|Repository:||G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport|
|Creator:||Bliven, George W.|
|Title:||George W. Bliven Papers|
|Abstract:||The papers contain bills, statements for sperm oil, bills of lading, receipts, and journal (1868-1871) of a voyage by the bark ELIZABETH SWIFT, trapped in the Arctic ice pack with 29 other vessels in Sept. 1871. Other vessels represented include barks FANNY and A.J. POPE.|
George W. Bliven was a whaling master from New Bedford, Massachusetts. He was master of the barks FANNY, NAUTILUS, and the ELIZABETH SWIFT when that vessel was trapped in the Arctic ice pack along with 29 other vessels in September 1871.
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.
Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):
A.J. Pope (Bark)
Elizabeth Swift (Bark)
Marine accidents–Arctic Ocean
Bills of lading
Whaling masters–Massachusetts–New Bedford
Coll. 108, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.
The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.
|1||1||Bills, statements for sperm oil, bills of lading, receipts, etc. for whaling Barks FANNY, A .J. POPE, and ELIZABETH SWIFT; 1861-1870|
|2||George W. Bliven, personal certificates, bills, etc. ca. 1880|
|1||Account book, Bark FANNY with George Bliven, master; 1860-1863|
|2||Journal, Whaling Bark ELIZABETH SWIFT, Bliven, master; 1868-1871|
|3||Typed copy of ELIZABETH SWIFT journal (i.e. vol.2)|