1.   Historical note

2.   Scope and content

3.   Provenance

4.   Processing note

5.   Inventory

6.   Subjects

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 Congdon Family Papers

 Seafaring family of East Greenwich, Rhode Island.

 Papers, 1811-1916.

 Size: 3 linear feet

 Catalog number: MSS 363

 Processed by: Robin Flynn, January 2000.

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©Rhode Island Historical Society

Manuscripts Division


Historical note:

            The papers in this collection are of four generations of the Congdon family of Exeter and East Greenwich, Rhode Island. Several men in the Congdon family were mariners. The men of the first two generations represented, Peleg Congdon (1784-1862) and his son John Remington Congdon (1819-1863), were sea captains. The father of John’s wife Cynthia (Sprague) Congdon had been a mariner; as was Asmus Ferdinand Carstein (1842-1874), the first husband of John’s daughter Mary Remington Congdon. The Congdon family were Quakers.

            Peleg Congdon was born in Exeter, Rhode Island, the son of John Congdon and his third wife, Abigail Carr. Peleg married Mary Remington (1792-1820) of Warwick in 1816; she was the daughter of Henry Remington and Margaret LeValley. Besides being a sea captain, Peleg kept a hotel in the village of Apponaug, in Warwick, from 1819 to 1832; after this period, he moved to East Greenwich. He later was employed by the federal government, directing ship-building.

            Peleg and Mary’s son, John Remington Congdon, was born August 6, 1819, probably in Apponaug. Not much is known of his childhood. His mother died the year after he was born. One clue as to who may have cared for John in his mother’s place is found in a letter from his father, written June 25, 1837: “I wish you to visit R. Island/ first let your call at E. Greenwich be limited/ the Widow Tibbits (or the woman you have called Mother) is now Manchester/ She was married to Jose Manchester who lived down near the factory, made beadstids tables &c.”

            John Congdon’s only career was that of sea captain. He spent most of his adult life on the water, conducting trading voyages all over the world. His destinations included the southern and western coasts of the United States; South America; Africa; China; Singapore; Calcutta; France; Scotland; and Ireland. He first went to sea at the age of sixteen, serving as ship’s boy on the bark Index (George Barrell, master) from 1836 to 1837. He then served as ship’s boy on the ship Oneida from 1837 to 1838. By the age of 20, he had reached the status of second mate, serving in that capacity on the ships Albion (1840-1841) and Sophia (1841-1842), and the bark Weybosset (1844-1846). On his next voyage on the bark Montgomery (1846-1848), Congdon started out as first mate; he became master of the vessel in 1848. The Montgomery was wrecked in an Atlantic hurricane, off the northeastern U. S. coast, in September, 1848; the survivors were picked up by the packet Elijah Swift, bound for Scotland, after drifting five days in a lifeboat. Congdon next sailed as master of the brigs Oriental (1849-1850) and Sacramento (1850-1852); the bark Hannah Thornton (1852-1854); and the clipper ship Caroline Tucker (1855-1863). He died February 28, 1863, when he was swept off the Caroline Tucker in a heavy gale while attempting to round Cape Horn.

            Congdon had married Cynthia Sprague (1820-1880) of East Greenwich in 1842. She was the daughter of mariner John Sprague (1784-1822) and his second wife, Lydia Anthony (1794-1877).

Lydia had never re-married after her husband’s early death, and Cynthia helped to support herself and her mother by working as a seamstress in her mother’s shop.

            Cynthia and her husband had a deeply commited relationship. They had two children, Mary Remington Congdon (1842-1916) and George Barrell Congdon (1846-1902). George was named after the master of the bark Index, the first vessel on which his father sailed. Both children, along with their mother, accompanied John Congdon on sea voyages at various times between 1852 and 1862. During the first few years of her marriage, Cynthia had remained at home when her husband sailed; but by 1852, the emotional hardship she endured during his absences induced her to accompany him to San Francisco on the brig Hannah Thornton, along with young George. In a letter to John dated March 12, 1851, she lamented, “It seems to me that I can never bear to be separated from you again. Why did I not say that I would go with you when you wished to make an arrangement with your owners, for me to be with my John I cannot tell why it was, for I am sure I wished to go...”

            Cynthia Congdon never remarried after John Congdon’s death. She lived in East Greenwich the remainder of her life, and died at the age of 59.

