Delano, Amasa and Samuel

Scope and Content:

The Captains Amasa and Samuel Delano, Jr. Collection is comprised of over 360 items spanning the years 1769-1853.  The material was found in two trunks in the attic of a house on Plumfield Lane in Duxbury.  The trunks were presumably owned by Lucy (Winsor) Delano, the wife of Samuel Delano, Jr.

Included in the collection are 87 pieces of correspondence (1783-1846), the majority of which were created by or written to Samuel Delano, Jr.  There are also 14 letters written between the brothers, Amasa Delano and Samuel Delano, Jr.  Of special note are the letters written by Amasa Delano during his first circumnavigation of the globe, specifically one dated 1792 to George Partridge.   Many of the letters written by Samuel Delano, Jr, especially those to his sons, reflect the religiosity of the Second Great Awakening.

The Collection also contains five log books of Samuel Delano, Jr. including one from the Pilgrim (1803-1805), the vessel used during a sealing expedition to the South Seas.  The Pilgrim’s voyage is chronicled in Amasa Delano’s autobiographical Voyages published in 1818.  Also of interest is the log book of the brig, Grace (1791) on which Samuel Delano, Jr. explored the Pacific Northwest.  Passages in this log book chronicle the death and burial of the Grace’s captain, William Douglas.  Along with the log books there are many shipping related documents belonging to both Amasa and Samuel Delano, Jr.

The finances of the shipbuilding and shipping businesses run by the brothers are illustrated in the over 345 financial papers (1786-1839) in the Collection and the many Account Books, Ledgers and Day Books.

There are 22 printed or published items in the Collection, including a copy of  Amasa Delano’s A Narrative of Voyages and Travels in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres: Comprising Three Voyages Round the World; Together with a Voyage of Survey and Discovery in the Pacific Ocean and Oriental Islands published in 1817.  Also of note are 3 pages from Reverend Wright’s Complete British Family Bible (1792); The Mariner’s Compass Rectified (1763) and other early 19th century works.

Biographical Information:

Captain Amasa Delano (1763-1823) was a master mariner, shipbuilder and author.  He was born in Duxbury, MA to shipbuilder Samuel Delano, Sr. and Abigail Drew.  During the American Revolution, Amasa, despite his young age, served in the militia under General Heath.  In 1779, at age 16, Amasa first went to sea in the privateer Mars.  The experience was not a wholly pleasant one and Amasa did not return to seafaring until 1781 when he joined the merchant ship Russell on a voyage to the West Indies.

In 1790 Amasa embarked on the first of his three circumnavigations of the globe.  He left Boston, along with his younger brother, Samuel Delano, Jr., aboard the Massachusetts on a voyage to China and the South Seas.  Upon reaching China, the Massachusetts was sold and Amasa and Samuel were forced to find other means to return home.  Amasa joined the crew of the English East Indiaman, Panther, under the command of John McClure, as a visiting officer.  His odyssey home would also find him on the ships Endeavor, Hector and Three Brothers.  In his travels he visited many places including Canton, the Palau Islands, Sumatra and Java, Mauritius, Madras, Calcutta and Holland before returning to Boston in 1794.

In 1799 Amasa began his second voyage to the South Seas by way of Cape Horn in the Perseverance, a ship built by the Delano brothers.  The object of this voyage was the acquisition of seals skins off the coast of Australia for trade with China.  The Perseverance also spent time in the Hawaiian Islands (1801-1802) before heading to China.  Once trading was complete Amasa departed Canton in April, 1802 and arrived in Boston on November 1.  Shortly after this voyage, in 1803, Amasa married the widow Hannah Appleton (d. 1823) in Providence, RI.

Amasa Delano’s final voyage to the South Seas began in 1803, again in the Perseverance, followed by Samuel Delano, Jr. in the Pilgrim.  Another brother, William Delano, went along as first mate on the Perseverance.  It was on this voyage that Amasa encountered and captured the Spanish ship Tryal.  This episode later became well known through Herman Melville’s fictionalized account in “Benito Cereno.”  This trip also led Amasa Delano to the Galapagos, the Hawaiian Islands and Macau.  He returned home on July 27, 1808.

In 1817 Amasa Delano published the account of his voyages in A Narrative of Voyages and Travels in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres: Comprising Three Voyages Round the World; Together with a Voyage of Survey and Discovery in the Pacific Ocean and Oriental Islands.  In addition to detailing Amasa’s own adventures, Voyages is one of the first published accounts of the H.M.S.Bounty survivors on Pitcairn Island.

