellen 3/10
Wellington, H.W. 2/2
Welsh, Albert 1/26
Wendt, Paul R. 1/6, 1/7, 1/21, 2/7
West, Ellsworth 1/5
West, Newton P. 1/5
Whalemen's Club of New Bedford 3/6
Wheeler, G.W. 1/28
Whistler, James McNeil 1/18
White, Charles E. 1/4, 1/6, 1/7, 1/18, 1/19, 1/20, 1/22, 1/24, 2/2, 2/6, 2/11
White, F. Kimball 1/22
White, G. Blunt 1/26
Whitford, Frank M. 1/22
Whiting, William 3/15
Williamson, Bill 1/20
Williamson, William M. 2/2, 2/4, 2/5
Wilson, Frank E. 2/2
Wing, Lawrence D. 1/22
Winsor, Walter 1/22
Witkower's 2/2
Wood, Howard 1/21, 1/22, 1/26
Wood, Leland P. 3/8
Wood, Walter C. 3/10
Woodman, Frank B. 3/9
Yost, Anton 3/8

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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 ABIGAIL in Box 1, Folder 11 of the collection.
A. E. WAYLAND 1/19
ABIGAIL (Ship) 1/11
ACUSHNET 1/22
ALFRED (Schooner) 3/10
ALICE KNOWLES (Bark) 1/9, 1/27
ALICE WENTWORH (Schooner) 3/15
AMERICA (Ship) 1/26
ARCTIC 3/14
ATLANTIC (Schooner) 1/24
ATLANTIC (Steamer) 1/23
AURORA (Bark) 1/26
AUSTRALIA (Schooner) 1/13
BALAENA (Bark) 1/27
BENJAMIN F. PACKARD (Ship) 1/19, 2/4
BERTHA NICHOLSON 1/19
BOWDION 1/11
BRINKERHOFF (S.S.) 1/27, 1/29
CACHALOT (Ship) 1/17
CAMEO 1/19
CANTON (Bark) 1/11, 1/26
CAPITANA (Barkentine) 1/21
CAROLINE 3/8
CASIMER PULASKI 1/28
CHAMBERLAIN (Ship) 3/4
CHARLES COLGATE (Schooner) 1/7, 1/9, 1/17, 1/18, 1/24, 1/25, 2/2
CHARLES W. MORGAN (Bark) 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 1/9, 1/11, 1/19, 1/20, 1/21, 1/22, 1/23, 1/24, 1/25, 1/26, 1/27, 1/28, 1/29, 2/4, 2/5, 2/6, 2/7, 2/8, 2/9, 2/10, 2/11, 3/4
CHARLESTON 1/26
CHELSEA (Ship) 3/9
CHESAPEAKE (U.S.S.) 3/4
CHIPPENDALE 1/28
CITY OF WORCESTER 3/12
CLEMATIS 1/23, 1/24, 3/10, 3/26
COMMORDORE MORRIS (Bark) 2/2
CONSTELLATION 2/5
CONSTITUTION (U.S.S) 1/7, 1/17, 1/23, 2/5
CORIOLANUS (Packet) 1/17
CRYSTAL PALACE (Ship) 1/22
DAISY 1/24
DAKOTA (S.S) 3/9
E. B. PHILLIPS (Bark) 3/9
EAGLE (Bark) 1/23, 1/24
ELIZABETH (Bark) 3/22, 3/26
ERA (Schooner) 1/7, 1/20, 2/3, 3/4
FLORA 3/12
FLYING FISH (Ship) 3/23
FORT TOWNSEND 2/1
FRANCE (Ship) 1/12, 1/25, 3/12, 3/26
FRANKLIN 3/9
GAY HEAD (Steamer) 1/24
GEORGE & MARY (Bark) 3/10
GLORY OF THE SEAS (Ship) 2/4
GRACE 1/24
GRAF SPEE 1/23
HAMILTON 3/8
HARTFORD 2/5
HARVEST 1/24
HERALD (Bark) 1/11
HYACINTH (Bark) 1/9
INDIAN CHIEF (Ship) 1/17, 3/26
IOWA (U.S.S) 3/20
ISAAC HICKS (Ship) 3/26
ISABELLA (Brig) 3/10
JAMES ARNOLD (Ship) 1/18
JAMES CROSBY (Brig) 1/21
JOHN D. WEST 1/26
JOHN R. MANTA (Schooner) 1/5, 1/7, 1/8, 1/13, 1/18, 1/19
JOSEPH CONRAD (Ship) 1/24, 1/25, 1/26, 1/27, 1/29
JOSEPHINE 1/19
JULIUS CAESAR (Ship) 1/21, 2/2, 3/4, 3/10, 3/12
KATHLEEN (Bark) 1/9
KENYON VICTORY 1/27
LAGODA (Bark) 1/7, 1/9, 1/20, 1/21, 1/23, 1/25, 3/9
LAWRENCE 1/24
LIBERTY 1/20, 1/21
LUCY EVELYN (Schooner) 1/24
MAINE (U.S.S) 3/20