            Mary Congdon sailed with her parents on the Hannah Thornton’s second voyage in 1854, and on the Caroline Tucker from 1860 to 1862. She began writing journals both at home and at sea at the behest of her father. In a letter to Mary dated April 14, 1851, John Congdon told his daughter, “As soon as you learn to write, well, Pa Pa, wishes, for you to keep a little journal, to write in every day some; tell how you feel, if well, or sick...Pa Pa, will get all books necessary for you... .”

            When not sailing with their parents, Mary and her brother lived under the care of their grandmother, Lydia Sprague, and attended school. Mary attended the Hillside Boarding and Day School for Young Ladies in East Greenwich.

            In 1870, Mary married German seafarer Asmus Ferdinand Carstein (1842-1874); he died suddenly at the age of thirty-one. Mary was married again in 1883 to her second cousin James Vaughn Dearstyne (1849-1892), a New York hotel operator. She had two daughters, both by her first marriage: Mary Catharina (1872-1882), who died of heart disease, and Margarethe (Carstein) Allen (1874-1955), who married Thomas Allen (1874-1948).

            In his youth, George Congdon attended the Friends’ School (later the Moses Brown school) in Providence. He remained in Providence after his school years. For part of his adult life, he was a traveling salesman for Congdon & Aylesworth, wholesale shoe and boot dealers; after retiring from this business he became involved in photography. In 1902, he died suddenly in Providence while shooting a photograph in Roger Williams Park.

            Most members of the Congdon family are buried in St. Luke’s Cemetery in East Greenwich, Rhode Island.


John R. Congdon sailing itinerary:

Index (bark) (ship’s boy): New York to Valparaiso, Callao, Coquimbo, and return, 1836-1837

Oneida (ship) (ship’s boy): New York to Canton and Hong Kong, 1837-1838

Albion (ship) (second mate):

            New York to Liverpool to Boston, 1840

            Boston to Calcutta, 1841 (ship condemned; see journal entry for September 17, 1841)

Sophia (ship) (second mate): Calcutta to Boston, 1841-1842

Weybosset (bark) (second mate):

            New York to Glasgow, Scotland and return, 1844

            New York to Cadiz, Gibraltar, Rio de Janeiro, New Orleans and return, 1844-1845

            New York to Mobile and return to Boston, 1845-1846

            Boston to Mobile and return, 1846

Montgomery (bark) (first mate; became master September, 1848?):

            New York to Africa and return to Providence, 1846-1847

            New York to Africa and return to Providence, 1847-1848

            East Greenwich to ?, 1848 (shipwrecked September, 1848)

Oriental (brig) (master): Boston to Africa and return to New York, 1849-1850

Sacramento (brig) (master):

            New York to Africa and return, 1850

            New York to Africa, Arabian Sea, Persian Gulf, and return, 1851-1852

Hannah Thornton (bark) (master):

            New York to San Francisco, South America, and return, 1852-1854

Baltimore to Ireland to New York; New York to New Orleans and return; New York to New Orleans, via Bahamas, and return, 1854-1855

Caroline Tucker (clipper ship) (master):

            New York to East Indies, 1855

            New York to South America, France, and return to Peru, 1856-1858

            New York to San Francisco, South America, and return to New York, 1858-1859

            New York to Mobile, France, and return to Mobile, 1860

New York to San Francisco, Peru (loading guano), Spain, return to New York via Gibraltar, 1860-1862

            New York to Acapulco, Mexico (Congdon lost at Cape Horn, 1863)


Clark, Bertha W. “The Compiler’s Congdon Line in Detail,” 1955.

Crandall, Earl P. Great-Grandma was a Congdon. Salem: Higginson Book Co., 1995.

Stattler, Richard. “A Guide to Women’s Diaries in the Manuscripts Division of the Rhode Island Historical Society Library,” 1999.

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Scope and content:

            Four generations of Congdons are represented in this collection, but the papers of the second and third generations - John Remington Congdon, his wife Cynthia, and their daughter, Mary R. (Congdon) Carstein Dearstyne - are central to the collection. Generally, the collection includes correspondence; personal journals; journals of maritime trading voyages; ships’ logs and papers, including invoices and receipts; and household accounts and account books, dating between 1815 and 1916. The bulk of the ships’ papers, including the logs and journals, are those of John R. Congdon, and fall between the dates 1836 and 1863.

