Eliza T. Edwards Papers (Coll. 248)


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Overview of the Collection

Biography of Eliza T. Edwards

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Indexes

Detailed Description of the Collection

           

Overview of the Collection

    Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
    Creator: Edwards, Eliza T.
    Title: Eliza T. Edwards Papers
    Dates: 1857-1865
    Extent: 62 items
    Abstract: Several of Eliza Edwards letters were saved and are now filed chronologically in the first four folders of the collection. At some time in her life she also composed her "Reminiscences of the Sandwich Islands.", which, along with a typed transcript of the same, follows the correspondence folders. The remainder of the collection consists of three additional legal documents; a deed, mortgage payment receipt, and a death notice.
    Identification: Coll. 248

Biography of Eliza T. Edwards

Eliza T. Edwards was a member of the Wheeler family of Sag Harbor , New York. In 1857 she left her home to live in the Hawaiian Islands while her husband, Captain Eli H. Edwards, hunted whales in the Okhotsk Sea. During her stay Eliza wrote many descriptive letters to her mother, brother, sister, and husband. The Edwards returned to Sag Harbor in 1860, where Eliza apparently lived for the remained of her life. Captain Eli H. Edwards died in 1864 in an army hospital in Lexington, Kentucky.

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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:

Edwards, Eli H., d. 1864
Palmer, Martin,--shipmaster
Wheeler, E. R.

Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):

Augusta (Bark)
Black Eagle (Bark)
Central America (Steamship)
Cincinnati (Ship)
Columbus (Bark)
Frances Palmer (Bark)
George Law (Schooner)
Illinois (Steamship)
J. D. Thompson (Bark)
Jefferson (Ship)
Kingfisher (Bark)
Levi Starbuck (Ship)
Midas (Bark)
Neva (Ship)
Rajah (Bark)
Splendid (Ship)
William Tell (Ship)

Places:

Hawaii--Description and travel
Sag Harbor (N.Y.)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Subjects:

Whaling
Whaling masters

Document Types:

Deeds
Reminiscences

Occupations:

Shipmasters' spouses

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 248, 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 Alleghanians & Swiss Bell Singers in Box 1, Folder 4 of the collection.
   
   
   
    Alleghanians & Swiss Bell Singers 1/4
    Austin, (Capt.) 1/3
    Baker, Louise 1/1
    Baker, Steve 1/1
    Brown, (Mr.) 1/2
    Cartwright, (Mr.) 1/1
    Childs, (Mrs.) 1/2
    Conklin, George 1/3
    Crosby, Alice 1/1
    Denison, Samuel (Capt.) 1/1
    Derby, (Mr.) 1/1
    Edwards, Eli H. 1/1, 1/3, 1/6, 1/7
    Edwards, Eliza T. 1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/7, 1/8
    Fordham, Bruce 1/1
    Gilman, (Mr.) 1/4
    Gooding, George 1/4
    Grahamn, Henry 1/2
    Greison, (Capt.) 1/3
    Halsey, Ben (Capt.) 1/1
    Havens, Jacob 1/2
    Jennings, Alden 1/1
    Lawton, (Capt.) 1/1
    Lyman, (Mr.) 1/5
    Meigs, (Mr.) 1/1
    Palmer, (Mrs.) 1/3, 1/5
    Palmer, Martin (Capt.) 1/3
    Payne, Calvin 1/1
    Pierson, (Capt.) 1/4
    Smith, George 1/2
    Smith, Jessie 1/1
    Tabor, Jack 1/1
    Tabor, James A. (Capt.) 1/3
    Tabor, Kate 1/3
    Tallman, Joseph R. (Capt.) 1/3
    Tooker, George (Capt.) 1/1
    Waterman, William B. (Capt.) 1/3
    Williams, (Capt.) 1/3
    Winters, Jonas 1/6, 1/8
    Wyatt, (Capt.) 1/4

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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 AUGUSTA in Box 1, Folder 3 of the collection.
   
   
   
    AUGUSTA (Bark) 1/3
    BLACK EAGLE (Bark) 1/1, 1/2
    CENTRAL AMERICA ( Steamship) 1/1, 1/5
    CINCINATI (Ship) 1/3
    COLUMBUS (Bark) 1/2
    FANNY MAJOR 1/1
    FRANCES PALMER (Bark) 1/1
    GEORGE LAW (Steamship) 1/1, 1/5
    GOLDEN AGE 1/1
    GOLDEN EAGLE 1/2
    ILLINOIS (Steamship) 1/1
    J.D. THOMPSON (Bark) 1/3
    JEFFERSON 1/1
    JOHN GILPIN 1/1
    LEVI STARBUCK (Ship) 1/2
    MIDAS (Bark) 1/3
    NEVA (Ship) 1/3
    RAJAH (Bark) 1/2
    SPLENDID (Ship) 1/2, 1/3, 1/4
    T-ARMY MAJOR (Bark) 1/5
    WILLIAM TELL (Ship) 1/3
    YANKEE 1/3

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Papers; 1861-1865.

BoxFolder
11 Correspondence. Images
2 Correspondence. Images
3 Correspondence. Images
4 Correspondence. Images
5 "Reminiscences of a Trip to the Sandwich Islands". Images
6 Bill of Sale: Jonas Winters to Eli H. Edwards. Images
7 Death Notice: Eli H. Edwards. Images
8 Mortgage Payment Receipt. Images

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