Amasa Delano died at age 60 in 1823.

Samuel Delano, Jr. (1769-1853) was born in Duxbury, MA to Samuel Delano, Sr. and Abigail Drew.  In 1794 he married Lucy Winsor (1775-1867), the daughter of Joshua Winsor and Olive Thomas.  The couple had eight children: Olive Thomas (b. 1795); Alexander (b. 1796); Lucy Winsor (b. 1797); Samuel (b. 1800); Almira (b. 1802); Henry Toland (b. 1809); Benjamin Franklin (b. 1811) and Nancy (b. 1813).

Like his brother, Samuel Delano, Jr. had a successful career as a shipbuilder and sea captain.  After leaving his brother in Canton, China in 1791, Samuel Delano, Jr. voyaged throughout the Pacific and the Northwest coast on the brig Grace under Captain William Douglas.  His later adventures aboard the Pilgrim (1803-1807) are chronicled in Amasa Delano’s Voyages.  Samuel Delano, Jr. also received recognition for rescuing the ship Russell in 1794 as it was stranded off the coast of Duxbury during a severe storm.

Samuel Delano, Jr. was a product of the early – mid 19th century religious movement known as the Second Great Awakening, becoming a devout member of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Duxbury and an advocate of Temperance.  His letters often reflect his devotion to religion.

Samuel Delano, Jr. died in 1853 at the age of 84.

Organization:

The Delano Collection is organized into eight series.

Series I       Correspondence (1769-1846)
Series II      Shipping Documents (1787-1822)
Series III     Legal Documents (1794-1820)
Series IV     Financial Documents (1786-1839)
Series V      Log Books, Account Books and Day Books (1794-1819)
Series VI     Books, Pamphlets and other Published Material (1780-183)
Series VII    Ephemera (c.1780-1836)
Series VIII Miscellaneous  (c. 1787-1840)

Series List:

SERIES I – Correspondence (1783-1846); 87 items

BOX 1
Folder 1: Correspondence between Amasa Delano and Samuel Delano, Jr. (1790-1798)

  1. Amasa Delano (Canton) to Samuel Delano, Jr. (aboard ship Catherine), March 5, 1791.
  2. Amasa Delano (Mi Cae) to Samuel Delano, Jr., April 23, 1791.
  3. Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury) to Amasa Delano (Boston), May 4, 1797.
  4. Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury) to Amasa Delano (Boston), September 12, 1797.
  5. Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury) to Amasa Delano (Boston), November 29, 1797.
  6. Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury) to Amasa Delano (Boston), April 5, 1798.
  7. Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury) to Amasa Delano (Boston), May 17, 1798.
  8. Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury) to Amasa Delano (Boston), November 10, 1798.

Folder 2: Correspondence between Amasa Delano and Samuel Delano, Jr. (1799-1820)

  1.  Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury) to Amasa Delano (Boston), April 26, 1799.
  2. Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury) to Amasa Delano (Boston), October 22, 1799.
  3. Amasa Delano (Boston) to Samuel Delano, Jr., June 15, 1820.
  4. Amasa Delano (Boston) to Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury), June 12, 1820/1.
  5. Amasa Delano (Boston) to Samuel Delano, Jr. (Plymouth), July 28, 1820.
  6. Amasa Delano (aboard ship Hector) to Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury), n.d.                   

Folder 3: Correspondence from Amasa Delano (1792-1820)

  1. Amasa Delano (Batavia) to George Partridge, September 20, 1792.
  2. Amasa Delano (Canton) to Samuel Delano, Sr. (Duxbury), March 26, 1793.
  3. Amasa Delano (Boston) to John Duffield (Boston), March 20, 1799.
  4. Amasa Delano (Boston) to Ezra Weston, Jr., 1820.

Folder 4: Correspondence to Amasa Delano (1783-1799)

  1. Abigail Delano (Duxbury) to Amasa Delano (Brunswick), December 26, 1783/5?
  2. Jedd Southworth (Duxbury) to Amasa Delano (New Meadows), November 8, 1784.
  3. Davenport Tucker (Boston) to Amasa Delano (Duxbury) September 20, 1790.
  4.  William Delano (Boston) to Amasa Delano (Andover), June 26, 1797.
  5. Charles Thomas (Brunswick) to Amasa Delano (Duxbury), July 8, 1797.
  6. Samuel A. Frazer (Duxbury) to Amasa Delano (Boston), July 18, 1798.
  7. Scott Howe (New York) to Amasa Delano (Boston), January 18, 1799.
  8. J. T. Fisher (Boston) to Amasa Delano, October 12, 1799.

