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Guide to the Graves Family Shipping Papers

MSN/EA 0506

 

Collection Summary

Title: Graves family shipping papers
Dates: 1812-1877 (bulk 1850-1875)
Collection No.: MSN/EA 0506
Creator: Graves, William, Jr. (1811-1877)
Extent: About 2500 manuscripts; 5 containers; 2.5 linear feet
Language: Collection material in English
Repository: University of Notre Dame. Hesburgh Libraries, Department of Special Collections. 102 Hesburgh Library, Notre Dame, IN 46556
Abstract: About 2500 manuscript business papers of the Graves family, captains and shipowners of Newburyport, Massachusetts, with an emphasis on the incoming correspondence of William Graves, Jr. (1811-1877) and records of his ships Castilian, George West, and Josiah L. Hale.

Selected Search Terms

Newburyport (Mass.) -- Business, industries, and trades -- Shipping
Shipping -- Massachusetts
Ships -- Cargo
Massachusetts -- Commerce
India -- Commerce -- United States
Great Britain -- Commerce -- United States
Graves, William, Jr. (1811-1877)
Graves, William (1785-1851)
George West (Ship)
Castilian (Ship)
Josiah L. Hale (Ship)

Administrative Information

Restrictions: There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Preferred Citation: Graves Family Shipping Papers, Department of Special Collections, Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame.

Acquisition and Processing Note: The Graves Family Shipping Papers were purchased by the Hesburgh Libraries in 2011, from Michael Brown Rare Books of Philadelphia (List 112, Item 21). Arranged and described 2011, by Sara Szakaly. Finding aid 2011-12, by Sara Szakaly and George Rugg.

Biographical Note

William Graves, Sr., was born at Salisbury, Massachusetts on 23 August 1785, the son of Mark and Abigail Green Graves. He must have worked aboard ship from an early age, for at 18 he was already master of the Salem brig Henry (William Ward, owner). From 1810 to 1817 he was captain of the Newburyport brig Abigail, making regular commercial voyages between Virginia and Europe. In 1809 Graves married Mary Pike of Salisbury; a son, William, Jr., was born on 21 March 1811. Mary Graves died in 1817; William subsequently married her sister, Susannah Pike, with whom he had two more sons: Alexander (1823-1869) and Edward (1831-1873). All three sons—William, Jr. and his two half-brothers—would become successful ship masters (and, like their father, members of the Newburyport Marine Society). From the 1820s into the 1840s Graves continued at sea, ultimately commanding at least 18 vessels; in several cases he is listed as part-owner. Among his ships mentioned in the present papers are Plutarch (1824-25) and Calumet (1826-1829), both of Newburyport. In the mid-1820s Graves moved his family from Salisbury to Newburyport; around this time, also, William Graves, Jr. would have begun making voyages on his father's ships, training for a career as a master mariner.

In 1834 the Salem merchants David Pingree and Emery Johnson entrusted the younger William Graves with the command of their bark Cynthia, bound for Canton, China. Graves made three voyages to China in Cynthia (1834-37) and six more as master of Pingree and Johnson's new and larger (595 tons) ship Thomas Perkins (1837-47). After more than a decade of near-continuous sailing in the China trade Graves found himself financially secure, and retired from the sea at age 37. He built a house at 56 High St., Newburyport, and married his 24-year-old cousin Mary Pike (1848). In 1849 he set up offices at 8 Ferry Wharf and with his business partner Micajah Lunt began buying substantial interests in sailing ships of the 1000-ton class, built in the shipyard of John Currier, Jr. of Newburyport. Among these vessels were Castilian (built 1849); Volant (1853); Gleaner (1854); George West (1855); Josiah L. Hale (1857); Kenmore (1861); Winona (1862); and Tennyson (1865). These ships engaged in commerce world-wide, contracting with merchants in foreign and domestic ports to carry every manner of cargo. For example, two contracts (or charter-parties) of 8 September 1862 stipulate that George West, then at Amsterdam, sail to Sunderland, England to take on a load of coal bound for Madras, in India; from Madras she was to proceed to Burma for a full cargo of rice, and return with that cargo to a port in northwest Europe. Graves and his fellow owners were to be paid £25 per keel (21.2 long tons) of coal delivered, and £4 per long ton for the rice. Charters between merchants and shipowners were typically arranged by a ship broker (in this case George Croshaw & Co. of London). Sometimes Graves contracted to carry passengers. In addition to the Newburyport ships indicated above, Graves bought shares in several Salem vessels, including the barks Arthur Pickering and Dragon. On occasion his ships were commanded by his brothers, Alexander and Edward, or by his brother-in-law Edmund J. Pike. Apart from managing his shipping business, Graves took an active role in civic affairs in Newburyport, serving as alderman and mayor. He was also president of the Newburyport Marine Society, president of Bartlett Steam Mills, and a director of the Merchants' National Bank. Graves was twice married, to Caroline Wells (d. 1838) and Mary Pike. He died on 1 September 1877 at the age of 66.

