|Repository:||G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport|
|Title:||Latham family collection|
|Extent:||ca. 120 items|
|Abstract:||Family correspondence, ships’ papers, and printed documents of the Latham family of Phoenixville Connecticut. Correspondence primarily between Captain Lorenzo (Jack) Latham,and his wife and children while he commanded the POINSETT (Brig), COMET (Steamship), FRANK PALMER (Schooner) and the ALBERT SHULTZ (Bark). Documents include his marriage certificate and several papers concerning the purchase, trade and sale of the ALBERT SHULTZ. The collection also includes correspondence between extended members and later generations of the family.|
The Latham family consisted of Captain Lorenzo (Jack) Latham; his wife Mary Ann Squire; and his children, Cora, Roy and Caro who lived in Phoenixville, Connecticut; as well as Captain Latham’s brothers, parents and descendants. Lorenzo Latham commanded several vessels including the POINSETT (Brig), COMET (Steamship), FRANK PALMER (Schooner) and the ALBERT SHULTZ (Barkentine). Captain Latham spent the final years of his life as a gatekeeper at Sailors’ Snug Harbor in New York.
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.
Latham, Lorenzo L.B. (d. 1902)
Latham, Mary Ann Squire (d. 1885)
Corporate Entities (Including Vessels):
Albert Shultz (Barkentine : 1875)
Frank Palmer (Schooner)
Sailors’ Snug Harbor
Coll. 281, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.
The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.
|Correspondence, Captain Latham to Mary Ann Squire; 1861-1882|
|Latham family correspondence; 1864-1956|
|1||5||Latham family correspondence; 1864-1889|
|6||Latham family correspondence; 1890-1898|
|7||Latham family correspondence; 1900-1909|
|8||Latham family correspondence; 1910-1917|
|9||Latham family correspondence; 1956|
|10||Latham family correspondence; undated|
|Ship’s papers, Albert Shultz (Bark); 1875-1880|
|1||11||Ship papers; 1875-1878|
|12||Ship papers; 1879-1880|
|Miscellaneous papers; 1860-1910|
|1||13||Printed documents; 1860-1910|
|14||Business, visiting and death announcement cards; ca. 1890|
|15||Photographs (copies); undated|
|1||Account book; Lorenzo L.B. Latham 1865-1869|
|2||Account book; Lorenzo L. B. Latham, includes expenses for Cora (Schooner); 1873|
|3||Account book; Lorenzo L.B. Latham, includes expenses for Albert Shultz (Barkentine); 1873-1878|
|4||Balance sheets; Lorenzo L.B.Latham, Albert Shultz (Barkentine) (Also includes expenses of Caro P. Latham, 1899); 1875-1878, 1899|
|5||Account book; Lorenzo L.B. Latham; 1880-1881|
|5||Account book; Lorenzo L.B. Latham, includes expenses for Chattanooga (Bark); 1881-1885|
|7||Accounts, addresses, and memos; Lorenzo L.B. Latham; 1868-1879|
|8||Household accounts; Lorenzo L.B. Latham; 1868-1879|
|9||Diary; A.B. Clark; 1889|