Captain Benjamin Jenne Papers, 1793-1804, MS 1328

Finding Aid to the Captain Benjamin Jenne Papers, 1793-1804, MS 1328

H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society

 

Collection summary

Title

Captain Benjamin Jenne Papers

Creator

Jenne, Benjamin

Call number

MS 1328

Inclusive dates

1793-1804

Bulk dates

1793-1804

Extent

1 box, 73 folders

Abstract

Contains the business papers of Captain Benjamin Jenne. The materials represent the typical paperwork of the import and export business, such as bills of lading, invoices, and insurance claims.

Administrative summary

Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library

Maryland Historical Society

201 W. Monument St.

Baltimore, MD 21201

www.mdhs.org

specialcollections@mdhs.org

Access restrictions

Open to the public without restrictions.

Use restrictions

Permission to quote must be received in writing from the Special Collections Librarian.

Provenance

Gift of Samuel Pattison Rea, January, 1945

Accession number

49754

Processing note

Finding aid created by Lara Westwood, August, 2014

Biographical Note

Captain Benjamin Jenne was a shipmaster in Baltimore, Maryland. He lived in Fells Point at 12 Aliceanna Street with his wife and children. He sailed for several shipping companies, including Moore & Co., Rathbone & Benson, and J. Ogleby and D. Winchester. He frequently traveled to Caribbean, especially Haiti, and to ports in Europe, such as Liverpool, England and Trieste, Italy on behalf of his employers. He captained the Experiment, Maria Carolina, Welcome Return, Philip, and Paragon. He died in 1804.

Scope and Content

The collection contains the business papers of Captain Benjamin Jenne. Correspondence, bills, and receipts make up the bulk of the documents. The materials represent the typical paperwork of the import and export business, such as bills of lading, invoices, and insurance claims. The letters often contained directions from the companies Jenne worked for regarding shipments and sales of goods. An account of an encounter with the sloop of war, Trumbull, and letters regarding trade with St. Domingo might be of particular interest. The papers are arranged chronologically.

Container List

Contents

Dates

Box

Folder

James Rothwell, Liverpool, store bill

1793, March 27

1

1

C. D. Dede, agreement with Benjamin Jenne and Johann Jacob Prehn

1793, December 11

1

2

Ship Maria Carolina, invoices and specifications of cotton, hides, and indigo, at Lisbon

1794, April 19

1

3

B. Jarvis to Captain Benjamin Jenne

1794, July 21

1

4

Joseph Dorr to John Dorr

1794, July 24

1

5

Miles Barber to Samuel Sandys

1794, August 14

1

6

Moore & Co. to Captain Benjamin Jenne

1794, October 4

1

7

G. Finlay to Captain Benjamin Jenne

1794, October 11

1

8

James Cummings, Liverpool, bill

1794, October 14

1

9

Ship Carlisle, invoices and bill of lading, Liverpool to Philadelphia

1794, October 15

1

10

Rathbone & Benson to Captain Benjamin Jenne

1795, March 12-December 28

1

11

Ship Welcome Return, bill of lading, Philadelphia to Savannah

1795, December 15

1

12

James Steward’s receipt for money paid by Captain Benjamin Jenne

1796, January 19

1

13

Anthony Butler to Captain Benjamin Jenne

1797-1798

1

14

Circulars to Collectors

1797-1801

1

15

Ship Experiment – expenses and account of sales and return cargo

1797, February 27

1

16

Ship Experiment – bill of lading, Shell Castle to Loegan (Leogane)

1797, March 24

1

17

Ship Experiment – account of sales, Port au Prince

1798, February 5

1

18

Ship Experiment – Seamen’s accounts

1798, March-August

1

19

Ship Experiment – protest concerning damage on voyage to Perth Amboy

1798, March 7

1

20

Jenne’s account with Butler for ship Experiment

1798, March 16

1

21

George Gardner III to Captain Benjamin Jenne

1798, March 22

1

22

David Morris to Captain Benjamin Jenne

1798, March 25

1

23

J. & B. Forbes to Captain Benjamin Jenne

1798, March 28

1

24

Captain Benjamin Jenne’s account with the ship Experiment

1798, April 3

1

25

Ship Experiment – bill of lading, invoices, etc., in North Carolina

1798, June

1

26

James Merriken to Captain Benjamin Jenne

1798, July 24

1

27

Zebulon Terry to Captain Benjamin Jenne

1798, August 12

1

28

Ship Experiment – account of disbursements

1798, August 20

1

29

Ship Experiment – account of sales of cargo

1798, August 22

1

30

Wm. M. Fowler’s account with Captain Snow for medical services, Jamaica

1798, August 22

1

31

Andrew Palmes & Co., Kingston, Jamaica – account with Captain Benjamin Jenne

1798, August 24

1

32

Valentine Yost, et al. – receipt for wages

1798, August 25

1

33

Captain Benjamin Jenne’s affidavit concerning detention in Jamaica and supporting papers