Three vessels co-owned by William Graves, Jr. figure prominently in the papers. The ship George West (1122 tons) was built by Currier in 1855. Graves was managing owner; also holding interests were Benjamin A. West of Salem, Robert Couch, Philip H. Blumpy, Joshua Hale, and John Currier, Jr. The ship's masters were Robert Couch (1855-60); George Lunt (1861-62); and Joseph W. Snow, Jr. (1862-64). George West was operated by Graves and his partners from 1855 to 1864, when she was sold at Liverpool to British interests. Prior to the Civil War she was much engaged in the Atlantic cotton trade. A second ship whose papers are well represented is Castilian (999 tons), built by Currier in 1849 and launched in early 1850; Micajah Lunt was the ship's first managing owner (1850-1857), followed by William Graves, Jr. (1857-1867). Her first master was Alexander Graves (1850-1860), who was succeeded by Nehemiah Proctor (1860-1863) and Edmund J. Pike (from 1863). Castilian was periodically engaged in the Peruvian guano trade, and made a number of voyages to ports in South and East Asia. In 1860 she carried 400 Africans from the seized slave ship Wildfire to Liberia on the west coast of Africa, under the aegis of the American Colonization Society. In 1857, Graves and his partners took receipt of the newly built Josiah L. Hale (1094 tons); masters were Jeremiah Lunt, Edward Graves (William's younger half-brother), Edmund Pike, and Samuel Pike. During some sixteen years of operation under Graves and his fellow owners, Hale travelled the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans, destined for ports in North and South America, northwest Europe, India, Burma, China, and Australia. The damaged ship was sold in 1873, to Norwegian interests.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists primarily of business letters and records retained by William Graves, Jr., in the course of managing his shipping interests after his retirement from the sea (1847). There are some 330 letters, 1850 to 1875, mostly directed to Graves (accompanied by a few retained copies of letters written by him). Much of this correspondence relates to the affairs of the ships George West, Castilian, and Josiah L. Hale. Many were written by the masters of these ships, who functioned as the owners' agent or proxy abroad. Among the most recurrent of these correspondents are Alexander Graves, Edward Graves, Edmund Pike, Samuel Pike, Robert Couch, Nehemiah Proctor, and James W. Snow. Because many of these men were Graves's relations there is often some personal content, but the letters were prompted by ship's business. There are also letters from bankers (including Barring Brothers, Graves's banker in London), ship brokers and commission merchants, and agents for other kinds of concerns. Also in the collection are a substantial number of records of the above-named ships. These include more than 460 items for George West (1855-1864); more than 880 for Castilian (1853-1866); and more than 670 for Josiah L. Hale (1857-1874). Record types include, but are not limited to, freight lists and accounts, receipts, disbursements, vouchers, customs papers, and insurance policies and charters, bearing on everything from the ship's itinerary and cargo to its outfitting, repairs, and crew. These are essentially business and financial records; strictly nautical records (like logs) are generally lacking. The collection also includes a small number of papers of William Graves, Sr. (around 70 items, 1812-1841).

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged into six series, as follows: 1. William Graves, Papers; 2. William Graves, Jr., Correspondence; 3. Ship George West, Records; 4. Ship Castilian, Records; 5. Ship Josiah L. Hale, Records; 6. Unidentified Ships, Records.

