George W. Dow Papers

Manuscripts Collection 29

Overview of the Collection

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Dow, George W.
Title: George W. Dow Papers
Dates: 1847-1863
Extent: 153 items
Abstract: The George W. Dow Papers include accounts, bills, receipts, charter-parties, clearance and protection papers, port regulations, crew lists and shipping orders. Most of this material is relevant to the brig WENONAH, which carried coal, lead, flour, molasses, and other foodstuffs to ports in the U.S., West Indies, Canary Islands, and to Cadiz, Spain.
Identification: Coll. 29

Biography of George Dow

George W. Dow was a shipmaster who, for many years, commanded the brig WENONAH of Bucksport, Maine.

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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.

Corporate Entities:

Wenonah (Brig)


Cadiz (Spain)–Commerce–United States
Canary Islands–Commerce–United States
Sugar trade
United States–Commerce


International trade
Sugar trade

Document Types:

Clearance papers
Crew lists
Protection certificates
Ships’ papers



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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 29, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Papers, Wenohah (Brig); 1847-1863. Top →

Box Folder
1 1 Papers. Images
2 Papers. Images
3 Papers. Images
4 Papers. Images
5 Papers. Images
6 Papers. Images
7 Papers. Images
8 Papers. Images