MANHASSET 3/8
MANTO 1/26, 1/27, 1/29
MARY CELESTE 1/24
MARY E. CROSTY 1/28
MAYFLOWER II 1/20, 2/1
MENTOR (Ship) 1/26, 2/2, 2/3, 3/9, 3/26
METEOR (Steamer) 1/25
MILWOOD (Bark) 2/2
MINNESOTA 3/9
MONARCH (Ship) 1/28
MONTEZUMA 1/22
MORNING STAR (Bark) 1/21
MORNING STAR (Packet) 2/6
NAMEAUG (Schooner) 3/26
NANTUCKET (Steamer) 1/24
NAUSHON (Steamer) 2/10
NAUTILUS (Submarine) 1/9
NILE (Schooner) 1/23
ODD FELLOW (Bark) 1/13
OHIO (Bark) 1/26
OHIO (U.S.S.) 1/7
ORIENTAL (Ship) 3/10
PACIFIC 3/8
PHENIX (Ship) 2/2, 3/26
PLYMOUTH (Steamer) 1/17
PRESIDENT II (Bark) 1/9
RISING SUN (Schooner) 1/12
ROANOKE 1/26
ROSE 3/9
ROYAL WILLIAM (S.S) 3/8
S.P. CHASE 1/17
SAVANNAH (Steamship) 1/23, 2/6, 2/19, 3/8
SEA RANGER (Schooner) 1/21
SENECA (U.S.S) 1/13
SPLENDID (Ship) 1/6
SPRAY 1/25
STAR OF ALASKA (Ship) 2/6
SULLIVAN (Brig) 1/8, 1/9
SUNBEAM (Bark) 1/21, 1/23, 2/6
SUPERIOR 1/12
SUSAN E. LUKENBACK (Steamer) 1/19
SYREN QUEEN 3/14
TAMERLANE (Bark) 3/4
TRIDENT 3/8
TRITON 1/8
UNITED STATES (Ship) 1/24
VIKING (Schooner) 1/21
VIKING (Ship) 2/4
VILGILANT (Bark) 1/26
VIOLA 1/19, 1/27
WANDERER (Bark) 1/5, 1/7, 1/18, 1/20, 2/7
WANDERER (Yacht) 1/24
YANKEE 1/24
YORK (Ship) 1/9
ZENAS COFFIN (Ship) 3/8
ZOROASTER (Brig) 1/11

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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

General Correspondence; 1927-1967
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1 1 General Correspondence; 1927-1929
2 General Correspondence; 1930-1933
3 General Correspondence; 1934
4 General Correspondence; 1935-1937
5 General Correspondence; 1938
6 General Correspondence; 1939
7 General Correspondence; 1940-1949
8 General Correspondence; 1950-1954
9 General Correspondence; 1955
10 General Correspondence; 1956-1960
11 General Correspondence; 1961-1967
Gates/Gardner Correspondence; 1948-1953
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1 12 Gates/Gardner Correspondence; 1948-1949
13 Gates/Gardner Correspondence; 1950-1953
Gates/Tripp Correspondence; 1933-1954
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1 14 Gates/Tripp Correspondence; 1933-1934
15 Gates/Tripp Correspondence; 1935
16 Gates/Tripp Correspondence; 1936
17 Gates/Tripp Correspondence; 1937
18 Gates/Tripp Correspondence; 1938
19 Gates/Tripp Correspondence; 1939
20 Gates/Tripp Correspondence; 1940
21 Gates/Tripp Correspondence; 1941
22 Gates/Tripp Correspondence; 1942
23 Gates/Tripp Correspondence; 1946
24 Gates/Tripp Correspondence; 1947
25 Gates/Tripp Correspondence; 1948
26 Gates/Tripp Correspondence; 1949
27 Gates/Tripp Correspondence; 1950
28 Gates/Tripp Correspondence; 1951
29 Gates/Tripp Correspondence; 1952-1954
Gates/Reynolds Correspondence; 1937-1946
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2 1 Gates/Reynolds Correspondence; 1937
