New Hampshire Fire and Marine Insurance Company Papers – MS002
Provenance: The Portsmouth Athenaeum moved into the building that had been occupied by the New Hampshire Fire and Marine Insurance Company and took over the company’s assets and papers. The papers were kept in the Athenaeum vault until 1964, when they were removed by Garland Patch, who made an inventory of the bills for constructing the building. In 1987 more papers were found in a trunk and these were added to the others.
Citation: New Hampshire Fire and Marine Insurance Company Papers, MS002, Portsmouth Athenaeum
Size: 8.5 linear feet
Access: No restrictions
Processed by: Carolyn Eastman and Kevin Shupe in 1990, revised by Susan Stowe Kindstedt in 2006, expanded by Courtney MacLachlan in 2008.
Correspondence, financial, shipping, and administration records, insurance policies, and reading room papers of the company. Includes protests and claims relating to losses to ships and cargo from the U.S., and elsewhere; and account books of company secretaries, Thomas Sparhawk, John B. Sewall, and Edward J. Long. Other persons represented include founders James Rundlet, Samuel Ham, William Ballard, and John Gilman, Jr.
Scope and Content
These papers are the business and administrative papers of the company. They are divided into three subgroups: William Gardner Insurance Books, the NH Fire and Marine Insurance Company Records, and the Reading Room papers.
The earliest items, from 1801-1807, are three insurance policy books belonging to the office of William Gardner, who collaborated with other individuals to insure ships; John Langdon was a frequent underwriter.
The insurance company records deal primarily in shipping. The earliest Fire and Marine papers begin in 1803 with the record book of meetings, the purchase of land on Market Square, and the construction of the office. From that time, the records cover every aspect of the business, containing insurance policies and shares, financial accounts, correspondence, administrative notes and minutes, and legal material .
The NH Fire and Marine Company papers are divided into eight series: Ships, Insurance, Financial, Correspondence, Administrative, Legal, Miscellaneous, and Share Certificates. One group of papers which is less complete than other groups in the group of records during the War of 1812, a time of great importance to the company.
The Reading Room subgroup of papers, consisting of about half of one archival box, includes bills and receipts, correspondence, lists of subscribers, and rules of the Reading Room. These records date from 1808, when the room was established, to 1824. This subgroup is not divided into series.
The New Hampshire Fire and Marine Insurance Company was incorporated in 1803 with a twenty year charter. Underwriters of the company included James Rundlett, Samuel Ham, William Ballard, and John Gilman, Jr. The proprietors elected to finance the company by selling two thousand shares. Houses, stores, and merchandise were insured, but it was primarily ships and cargoes that concerned the company. In 1803 a building designed by Bradbury Johnson of Pepperrellborough, Maine, was constructed on Market Square. It was completed in 1805.
In 1806 the company voted not to insure ships more than ten years old unless repaired top the satisfaction of the company. In 1808, the proprietors began to use the front hall of the building as a Reading Room: newspapers from New York, Boston, Newburyport, Concord, Portland, and Philadelphia were made available to subscribers for a $4 membership and $4 annual assessment.
In 1813 the proprietors elected that, because of their heavy losses due to the War of 1812, the directors “ sell from time to time such number of their bank shares as they may find necessary to free the company from debt.” The salaries of the president and secretary were substantially decreased.
Because of its losses, in 1819 the company began to consider discontinuing the business of underwriting. In 1822 it was voted by the stockholders to bring the business to a close at the end of its 20-year charter in 1823. The building, furniture, maps, and land were sold at auction; the Portsmouth Athenaeum moved in, collected outstanding debts, and used the money to purchase books.
William Gardner (1751-1834), whose insurance policy books are included in the collection, began as an apprentice to Joshua Wentworth in the mercantile trade. During the Revolution he did commissary work; afterwards he was appointed Loan and Pension officer for New Hampshire by George Washington. President John Adams replaced Gardner in that post with John Peirce, but Gardner regained the job with the presidency of Thomas Jefferson. Gardner lived in the Wentworth-Gardner House.
1801-1806 William Gardner and others are involved in insuring ships
1803 New Hampshire Fire and Marine Insurance Company is incorporated. Samuel Ham, president; John Wardrobe, secretary. Soon after Wardrobe is elected president, and Thomas Sparhawk, secretary.
1803-1805 Construction of company building.
1804 Thomas Thompson is elected president, John B. Sewell continues as secretary.
1808 Proprietors vote on regulations for a Reading Room, and sign up subscribers.
1809 Nathaniel Haven is elected president, John B. Sewell continues as secretary.
1813-1816 John B. Sewell is charged with embezzlement.
1814 Edward J. Long is elected secretary.
1819 Report on whether to abandon the company.
1822 Vote to close the company.
1823 Sold at auction the building, office furniture, maps and land in Tamworth, NH. A group purchased the building and gave it to the Portsmouth Athenaeum in return for membership.
1825 Dissolution of the company; the Portsmouth Athenaeum assumes the company’s claims in return for a percentage of the profits.
I. New Hampshire Fire and Marine Insurance Company Papers
H. Share Certificates
I. Reading Room Papers
II. Reading Room Papers
III. William Gardner Policy Books
I. New Hampshire Fire and Marine Insurance Company Papers
A. Ships, 1803-1823
Protests and claims, for losses to ships and cargo, from the United States, Havana, Brazil, England, France, Germany, Demerary, and other countries. Includes correspondence from captains and owners, bills, receipts, and accounts. Arranged alphabetically by ship’s name.
Folder 1 Abeona (Brig), 1812
Receipt settling losses caused by French privateers. Captain Oliver Blunt.
Folder 2 Adventure (Sloop), 1804
Protest and insurance statement concerning the capture of the vessel. Seward Porter. Benjamin Monteith.
Folder 3 Alert (Brig), 1803-1808
Loss of cargo in a gale off Martinico. Samuel Ham. John Rollins. James Rollins.
Folder 4 Alligator (Brig), 1805-6
Claims for damage to vessel from two storms; one off Wilmington, NC, and one from Martinico to Portsmouth, NH. Captain John Rice. John Stavers.
Folder 5 Almira (Brig), 1815-1816
Loss of cargo and expenses incurred near Madeira. Captain Reuben Randall. Captain M. Becke. Jacob Wendell.
Folder 6 Alonzo (Brig), 1812
Destroyed by French vessels. William Garland, Richard Saunders.
Folder 7 Amity (Sloop), 1805
Robbed by Spanish or French vessels off Jamaica. Joseph A. Ellery. Waldron Holman. Thomas Sparhawk.
Folder 8 Angelisey (Ship), 1805
and apportionment of salvage. William Day.
Folder 22 Brutus (Brig), 1816-1818
Losses incurred off Cape Cod. Ezekiel Whitman. William Stavers. George F. Blunt.
Folder 23 Brutus (Brig), 1807
Adjustment of losses when vessel went ashore on Cape Cod. Nathaniel Havens.
Folder 24 Canton Packet (Ship), 1817
Request for $8,000 policy on ship. Charles Bradbury. Nathaniel Haven.
Folder 25 Cato (Ship), 1816-1817Correspondence re: insurance coverage when vessel changes destination. Ship also called ‘Peace’ and ‘ Anglesey’. Eben Stocker. Keran Walsh.
Folder 9-11 Ann (Brig), 1817
Receipts for repair work done in Portsmouth, NH, shipyard. William Badger. Samuel Barney. Samuel Brewster. George Brian. Charles M. Carter. Enoch Chase. Owen Davis. Joseph Dearing. Benjamin Fernald. George Fletcher. George Gerrish. Samuel Gerrish. Joseph Grace. Samuel Greenough. Charles Harriat. Joshua Haven. Israel Henderson. Fitzgerald Hill. Elisha Hills. Anna Huntress. Benjamin Jenkins. John Jones. Joshua Jones. Andrew Julian. James Ladd. Luke Laighton. Thomas Manning. Joseph Marshall. James Martin. George McClean. William McKinnon. Henry Miller. Thomas Moses. James Mullens. John Nason. Isaac Nelson. Peter Pearse. James Perkins. George Pickering. Mark Pitman. John Richardson. Reuben Shapley. Peter Shores. John W. Shute. Joseph Simpson. William Sinclair. Robert Smith. Mark Spinney. John Thurber. Mark Tucker. William Turner. Phineas Tyler. Tobias Walker. Michael Whidden. Samuel Woodman. Ezra Young.
