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Magoun & Clapp papers (M121)

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Title:
Magoun & Clapp papers
Creator:
Magoun, David C.
ID:
M121
Date [inclusive]:
1846-1867
Extent:
11.5 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
The Magoun and Clapp papers contain shipping records, invoices, insurance policies, account books, and miscellaneous papers.
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Preferred Citation:

Magoun & Clapp Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.

Magoun & Clapp was a Bath, Maine shipping firm established in the early 1840s by David C. Magoun, a prominent merchant in Bath, and Charles Clapp, Jr., a businessman in Augusta, Maine. According to William A. Baker, author of "A Maritime History of Bath, Maine and the Kennebec River Region" (1973), Magoun was elected as Bath's first mayor in March of 1848. In 1826 he advertised in the "Maine Inquirer" as an auctioneer, and he owned shares in shipping vessels by 1827. At the time of his election, he had business connections with Clapp in wholesale groceries and shipping. Clapp had begun his own business career as a young man, with Clapp & Boynton. Magoun and Clapp's partnership was dissolved about 1870.

The Magoun and Clapp papers contain shipping records, invoices, insurance policies, account books, and miscellaneous papers, broken down as follows: shipping records for the ship "Cordage" (1846-1855); a record book for lumber orders (1849-1856); ship logs kept by Captain Leonard P. Merrill of the bark "Annie Kimball" (1856-1860), and of the following ships: "New England " (1861-1862), "Screamer" (1866), "Ironsides" (1866-1868), and "Amity" (1869-1870). There are also cashbooks (1844-1847); bank passbooks for Magoun & Clapp (1847-1861); account books (1842-1848, 1851-1856, 1854-1855, 1855-1859, 1857-1858, 1858-1864); account books of the invoice book (1842-1852); insurance policies for the ships "Asia", "Lombard", "Naples", "Wabash", the barks "Burlington", "Tonquin", the brig "Forrester", and "open policies" (1854-1862). The miscellaneous papers concern the ships "Wabash" (1849-1861), "Rhine" (1849-1862), "Tonquin" (1852-1864), and "Naples" (1857-1867).

Organized into 3 Series.

Series Description:

Correspondence (circa 1860) between Magoun and Clapp and corrrespondence concerning the vessels Asia, Burlington, Columbia, Emma Jane, Genoa, Lincoln Webb, Lombard, Naples, Rhine, Tonquin, and Wabash.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

1854 - 1855 Apr

Box 1 Folder 1

1855 May - Aug

Box 1 Folder 2

1855 Sep - Dec

Box 1 Folder 3

1856 Jan - Aug

Box 1 Folder 4

1856 Sep - Dec

Box 1 Folder 5

1858 - 1860

Box 1 Folder 6

1861 - 1864

Box 1 Folder 7

1853 - 1856

Box 1 Folder 8

1857 - 1859

Box 1 Folder 9

1860 - 1864

Box 1 Folder 10

1855

Box 1 Folder 11

1856

Box 1 Folder 12

1857

Box 1 Folder 13

1858

Box 1 Folder 14

1859

Box 1 Folder 15

1860

Box 1 Folder 16

1861

Box 1 Folder 17

1862

Box 1 Folder 18

1863

Box 1 Folder 19

1864

Box 1 Folder 20

1855 - 1857

Box 1 Folder 21

1854 - 1856

Box 1 Folder 22

1857 - 1863

Box 1 Folder 23

1853 - 1854

Box 1 Folder 24

1855 - 1856

Box 1 Folder 25

1855 - 1857

Box 1 Folder 26

1858 - 1862

Box 1 Folder 27

1854 - 1855

Box 1 Folder 28

1856

Box 1 Folder 29

1857

Box 1 Folder 30

1858

Box 1 Folder 31

1859

Box 1 Folder 32

1860

Box 1 Folder 33

1861

Box 1 Folder 34

1862

Box 1 Folder 35

1864 - 1868

Box 1 Folder 36

1852 - 1855

Box 1 Folder 37

1856 - 1857

Box 1 Folder 38

1858

Box 1 Folder 39

1859

Box 1 Folder 40

1860

Box 1 Folder 41

1861

Box 1 Folder 42

1862

Box 1 Folder 43

1855

Box 1 Folder 44

1856 - 1858

Box 1 Folder 45

1859

Box 1 Folder 46

1860

Box 2 Folder 1

1861 - 1864

Box 2 Folder 2

1855

Box 2 Folder 3

1856

Box 2 Folder 4

General

Box 2 Folder 5

Miscellaneous

Box 2 Folder 6

Series Description:

This series contains shipping papers and invoices circa 1860 for the vessels "Asia", "Burlington", "Columbia", "Coral", "Emma Jane", "Genoa", "Isabella", "Lombard", "Naples", "Rhines", "Tonquin", and "Wabash". Also included are a travel log for the ship "Burlington" (c. 1857) and a checkbook for ship "Wabash" (c. 1850).