1798, August 28

1

34

Captain John Garrett and Captain Peter Bonner – affidavit concerning state of affairs in St. Domingo

1798, December 15

1

35

William Chetwood to Captain Benjamin Jenne

1799, February 26

1

36

Robert Ross, sheriff – receipt for money in case of B. Jenne vs. A. Butler

1799, October 28

1

37

Schooner Philip – bill of lading, voyage to Port Republican, goods for Thorndike Chase

1800, March 25

1

38

Captain Benjamin Jenne’s statement concerning encounter with sloop of war, Trumbull

1800, April 19

1

39

J. N. Reynolds’ receipt for goods to be sold for Captain Benjamin Jenne

1800, May 9

1

40

Maddox Andrew’s account with Captain Benjamin Jenne

1800, May 20

1

41

John Synder’s account with Captain Benjamin Jenne

1800, June 3

1

42

J. N. Reynolds’ account Captain Benjamin Jenne

1800, August 22

1

43

Baltimore American – receipt for Captain Benjamin Jenne’s subscription

1800, September 17

1

44

Robert Conway – receipt for Captain Benjamin Jenne’s house rent

1800, September 18

1

45

Maddox Andrew – receipt for handkerchiefs sold to Captain Benjamin Jenne

1800, September 19

1

46

Schooner Philip – bill of lading and certificate of American ownership of cargo

1801, February 14

1

47

Benjamin Fowler’s receipt for money from Captain Jennings (Jenne)

1801, March 7

1

48

Captain Benjamin Jenne’s account with J. Ogleby & D. Winchester

1801, March 18

1

49

Schooner Philip – bill of lading, invoice, and certificate of ownership of cargo

1801, April 2

1

50

J. Ogleby & D. Winchester to Captain Benjamin Jenne

1801, April 2

1

51

Captain Benjamin Jenne – subpoena to appear before justice

1801, April 3

1

52

Macdonald & Ridgely’s account with William Willing

1801, April 4

1

53

Captain Benjamin Jenne to Captain Joseph Jenne

1801, April 4

1

54

Protest of Captain Benjamin Jenne, et al., against winds and seas during voyage

1801, May 15

1

55

Thomas Conway’s receipt for Captain Benjamin Jenne’s room rent

1801, July 13

1

56

Receipts of Hugh Robson and John Stewart as seamen on schooner Philip

1801, July 16

1

57

Patton & Jones’ account with William Willing

1801, July 18

1

58

Samuel Salter’s receipt for money in payment for looking glass frames

1801, August 10

1

59

Captain Benjamin Jenne’s account with J. Ogleby & D. Winchester

1801, September 17

1

60

John Osborn’s account with Captain Benjamin Jenne

1801, September 22

1

61

Wales & Clopper’s account with Ogleby & Winchester for Captain Benjamin Jenne

1801, October 3

1

62

J. Ogleby & D. Winchester to Captain Benjamin Jenne

1801, October 5

1

63

Schooner Philip – bill of lading,  invoice, and certificate of ownership

1801, October 5

1

64

Schooner Philip – crew list for voyage to St. Iago de Cuba

1801, October 6

1

65

James J. Barry’s account with Captain Benjamin Jenne

1801, November 24

1

66

Joseph Jenne’s receipt for sago to be sold for Captain Benjamin Jenne

1801, December 3

1

67

Captain Benjamin Jenne’s bill for goods sold to Mr. Rumeau in St. Domingo

1801, December 17

1

68

Schooner Paragon

1802-1803

1

69

Schooner Paragon

1804

1

70

Schooner Paragon – bill of lading and certificate of ownership

1804, March 20

1

71

Account of Fratelli Kandler, Trieste with ?

1804, March 21

1

72

Miscellaneous items

No date

1

73

 

 

 

 

 

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