Beebe Family Collection

Manuscripts Collection 40

Overview of the Collection

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Beebe Family
Title: Beebe Family Collection
Dates: 1761-1904
Extent: 63 items
Abstract: Letters, personal accounts, and other papers, of Silas Beebe (1782-1863), shipmaster from Groton, Conn., and other members of the family; together with ship’s papers for the coastal schooner LaGrange, out of Mystic, Conn.
Identification: Coll. 40

Biography of Silas Beebe and the Beebe Family

The Beebe family resided in Groton, Connecticut for several years earning their living in the maritime trades, ice production and farming.

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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.


Beebe family

Corporate Entities:

LaGrange (Schooner)


Groton (Conn.)


Coastwise shipping–Atlantic Coast

Document Types:

Ship’s papers–Connecticut–Mystic



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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 40, 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; 1761-1904.

Box Folder
1 1 Description and deed of a “wood lot” in Groton, Connecticut. Images
2 Deeds involving Abijah and Silas Beebe. Images
3 Deed and map of “Goat Point property”, sold to Silas Beebe. Images
4 Agreement; Jedidiah Randall to build a 90 ton vessel for Silas Beebe. Images
5 Eliza (Sloop); permission to unload salt at Norfolk, Virginia (Silas Beebe, master). Images
6 LaGrange (Schooner); port documentation, freight and passenger lists, bills of lading, etc.. Images
7 LaGrange (Schooner); port documentation, freight and passenger lists, bills of lading, etc.. Images
8 Petitions relating to Portersville / Noank road. Images
9 Letter from Silas Beebe to his father. Images
10 “Guage of 22 casks of oil for Capt. Smith”, New York. Images
11 Agreements, petitions, reciepts, for new Baptist meeting house in Groton, Connecticut. Images
12 Agreements and receipts for work done on stone dam and ice house on Silas Beebe’s land. Images
13 Invoice: teas consigned to Beebe brothers on board the Swordfish (Ship). Images
14 Quit-claim deed and sale of land involving Wilcox and Alfred Beebe. Images


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