|Repository:||G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport|
|Creator:||Hurd, Jesse, ca. 1760-1831|
|Title:||Jesse Hurd Papers|
|Extent:||ca. 867 items|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of accounts, bills, receipts, bills of lading, promissory notes and correspondence contained in 20 file folders. There are also 14 volumes including account books, ledgers, and other various record books, detailing the business activities of Jesse, Jacob, Cyrus, and Charles Hurd. This material contains information on crews wages, cargoes, lumber, store accounts, shipyard business, personal accounts, ropewalk accounts, and shipbuilding activity.|
Jesse Hurd (1760-1831) was a shipbuilder, merchant, distiller, state legislator, and shipowner from Chatham, Connecticut, which was renamed East Hampton in 1915, during the early years of the 19th century. He was the son of Jacob Hurd Jr. (d. 1811), and married Drusilla Dart in 1788. Their children were Laura, Jesse, Charles, Drusilla, Cyrus, Nelson, Lavina, and Henry.
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.
Hurd, Jacob,–d. 1811
Chatham (Conn.) Connecticut–Politics and government
Freight and freightage
Merchant mariners–Salaries, etc.
Rope trade–Connecticut–East Hampton
Shipyards–Connecticut–East Hampton Stores
Account books–Connecticut–East Hampton
Bills of lading–Connecticut–East Hampton
Promissory notes–Connecticut–East Hampton
Coll. 66, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.
The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.
|2||1||Papers; 1828 Jan-May|
|2||Papers; 1828 Jun-Aug|
|3||Papers; 1828 Sep-Dec|
|4||Papers; 1829 Jan-Mar|
|5||Papers; 1829 Apr-Jun|
|6||Papers; 1829 Jul -Dec|
|8||Miscellaneous material; undated|
|1||Account book of Jesse Hurd containing accounts of slops, crew’s wages and cargo; 1821-1823|
|2||Account book of Jesse Hurd for lumber received; 1816-1817|
|3||Account book of Jesse Hurd for rum, tea, coffee, and tobacco; 1816|
|4||Account book of Jesse Hurd containing store accounts; 1817|
|5||Account book of Jesse Hurd containing general store accounts; 1816|
|6||Account book of Cyrus Hurd containing shipyard, store, and personal accounts; 1831|
|7||Record book of Jesse Hurd containing accounts of business and labor transactions; 1804-1819|
|8||Account book of Sloop ALFRED, George Pratt, master contains accounts of ships’ stores and cargoes; 1812-1815|
|9||Account book of Jesse Hurd containing ship, lumber, and cargo accounts, and mentioning Ship FORTITUDE; 1809-1810|
|10||Ledger of Charles Hurd in account with Jesse Hurd and others, containing store, lumber and ropewalk accounts; 1813-1815|
|11||Labor account book of Jesse Hurd for construction of a ship for Thomas and Gardner Child, containing shipbuilding and labor accounts; 1820-1821|
|12||Ledger of Jesse Hurd Jr., containing labor, ropewalk and store accounts; 1815-1818|
|13||Ledger of Charles Hurd in account with ropewalk workers, containing ropewalk, labor, and store accounts; 1806-1814|
|14||Account book of Jesse Hurd, containing shipbuilding, shipyard, labor and store accounts; 1801-1813|