Related Material

Additional shipping records of William Graves, Jr. (the William Graves, Jr. Papers) are located in the Phillips Library of the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts. A letter book of William Graves, Jr. (William Graves Letter Book), with correspondence dating from 1846 to 1860, is held in the Baker Library at the Harvard Business School, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Container List

  • Series 1: William Graves, Papers 
    • Folder 1 (MSN/EA 0506-1) William Graves, Sr., miscellaneous documents, 1812-1825. 28 items.
      • Folder 2 (MSN/EA 0506-2) William Graves, Sr., miscellaneous documents, 1826-1841, n.d. 30 items.
        • Folder 3 (MSN/EA 0506-3) William Graves, Sr., Ship Plutarch documents, 1825. 4 items.
          • Folder 4 (MSN/EA 0506-4) William Graves, Sr., Ship Calumet documents, 1827-1828. 4 items.
          • Series 2: William Graves Jr., Correspondence 
            • Folder 5 (MSN/EA 0506-5) William Graves, Jr., correspondence, 1850-1852. 4 items.
              • Folder 6 (MSN/EA 0506-6) William Graves, Jr., correspondence, 1853. 13 items.
                • Folder 7 (MSN/EA 0506-7) William Graves, Jr., correspondence, 1854. 19 items.
                  • Folder 8 (MSN/EA 0506-8) William Graves, Jr., correspondence, 1855. 5 items.
                    • Folder 9 (MSN/EA 0506-9) William Graves, Jr., correspondence, 1856. 2 items.
                      • Folder 10 (MSN/EA 0506-10) William Graves, Jr., correspondence, 1857 February-October. 12 items.
                        • Folder 11 (MSN/EA 0506-11) William Graves, Jr., correspondence, 1857 November-December. 12 items.
                          • Folder 12 (MSN/EA 0506-12) William Graves, Jr., correspondence, 1858. 20 items.
                            • Folder 13 (MSN/EA 0506-13) William Graves, Jr., correspondence, 1859 January-June. 15 items.
                              • Folder 14 (MSN/EA 0506-14) William Graves, Jr., correspondence, 1859 August-December. 10 items.
                                • Folder 15 (MSN/EA 0506-15) William Graves, Jr., correspondence, 1860 January-April. 13 items.
                                  • Folder 16 (MSN/EA 0506-16) William Graves, Jr., correspondence, 1860 May-October. 23 items.
                                    • Folder 17 (MSN/EA 0506-17) William Graves, Jr., correspondence, 1861 January-April. 10 items.
                                      • Folder 18 (MSN/EA 0506-18) William Graves, Jr., correspondence, 1861 May-December. 11 items.
                                        • Folder 19 (MSN/EA 0506-19) William Graves, Jr., correspondence, 1862 January-August. 11 items.
                                          • Folder 20 (MSN/EA 0506-20) William Graves, Jr., correspondence, 1862 September-November. 9 items.
                                            • Folder 21 (MSN/EA 0506-21) William Graves, Jr., correspondence, 1863 January-May. 13 items.
                                              • Folder 22 (MSN/EA 0506-22) William Graves, Jr., correspondence, 1863 June-October. 16 items.
                                                • Folder 23 (MSN/EA 0506-23) William Graves, Jr., correspondence, 1863 November-December. 16 items.
                                                  • Folder 24 (MSN/EA 0506-24) William Graves, Jr., correspondence, 1864 January-September. 15 items.
                                                    • Folder 25 (MSN/EA 0506-25) William Graves, Jr., correspondence, 1864 October-December. 11 items.
                                                      • Folder 26 (MSN/EA 0506-26) William Graves, Jr., correspondence, 1865-1866. 8 items.
                                                        • Folder 27 (MSN/EA 0506-27) William Graves, Jr., correspondence, 1867. 10 items.
                                                          • Folder 28 (MSN/EA 0506-28) William Graves, Jr., correspondence, 1868-1869. 11 items.
                                                            • Folder 29 (MSN/EA 0506-29) William Graves, Jr., correspondence, 1870-1872. 11 items.
                                                              • Folder 30 (MSN/EA 0506-30) William Graves, Jr., correspondence, 1873 January-April. 18 items.
                                                                • Folder 31 (MSN/EA 0506-31) William Graves, Jr., correspondence, 1873 May-October. 15 items.
                                                                  • Folder 32 (MSN/EA 0506-32) William Graves, Jr., correspondence, 1874-1875. 3 items.
                                                                    • Folder 33 (MSN/EA 0506-33) William Graves, Jr., correspondence, n.d. 10 items.
                                                                    • Series 3: Ship George West, Records 
                                                                      • Folder 34 (MSN/EA 0506-34) [This folder is not in use].  
                                                                        • Folder 35 (MSN/EA 0506-35) Ship George West, miscellaneous documents, 1855 July-October. 18 items.
                                                                          Robert Couch, master.
                                                                          • Folder 36 (MSN/EA 0506-36) Ship George West, miscellaneous documents, 1855 November. 27 items.
                                                                            Robert Couch, master.
                                                                            • Folder 37 (MSN/EA 0506-37) Ship George West, miscellaneous documents, 1855 December. 13 items.
                                                                              Robert Couch, master.
                                                                              • Folder 38 (MSN/EA 0506-38) Ship George West, miscellaneous documents, 1856. 29 items.
                                                                                Robert Couch, master.
                                                                                • Folder 39 (MSN/EA 0506-39) Ship George West, miscellaneous documents, 1857 January-October. 25 items.
                                                                                  Robert Couch, master.
