Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Whalemen's Shipping Paper for the Ship Garland with Two Related Documents. One and a half partially-printed pages, 17.5" x 24", New Bedford [Massachusetts], May-June 1849. This paper represents an agreement between "the Owner, Master, Seamen and Mariners of the Ship Garland John N. Smith master now bound from the Port of New Bedford to the Atlantic & Pacific Oceans on a Whaling Voyage." Listed are the names of twenty-three men, all crew of the whaling vessel Garland, with pertinent information such as their time of entry into the ranks of the crew, their occupation aboard the ship (including first, second, and third mates, cook, seaman, cooper, carpenter, blacksmith, et al.), the signature of a witness to each man's signing, and their share of the profit. Of note is the entry on the paper stating that "No Distilled Spirituous Liquor will be put on board this vessel by the Owner, except for strictly medicinal use." The verso contains a reprint of "Acts of the Congress of the United States of America, For the Government of Seamen, Merchants, Etc." The entire document is affixed to a backing board at the upper corners only. Some separation of the vertical folds has caused minor loss of paper. Lightly chipped edges show some age toning. Scattered spots of foxing are also seen.

    Two additional documents are affixed near the lower edge. The first, measuring 8.5" x 6.25", represents the discharge of John Jones, James Middleton, and Isaac Peacock (for mutinous conduct), all of whom were crew members on the Garland. It further states that four other men deserted the ship. Issued by the "Consuate [sic] of the United States of America" at Valparaiso, February 12, 1850. The second, 7.5" x 6.25", is a document signed by the collector of the Port of New Bedford, dated June 19, 1849, certifying that the "Copy of the Original Shipping Articles of the Ship Garland" is true. The latter has a small hole at the upper left corner from where a wax seal once was. From the Donald P. Dow Collection.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    9th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 439

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold on Apr 9, 2015 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item
    Coming soon:

    Jewelry & Timepieces
    Opens about 10/22/2021

    Fine Art
    Opens about 10/19/2021

    Photography
    Opens about 10/20/2021

    US Coins
    Opens about 10/22/2021

    Decorative Art
    Opens about 10/21/2021

    Space
    Opens about 10/25/2021

    World & Ancient Coins
    Opens about 10/17/2021

    Currency
    Opens about 10/18/2021

    Silver
    Opens about 10/26/2021

    Fine Art
    Opens about 10/26/2021

    Fine Art
    Opens about 10/27/2021

    Fine Art
    Opens about 10/27/2021

    Sports Collectibles
    Opens about 10/28/2021

    Comics & Comic Art
    Opens about 10/29/2021

    US Coins
    Opens about 10/18/2021

    US Coins
    Opens about 10/18/2021

    Movie Posters
    Opens about 10/29/2021

    World & Ancient Coins
    Opens about 10/24/2021

    Currency
    Opens about 10/25/2021

    US Coins
    Opens about 10/22/2021

    Fine Art
    Opens about 11/10/2021

    US Coins
    Opens about 11/01/2021

    Ethnographic Art
    Opens about 11/11/2021

    Fine Art
    Opens about 11/12/2021

    Decorative Art
    Opens about 11/12/2021

    Historical
    Opens about 11/15/2021

    Luxury Accessories
    Opens about 11/16/2021

    Entertainment
    Opens about 11/16/2021

    World & Ancient Coins
    Opens about 11/07/2021

    Jewelry & Timepieces
    Opens about 11/05/2021

    Fine Art
    Opens about 11/16/2021

    Nature & Science
    Opens about 11/17/2021

    Photography
    Opens about 11/17/2021

    US Coins
    Opens about 11/08/2021

    Rare Books
    Opens about 11/19/2021

    Decorative Art
    Opens about 11/18/2021

    Comics & Comic Art
    Opens about 11/11/2021

    Comics & Comic Art
    Opens about 11/22/2021

    Jewelry & Timepieces
    Opens about 11/24/2021

    World & Ancient Coins
    Opens about 11/16/2021

    Currency
    Opens about 11/22/2021

    Arms & Armor
    Opens about 11/23/2021

    Decorative Art
    Opens about 11/23/2021

    Fine Art
    Opens about 11/24/2021

    US Coins
    Opens about 11/15/2021

    US Coins
    Opens about 11/15/2021

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 24 days left to consign to the 2022 January 8 Featuring The Michael Ward Collection of Western Americana & Political Signature® Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    This was my first time dealing with an auction house, and I am 100% completely impressed with Heritage. There is not an aspect of this process that I have a critique for.
    Darryl S.,
    Stuart, FL
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search