Folder 12 Ann (Brig), 1818
Total loss of brig off Surinam. Captain George McLean. Robert Rice. Edmund Roberts. Samuel Sheafe James Ladd.
Folder 13 Ann (Brig), 1816-1820
Claim settlement. William Rice. Isaac Waldron. Joshua Haven.
Folder 14 Ann (Schooner), 1816-1818
Damages received in gale in Delaware Bay. Joshua P.Clark.
Folder 15 Aurora (Ship), 1806-1812
Vessel captured by pirates.
Folder 16 Balise (Brig), 1816
Adjustment of salvage amounts; vessel went ashore in a storm. Nathaniel Kennard.
Folder 17 Baltic (Ship), 1805-1807
Request to purchase insurance, and accounts on the Baltic. Walter Simonton. Thomas Sparhawk.
Folder 18 Betsey (Brig), 1804-1810
Vessel stranded on Odiorne Point, Rye, NH. Thomas Chadbourne. Eben Thompson. William Coffin. Elisha Hill. E. Ricker.
Folder 19 Blossom (Brig), 1805
Sale of the wreck of the brig. Statement given in Spanish.
Folder 20 Brilliant (Schooner), nd
Vessel lost en route from Cuba to Portsmouth, NH.
Folder 21 Bristol Packet (Brig), 1807-1808
Ship and cargo lost in hurricane off Martinique. Joshua Haven.
Folder 26 Ceres (Ship), 1805-1810
Claims for damages from two storms, one encountered in voyage from Palermo to US, the other off Grimsby, England. Samuel Tripe. William Moses. E.D. Brown.
Folder 27 Ceres (Ship), 1816
Ship driven ashore by gales on a passage from Baltimore to Georgia. Henry Trefethen. Hazen Kimball. N.A. Haven.
Folder 28 Charles (Ship), 1811
Losses on ship Charles, settled with Captain Parrott.
Folder 29-30 Columbia (Schooner), 1817
List of damages to ship and cargo, and accompanying repair bills, caused by a storm off Maryland. Vessel was abandoned and then plundered. Charles Cushing. Nathaniel Saltonstall. William Boyd.
Folder 31-32 Concordia (Ship), 1817
Bills for repairs to the ship in Liverpool, damaged in voyage from Cadiz to Portsmouth, NH, with a cargo of salt. Edwin Little Coffin.
Folder 33 Cordelia (Ship), 1818
Purchase of $6,000 insurance policy on the Cordelia, en route from Boston to Canton. Charles Bradbury.
Folder 34 Corromandel (Brig), 1816
Insurance on specie carried on the vessel. Charles Bradbury. Nathaniel A. Haven.
Folder 35 Cyrus (Brig), 1813
Letter informing Portsmouth insurance companies of new licenses.
Folder 36 Design (Brig), 1818
Letter regarding the loss of the brig. E.J. Long. E.A. Emerson.
Folder 37 Dian (Brig), 1810
Damages sustained on passage from Portsmouth, NH, to New Orleans. Includes list of repairs. William Haven.
Folder 38 Diana (Brig), 1803-1804
Vessel lost and then condemned. Daniel Huntress.
Folder 39 Dolphin (Brig), 1811-1816
Vessel captured and condemned in Bermuda. John Salter, jr. Joseph Chase, Andrew Hussey.
Folder 40 Dolphin (Schooner), 1803-1804
Damaged in storms off Cape Ann, MA, and Cape Fear, NC. Chipman Snow. Ephraim Sutton, John Rogers.
Folder 41-43 Doris (Ship), 1806-1808, nd
Storm-related losses sustained on voyage from Philadelphia to Antwerp. Asa Bodwell. William Swanson, Jr. Thomas Thomson. John B. Sewell. Samuel Chamberlain.
Folder 44 Dover (Schooner), 1819-1820
Losses sustained in Hampton Roads, VA. Andrew Pierce. Edward J. Long.
Folder 45 Drome (Ship), 1810
Letter regarding coverage for Dutch passengers carried aboard the Drome from Canton to Java. Joseph Whipple..
Folder 46 Durham (Brig), 1821-1822
Loss of ship and cargo—driven onto Cape Cod in a gale. Thomas Haven.
Folder 1 Edward (Schooner), 1805-1806
List of expenses for repairs. Thomas Armistead. John Bell. William Camp. Phinehas Dana. George Fink. Allen Gorham. James Hunter. George Loyall. David Patterson. Ebenezer Rowe. Benjamin Swett. Robert B. Taylor. David Vaughan.
Folder 2 Elisha (Brig), 1817-1821
Losses sustained in storms en route from Cadiz to Portsmouth, NH, and from Hamburg to Charleston. Ship condemned. Elisha Hill, Jr.
Folder 3 Eliza (Ship), 1806-1807, nd
Request for insurance rates and statement of loss. Thomas Sparhawk. James Sheafe. Nathaniel A. Haven. Eliphalet Ladd. Seth Sweetser.
Folder 4 Elizabeth Wilson (Ship), 1817-1818
Statements of losses on ship and cargo, Liverpool and Edgartown. John P. Lord. Samuel Lord.
Folder 5 Embargo (Sloop), 1820-1821
Vessel attacked by pirates near Barracoa. Statement of losses.
Folder 6 Endeaver (Brig), 1805
Request for insurance rates. David Green.
Folder 7 Endora (Ship), 1811
Ship lost, driven by gales onto the coast of England. Robert Blunt. John R. Parker.
Folder 8 Enterprise (Brig), 1803-1804
Purchase of insurance and loss of the vessel near Sandy Hook, NJ. Samuel Ham. Oliver Putnam. Ebenezer Stocker. Eleazer Johnson.
Folder 9 Enterprise (Schooner), 1821-1822
Purchase of insurance. Luther Grow. Edward J. Long. Jon. S. Barrell, Jr. Charles Moody.
Folder 10 Equator (Brig), 1806
List of expenses for repairs. Joseph Hatch. Oliver Keating. Dean & Marston. Parker & Tarbell. P.B. Rogers. William Simons. Shepherd Simons.
Folder 11 Erz Engel (Ship), 1813
Russian vessel bound from Boston to St. Petersburg claims cargo losses. Nathaniel Haven. Peter Coffin. Thomas C. Amory.
Folder 12 Experiment (Brig), 1819
Claims for partial loss of cargo and damage to vessel in storm.
Folder 13 Fanny (Brig), 1817
Statement given in French. Damage occurred in Martinique. William Badger. Nathaniel W. Merrill.
Folder 14 Fanny (Ship), 1803-1804
Statement of loss and account of repairs on vessel in Isle de France. Abel Harris. William P. Smith. Robert Harris.
Folder 15 Farmer (Ship), 1820
Goods shipped on another vessel. Nathaniel A. Haven. William Martin.
Folder 16 Favorite (Schooner), 1818
Recommendations for repairs on the vessel which went ashore attempting to enter Portsmouth NH Harbor. George F. Blunt. Robert White.
Folder 17 Ferdinand (Brig), 1806
Brig and cargo lost off Cape Cod. William Daggett. Robert Lapish. Joseph Stoodley. Andrew Simpson. Thomas Thompson.
Folder 18 Florenzo (Brig), 1822
Statement of losses; vessel went ashore in Scituate Harbot. Lewis Barnes. Thomas Brown. Samuel Parkes. John Pierce. James Robinson.
Folder 19 Florenzo (Ship), 1804-1806
Losses on vessel, cargo, and freight. Theodore Chase.
Folder 20 Florida (Brig), 1819-1820
Brig shipwrecked off Savannah. List of salvage charges. Captain Brackett. Edward Roberts.
Folder 21 Forest (Brig), 1817-1818
Claim for damages incurred in a gale off Cape Fear, NC. Second claim for going ashore on a reef in Bermuda. Jacob Ayres. Samuel Black. Isaiah Bragdon. John Perkins, Jr. Thomas Phillips.
Folder 22 Four Sisters (Ship), 1804
Statement of losses incurred on voyage from Portsmouth to Demerara. Ebenezer Ricker, Jr. John Trask. William Tullock. John Wardrobe.
Folder 23 Franklin (Ship), 1821
Ship damaged when struck by lightning. John Riley.
Folder 24 Frederick (Ship), 1821-1822
Damages incurred in storms off Ramsgate, England. John Stavers Davis. John Leach. Charles Manent.Edmund Roberts.
