Goddard Family Collection (Coll. 238)


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Overview of the Collection

Biography of the Goddard Family

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Indexes

Detailed Description of the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Goddard family
Title: Goddard Family Collection
Dates: 1772-1906 (bulk 1811-1880)
Extent: ca. 900 items, 26 volumes
Abstract: Correspondence, business records, bills of lading, logbooks, account books, ledgers, court papers, diaries, poems, genealogies, family papers, and other materials, of/or relating to William Goddard and his son, William W. Goddard, owners and managers of the DAUNTLESS, CRUSADER, CHARLOTTE, GENTOO, and other ships, often carrying copper, trading in New York City, San Francisco, and many international ports. Includes contract books of New Haven Copper Works; freight measurements of Goddard & Thompson; Goddard, Erving, and Sprague family papers, including a history of the Erving family (1841-1843) written by Frances Erving Hill in England; private telegraphic code written by Henry E. Sprague; Alabama claims papers filed by the estate of William W. Goddard; and bills of lading, sorted by vessel and arranged chronologically. Correspondents include George J. Foster, the family's agent in Valparaiso, Chile.
Identification: Coll. 238

Biography of the Goddard Family

This collection chronicles both the personal and business life of William Warren Goddard, who in 1833, at the age of 21, joined in a copartnership with his father, William Goddard, in the City of Boston. After his father's death in 1835, he became sole owner of their shipbuilding firm, and soon expanded his interests to the mercantile trade. His ships rarely carried goods other than the copper, copper ore, and other commodities which would be sold under his name. His close control of both ships and goods met with great success. He did not hesitate to claim his ships were built to last fifty years; and some of them, like the beautiful ships CRUSADER and HARRIOT ERVING, exceeded that claim. He never bought goods a second time from any supplier who lowered the quality of a shipment, as he considered that an affront to his good name. While his business interests consumed his time and energy, it afforded his family, especially his children, a life of luxury.

William had been encouraged to learn the shipbuilding business, but there is no indication that either of his sons received that same encouragement. In his pursuit of success, and driven by his dominant nature, he preferred to achieve his goals singlehandedly. For the most part, however, his agents in foreign ports were relatives. His agent in Valparaiso, George J. Foster, was not a family member; but for many years, was his most respected and honored employee.

Before his death in 1874, current events were bringing his career to an end. The age of sail, like his life, was at an ebb, and his business had suffered losses through claims that were so legally entangled, his estate would not be settled until sixteen years after his decease. Historically, we can see the excellence of this man, his skill and astuteness. His contribution to the maritime history of the Ports of Boston, New York, and San Francisco are well defined in this collection; as are the interesting and famous people who were his friends or business and political acquaintances.

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Scope and Content

Box 1 contains correspondence, primarily of a business nature, sent and received by William Goddard; arranged chronologically.

Box 2 contains general business and shipping papers, also arranged chronologically. Several ships are mentioned.

Box 3 holds Bills of Lading sorted by vessel and arranged chronologically.

Box 4 is a collection of miscellaneous material including a ship's photo, testimony and court briefs pertaining to business litigation claims, family papers, genealogy information, a Sprague "Private Telegraphic Code" an Erving family letterbook, Goddard family diary, 2 books of poetry and verse, Erving family letters which extend to English history of the family.

Volumes 1 through 28 contain miscellaneous business books, such as invoices, orders, sales, accounts, bills, ledger, letter copybooks, check stub book, logbooks of four ships, invoice and contract books of the New Haven Copper Works, "Freight Measurements" of Goddard & Thompson; and a Goddard family diary dated 1856.

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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:

Erving family
Goddard family
Goddard, William W., (William Warren), d. 1874
Goddard, William, d. 1835
Hill, Frances Erving
Irwin family
Sprague family
Sprague, Henry E.

Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):

Charlotte (Ship)
Crusader (Ship)
Dauntless (Ship)
Gentoo (Ship)
Goddard & Thompson
New Haven Copper Works

Places:

Valparaiso (Chile)--Commerce

Subjects:

Alabama claims
Cipher and telegraph codes
Commercial agents--Chile--Valparaiso
Copper industry and trade
Decedents' estates--Massachusetts--Boston
Freight and freightage
International trade
Shipping--California--San Francisco
Shipping--Massachusetts--Boston
Shipping--New York (State)--New York

Document Types:

Account books
Bills of lading
Diaries
Family papers
Genealogies
Ledgers
Logbooks
Poems

Occupations:

Merchants--Massachusetts--Boston
Shipowners--Massachusetts--Boston

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 238, 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 Alsop & Co. in Box 2, Folder 14 of the collection.
Alsop & Co. 2/14, 4/2
Amers, Isaac (Judge) 1/22
Anderson, John 1/3
Angier, W.R. 1/16
Appleton, Nathaniel W. 1/5
Archer, Samuel 1/6
Archer, Wm. 4/8
Atlas Insurance Company 1/15
Attwill, ? (Capt.) 1/3
Bailey, Thomas 1/4
Baily, ? (Capt.) 1/26
Balch & Churchill 1/24
Balch, Joseph 1/2
Banner, Peter 2/6, 2/7
Baring Bros. & Co. 1/14, 1/19
Barton, Rufus 1/10
Baxter, ? (Capt.) 1/18
Bishop, ? 1/5
Bishop, ? (Capt.) 1/6
Bolster, Alvan 1/8
Bolster, Isaac 1/8
Boyd, W.R.E. 2/5
Bradford, Alden 1/9
Bradford, Daniel 1/18, 1/19, 1/20
Brandt, Edmund 1/11
Brewer, ? 1/3
Brewer, John 1/5
Brewer, Thomas 1/5
Brewster, ? (Capt.) 1/6
Bridges, ? (Capt.) 2/11
Briggs & Armbee 1/22
Brown, Danson, Wilson & Co. 1/8
Brown, George, B. 1/8
Bullard, John S. (Capt.) 1/14, 1/15, 2/9
Bullfinch, Thomas 1/5
Calvo, ? 1/9
Carara, James 1/25
Caroline, Mary 1/26
Chadwick, John (Capt.) 2/17
Chapman, Benjamin 1/13
Chauncey, ? (Lt.) 1/3
Clapp, W. 1/5
Clark, Henry Whitney 1/8
Clark, Ovid 1/22
Clay, ? 1/3
Cloyes, John T. 1/22
Cochran, ? 1/3
Coffin, ? (Capt.) 1/4
Committ & Connors 1/4
Comstock, J.J. (Capt.) 2/15
Conner, Theodore 2/34
Crawford, ? 1/3
Cross, ? 1/2
Cross, Ralph 1/2
Cushman & Bolster 1/9
Danson, Edmund R. 1/8
Darrell & Elwell 1/21
Davidson, ? (Capt.) 2/11
Davis, ? 1/11
Dennis, William 1/15
Dewson, Francis (Capt.) 1/15
Ditson, ? 1/24
Dixwell, ? 1/13
Dolmage, ? (Admiral) 2/6
Drake, James 1/2
Draper & Almon 1/24
Draper, ? 1/22
Dyer, John M. 1/22
Easton, W.R. (Capt.) 2/34
Eaton, William B. (Capt.) 1/17, 1/26
Emery, Nicholas 1/1
Erving family 4/4, 4/11, 4/12, 4/13
Erving, ? 1/12
Erving, ? (Mrs.) 1/14
Erving, Edward 1/16, 4/10
Erving, Harriet 1/17
Erving, Harriet Miller 4/10
Erving, Henry 1/14, 4/8, 4/12
Erving, John 1/16, 2/1
Erving, Shirley 1/20, 1/22, 2/17
Erving, Shirley (Dr.) 2/5, 2/7
Erving, Thomas 1/20
Evans, ? (Capt.) 1/9
Evans, Whitten 1/6
F.&E. Tobey 1/4
Farwell, ? 1/14
Ferrers, Earl 1/15
Fessenden & Deblois 1/9, 1/11
Fessenden, Samuel 1/2, 1/8
Fisk, J.B. (Capt.) 2/13
Fisk, John S. 1/15
Forbes, Valentine & Co. 1/14
Foster, Edward 2/1
Foster, George J. 4/2, 4/8
Fowle, ? 1/5
Fraser, A.A. 1/15
Freeman, Leander (Capt.) 1/18, 2/17, 2/18, 2/20, 2/21, 2/33
Fulton, Robert 1/12
G.&S. Higginson 1/13
Gardner, George 1/14
Gerry, Elbridge 1/13
Globe Bank 1/7
Goddard & Prichard 1/23
