|Repository:||G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport|
|Creator:||Gilderdale, George Dunn, 1824-1902|
|Title:||George Dunn Gilderdale Papers|
|Abstract:||This is a collection of correspondence, accounts, logbooks, notebooks, shipping documents, home remedies for ailments and diseases, etc. Topics include Gilderdale’s command of the bark PERU on a whaling and sealing voyage to the South Shetland Islands, the steamships EUTERPE and GENERAL SEDGEWICK, and the ship MARY AND SUSAN; his Civil War service in the U.S. Navy on board the U.S.S. ADOLPH HUGEL, ARLETTA, COMMODORE READ, and YANKEE; and flags and signals.|
George Dunn Gilderdale was a shipmaster of Mystic, Connecticut. Evidence indicates that he commanded vessels from the 1850’s through the 1870’s; among them the whaling/sealing bark PERU of New London, the ship MARY AND SUSAN, the brig THOMAS MOULDEN, the schooner WILMINGTON, and the steamships EUTERPE and GENERAL SEDGEWICK. During the Civil War, Gilderdale served aboard the U.S.S. ARLETTA, YANKEE, ADOLF HUGEL, and COMMODORE READE. In 1854 he married Elvira P. Andrews (d. 1883).
Restrictions on Access
Available for use in the Manuscripts Division
Restrictions on Use
Various copying restriction apply. Guidelines are available from the Manuscripts Division.
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 Bodies (Including Vessels):
Adolph Hugel (Schooner)
Commodore Read (Ferry)
General Sedgewick (Steamboat)
Mary and Susan (Ship)
United States. Navy
United States–History–Civil War, 1861-1865–Naval operations.
Medicine–Formulae, receipts, prescriptions
Sealing–Antarctica–South Shetland Islands
Signals and signaling
Whaling–Antarctica–South Shetland Islands
Coll. 44, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.
The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.