Folder 25 Freedom (Ship), 1816-1818
Ship damaged by gales and sold at Lisbon. Oliver C. Blunt. Robert Rice.
Folder 26 Friendship (Schooner), 1817
Total loss. Schooner missing en route from Boston to Portsmouth. Captain William Nason. Scammon Hersey. Abel Hersey.
Folder 27 Galen (Schooner), 1820
Damages from a leak and bad weather resulted in abandonment of vessel off Bermuda. Captain Shaw. John Sheafe.
Folder 28 General Eaton (Ship), nd
Folder 29 George (Ship), 1804
Folder 30 George and Jane (Ship), 1804
Purchase of a $15,000 policy on vessel and cargo, for voyage from Newburyport to West Indies. Samuel Ham. Daniel Lunt. Leonard Smith, N. Smith.
Folder 31 George Washington (Brig), 1805
Loss of the vessel.
Folder 32 Gleaner (Schooner), 1818
Losses occurred during voyage from Havana to New Orleans. Richard Saunders.
Folder 33 Good Intent (Brig), 1816
, another for cargo of molasses. George Cutts. Request for insurance coverage. Samuel Rowe.
Folder 34 Governor Strong (Brig), 1805-1806
Loss of the deckload on passage to Surinam. Thomas Boardman. Nathaniel Boardman. Robert Johnson. William Whitten. John Williamson.
Folder 35 Granville (Ship), 1812-1813
Salvage accounts for ship, stranded on Rye Beach, NH. William Boyd. Nathaniel Haven. Joseph Lowe. Edmund Sheafe. John B. Sewell. Richard Shapleigh.
Folder 36 Grotus (Ship), 1813
Statement of loss on voyage from New York to Russia.
Folder 37 Gustavus (Brig), 1817-1818
Damages sustained when ship driven ashore in the Mississippi. Robert Rice.
Folder 38 Hannah (Brig), 1815-1816
Claim for loss of cargo. Vessel captured by British and sent to Halifax while en route from Guadeloupe to New York.
Folder 39 Hannah (Brig), 1817-1819
Vessel damaged when struck by a squall on passage from Portsmouth to New Orleans. R.S. Randall.
Folder 40 Hannah (Brig), 1819-1821
Put into Demerary in distress with a leaking cargo of molasses on passage from Surinam to New York. Oliver C. Blunt. Robert Rice. Isaac Waldron.
Folder 41 Hannah (Schooner), 1810
Ship damaged when caught in a winter gale off Nantucket.Samuel Coombs. Charles Morse. William White.
Folder 42 Hantonia (Ship), 1805
Private policy insurance statement. N.A. Havens.
Folder 43 Hantonia (Ship), 1812-1817
Claims for wages and expenses while ship detained in Goteburg after declaration of war. Ship confined to port because of continued presence of British armed vessels. Wm. Haven. R. Shapley. A. Ladd. S. Lord. John Pierce. E.J. Long.
Folder 44 Harriet (Ship), 1820-1821
Vessel plundered en route from Danto Domingo to Portsmouth. George W. Collins. Richard Gerrish.
Folder 45 Hero (Brig), nd
Claims for loss on sugar insured for R.C. Wiggin and Co.
Folder 46 Hitty (Ship), 1805
Loss of cargo. Vessel plundered on passage from Portsmouth to Demerara. Thomas Chadbourne. Andrew Clark. Seth Walker.
Folder 47-48 Horace (Ship), 1806
Cargo of sugar and pepper damaged by sea water. William Christopher. John Francis. Nathanial Stoodly. Peter Turner. Benjamin Yeaton.
Folder 49 Hybernia (Sloop), 1816
Claims for servicing the Hibernia at the Isles of Shoals. Thomas A. Harris.
Folder 50 India Packet (Ship), 1804
Purchase of insurance. John Rindge. Thomas Sparhawk.
Folder 51 Intercourse (Ship), 1808
Invoice on cargo of sugar and coffee. George Cutts. Peter Coffin.
Folder 52 Islington (Ship), 1812
Vessel unlawfully seized and detained by Spanish off Havana. Primus Buckley. Samuel deSilva. Augustus Limoth. Nathanial Folsom. John Shackford.
Folder 53 Islington (Ship), 1817
Ship stranded on a reef on passage from Portsmouth to Havana. John Shackford.
Folder 54 Izette (Brig), 1807-1809
Claims and settlement for losses in Amsterdam. Peter Coffin.
Folder 1 James (Brig), 1804-1805
Settlement for two statements of loss: one for a deckload of cattle
Folder 2 James (Sloop), 1818
Cargo sold at auction in New Orleans. Vessel dragged anchor in a gale. Robert Blunt. John Bowles, Jr. Jacob Green
Folder 3 Jane (Brig), 1823
Total loss of vessel, caught in January gale on passage from Portsmouth to Puerto Rico. Loss of life. John Amazeen. John White. Nathan White, Jr. John Card.
Folder 4 Jane (Schooner), 1807-1809
Loss of cargo when schooner captured on voyage from New York to Smyrna. Josiah Bragdon. Robert Rice. John Thompson. John James. Jacob Patch. Samuel Ward.
Folder 5 Jason (Ship), 1807, nd
Letter regarding late payment. John B. Sewell. Thomas Webster.
Folder 6 Jefferson (Ship), 1803-1805
Ship with cargo of sugar and coffee seized by pirates on voyage from Demerara to Portsmouth. Lewis Barnes. Samuel Vennard. Nathaniel Pierce. John Wardrobe. W.S. Young.
Folder 7 Jefferson (Ship), 1804
Claim for damages to ship in a gale. Recommended that it be sold at public auction at Demerara. Edmund S. Young.
Folder 8-9 John Langdon (Brig), 1815-1816
Stranded in a gale off Seabrook Beach, MA, with cargo of fish, lumber, and sheep. David Anderson. John Badger. Josiah Beal. Zachariah Beales. O.C. Blunt. Thomas Brown. William Cate. David Currier. Stephen Dickson. Richard Fernald. Nathaniel Folsom.John Grant. Abner Haines. Noah Marston. John Hardy. Nathanial A. Haven. Thomas Haven. Samuel Hill.Thomas Johnson. George Kennard. John Lake. Mark Laighton. William Locke. Thomas Lovering. Robert Mendum. Francis Pettigrew.Josh. M. Prince. Edmund Roberts. Samuel Scriggins. James Sheafe. Thomas Sherburne. John H. Shortridge. Thomas Swasey. Joseph Stevens.Ebenezer Thompson. Margaret Tredick. Henry Tredick. John Tuckerman. William Walsh. Ephraim Wadleigh. Elisha Whidden.
Folder 10 John Vining (Schooner), 1804
Captured by a French privateer en route from Porte au Prince to New York. Thomas Aderton. Peter Lamore.Amasa Prentis. Walter Simonton.
Folder 11 Joseph (Brig), 1803-1804
Loss of deckload of cattle in passage from Portsmouth to Demerara. Edward Cutts. Jeremiah Rawlins. Henry Salter. Thomas Thompson.
Folder 12 Juno (Brig), 1804
Purchase of $3000 insurance policy for vessel en route to Jamaica. Ebenezer Stocker. John Wardrobe. Oliver Putnam. Eleazer Johnson. Isaac Rowe.
Folder 13 Kitty (Brig), 1803
Encountered squalls on voyage to Demerara. Lost deckload of sheep. Samuel Moore. Hugh Clarkson.
Folder 14 Lewis (Ship), 1820
Ship’s crew deserted in New Orleans after vessel ran aground. Lewis Barnes. Daniel R. Hammond. Robert Pearson.
Folder 15 Little Cherub (Brig), 1803-1804
Vessel captured in Martinique by the British. William Gerrish. Joshua Neal. Samuel Hutchings, Jr. Isaac Rindge. William Sheafe. John Underwood.
Folder 16 Liverpool Packet (Ship), nd
Statement of losses on cargo and vessel. No names or location.
Folder 17 Madeira (Brig), 1817
Loss of brig and cargo of molasses in Martinique. No names.
Folder 18 Magnet (Ship), 1807-1810
Seized by Danish pirates near Copenhagen on passage from Cadiz to St. Petersburg with cargo of sugar and wine. Captain Joseph Swett. David B. Nones. Thomas Hussey. Thomas Sheafe. Also incurred losses in a gale off Scotland. Jacob Barney. John Bowles, Jr. Martin Ackers. Edward J. Long.
