Edward P. Stinson collection

Manuscripts Collection 96

Overview of the Collection

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Stinson, Edward P.
Title: Edward P. Stinson collection
Dates: 1828-1869
Extent: ca. 150 pieces
Abstract: Correspondence, accounts, receipts, commercial drafts, notes, crew lists, bills of lading, freight lists, charter-parties, and clearance papers, reflecting Stinson’s activities as master of the ships ANNIE RICHMOND, GEORGE F. PATTEN, MARY SAWYER, OMAR PASHA, TEMPEST, and THALATTA. Includes correspondence between Stinson and his wife, Emily T. Stinson.
Identification: Coll.96

Biography of Edward P. Stinson

Edward P. Stinson was a ship master of Bath, Maine.

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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.


Stinson, Emily T.–Correspondence

Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):

Annie Richmond (Ship)
George F. Patten (Ship)
Mary Sawyer (Ship)
Omar Pasha (Ship)
Tempest (Ship)
Thalatta (Ship)



Document Types:

Bills of lading
Crew lists


Shipmaster’ spouses–Maine–Bath

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 96, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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Index to Personal and Corporate Names

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 W.D. Anderson in Box 1, Folder 6 of the collection.
Anderson, W.D. 1/6
Armistead, E.H. 1/12
Atlantic Fire and Marine Insurance Co. 1/9
Barber’s Ship Hotel 1/6
Baring Bros. & Co. 1/12
Baring, Frerel & Co. 1/6, 1/8
Bath Mutual Marine Insurance Co. 1/9, 1/12
Cibo, Francis 1/12
Cook & Smith 1/9
Croghan, Robert 1/8
D. Davis, Merchant Tailor 1/5
D.T. Percy Drygoods 1/4
Eastern Express Company 1/4
Edgar Thomas Drygoods 1/9
Elwell, Charles F. 1/9
Elwell, James W. 1/9
Engles and Brandoon 1/8
F.F. Muntz’s Patent Metal Co. 1/11
Ford, J.C. 1/4
Gumm, Charles 1/12
Haines, B.W. 1/3
Harris, David 1/4
Harrison, John 1/6
Harward, William 1/12
Harwood, Thomas 1/6
J. Bagshaw Cutlery 1/5
J.P. Witney & Co. 1/12
James Wilton, Chandler 1/11
John K. Gilliate & Co. 1/11
Jonathan G. Hardill & Co. 1/11
Joseph Eilliot, Chandler 1/9
L. Merchant & Co. 1/6, 1/9
Lactori, Victor A. 1/12
Leech, Harrison, & Forward 1/12
Lincoln Mutual Fire Insurance Co. 1/4
Maine Mutual Marine Insurance Co. 1/9
McManus, Robert 1/3
Merchants Marine Insurance Co. 1/6
Merritt & Robinson 1/10
Merrow & Fell 1/5
Neptune Insurance Co. 1/12
Owen, Benjamin 1/4
Randall, G.W. 1/3
Reed, S.B. 1/3
Riggs, Benjamin 1/3
S. Gardiner & Son 1/5, 1/6
Samuel D. Haley, Furniture 1/4
Stinson, David J. 1/3, 1/4
Stinson, Edward P. 1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 1/9, 1/10, 1/11, 1/12
Stinson, Emily T. 1/1, 1/2, 1/3
Thompson, A.T. 1/6
U. S. Consulate at Liverpool 1/8
U. S. Consulate at Trapani 1/6
Warrren, William 1/8
William and George Maples 1/6
Woodward, S. T. 1/3
Z. Hyde & Co. 1/4

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Index to Vessel Names

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 pilot boat ALABAMA in Box 1, Folder 6 of the collection.
ALABAMA (Pilot boat) 1/6
ANNIE RICHMOND (Ship) 1/6, 1/7
ARIEL (Ship) 1/8
MARY SAWYER (Bark) 1/6
OMAR PASHA (Ship) 1/10
PLIDEND (Schooner) 1/6
T. F. SECOR (Steamer) 1/6
TEMPEST (Ship) 1/11
THALATTA (Ship) 1/12

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Papers; 1828-1869
Box Folder
1 1 Letters from Edward P. Stinson to his wife Emily T. Stinson of Bath, Maine; 1856-1862 and undated
2 Letters from Emily T. Stinson to her husband Edward P. Stinson; undated
3 Miscellaneous letters mostly to Captain Stinson on various subjects dealing with shipping business; 1828-1861, and undated
4 Receipts pertaining to the household of Edward P. Stinson, including express, insurance, dry goods, grocery, furniture, chandlery, and taxes; 1855-1863
5 Receipts from various merchants of Liverpool, England for purchases by Edward P. Stinson; 1855-1863, and undated
6 Receipts and accounts for Edward P. Stinson, including freights, promissory, outfitting, pilotage, rooming house, consular, and provisionng; 1851-1869, and undated
7 Account, for expenditures incurred by the ship ANNIE RICHMOND, Edward P. Stinson, master; 1861 Sep 13-Oct 28
8 Papers pertaining to the ship ARIEL, including crew wage receipts, commerical draft receipts, crew list, and a letter; 1855 Mar 15-Jun 19
9 Papers pertaining to the ship GEORGE F. PATTEN, Edward P. Stinson, master, including insurance receipts, ship’s accounts, charter parties, freight receipts, bills of lading, and provisioning accounts; 1850-1859, and undated
10 Papers pertaining to the ship OMAR PASHA, including receipts and ship’s accounts; 1854-1855
11 Papers pertaining to the ship TEMPEST, including receipts, ship’s accounts, and commercial draft receipts; 1856-1857
12 Papers pertaining to the ship THALATTA, Edward P. Stinson, including ship’s accounts, receipts, commerical draft receipts, insurance receipts, charter parties, letters, freight lists, Custom House receipts, and manifests; 1858, 1893, and undated

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