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19th-Century Maritime Collection

C0501

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special CollectionsManuscripts DivisionOne Washington RoadPrinceton, New Jersey 08544 USA. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special CollectionsManuscripts DivisionOne Washington RoadPrinceton, New Jersey 08544 USA
Creator:
Princeton University Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections.
Title:
19th-Century Maritime Collection
Date [inclusive]:
1781-1928
Call Number:
C0501
Extent:
0.4 linear feet (1 archival box)
Location:
rcpxm
Language:
English
Abstract:
Consists of correspondence, documents, financial material, and printed matter of Caleb Bates, captain of the Juno of Boston, John B. Church, marine insurance underwriter, and others involved in predominantly nineteenth-century American maritime trade.
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Biography/History

Caleb Bates was the captain of the Juno of Boston. John B. Church was a marine insurance underwriter.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Princeton University Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections.,  2009

Revision Description

Run through PULFA 2.0 normalization routines. 2013-05-29T11:29:09.875-04:00

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Argonaut (Ship)
  • Charleston Packet (Ship)
  • Daniel Webster (Ship)
  • Harriot (Ship)
  • Juno of Boston (Ship)
  • Maria (Ship)
  • Renown (Ship)
  • Superior (Ship)
  • William (Ship)
Form/Genre(s)
  • Account books -- United States.
  • Correspondence.
  • Ship's papers -- United States.
Geographic Name(s)
  • United States -- Commerce -- France -- 18th century.
  • United States -- Commerce -- Soviet Union -- 19th century.
  • United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- French participation.
  • United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Sources.
  • United States -- History -- War of 1812 -- Sources.
Personal Name(s)
  • Bates, Caleb.
  • Church, John B.
Subject(s)
  • French spoliation claims.
  • Insurance companies, American.
  • Marine insurance -- United States.
  • Maritime law -- France -- 18th century.
  • Maritime law -- United States -- 18th century.
  • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Campaigns -- Russia.
  • American history
  • American history
  • American history/Early national
  • American history/Revolution

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Collection Inventory

Bates Maritime Papers, 1807-1818. 3 folders.
Letters from Capt. Caleb Bates, 1811-1815. 1 folder.
Acquisition Information

AM12204

Receipts made out to Capt. Caleb Bates, 1807-1818. 1 folder.
Acquisition Information

AM12204

Letters to Capt. Caleb Bates, 1809-1814. 1 folder.
Acquisition Information

AM12204

Church Maritime Papers, 1781-1928. 10 folders.
Early Letters pertaining to the French Spoliation Claims, 1824-1858. 1 folder.
Acquisition Information

AM12974

Scope and Contents

M.C. Paterson to Philip Church Apr. 23 1824, Jan. 1835 Extracts of letters of Richard Church, 1832 Draft of Letter from Philip Church to Richard Church Nov. 27, 1833 Copy of Letter from Philip Church to Richard Church Apr. 2, 1852 Theo. O Fowler to Philip Church Dec. 28, 1858 David Ogden to Philip Church Dec. 28, 1858

Correspondence of Richard S. Church of Middlesex, England on the Spoliation Claims, 1885-1888. 1 folder.
Acquisition Information

AM12974

Scope and Contents

8 letters, originals and typewritten copies.

Letters of John B. Church to Mrs. Sidney Morse and Mary T. Morse, 1904-1909. 1 folder.
Acquisition Information

AM12974

Scope and Contents

19 Letters.

Letters to Miss Mary T. Moore, 1905-1928. 1 folder.
Acquisition Information

AM12974

Scope and Contents

26 Letters.

Notes made by Walter S. Church Jr. as Administrator in the claim case., 1888-1913. 1 folder.
Acquisition Information

AM12974

Correspondence of Walter S. Church Jr., Administrator of Estate of John B. Church, 1882-1904. 1 folder.
Acquisition Information

AM12974

Scope and Contents

60 Letters (some copies).

Legal papers, Lists of ships on which Church claims were based, Agreements with attorneys, Misc. documents, 1815-1905. 1 folder.
Acquisition Information

AM12974

Printed Records of Documents of the Church Claims, including Congressional Record, 1847-1924. 1 folder.
Acquisition Information

AM12974

Clippings, 1851-1925. 1 folder.
Acquisition Information

AM12974

Letters relating to Shipping Business of Alex Nesbitt + Co., 1781-1783. 1 folder.
Acquisition Information

AM12972

Scope and Contents

Five letters. Alex Nesbitt to Walter Stewart Sept. 11, 1781 James Seagrove to Alex Nesbitt + Co. Dec. 18, 1781 and Mar. 5, 1783 Capt. James Hunn to Alex Nesbitt + Co. Nov. 11, 1782 and Nov. 22, 1782

Maritime Papers-West Indies Trade, 1799-1867. 9 folders.
Commonplace Book of Information about exports of India kept by an American shipping concern, 1832-1844. 1 folder.
Acquisition Information

AM13480

Scope and Contents

90 p. 32 cm. Contains tables of "List of Articles exported from Calcutta to the U.S.", 1827-1844, which include names of vessels, dates of voyages and amounts of merchandise transported.

Ship Superior, 1816-1819. 1 folder.
Acquisition Information

AM12655

Scope and Contents

2 MSS about voyage to West Indies.

Renown, 1822-1823. 1 folder.
Acquisition Information

AM12655

Scope and Contents

5 MSS pertaining to sale, voyage, and destruction of Renown in 1822.

Harriot (Brigantine), 1799. 1 folder.
Acquisition Information

AM13599

Scope and Contents

Seamen's Articles, signe by crew. Norwich, Conn. to Demerara. 2 p. 40 x 30 cm. Master - Francis Smith,

William (Brigantine), 1820-1829. 1 folder.
Acquisition Information

AM12655

Scope and Contents

16 MSS. General accounts, sales of cargoes, ship's supplies, expentitures, etc. on 10 voyages to West Indies.

Miscellaneous Maritime Papers, 1848-1867. 1 folder.
Acquisition Information

AM12744

Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous shipping, orders, receipts, etc. from Liverpool, New Orleans, Boston, and other places. 23 papers, many with stamps.

Charleston Packet (Brigantine), 1837 May 6. 1 folder.
Acquisition Information

AM13778

Scope and Contents

D.S. Ship's Pass (signed by Andrew Jackson). 1 p. vellum (Top notched). Counter signed in New Bedford, Mass.

Daniel Webster (Barque), 1837 January 7. 1 folder.
Acquisition Information

AM13777

Scope and Contents

D.S. Ship's Pass (signed by Andrew Jackson). 1 p. vellum (top notched). Countersigned in Charleston, South Carolina.

Maria (Ship), 1804 February 2. 1 folder.
Acquisition Information

AM13779

Scope and Contents

D.S. Ship's Pass (signed by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison). 1 p. vellum (top notched). Countersigned in New York.