Charles C. Sisson Papers

Manuscripts Collection 114

Overview of the Collection

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Sisson, Charles C., 1827-1885
Title: Charles C. Sisson Papers
Dates: 1863-1884
Extent: 9 volumes
Abstract: Journals (8 v., 1863-1882) reflecting 29 voyages of the ships CHANCELLOR, BRIDGEWATER, JEREMIAH THOMPSON, and THOMAS DANA (the latter three of which Sisson was master), sailing out of New York and Boston; and letter copybook (1881-1884).
Identification: Coll. 114

Biography of Charles C. Sisson

Charles Sisson (1827-1885) was a ship master from Mystic, Connecticut, who worked for Williams and Guion, Samuel Thompson’s Nephews, and Thayer and Lincoln. Sisson was master of the ships BRIDGERWATER, JEREMIAH THOMPSON, and THOMAS DANA.

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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.

Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):

Bridgewater (Ship)
Chancellor (Ship)
Jeremiah Thompson (Ship)
Samuel Thompson’s Nephew & Co.
Thayer & Lincoln
Thomas Dana (Ship)
Williams & Guion


International trade
Shipping–New York (State)–New York

Document Types:

Journals (accounts)
Letter books



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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 114, 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.

Volumes; 1881-1884
1 Letter copybook belonging to Charles C. Sisson; 1881-1884
2 Journal, Ship CHANCELLOR and Ship BRIDGEWATER; 1862-1864
3 Journal, Ship BRIDGEWATER; 1864-1867
4 Journal, Ship BRIDGEWATER; 1867-1869
5 Journal, Ship BRIDGEWATER; 1869-1871
6 Journal, Ship BRIDGEWATER, Ship JEREMIAH THOMPSON, and Ship THOMAS DANA; 1872-1877
7 Journal, Ship THOMAS DANA; 1877-1878
8 Journal, Ship THOMAS DANA; 1880-1881
9 Journal, Ship THOMAS DANA; 1881-1882

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