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Mss:732 1881-1915 C951

Cross, Wilton E. Wilton E. Cross Schooner Collection, 1881-1915: A Finding Aid

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: Mss:732 1881-1915 C951
Repository: Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Title: Wilton E. Cross schooner collection
Date(s): 1881-1915
Quantity: 10.5 linear feet (10 cartons, 1 box)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Captains' letters, bills, accounts, charter parties, insurance papers of schooners in the coastwise trade, 1881-1915.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Purchase, 1942

Processing Information:

Processed: January 2018 By: Baker Library Special Collections Staff

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research. Materials stored offsite. Please contact specialcollectionsref@hbs.edu for more information.

Preferred Citation:

Wilton E. Cross Schooner Collection. Baker Library, Harvard Business School.

Separated Materials

A volume of a shipfitters accounts, which came with the collection, has been placed in Mss:483 1868-1887 F874. The accounts belonged to Israel French, who did odd jobs about ships. During the latter part of his life, he seems to have mainly set and whetted saws.

Scope and Contents

Captains' letters, bills, accounts, charter parties, insurance papers of schooners in the coastwise trade, 1881-1915. The cargo was largely coal from Baltimore to Boston, Providence or other northern ports. Apparently various goods were shipped south, such as lumber and ice. The agent until about 1900 was William B. Church of Taunton, Mass.; after that date, Henry H. Church was agent. The material was collected and arranged chronologically (by ships) by Rev. Wilton E. Cross of Taunton.

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