Folder 5: Correspondence from Samuel Delano, Jr. (1820-1837)

  1. Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury) to Samuel Delano III (New Orleans), January 20, 1820.
  2. Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury) to Samuel Delano III in (New Orleans) March 21, 1820.
  3. Samuel Delano, Jr. (St. Johns, Antigua) to Lucy Delano (Duxbury), February 29, 1824.
  4. Samuel Delano, Jr. (St. Johns, Antigua) to Toland [Henry Toland] Delano (Duxbury), April 8, 1824.
  5. Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury) to Benjamin Franklin Delano, February 3, 1829.  Fragment of letter; mentions the ship “Sinbad”
  6. Samuel Delano, Jr. to Capt. Henry Chandler (Duxbury), December 11, 1832. Re: Spiritual revelation and vision
  7. Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury) to Hon. Jeremiah Nelson (Washington), January 28, 1833.  Marked “copy”
  8. Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury) to Hon. Jeremiah Nelson, (Washington) December 6, 1833.  Marked “copy”
  9. Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury) to Hon. Jeremiah Nelson (Washington), December 31, 1833.
  10. Samuel Delano, Jr. to Capt. Asa Hewet (Marshfield), May 15, 1837.  Marked “copy”
  11. Samuel Delano, Jr. to Capt. Asa Hewet (Marshfield), May 15, 1837. Fragment 

Folder 6: Correspondence from Samuel Delano, Jr. (1841-1846)

  1. Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury) to Henry T[oland] Delano, March 6, 1841.
  2. Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury) to John Hicks (Duxbury), December 28, 1841.
  3. Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury) to Joseph Simons, March 18, 1846.
  4. Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury) to Henry T. Delano, August 22, 1846. fragment

Folder 7: Correspondence from Henry Delano to Samuel Delano, Jr. (1826-1840)

  1. Henry Delano (Baltimore) to Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury), December 9, 1826.
  2. Henry Delano (Philadelphia) to Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury), October 13, 1830.
  3. Henry Delano (New York) to Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury), January 20, 1832.
  4. Henry Delano (New York) to Lucy Delano (Duxbury), January 21, 1832.
  5. Henry Delano (Pittstown) to Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury), November 3, 1833.
  6. Henry Delano (Boston) to Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury), May 30, 1835.
  7. Henry Delano (Boston) to Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury), November 24, 1837.
  8. Henry Delano (New Orleans) to Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury), March 2, 1840.

Folder 8: Correspondence from Benjamin Franklin Delano to Samuel Delano, Jr. (1842-1846)

  1. Benjamin Franklin Delano (Boston) to Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury), November 19, 1842.
  2. Benjamin Franklin Delano (Boston) to Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury) November 14, 1845.
  3. Benjamin Franklin Delano (Boston) to Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury), June 30, 1846.

Folder 9: Correspondence from various authors to Samuel Delano, Jr. (1792-1820)

  1. Edward Jones (Boston) to Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury), July 27, 1792.
  2. William Watson(?) (Plymouth) to Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury), June 26, 1800.
  3. Joseph Ripley (Boston) to Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury), September 13, 1802.
  4. Joseph Ripley (Boston) to Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury), September 13, 1802. Enclosure to other letter of 9/13/1802
  5.  Perez Bryant (Boston) to Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury), November 6, 1802.
  6. Joseph Ripley (Boston) to Samuel Delano, Jr. (Addison, ME), October 18, 1807.
  7. Caleb Dexter (Rochester) to Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury), April 21, 1817.
  8. Wadsworth & Winsor (Duxbury) to Samuel Delano, Jr. (Addison), September 2, 1817.
  9. Samuel Delano III (New Orleans) to Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury), June 1, 1820.

Folder 10: Correspondence from various authors to Samuel Delano, Jr. (1822-1829)

  1. Robert Piggot (Boston) to Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury), July 29, 1822.
  2. N. Lancy(?) (St. Mary’s (?)) to Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury), July 10, 1823.
  3. Ezra Weston (Boston) to Samuel Delano, Jr. (Boston), October 5, 1827.
  4. Thomas Tate (Vienna, MD) to Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury), December 2, 1827.
  5. Lucy Delano (Duxbury) to Samuel Delano, Jr. (Edgartown), June 7, 1829.

