Correspondence, bills, receipts, accounts, financial records, bills of lading, certificates, checks drawn on Mystic River Bank, and Mystic River National Bank, and other documents, reflecting Holmes' affairs -- Subjects include his service as customs surveyor at Mystic and Noank, Conn. (1861-1865); activities as master of the sloop ACTIVE (1848-1854) which was involved in coastal trade between Mystic and New York; ownership of a feed store (burned ca. 1865); and wholesale flour and grocery trade with Joseph Allen & Co. and Williams & Potter, New York, N.Y., and Waldron & Church, Providence, R.I. Persons represented include Hannah Denison Holmes.
Shipmaster, business man, merchant, and customs official, of Mystic Bridge, Conn.
Available for use in the Manuscripts Division.
Coll. 175, Manuscripts Collection, G.W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.