                                                                                  • Folder 40 (MSN/EA 0506-40) Ship George West, miscellaneous documents, 1857 November-December. 25 items.
                                                                                    Robert Couch, master.
                                                                                    • Folder 41 (MSN/EA 0506-41) Ship George West, miscellaneous documents, 1858 January-February. 23 items.
                                                                                      Robert Couch, master.
                                                                                      • Folder 42 (MSN/EA 0506-42) Ship George West, miscellaneous documents, 1858 Auguust-November. 15 items.
                                                                                        Robert Couch, master.
                                                                                        • Folder 43 (MSN/EA 0506-43) Ship George West, miscellaneous documents, 1859 February-June. 31 items.
                                                                                          Robert Couch, master.
                                                                                          • Folder 44 (MSN/EA 0506-44) Ship George West, miscellaneous documents, 1859 August-December. 27 items.
                                                                                            Robert Couch, master.
                                                                                            • Folder 45 (MSN/EA 0506-45) Ship George West, miscellaneous documents, 1860 April-December. 24 items.
                                                                                              Robert Couch, master.
                                                                                              • Folder 46 (MSN/EA 0506-46) Ship George West, miscellaneous documents, 1862 February-August. 15 items.
                                                                                                George Lunt, master.
                                                                                                • Folder 47 (MSN/EA 0506-47) Ship George West, miscellaneous documents, 1862 September. 50 items.
                                                                                                  George Lunt, master.
                                                                                                  • Folder 48 (MSN/EA 0506-48) Ship George West, miscellaneous documents, 1862 October-December. 33 items.
                                                                                                    George Lunt, master.
                                                                                                    • Folder 49 (MSN/EA 0506-49) Ship George West, miscellaneous documents, 1863 January-October. 14 items.
                                                                                                      Joseph W. Snow, master.
                                                                                                      • Folder 50 (MSN/EA 0506-50) Ship George West, miscellaneous documents, 1863 November. 23 items.
                                                                                                        Joseph W. Snow, master.
                                                                                                        • Folder 51 (MSN/EA 0506-51) Ship George West, miscellaneous documents, 1863 December. 28 items.
                                                                                                          Joseph W. Snow, master.
                                                                                                          • Folder 52 (MSN/EA 0506-52) Ship George West, miscellaneous documents, 1864. 20 items.
                                                                                                            Joseph W. Snow, master.
                                                                                                            • Folder 53 (MSN/EA 0506-53) Ship George West, miscellaneous documents, n.d. 9 items.
                                                                                                              • Folder 54 (MSN/EA 0506-54) Ship George West, insurance policies and charters, 1855-1863. 13 items.
                                                                                                              • Series 4: Ship Castilian, Records 
                                                                                                                • Folder 55 (MSN/EA 0506-55) Ship Castilian, miscellaneous documents, 1853-1856. 19 items.
                                                                                                                  Alexander Graves, master.
                                                                                                                  • Folder 56 (MSN/EA 0506-56) Ship Castilian, miscellaneous documents, 1857 February-May. 16 items.
                                                                                                                    Alexander Graves, master.
                                                                                                                    • Folder 57 (MSN/EA 0506-57) Ship Castilian, miscellaneous documents, 1857 June-December. 38 items.
                                                                                                                      Alexander Graves, master.
                                                                                                                      • Folder 58 (MSN/EA 0506-58) Ship Castilian, miscellaneous documents, 1858 January-February. 17 items.
                                                                                                                        Alexander Graves, master.
                                                                                                                        • Folder 59 (MSN/EA 0506-59) Ship Castilian, miscellaneous documents, 1858 March-April. 17 items.
                                                                                                                          Alexander Graves, master.
