Jonathan P. Lund Papers

Manuscripts Collection 49

Overview of the Collection

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Lund, Jonathan P., 1796-1874
Title: Jonathan P. Lund Papers
Dates: 1830-1862
Extent: 150 pieces
Abstract: This is a collection of Ships’ accounts, accounts relating to Acushnet Paper Mill and candle paper works, bills of sale for shares in New Bedford, Mass., whaling vessels, indentures (tinplate working), and insurance policies for both whaling vessels and paper mill and stock. Vessels represented include the ships ABIGAIL, BRAGANZA, CONDOR, and PARACHUTE, and barks LEBARON, MORNING LIGHT, OSCEOLA, and TUSCALOOSA.
Identification: Coll. 49

Biography of Jonathan P. Lund

Jonathan P. Lund (1796-1874) was a manufacturer of tinware in Acushnet, Massachusetts. He was also in partnership with Charles W. Morgan (candle paper making) and owned shares in New Bedford, Massachusetts, whaling vessels.

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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 Bodies (Including Vessels):

Abigail (Ship)
Acushnet Paper Mill
Braganza (Ship)
Condor (Ship)
Le Baron (Bark)
Morning Light (Bark)
Osceola (Bark)
Parachute (Ship)
Tuscaloosa (Bark)


Paper mills–Massachusetts–Acushnet
Tinplate industry–Massachusetts–Acushnet
Whaling–Massachusetts–New Bedford
Whaling ships–Massachusetts–New Bedford

Document Types:

Bills of sale
Insurance policies



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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 49, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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Index to Vessel Names

NOTE: The fraction(S) indicate the Box and Folder numbers where that particular reference can be found. For example, the researcher will find information about the ship ABIGAIL in Box 1, Folder 1 of the collection.
ABIGAIL (Ship) 1/1, 1/10, 1/11, 1/12, 1/16
ALABAMA (Bark) 1/2
BRAGANZA (Ship) 1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/11, 1/12
CAROLINA (Ship) 1/5
CHILE (Ship) 1/9
CONDOR (Ship) 1/3, 1/10, 1/11, 1/12, 1/16
COPIA (Ship) 1/2
CORAL (Ship) 1/2
COWPER (Ship) 1/9
FACITUS (Ship) 1/8
FORMOSA (Ship) 1/8
GERTRUDE (Ship) 1/2
GLADIATOR (Ship) 1/3
HELEN (Sloop) 1/2, 1/3
INDIA (Ship) 1/3
INEZ (Ship) 1/3
JAVA (Ship) 1/2
JOHN & EDWARD (Ship) 1/2
JOHN and ELIZABETH (Ship) 1/3
KREMLIN (Bark) 1/1
Le BARON (Bark) 1/4, 1/8, 1/12
LEXINGTON (Bark) 1/9, 1/12, 1/16
MAGNOLIA (Ship) 1/1, 1/10, 1/11
MARCH (Brig) 1/2
MARCUS (Ship) 1/3
MARONGO (Ship) 1/2
MASSASOIT (Bark) 1/1
MECHANICS (Ship) 1/2
MERCURY (Ship) 1/1
MORNING LIGHT (Bark) 1/5, 1/16
NAVIGATOR (Ship) 1/1
NIGEE (Schooner) 1/3
OCMULGEE (Ship) 1/1
OSCEOLA (Bark) 1/6
PACIFIC (Ship) 1/2
PARACHUTE (Ship) 1/7, 1/9, 1/12, 1/16
RAJAH (Bark) 1/3
ROMAN (Ship) 1/2
SARAH (Ship) 1/1
SPRAY (Steamer) 1/1, 1/5
SWA 1/3
TELEGRAPH (Steamboat) 1/7
TUSCALOOASA 1/8, 1/12, 1/16

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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


Papers 1830-1862
Box Folder
1 1 Accounts; Ship ABIGAIL; 1852-1856
2 Accounts; Ship BRAGANZA; 1850-1855
3 Accounts; Ship CONDOR; 1848-4860
4 Accounts; Bark LE BARON; 1842-1844
5 Accounts; Bark MORNING LIGHT; 1856-1859
6 Accounts; Bark OSCEOLA; 1852-1862
7 Accounts; Ship PARACHUTE; 1840-1860
8 Accounts; Bark TUSCALOOSA; 1843-1845
9 Accounts; Jonathan P. Lund with Benjamin B. Howland in reference to various vessels; 1845-1858
10 Accounts; Jonathan P. Lund with Charles W. Morgan in reference to Acushnet Paper Mill, candle paper, sperm oil, and various vessels; 1843-1857
11 Accounts; Jonathan P. Lund with William G. E. Pope in reference to various vessels; 1850-1856
12 Bills of sale of shares of whaling vessels; 1840-1859
13 Accounts; Jonathan P. Lund with Charles W. Morgan (candle paper); 1842-1854
14 Indentures (apprentices bound to Jonathan P. Lund to learn tin plate working); 1832-1852
15 Insurance policies on paper stock and paper mill in Fairhaven, Massachusetts; 1844-1845
16 Marine insurance policies on various whaling vessels; 1840-1856
17 Insurance policy premium renewal receipts and promissory notes related thereto; 1842-1855

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