Goddard & Thompson 2/19
Goddard family 4/4
Goddard, Benjamin 1/7
Goddard, David 1/16, 1/23, 2/21
Goddard, David (Mrs.) 1/25
Goddard, Edward 1/17, 1/19, 1/20, 1/23, 1/24, 4/5
Goddard, Elisha 1/8, 1/9
Goddard, Eliza 1/6
Goddard, George 1/7
Goddard, H.M. 1/23
Goddard, Harriet 1/20, 1/22
Goddard, Harriet M. 1/21, 4/9
Goddard, Hattie 1/20
Goddard, Henry 1/4, 1/5, 1/12
Goddard, J.H. 1/5, 1/6
Goddard, Joanna 1/3, 1/4
Goddard, John 1/2, 1/4, 1/6, 1/7, 2/26
Goddard, John Heath 1/25
Goddard, John T. 1/9
Goddard, Joseph 1/3, 1/6, 1/10
Goddard, Lizzie 1/19, 1/23
Goddard, Lucretia 1/4
Goddard, Lucy 1/12, 1/14, 1/23
Goddard, Lucy Maria 1/2
Goddard, Mary 1/5, 1/9, 1/16, 1/21, 1/23, 1/24, 2/15, 4/5
Goddard, Mary E. 1/24
Goddard, Mary G. 1/17
Goddard, Nathaniel 1/2, 1/3, 1/5, 2/24
Goddard, Samuel 1/3, 1/5, 1/6
Goddard, Samuel A. 1/9
Goddard, Thatcher 1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/8, 1/9, 1/10, 1/12, 1/23, 1/25, 2/1, 2/2, 2/3, 2/4, 2/5, 2/6, 2/7
Goddard, Warren 1/2, 1/11
Goddard, William 1/2, 1/3, 1/5, 1/7, 1/9, 1/10, 1/11, 1/12, 1/13, 1/19, 1/20, 1/21, 1/23, 1/24, 2/8, 2/26, 2/27, 2/30
Goddard, William Austin 4/5
Goddard, William H. 1/14
Goddard, William W. 1/14, 1/15, 1/16, 1/17, 1/18, 1/22, 1/23, 2/8, 2/15, 2/26, 2/27, 2/28, 2/30, 4/3, 4/4, 4/5
Gordon, Thomas 1/7
Gorham, Wm. H. 1/25
Gould, ? 1/14
Gray, ? 1/13
Gray, John C. 1/25
Greenough, S. 1/3
Griffin, Francis 1/12
Grimshaw, ? 1/9
Griswold, ? 1/24
Griswold, William 1/13
Hall, ? 1/19
Handy, Richard S. 1/4
Harris, Mark W. 1/4
Harrison, ? (Capt.) 1/19
Hartshorn, ? 1/7
Haskell, William 1/2
Havens, ? 1/7
Hayden, ? 1/3
Hayward, Thomas C. 1/5
Hedge, ? (Capt.) 1/10
Henry & Sprague 2/22
Hill, ? 1/22
Hill, Frances Erving 4/13
Hill, Samuel (Capt.) 2/20, 2/21
Holmes, ? (Dr.) 1/16
Holts, ? 1/22
Homer & Sprague 1/18
Hough, A.E. 1/5
Howe, ? 1/3, 1/4
Howes, ? (Capt.) 1/5
Howland, William P. 1/15
Isley, Parker 1/2
Jackman, Jeremiah C. 1/4
Jackson, Andrew (General) 1/3, 4/8
Jeffries, ? 1/19
Jones, J.C. 1/6
Jones, Richard (Capt.) 2/3, 2/6
Joseph Goddard & Co. 1/3
Josiah Bradlee & Co. 1/4
Kelley, ? (Capt.) 1/9
Kendall, Charles 1/24
Kendall, Hugh 1/24
Kent, Barker B. 2/20
Kimball, Hazen 1/4
Knight, Sophia 1/5
L.&E.S. Jenney 1/4
Lancaster, ? 1/3
Lawrenson & Fowle 1/3
Lee, ? 1/22
Lee, T.J. 1/23
Leeds, ? 1/19, 1/20
Lewis, Barnes F. (Capt.) 2/32
Linnell, John (Capt.) 2/23
Linsey, Joseph (Capt.) 2/25
Longfellow, ? (Prof.) 1/13
Longfellow, Henry 1/26
Lord, Dan (Jr.) 1/15
Loring & Deblois 1/15
Loud, Solomon 1/2
