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Maritime Papers, 1787-1964, n.d.



Correspondence, 1847-1880

Catalog Number:M123.1

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Series Description:
Includes a Bibber & Randall Co. letterbook concerning the ship Sebastopol, correspondence relating to the steamer Huntress, and letters of recommendation for William G. Randall.

Arrangement: Alphabetical.

Restrictions: None.


Documents, Journals and Notebooks, 1787-1905, n.d.

Catalog Number:M123.2

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Series Description:
Contains documents, drawings, notebooks, and reports from the late 1700s to the early 1900s. William Randall's notebooks (1840-1860, n.d.) include drawings and notes relating to the Natchez of Brunswick, Maine, the Civil War era Kearsage, the Frank Haynie and other vessels. Annotated issues of Low's Almanac (from 1787, 1796, 1799, 1800, 1802, 1803, 1806) provide information on ships in Newburyport and Boston, Massachusetts, as well as weather, planting and other local observations. Other documents (1789-1800), owned by Nathaniel Fosdick, concern shipping in Portland, Maine. There are also reports (1904-1905) by John A. Lord, carpenter for the United States Navy, recording damage to Russian cruisers sustained in battle with the Japanese fleet off Port Arthur and in the Battle of Tsushima Straits.

Arrangement: Chronological.

General Note: William G. Randall's notebook, ca. 1851-1860 is also available on microfilm.

Restrictions: None.


Financial Material, 1854-1872

Catalog Number:M123.3

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Series Description:
Account book, ledger and other finanacial information for Bibber & Randall Co.

Arrangement: Chronological.

Restrictions: None.


Clippings and Ephemera, 1856-1865, 1951-1964, n.d.

Catalog Number:M123.4

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Series Description:
Newspaper clippings (1856-1860) concerning regattas and yachts, as well as clippings (1958-1964), primarily from a series in the Ellsworth American concerning ships of the past. Printed ephemera, mostly undated, includes a blank charter party contract, shipping news, and brochures regarding wages and equipment.

Arrangement: Chronological.

Restrictions: None.


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