Inventory of the Charles Henry Gifford Papers In the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research LibraryProcessed by: Judith M. Downey; machine-readable finding aid created by: Kermit DeweyInventory of the Charles Henry Gifford Papers In the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library

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Inventory of the Charles Henry Gifford Papers

In the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library



Title:
Charles Henry Gifford Papers
Date Span:
1810-ca.1880
Creator:
Charles Henry Gifford, Birth-Death
Mss Number:
Mss 99
Extent:
2.5 inches
Abstract:
Primarily correspondence to a New Bedford, Massachusetts whaling master, 1810-ca. 1880
Repository:
New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library
Whaling Museum: (508) 997-0046
Maritime Curator/Librarian: (508) 717-6837

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of ship papers relating to Charles Henry Gifford for three separate voyages that he made as captain of the China in 1865, 1868, and 1871. These ship papers consist of correspondence and agent/owner accounts.

The bulk of this collection includes papers belonging to Ansel Kendrick, consisting of correspondence, financial records, legal documents, genealogical notes, and miscellany.

Arrangement of Collection

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Information for Researchers

Access to Collections

Unrestricted. Consult librarian for an appointment.

Preferred Citation

New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library Mss 99, [sub-group, series, sub-series, folder/volume as appropriate], [item]

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Materials in this collection were donated to the Old Dartmouth Historical Society on 10 April, 1986 by Herbert G. Wing.

Processing Information

Processed by: Judith M. Downey, 24 April 1990

Encoded by: Kermit Dewey, 23 August 2012

Funds for processing this collection were provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Description

Sub-group 1: Charles Henry Gifford Papers, 1865-1879 [1 inch]
Sub-group 1 consists of ship's papers for the China (Ship)
Series A: China (Ship) Papers, 1865-1879
Sub-series 1: 1865-1868 Voyage, 1865-1868
Box 1
Folder 1-2
Correspondence, 1865-1867
Folder 3
Agent/Owner accounts, 1866-1868
Sub-series 2: 1868-1871 Voyage, 1868-1872
Folder 1
Correspondence, 1869-1871
Folder 2
Agent/Owner accounts, 1868-1872
Sub-series 3: 1872-1874 Voyage, 1872-1879
Folder 1
Agent/Owner accounts, 1872-1879
Sub-group 2: Ansel Kendrick Papers, 1810-1836, 1845-1847, 1850-1856, 1858-1863, 1871-1872, ca.1880 [1 inch]
Sub-group 2 contains Ansel Kendrick's correspondence, financial records, legal documents, genealogical notes, and miscellany.
Series A: Correspondence, 1845
Folder 1
1845
Series B: Financial Records, 1845-1856
Folder 1
Accounts current, 1850-1856
Folder 2
Promissory notes, 1845-1847
Folder 3
Bills and receipts, 1846
Series C: Legal Documents, 1810-1836, 1859-1863
Folder 1
Deeds, 1810-1836
Folder 2
Estate records, 1859-1863
Series D: Genealogical Notes and Miscellany, 1850-circa 1880
Folder 1
Genealogical Notes, circa 1880
Folder 2
Bill of sale, 1850
Folder 3
Sanford estate record, 1858
Folder 4
Wing accounts current, 1871-1872

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Decedents' estate--Mass.--Dartmouth
Deeds--Mass.--Dartmouth
Deeds--Mass.--Harwich
Kendrick, Ansel, d. 1858
Ship's papers
Whale-oil
Whaling--Mass.--New Bedford
Whaling--Mass.--New Bedford--Agents
William Phillips & Son, New Bedford, Mass.

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Vessel Names

China (Ship)

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