Manufactures & Mechanics Bank 1/6
Martinez, ? (Mrs.) 1/18
Massachusetts Fire and Marine Insurance 1/5
Matchett, Theodore 1/14, 1/19, 1/22
May, Samuel 1/2
Merrill, ? 1/11
Michael Lopez & Co. 1/10
Miller, Harriet 4/10
Miller, James (Capt.) 2/32
Morgan, ? (Capt.) 1/2
Munroe & Co. 1/20
Murrey, ? 1/5
Nashua Mfg. Company 1/12
New England Bank 1/5, 1/6, 1/7
New England Glass Co. 1/12
Newhale, Henry 1/13
Nickerson, ? (Capt.) 1/22
Nobles, ? 1/4
Norton, Henry A. (Capt.) 2/32
Ogden, ? 1/25
Orient Insurance Co. 1/25
Oxnard, Henry 1/17
Oxnard, Sprague & Fletcher 1/11
Parker, ? 1/13
Parker, Francis 1/15
Parris, ? (Judge) 1/5
Peabody, Augustus 1/9
Philips, ? 1/7
Phillips, Wendell 1/21
Pinkham, Jeremiah (Capt.) 1/12, 2/8
Potter, ? 1/5
Potter, Barrett 1/13
Potter, Margaret 1/13
Radford, ? 1/2
Reynolds, Richard 1/4
Richardson & Fisk 1/3
Rockingham Bank 1/9
Rogers, ? (Capt.) 1/3, 1/4
Sainson, George L. 1/8
Samuel Davenport & Co. 1/3, 1/4
Scobie, John J. (Capt.) 2/10, 2/11, 2/12, 2/13, 4/6
Scribner, ? (Col.) 1/11
Selby, Wm. (Capt.) 2/4
Shepperd, ? 1/2
Shirley, ? (Gov.) 1/15
Shirley, Thomas 1/15
Shirley, William 1/15
Smith & Brown 1/10, 1/11
Smith, ? (Capt.) 1/4
Smith, Caleb 1/3
Smith, John 1/4
Snow, ? (Capt.) 1/12
Southgate & Co. 1/15
Sparhawk, George 2/6
Sprague family 4/4
Sprague, Hattie 1/22
Sprague, Henry E. 1/16, 1/22, 1/25, 2/24, 4/7
Sprague, Horatio 1/6, 1/8, 1/9, 1/10
Sprague, John 1/24
Sprague, John B.C. 1/17, 2/21
Sprague, John C. 4/5
Sprague, John D. 1/18
Stevens, Elizabeth 1/2
Stevens, James 1/2
Stone Monroe & Co. 1/19
Storer, John L. 1/2
Storer, Robert G. 1/15
Storer, William 1/11
Storey, John 1/4
Sturgis, ? 1/9
Swan, William 1/2
Swett, Charles G. 1/6
Swett, Horatio H. 1/9
Taunton Copper Co. 1/16
Taveau, Augustin L. 1/18
Thomas Harding & Co. 1/6
Towne, ? (Capt.) 1/13
Towne, Joshua (Capt.) 1/13, 1/14, 2/8, 2/9, 2/11
Turner, Lathrop (Jr.) 1/4
Tyler, Samuel 1/10
Viver, Andres (Capt.) 2/24
Walder & Brothers 1/2
Walter, Lynde 1/3
Washington, Delina 1/3
Watts, ? 1/14
Watts, Alice 1/16
Watts, Francis 1/13
Watucough, P.G. (Capt.) 2/17
Webb, ? (Capt.) 1/5
Webb, William 1/2, 1/4
Weld, ? 1/21
Welles, ? 1/5
Wesselkop, ? (Dr.) 1/22
White, Charles S. 1/4
Whiting, ? 1/3, 1/4
Whitman, Ezekiel 1/2
Whitney, ? (Capt.) 4/8
Whittemore, ? (Capt.) 1/3
Wiggins, ? 1/13
Wiggins, Timothy 1/8
Wildes, ? (Rev.) 1/16
Williams, A.A. 1/3
Williams, Dennie 1/3
Williams, Samuel 1/2
Willis, John 1/8
Willson, ? 1/10
Winsor, Daniel L. 1/17
Wm. Goddard & Son 2/27, 2/28, 2/29
Woody, Joseph 1/10
Workman & Co. 1/21