Folder 11: Correspondence from various authors to Samuel Delano, Jr. (1830-1839)

  1. Lyndro Walters (?) (Boston) to Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury), February 17, 1830.
  2. Lucy Delano (Duxbury) to Samuel Delano, Jr. (Charlestown, SC), March 1, 1830.
  3. Elizabeth [Delano] Thaxter (Portland) to Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury), March 29, 1831.
  4. David Cushing (Abington) to Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury), May 28, 1831.
  5. from David Cushing (East Abington) to Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury), October 29, 1832.
  6. N.P Russell (Boston) to Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury), October 31, 1832.
  7. Lyndro Walters (?) (Boston) to Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury), November 1, 1832.
  8.  Jeremiah Nelson (Washington) to Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury), January 18, 1833.
  9. Lynde Walters (Boston) to Samuel Delano, Jr., December 18, 1834.
  10. David Cushing (Abington) to Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury), May 21, 1839.

Folder 12: Correspondence from various authors to Samuel Delano, Jr. (1840 & n.d.)

  1. Seth Sprague (Boston) to Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury), February 16, 1840.
  2. William Thomson to Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury), n.d.

Folder 13: Other Correspondence (1810-1843)

  1. S. A. Wells (Morlaise) to Capt. William Delano, May 4, 1810. Re: imprisonment of William Delano by French Privateers
  2.  S. A. Wells (Morlaise) to Capt. William Delano (St. Malo), May 8, 1810. Re: imprisonment of William Delano by French Privateers
  3. Robert Harrison (Antigua) to Commodore John Rogers (Washington), May 26, 1824. Re: recommendation of Samuel Delano as supplier of timber for Navy
  4. W(?) Leaux (Lubec) to J. Wilson, July 12, 1825.
  5. Harwood (?) (Norfolk) to William C. Burroughs (Kempsville), October 16, 1827. Re: introduction of Samuel Delano, searching for oak planks
  6. Letter of introduction for Samuel Delano, Jr. from Isaac Winslow (Boston), May 15, 1829.
  7. Letter of introduction for Samuel Delano, Jr. from E. Crane Jr. (Boston), May 15, 1829.
  8. Pastor Samuel Beedle to the Members of the N.E. Church, September, 1843.

BOX 8             Folder 14: Correspondence (1821-1839); Oversized

  1. Amasa Delano (Boston) to Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury), September, 7, 1821.
  2. Henry Delano (New Orleans) to Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury), May 1, 1839.

SERIES II – Shipping Documents (1787-1822); 50 items

BOX 2            

Folder 1: Amasa Delano Shipping Documents (1787-1799)

  1. Permission for schooner Johns to depart Massachusetts (Boston, MA), July 3, 1787.
  2. Order for limes to Amasa Delano from Samuel Delano, Jr. (Duxbury, MA), November 4, 1790.
  3. Document explaining condition of the ship Eliza in Isle of France during it’s detention, 1793.

 Folder 2:  Samuel Delano, Jr., Shipping Documents (c. 1787-1825)

  1. Permission for Samuel Delano (Cayenne) July 20, 1787. In French.
  2. Bill of lading for Sloop Confidence (Duxbury, MA), May 3, 1793.
  3. Ducoster and Marshall to take sundry goods (Duxbury and Port of Plymouth, MA), December 27, 1797.
  4. Memorandum for things for the schooner Biron [Byron], April 9, 1798.
  5. List of fish caught on the schooner Byron, 1798.
  6. List of goods delivered, Daniel Coswell, April 26, 1799.
  7. Memorandum for Samuel Delano, April 26, 1799.
  8. Request for two bushels of corn, July 31, 1799.
  9. Samuel Delano seeking investors in voyage to the South Seas (Edgartown, MA), July 31, 1822.
  10. Judah Alden, Ezra Weston and Samuel Frazer to agent re: Silvanus Sampson voyage (Duxbury, MA), n.d.
  11. Beaver Harbor papers (2 pages), 1825.
  12. Memorandum – List of items wanted, n.d.
  13. Note regarding Martin Winsor, December, 1837.

