Contents and Arrangement

Seamen's Protection Certificates (8), 1841-1855

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of the ship's papers of Joseph Tucker while he was shipmaster of several Wiscasset, Maine, merchant ships trading--over a period of 30 years (1841-1875)--between such ports as Charleston, South Carolina, Savannah, Georgia, Liverpool, England, and Le Havre de Grâce (today, Le Havre), France. Included are bills of lading, ship manifests, cargo books, receipts of various kinds, sailors' certificates of citizenship, and miscellaneous other records, as well as some of Tucker's business and personal correspondence. Among the vessels mentioned are Brother Jonathan, Ellen Austin, Jefferson Borden, Othello, R. H. Tucker, and Samoset.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Seamen's Protection Certificates (8); Joseph Tucker Papers, C0030, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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