2 Gates/Reynolds Correspondence; 1938 Jan.-May
3 Gates/Reynolds Correspondence; 1938 June-Dec.
4 Gates/Reynolds Correspondence; 1939 Jan.-June
5 Gates/Reynolds Correspondence; 1939 July-Dec.
6 Gates/Reynolds Correspondence; 1940
7 Gates/Reynolds Correspondence; 1941
8 Gates/Reynolds Correspondence; 1942
9 Gates/Reynolds Correspondence; 1943
10 Gates/Reynolds Correspondence; 1944
11 Gates/Reynolds Correspondence; 1945
12 Gates/Reynolds Correspondence; 1946
Postcards; 1938-1946
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2 13 Reynolds/Gates postcards; 1938
14 Postcards; 1939
15 Postcards; 1940
16 Postcards; 1941
17 Postcards; 1942
18 Postcards; 1943
19 Postcards; 1944
20 Postcards; 1945
21 Postcards; 1946
Correspondence and information re. Jibboom Club of New London, Ct.; 1937-1967
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3 1 Correspondence; 1937
2 Correspondence; 1938
3 Correspondence; 1939
4 Correspondence; 1940
5 Correspondence; 1941
6 Correspondence; 1942
7 Correspondence; 1943
8 Correspondence; 1944
9 Correspondence; 1945
10 Correspondence; 1946
11 Correspondence; 1947
12 Correspondence; 1948
13 Correspondence; 1949
14 Correspondence; 1950's
15 Correspondence; 1960's
16 Jibboom Club Publicity Information; 1937-1939
17 Jibboom Club Publicity Information; 1940-1942
18 Jibboom Club Publicity Information; 1943
19 Jibboom Club Publicity Information; 1944
20 Jibboom Club Publicity Information; 1945
21 Jibboom Club Publicity Information; 1946
22 Announcements of Meetings and Reports etc.; 1947-1953
23 Jibboom Club Publicity Information; 1947
24 By-Laws (3 copies)
25 Committee Reports; ca. 1937-1950
26 Initiation Procedures
27 Jibboom Club Menus Annual Banquet; Jibboomers
28 Jibboom Club Annual Lists of Officers Committee etc.; 1891-1953
29 Jibboom Club Letterhead etc.
30 Miscellaneous Material re. Jibboom Club Inventory of Coll. Membership Information Rules & Regulations Reports.
Miscellaneous papers and whaling memorabilia; ca. 1950
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4 1 Historical Notes & Research by Ernest Gates
2 Transcript; Bark HARVEST; ca. 1836
3 A Critical History of American Whaling Prints...
4 Miscellaneous Material re. Movie Moby Dick; 1856
Whaling related clippings, articles, brochures, magazines, etc., accumulated by E.F. Gates; ca. 1940-1960
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5 1 Clippings & Articles on Whaling History; ca. 1940-1960
2 Clippings on Whaling History; ca. 1930-1960
3 Magazine Articles on Whaling History; ca. 1930-1960
4 Clippings & Articles re. the CHARLES W. MORGAN

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