Mystic Seaport Museum
Certificates for exporting goods from a district other than the one of original importation, for the port of New York -- One certificate, dated 1829, is for a cargo of beef and involves the brig CONDOR of Middletown, Goodrich master; and the schooner ADVANCE of Middletown, Nye master; The other, dated 1842, is for a cargo of rum and involves the bark CONDOR of Middletown, Ward master; the sloop BELLE of Middletown, Brooks master; and the brig ISABELLA, McKee master
Mystic Seaport Museum
Port and customs papers, bills, and foreign clearance documents for 10 vessels engaged in the rum and molasses trade from Middletown, Conn., to the West Indies
Maine Folklife Center,-- Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History
Interview, with Craig, at Eastport, Me., about the Eastport waterfront from 1900-1915; rum shops; factory work; stories; Seth Myers; and smuggling -- Includes songs and catalog
Peabody Essex Museum
Collection consists of photostats, which include: a log of the Ship Game Cock during an 1855 voyage between San Francisco, California and Shanghai; a bill of sale for the Ship Vancouver, dated 1854; a bill of sale for the Ship Daniel Marcy, dated 1873; correspondence written aboard the Ship Game Cock while in Shanghai, all dated 1855; and pages from an unidentified voyage between March and April 1855
New-York Historical Society
Letter book of the firm containing copies of letters to business contacts (May 1791-May 1793), particularly in Connecticut and Long Island, on topics such as their trade in sugar, molasses, rum, coffee, Jamaica spirits, beeswax, white beans, and other commodities; shipping, market conditions and prospects, freight, prices, trade with the West Indies, sale and charter of vessels, credit, marine insurance, the excess of molasses and closing of distilleries in 1791, financial speculation, economic crisis of 1792, and the insurrection in Haiti -- Some of the firm's more frequent correspondents include Joseph Anthony & Son and Francis L. Faures of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Major Joseph Williams, Thomas Mumford, Rufus and James Backus, and Joseph Howland of Norwich, Connecticut; Rosewell Saltonstall, William Stewart, Joseph Whalley, Jr., and Sarah Luke of New London; Samuel Mather, Jr. of Lyme; William J. and Richard Hart of Saybrook; John Morgan of Hartford; Magill & Clay of Middletown; ... Read More
New-York Historical Society
Account book, 1784-1801, and receipt book, 1784-1801, of Doctor William Lawrence of New York City, recording personal expenses, professional accounts with patients, and accounts for the firm of Lawrence, Ellison & Co., representing the partnership of William Lawrence, John Ellison, and Henry Titus, evidently founded with the aim of operating a still for the production and sale of rum. The first fifteen pages of the account book contain accounts for the operation of a still house, balanced against income from rum sales, as well as individual accounts for the sale of rum and the final settlement of the firm's accounts by Lawrence, Titus, and Ellison's son in 1790. The remainder of the volume contains individual accounts for Lawrence's patients, recording charges for visits, medication, and treatments, which include bleeding, purges, inoculations, and the dressing of wounds. Doctor Lawrence's patients include: Jacob Mott, Capt. Solomon Townsend, Matthew Bowne, Capt. James Brewster, Peter ... Read More
New-York Historical Society
Account books, 1772-1777, kept for the firm of Richard Seaman and Jordan Lawrence, merchants and distillers of New York City -- Volumes include a ledger, 1772-1775, recording purchases of molasses and sales of rum from their still house, with some entries for sales of other goods; and two daybooks, 1774 Mar.-1777 Mar., recording sales for large and small quantities of molasses, loaf sugar, tea, indigo, lard, pork, spices, brimstone, files, brandy, tumblers, barrels, shot, rum, playing cards, iron, etc., as well as accounts for goods shipped to be sold on consignment. Some of their more frequent customers were Charles Platt, Philip Rote, Nathaniel Seaman, Comfort Sands, Berrien & Fish, Thomas Franklin, Peter V. Devoort, John Fitton, and fellow distiller William Lawrence, along with various other members of the Lawrence and Seaman families
State Library of Queensland
Correspondence and financial records of the Bundaberg Distilling Co. Ltd. The majority of the records concern a fire which destroyed the distillery on November 21, 1936 and the reconstruction efforts
New-York Historical Society
Letter book (June 1766-Aug. 1767) of Henry and John Cruger contains copies of their business correspondence with merchants and firms in Europe, the West Indies, and elsewhere (130 p.). Entries relate to their import and export trade, trade conditions, and instructions to shipmasters. They traded primarily in West Indies products such as logwood, mahogany, rum, and sugar. Many pages have been torn out of this volume. Waste book (June 28, 1762-Jan. 15, 1768) contains accounts with persons and firms plus accounts of voyages to the West Indies, Bristol, Amsterdam, Quebec, Virginia, Ireland, and Africa. Entries pertain to items of trade as well as marine insurance, refitting ships, etc -- Frequent correspondents include Daniel Crommelin, Amsterdam; Cruger & Gouverneur, Curac̀§ao; Beekman & Cruger, St. Croix; Maud & Tyler, Honduras; Moses Franks, London; Henry Cruger, Jr., Britsol, England; William Pitt, Jamaica; James Ferrall; and Charles Goulding, Honduras. Accounts include many of the ... Read More
Library of Congress - National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
Diary entries and accounts kept during Connors' voyage aboard the sloop Family Trader, which left from Charleston, S.C. on 21 Nov. 1779 for Guadeloupe, loaded with rice and butter to exchange for salt, rum, and sundry provisions, and his suspicion of a possible mutiny among the crew, apparently due to shortage of water and provisions


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