            The papers of Peleg Congdon, John’s father, include two folders of correspondence. Most of the letters are from the woman he married, Mary Remington, and contain social and domestic news, and her personal reflections on their relationship. Letters to Congdon signed “S H” are probably those of Mary Remington’s cousin Sarah Holden (1792?-1815), the daughter of Mary’s aunt Sarah (Remington) Holden; see two letters from Mary and “S H” dated March 12, 1812. Several of Mary’s letters speculate as to Peleg’s personal character and suitability as a husband (see, for example, one dated January 16, 1813), and some dated after the marriage indicate there were problems in the relationship. Unfortunately, there is only one letter in the collection from Peleg to Mary, containing little personal content, and written well before their marriage (1812). The letter is filed with Peleg’s papers in Series 4.

            The papers of Peleg’s son, John Remington Congdon, are comprised primarily of personal journals he wrote at sea, ships’ logs, and financial papers. There is only one folder of correspondence to him; most of it is from his wife Cynthia, relating personal thoughts and domestic news. His brother Henry Remington Congdon also wrote, mainly about business and shipping.

            Both John and Cynthia each kept journals for the sake of the other. John’s, of which there are fifteen, provide an extremely detailed picture of shipboard life over a period of sixteen years (1836 to 1852). Those he wrote after his marriage to Cynthia in 1842 are dedicated to her “amusement, instruction, and satisfaction”; several include poems and newspaper clippings to her, and reflections on the institution of marriage. Entries are written as though he is addressing her directly; he commonly bids her good night or morning. The last of three journals he kept on board the bark Montgomery describes in detail the wreck of that vessel in September, 1848. A journal for the brig Sacramento includes a sketch of the vessel on the inside front cover. The final entries in Congdon’s last journal (1862-1863) document his despairing final days on board the clipper ship Caroline Tucker, which was disabled in storms off Cape Horn. The last entry indicating seas were too rough to write was written the day before Congdon was swept off the ship and drowned. (A letter from A. C. Dickens to Congdon’s brother Henry, dated April 15, 1863, describes Congdon’s fate in more detail, and is filed with Henry Congdon’s correspondence in Series 4.)

            Also present in the collection are 10 ships’ logs which Congdon kept from 1849 to 1863. These record trading voyages he undertook while master of the Oriental, Sacramento, Hannah Thornton, and Caroline Tucker. Congdon’s financial papers include two lists of persons in Glasgow, Scotland who donated money to him after the Montgomery was shipwrecked in 1848; and an 1861 receipt for portraits of his family he had done while in Paris. There is a separate folder of receipts, dated between 1855 and 1859, for Congdon’s daughter Mary’s education, which indicate the types of subjects she studied. An unwitnessed will that Congdon wrote at sea in 1862, a few days after embarking on what was to be his final journey, is also in the collection.

            Cynthia Congdon’s papers consist of one folder of correspondence, two diaries, and financial papers. The diaries are arguably the most interesting, providing glimpses into her social and work life in East Greenwich both before and after her marriage, and her voyage on the Hannah Thornton between 1852 and 1854. Her correspondence is mostly from her husband, describing his travels and activities while sailing, and there are a few letters from Congdon’s brother Henry (1863 to 1867) concerning payments to Cynthia out of John’s estate. Letters of particular interest are one dated December 15, 1844, by Cynthia to her cousin Phebe Vaughn in New York, which mentions a Rhode Island earthquake; one from her brother-in-law Henry Congdon, dated October 2, 1848 concerning the wreck of the Montgomery in 1848 (“I think they encountered the Gale of the 24th, 5th, & 6th that was so disastrous the whole length and breadth of the Atlantic)”; and one from George Barrell Congdon written from the Caroline Tucker on January 27,1862: “I must tell you what a nice time we had at the Islands, New Years. The American Capts. made a picnic, and invited every body French, English & all nations. They made a Tent, and a table the whole length of it, to seat 150.”

            The largest volume of diaries (39) and correspondence in the collection belongs to Mary (Congdon) Carstein Dearstyne. However, her diaries, with the exception of six she wrote between 1854 and 1865, do not necessarily contain the most interesting content; those she wrote after 1865 consist mainly of brief daily entries. Among the six mentioned above are four that she wrote at sea, one on the Hannah Thornton, and three on the Caroline Tucker; these include interesting observations about shipboard life; interactions with crew members; homesickness; visits to foreign ports; and ocean wildlife. Mary’s last sea journal includes entries made after she arrived home at East Greenwich (1863-1865).     

Series list:

Series 1: John Remington Congdon (1820-1863)

Series 2: Cynthia (Sprague) Congdon (1830-1880)

Series 3: Mary Remington (Congdon) Carstein Dearstyne (1842-1916)

Series 4: Miscellaneous Congdon Family

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            The papers were purchased in November of 1964 from book dealer Cedric L. Robinson of Winsor, Connecticut.