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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 schooner A. MARSHALL in Box 3, Folder 63 of the collection.
A. MARSHALL (Schooner) 3/63
ABBOT LAWRENCE (Schooner) 3/25, 3/61, 3/62
ALICE (Brig) 2/23, 2/24
AMERICA (Ship) 1/7, 2/8, 2/11, 2/25, 2/26, 3/3
AMERICAN BELLE (Schooner) 3/76, 3/79
ANTARY (Brig) 3/45
AREATUS (Ship) 3/23
ARIADNE 1/2
ART UNION (Ship) 2/20
BEAUTY (Schooner) 1/2
BOSTON (Brig) 3/52
BRANDYWINE (Frigate) 1/12
BREMEN (Bark) 2/34
C.L. VOSE (Schooner) 3/76
CAMBRIDGE (Schooner) 3/20
CAROLINA (Ship) 3/23, 3/53
CAROLINE (Schooner) 3/76
CERBERUS (HMS) 2/4
CHARLESTON (Smack) 2/13
CHARLOTTE (Ship) 2/14, 2/21, 3/49, 3/50, 3/58, 3/59, 3/60, 3/69
CHIEF (Bark) 3/74
CHILE (Ship) 3/34
CHINA (Sloop) 3/61
CHUSAN (Bark) 3/48, 3/54
CHUSAN (Ship) 3/64
CLAUDIUS (Ship) 2/10, 2/11, 2/12, 2/13, 3/27, 3/33, 4/6
CLIFTON (Steamboat) 1/16
COLONEL LEDYARD (Bark) 2/21
COLORADO 1/26
COLUMBIA 1/12
COMO (Bark) 3/39
COMPLIANCE (Schooner) 3/21, 3/63
CONGRESS (Brig) 1/6, 1/7, 1/9, 1/10, 1/14, 1/15, 2/8, 2/9, 2/10, 2/11, 2/12, 2/25, 3/1, 3/7, 3/10, 3/17
CORSAIR (Ship) 3/48
COVADONGA (Brig) 2/22
CRUSADER (Ship) 1/18, 1/19, 1/20, 1/21, 2/16, 2/19, 2/20, 2/21, 2/23, 2/24, 2/32, 3/66, 3/67, 3/72, 3/78, 3/83, 3/83a, 3/85, 3/86, 3/87, 3/88, 3/89, 3/91, 3/92, 4/1, 4/6
CYGNET (Brig) 1/12
DAUNTLESS (Ship) 2/21
DAVID ROGERS 2/12
DISPATCH (Schooner) 2/5
DONALD MCKAY 4/8
EASTERN BELLE (Ship) 1/18
ELISABETH FRY (Ship) 1/18
ELIZABETH (Brig) 1/12
ELLA (Brig) 3/52
ELLEN (Schooner) 3/80
ELVIRA V. LYDIA (Schooner) 2/5
EMERALD 4/8
ETHAN ALLEN (Bark) 1/26
EUGENE 1/14
FAIRY (Brig) 3/12
FALCON 1/3
FALCONER (Brig) 3/56
FANCY (Schooner) 3/41
FASHION (Schooner) 3/81
FORTITUDE (Ship) 3/5, 3/9
GENERAL SCOTT (Schooner) 3/37
GENTOO (Ship) 1/18, 1/22, 2/17, 2/18, 2/19, 2/20, 2/21, 2/23, 2/24, 2/33, 3/84, 3/86a, 3/90, 4/1, 4/6
GEORGIAN (Ship) 4/8
GLOBE (Bark) 3/40
GOVERNOR BROOKS (Brig) 1/3, 1/5, 1/6
GRANITE STATE (Schooner) 3/80
HAROLD (Ship) 1/15
HARRIET ERVING (Ship) 1/2, 1/18, 1/22, 2/21, 2.23, 3/73
HARVEST (Schooner) 3/25
HENRY (Schooner) 3/11
HENRY CLAY (Ship) 1/12
HERO (Sloop) 2/7
HOLLANDER (Brig) 3/24
HOMER (Schooner) 3/41
HOWARD (Schooner) 3/81
HUDSON (Schooner) 3/8
INDEPENDENCE (Ship) 2/17
INDIA (Ship) 3/13, 3.36
INO (Ship) 2/34
IRIS (Schooner) 3/65
ISABELLA (Schooner) 3/79
ISIS (Schooner) 3/77
J. COOLEY & CO. (Schooner) 3/33, 3/62
J.P. LOFLAND (Schooner) 3/70
KEARNEY (Schooner) 3/82
KENTUCKY (Ship) 3/38
LENOX (Bark) 2/13, 3/43
LOUISA (Schooner) 3/65, 3/77
LYBRAND (Schooner) 3/48
LYNCHBURG (Schooner) 3/65, 3/80
M.M. KLOTS (Schooner) 3/77
MAIL (Schooner) 3/8, 3/63
MALABAR 1/11
MARGARET & SARAH (Brig) 1/3, 1/4, 1/6
MARIETTA (Schooner) 3/46
MARY STAUNTON (Brig) 3/45
MASSAACHUSETTS (Steamer) 2/15
MoHAWK (Brig) 3/12
MONMOUTH (Ship) 4/8
MOUNT VERNON (Ship) 1/5, 1/12, 2/25, 3/2, 3/4, 3/6
NAVIGATOR (Ship) 2/11, 3/26
NEPTUNE (Ship) 3/64
NEW ORLEANS (Brig) 3/52
NIAGARA 1/26
NORFOLK (Bark) 3/14, 3/15, 3/16
NORFOLK (Brig) 1/14, 1/15, 2/9, 2/10, 3/17
OAK (Brig) 3/45
OCTOBER (Schooner) 3/79
OHIO (Ship) 3/18
OLIVER JORDAN (Ship) 2/34
OSCAR (Schooner) 3/21
OSCEOLA (Brig) 3/71
OSWEGO (Ship) 3/28
PAGODA 4/8
PATAPSCO (Brig) 3/75
PEQUOT (Schooner) 3/8
PERU (Schooner) 3/21
PHEBE BAXTER (Schooner) 3/11
PHILADELPHIA (Ship) 1/13
PLANET (Schooner) 1/3
PLYMOUTH ROCK (Schooner) 3/82
QUINCY (Ship) 3/64
RHONE (Ship) 3/68
RICHMOND 1/26
ROBBINSTON (Packet) 1/3
ROBIN HOOD (Ship) 1/13, 2/12, 2/13, 2/14, 3/32, 3/44
ROMULUS (Ship) 1/2
ROSARIO DE POMPEI (Bark) 1/25
ROSCIUS (Ship) 1/15, 2/13, 3/30, 3/34, 3/42
RUSIDE (Schooner) 3/25
S.A. APPLETON (Schooner) 3/55
SANTIAGO (Ship) 2/15, 2/21, 3/51
SARAH & CAROLINE (Ship) 2/11, 3/22
SHAW (Ship) 1/14, 3/22
SIBERIA (Ship) 1/19
SOPHIA (Ship) 3/51
SOUTHWARD 1/3
STARLIGHT (Steamboat) 2/20
STERLING (Brig) 3/57
SYDNEY (Ship) 1/18
TENNESSEE (Ship) 3/29
TOBACCO PLANT (Ship) 1/6
TREMONT (Schooner) 1/14
TRESCOTT (Ship) 3/19
TRUXTON (Brig) 2/3, 2/4, 2/6, 2/7
UCATAN (Brig) 3/47/td
VALDIVIA (Ship) 4/2
VENTROSE 1/2, 1/3
VICTOR (Schooner) 3/70
VINEYARD (Brig) 1/8
VIRGINIA (Propeller) 3/55
WADE (Brig) 4/12
WASHINGTON (Ship) 1/2, 1/3, 1/4
WILLIAM GRAY (Ship) 3/13
WOLCOTT (Schooner) 3/62

