Henry Wadsworth Fletcher Collection

Manuscripts Collection 32

Overview of the Collection

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Fletcher, Henry Wadsworth
Title: Henry Wadsworth Fletcher collection
Dates: 1775-1870
Extent: 78 items
Abstract: Correspondence, accounts, bills, receipts, bills of lading, deeds, and account books. Vessels represented include the brig Emma Isadora and barks Emma, Susan Jane, Edward Fletcher, Jennie, and Osmanli. The vessels transported such cargoes as opium, rum, wine, brandy, wool, raisons, figs, olive oil, otto of roses, and general merchandise. The ports frequented most often were Smyrna, Turkey; London, England; Bordeaux and Marseilles, France; Buenos Ayres, Argentina; Puerto Cabello, Venezuela; Providence, R.I. and New York, New York.
Identification: Coll. 32

Biography of Henry Wadsworth Fletcher

Henry Wadsworth Flectcher was a shipowner and shipmaster of Boston, Massachusetts. He severed as master of the Emma, Emma Isadora, Jennie, and the Susan, after the master was washed overboard and lost.

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Scope and Content

The first five folders contain papers organized by vessel, followed by folders for personal papers, miscellaneous papers, and account books

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Restrictions on Access

Available for use in the Manuscripts Division.

Restrictions on Use

Various copying restrictions 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:

Edward Fletcher (Bark)
Emma (Bark)
Emma Isadora (Brig)
Jennie (Bark)
Osmanli (Bark)
Susan Jane (Bark)


Real property–Massachusetts–Boston

Document Types:

Account books–Massachusetts–Boston
Bills of lading–Massachusetts–Boston
Ships’ papers–Massachusetts–Boston



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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 32, 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 and accounts; 1775-1870.

Box Folder
1 1 Papers regarding Emma (Brig). Images
2 Papers regarding Emma Isadora (Bark). Images
3 Papers regarding Susan Jane (Bark). Images
4 Papers regarding Edward Fletcher (Bark). Images
5 Papers regarding Jennie (Bark). Images
6 Personal papers. Images
7 Miscellaneous papers. Images
8 Account books. Images