Biography of Charles Oliver Iselin
An avid yachtsman, Charles Oliver Iselin was a member of the New York Yacht Club.
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.
Dunraven, Windham Thomas Wyndham-Quin. (1841-1926)
New York Yacht Club
America’s Cup races
Yacht building–United States
Yacht racing–United States
Journals (accounts)–United States
Logs (records)–United States
Coll. 85, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.
Detailed Description of the Collection
The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.
Papers; 1893-1902. Volumes; 1893-1903.
|1||1||Papers pertaining to America’s Cup yacht Defender, including construction contract, letters, and balance sheet. Images|
|2||Papers pertaining to the schooner yacht Intrepid, including a charter party, and a receipt of payment. Images|
|3||Letters pertaining to a yachting crew position, and good luck charms. Images|
|4||Papers pertaining to America’s Cup yacht race, including letters, agreements, memorandum, and wind tables for Sandy Hook, N.J.. Images|
|5||Papers pertaining to America’s Cup yacht race, including letters, insurance bills, and wind tables for Sandy Hook, N.J.. Images|
|6||Letters pertaining to outfitting a yacht for America’s Cup race. Images|
|7||Letters pertaining to construction and outfitting a yacht for America’s Cup race, including mostly sails and crew. Images|
|8||Papers pertaining to America’s Cup Yacht, including letters, a telegram, and a construction contract. Images|
|9||Papers pertaining to America’s Cup yacht, including letters on outfitting and crew, and an original poem proposing the name of GOLDEN ROD. Images|
|10||Letters pertaining to America’s Cup yacht, mostly concerning chartering, construction, crew, outfitting, and press coverage. Images|
|11||Correspondence pertaining to America’s Cup yacht Columbia, including outfitting, a mooring request, and an original poem. Images|
|12||Papers including a charter party for the steamer St. Michales, letters, and ship’s documents for the yacht COLUMBIA.. Images|
|13||Balance sheets for operating expenses charged to the yacht Columbia.. Images|
|14||Abstract Log for the steamer St. Michaels, used as a tender to the yacht Columbia. Images|
|15||Papers, pertaining to the yacht Columbia, including N.Y.Y.C. certification of class, resolution of congratulations on race results, and yacht inventories. Images|
|16||Address to the officers and crew of the yacht Columbia, by S. Oliver Iselin upon disbanding. (9 copies). Images|
|17||Letter proposing race rule changes for America’s Cup. Images|
|18||Papers pertaining to forthcoming America’s Cup race, including letters, telegrams, and rough notes.. Images|
|19||Papers including two inventories, a crew list, and two equipment brochures. Images|
|20||Volume 1; Ledger for expenses charged to the yacht Columbia. Images|
|2||1||Volume 2; Scrapbook of letters telegrams, memorandum, clippings, and orders pertaining to the America’s Cup yachts VIGILANT, DEFENDER, and COLUMBIA. Images|
|2||Volume 3; Scrapbook, of letters, telegrams, notes, clippings, and certificates pertaining to the America’s Cup yacht RELIANCE. Images|
|3||Volume 4; Journal kept on board the yacht RELIANCE, defender of America’s Cup. Images|
|4||Volume 5; Typescript copy of Journal (Volume 4); 1903 Apr 29 – Sep 3.|