Collection of Charles E. Palmer

Manuscripts Collection 149

Overview of the Collection

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Palmer, Charles E., 1847-1913
Title: Collection of Charles E. Palmer
Dates: 1869-1913
Extent: 70 pieces
Abstract: The collection includes diaries, bills, documents, ledgers, checkbooks, and account books, relating to Palmer’s oystering activities. Also included is a logbook (1897) for the oyster steamer ITHIEL, of which Palmer was master.
Identification: Coll. 149

Biography of Charles E. Palmer, 1847-1913

Charles E. Palmer (1847-1913) was an oyster fisherman in Riverside, Connecticut.

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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):

Ithiel (Steamboat)


Riverside (Greenwich, Fairfield County, Conn.)


Oyster fisheries–Connecticut
Oyster industry–Connecticut

Document Types:

Account books


Fishers–Connecticut–Riverside (Greenwich, Fairfield County)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 149, 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; 1869-1913
Box Folder
1 1 Bills, receipts, letters, documents, memo, etc., relative to the oystering activities of Charles E. Palmer; 1869-1912 (40 pieces )
2 Oystering grounds applications, New Haven/Bridgeport area; 1901 (10 pieces )
3 Shipping tags and business cards (9 pieces )
Box Folder
2 1 Account book: Stamford National Bank with Charles E. Palmer; 1880-1892
2 Check book: Charles E. Palmer; 1892-1898
3 16 checkbooks: Charles E. Palmer; 1896-1908
4 7 checkbooks: Stamford National Bank; 1884-1913
Volumes; 1871-1913
1 Logbook: Steamer ITHIEL; Charles E. Palmer, master; 1901
2 Diary: Charles E. Palmer; 1882
3 Diary: Charles E. Palmer; 1883
4 Account book: Charles & George Palmer (cost of building sloop CLARA A. PALMER); 1871-1873
5 Memo and account book; 1875-1880
6 Ledger: Charles E. Palmer & Sons; 1894-1901
7 Ledger: Charles E. Palmer & Sons; 1901-1913

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