                                                                                                                          • Folder 60 (MSN/EA 0506-60) Ship Castilian, miscellaneous documents, 1858 May-July. 15 items.
                                                                                                                            Alexander Graves, master.
                                                                                                                            • Folder 61 (MSN/EA 0506-61) Ship Castilian, miscellaneous documents, 1858 August-September. 31 items.
                                                                                                                              Alexander Graves, master.
                                                                                                                              • Folder 62 (MSN/EA 0506-62) Ship Castilian, miscellaneous documents, 1859 January-June. 21 items.
                                                                                                                                Alexander Graves, master.
                                                                                                                                • Folder 63 (MSN/EA 0506-63) Ship Castilian, miscellaneous documents, 1859 September-October. 10 items.
                                                                                                                                  Alexander Graves, master.
                                                                                                                                  • Folder 64 (MSN/EA 0506-64) Ship Castilian, miscellaneous documents, 1859 November-December. 22 items.
                                                                                                                                    Alexander Graves, master.
                                                                                                                                    • Folder 65 (MSN/EA 0506-65) Ship Castilian, miscellaneous documents, 1860 January-April. 27 items.
                                                                                                                                      Alexander Graves, master.
                                                                                                                                      • Folder 66 (MSN/EA 0506-66) Ship Castilian, miscellaneous documents, 1860 May-June. 44 items.
                                                                                                                                        Nehemiah Proctor, master.
                                                                                                                                        • Folder 67 (MSN/EA 0506-67) Ship Castilian, miscellaneous documents, 1860 July-October. 9 items.
                                                                                                                                          Nehemiah Proctor, master.
                                                                                                                                          • Folder 68 (MSN/EA 0506-68) Ship Castilian, miscellaneous documents, 1860 January-February. 37 items.
                                                                                                                                            Nehemiah Proctor, master.
                                                                                                                                            • Folder 69 (MSN/EA 0506-69) Ship Castilian, miscellaneous documents, 1861 April-July. 25 items.
                                                                                                                                              Nehemiah Proctor, master.
                                                                                                                                              • Folder 70 (MSN/EA 0506-70) Ship Castilian, miscellaneous documents, 1861 August. 31 items.
                                                                                                                                                Nehemiah Proctor, master.
                                                                                                                                                • Folder 71 (MSN/EA 0506-71) Ship Castilian, miscellaneous documents, 1861 September-October. 15 items.
                                                                                                                                                  Nehemiah Proctor, master.
                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 72 (MSN/EA 0506-72) Ship Castilian, miscellaneous documents, 1861 November-December. 26 items.
                                                                                                                                                    Nehemiah Proctor, master.
                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 73 (MSN/EA 0506-73) Ship Castilian, miscellaneous documents, 1862 January. 40 items.
                                                                                                                                                      Nehemiah Proctor, master.
                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 74 (MSN/EA 0506-74) Ship Castilian, miscellaneous documents, 1862 June-December. 29 items.
                                                                                                                                                        Nehemiah Proctor, master.
                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 75 (MSN/EA 0506-75) Ship Castilian, miscellaneous documents, 1863 January. 14 items.
                                                                                                                                                          Nehemiah Proctor, master.
                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 76 (MSN/EA 0506-76) Ship Castilian, miscellaneous documents, 1863 March-April. 23 items.
                                                                                                                                                            Nehemiah Proctor, master.
