University of Florida - George A. Smathers Libraries
"The need for identifying archival records on the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) is urgent. The Turks and Caicos National Museum is the only cultural institution in the country with a mandate to collect and care for historical and cultural records. The TCI lack a formal national archive, which has led to the loss of irreplaceable archival materials through destruction by forces of nature and by man. The Museum's 50 linear foot archival collection represents the only known archival records on the TCI. These scattered and incomplete records are the only available evidence of TCI institutional transactions prior to 1920. This pilot project seeks to identify, document, and collect governmental and other documentary records that are currently at risk of deterioration." -- Description from homepage
Library of Congress - National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
Correspondence, accounts, bills, receipts, and other papers of Providence, R.I., merchant shipowners and agents -- The papers relate to the ships Mary Ann, Panther, Providence, and Trumbull, and the brigs Agenoria, Diamond, and Smyrna, which carried cotton, flour, coffee, rice, rum, and wine, and traded in the ports of Amsterdam, Netherlands, Cadiz, Spain, Java, Malava, Batavia (now Jakarta, Indonesia), Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia), Canton, China, Lime, Peru, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Turks and Caicos Islands, West Indies, New York City, New Orleans, La., and Mobile, Ala. Names represented include William C. Boardman, Lloyd Bowers, Cyrus Butler, Edward Carrington, Josiah Chafee, Benjamin Fish, George H. Hoppin, Thomas C. Hoppin, William J. Hoppin, Nathaniel Lightbourne, William J. McCutcheon, John L. Perry, and Wetmore, Hoppin & Co
New Bedford Whaling Museum,-- Research Library
Log, keeper unknown, relating to two merchant marine voyages from Saybrook, Conn, to Guadeloupe, and then to Turks Island for salt, and return to New London, Conn. (21 July-19 Sept. 1784) and departing New London to Guadeloupe and return (19 Oct.-8 Nov. 1784)
Massachusetts Historical Society
Journal of William R. Cabot of Brookline, Mass., of a voyage to the West Indies on the steamship George W. Clyde. Cabot, an employee of the West India Telephone Company, travelled to Santo Domingo in a fruitless endeavor to introduce the telephone to the island. The journal offers detailed descriptions of Turks Islands, Haiti, Santo Domingo, and other villages on the island of Hispaniola. Cabot includes descriptions of the politics and government of Haiti and the Dominican Republic as well
Peabody Essex Museum
The logbook of the brig Mary details a voyage from Bermuda to Turks Island and New York (Mar. 1814 to May 1814). [Master was William Cook.] It is a daily log describing wind, weather, and location. Bound with the bark Patriot, the brig Catharine, the brig Levant, the schooner Tiger, and the schooner Hazard
Peabody Essex Museum
This incomplete logbook of the schooner Sebastian details a shipping voyage that possibly began in Salem, Mass., to Charleston, S.C. and Martinique, Saint Eustatius and the Turks and Caicos Islands in the West Indies, Jan.-May 1785. The schooner's master was Benjamin Hodges; the agent was Elias Hasket Derby. The logbook includes notes on shipboard occupations and the equipment and supplies, specifically provisions, aboard ship. During its voyage, the Sebastian spoke the ship Industry
Peabody Essex Museum
The logbook of the brig Home details voyages from Philadelphia to Port of Spain and Jamaica and back to Philadelphia (May 1869-July 1869); and between Philadelphia, Barbados, Turks and Caicos, Havana, and Port of Spain (Sept. 1869-June 1870). Home port was New York. It is a daily log that describes wind, weather, location, and port activities. Bound with the schooner Charmer, schooner Martha May, schooner Juliet, and brig Peerless
Detroit Public Library - Special Collections
Deposition describing wreck of British ship St. Lawrence on reef off Grand Turk, West Indies
Peabody Essex Museum
The logbook of the bark Boylston details a voyage from New York to the West Indies, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Ghana (Dec. 1903 to Apr. 1906). Home port was Boston; owners were John S. Emery & Co.; master was A.W. Warner; log keeper was Bernard Johnson. It is a daily log describing wind, weather, location, sightings of ships, port activities, and cargo
Peabody Essex Museum
The logbook of the schooner Polly details two shipping voyages from Salem, Mass., to Martinique and the Turks and Caicos Islands, Nov. 1788-June 1789. The schooner's owner was Benjamin Needham; the masters were Thomas Bowditch and Daniel Needham. The logbook includes accounts of some of the merchant mariners on board and some equipment and supplies, specifically provisions


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