Anthony Gorton Manuscript Collection, 1802-1824, MS 2809

Finding Aid to the Anthony Gorton Manuscript Collection, 1802-1824, MS 2809

H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society

 

Collection summary

Title

Anthony Gorton Manuscript Collection

Creator

Gorton, Anthony

Call number

MS 2809

Inclusive dates

Ca. 1800-1824

Bulk dates

1806-1822

Extent

1 box, 11 folders

Abstract

Contains documents related to Anthony Gorton’s work as a sea captain, including papers such as insurance claims, correspondence, and manifests.

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

Unknown

Accession number

Unknown

Processing note

Processed by Lara Westwood, April, 2015

 

Biographical Note

Anthony Gorton was a ship captain in Baltimore, Maryland. When he was not at sea, he lived at 61 Great York Street (now East Baltimore Street). Gorton captained ships for many of the city’s merchants. He was appointed master by Isaac Phillips & Co. aboard the William & Jane and the William Wilson for William Wilson & Sons.

Scope and Content

The collection contains documents related to Anthony Gorton’s work as a sea captain, including papers such as insurance claims, correspondence, and manifests. Gorton sailed for several merchants and shipping companies in Baltimore, which are represented in the collection. He frequently worked for William Wilson & Sons and Isaac Phillips & Co. Of particular of note is a deposition for an insurance claim regarding damage to the sloop Active of Baltimore while in port in Savannah, Georgia.   

The collection is arranged by subject and by date.    

Container List

Contents

Dates

Box

Folder

Blank import manifests

Ca. 1800

1

1

Correspondence

No date; ca. 1802-1824

1

2

Customs declarations

1806-1811

1

3

Deposition

1806, January 29

1

4

Account with William Wilson & Sons

1807-1809

1

5

Declaration of non-belligerent status

1807, March 18

1

6

Invoices & manifests

1807-1822

1

7

“A journal of a passage from Liverpool towards Baltimore in the Ship William Wilson of Baltimore, 1809” (incomplete)

1809

1

8

Health declaration

1809, May 25

1

9

Insurance certificate

1822, July 2

1

10

Deposition

1824

1

11

 

 

 

 

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