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Processing note:

            This collection was originally processed by volunteer Rebecca C. Skillin from 1965 to 1966. Much of the research on the Congdons and allied families was done at that time.

            A list abstracting the contents of John Congdon’s journals, compiled Mrs. Skillin during the 1960s, is attached to this finding aid. However, the list’s cross-references to the locations of ships’ logs, account books, and correspondence will no longer be accurate due to re-arrangement of the collection in 2000; please refer to the inventory below instead.

            Several items also compiled by Mrs. Skillin are filed in the collection file of the Manuscripts Division. These items are: a box list for the 1960s arrangement (formerly 12 flat boxes); an alphabetical index of correspondence referring to the old arrangement; genealogical charts for the Congdon, Sprague, Remington, LeValley, Carstein, Dearstyne, Vaughn, and Holden families; pages from the dealer catalog from which the collection was purchased; and the original finding aid for the collection.

            A sailing card for the clipper ship Caroline Tucker, John R. Congdon, “commander”, which was listed as missing in 1966, was found during processing in January, 2000, and transferred to the Graphics Division. Navigational charts originally purchased with the collection are also in Graphics. The division may also have tintypes and photographs of members of John Congdon’s family.

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Series 1: John Remington Congdon (1820-1863)

(son of Peleg Congdon and Mary Remington)

Subseries 1: Correspondence

Box 1, folder 1. 1837-1862 and n.d.

Subseries 2: Ships’ papers


Box 1, folder 2. Index, 1836-1837 and Oneida, 1837-1838.

Box 1, folder 3. Albion, 1840 and Sophia 1841, 1841-1842.

Box 1, folder 4. Weybosset, 1844, 1844-1845.

Box 1, folder 5. Weybosset, 1845-1846, 1846.

Box 1, folder 6. Montgomery, 1846-1847, 1847-1848, 1848.

Box 1, folder 7. Oriental, 1849-1850.

Box 1, folder 8. Sacramento, 1850, 1851-1852.

Box 1, folder 9. Caroline Tucker, 1862-1863.


Box 1, folder 10. Oriental, 1849.

Box 1, folder 11. Sacramento, 1850.

Box 1, folder 12. Sacramento, 1851-1852.

Box 1, folder 13. Hannah Thornton, 1852-1854.

Box 1, folder 14. Hannah Thornton, 1854.

Box 1, folder 15. Caroline Tucker, 1855.

Box 1, folder 16. Caroline Tucker, 1856-1858.

Box 1, folder 17. Caroline Tucker, 1858-1860.

Box 1, folder 18. Caroline Tucker, 1860-1862.

Box 1, folder 19. Caroline Tucker, 1862-1863.

Loose papers:

Box 1, folder 20. Sacramento, 1851, 1852.

Box 1, folder 21. Hannah Thornton, 1852, 1862.

Box 1, folder 22. Caroline Tucker, 1855-1863.

Oversize storage. Freight list, Caroline Tucker, 1858.

Expense and invoice books (some also include sales, supplies, and departures):

Box 1, folder 23. Montgomery, Oriental, Sacramento

            Personal expense book, 1848-1852.

            Sales book of the Oriental , 1849.

Box 2, folder 1. Oriental

            Expense books, 1849, 1849.

            Invoice book, 1849.

Box 2, folder 2. Sacramento

            Expense books, 1850, 1851.

            Invoice book, 1850.

Box 2, folder 3. Sacramento

            Invoice book, 1850-1852.

            Account book, 1851.

            Invoice book, 1851-1852.

Box 2, folder 4. Hannah Thornton

            Expense book, 1853-1854.

Box 2, folder 5. Caroline Tucker

            Supply book, 1855.

            Memoranda book?, 1855?.

            Expense book, 1856.

Box 2, folder 6. Caroline Tucker

            Supply book (Chincha Isl.), 1857, 1859.

            Cash paid to crew, 1857.

            Expense/memo book, ca. 1858-1860.

Box 2, folder 7. Caroline Tucker

            Expense book (“3rd voyage”), 1858-1860.

            Shipping list (Chincha Isl.), 1859-1861.

            Expense book, 1861.

Box 2, folder 8. Caroline Tucker

            Memoranda book, ca. 1860-1862.

            Account/expense book, 1861.

            Expense/memoranda book, 1862.

Box 2, folder 9. Caroline Tucker

Expense/memoranda book, 1862.

Box 2, folder 10. Caroline Tucker

            Ledger, 1855-1862.

