Redford Webster Sargent Collection

Manuscripts Collection 103

Overview of the Collection

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Sargent, Redford Webster, 1844-1901
Title: Redford Webster Sargent Collection
Dates: 1848-1936
Extent: ca. 86 items
Abstract: This collection contains business and personal papers, scrapbooks, clippings, and an unfinished biography of Sargent by his son, Redford Ames Sargent. Included is a journal kept by Redford Ames Sargent aboard the ship THOMAS DANA of Boston during a voyage 1888-1889
Identification: Coll. 103

Biography of Redford Webster Sargent

Redford Webster Sargent (1884-1901) was a ship master from Kittery, Maine. He was involved in commercial trade from Philadelphia to Liverpool, and later with British steamships in the Bombay trade, and with American Line steamers out of Philadelphia.

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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.


Sargent, Redford Amos

Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):

American Steamship Company


Great Britain–Commerce–India
India–Commerce–Great Britain
Liverpool (England)–Commerce


International trade
Seafaring life
Steamboat lines
Voyages and travels

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 103, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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


Papers; ca. 1860’s-1900’s
Box Folder
1 1 Papers; 1860’s (6 pieces )
2 Papers; 1870’s (12 pieces )
3 Papers; 1880’s (3 pieces )
4 Papers; 1890’s (40 pieces )
5 Papers; 1900’s (8 pieces )
6 Letter journal of a trip to Alaska; 1897 Oct 14 (41 pieces )
7 Photographs; undated (3 pieces )
8 Manuscript (xerox copy) by Redford Webster Sargent, relating experiences of the 1892 relief shipment of wheat to Russia; 1897? (1 pieces )
9 Biography of Redford Webster Sargent (unfinished) by his son, Redford Amos Sargent; undated (6 pieces )
10 Newspaper clippings pertaining to Redford Webster Sargent and Redford Amos Sargent; undated (6 pieces )
11 Life Saving Medal (1 pieces )
Volumes; 1848-1889
1 Journal of Amos Sargent, with the latter portion used as a scrapbook; 1848 Jan-May (1 pieces )
2 Journal of Julia H. (Sargent); 1876-1878 (1 pieces )
3 Journal kept by Redford Amos Sargent on board the Ship THOMAS DANA of Boston, Massachusetts, E.A. Gerrish, Master; 1888-1889 (1 pieces )
4 Scrapbook; 1860-1885 (1 pieces )

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