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Correspondence; 1811-1906
Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence; 1811
2 Correspondence; 1815-1816
3 Correspondence; 1817-1818
4 Correspondence; 1819-1820
5 Correspondence; 1821
6 Correspondence; 1822-1825
7 Correspondence; 1826
8 Correspondence; 1827
9 Correspondence; 1828
10 Correspondence; 1829
11 Correspondence; 1830
12 Correspondence; 1831-1834
13 Correspondence; 1835-1836
14 Correspondence; 1837-1839
15 Correspondence; 1840-1849
16 Correspondence; 1850-1859
17 Correspondence; 1860-1867
18 Correspondence; 1868
19 Correspondence; 1869
20 Correspondence; 1870
21 Correspondence; 1871
22 Correspondence; 1872-1873
23 Correspondence; 1874
24 Correspondence; 1875-1878
25 Correspondence; 1880-1906
26 Correspondence (photo copies); ca. 1835-1869
General Business and Shipping Papers; ca. 1772-1876
Box Folder
2 1 Business Accounts re. Thatcher Goddard & others; 1772-1798
2 Business papers re. Thatcher Goddard & others; 1801-1805
3 Papers re. Thatcher Goddard & Brig TRUXTON; 1806
4 Papers re. Thatcher Goddard & Brig TRUXTON; 1807
5 Papers; 1808-1811
6 Papers re. Thatcher Goddard, Shirley Erving & Brig TRUXTON; 1812
7 Papers re. Thatcher Goddard & Brig TRUXTON; 1813-1818
8 Papers; 1830-1835
9 Papers; 1836-1838
10 Papers; 1839
11 Papers; 1840
12 Papers; 1841-1842
13 Papers; 1843-1844
14 Papers; 1845
15 Papers; 1846-1849
16 Papers; 1850-1854
17 Papers; 1855
18 Papers; 1856
19 Papers; 1857-1859
20 Papers; 1860-1864
21 Papers; 1865-1869
22 Papers re. sale of Brig COVADONGA; 1868
23 Papers; 1870-1872
24 Papers; 1873-1876
25 Business Accounts; 1834
26 Business Accounts; 1835
27 Business Accounts; 1836
28 Business Accounts; 1837
29 Business Accounts; 1838
30 Business Accounts; 1839
31 Business Accounts; 1841-1842
32 Papers, Ship CRUSADER; 1850-1871
33 Papers, Ship GENTOO; 1859-1869
34 Journal, Ship INO; 1860 Jul-Oct
Bills of Lading; 1834-1866
Box Folder
3 1 Brig CONGRESS; Boston; 1834 Oct
2 Ship MOUNT VERNON; Calcutta; 1834 Dec-1835 Jan
3 Ship AMERICA, Calcutta; 1835 Mar
4 Ship MOUNT VERNON, Boston; 1835 May
5 Ship FORTITUDE, Boston; 1835 May
6 Ship MOUNT VERNON, Calcutta; 1835 Oct-Nov
7 Brig CONGRESS; 1835 Jul
8 Schooners HUDSON, MAIL, PEQUOT, REESIDE, ROCHESTER, FANCY, and WM. ROSCOE; Boston; 1835 Jun-Oct
9 Ship FORTITUDE, Calcutta; 1835 Dec
10 Brig CONGRESS, Smyrna; 1836 Aug
11 Schooners HENRY, PHEBE BAXTER, JAMES, and SALEM; Boston; 1836 Mar-Oct
12 Brigs MOHAWK, and FAIRY; Boston; 1836 Apr-May
13 Ships WM. GRAY, and INDIA; Calcutta; 1836 Mar
14 Bark NORFOLK, New Orleans; 1837 Feb-Mar & Jul
15 Bark NORFOLK, Boston; 1837 Sep
16 Bark NORFOLK, Calcutta; 1838 Mar
17 Brig CONGRESS, Smyrna; 1838 Jul-Aug
18 Ship OHIO, Boston; 1838 Dec
19 Ship TRESCOTT, Rio De Janeiro; 1838 Nov