Subseries 3: Personal financial papers

Box 2, folder 11. Accounts and receipts, 1837-1865 and n.d.

Box 2, folder 12. Receipts for daughter's education, 1855-1859

Subseries 4: Miscellaneous papers

Box 2, folder 13. Deeds, 1842, 1851.

Box 2, folder 14. Insurance policies, 1851, 1859.

Box 2, folder 15. Will (unwitnessed) and estate papers, 1862, 1870 and n.d.

Box 2, folder 16. Miscellaneous papers:

                        Deed, James Miller to Daniel Miller (both of East Greenwich), 1833

Witness certificate for marriage of John R. Congdon to Cynthia Sprague (St. Luke's Church, East Greenwich), March 6, 1842

Membership certificate for American Ship Masters Association, 1862, photocopy (original in oversized storage)

Bill of sale for cemetery plot at St. Luke's Church, East Greenwich, Cynthia (Sprague) Congdon, 1864

                        Letter, Movrally Dhur Ne[o?]gie & Co. to unknown, undated

                        Poem, “The Watcher”, unknown author, undated

                        Poem, untitled, John R. Congdon?, undated


Series 2: Cynthia (Sprague) Congdon (1820-1880)

(wife of John Remington Congdon; daughter of Lydia (Anthony) Sprague)

Subseries 1: Correspondence

Box 2, folder 17. 1844-1867 and n.d.

Subseries 2: Diaries

Box 2, folder 18. Diary, 2/8/1841 - 4/19/1842 and 10/27/1844 - 2/21/1845

The first entry clearly reads January, but the following days are numbered sequentially and the next month is March. The entry for the 21st reads "Never was a day in February ushered in with more beauty." Most significantly, her fiancee John Congdon left on a major journey on February 8, which seems to be described on the first page.

Box 2, folder 19. Diary (aboard the Hannah Thornton), 10/6/1852 - 1/11/1854

Subseries 2: Financial papers

Box 2, folder 20. Accounts and receipts, 1858-1867.

Box 2, folder 21. Accounts and receipts, 1868-1871.

Box 2, folder 22. Accounts and receipts, 1872-1881 and n.d.

Box 2, folder 23. Accounts for John R. Congdon estate, 1860-1881.

Box 2, folder 24. Expense book, 1862-1870.

Box 2, folder 25. Expense book, 1873, 1879; and loose papers found in book.

            Expense book, 1874.

Box 2, folder 26. Expense books, 1880? and 1881?.


Series 3: Mary Remington (Congdon) Carstein Dearstyne (1842-1916)

(daughter of John R. and Cynthia (Sprague) Congdon)

Subseries 1: Correspondence

Box 2, folder 27. 1851-1863.

Box 2, folder 28. 1864-1870.

Box 2, folder 29. 1871, January - April.

Box 2, folder 30. 1871, May - December.

Box 2, folder 31. 1872-1882.

Box 2, folder 32. 1883.

Box 2, folder 33. 1884-1900 and undated.

Subseries 2: Diaries

Box 2, folder 34. 1854-1855.

Box 2, folder 35. 1856-1857.

Box 2, folder 36. 1859.

Box 2, folder 37. 1860.

Box 2, folder 38. 1860-1861; also expense book/diary, 1860-1885.

Box 2, folder 39. 1861-1865; 1867-1870.

Box 2, folder 40. 1880.

Box 3, folder 1. 1887-1891.

Box 3, folder 2. 1892-1896.

Box 3, folder 3. 1897-1901.

Box 3, folder 4. 1902-1906.

Box 3, folder 5. 1907-1911.

Box 3, folder 6. 1912-1916.

Subseries 3: Financial

Box 3, folder 7. Accounts and receipts, 1871-1894.

Box 3, folder 8. Household account book, 1870-1895 (bulk 1870-1880).

Box 3, folder 9. Account book, 1875-1884 (includes vital records).

Box 3, folder 10. Grocery account books, 1881-1882, 1881-1883, 1883.

Box 3, folder 11. Mary R. (Congdon) Dearstyne / James V. Dearstyne, account book, ca. 1892? with notes re: James Dearstyne estate.

Box 3, folder 12. Account book, 1902-1909.

Box 3, folder 13. Account book, 1910-1916.

Subseries 4: Miscellaneous

Box 3, folder 14. School report cards, ca. 1854-1856

Box 3, folder 15. Genealogical notes and newspaper clippings, circa 1870-1905.

Box 3, folder 16. Vital records certificates, 1870, 1872.

