|Repository:||G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport|
|Title:||Elam, George, and Thomas Eldridge Papers|
|Abstract:||This is a collection of correspondence, accounts, labor and salvage records, powers of attorney, and other papers, of Elam (1793-1870), George (1803-1881), and Thomas Eldridge (1807-1889), shipmasters and mariners of Mystic Bridge, Conn., relating to the smack ENERGY, smack SPLENDID, schooner PLUTARCH, schooner CHARLES & EDWARD, sloop MYSTIC and sloop GEORGE ELDRIDGE.|
Elam (1793-1870), George (1803-1881), and Thomas Eldridge (1807-1889) were the sons of George Eldridge (1770-1850) and Hannah Burrows (1767-1847) of Mystic, Connecticut. All three were shipmasters and mariners of Mystic Bridge, Connecticut, and were one of the Mystic families that helped to settle the Florida Keys.
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.
Eldridge, Elam, 1793-1870.
Eldridge, George, 1803-1881.
Eldridge, Thomas, 1807-1889.
Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):
Charles & Edward (Schooner)
George Eldridge (Sloop)
Florida Keys (Fla.)
Mystic Bridge (Conn.).
Coastwise shipping–Atlantic Coast (U.S.)
Powers of attorney
Coll. 62, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.
|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 sloop AMERICA in Box 1, Folder 4 of the collection.|
|AMERICA (Sloop)||1/4, 1/6, 1/8|
|ANN ELIZA (Brig)||1/7|
|Ashbey, Fish & Co.||1/9|
|Ashby, Pool & Co.||1/8|
|Beckwith, Caleb (Jr.)||1/7|
|Bethell, William C.||1/7|
|CAMPBELL (Revenue Cutter)||1/5|
|CHARLES & EDWARD (Schooner)||1/9|
|Crump, William C.||1/7|
|Eldredge, George (III)||1/9|
|Eldredge, John B.||1/9, 1/10|
|Eldredge, Nathan||1/6, 1/8|
|Eldredge, Thomas||1/6, 1/7, 1/9|
|Eldredge, William H.||1/4, 1/10|
|ELIZA CATHERINE (Sloop)||1/7, 1/8|
|Fish, James D.||1/8|
|Gardner & Packer||1/8|
|GEORGE ELDREDGE (Sloop)||1/8, 1/10|
|GRAND TURK (Ship)||1/5|
|HOPE (Schooner)||1/4, 1/5|
|Howe, Charles||1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 1/9|
|Howe, Sarah Ann||1/7|
|J & P Rhodes||1/4|
|KEY WEST (Sloop)||1/5, 1/8|
|Lord & Stocker||1/4|
|Maxwell, Wright & Co.||1/9|
|Meacham, George L.||1/7|
|Miner, Frederick D.||1/7|
|MOUNT VERNON (Sloop)||1/5|
|Nalk, Jacob R.||/18|
|Park, John C.||1/9|
|R. L. Maitland & Co.||1/8|
|Sawyer & Brightman||1/9|
|Sawyer, Winthrop||1/4, 1/8, 1/9|
|SYLPH (Schooner)||1/5, 1/6|
|Tift, ?||1/4, 1/6|
|Wall, William F.||1/7|
The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.
|1||1||Papers (primarily accounts) of Smack ENERGY, Schooner PLUTARCH, and Sloop MYSTIC; 1828-1835 42 pieces|
|2||Papers (accounts) of Sloop MYSTIC, Smack ENERGY, and Sloop GEORGE ELDREGE; 1836-1837 41 pieces|
|3||Papers (letters & miscellaneous accounts) of Schooner CHARLES & EDWARD, Sloop GEORGE ELDREGE; 1838 Jan – Jun 23|
|4||Papers (letters, accounts) of Schooner CHARLES & EDWARD, Sloop GEORGE ELDREGE; 1838 July – Dec 30|
|5||Papers (letters, accounts) of Schooner CHARLES & EDWARD, Sloop GEORGE ELDREGE; 1839 30|
|6||Papers (letters, accounts) of Schooner CHARLES & EDWARD, Sloop GEORGE ELDREGE; 1840 39|
|7||Papers (accounts) of Sloop GEORGE ELDREGE, miscellaneous letters, including one from Elam Eldredge to wife; 1841 36|
|8||Papers (letters, accounts) of Sloop GEORGE ELDREGE, Smack SPLENDID, miscellaneous personal accounts; 1842-1845 29|
|9||Papers (letters, accounts) of Schooner CHARLES & EDWARD, Sloop GEORGE ELDREGE; 1846-1867 44|
|10||Miscellaneous papers, accounts and letters; undated 30|
|1||Record book, labor accounts, recipes, poetry, accounts on board Smack ENERGY, personal accounts, labor on Ship SHEEPHERDESS, etc; 1830-1851|
|2||Accounts, records of monies received for “new sloop”, salvage accounts, Elam Eldredge in account with Sloop GEORGE ELDREDGE; 1837|
|3||Account book; Sloop MYSTIC; 1835|
|4||Accouts, Sloop MYSTIC, Sloop GEORGE ELDREDGE, Charles Howe in account with Elam Eldredge; 1835-1846|