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Susanna Cummings (Ship) records

Susanna Cummings (Ship) records

Descriptive Summary

Title: Susanna Cummings (Ship) records
Creator: Susanna Cummings (Ship)
Inclusive Dates: 1840-1846
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.9 Linear Feet 2 document boxes, 1 oversized folder
Collection Number: ms2809
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Susanna Cummings (Ship) out of Portsmith, New Hampshire. The Susanna Cummings operated between Portsmith, Boston, Massachusetts; New York, N.Y.; Baltimore, Maryland; Savannah, Georgia; Mobile, Alabama; and Liverpool, England.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers relating to the ship Susanna Cummings (Portsmith, N.H.) including correspondence, bills, receipts, vouchers, freight lists, inventories, cargo manifests, custom house receipts, disbursements, and accounts. The materials document the ship's commercial voyages between the United States and England, and detail cotton and commodity prices, ship damage due to a storm off England and the settlement of claims.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Susanna Cummings (Ship) records, ms2809, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 May 7.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Business records.
Commercial products -- United States.
Cotton trade -- Southern States.
Mobile (Ala.)
Savannah (Ga.)
Shipping -- United States.
Ships -- Cargo -- United States.
Susanna Cummings (Ship)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Voyage, Captain Charles H. Salter

12Portsmouth, 1840 November
13Mobile, 1840-1841 December-January
14Liverpool, 1841 March-April
15New York, 1841 May-June
16Bills paid, 1840

2. Voyage, Captain Joseph Grace

18Savannah, 1841 July
19Bills paid, 1841

3. Voyage, Captain Charles H. Salter

111New York, 1841 November-December
112Mobile, 1841-1842 December-February
113Liverpool, 1842 March-April
114New York, 1842 May-June
115Bills paid, 1842

4. Voyage, Captain Thomas B. Clark

117Savannah, 1843 October
118Liverpool, 1844 January-February
119Boston, 1844 March
120Bills paid, 1843

5. Voyage, Captain Thomas B. Clark

122Boston, 1844 April
123Liverpool, 1844 June-July
124Boston, 1844 September-October
125Bills paid, 1844
126Bills unpaid and credited, 1844

6. Voyage, Captain Thomas B. Clark

22Boston/Portsmouth, 1844 October-November
23Savannah, 1844-1845 November-January
24Liverpool, 1845 January-March
25Baltimore, 1845 May-June
26Nieuwediep/Amsterdam, 1845 July
27Hartlepool, 1845 July-August
28Boston, 1845 September-October
29Coal invoices, 1845
210Bills paid, 1845

7. Voyage, Captain William H. Parsons

212Mobile, 1845 November-December
213Formby, 1846 January-March
214Liverpool, 1846 February-June
215Account Captain William Parsons, 1846 March-August
216Bills paid, 1846
217Portsmouth, 1846-1849
218Freight lists/cargo manifests, 1842-1846
219Crew lists

8. Freight and Crew lists

220Freight lists/cargo manifests
221Crew list, 1790-1840
on verso: Acts for ...regulation of seamen..
1CFreight lists , 1840-1849