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

1855

Box 2 Folder 7

1856

Box 2 Folder 8

1857

Box 2 Folder 9-10

1858

Box 2 Folder 11-12

1859

Box 2 Folder 13-14

1860 Jan - Jun

Box 2 Folder 15-16

1860 Jul - Dec

Box 2 Folder 17

1861 Jan - Jun

Box 2 Folder 18

1861 Jul - Dec

Box 2 Folder 19

1862

Box 2 Folder 20

1863 Jan - Aug

Box 2 Folder 21

1863 Sep - Dec

Box 2 Folder 22-23

1864

Box 2 Folder 24

1851

Box 2 Folder 25

1852 Jan - Jun

Box 2 Folder 26-27

1852 Jul - Dec

Box 2 Folder 28

1853 Jan - Jun

Box 2 Folder 29

1853 Jul - Dec

Box 2 Folder 30

1854

Box 2 Folder 31

Travel Log for Ship "Burlington" 1857

Ovsz-Box C Folder 1

1855

Box 3 Folder 1-2

1856 May - Dec

Box 3 Folder 3-5

1857 Jan - Aug

Box 3 Folder 6

1857 May - Dec

Box 3 Folder 7

1858 Jan - May

Box 3 Folder 8-9

1858 Jun - Dec

Box 3 Folder 10

1859 Jan - Jun

Box 3 Folder 11

1859 Jul - Dec

Box 3 Folder 12

1860 Jan - Jun

Box 3 Folder 13

1860 Jul - Dec

Box 3 Folder 14

1861 Jan - Jun

Box 3 Folder 15

1861 Jul - Dec

Box 3 Folder 16

1862 Jan - Oct

Box 3 Folder 17

1862 Nov - Dec

Box 3 Folder 18

1863

Box 3 Folder 19

1864

Box 3 Folder 20

1852 - 1854 Aug

Box 3 Folder 21-22

1854 Sep - Dec

Box 3 Folder 23

1855 Jan - Jul

Box 3 Folder 24

1855 Aug - Dec

Box 3 Folder 25

1856 Jan - Jun

Box 3 Folder 26

1856 Jul - Dec

Box 3 Folder 27

1857

Box 3 Folder 28

1846

Box 4 Folder 1

1847

Box 4 Folder 2

1848

Box 4 Folder 3

1849

Box 4 Folder 4-5

1850

Box 4 Folder 6

1851 - 1852

Box 4 Folder 7

1854; 1856

Box 4 Folder 8

1857

Box 4 Folder 9

1858

Box 4 Folder 10

1859

Box 4 Folder 11

1860

Box 4 Folder 12

1861

Box 4 Folder 13

1862

Box 4 Folder 14

1863 - 1865

Box 4 Folder 15

1846 - 1847

Box 4 Folder 16

1848 Jan - Jun

Box 4 Folder 17

1848 Jul - Dec

Box 4 Folder 18

1849

Box 4 Folder 19

1850

Box 4 Folder 20

1851 Jan - Jun

Box 4 Folder 21

1851 Jul - Dec

Box 4 Folder 22

1852

Box 4 Folder 23

1853 Jan - Aug

Box 4 Folder 24

1853 Sep - Dec

Box 4 Folder 25

1854

Box 4 Folder 26

1855

Box 4 Folder 27

1846 - 1847

Box 5 Folder 1

1848 Jan - Jun

Box 5 Folder 2

1848 Jul - Dec

Box 5 Folder 3

1849

Box 5 Folder 4

1850 - 1852

Box 5 Folder 5

1854

Box 5 Folder 6

1855 Jan - Jul

Box 5 Folder 7

1855 Aug - Dec

Box 5 Folder 8

1856

Box 5 Folder 9

1857

Box 5 Folder 10

1858 Jan - Apr

Box 5 Folder 11

1858 May - Aug

Box 5 Folder 12

1858 Oct - Dec

Box 5 Folder 13

1859 Jan - Mar

Box 5 Folder 14

1859 Apr - Dec

Box 5 Folder 15

1860 Jan - Mar

Box 5 Folder 16

1860 Apr - Jun

Box 5 Folder 17

1860 Jul - Dec

Box 5 Folder 18

1861 Jan - Sep

Box 5 Folder 19

1861 Oct - Dec

Box 5 Folder 20

1862

Box 5 Folder 21

1850 - 1851

Box 5 Folder 22

1852

Box 5 Folder 23

1853

Box 5 Folder 24

1854

Box 5 Folder 25

1855

Box 5 Folder 26

1856 Jan - Jun

Box 5 Folder 27

1856 Jul - Dec

Box 5 Folder 28

1857 Jan - Jun

Box 6 Folder 1

1857 Jul - Dec

Box 6 Folder 2

1858 Jan - Jun

Box 6 Folder 3-4

1858 Jul - Dec

Box 6 Folder 5

1859

Box 6 Folder 6

1860

Box 6 Folder 7-8

1861

Box 6 Folder 9

1862

Box 6 Folder 10

1863

Box 6 Folder 11-12

1864 - 1867

Box 6 Folder 13

Cash book

Volume-folio 1

1849

Box 6 Folder 14

1850 - 1851

Box 6 Folder 15

1852 Jan - Jun

Box 6 Folder 16

1852 Jul - Dec

Box 6 Folder 17

1853 Jan - Jul

Box 6 Folder 18

1853 Jul - Dec

Box 6 Folder 19

1854 Jan - Jun

Box 6 Folder 20

1854 Jul - Dec