Folder 19 Mahala Windsor (Ship), 1804-1805
Purchase of insurance. Phineas Adams. Samuel Ham. Thomas Kimball. Seth Sweetser. Thomas Sparhawk.
Folder 20 Margaret (Brig), 1822
Brig sold as salvage at Ensenada. Cargo damaged or lost. Captain Storer.
Folder 21 Maria Jane (Brig), 1805-1806
Cargo of sugar and coffee suffered water damage in voyage from Portsmouth to Amsterdam. Titus Salter. Peter Coffin.
Folder 22 Mariner (Brig), nd
Freight list and invoice for loss of cargo, 1812. N.A. Haven. Thomas Haven.
Folder 23 Mars (Brig), 1810
Vessel seized by Danish privateers off Copenhagen. George W. Balch. William Brewster. Joseph Clark. William Plasted.
Folder 24 Martha (Ship), 1821
Purchase of insurance policy on vessel for a voyage to Ireland. Samuel Shale. William Shale. Nathaniel A. Haven.
Folder 25 Martha and Jane (Schooner), 1818
List of estimated expenses for repairs on the vessel. G.S. Blunt. Jacob Sheafe.
Folder 26 Marvin (Brig), 1812
Warranty of license, protecting vessel from British capture. Abel Harris. Thomas A. Harris.
Folder 27 Mary (Barque), 1805-1806
Two separate claims. First, vessel plundered by French privateer off Savannah. Second, Ship damaged and cargo of tobacco lost when ship grounded near Cadiz, Spain, in a gale. George W. Balch. William Forbes. Truman Snow. John Wite. Jacob Williams, Jr.
Folder 28 Mary (Brig), 1806-1811
Questions on purchase of a return premium. John B. Sewell. Thomas Smith.
Folder 29 Mary (Brig), 1821
Damaged goods (paper and Bibles) from the vessel sold at auction. Lists many local names.
Folder 30 Mary (Schooner), 1806-1809
Two claims. Cargo of apples, cider and potatoes damaged in a gale off Cape Cod. Also, vessel struck a reef in a gale in the Bahamas. Jonathan R. Bell. Joseph Davis. Jonathan Dyer. John Chipman. Enoch Nash. John Thompson.
Folder 31 Mary (Russian) (Ship), 1807
Inquiry about insurance coverage for cargo. J.B. Sewell. J.W. Smith.
Folder 32 Mary and Francis (Schooner), 1812-1815
Two claims. 1812: arrived in New York from Madeira in distress. 1815: Storm damaged on another voyage from Madeira to New York. Captain lost overboard. Walter Brown. Nathaniel Cushing. Joseph W. March. Thomas March. Clement Marsh, Jr. Captain Randall. William Roberts. Moses Russell. John Saunders. John Shapley. John Stevens.
Folder 33 Mary Ann (Brig), 1822
Estimates for repairs on the brig. Isaac Nelson. William Nixon. William Rice. John L. Thompson.
Folder 34 May Flower (Brig), 1804-1805
Correspondence concerning insurance on vessel. Samuel Ham. Edward J. Long. James Rundlett. N. & W. Smith. Thomas Sparhawk.
Folder 35 Minerva (Brig), 1805
Letter in inquiry regarding insurance on cargo. Gilman & Langdon.
Folder 36 Nancy (Brig), 1803
Loss of vessel and the cargo of lumber, cattle, and fish in a gale. John Clark. George Cutts. Bouchez deLaneau. Alexander Dunlap. Simon Fernald. Thomas Sparhawk.
Folder 37 Nancy (Schooner), 1804-1805
Vessel and cargo lost; struck a ledge near Eastport, Maine. Daniel Ramsdell.
Folder 38 Nancy (Ship), 1804
Letters regarding arrival in Gibralter and next destination of the ship. William H. Boardman. Bussey & Ingalls Co. John Crocker.
Folder 39 Narcissa (Ship), 1804
Ship struck by a squall and took on water. Lost deckload of cattle and cargo ruined. Mate and two sailors drowned. Drifted forty days. James Cummins. John Frances. Thomas Sanderson. John Seaward. William Sheafe. Daniel Waldron.
Folder 40 Niagra (Ship), 1822
Vessel and cargo damaged by gales on voyage from Savannah to Liverpool. Nathanial Gookin. William Walden.
Folder 41 Norfolk (Brig), 1812-1813
$3000 bond from Edmund Roberts to NH Fire & Marine Insurance Company. Vessel sailed from Brazil and never heard from again.
Folder 1 Ohio (Brig), 1811-1815
Correspondence regarding insurance coverage in Jamaica. William Banks. Asa Freeman. William Hoseason. Nathaniel A. Haven. Edward J. Long. George Sinclair, Jr.
Folder 2 Olive (Brig), 1804-1805
Damaged by gales in passage from Portsmouth, NH, to Cadiz. William Carpenter. Joseph Goody. John James. Long & Hamilton. John Marden. William Racklif. Joseph Rubison. Joseph Stoodley.
Folder 3 Olive (Schooner), 1804
Request to purchase insurance. Daniel Bragdon. Samuel Curtis.
Folder 4 Olive Branch (Schooner), 1811
Statement of loss on vessel. B. Brierly. Samuel Chauncy. William Garland.
Folder 5 Oliver (Brig), 1821
Claim for loss of cable and anchor, cut to avoid being driven onshore. Jonathan L. Barrell. Nathaniel Barrell, Jr. Joseph Low. Samuel Stover.
Folder 6 Oliver (Schooner), 1812
Correspondence regarding insurance bill. Jonathan L. Barrell. John B. Sewell.
Folder 7 Oliver Peabody (Brig), 1803-1807
Loss of deckload in gale off Martinique. George F. Blunt. Stephen Gilman. Charles Grover. Gilman Leavitt. Oliver Peabody. Thomas Sparhawk. Henry Williams, seaman, drowned.
Folder 8 Orb (Schooner), 1822-1823
Correspondence regarding registration and whereabouts of the vessel. Nathaniel A. Haven. Herman Rich. T.H. Wood.
Folder 9 Orion (Ship), 1813
Vessel caught in a gale off Chesapeake Bay. Edward Griffiths. William Hanson. John Pitman. Ebenezer Rowe.
Folder 10 Orozembo (Ship), 1805
Caught in a gale in passage from Boston to Marseille. William Brewster. Charles Bloys. Ephraim Dennett. George Vinscent.
Folder 11 Ossian (Ship), 1811
Repairs and expenses for being captured by British and taken to Yarmouth. John Pierce. Ichabod Rollins.
Folder 12 Packet (Schooner), 1807
Bills of lading. Joseph S. Gilman. John Trefethen.
Folder 13 Pallas (Brig), 1804-1805
Losses sustained when captured by French privateer Little Estelle. Also detained by British frigate Cambrian. John Flagg. Lewis Francis. John Lake. Ebenezer Ricker. Joseph Riddick. Matthias S.Sayre. Joseph Smith. Joseph Talbot.
Folder 14-15 Patriot (Brig), 1815
Driven ashore in a gale near St. Bartholomew. Cargo and vessel sold as salvage. Josiah Bragdon. Nathaniel Baker. Henry Coakley. Jonathan Grant. Edward J. Long. Joshua Moore. Jonathan Perkins. Rufus Parsons. Jotham Seavey. Isaac Shaw.
Folder 16 Patriot (Ship), 1805
Letter of inquiry seeking information on loss of the ship Patriot near Santo Domingo. Reuben Paddock.
Folder 17 Peace (Schooner), 1815
Cast ashore in Salem, MA, in heavy gale. Bills relating to repair of vessel. Samuel Haley. N.A. Haven.
Folder 18 Perseverance (Schooner), nd
Letter regarding counterfeit money paid to captain when vessel sold as salvage in North Carolina.
Folder 19 Peter (Ship), 1805
Receipt for $6000 insurance on vessel.
Folder 20 Phoenix (Schooner), 1804
Account of items sold as salvage in Marblehead. Benjamin Swett.
Folder 21 Planter (Brig), 1805-1810
Two claims. 1. Damage to ship and loss of deckload of cattle in gale off Cape Sable. Winthrop Hilton. Absalom Trefethen. Edmund S. Young. 2. Vessel wrecked on island of Trinidad. Samuel Boardman. William Boyd. James Rundlett. Nathaniel A. Haven.