Folder 3 – Permissions to land goods (1796-1801)

  1. Permission for Arthur Howland to land rum from schooner Avery (Port of Plymouth, MA), May 20, 1796.
  2. Permission for Calvin Perkins to land goods from sloop Jerusha (Port of Plymouth, MA), June 1, 1796.
  3. Permission for Daniel Bradford to land goods from brig Rising Sun (Port of Plymouth, MA), April 17, 1798.
  4. Permission for Nathaniel Kent to land goods from schooner Betsy (Port of Plymouth, MA), April 18, 1798.
  5. Permission for Lewis Peterson to land goods from schooner Betsy (Port of Plymouth, MA), March 26, 1799.
  6. Permission for Jeb Sampson to land goods from schooner Federal George (Port of Plymouth), May 24, 1799.
  7. Permission for Eldridge Waters to land goods from schooner Aldred (Port of Plymouth, MA), June 13, 1799.
  8. Permission for Joshua Brewster to land goods from brig Federal George (Port of Plymouth, MA), April 15, 1800.
  9. Permission for Daniel Hall to land goods from schooner (Port of Plymouth, MA) April 18, 1800.
  10. Permission for David Hall to land goods from schooner Friendship (Port of Plymouth, MA), May 20, 1800.
  11. Permission for Jeb Sampson to land goods from brig (Port of Plymouth, MA), October 1, 1800.
  12. Permission for Capt. Lewis Peterson to land goods from brig Federal George (Port of Plymouth, MA), October 18, 1800.
  13. Permission for Nathaniel Kent to land goods from brig Morgan R (Port of Plymouth, MA), November 29, 1801.

Folder 4: Shipbuilding Papers and Notes (c. 1800- 1827)

  1. A True Copy of the Brig Hercules Spars, c. 1797
  2. Dimensions for Spars – Capt. Peter Winsor, 1825.
  3. Memoranda re: spars for Ezra Weston’s schooner, 1825.
  4. Job Slocum, timber merchant, Nofolk, VA, November 10, 1827.
  5. Dimensions for spars Mr. Frazer, n.d.
  6. Notes on length of schooner, n.d.
  7. Sketch of bow of ship by S. Skillin to Samuel Delano, n.d.
  8. Notes on white plank of timber, n.d.
  9. Notes on schooners Byron, Variety and Neptune, n.d.
  10. State of the sails of the Perseverance by William Delano, n.d.

BOX 8             Folder 5: Shipping Documents (1818, 1819 & n.d.); Oversized

  1. License of sloop Saucy Jack (Wilmington, NC), January 22, 1818.
  2. License of sloop Saucy Jack (Wilmington, NC), June 1, 1819.
  3. Witcheels Method of Working a Lunar Observation – single page, n.d.
  4. Witcheels Method of Working a Lunar Observation – hand written notes.

SERIES III Legal Documents (1794-1823 & n.d.); 14 items

BOX 2            

Folder 1: Contracts and Agreements (1794-1799)

  1. Indenture of David Goodspeed to Samuel Delano, Jr. (Barnstable, MA), November 6, 1794.
  2. Agreement between Amasa Delano and Freeman Higgins, Aaron Higgins and Joseph Hopkins (MA), January 8, 1789.
  3. Agreement between Amasa Delano, Seth Bates and Captain John Snow re: schooner Little Cherub to sail to Newfoundland for fishing (Boston, MA), September 30, 1797.
  4. Agreement between Amasa Delano, Samuel Delano, Jr. and Thomas Southworth re: investments in voyages of schooners Variety and Little Cherub (Duxbury, MA), January 24, 1798.
  5. Agreement between Amasa Delano, Duncan Neiladge and George C. Harton, re: voyage to the South Seas (Duxbury, MA), March 11, 1799.
  6. Agreement signed by Samuel Delano, Hosea Delano, Thomas Burges to work as shipwrights, November 29, n.d.

Folder 2: Legal Disputes (1798-1823)

  1. Bond of arbitration between Amasa Delano and Timothy Parsons to settle dispute (Duxbury, MA), February 25, 1798.
  2. Martin Bicker and others recovered damages from Amasa Delano (Boston, MA), April 3, 1798.
  3. Summons for Amasa Delano to appear in Plymouth Court of Common Pleas re: payment to Elisha Paine of Truro (Plymouth, MA), February 9, 1799.
  4. Summons for Amasa Delano to appear in Plymouth Court of Common Pleas  (Plymouth, MA), July 7, 1799.
  5. Attachment of goods and estate of Samuel Delano , Jr. (Boston, MA), July 22, 1822.
  6. Settlement of grievance between Samuel Delano, Jr. and G. W. Martin, April 21, 1823.

BOX 8            

Folder 3: Legal Documents (1798-1799);  Oversized

  1. Contract between Samuel Delano, Jr. and Weston (Duxbury, MA), January 7, 1798.
  2. Goods and estate of Elijah Cornwell (County of Plymouth, MA), August 19, 1799.

