Averill Family Papers (Coll. 260)


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Overview of the Collection

Biography of the Averill Family

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Index to Personal, Corporate and Vessel Names

Detailed Description of the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Averill family
Title: Averill Family Papers
Dates: 1864-1916
Extent: Approx. 200 ALS with envelopes
Abstract: Correspondence, 1864-1916, among members of the Averill family of Rockland, Maine, discussing family matters and day to day details of the late nineteenth century coasting trade. Primarily contains brief letters to Margaret Averill from her husband, Frank B. Collection also includes letter to Margaret from Frank's brother Cyrus B, and son Albert as well as a few other family members and friends.
Identification: Coll. 260

Biography of the Averill Family

The Averill Family Papers contains correspondence among members of the Averill family of Rockland, Maine, discussing family matters and day to day details of the late 19th century coast trade. Primarily containing brief letters to Margaret Averill from her husband Frank B. (b. 1844) the collection also includes letters to Margaret from Frank's brother Cyrus B. (b. 1834), and son Albert, as well as other family members.

Frank commanded several schooners from 1864-1889 including the UNION, LUCY AMES, and BENTON, carrying lime from Rockport and returning with available cargoes such as coal, and salt from New York, Baltimore, Providence and Boston.

Margaret stayed home in Rockland, raising the children, and attending to domestic matters which are rarely mentioned in correspondence. Letters, 1897-1898 deal mostly with their son Albert, his education, marriage and bout with scarlet fever.

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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:

Averill, Frank, Shipmaster

Places:

Rockland (Me)

Subjects:

Coastwise shipping--Atlantic states
Shipmasters'
Shipmasters' spouses

Document Types:

Letters (correspondence)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 260, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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Index to Personal, Corporate and 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 Albert Averill in Box 1, Folder 11 of the collection.
Averill, Albert 1/11
Averill, Albert (II) 1/10, 1/11
Averill, Cyrus 1/8, 1/11
Averill, Cyrus B. 1/1, 1/6, 1/7
Averill, E.M. 1/1
Averill, F.B. 1/1
Averill, Frank 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/8, 1/9
Averill, Frank B. 1/7, 1/10
Averill, Margaret 1/11
Barlow, Rosetta 1/11
Barlow, Rosetta A. 1/10
Bennet, P.R. 1/10
BENTON (Schooner) 1/10
Brown & Keene 1/10
Burpee, Mary O. 1/10
Caster, Richard W. 1/1
Cellem (Capt.) 1/6
Cobb Lime Co. 1/7
Cyrus B. Averill 1/6, 1/7, 1/8
Ellems, ? (Capt.) 1/7
Ellems, Henry (Capt.) 1/9
French, ? (Capt.) 1/6
Gameson, ? (Capt.) 1/3
Gregory, ? (Capt.) 1/3, 1/7
H.P. Brown & Co., NY 1/7
Hall, Bill 1/6
Hall, Weston 1/12
Hamilton, ? (Capt.) 1/11
Haviland & Pressey 1/10
Jamieson, ? (Capt.) 1/7
LUCY AMES (Schooner) 1/8
Marsten, ? (Capt.) 1/7
McFarland, ? (Mr. & Mrs.) 1/11
Metcalf, ? (Capt.) 1/5
Monroe, ? (Capt.) 1/7
Moon, R.H. 1/11
Munroe, May 1/12
Nardon, Ross 1/11
O.M. Vespero & Co. 1/7
Randall, C.H. 1/11
Richardson, Albert F. 1/11
Richardson, Isabel N. 1/11
Robinson, David (Capt.) 1/7
Rockland and Thomaston Lime 1/10
Rockland Lime 1/10
Rockland Lime Co. 1/6
Rosendale Cement 1/10
Small, ? (Capt.) 1/8
Snow, ? (Capt.) 1/12
Spears, Wellman 1/3
UNION (Schooner) 1/1
Wallace, ? (Capt.) 1/5
Wellman Spears 1/3
Wetherlee, ? 1/11

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Correspondence and miscellaneous pieces; 1864-1899
Box Folder
1 1 Letters; 1864-1867
2 Letters; 1868
3 Letters; 1869
4 Letters; 1870
5 Letters; 1871
6 Letters; 1872
7 Letters; 1873
8 Letters; 1874
9 Letters; 1875-1879
10 Letters; 1880-1889
11 Letters; 1890-1899
12 Miscellaneous Pieces
Envelopes; ca. 1860-1890
Box Folder
1 13 Envelopes (stamped and addressed); 1860s
14 Envelopes (stamped and addressed); 1870-1872
15 Envelopes (stamped and addressed); 1873-1874
16 Envelopes (stamped and addressed); 1875-1880
17 Envelopes (stamped and addressed); 1881-1889
18 Envelopes (stamped and addressed); 1890s

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