20 Schooner CAMBRIDGE, Boston; 1838 Aug
21 Schooners OSCAR, COMPLIANCE, PERU, and PLANTER; Boston; 1839 Jul-Aug
22 Ships SHAW, CLAUDIUS, and SARAH & CAROLINE; Calcutta; 1839 Mar-Dec
23 Ships CAROLINA, and AREATUS; Boston; 1839 Jul-Aug
24 Brig HOLLANDER, Rotterdam; Oct 183?
25 Schooners HARVEST, ABBOT LAWRENCE, and RUSIDE; Boston; 1840 Apr-Sep
26 Ship NAVIGATOR, St. Petersburg, Russia; 1840 Sep
27 Ship CLAUDIUS, Liverpool; 1840 Sep
28 Ship OSWEGO, Boston; 1840 Oct
29 Ship TENNESSEE, Boston; 1841 Apr
30 Ship ROSCIUS, Boston; 1841 Jan
31 Ship ROSCIUS, Valparaiso; 1841 Aug-Sep
32 Ship ROBIN HOOD, Batavia; 1842 Jan
33 Schooner J COOLEY & CO., New York; 1842 May
34 Ship ROSCI US, Valparaiso; 1842 Dec
35 Ship CHILE, Valparaiso; 1843 Apr
36 Ship INDIA, Batavia; 1843 Dec
37 Schooner GENERAL SCOTT, Boston; 1843 Dec
38 Ship KENTUCKY, New Orleans; 1843 Dec
39 Bark COMO, Boston; 1844 Feb
40 Bark GLOBE, Apalachicola; 1844 Feb
41 Schooners FANCY, and HOMER; 1844 Feb-Mar
42 Ship ROSCIUS, Boston; 1844 Jan
43 Bark LENOX, Valparaiso; 1844 Mar
44 Ship ROBIN HOOD, Boston; 1844 Mar
45 Brigs OAK, ANTARY, and MARY STAUNTON; Boston; 1844 Mar-Oct
46 Schooner MARIETTA, New York; 1844 May
47 Brig UCATAN, Apalachicola; 1844 Dec
48 Ship CORSAIR, Bark CHUSAN, and Schooner LYBRAND, Boston; 1845 May-Nov
49 Ship CHARLOTTE, Mobile; 1845 Feb
50 Ship CHARLOTTE, Valparaiso, Coquimbo; 1845 Sep
51 Ships SOPHIA, and SANTIAGO; Valparaiso; 1845 Oct-Nov
52 BrigsELLA, NEW ORLEANS, BOSTON, and SUN; Boston; 1845 Jan-Sep
53 Ship CAROLINA, Rio De Janeiro; 1845 Jun
54 Bark CHUSAN, Rio De Janeiro; 1845Aug
55 Schooner S.A. APPLETON, and Propeller VIRGINIA; New York; 1845 Mar
56 Brig FALCONER, Havana; 1846 Mar
57 Brig STERLING, Boston; 1846 Mar
58 Ship CHARLOTTE, Valparaiso; 1846 Apr
59 Ship CHARLOTTE, Coquimbo; 1846 May
60 Ship CHARLOTTE, Talcahuano; 1846 Jun
61 Sloop CHINA, and Schooner A. LAWRENCE; Boston; 1846 May & Dec
62 Schooners A. LAWRENCE, WOLCOTT, J. COOLEY & CO., FRIEND; New York; 1847 May-Oct
63 Schooners MAIL, A. MARSHALL, and COMPLIANCE; Boston; 1847 Apr-Sep
64 Ships QUINCY, CHUSAN, and NEPTUNE; Cronstadt; 1847 Jun-Oct
65 Schooners IRIS, LOUISA, and LYNCHBURG; New York; 1848 Mar-Jul
66 Ship CRUSADER, Valparaiso; 1848 Mar & Dec
67 Ship CRUSADER, Coquimbo; 1848 Apr
68 Ship RHONE, Callao; 1848 Jun
69 Ship CHARLOTTE, Valparaiso, Coquimbo; 1848 Aug-Sep
70 Schooners VICTOR, and J. P. LOFLAND; Boston; 1848 Aug
71 Brig OSCEOLA, Boston; 1848 Dec
72 Ship CRUSADER, Coquimbo; 1849 Jan & Sep
73 Ship HARRIET ERVING, Valparaiso, Coquimbo; 1849 Apr
74 Bark CHIEF, Boston; 1849 Apr
75 Brig PATAPSCO, New York; 1849 Apr
76 Schooners CAROLINE, C.L. VOSE, AMERICAN BELLE, and CAMBRIDGE; New York; 1849 Apr-Aug
77 Schooners ISIS, M.M. KLOTS, and LOUISA; Boston; 1849 Apr-Dec
