Contents and Arrangement

Records of Sloop of War "Independencia", 1817-1819

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of ship's papers, a diary (1841), and correspondence of Chaytor relating to some of the ships for which he was commander or shipmaster. The bulk of the collection is comprised of accounts of the brig of war Independencia, such as listings of weekly provisions, expenditures, receipts, monies paid to officers and crew, listings of the numbers and kinds of sails, master's and boatswain's stores, bills of health, and weekly expenditures. The collection also includes ship's papers for the merchant ships Herald, Chesapeake, and John. In addition, there are also some of Chaytor's personal and business accounts.

Collection History

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:

Records of Sloop of War "Independencia"; James Chaytor Papers, C0393, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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