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Journal, 1840-1844

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 76, Folder: 1
Identifier: id66578

Scope and Contents

The following has been provided by the seller:: "Account book begins March 12 – 1840 (21 named employees) P 1 - Zebulon Pinkham come on bord at – per month – he quit March 16th, 1841 – was paid $175 for one years work. P 2 – Jackson Mott, William Moore and (John) Clark came on bord P 3 – David Williams, Jackson Mott (at $14/month) What follows are listing for many employees mixed with specific expenditures on the Sloop. Other sailors employed by Kirby include: Richard Richie * Theodore Smith * Cornell Stackins * Thomas Ryerson * William Seamon * John Covert * Wm. M. Valentine * Solomon Southard * John Clark * William Willis * Thomas Cornell * Hiram Thomas * Valentine Smith * Peter Eato or Etoo * Richard Richee * Asa Animal and/or Anable and or Amable Captain Kirby pays them with barter such as: repair of watch, 1 lb. of powder & Shot, cash, watermelons, boots, trousers, - also tracks how many days lost, start and quit dates, and other various little interesting tidbits such as how much they were paid per month. Then pages 9, 10, 11a, 11b, 12, 13, 14 are expenses of the Sloop Andrew Jackson from March 4, 1841 through January 22m, 1842 Various expenses include: Tarpaulin for Hay, Peck and Sweep, lock, key, ridig sail, Pangborns work on Anchor, Oakum & Boards, Wharfage, broom and nails, crooked tiller, fitting piece in back quarter, repair and replacement of items such as sails, jibs, masts, iron, glass, painting, verdigris, Harbor Master fees, lead; etc... Local Laborers or tradesmen named - v Charles H. Baxters (stoop forks) v Peck & Braddocks (Sail makers) v Pangborn (Ironwork - anchor & sweep) v Petre (wharfage) v Taylor (wharfage) v R. Hicks (rigging & rope) v Ormsby (wharfage) v Lamb (ship lumber) v Udell (Painter) v Moss (painters p 11a) v J F Powell (rope) v G Cloth (rope) v Brown & English (Hawling up) v John Riders (caulker) v J Hall (painter) v J Coltis (rigger) v Caleb Kirby; D Banks, Wm Skidmore; Hendrick Cagshern; Wm. Hanscom; Mike Allison; James Mott; W. Stebbins & Co. ; R. L. Place; Wharfage Locales mentioned: v Ormby v Rivington v Rutgers Pier v Pikes Slip v North River v Long Island v Brookhaven v Otterlys v Market Slip v Albany v G. Klotts v Purington v Poor House v Roosevelt v Jefferson v Rivington St. - located on the Southern tip of Manhattan, around todays Chinatown v Chemical & Governeur v Chemical Slip & Market v Rivington & Chemical v Rutgers & Rivington v Jefferson & Chemical v Titus & Weeks v Rutgers & Otterlys v M Market v Old Jail v Rutgers Slip and Chemical v Elephant Wharf v Rutgers & Rivington v Chemical v Delancy Street Wharfage August and September 1841 v Wharfage and Harbor Masters fees at Otterlys v Wharfage at Rutgers Slip and Chemical v Market Slip v Rutgers & Rivington v Chemical v Chemical & Governor St. v Chemical Slip & Market v Rivington & Chemical v Rutgers & Rivington v Jefferson & Chemical 1840 Map of Manhattan – Lower East Side before the area was filled in. Market Slip - At the foot of Market Street, between Cherry and South Streets. Built prior to 1797 as George’s Slip, it became Market Slip in 1813 and was filled about 1840. The filled-in area retains its name on city maps. Rutgers Slip. At Rutgers Street. Built prior to 1797. Filled to South Street by about 1840. The filled-in area retains the name. Rivington Place.At the rear of 316 Rivington Street between Lewis and Goerck Streets. Ortley's Wharf. On the East River at the foot of Stuyvesant Street, on the line of the present East 15th Street."


  • Creation: 1840-1844


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