Records of the Sloop HANCOCK

Manuscripts Collection 11

Overview of the Records

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Hancock (Sloop)
Title: Records of the Sloop Hancock
Dates: 1777-1783
Extent: 61 pieces
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.
Identification: Coll. 11

History of the Sloop HANCOCK

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.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Available for use in the Manuscripts Division.

Restrictions on Use

Various copying restriction apply. Guidelines are available from the Manuscripts Division.

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Index Terms

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.

Persons:

Champlin, Lodowick
Coit, Thomas
Conkling, Joseph
Howland, Joseph, 1750-1836
Mumford, Giles
Mumford, Thomas, 1728-1799
Packwood, Joseph
Richards, Peter, ship captain

Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):

Comet (Schooner)
Cornelius (Brig)
Friendship (Brig)
Hibernia (Sloop)
Howland & Coit (Norwich, Conn.)
Venus (Sloop)

Places:

Norwich (Conn.)
United States–History–Revolution, 1775-1783–Naval operations
United States–History–Revolution, 1775-1783–Prizes, etc.

Subjects:

Privateering
Ships–Connecticut–Stonington

Occupations:

Shipmasters–Connecticut–Stonington

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 11, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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Detailed Description of the Records

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.Papers; 1777-1783. Account books; 1780, May – Nov.

Box Folder
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
Volume
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