SERIES IV – Financial  Papers (1786-1839); 345 items.

BOX 3            

Folder 1: Bills, Promissory Notes and Receipts (1786-1796); 33 items

Folder 2: Bills, Promissory Notes and Receipts (Jan. – June 1797); 22 items

Folder 3: Bills, Promissory Notes and Receipts (July – Dec. 1797); 33 items

Folder 4: Bills, Promissory Notes and Receipts (Jan. – June 1798); 28 items

Folder 5: Bills, Promissory Notes and Receipts (July – Dec. 1798); 21 items

Folder 6: Bills, Promissory Notes and Receipts (Jan.– June 1799); 38 items

Folder 7: Bills, Promissory Notes and Receipts (July – Dec. 1799); 33 items

Folder 8: Bills, Promissory Notes and Receipts (1800-1819); 16 items

Folder 9: Bills, Promissory Notes and Receipts (1820-1829); 17 items

Folder 10: Bills, Promissory Notes and Receipts (1830-1852); 26 items

Folder 11: Bills, Promissory Notes and Receipts, n.d.; 22 items

Folder 12: Accounts (1787-1795)

  1. Amasa Delano account with E. & J. Brush, October, 1787.
  2. Samuel Delano, Jr. account with William Parsons, July, 1793.
  3. Custom House to Samuel Delano, Jr. 1794-1795.

Folder 13: Accounts (1787-1795)

  1. Amount of sale of Hercules’s cargo, c. 1797.
  2. Samuel Delano, Jr. account with schooner Hercules, Jan. – April, 1797.
  3. Account of disbursement for the schooner Olive Branch, 1797.
  4. Clear money belonging to the crew of the Olive Branch, c. 1797.
  5. Amasa Delano account with J. Belknap, March – May, 1797.
  6. Samuel Delano, Jr. account with Seth Sprague, April – Sept., 1797.
  7. Sales at Tilden’s Wharf, May 24, 1797.
  8. Amasa Delano account with N. & J. Locke, May, 1797.
  9. Amasa Delano account with N. & J. Locke, May – July, 1797.
  10. Captain Eben Atkins account with N. & J. Locke, May 29, 1797.
  11. Amasa and Samuel Delano, Jr. account with Josiah Vose, Sept. 1797 – June, 1798.
  12. Account of fish caught on Little Cherub, c. 1797.
  13. Samuel Delano, Jr. account with John Codman, July – Dec., 1797.
  14. Charles Drew Account, Sept., 1797.
  15. Amasa Delano account with Eben Wells, Sept., 1797 – July, 1798.

 Folder 14: Accounts  (1799-1801)

  1. Joseph Ripley for schooner Neptune, January, 1798.
  2. Amasa Delano account with Seth Bates, July 14, 1798 and Amasa Delano account, 1799 (on reverse).
  3. Amasa Delano account with Eben Wells, July 23, 1798.
  4. Amasa Delano account with Tucker and Marshall, March 23, 1799.
  5. Goods delivered, John Osborne, April, 1799.
  6. Goods delivered, Abraham Cogsell, April, 1799.
  7. Elisha Caswell to Samuel Delano, Jr. April – May, 1799.
  8. Samuel Delano, Jr. account with Thomas Winsor, Sept. 1799 – Mar. 1800.
  9. Samuel Delano, Jr. account with Stephen Codman, Aug. – Dec., 1800.
  10. Payments made by Samuel Delano, Jr. May, 1801.

Folder 15: Accounts (1816-1831)

  1. Account of Samuel Delano, Jr., January, 1816 and “Sea Account” on reverse.
  2. Samuel Delano, Jr. account with Joseph Ripley, December, 1817.
  3. Schooner Hope and Owners account with Samuel Delano, Jr. March, 1819.
  4. Accounts, including payment for book, Delano’s Voyages, c. 1819
  5. Permission for Samuel Delano to withdraw funds in Beaver Harbor, October 12, 1825.
  6. Seth Sprague account with Samuel Delano, Jr., Dec. 30, 1825 – May, 1826.  and Levi Sampson to Samuel Delano, Jr., 1828 – 1831 (on reverse).
  7. Penciled accounting notes, October 17, 1827.
  8. Accounts and notes, July 2, 1831 – May, 1832.

Folder 16: Accounts, n.d.

