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Harbor shipping records

Ms. Codex 1762

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Title:
Harbor shipping records
Date [inclusive]:
1813-1823
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1762
Extent:
1 volume
Language:
English
Abstract:
A volume listing the arrival of ships, probably at Boston Harbor spanning ten years from 1813 to 1823. Ships are entered by date of arrival.
Cite as:
Harbor Shipping Records, 1813-1823, Ms. Codex 1762, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Scope and Contents

An oversize volume listing the arrival of ships, probably at Boston Harbor spanning ten years from 1813 to 1823. Each ship has been entered by date of arrival. Recorded for each vessel is possibly the pier or dock number, type and name of ship, the name of the ship's master, and place of origin. Below the header information are columns documenting the date, names of consignees, marks and numbers, packages and contents, followed by several columns denoting rates of duties. The final line of information recorded for each ship is the "Total amount of duties on this cargo." Consignees for the cargo include shipping merchants such as Phineas and Seth Sprague, Benjamin Delano, and William Davis. The brigs, schooners, ships, and sloops listed in the volume arrived from various points on the globe including Cadiz, Canton, Gibraltar, Gutenburg, Halifax, Martinico (Martinique), St. Bart, and Turk's Island among others. Some of the items listed under the packages and contents are various types of containers of teas, spices, raisins, coffee, candy, sugar, lemons, brandy, wine, rum, silks, cottons, china ware, copper, iron, and wood.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  April 2016

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Access Restrictions

This codex is available for research use.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Acquired in 1960.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Codices (bound manuscripts)
  • Logs (records)
  • Manuscripts, American--19th century
  • Shipping records
Subject(s)
  • Merchant ships--Massachusetts--Boston Harbor--History--19th century--Sources
  • Ships--Cargo

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Collection Inventory

Volume

Harbor shipping records, 1813-1823.

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