78 Ship CRUSADER, Valparaiso; 1849 Aug-Sep
79 Schooners OCTOBER, ISABELLA, AMERICAN BELLE, and C. CHAMBERLAIN; Boston; 1850 Jun-Oct
80 Schooners LYNCHBURG, GRANITE STATE, and ELLEN; New York; 1850 Jul-Aug
81 Schooners FASHION, and HOWARD; Boston; 1851 Nov
82 Schooners KEARNEY, and PLYMOUTH ROCK, New York; 1851 Ju1
83 Ship CRUSADER, Coquimbo; 1852 Feb
83a Ship CRUSADER, Valparaiso and Coquimbo; 1852 Dec
84 Ship GENTOO, Coquimbo; 1854
85 Ship CRUSADER, Valparaiso; 1854 Feb
86 Ship CRUSADER, Valparaiso; 1855 May
86a Ship GENTOO, Tongoy; 1858 Jul
87 Ship CRUSADER, Tongoy; 1858 Aug
88 Ship CRUSADER, Caldera; 1858 Oct
89 Ship CRUSADER, Concepcion; 1858 Nov
90 Ship GENTOO, Calcutta; 1859 Aug
91 Ship CRUSADER, Valparaiso; 1859 Apr
92 Ship CRUSADER, Swansea; 1866 Oct
Miscellaneous material; 1803-1900
Box Folder
4 1 Photo of Ship GENTOO at Chincha Is.; 1866 Apr
2 Testimony & briefs, Foster vs. W. W. Goddard, U. S. Circuit Court; 1858
3 Court briefs, Estate of Wm. W. Goddard vs. U. S. (Alabama Claims Court); 1882
4 Goddard, Sprague, and Erving family papers & documents; ca. 1870-1900
5 Genealogy and related information; 1900
6 Miscellaneous undated material
7 Henry E. Sprague, "Private Telegraphic Code"; undated
8 Henry Erving, Letterbook; 1828 Jun-Sep
9 Harriet M. Goddard, Diary; 1840 Aug-Sep
10 Edward & Harriet (Erving) Miller, Poems & Verse; 1814
11 Erving Family Letters; 1803-1819
12 Erving Family Letters; 1820-1839
13 Erving Family Letters re. History of Family, written by Frances Erving Hill in England to Relatives in the U.S.; 1841-1843
Volumes; ca. 1802-1856
Volume
1 Invoice book; ca. 1802-1811
2 Order Book; ca. 1802-1810 and 1819
3 Sales book; 1802-1826
4 Account book; 1802-1804; 1808-1810; 1814-1817; 1824
5 Waste book; 1809 Oct-1813 Jan
6 Waste book; 1813 Feb-1819 Jan
7 Account book; 1809-1829
8 Bill book; 1817-1831
9 Ledger E; 1828-1835
10 Blotter; 1832-1835
11 Account book "Cash"; 1835-1838
12 Account book; 1836-1839
13 Waste book A; 1834 Jan-1835 Oct
14 Waste book H; 1834 Mar-1835 Jul
15 Invoices & Sales; 1834-1836
16 Letter Copybook A; 1836-1847
17 Letter Copybook; 1847-1853
18 Invoices (Waste) book; 1843-1847
19 Invoices book; 1847-1848
20 Check stub book; 1842-1845
21 Logbook, Ship SANTIAGO; 1846 Mar-Oct
22 Logbook, Ship CHARLOTTE; 1847 Sep-1848 Mar
23 Logbook, Ship DAUNTLESS; 1852 Feb-Aug
24 Logbook, Ship GENTOO; 1854 Jun-Oct & 1855 Sep-1856 May
25 Invoice book, New Haven Copper Works; 1860-1865
26 Contracts book, New Haven Copper Works; 1862-1865
27 "Freight measurements", Goddard & Thompson; ca. 1860
28 Diary; 1856
29 Logbook, Ship CHARLOTTE; 1846 Sep 2-1847 Sep 25
30 Logbook, Ship CHARLOTTE; 1848 Apr 22-Dec 7
31 Letter Copybook; 1827 Sep 15-1833 Sep 3
32 Account book; 1834-1838

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