Box 3, folder 17. Miscellaneous:

            Report card for Mary Catharina Carstein, 1881

            Deed from George B. Congdon, 1881

            Dog license, 1886

            Resolution re death of James V. Dearstyne, Knights of Pithia (Pythias), n.d. (1892?)

Series 4: Miscellaneous Congdon Family

Subseries 1: Margarethe A. (Carstein) Allen (1874-1955) (daughter of Mary R. (Congdon) Carstein)

Box 3, folder 18. Correspondence, 1897, 1898 and n.d.

Box 3, folder 19. School report cards, 1881-1891.

Subseries 2: Amos Ferdinand Carstein

Box 3, folder 20. Carstein Anglin & Co., disbursements(?) journal, 1873?-1874.

Box 3, folder 21. Citizenship papers, 1866, 1871.

            Return of death, 1874.

Box 3, folder 22. Correspondence, 1866, 1870 and n.d.

Box 3, folder 23. Journal, ship Cromwell, 1870.

Box 3, folder 24. Receipts, 1871-1874.

Subseries 3: George Barrell Congdon (1846-1902) (son of John R. and Cynthia (Sprague) Congdon)

Box 3, folder 25. Correspondence, 1854-1874.

Box 3, folder 26. Obituary, 1902; poem (probably GBC), n.d. (see photo at end of poem)

Subseries 4: Henry Remington Congdon (brother of John R. Congdon)

Box 3, folder 27. Correspondence, 1862, 1863

Subseries 5: Peleg Congdon (1785-1862) (father of John Remington Congdon)

Box 3, folder 28. Correspondence, 1811-1813 (includes one letter to Mary Remington).

Box 3, folder 29. Correspondence, 1815-1837 (no 1814).

Box 3, folder 30. Accounts and receipts, 1824-1834.

Box 3, folder 31. Membership certificate, New York Marine Society, 1816.

Box 3, folder 32. Memoranda book, circa 1810-1813.


Subseries 6: James V. Dearstyne (?)

Box 3, folder 33. Diary, 1892.


Subseries 7: Lydia (Anthony) Sprague (1795?-1877) (mother of Cynthia (Sprague) Congdon)

Box 3, folder 34. Correspondence, 1853-1871.

Box 3, folder 35. Financial papers, 1816-1875 (folder includes account book, 1851-1857).

Box 3, folder 36. Letter of administration for John Sprague estate, 1822.

Subseries 8: Miscellaneous

Box 3, folder 37. Recipe book, author unknown, circa 1840s? (includes loose recipes)

Box 3, folder 38. Miscellaneous:

            Copy of 1716 letter to Samuel Lee of Swansea, from his father (unknown)

            Arrest warrant for Thomas Fuller with attached receipt, 1827

            Letters (2) from H. A. Remington (“dear Aunt”), October and November, 1853

            Receipt to Thomas Allen from Kentish Guards, 1907

            Poem “to Charles” (Charles H. Williams, Smithfield), author unknown, n.d.

            Expense list (“bill of fare in room no. 102”), author unknown, n.d.

            Directions on scrap paper (Holyoke car)

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Africa - Commerce

Allen, Margarethe (Carstein) (1874-1955)

Albany, NY - Social life and customs

Albion (ship)

Caroline Tucker (clipper ship)

Carstein, Asmus Ferdinand (1842-1874)

China - Commerce

Congdon, Cynthia (Sprague) (1820-1880)

Congdon, George Barrell (1846-1902)

Congdon, John Remington (1820-1863)

Congdon, Peleg (1784-1862)


Cromwell (ship)

Dearstyne, James V. (1849-1892)

Dearstyne, Mary R. (Congdon) Carstein (1842-1916)

Diaries - 1836-1863

Diaries - 1841-1854

Diaries - 1854-1916

Diaries - 1870

Diaries - 1892

East Greenwich, Rhode Island - Social life and customs

England - Commerce

Guano industry

Hannah Thornton (bark)

Index (bark)

India - Commerce


Merchant marine

Montgomery (bark)

New Orleans, La. - Description and travel

Oneida (ship)

Oriental (brig)

Peru - commerce

Sacramento (brig)

San Francisco, Cal. - Description and travel


Sophia (ship)

South America - Commerce

South America - Description and travel

Sprague, Lydia (Anthony) (1794-1877)

Textile crafts - Rhode Island - East Greenwich

Warwick, Rhode Island - Social life and customs

Weybosset (bark)

Women and the sea

Women - Education

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