Folder 22 Polly (Brig), 1806
Statements of cargo losses and rigging expenses. Samuel Boardman.
Folder 23 Polly (Schooner), 1806
Request to stop insurance. Robert Noble. John Varrell.
Folder 24 Polly (Sloop), 1804
Sprung mast and lost sails and rigging in gale off New Bern, NC. Henry Donnell. William D. Molton.
Folder 25 Polly Ann (Sloop), 1818
Correspondence regarding expenses incurred in Bermuda. Nathaniel A. Haven.
Folder 26 Prince Madoc (Ship), 1810
Statement of loss of ship. J. Moor.
Folder 27 Quick Time (Schooner), 1805
Loss of deckload of sheep in gale off Guadeloupe. Hugh Clarkson. George Daniels.
Folder 28 Ram Dololl Day (Ship), 1818
Ship and cargo damaged in gales in passage from Calcutta to New York. Captain Goodwin. James Sheafe.
Folder 29 Ranger (Schooner), 1821
Request for insurance. Robert Little. Thomas Neil.
Folder 30 Rapid (Ship), 1810-1819
Loss of ship and cargo off coast of New Holland, bound from Boston to Canton. Boardman & Pope. Henry Dorr. Nathaniel A. Haven. Edward J. Long.
Folder 31 Rebecca (Brig), 1804
Loss of cable and anchor. Samuel Boardman. Thomas Brown. John Butman. Richard Low. Joseph Low. George Macy. James Robinson. Nathaniel Stoodley.
Folder 32 Regeneration (Ship), 1807
Loss of ship and cargo near St. Petersburg. George Cooper. Thomas Hanscom. George Mears. Eastwick Pray. Theodore Witham.
Folder 33 Regulator (Brig), 1805
Purchase of insurance. Daniel Fox. James Neal. Thomas Sparhawk.
Folder 34 Resign (Brig), 1818
Request for information about welfare and whereabouts of the vessel. Nathaniel A. Haven George Moody. Nahum Morrill.
Folder 35 Resolution (Ship), nd
List of investors in the ship.
Folder 36-37 Reward (Brig), 1804-1808
A claim for loss of cargo at Nevis and a claim for damages when the vessel went ashore at Ocracoke, NC.John Billings. ENathan Currier, Jr. Thomas Currier. John French. William Gardner. Edward J. Long. John Pierce. Thomas Sparhawk. Benjamin Swett. Also, claim for loss of cable and anchor on voyage from Lisbon to London. Allan. M. Haven. Joshua Haven. Edmund Roberts. John Thompson.
Folder 38 Roberts (Ship), 1812
Letter abandoning ship to insurance company because of declaration of war. Nathaniel A. Haven. Edmund Roberts. William M. Shackford.
Folder 39 Rising Sun (Brig), 1805
Statement of loss.
Folder 40 Rockingham (Brig), 1803-1804
Two claims. First, vessel damaged and lost cargo on passage to Demerara. Second, vessel driven ashore in North Carolina on passage from Granada to Norfolk. Nathaniel Folsom Adams. Lewis Barnes. Ephraim Keene. Gilman Leavitt. Thomas Mahoney. John Wardrobe. Francis Webber.
Folder 41-42 Rolla (Brig), 1817
Vessel fell over and was stranded near Mr. Sheafe’s wharf in Portsmouth, NH. Barnet Akerman. William Badger. James Bartlett. William Bishop. Joseph Brown. Charles Bradbury. James Butler. Edward Call. Peter Clarenburg. Jacob Cutter. William Dame, Jr. Andrew Daniels. James Day. Simon Fernald. John Francis. William Frost. John Goodridge. James Greenough. Samuel Greenough. Benning Hall. Nathaniel Haines. George Ham. James Ham. Samuel C. Handy. Nathaniel A. Haven. Thomas Haven. Walter B. Hill.Joseph Jones. Joshua Jones. Andrew Julian. Oliver P. Kennard. Alexander Ladd. Henry Ladd. Samuel Lane. John Langdon, Jr. Edward J. Long. Mark Lowd. Joseph Lowe. Henry Magery. Peter Miller. Daniel G. McGeach. Christopher Nutter. R.F. Phipps. John Richardson. Edmund Roberts. Reuben Shapley. William Sheafe. Simeon P. Smith. Samuel Stratton. Henry Swett. Ebenezer Thompson. Isaac Waldron. Joseph Wells. Jack Whelling.
Folder 43 Rolla (Schooner), 1807
Stranded at Monument Point, Plymouth, MA. Nahum Morrill. Thomas Thompson.
Folder 44 St. Cuthbert (Ship), 1806-1807
Two claims. First, lost jib boom and rigging in Calcutta. Second, stranded at Sandy Hook, NJ. John B. Sewell. Reuben Shapleigh. Thomas Thompson.
Folder 45 Sally (Brig), 1818
Damage to vessel and cargo of molasses at Martinique. Richard Cutts. Darius Frisbee. Thomas Haven. Charles Stevens.
Folder 46 Sally (Schooner), 1804-1807
Vessel went on the rocks at Eastport, ME. Henry Andrews. Joseph Cutts. Jones and Leighton. John Leighton. Samuel Steele. Benjamin Swett.
Folder 47 Sarah (Schooner), 1807
Vessel damaged by ice. William Barry. William Garland. Samuel Jones. John Morse. Nathaniel Mullen. Ebenezer Rowe. Joseph Stevens. William Williams.
Folder 48 Sarah Ann (Brig), 1816-1819
Two claims. First, damaged by gales in voyage from Portsmouth to Liverpool. Second, wrecked off Florida in passage from New Orleans to Gibralter. Joseph S. Balch. Jeremiah Banks. William Bishop. William Boyd. William Briard. Thomas Brown. George Clark. James Davis. George Fishley. John Frances. Nathaniel A. Haven. Daniel Hayes. Nathaniel Haynes. Fitzgerald Hill. George Hill. Joseph Johnson. Andrew Julian. Henry Parker. Thomas Perkins. Joshua Pierce.Samuel Sheafe. Thomas Sheafe. William Sheafe. Edward Tinker. Charles Harriot.
Folder 49 Silences (Ship), 1805-1806
Cargo of cotton damaged by seawater on voyage to Amsterdam. Benjamin Treadwell.
Folder 50 Siren (Schooner), 1816-1817
Invoice of cargo shipped to New Orleans. Bills for repairs to vessel in New Orleans. John Gookin.
Folder 51 Struggle (Brig), 1810
Bills incurred at port of St. Mary’s.
Folder 52 Success (Schooner), 1822
Requests reimbursement for $200 paid to French for saving the vessel from being confiscated by the English. James Harrold.
Folder 1 Thomas Wilson (Ship), 1810-1820
Ship bilged on the Isle of Shoals. Benjamin Brierley. Joshua Haven.
Folder 2 Tom (Ship), 1806-1807
Cast ashore in Portsmouth. Nathaniel A. Haven. John Have. Andrew Simpson. Peter Turner.
Folder 3 Trajan (Ship), 1818
Storm-damaged cargo auctioned at Hamburg, Germany. William Briard. Robert Jameson. Joshua Neal. Peter Turner.
Folder 4 Triton (Ship), 1820
Vessel was run foul by two ships in passage from Liverpool to Portsmouth.
Folder 5 Union (Brig), 1803-1808
Statement of loss. Micajah Currier. William Currier. Elizabeth Pinkham. Enoch Pinkham. George A. Roberts. W.A. Rogers. John B. Sewell. Enoch Titcomb. Richard Tripe.
Folder 6 Union (Schooner), 1815
Vessel stranded on Seawell’s Point in passage from Portsmouth to Norfolk. Aandrew Frisbee. Roger Quarles. Nathaniel Strong. James Williamson.
Folder 7 Union (Schooner), 1821
Put into Savannah in distress, in passage from Wilmington to Bermuda. Joshua W. Pierce.
Folder 8 United Kingdom (Brig), 1816-1817
Loss of deckload of horsesin passage from Portsmouth to Demerara. John Everett. Robert Fox. Edward J. Long. James MacDonald.
Folder 9 Venetia (Ship), 1805
Purchase of insurance. Henry Sheafe.
Folder 10 Washington (Schooner), 1804
Cast ashore near Cape Sable. John Pearson. John Wardrobe.
