Records of the Yacht CARITAS

Manuscripts Collection 61

Overview of the Records

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Caritas (Yacht)
Title: Records of the yacht Caritas
Dates: 1922-1932.
Extent: 250 pieces
Abstract: This is a collection of records relating chiefly to design, construction, and fitting out expenses, and running expense books for maintaining the yacht, including deck accounts, general and engineering expenses, and steward’s accounts. Also includes correspondence, agreements, and specifications.
Identification: Coll. 61

History of the Yacht CARITAS

Caritas was built in Kiel, Germany, for Joseph Percy Bartram in 1925; designed by Cox and Stevens, marine engineers and yacht designers of New York, N.Y.; after her maiden voyage, chiefly sailed out of Stamford, Conn., and New York, N.Y.

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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.


Bartram, Joseph Percy.

Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):

Cox and Stevens.


Marine engineering. Naval architecture.
Yacht building–Germany–Kiel.
Yacht designers–New York (State)–New York.
Yachts–New York (State)–New York.

Document Types:


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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 61, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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Detailed Description of the Records

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


Records 1922-1932
Box Folder
1 1 Account book; 1922 Apr 21 – 1923 Jul 31
2 Papers in relation to design changes and payments; 1925 Mar 2 – May 16
3 Account book; 1922 Mar – Dec
4 Account book; 1923
5 Account book; 1923 Aug – 1925 Oct
6 Account book; 1924
7 Account book; 1925
8 Design and construction details for builder; 1925 Jan
9 Progress reports, furniture costs, crew’s salary, etc; 1925 May – Jun
10 Miscellaneous furniture and plumbing bills, clearance instructions from Germany; 1925 Jun – Jul
11 Miscellaneous bills, and launching report; 1925 Jul – Aug
12 Account book; 1925 Aug – 1927 Sep
13 Shipyard bills in Germany; undated
14 Speed trials report, and miscellaneous bills; 1925 Sep
15 Miscellaneous fitting out bills; 1925 Oct – Nov
16 Account book; J. P. Bartram; 1926
17 Miscellaneous bills; 1926
18 Account book; J. P. Bartram; 1927
19 Miscellaneous bills; 1927
Box Folder
2 1 Bills and receipts; 1927 Jul – Sep
2 Bills and receipts; 1927 Oct – Dec
3 Account book; J. P. Bartram; 1928
4 Account book; J. P. Bartram; 1929 May – Oct
5 Account book; J. P. Bartram; 1929
6 Account book; J. P. Bartram; 1929 May – 1930 Sep
7 Account book; J. P. Bartram; 1930- 1932

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