                                                                                                                                                            • Folder 77 (MSN/EA 0506-77) Ship Castilian, miscellaneous documents, 1863 May-June. 31 items.
                                                                                                                                                              Edmund J. Pike, master.
                                                                                                                                                              • Folder 78 (MSN/EA 0506-78) Ship Castilian, miscellaneous documents, 1863 October-December. 17 items.
                                                                                                                                                                Edmund J. Pike, master.
                                                                                                                                                                • Folder 79 (MSN/EA 0506-79) Ship Castilian, miscellaneous documents, 1864 January-May. 11 items.
                                                                                                                                                                  Edmund J. Pike, master.
                                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 80 (MSN/EA 0506-80) Ship Castilian, miscellaneous documents, 1864 June. 25 items.
                                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 81 (MSN/EA 0506-81) Ship Castilian, miscellaneous documents, 1864 July-December. 25 items.
                                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 82 (MSN/EA 0506-82) Ship Castilian, miscellaneous documents, 1865 January-May. 32 items.
                                                                                                                                                                        Edmund J. Pike, master.
                                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 83 (MSN/EA 0506-83) Ship Castilian, miscellaneous documents, 1865 June-November. 35 items.
                                                                                                                                                                          Edmund J. Pike, master.
                                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 84 (MSN/EA 0506-84) Ship Castilian, miscellaneous documents, 1865 December. 29 items.
                                                                                                                                                                            Edmund J. Pike, master.
                                                                                                                                                                            • Folder 85 (MSN/EA 0506-85) Ship Castilian, miscellaneous documents, 1866 January-July. 16 items.
                                                                                                                                                                              Edmund J Pike, master.
                                                                                                                                                                              • Folder 86 (MSN/EA 0506-86) Ship Castilian, miscellaneous documents, 1866 August. 10 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                Edmund J Pike, master.
                                                                                                                                                                                • Folder 87 (MSN/EA 0506-87) Ship Castilian, miscellaneous documents, 1866 November. 19 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Edmund J. Pike, master.
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 88 (MSN/EA 0506-88) Ship Castilian, miscellaneous documents, 1867-1869. 32 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Edmund J. Pike, master.
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 89 (MSN/EA 0506-89) Ship Castilian, miscellaneous documents, n.d. 27 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 90 (MSN/EA 0506-90) Ship Castilian, miscellaneous documents, n.d. 28 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 91 (MSN/EA 0506-91) Ship Castilian, insurance policies and charters, 1853-1858. 6 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 92 (MSN/EA 0506-92) Ship Castilian, insurance policies and charters, 1859-1861 10 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Series 5: Ship Josiah L. Hale, Records 
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Folder 93 (MSN/EA 0506-93) Ship Josiah L. Hale, miscellaneous documents, 1857-1858. 21 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Folder 94 (MSN/EA 0506-94) Ship Josiah L. Hale, miscellaneous documents, 1859-1860. 23 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                Edward Graves, master.
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Folder 95 (MSN/EA 0506-95) Ship Josiah L. Hale, miscellaneous documents, 1861 March-June. 21 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Edward Graves, master.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 96 (MSN/EA 0506-96) Ship Josiah L. Hale, miscellaneous documents, 1861 September-October. 14 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Edward Graves, master.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 97 (MSN/EA 0506-97) Ship Josiah L. Hale, miscellaneous documents, 1861 November-December. 22 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Edward Graves, master.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 98 (MSN/EA 0506-98) Ship Josiah L. Hale, miscellaneous documents, 1862 February-May. 26 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Edward Graves, master.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 99 (MSN/EA 0506-99) Ship Josiah L. Hale, miscellaneous documents, 1862 June-November. 17 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Edward Graves, master.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 100 (MSN/EA 0506-100) Ship Josiah L. Hale, miscellaneous documents, 1863 March-May. 15 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Edward Graves, master.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Folder 101 (MSN/EA 0506-101) Ship Josiah L. Hale, miscellaneous documents, 1863 June. 15 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Edward Graves, master
