Eliza T. Edwards Papers (Coll. 248)

An Inventory of the Collection at the G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport

Collection register prepared by the Manuscripts Division.

Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.
Mystic, Connecticut

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Edwards, Eliza T.
Title: Eliza T. Edwards Papers
Dates: 1857-1865
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.
Quantity: 62 items
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.


Index Terms

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

Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Correspondence and Papers 1857-1865
Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence; 1857
2 Correspondence; 1858
3 Correspondence; 1859
4 Correspondence; 1860
5 "Reminiscences of a Trip to the Sandwich Islands"
6 Bill of Sale: Jonas Winters to Eli H. Edwards; 1862
7 Death Notice: Eli H. Edwards; 1864
8 Mortgage Payment Receipt; 1865

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

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