Susanna Cummings (Ship) records

Susanna Cummings (Ship) records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Susanna Cummings (Ship).
Title: Susanna Cummings (Ship) records
Dates: 1840-1846
Quantity: 0.9 Linear feet (2 document boxes, 1 oversized folder C)
Abstract:The collection consists of papers relating to the ship Susanna Cummings (Portsmith, N.H.) from November, 1840 - June, 1846. The papers include 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 Eastern and Southern seaboards of the United States and England. In particular, the materials detail cotton and commodity prices, ship damage due to a storm off England and the settlement of claims pertaining to cargo and the crew, as well as repairing and outfitting the vessel. About one-third of the material pertains to activities at Mobile (AL) and Savannah (GA).
Coll. Number: ms2809

Biographical/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.


Arranged by voyage and captain.

Index 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).

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.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Susanna Cummings (Ship) records. MS 2809. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


Series 1: Voyage, Captain Charles H. Salter, November 1840-June 1841

2Portsmouth, November 1840
3Mobile, December 1840-January 1841
4Liverpool, March-April 1841
5New York, May-June 1841
6Bills paid, 1840

Series 2: Voyage, Captain Joseph Grace, June 1841-November 1841

8Savannah, July 1841
9Bills paid, 1841

Series 3: Voyage, Captain Charles H. Salter, December 1841-May 1842

11New York, November-December 1841
12Mobile, December 1841-February 1842
13Liverpool, March-April 1842
14New York, May-June 1842
15Bills paid, 1842

Series 4: Voyage, Captain Thomas B. Clark, August 1843-April 1844

17Savannah, October 1843
18Liverpool, January-February 1844
19Boston, March 1844
20Bills paid, 1843

Series 5: Voyage, Captain Thomas B. Clark, April 1844-September 1844

22Boston, April 1844
23Liverpool, June-July 1844
24Boston, September-October 1844
25Bills paid, 1844
26Bills unpaid and credited, 1844

Series 6: Voyage, Captain Thomas B. Clark, October 1844-September 1845

2Boston/Portsmouth, October-November 1844
3Savannah, November 1844-January1845
4Liverpool, January-March 1845
5Baltimore, May-June 1845
6Nieuwediep/Amsterdam, July 1845
7Hartlepool, July-August 1845
8Boston, September-October 1845
9Coal invoices, 1845
10Bills paid, 1845

Series 7: Voyage, Captain William H. Parsons, October 1845-January 1846

12Mobile, November-December 1845
13Formby, January-March 1846
14Liverpool, February-June 1846
15Account Captain William Parsons, March- August 1846
16Bills paid, 1846
17Portsmouth, 1846-1849
18Freight lists/cargo manifests, 1842-1846
19Crew lists

Series 8: Freight and Crew lists

220Freight lists/cargo manifests
21Crew list, 1790 1840
on verso: Acts for ...regulation of seamen..
OS Folder
1CFreight lists, 1840s