Folder 11 Watson (Ship), 1817
Struck a reef in a gale near Dungeness Light, in passage from London to Havre. Nathaniel A. Haven. Nathaniel Kennard. Hazen Kimball. Benjamin Swett.
Folder 12 White Oak (Brig), 1805
Correspondence regarding insurance coverage for spoiled cargo. John Langdon. Matthew Marsh.
Folder 13 White Oak (Ship), 1810
Loss of cargo.
Folder 14 William Henry (Ship), 1813
Ship abandoned to insurance company because of British blockade. Samuel Chauncy.
Folder 15 William and Thomas (Brig), 1821-1822
Damaged by heavy seas off Guadeloupe. Charles Coffin. Thomas Haven. Robert Rice.
Folder 16 Wonalanset (Ship), 1805-1806
Statement of damages to ship and cargo. John B. Sewell. Reuben Shapley.
Folder 17 Young Hornet (Sloop), 1822
Sales pf fifty bags of damaged coffee. Captain Bean. John A. Haven.
Folder 18 Zephyr (Schooner), 1816
Wrecked near Boston, MA, on voyage from New York to Castine, ME. William Badger. William Boyd. Caleb H. Hopkins. Edward J. Long. Robert Neal. Peters & Pond. Charles Stevens. Ebenezer Thompson. Ebenezer Tirrell. William Tuckerman. Isaac Waldron.
Folder 19 Zephyr (Ship), 1804-1805
Loss of cargo of oil. Benjamin Brierley. Edward Cutts. Nathaniel Harris.
Folder 20 List of insured ships, nd
Lists owners and shipmasters.
B. Insurance, 1803-1823
Insurance policies and proposals, some bound into volumes. Some volumes have indexes. Houses, stores, and merchandise were insured, but the bulk of policies were acquired for ships and cargoes.
Folder 21 Insurance Policy book, 1803
Folder 22-23 Insurance Proposals, 1803-1804
Proposals primarily for dwelling houses, barns, and stables. Shows plot lines and outlines of structures. Daniel Austin. Samuel Boardman. Thomas Brown. J.C. Chamberlain. Samuel Clark. Jacob M. Currier. Jeremiah Emery. John Frost. George Ham. Rebecca Hardy. Joseph Haven. Joshua Haven. William Neal. Edward Parry. William Rice. Alexander Rice. Hiram Rollins. John Sherburne. Joseph Smith. Samuel Sprague. Ann Treadwell. Daniel Treadwell. William Treadwell. Isaac Waldron. John Wardrobe. Joseph Willard.
Folder 24-25 Insurance Proposal books, 1804-1806
Folder 26 Insurance Proposals, 1805-1810
Proposals for dwelling houses and businesses. Includes description of property. William Brown. John Davenport. Jeremiah Hardy. Elisha Hill, Jr. Gideon Lamson. Joseph Swett. Thomas Thompson. Seth Walker.
Folder 27 Insurance Proposal book, 1806-1809
Folder 28 Insurance Policies, 1812-1813
Folder 29 Insurance Proposal book, 1815-1816
Folder 1-3 Insurance Proposal book, 1816-1823
Folder 4-5 Insurance Policy book, 1821-1823, indexes
Both policy books indexed alphabetically by vessel, giving name of insured vessel, its owner(s), and its master.
Folder 6 Insurance Proposals, nd
Proposal for insurance for contents of printing office. James Norrie. Isaac Waldron, Jr. Nathaniel W. Pierce.
Folder 7 Insurance Miscellaneous, 1803-1805
C. Financial, 1803-1824
Account books of the company secretaries (Thomas Sparhawk, John B. Sewell, and Edward J. Long), monthly statements, cash accounts, list of notes and notes due, risks taken, bills for building the office, check stubs, and the 1824 summation of accounts. Filed in oversize folders are monthly exhibits from 1803-1822, a list of sales at auction in 1817, and balance sheets.
Folder 1 Account Book, 1803-1817
Folder 2 Thomas Sparhawk Account book, 1804-1810
Folder 3 John Sewall Account book, 1810-1815
Folder 4-5 Ledgers, 1803-1804
Lists subscribers Isaac Alfred, Henry David, Peter James, Samuel Jeremy, George Johnson, Michael Joseph, Stephen Moses, Solomon Thomas. Jonathan William
Folder 6 Accounts ledger, nd
Folder 7-22 Monthly Statements, 1803-1820
Losses claimed in each year, listed by vessel name and owner name.
Folder 1-2 Monthly Statements, 1821-1822
Folder 3-8 Cash Accounts, 1816-1822
Folder 9-12 Cash Books, 1816-1823
Folder 13 List of Premium Notes book, 1803-1824
Includes numerous local names.
Folder 14-19 List of Notes, 1803-1822
Includes numerous local names.
Folder 20-23 Notes, 1806-1818
Folder 1-3 Notes, 1819-1824
Folder 4-11 Risks Taken/Notes Due, 1809-1823
Includes numerous names of vessels.
Folder 12 Risks Taken book, 1820-1822
Folder 13-16 Bills for Building Office, 1803-1805
Gives names for many local businessmen and tradesmen, including Mark Akerman, Thomas Amory, David Burgess, Jonathan Crockett, George Daniels, John S. Davis, Edward Dimsey, Thomas Ellison, William Fales, Samuel Fernald, Joseph Jewett, Samuel Jones, Thomas Leigh, Joshua Libby, Jason Mack, N. Merriam, J.B. Mooney, Timothy Murray, Sargent Patten, Joshua Pickering, Isaac Pray, Samuel Pray, Mark Simes, John Smith, Steven R. Spinney, Woodbury Tucker, and others.
Folder 17 Building Account book, 1803-1805
Includes many local names.
Folder 18-24 Bills and Receipts, 1803-1809
Includes many local names.
Folder 1-12 Bills and Receipts, 1810-1824
Folder 13 Summation of Accounts, 1824
Folder 14 Dividends Paid, 1803-1821
Folder 15 Dividend Orders, 1820-1825
Folder 16 Loses, Premiums, and Misc. Financial, 1805-1821
Folder 17-18 Portsmouth Bank Account books, 1803-1821
Folder 19-21 Order Check Stubs book, 1806-1821
Folder 1-6 Order Check Stubs book, 1812-1820
D. Correspondence, 1803-1823
Correspondence from investors and shareholders, usually discussing premiums, payment of notes, inability to pay, the embargo and blockade situations, the financial situation of the company, etc. Correspondents include W. Woart of Newburyport, Samuel Chauncy, E.L. Davenport, John Langdon and John Gilman Jr., Robert Harris, Ebenezer Stocker, Ebenezer Thompson, Seth Sweetser, Thomas Sparhawk, Walton Simonton, James Neal, David Green, and Ichabod Nichols. One letter, from Nathaniel A. Haven in 1809, is his acceptance of the office of president. Also included is a letterbook for 1803-1819.
Folder 7-14 Letters, 1803-1823
Folder 1 Letter Book, 1803-1819
E. Administrative, 1803-1825
Includes letters from the underwriters of the company in 1803, the authorization for purchase of land on Market Square, record books of meetings and the administration, list of stockholders, and papers on the 1825 dissolution of the company.
Folder 2 Authorization for Purchase of Land, 1803
Benjamin Brierley. Thomas Brown. Jeremiah Libby. John Melcher. John Rindge. Isaac Smith.
Folder 3 Underwriters of the Company, 1803
Nathaniel Adams. William Ballard. Thomas Brown. Greenleaf Clark. Jonathan Clark. John Gilman, Jr. Samuel Ham. Gilman Leavitt. John Wardrobe.
Folder 4 Record Book of Meetings, 1803-1825
Includes copy of the act incorporating the NH Fire and Marine Insurance Company, June 10, 1803. Lists original officers of the company: Samuel Boardman, Benjamin Brierley, homas Brown, Samuel Ham, Joshua Haven, Gilman Leavitt, Edward J. Long, John Rindge, James Rundlett, Ebenezer Thompson, Isaac Waldron, Jr., John Wardrobe,
Folder 5 Administrative Record Book, 1805-1813
G.W. Balch. John Barnes. Peter Coffin. Abel Harris. Eliphalet Ladd. Peter Turner.