Box 6 Folder 21

1855

Box 6 Folder 22

1856

Box 6 Folder 23

1857 Jan - Jun

Box 6 Folder 24

1857 Jul - Dec

Box 6 Folder 25

1858

Box 6 Folder 26

1859 Jan - May

Box 6 Folder 27

1859 Jun - Dec

Box 6 Folder 28

1860 Jan - Jun

Box 7 Folder 1

1860 Jul - Dec

Box 7 Folder 2

1861

Box 7 Folder 3

1862

Box 7 Folder 4

"Rio" memo bordage, 1846

Volume 18

1852

Box 7 Folder 5

1853 Jan - Aug

Box 7 Folder 6

1853 Sep - Dec

Box 7 Folder 7

1853 Jan - Aug

Box 7 Folder 8

1854 Jul - Dec

Box 7 Folder 9

1855 Jan - Jul

Box 7 Folder 10

1855 Aug - Dec

Box 7 Folder 11

1856

Box 7 Folder 12

1857

Box 7 Folder 13

1858 Jan - May

Box 7 Folder 14

1858 Jun - Dec

Box 7 Folder 15

1859 Jan - Jun

Box 7 Folder 16

1859 Jul - Dec

Box 7 Folder 17

1860 Jan - May

Box 7 Folder 18-19

1860 Jun - Dec

Box 7 Folder 20

1861 - 1864

Box 7 Folder 21

1849 Jan - Aug

Box 8 Folder 1

1849 Sep - Dec

Box 8 Folder 2

1850 Jan - Jun

Box 8 Folder 3

1850 Jul - Dec

Box 8 Folder 4

1851 Jan - Jun

Box 8 Folder 5

1851 Jul - Dec

Box 8 Folder 6

1852 Jan - Aug

Box 8 Folder 7

1852 Sep - Dec

Box 8 Folder 8

1853 Jan - Jun

Box 8 Folder 9

1853 Jul - Dec

Box 8 Folder 10

1854 Jan - Jun

Box 8 Folder 11

1854 Jul - Dec

Box 8 Folder 12

1855 Jan - Jul

Box 8 Folder 13

1855 Jan - Jun

Box 8 Folder 14

1855 Jul - Dec

Box 8 Folder 15

1857 Jan - Jun

Box 8 Folder 16

1857 Jul - Dec

Box 8 Folder 17-18

1858

Box 8 Folder 19

1859 Jan - Jun

Box 8 Folder 20

1859 Jul - Dec

Box 8 Folder 21

1860 - 1861

Box 8 Folder 22

Checkbook for Ship "Wabash" 1850

Ovsz-Box C Folder 2

Commercial Bank, Bath, ME (1847-1852)

Volume 1

Commercial Bank, Bath, ME (1854-1857)

Volume 2

Exchange Book, Portland, ME (1848-1853)

Volume 3

Lagadomok Bank, ME (1849-1850)

Volume 4

Lincoln Bank, ME (1849-1851)

Volume 5

Bank of Old Dominion, Alexandria, VA (1853)

Volume 6

City Bank, Bath, ME (1853)

Volume 7

Long Beach Bank (1857-1861)

Volume 8

Account book (1842-1848)

Volume 9

Account book (1851-1856)

Volume 10

Ship "Lombard" bank book, 1834

Volume 11

"Notes and Bills paid on Demand," 1856

Volume 12

Ship "Lombard" bank book, 1857

Volume 13

Bill book-All ships

Volume 14

Invoice book, 1842-1852

Volume 15

Ship "Savannah,"1855

Volume 16

Ship "Wabash," 1849

Volume 17

Bank Book, 1844 Oct.

Volume-folio 18

Order for Pitch Pine Lumber, 1849

Volume-folio 19

Ship "Annie Kimball" ship log, 1856-1869

Volume-folio 20

Brig. "Rio" bank book, 1846-1848

Volume-folio 21

Ship "Naples," 1859-1860

Volume-folio 22

Series Description:

This series contains insurance policies for ships "Asia", "Burlington", "Lombard", "Naples", "Tonquin", and "Wabash" from 1850-1860. Also included is a short history of Magoun & Clapp shipbuilders called "The Travelling Merchant" by John Johnson.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

"The Traveling Merchant" by John Johnson, 1969-Historical material

Box 8 Folder 23

Photograph: Ship "Asia"

Box 8 Folder 24

Ship "Asia" 1855-1860

Box 8 Folder 25

Ship "Burlington" 1856-1862

Box 8 Folder 26

Brig "Forrester"

Box 8 Folder 27

Ship "Lombard" 1854-1857

Box 8 Folder 28

Ship "Lombard" 1858-1861

Box 8 Folder 29

Ship "Naples" 1850-1861

Box 8 Folder 30

Bark "Tonquin" 1854-1861

Box 8 Folder 31

Ship "Wabash" 1852-1860

Box 8 Folder 32

Open Policies 1854-1860

Box 8 Folder 33
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