  1. Expenses on the schooner Dolphin, n.d.
  2. Calculation of 1000 skins divided into shares, n.d.
  3. Samuel Delano, Jr. accounts, n.d.
  4. Account fish delivered to Gershom Spears Store, n.d.
  5. Fragment of account of planking, n.d.
  6. Captain John Snow accounts, n.d.
  7. Note of accounts to Ezra Weston, N. Simmons, B. Delano and James Weston, n.d.
  8. Thayer and Chapman memorandum, n.d.
  9. Accounting figures and notes, n.d.
  10. Accounting notes, including “Temperance Meeting,” n.d.

BOX 8            

Folder 17: Accounts (1788-1818); Oversized

  1. Accounting of Ship Jane, Amasa Delano, Capt., April 30, 1788.
  2. Disbursements of the ship Jane, Capt. Amasa Delano, 1788-1789.
  3. Samuel Delano, Jr. account with the cargo of the Hercules, 1796-1797.
  4. Amasa Delano and Samuel Delano, Jr. Account with Ezra Weston, April, 1797.
  5. Samuel Delano, Jr. account with Ezra Weston, 1797-1798.
  6. Amasa Delano account with Enoch Sampson, May, 1799.
  7. Samuel Delano, Jr. account Joseph Ripley, December 11, 1799.
  8. William Delano account with Samuel Delano, Jr., Sept., 1813 – May, 1814.
  9. Samuel Delano, Jr. account with Joseph Ripley, Dec., 1817 – Feb. 1818.

SERIES V – Log Books, Account Books and Day Books (1794-1846); 31 items.

BOX 4

  1. Day Book of Samuel Delano, Jr., 1794-1795.  9 x 14 ½”
  2. Account Book, 1795-1797. 8 ¼” x 13”
  3. Day Book, 1800. Paper, 8” x 13”
  4. Log Book of the Schooner Pilgrim, on voyage to the South Seas. Captain Samuel Delano, Jr., 1803-1805. Paper bound, 8 ¼” x 13”
  5. Work book, 1833. 1 large page folded and sewn to make small booklet.

BOX 5

  1. Small note and account book of Amasa Delano, ship Jean, April -May, 1788.  Paper, 4” x 6”
  2. Small note book, c. 1790-1810. Paper, 3 ¾” x 5 ¾”
  3. Alphabetical Index, c. 1790-1810.  Wallpaper bound, 4” x 12”
  4. Small note and account book of Samuel Delano, Jr. 1792. Paper, 3 5/8” x 6”
  5. “Fish Book,” 1795-1798. Wallpaper bound, 5” x 12”
  6. “Custom House Book.” April, 1796- May,1802.  Bound in Wallpaper, 6 ½” x 9”
  7. Account book, May 6 – September 4, 1816. Paper, 6 ½” x 8”.
  8. Day Book (Wilmington, NC), 1819.
  9. Small red account book for A. W. Tilden’s vessel, 1843.  4”x 6 ½”
  10. Small maroon account book, 1846. 4” x 6 ½”
  11. Loose page from log book, September 10 – 11, 1790.  Paper, 3 ¾” x 6”
  12. Log of schooner Industry in North Carolina, December 20, 1829 – March 25, 1830.  Captain Samuel Delano, Jr.  Bound pages, 7 ½” x 12”
  13. Day Book of Samuel or Amasa Delano, 1796. Paper, 8 ½” x 13”
  14. Book of timbers for ships with letter from Samuel Delano, Jr. on last page, c. 1843.  Paper bound 7 ½” x 12”
  15. Account Book of Samuel Delano, Jr., 1799.
  16. Account book belonging to shipbuilder, Barker Turner, 1832-1837.

BOX 6

  1. Account book belonging to shipbuilder, Barker Turner, 1817-1828.
  2. Account book belonging to shipbuilder, Barker Turner, 1827.
  3. Account book belonging to shipbuilder, Barker Turner, 1830.
  4. Small account book belonging to shipbuilder, Barker Turner, 1843.

BOX 7

  1. Samuel Delano, Jr. Ledger and Day Book, 1799.
  2. Log of Brig Grace, April 1791 – October, 1791.
  3. Log of Brig Almira, February, 1816 – May, 1816.
  4. Log of Brig Almira, June, 1815 – January 1816.
  5. Log of Sloop Lincoln, October – November, 1818.

SERIES VI – Books, Pamphlets and other Printed Material (1780-1883); 21 items.

