Jesse Tyson & Sons Records, ca. 1800-1833, MS 2371

Finding Aid to the Jesse Tyson & Sons Records, ca. 1800-1833, MS 2371  

H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society

 

Collection summary

Title

Jesse Tyson & Sons Records

Creator

Tyson, Jesse

Call number

MS 2371

Inclusive dates

Ca. 1800-1833

Bulk dates

1822-1826

Extent

14 boxes, 201 folders

Abstract

Contains documents related to the business of Jesse Tyson and Sons.

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 Hopkins, June, 1978

Accession number

73855

Processing note

Finding aid created by Lara Westwood, January, 2015

 

Historical Note

The Tysons were one of several prominent Quaker families in Baltimore. Many of these families opened mills and worked as merchants. Jesse Tyson and Sons operated from the Commerce Street Wharf in Baltimore. The firm primarily dealt in flour, but also bought and sold grain, tobacco, textiles, and more. Jesse’s son, Thomas, eventually took over the business from his father. It was quite successful, and the firm traded in ports all over the world.

 

Scope and Content

The collection primarily contains documents related to the business of Jesse Tyson and Sons. This includes correspondence from merchants and brokers in port cities across the globe to Jesse Tyson and his son, Thomas, discussing the prices of goods and market conditions. They also frequently received letters from ship captains who reported on the events of their voyages, including storms, illnesses on board, and encounters with other ships. The business papers and the records relating to ships in the Tysons’ employ included documents such as bills of lading, receipts, and bonds. The last box of the collection contains the papers of George, Jesse, and Thomas Tyson which do not directly relate to business, including poetry, correspondence, and newspaper clippings.

The collection is divided into seven series: Correspondence, Ships, Business Records, George Tyson Papers, Jesse Tyson Papers, Thomas Tyson Papers, and Miscellaneous. The documents are arranged both chronologically and alphabetically. In the Ships series, the documents are organized alphabetically by ship name and filed by date. The series is broken into subseries for each ship.

 

Container List

Contents

Dates

Box

Folder

Series I: Correspondence

 

 

 

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1816

1

1

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1819

1

2

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1820-1821

1

3

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1822, January

1

4

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1822, February

1

5

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1822, March

1

6

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1822, April

1

7

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1822, May

1

8

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1822, June

1

9

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1822, July

1

10

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1822, August

1

11

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1822, September

1

12

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1822, October

1

13

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1822, November

1

14

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1822, December

1

15

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1823, January

2

16

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1823, February

2

17

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1823, March

2

18

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1823, April

2

19

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1823, May

2

20

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1823, May

2

21

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1823, June

2

22

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1823, July

2

23

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1823, August

2

24

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1823, August

2

25

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1823, September

2

26

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1823, October

2

27

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1823, November

2

28

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1823, December

2

29

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1824, January

3

30

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1824, February

3

31

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1824, March

3

32

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1824, April

3

33

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1824, May

3

34

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1824, May

3

35

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1824, June

3

36

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1824, July

3

37

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1824, August

3

38

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1824, September

3

39

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1824, October

3

40

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1824, November

4

41

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1824, December

4

42

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1825, January

4

43

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1825, February

4

44

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1825, March

4

45

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1825, March

4

46

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1825, April

4

47

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1825, April

4

48

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1825, May

4

49

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1825, June

4

50

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1825, July

4

51

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1825, August

5

52

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1825, September

5

53

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1825, October

5

54

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1825, November

5

55

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1825, December

5

56

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1826, January

5

57

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1826, February

5

58

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1826, March

5

59

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1826, April

5

60

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1826, May

5

61

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1826, June

5

62

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1826, July

5

63

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1826, August-September

5

64

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1826, October-December

5

65

Jesse Tyson & Sons, Thomas Tyson incoming letters

1827

5

66

Series II: Ships

 

 

 

Subseries I: Brig Alabama

 

 

 

Papers

1823

6

67

Subseries II: Schooner Ardent

 

 

 

Import manifest

1824

6

68

Subseries III: Schooner Argonaut

 

 

 

Papers

1825

6

69

Subseries IV: Schooner Beauty

 

 

 

Papers

1826

6

70

Subseries V: Schooner Cadmus

 

 

 

Papers

1824

6

71

Subseries VI: Schooner Ceres

 

 

 

Papers

1822

6

72

Subseries VII: Schooner Columbus

 

 

 

Papers

1824-1825

6

73

Papers for Mexico

1824

6

74

Subseries VIII: Schooner Dart

 

 

 

Papers

1822

6

75

Papers

1822

6

76

Bills paid on cargo

1822

6

77

Bills paid on cargo

1822

6

78

To St. Martha

1822

6

79

Bills

1822-1823

6

80

Papers

1823

6

81

Cargo No. 3 at Cartagena

1823

6

82

Vouchers for labor

1823

6

83

Second voyage to Cartagena to Baltimore

1823

6

84

To Chagres

1823

6

85

To Havana

1823

6

86

Account sales; St. Marta

1823

6

87

Act for the government and regulations of seamen in merchant's service

[1823]

6

88

Voyages [3-7]

1823-1824

7

89

Papers

1824

7

90

Papers

1824

7

91

No. 8

1824

7

92

Vouchers - Jamaica

1824

7

93

Bills

1824

7

94

Subseries IX: Schooner Elizabeth

 

 

 

Papers

1825

7

95

Papers

1825

7

96

Subseries X: Schooner Elizabeth & John

 

 

 

Papers

1824

7

97

Subseries XI: Schooner Emigrant

 

 

 

Papers

1823

7

98

Papers

1823

7

99

Papers

1824

7

100

Papers

1824-1825

7

101

Subseries XII: Schooner Fidelity

 