Betsey (Brig), Eliza (Ship), Fanny (Ship), Ferdinand (Brig), George Washington (Brig), Mary (Bark), Ohio (Brig), Polly (Brig), Tom (Ship), White Oak (Brig),
Folder 1 Committee Reports after Examining the Books, 1816-1825
Charles Coffin. Thomas Harris. Edward J. Long. Robert Rice. Roberts, Edward. Samuel Sheafe.
Folder 2 Meeting Minutes, 1821-1824, nd
Folder 3 List of Stockholders, 1806-1821
Folder 4 Report of Whether to Abandon the Company, 1819
Edward Cutts, Jr. John Haven. Samuel Lord.
Folder 5 Committee of Acts Report, 1820
Elisha Hill. Edward J. Long. Samuel Lord.
Folder 6 Dissolution of the Company, 1825
F. Legal, 1804-1822
By-laws and riles, litigation, powers of attorney, the John P. Lord and Samuel Lord debt and stock transfer in 1821, and the John B. Sewell embezzlement case papers from 1814-1816.
Folder 7 By-Laws, Rules and Regulations, 1813
Folder 8 Power of Attorney, 1804-1822
Edward Hayman. Samuel Larkin. Gilman Leavitt. Thomas Neil. Oliver Peabody. Sarah W. Peabody. Nathaniel Rogers. Joseph H. Shepard. Ebenezer Stocker. William Woart. Others.
Folder 9 Litigation, 1805-1822
Nathaniel Adams. Ambrose Allen. Levi Bartlett. Thomas Brown. George Clark. Nathaniel Cutter. Geroge Cutts. James Dimon. Samuel Elliot. Winthrop B. Norton. Edward Parry. William Sheafe. Jeremiah Smith. Thomas Thompson. George Turner. Ebenezer Wentworth.
Folder 10 J. B. Sewell Embezzlement Case, 1814-1816
Nathaniel A. Haven. Alexander Ladd. Edward J. Long. William Prescott. Robert Rice. Edmund Roberts. James Rundlet.
Folder 11 John P. and Samuel Lord Debt and Stock Transfer, 1821
Includes an unexplained list of names, bookcase dimensions, insurance questions, and the NH State election vote count of 1810-1811.
Folder 12 Insurance Questions
Folder 13 10th of June, Celebration
George F. Blunt. Stephen Pierce. Samuel Larkin. J.P. Lord. Emanuel Morris. John B. Sewell. George F. Smith. Others.
Folder 14 Bookcase Dimensions
Folder 15 N.H. State Election Vote Count, 1810-1811
H. Share Certificates
Nathaniel Adams. Joshua Ballard. William Ballard. Samuel Barnard. Lewis Barnes. Anna Bartlett. George F. Blunt. Langley Boardman. Samuel Boardman. William Boyd.
Harriet Bradbury, Oliver Briard. Benjamin Brierley. Elihu D. Brown. Nathan Brown. Thomas Brown.
Samuel Calder. Samuel Chauncey. Samuel Chamberlain. Charles W. Chauncey. Betty Champney. Bradbury Cilley.
Betsy Hamilton Clark, George Clark, Greenleaf Clark. Harriet Bradbury Clark. Jonathan Clark. Joseph Clark, Jr.
Benjamin Conner. Daniel Connor. Elizabeth Connor. John Connor.
Jacob Cutter. Nathaniel Cutter. William Cutter. Edward Cutts, Jr. George Cutts.
Nathaniel Dean. Epes Ellery. Abigail Emerson. Edward Emerson. John Flagg. Nathaniel Folsom. John French. Theodore Furber. Jonathan Gage. John Taylor Gilman, Jr. John Goddard. Samuel Greeley. David Green.
George Ham. Samuel Ham. William H. Ham.
John Hamilton. Oliver Hamilton. Abel Harris. Mary Ann L. Harris.
Robert Harris. Theodore Harris. Thomas A. Harris. John Haven. Joshua Haven.
Nathaniel Haven. John Haven. Thomas Haven. William A. Hayes. Edward P. Hayman. Elisha Hill, Jr. Samuel Hill.
Silas Holman. Ivory Hovey.
Eliphalet Ladd. Henry Ladd. Elexander Ladd. Gideon Lamson. Samuel Larkin. Gilman Leavitt. Thomas Leigh.
Benjamin Leverett. Edward St. Loe Livermore. Edward J. Long. John Lord. Samuel Lord.
Jeremiah Mason. John McClintock. John Melcher. Samuel Moore.
James Neal. Jonathan Palmer. Winthrop B. Norton. Enoch G. Parrott. John F. Parrott. Edward Parry. New Hampshire Bank.
Amos L. Parsons. Oliver Peabody. Peter Pearse, Jr. Joseph Peirce. Mark W. Peirce. Joseph W. Pickering. Washington Peirce.
Presidentm, directors, and company of the Portsmouth Bank.
Ebenezer Ricker, Jr. John Rindge. Edmund Roberts. John Rogers. Nathaniel Rogers. James Rundlett.
John Salter. Joseph Smith. John B. Sewell. Reuben Shapley. Jacob Sheafe, Jr. James Sheafe. Samuel Sheafe. William Sheafe. Benjamin Shepard. Ebenezer Stocker. Benjamin Swett.
Benjamin Thompson. Ebenezer Thompson. John L. Thompson. Thomas Thompson. William W. Thompson.
Azariah Waldron. Daniel Waldron. Isaac Waldron, Jr. Isaac Waldron. Seth Walker. Tobias Walker. Keyron Walsh.
John Wardrobe. William Woart. William White. Israel Young.
II. Reading Room Papers, 1803-1824
Contains lists of subscribers, correspondence concerning the reading room, bills and receipts (usually newspaper subscriptions), and the Subscription Room Book.
Folder 1 Subscription Room book, 1808-1820
Many local names, including William Haven, Clement Storer, William Shackford, Theodore Chase, James Kennard, Elihu D. Brown, Peyton Freeman, Nathan B. Folsom.
Folder 2 Subscribers to the Reading Room, 1810-1814, nd
Names include Peyton R. Freeman, Edward Cutts, Jr., J.W. March, Daniel Webster, Robert Rice, Peter Pearse, William Garland, Samuel Cushman, Samuel Lord, Joseph Lowe, others.
Folder 3 Rules
Folder 4 Letters, 1813-1820
Nathaniel A. Haven. Edward J. Long.
Folder 5 Reading Room Bills, 1808-1812
E.W. Allen. Langley Boardman. Thomas Cushing. Jonathan Payson. Mark Simes. William Weeks. S. Whidden.
Folder 6 Reading Room Bills, 1813-1814
E.W. Allen. Lewis Barnes. Beck and Foster. Thomas C. Cushing. P.R. Freeman. Daniel Rundlett. Jonathan Payson. A.W. Penhallow. Robert Read. Samuel Sheafe. Arthur Shirley. William Treadwell. Charles Turrell. J.C. Tuttle. D. Webster. William Weeks.
Folder 7 Reading Room Bills 1815-1816
E.W. Allen. D.C. Ballard. Beck and Foster. William W. Clapp. Gales and Seaton. Edward J. Long. Monroe and French. Jonathan Payson. Wibird Penhallow. Mark Simes. W.L. Spear. William Weeks. Samuel Whidden.
Folder 8 Reading Room Bills 1817-1819
Beck and Foster. William Clapp. North and Melcher Mark Simes .Isaac Hill. Joseph C. Spear. William S. Spear. William Weeks. Others.
Folder 9 Reading Room Bills 1820-1824
Gales and Seaton. Nathan Hale. Jason Hall. Lang, Turner. Nathaniel Melcher, Jr. Thomas Neil. Jonathan Payson. Edmund Roberts. Russell and Gardner. Others.
Folder 10 Reading Room Bills nd.
III. Policy Books, 1803-1812
Phase box 1 Insurance Policy Record Books, 1809-1810, index
Phase box 2 Insurance Policy Record Books, 1810-1812, index
Phase box 3 Account of Policies Book, 1803-1809
Oversize Manuscript Box 1
OV53 Alligator (Brig), 1805; Ann (Brig), 1812-1820; Ariadne (Ship), 1811
George Humphrey. George McLean. John Rice. John Stavers. Theodore Young.
OV54 Blossom (Brig), 1806; Ceres (Ship), 1805; Concordia (Ship), 1817
Elihu D. Brown. James Brown. Edwin Little Coffin. Samuel Davis. Edward S. Horne. Daniel Humphreys. Benjamin G. Lord. Richard Muchmore. James Perkins. Samuel Rand.
