Maritime documents

Maritime documents collection, 1766–1951.
6 boxes, plus 22 oversize folders (2.5 linear feet).
About the collection

A collection of records related to maritime commerce. Records include: correspondence; invoices; bills of lading; ship manifests; freight lists; payroll sheets; bills of sale (for vessels); and customs declarations. Includes a small quantity of business correspondence addressed to Alfred Cope, Henry Cope, and Thomas P. Cope. The collection also includes ship passes, powers of attorney, shipping articles, insurance papers, ship surveys, charter party agreements, bunkering contracts, bills and receipts, bills of exchange, broadsides, and land deeds.

Types of material
  • Bills of lading
  • Broadsides
  • Correspondence
  • Deeds
  • Powers of attorney
  • Receipts (financial records)
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