Henry C. White Collection (Coll. 342)



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Overview of the Collection

Biography of Henry C. White

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Indexes

Detailed Description of the Collection

      

Overview of the Collection

  Repository:G.W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
  Creator:White, Henry C. (1861-1952)
  Title:Henry C. White Collection
  Dates:1901-1951
  Extent:450 pieces, 2 volumes
  Abstract:Collection, 1901-1951, of Henry C. White (1861-1952), avid yachtsman and artist. Includes personal and business correspondence with Nathanael G. Herreshoff, L. Francis Herreshoff and other members of the Herreshoff family and Herreshoff Manufacturing Company as well as scrapbooks, magazine and newspaper articles, Marine Historical Association material, maps and other items associated with yachting. Collection also includes correspondence between Nelson C. White (1900-1989) and Nelson H. White (1932-) with the Herreshoffs. This collection does not contain any material from Henry C. White's artwork.
  Identification:Coll 342

Biography of Henry C. White

Henry C. White (1861-1952) was born in Hartford, Connecticut and lived in Waterford, Connecticut. He was an artist whose primary subject matter was Connecticut landscapes and seascapes. Henry C. White was an avid yachtsman and maintained an extensive correspondence with Nathanael G. Herreshoff, L. Francis Herreshoff and other members of the Herreshoff family. His son Nelson C. White (1900-1989) and grandson Nelson H. White (1932-) were also sailors and artists.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Henry C. White Collection (Coll. 342) is arranged by series as described below maintaining Henry C. White's order.

Series 1: Papers of the Herreshoff family and Herreshoff Manufacturing Company. 1935-1940.

Series 2: Miscellaneous items. Advertisements for watercraft, pencil sketches, magazine and newspaper articles. 1901-1946.

Series 3: Scrapbooks. Correspondence with Herreshoff family members, magazine and newspaper clippings. 1903-1951.

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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.

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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:

Herreshoff, L. Francis, 1891-1972
Herreshoff, Nathanael G., 1848-1938
White, Henry C., 1861-1952
White, Nelson C., 1900-1989

Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):

Annie ( Sloop)
Brenda (Yawl)
Britannia (Yacht)
Comet (Sloop)
Defender (Sloop)
Endeavour (Sloop)
Enterprise (Sloop)
Gee Whiz (Yawl)
Herreshoff Manufacturing Company
Marine Historical Association
Pleasure (Yawl)
Rainbow (Sloop)
Resolute (Sloop)
Shamrock IV (Sloop)
Vanitie (Sloop)
Vigilant (Sloop)
Westward (Schooner)

Places:

Bristol (R.I. : Town)
Mystic (Conn.)
Waterford (Conn. : Town)

Subjects:

Yachting
Yachts
Yachtsmen

Document Types:

Correspondence
Periodicals
Scrapbooks

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 342, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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Indexes

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Index to Personal 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 *** in Box *, Folder * of the collection.
  
  
  
  Alden, John G. 2/3  
  Burgess, Hollis 2/3, v.1  
  Herreshoff, A. Sidney DeWolf 1/1, v.2  
  Herreshoff, Nathanael G. 1/2,1/3, v.1, v.2  
  Lipton, Thomas v.1  
  Munsell, George (Captain) v.1  
  Standard, Horace E. 2/3  
  Stephens, Olin J. II v.1  
  Stephens, W.P. 2/3,2/5  
  Stillman, Charles K. (Dr.) 2/6  
  Tift, T.W. 2/6  
  Vanderbilt, Harold S. v.1  
  White, Henry C. 1/1, 1/2,2/1,2/3,2/6, 3/5, v.2  
  White, Nelson C. 1/1, 1/3, 2/6, v.2  

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Index to 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 *** in Box *, Folder * of the collection.
  
  
  
  "Antiquarian" 2/2  
  "Rudder" 3/4, v.1  
  "Yachting" v.1  
  Herreshoff Manufacturing Company 1/1,1/4,2/1,2/3,v.1  
  Hollis Burgess Yacht Agency 2/3  
  Horace E. Standard 2/3  
  Marine Historical Association 2/6  
  N. Blaisdell and Sons 2/3  
  Peabody Museum 3/2  

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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 *** in Box *, Folder * of the collection.
  
  
  
  ANNIE (Sloop) 2/6  
  BRENDA (Yawl) 1/1  
  BRITANNIA (Yacht) v.1  
  CHARLES W. MORGAN (Bark) 2/6  
  COMET (Sloop) 2/3, v.1  
  DEFENDER (Sloop) v.1  
  ENDEAVOUR (Sloop) v.1  
  ENTERPRISE (Sloop) v.1  
  GEE WHIZ (Yawl) v.1. v.2  
  PADDY (Sloop) 2/3  
  PLEASURE (Yawl) 3/3, v.1  
  RAINBOW (Sloop) 2/5, v.1  
  RANGER (Sloop) 2/5, v.1  
  RESOLUTE (Sloop) v.1  
  SHAMROCK IV (Sloop) v.1  
  VANITIE (Sloop) v.1  
  VIGILANT (Sloop) v.1  
  WESTWARD (Schooner) v.1  

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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

                        
  
Series 1: Papers of the Herreshoff family and Herreshoff Manufacturing Company. 1935-1940
BoxFolder
11  Family correspondence using Herreshoff Manufacturing Company letterhead regarding the building of BRENDA (Yawl); date 1937-1938 (16 pieces)
  2  Draft of a Nathanael G. Herreshoff biography by Henry C. White also newspaper clippings regarding the death of Nathanael G. Herreshoff; 1935-1938 (55 pieces)
  3  Nathanael G. Herreshoff estate papers; 1940 (48 pieces)
  4  Herreshoff Manufacturing advertisements and newspaper clippings regarding Bristol, Rhode Island; 1937 (34 pieces)
  
Series 2: Miscellaneous items. 1901-1946
BoxFolder
21  Advertisements and correspondence for yachts; 1941 and undated (16 pieces)
  2  The "Antiquarian"; 1926 (1 piece)
  3  Business correspondence concerning COMET (Sloop); 1913-1944 (66 pieces)
  4  Maps of New England, town map of Bristol, Rhode Island and Bird's Eye View of Narrangansett Bay; 1906-1937 (10 pieces)
  5  Magazine articles on various subjects including the America's Cup, W. Starling Burgess and racing rules; 1934-1946 (28 pieces)
  6  Marine Historical Association material, including correspondence with Charles K. Stillman and T.W. Tift regarding ANNIE (Sloop); 1901-1942 (30 pieces)
BoxFolder
31  Newspaper articles concerning yachting; 1902-1941 (8 pieces)
  2  Peabody Museum, Marine Research Society publications and postcards from the Peabody Museum; 1927-1940 (62 pieces)
  3  Pencil sketches of boats and boat sheds, sketch of PLEASURE (Yawl); 1940 and undated (27 pieces)
  4  RUDDER; 1911-1912 (2 pieces)
  5  Miscellaneous items including New London, Connecticut harbor charts, catalogs for yachts and Snipe class racing rules; 1936-1940 and undated (21 pieces)
  6  Boucher Hobby Book price lists and other sales material; 1936-1937 ( 26 pieces)
  
Series 3: Scrapbooks. Correspondence with Herreshoff family members, magazine and newspaper clippings. 1903-1951
Volume  
1    Magazine and newspaper articles regarding the Herreshoff Manufacturing Co. and other yachting subjects, including America's Cup; 1903-1937 ( 1 volume)
Volume  
2    Personal and business correspondence with the Herreshoff family; 1935-1951 (1 volume)

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