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Samuel G. Glover (Ship) Papers

Samuel G. Glover (Ship) Papers

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SAMUEL G. GLOVER (SHIP) PAPERS, 1867-1869





Collection Summary

Repository:The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum 132 Essex Street Salem, MA 01970 Phone: 978-745-9500 Fax: 978-531-1516
Creator:Samuel G. Glover (Ship)
Title:Samuel G. Glover (Ship) Papers
Dates:1867/1869
Quantity:2.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Abstract:The Samuel G. Glover (Ship) Papers contains records of the purchase, operation, and sale of the ship as well as some papers related to the ship Pocahontas.
Collection Number:MH 204

Series List


SERIES I. Papers Related to the Purchase of the Ship
SERIES II. Papers Related to the Operation of the Ship
SERIES III. Papers Related to the Sale of the Ship
SERIES IV. Correspondence, J. Winthrop Taylor and Forest Waterman
SERIES V. Papers Related to the Ship Pocahontas
SERIES VI. Miscellaneous Material

Scope and Content Note

The Samuel G. Glover (Ship) Papers contains records of the purchase, operation, and sale of the ship as well as some papers related to the ship Pocahontas. It has been organized into six series.


Series I. Papers Related to the Purchase of the Ship contains a memo of sale for the Samuel G. Glover to Foster Waterman and others.


Series II. Papers Related to the Operation of the Ship contains bills and receipts, accounts, crew lists, legal documents, insurance policies, owners' instructions, and more for journeys from Boston to Hamburg. It has been divided into eight subseries.


Series III. Papers Related to the Sale of the Ship includes a memo of sale, correspondence, and instructions regarding the sale of the Samuel G. Glover to Nathaniel H. Emmons and others.


Series IV. Correspondence Between J. Winthrop Taylor and Forest Waterman consists of material related to Taylor's interest in the Samuel G. Glover.


Series V. Papers Related to the Ship Pocahontas contains a receipt for payment from the earnings of the ship, a request by her first mate for a position on another Waterman ship, and an account of his wages paid.


SERIES VI. Miscellaneous Material includes a receipt for passage of a passenger home, a letter from H. O. Briggs to the owners of the Samuel G. Glover, a request to Foster Waterman to purchase windows, and a letter concerning the handling of some damaged cargo.


Historical Sketch

The Samuel G. Glover was built at Charlestown Neck, Massachusetts, by Joshua Magoun in 1857 for Thaddeus Nichols and Theodore Glover of Boston, and Calvin and William Adams of New York. She was a two-decked bulk carrier with a registered tonnage of 910.44 tons, was 161 feet long, had a beam of 34 feet, a depth-of-hold of 22 feet, and drew 20 feet of water. Foster Waterman and others purchased the Samuel G. Glover on August 1, 1867, for $37,000. Under Waterman's management, with John Dreyer as master, she made a voyage to San Francisco with general merchandise, sailed to Valparaiso, Chile, in ballast, and entered into a charter party to carry guano to Europe. She sailed from Valparaiso to Callao and Chincha Islands, Peru, and loaded guano for Hamburg. While on the Hamburg leg of the voyage, Waterman sold the ship to Nathaniel H. Emmons and others on February 13, 1869, for $33,000, the ship to be transferred after safe arrival at Hamburg. Captain Dreyer surrendered the ship to Captain Lewis F. Miller on May 13, 1869. The 1876 MVUS lists it as "sold foreign." She is no longer listed as American registered after 1875. Her ultimate fate is not known.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in Philcat. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Dreyer, John
Emmons, Nathaniel H.
Glover, Theodore
Taylor, J. Winthrop
Waterman, Forest
Pocohantas (Ship)
Samuel G. Glover (Ship)
Stevens, Baker, and Company
Williams, Blanchard and Company
Cargo handling--Guano
Crew lists
Freight and freightage--Guano
Marine insurance
Shipping

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.


Administrative Information

Copyright

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscript Librarian in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Preferred Citation

Samuel G. Glover (Ship) Papers, MH 204, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

The provenance of this collection is unknown.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Robert F. Craig, November 2005. Updated by Tamara Gaydos, April 2016.


Related Material


American Lloyd's Register of American and Foreign Shipping. New York: n.p., various dates.


Merchant Vessels of the United States. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, various dates.


Sawyer, Timothy T. Old Charlestown: Historical, Biographical, Reminiscent. Boston: J.H. West, 1902.


"List of Vessels Built Boston and Vicinity." Miscellaneous manuscript. Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts.


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