Records of the ship JULIUS CAESAR

Manuscripts Collection 167

Overview of the Records

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Julius Caesar (Ship)
Title: Records of the ship Julius Caesar
Dates: 1836-1837
Extent: 115 pieces
Abstract: The collection contains papers relevant to the JULIUS CAESAR’s 1836-1837 whaling voyage from New London to the south Atlantic grounds. Included are Articles of Agreement, Bill of Health, Manifest, a slop book, crew bills, and accounts, outfitting accounts with N. & W. W. Billings, and notebook for “oil delivered,” casks, and labor.
Identification: Coll. 167

History of the ship Julius Caesar

The JULIUS CAESAR was built in Sag Harbor, New York. During the period covered by these papers she was registered at New London, Connecticut, and owned by N. & W. W. Billings.

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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.


Whaling–South Atlantic Ocean
Whaling ships–Connecticut–New London

Document Types:

Agreements–Connecticut–New London


Whalers (Persons)–Connecticut–New London

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 167, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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Detailed Description of the Records

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


Ship Papers; 1836-1837
Box Folder
1 1 Articles of Agreement; 1936
2 Bill of Health; 1836 May 31
3 Manifest; 1836
4 Slop book; 1836
5 Crew accounts; 1836-1837
6 Crew bills; 1837
7 Bills; 1837
8 “Outfit of 1837”; 1837
9 Account with N. & W. W. Billings; 1836-1837
10 Four notebooks; oil delivered; cash book; labor book; misc. record book (April 13); 1837

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