J.& H. Coggeshall/ Coggeshall & Russell Records

Mss: 252

Historical Note:

John and Hayden Coggeshall, whaling merchants out of New Bedford, became Coggeshall and Russell in 1831 after the death of John Coggeshall.

Scope and Content:

The collection consists of five volumes detailing financial transactions of J. and H. Coggeshall and its sucessor, Coggeshall & Russell. Volume 1, a ledger dated 1809-1824, for the first fourty pages, becomes a journal beginning on page fourty-five. The beginning date for the journal is June 16, 1831 and entries end August 1847. Volume 2, 1827-1832, contain seamen's accounts. Volume 3, 1831-1833, contains ledger entries. Volume 4, 1843-1847, and Volume 5, 1844-1847, are seamen's accounts. While most of the seamen's accounts contain no reference to the name of the vessel; Volume 5 lists information for the ship Midas. Other vessels referred to in the ledger/journal include Stephania, New England, William Rotch, Augusta, Hibernia, Mayflower, Phocion, and Mary Ann.

Provenance : Gift of Emily Hussey, 1925, 1927

Amount: 5 volumes

Container List:

Vol. 1. Ledger, 1809-1847
Vol. 2. Ledger, 1830-1833
Vol. 3. Ships' accounts, 1827-1832
Vol. 4. Ships' accounts, 1845-1847
Vol. 5. Crews' accounts, 1843-1847