David Cushman Papers

Manuscripts Collection 254

Overview of the Collection

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Cushman, David, ship captain
Title: David Cushman Papers
Dates: 1851-1869
Extent: 4 items
Abstract: Logs/journals relating to Cushman’s activities as master of ships PROSPERO and KINGFISHER and bark DELPHOS and account book reflecting his vessel and personal accounts.
Identification: Coll. 254

Biography of Captain David Cushman

David Cushman was a ship captain.

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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):

Delphos (Bark)
Kingfisher (Ship)
Prospero (Ship)


Voyages and travels

Document Types:

Account books
Journals (accounts)


Ship captains–United States

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 254, 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.


Logs, Journals, Account book; 1851-1869
1 Journal/Log; Ship PROSPERO, David Cushman, master; 1851 Aug-1852 May
2 Journal Log; Ship PROSPERO, Bark DELPHOS, and Ship KINGFISHER, David Cushman, master; 1852 Jul-1860 Jun
3 Journal/Log; Ship KINGFISHER, David Cushman, master; 1860 Jun-Oct
4 Account book, Vessel & Personal Accounts; David Cushman; 1851-1869

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