Biography of Benjamin D. Cleveland
Benjamin D. Cleveland was an active whaling master from 1883 to 1921, and a shipowner from New Bedford, Massachusetts. During 1916-1917 Cleveland owned the whaling bark CHARLES W. MORGAN and sailed her as master for one voyage. (See collection #19).
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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Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):
Charles W. Morgan (Bark)
R.S. Graham (Schooner)
William A. Graber (Schooner)
Journals (accounts) Logs (records)
Whaling masters–Massachusetts–New Bedford
Coll. 93, 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.
|1||1||Outfitting account for the Bark CHARLES W. MORGAN, Benjamin D. Cleveland, master and owner for a whaling voyage to the vicinity of Desolation Island; 1916 May 27-Sep 1|
|2||Photographs of whaling scenes taken on board the Bark CHARLES W. MORGAN, including two of the whale boats, one dipping the case, and one hoisting a section of the whale on board.; undated|
|3||Papers pertaining to Benjamin D. Cleveland, including memorandum receipts for the purchase and sale of stocks, in addition to notes of computations; 1911, 1923-1924 plus undated|
|1||Outfitting account for the Schooner R. S. GRAHAM; journal kept by Benjamin D. Cleveland, master, on board the Bark CHARLES W. MORGAN, for a whaling voyage to the vicinity of Desolation Island; inventory, of sperm and sea elephant oil stowed on board the Bark CHARLES W. MORGAN; 1899 Jul 17-Aug 21; 1916 Sep 5-1917 Oct 22; 1916 Nov 13-1917 May 3|
|2||Outfitting account of the Brig LEANORA; personal accounts of Benjamin D. Cleveland, including shares in the Schooners FREDERICK ROSSNER, ANNIE LORD, CITY OF GEORGETOWN and Bark WANDERER, in addition to stocks, bonds, and rents; 1901 May 24-1902 Jul 30; 1902-1925|
|3||Slops account kept on board the Brig DAISY, for crew members; also contains ships accounts of Benjamin D. Cleveland, master of the Brig DAISY; 1905 Jun 6-1906 Jun 8; 1905 Jun 6-1906 Jun 20|
|4||Journal kept by Benjamin D. Cleveland on board the Brig DAISY for a voyage to the Desolation Island whaling grounds, also contains a crew list; 1905 Jun 6-1907 Nov 9|
|5||Outfitting account of the Brig DAISY, Benjamin D. Cleveland, agent; Ships account of the Brig DAISY, and abstract record of whales taken for the Schooner W. A. GRABER; 1911 Aug 21-Oct 31; 1912 Mar 18; 1917 Jun 22-1919 Aug 13|