Records of A. Irving & Co.

Manuscripts Collection 22

Overview of the Records

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: A. Irving & Co. (Mystic, Conn.)
Title: Records of A. Irving & Co.
Dates: 1883-1898
Extent: 4 vol.
Abstract: The collection consists of two ledgers, a journal, and a materials daybook.
Identification: Coll. 22

History of A. Irving & Co.

A. Irving & Co. was a shipbuilding firm in Mystic, Connecticut. The business was composed of Alexander Irving and Robert Palmer Wilbur, and was established in 1853 as Maxson, Fish & Co. The business was later known as Maxson & Fish, Maxson and Irving (1874), and finally as A. Irving & Co. after Wilber retired from the sea and joined the firm in 1885. It was succeeded by the firm Irving & McGregor, under the partnership of Alexander Irving and James McGregor.

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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.


Irving, Alexander
McGregor, James
Wilbur, Robert Palmer, 1839-1913


A. Irving & Co. (Mystic, Conn.)


Shipbuilding industry–Connecticut–Mystic

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 22, Manuscript 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 materials in the collection.


Papers; 1883-1898
Box Folder
1 1 Journal; 1882-1884, 1890-1891
2 Materials daybook; 1883-1884, and 1891
3 Ledger; 1883, and 1895-1898
4 Ledger; 1883-1886, and 1895

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