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Folder 102 (MSN/EA 0506-102) Ship Josiah L. Hale, miscellaneous documents, 1863 July. 12 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Edward Graves, master
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Folder 103 (MSN/EA 0506-103) Ship Josiah L. Hale, miscellaneous documents, 1863 September-November. 15 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Edward Graves, master
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 104 (MSN/EA 0506-104) Ship Josiah L. Hale, miscellaneous documents, 1864 March-April. 20 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Edward Graves, master
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 105 (MSN/EA 0506-105) Ship Josiah L. Hale, miscellaneous documents, 1864 October-November. 17 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Edward Graves, master
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 106 (MSN/EA 0506-106) Ship Josiah L. Hale, miscellaneous documents, 1865-1867. 7 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Robert Nowell, master.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 107 (MSN/EA 0506-107) Ship Josiah L. Hale, miscellaneous documents, 1868 February-March. 19 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          David P. Page, master.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 108 (MSN/EA 0506-108) Ship Josiah L. Hale, miscellaneous documents, 1868 April-December. 12 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            David P. Page, master.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Folder 109 (MSN/EA 0506-109) Ship Josiah L. Hale, miscellaneous documents, 1869 January-April. 12 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Edmund J. Pike, master.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Folder 110 (MSN/EA 0506-110) Ship Josiah L. Hale, miscellaneous documents, 1869 May-September. 17 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Edmund J. Pike, master.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Folder 111 (MSN/EA 0506-111) Ship Josiah L. Hale, miscellaneous documents, 1869 December. 22 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Edmund J. Pike, master.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 112 (MSN/EA 0506-112) Ship Josiah L. Hale, miscellaneous documents, 1870 February-April. 25 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Edmund J. Pike, master.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 113 (MSN/EA 0506-113) Ship Josiah L. Hale, miscellaneous documents, 1870 September. 13 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Edmund J. Pike, master.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 114 (MSN/EA 0506-114) Ship Josiah L. Hale, miscellaneous documents, 1870 October-November. 50 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Edmund J. Pike, master.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 115 (MSN/EA 0506-115) Ship Josiah L. Hale, miscellaneous documents, 1871 June. 3 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Samuel W. Pike, master.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 116 (MSN/EA 0506-116) Ship Josiah L. Hale, miscellaneous documents, 1872 January-February. 15 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Samuel W. Pike, master.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Folder 117 (MSN/EA 0506-117) Ship Josiah L. Hale, miscellaneous documents, 1872 March. 17 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Samuel W. Pike, master.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Folder 118 (MSN/EA 0506-118) Ship Josiah L. Hale, miscellaneous documents, 1872 April-November. 14 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Samuel W. Pike, master.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Folder 119 (MSN/EA 0506-119) Ship Josiah L. Hale, miscellaneous documents, 1873 January-March. 10 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Samuel W. Pike, master.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 120 (MSN/EA 0506-120) Ship Josiah L. Hale, miscellaneous documents, 1873 January-March. 27 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Samuel W. Pike, master.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 121 (MSN/EA 0506-121) Ship Josiah L. Hale, miscellaneous documents, 1873 January-March. 26 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Samuel W. Pike, master.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 122 (MSN/EA 0506-122) Ship Josiah L. Hale, miscellaneous documents, 1873 March-May. 8 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Samuel W. Pike, master.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 123 (MSN/EA 0506-123) Ship Josiah L. Hale, miscellaneous documents, 1873 April. 30 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Samuel W. Pike, master.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 124 (MSN/EA 0506-124) Ship Josiah L. Hale, miscellaneous documents, 1873 May. 15 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Samuel W. Pike, master.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Folder 125 (MSN/EA 0506-125) Ship Josiah L. Hale, miscellaneous documents, 1873 June-1874. 11 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Samuel W. Pike, master.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Folder 126 (MSN/EA 0506-126) Ship Josiah L. Hale, miscellaneous documents, n.d. 40 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Folder 127 (MSN/EA 0506-127) Ship Josiah L. Hale, insurance policies and charters, 1859. 4 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 128 (MSN/EA 0506-128) Ship Josiah L. Hale, insurance policies and charters, 1860-1871. 6 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Series 6: Unidentified Ships, Records 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 129 (MSN/EA 0506-129) Documents from unidentified ships, 1847-1861. 17 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 130 (MSN/EA 0506-130) Documents from unidentified ships, 1862-1867. 22 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 131 (MSN/EA 0506-131) Documents from unidentified ships, 1868-1877. 17 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 132 (MSN/EA 0506-132) Documents from unidentified ships, n.d. 2 items.