BOX 3

Folder 1: Pamphlets, loose pages and fragments (c. 1780-1867)

  1. Pages from booklet listing Massachusetts duties and tax collectors, c.1780-1800
  2. 3 pages from Reverend Wright’s Complete British Family Bible, Alexander Hogg:London, 1792
  3. Cargo prices current at Antigua, 1821
  4. Report of a committee of the New England annual conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  Boston: 1833
  5. Remarks of Mr. Orin Fowler, of Mass., on a motion to reduce postage on all letters to two cents. Buell & Blanchard:Washington,1851
  6. Fragment of unknown newspaper, 1855.
  7. Fragment of unknown newspaper, 1867

BOX 8             Folder 2: Newspapers

  1. Temperance Journal, Vol. X, no. 9. September, 1842.
  2. Boston Daily Chronicle, Vol. VI, No. 759.  February 22, 1855 (Badly damaged, torn.)
  3. Quarterly Visitor: Massachusetts Temperance Union, No. 2. c. 1780-1799. 

BOX

  1. The Mariner’s Compass Rectified by Andrew Wakely, Mathematician. W. and J. Mount and T. Page: London, 1763. Book was owned by Job Peirce.  Very fragile, cover damaged.
  2. The Dairyman’s Daughter: An Authentic Narrative by Rev. Legh Richmond.  New York: American Tract Society, c.1801.
  3. The Seaman’s Almanac for 1803, London: David Steel, 1802.
  4. A Treatise Upon the Life of Faith by W. Romaine.  New York: William and Whiting, 1809.
  5. Portions of a prayer book, c. 1790-1810.
  6. The Shipwreck and Suffering of Mrs. Eliza Bradley.  Boston: 1820.
  7. The Shipwreck and Suffering of Mrs. Eliza Bradley.  Boston: 1820.  Owned by William Thomas.
  8. The Evangelical Primer by Joseph Emerson.  Boston: Samuel T. Armstrong, 1820.
  9. Pamphlet: “Tracts for the Times, No. 1” by A. Stevens, A.M., c. 1830.
  10. Loss of the Sparrow-Hawk in 1626; Remarkable Preservation and Recent Discovery of the Wreck, Boston: Alfred Mudge &Son, 1865.
  11. The Story of the Morning Star by Rev. Hiram Bingham.  Boston: American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Ministers, 1883.

BOX 9             A Narrative of Voyages and Travels in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres: Comprising Three Voyages Round the World; Together with a Voyage of Survey and Discovery in the Pacific Ocean and Oriental Islands by Amasa Delano, 1817.

SERIES VII – Ephemera  (c. 1780-1836); 9 items.        

BOX 3

  1. Card for Ancient Lodges Held in the Town of Liverpool with William McLean inscribed on back, c. 1780-1810
  2. Card for Ancient Lodges Held in the Town of Liverpool, c. 1780-1810
  3. Business card for Furniss & Chilcourt (Guadaloupe) c. 1780-1810
  4. Methodist Episcopal Church card, 1829
  5. Methodist Episcopal Church card, 1830
  6. 3 advertisements for Edward Everett for Governor, c. 1836
  7. The Mariner’s Church advertisement, n.d.
  8. Piece of fabric, n.d.
  9. Fragment of advertisement of French Bazaar in Paris (in French), n.d.

SERIES VIII– Miscellaneous (c. 1767-1840); 18 items.

 BOX 3             Folder 1: Miscellaneous (c. 1787-1840)

  1. Order for goose from John Butler, 1787.
  2. Memorandum in French, January, 1797.
  3. Notes, c. 1820.
  4. Journal page of Samuel Delano, Jr., 1831.
  5. Drawing of a new island off Java, August 10, no year
  6. Blank piece of paper with Capt Samuel written on it, n.d.
  7. Fragment of letter, n.d.
  8. Poem, n.d.
  9. Envelope to Samuel Delano, Duxbury, n.d.
  10. Temperance meeting speech, n.d.
  11. Chandler Lewis Memorandum – Articles for the Isle of France, n.d.
  12. Grocery account of Lucy Delano, n.d.
  13. Fragment of petition re: Sabbath Day, n.d.
  14. List in French, n.d.
  15. Dutchmen’s addresses in Canton, n.d.
  16. Note regarding Winslow Thomas, n.d.
  17. Note from Samuel Delano, Jr., re: “send my old hat,” n.d.

 BOX 8             Folder 2: Miscellaneous (1800); Oversized

  1. Paper pocket book, 1800.

 


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