 

 

Papers

1824

7

102

Papers

1824

7

103

Papers

1825

7

104

Papers

1826

7

105

Act for the government and regulations of seamen in merchant's service

1825

7

106

Papers

No date

7

107

Subseries XIII: Schooner Good Return

 

 

 

Papers

1823

7

108

Subseries XIV: Schooner Independence

 

 

 

Papers

1821-1822

7

109

Bills paid

1822

7

110

Subseries XV: Schooner Isabella

 

 

 

Papers

1825

7

111

Subseries XVI: Schooner Junius

 

 

 

Papers

1821

8

112

Subseries XVII: Schooner Lapwing

 

 

 

Papers

1823

8

113

Subseries XVIII: Schooner Leader

 

 

 

Papers

1825

8

114

Subseries XIX: Schooner Letitia

 

 

 

Papers

1825

8

115

Papers

1825

8

116

Subseries XX: Ship London Packet

 

 

 

Papers

1821

8

117

Subseries XXI: Brig Manuel

 

 

 

Papers

ca. 1824-1825

8

118

Papers

1824-1825

8

119

Papers

1824-1826

8

120

Subseries XXII: Schooner Mary Emily

 

 

 

Papers

1824

8

121

Subseries XXIII: Schooner Meridian

 

 

 

Papers

1826

8

122

Subseries XXIV: Brig Mexico

 

 

 

Papers

1825

8

123

Subseries XXV: Schooner Midas

 

 

 

Division of doubloons abroad schooner Midas

1822

8

124

Papers

1822

8

125

Papers

1822

8

126

Papers for St. Martha

1825

8

127

Subseries XXVI: Schooner Nancy

 

 

 

Cargo

1823

8

128

Subseries XXVII: Schooner North America

 

 

 

Papers

1824

8

129

Second voyage

1824

8

130

Third voyage

1824

8

131

Third voyage

1824

8

132

Bills

1824

8

133

Papers

1824

8

134

Papers

1824

8

135

Shipping articles

1824

8

136

Papers

ca. 1824

8

137

Subseries XXVIII: Schooner Ontario

 

 

 

Papers

1824-1825

9

138

Papers

1825

9

139

Subseries XXIX: Brig Oswego

 

 

 

Papers

1822

9

140

Subseries XXX: Brig President Adams

 

 

 

Papers

1825

9

141

Subseries XXXI: Schooner [Col.] Ramsey

 

 

 

Papers

1821-1822

9

142

Subseries XXXII: Schooner Return

 

 

 

Papers for Chagres voyage

1823

9

143

Papers

1823

9

144

Subseries XXXIII: Schooner Rising Sun

 

 

 

Papers

1824-1825

9

145

Papers

1825

9

146

Subseries XXXIV: Schooner St. Domingo

 

 

 

Papers

1823

9

147

Subseries XXXV: Schooner Sarah & Priscilla

 

 

 

Papers

1825

9

148

Subseries XXXVI: Brig Silk Worm

 

 

 

Papers

1825

9

149

Subseries XXXVII: Schooner Sterling

 

 

 

Papers

1823

9

150

Subseries XXXVIII: Schooner William

 

 

 

Papers

1822-1825

9

151

Subseries XXXIX: Schooner William Parrish

 

 

 

Papers

1825

9

152

Subseries XL: Schooner Who'd A Thought It

 

 

 

Papers

1824

9

153

Subseries XLI: Miscellaneous

 

 

 

Papers

ca. 1823-1825

9

154

Series III: Business Records

 

 

 

Bills of Lading

1818-1821

10

155

Papers of Captain William Massicott

1823

10

156

Jenners & Patrick accounts; Key West

1824-1826

10

157

Bills of Lading

1822

10

158

Bonds paid

1822

10

159

Orders and receipts

1822-1823

10

160

Orders and receipts

1822-1823

10

161

Bills of Lading

1823

10

162

Orders and receipts

1823

10

163

Accounts current

1823

10

164

Notes paid

1823

10

165

Barrel receipts

1823

10

166

Bonds for duties

1823

10

167

Bills of parcels and receipts

1823

10

168

Cancelled checks

1823

11

169

Cancelled checks

1823

11

170

Bills of Lading and invoices

1824

11

171

Bills of Lading and invoices

1824

11

172

Bills paid

1824

11

173

Bills paid

1824

11

174

Bills paid

1824

11

175

Orders

1824

11

176

Orders and receipts

1824

11

177

Barrel receipts

1824

12

178

Bonds for duties

1824

12

179

Notes paid

1824

12

180

Notes paid

1824

12

181

Accounts current

1824

12

181a

Bonds for duties

1824-1825

12

182

Notes paid

1824-1826

12

183

Notes paid

1824-1826

12

184

Notes paid

1824-1826

12

185

Bills of Lading and invoices

1825

12

186

Barrel receipts

1825

13

187

Bills of Lading and invoices

1825

13

188

Orders and receipts

1825-1826

13

189

Orders and receipts

1825-1826

13

190

Bills paid

1825-1826

13

191

Bills paid

1825-1826

13

192

Bills of lading

1826

13

193

Series IV: George Tyson

 

 

 

Papers

ca. 1816-1818

14

194

Papers

ca. 1818-1819

14

195

Series V: Jesse Tyson

 

 

 

Papers

ca. 1800-1820

14

196

John Caldwell and William Lorman to Jesse Tyson indenture

1801, June 13

14

197

Series VI: Thomas Tyson

 

 

 

Stock certificates for steam navigation

1825-1833

14

198

Papers

No date

14

199

Series VII: Miscellaneous

 

 

 

Miscellaneous

No date

14

200

Law respecting importation of foreign tobacco

1823

14

201

 

 

 

Games