OV55 Diana (Brig), 1804; Erz Engel (Ship), 1812; Fanny (Ship), 1806
Charles Blunt. O.C. Blunt. Nathaniel Boardman. Theophilus Bradbury. Josiah Grover. Andrew Hussey. Samuel Morrison. Richard Saunders. William Stavers. William Thomas. Andrew Thompson. Daniel Vaughan. Seth Walker. George Welch.
Frisby. Caleb H. Hopkins. Joshua Neal. Joseph Kingsbury. William Pearse. Nathaniel Pierce. Enoch Pinkham. Reuben S. Randall. Richard Saunders. Thomas B. Stevens. Robert White. Edmund OV56 Hannah (Brig), 1815-1819; Gleanor (Schooner), 1818; Governor Strong (Brig), 1806
O.C. Blunt. Nathaniel Boardman. Andrew Hussey. Samuel Morrison. Richard Saunders. William Stavers.
OV57 Ferdinand (Brig), 1806; James (Brig), 1805; Jefferson (Ship), 1804
Isaac Baldwin. Asa Bodwell. Benjamin Fernald. Simon Fernald. John Hopper. Thomas Pennewell. Daniel Pierce. Nathaniel Pierce. William Ratcliffe. Charles T. Stevens. Samuel Vennard. Edmund S. Young.
OV58 Martha (Brig), 1821; Mary (Barque), 1805-1806; Ohio (Brig), 1821
Richard Aldridge. Jacob Alley. William K. Carter. Joshua P. Clark. Timothy Knight. George Lear. George Loud. Samuel Moore. John Sinclair, Jr.
OV59 Oliver Peabody (Brig), 1807-1810; Pallas (Brig), 1804; Reward (Brig), 1808
William Christopher. Samuel Elliot. Benjamin Fall. Theodore Fernald. William Fernald. John Flagg. John Gillett. Stephen Gilman. James Greenough. Ebenezer Ricker. Matthias Sayre. Henry Stackpole. John Tompson.
OV60 Sarah Ann (Brig), 1815; Thomas Wilson (Ship), 1819; Union (Schooner), 1816; Watson (Ship), 1806
Jeremiah Banks. Richard Billings. William Boyd. Peter Cushing, Jr. Andrew Frisbie. Samuel Haley. James Harvey. Joshua Neil. Joseph Swett. Edmund S. Weeks.
Flat Box 1
OV61 Ship Insurance Policies, 1803-1823
Adventure (Sloop). Agenonia (Barque). Alert (Brig). Alfred (Ship). Alligator (Brig). Almira (Brig). Amity (Sloop). Ann (Brig). Aurora (Ship). Betsey (Brig). Bristol Packet(Ship). Brutus (Ship). Cato (Ship). Ceres (Ship). Charles (Brig). Charles (Ship). Columbia (Schooner). Shipmasters: Michael Beck. Charles Blunt. Robert Blunt. Elihu D. Brown. William Day. Joseph A. Ellery. James Greenough. Leonard Hall. Joseph Jenkins. William Marshall. George McClean. Enoch G. Parrott. John Perkins, III. Seward Porter. John Rice. Ebenezer Ricker, Jr. Ebenezer Rowe. William W. Thompson. John Tilton.
OV62 Ship Insurance Policies, 1803-1823
Diana (Brig). Dolphin (Brig). Dolphin (Schooner). Doris (Ship). Dove (Schooner). Durham (Brig). Edward (Schooner). Elizabeth (Brig). Eliza (Ship). Enterprise (Brig). Equater (Brig). Shipmasters: Andrew Bell. Asa Bodwell. Charles Blunt. John Burnham. Andrew Clark. A. Hussey. Eleazer Johnson. John Lowe. Ebenezer Rowe. John Salter, Jr. Thomas M. Shaw. Ephraim Sutton. R.S. Tibbits. Henry Tredick. Read Vennard.
OV63 Ship Insurance Policies, 1803-1823
Fanny (Schooner). Fanny (Ship). Favorite (Schooner). Felicity (Brig). Florenzo (Ship). Friends (Ship). George (Ship). George Washington (Brig). Governor Strong (Brig). Granville (Ship). Shipmasters: Lewis Barnes. John Bell. Robert Blunt. Nathaniel Boardman. Thomas Boardman. William Boyd. Nathaniel Gunnerson. Thomas E. Oliver. Richard Shatleigh. E. Smith. Seth Walker, Jr.
OV64 Ship Insurance Policies, 1803-1823
Hamilton (Brig). Hampden & Sydney (Ship). Hannah (Brig). Hantonia (Brig). Hector (Brig). Hero (Brig). Hitty (Brig). India Packet (Ship). Industry (Schooner). Intercourse (Ship). Irene (Brig). Islington (Ship). James (Brig). James (Ship). Jane (Schooner). Jefferson (Ship). John Langdon (Brig). John Vining (Schooner). Shipmasters: Thomas Addington. John Amazeen. Asa Bodwell. George Cutts. Simon Fernald. James Hooper. George Janvrin. T.H. Jewett. George Kennard. Waldron Kenniston. Samuel Pray. Thomas Rindge. Thomas Roach. Richard Saunders. John Shackford. D. Spinney. Joseph Swett. John Thompson. William Trefethen. Edmund S. Young.
OV65 Ship Insurance Policies, 1803-1823
Ledenault (Ship). Little Cherub (Brig). Magnet (Ship). Maria Jane (Brig). Mariner (Brig). Mars (Brig). Mary (Barque). Nancy (Brig). Nancy (Schooner). Narcissa (Brig). Neptune (Ship). Newhampshire (Brig). Norfolk (Brig). Oliver Peabody (Brig). Ossian (Ship). Shipmasters: Robert Aram. George W. Balch. Elihu D. Brown. Charles Coffin. Simon Fernald. Steven Gilman. Philip Greeley. Samuel Hutchings, Jr. John S. Place. Daniel Ramsdell. Titus Salter. John Seward. Thomas Shane. Thomas B. Stevens. Charles Treadwell. S. Woodman.
OV66 Ship Insurance Policies, 1803-1823
Packet (Schooner). Pallas (Brig). Patriot (Brig). Peace (Schooner). Peter (Ship). Phanex (Schooner). Planter (Brig). Polly (Brig). Prince Madoc (Ship). Prudence (Schooner). Quick Time (Schooner). Shipmasters: Samuel Boardman. Josiah Bragdon. Hugh Clarkson. Henry Donnel. Simon Fernald. John Flagg. Benjamin Grace. Edmund Grover. Waldron Keniston. John Lake. Joseph Low. John Moore. John Noble. John Seward. John Tilton. John Trefethren. Seth Walker, Jr. Edmund S. Young.
OV67 Ship Insurance Policies, 1803-1823
Ram Dollol Day (Ship). Rapid (Ship). Rebecca (Brig). Regeneration (Brig). Resign (Brig). Resolution (Brig). Reward (Brig). Reward (Schooner). Rising Sun (Brig). Rockingham (Brig). Rolla (Schooner). St. Cuthbert (Ship). Sally (Brig). Sally (Schooner). Sarah (Schooner). Sarah Anne (Brig). Strong (Schooner). Success (Schooner). Tom (Ship). Thomas Wilson (Ship). Shipmasters: Nathaniel S. Adams. Thomas Arnard. Jeremiah Banks. Lewis Barnes. Stephen Batson. Elihu D. Brown. John Brown. John Butman. Henry Dorr. Daniel Goodwin. William Harrold. Seth Hatch. Michael Hooker. James Laighton. Joseph Lowe, Jr. Samuel Plummer. Dominicus Pope. Thomas Rindge. John H. Seaward. John Thompson, Jr. Thomas Thompson.
OV68 Ship Insurance Policies, 1803-1823
Union (Schooner). Union (Brig). United Kingdom (Brig). Washington (Schooner). Watson (Ship). White Oak (Brig). White Oak (Ship). William (Brig). Wonolancet (Ship). Zephyr (Schooner). Zephyr (Ship). Shipmasters: John Everitt. Andrew S. Young.
OV69 House Insurance Policies, 1804-1805
Oversize Manuscript Box 1
OV70 Monthly Exhibits, 1803-1822, nd
OV71 Balance Sheets, 1813-1824
OV72 Sales at Auction, 1817
OV73 Blank Forms