|Repository:||G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport|
|Title:||Records of the Sloop Hancock|
|Abstract:||This collection contains correspondence, articles of agreement, accounts, crew account books, crew lists, bills, receipts, and other papers. The crew account books include divisions of the prize brigs FRIENDSHIP and CORNELIUS, the prize schooner COMET, and the prize sloops HIBERNIA and VENUS. Other persons represented include Giles Mumford, agent, of Groton, Conn.|
The sloop HANCOCK, during the period covered by these papers, operated as a privateer out of Stonington, Connecticut. Lodowick Champlin, Peter Richards, and Joseph Conkling commanded the vessel during this time. Owners were Thomas Mumford, Joseph Packwood, and Howland & Coit. Giles Mumford appears to have been the sloop’s agent.
Restrictions on Access
Available for use in the Manuscripts Division.
Restrictions on Use
Various copying restriction apply. Guidelines are available from the Manuscripts Division.
This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the G. W. Blunt White Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Howland, Joseph, 1750-1836
Mumford, Thomas, 1728-1799
Richards, Peter, ship captain
Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):
Howland & Coit (Norwich, Conn.)
United States–History–Revolution, 1775-1783–Naval operations
United States–History–Revolution, 1775-1783–Prizes, etc.
Coll. 11, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.
The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.Papers; 1777-1783. Account books; 1780, May – Nov.
|1||1||Crew list for the privateering sloop HANCOCK of Stonington, Connecticut, Lodowich Champlin, master. Images|
|2||Papers pertaining to the privateering sloop HANCOCK of Stonington, Connecticut, including accounts, bills, and receipts, mostly dealing with Giles Mumford of Groton, Connecticut, in addition to a description of rigging dimensions. Images|
|3||Papers pertaining to the privateering sloop HANCOCK of Stonington, Connecticut, Joseph Conkling, master, including crew list, letters, receipts and bills. Images|
|4||Papers pertaining to the privateering sloop HANCOCK of Stonington, Connecticut, Joseph Conkling, master, including accounts, bills, and receipts. Images|
|1||Account book for members of the crew of the privateering sloop HANCOCK of Stonington, Connecticut, Peter Richards, master; 1780 May-Jun. Images|
|2||Account book for members of the crew of the privateering sloop HANCOCK of Stonington, Connecticut, Peter Richards, master; 1780 Aug- Nov. Images|