The Ship ‘NORTH STAR’ and Captain J.W. Thompson Estate Collection!

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ESTATE PAPERS OF CAPTAIN JOHN WESLEY THOMPSON OF MAINE.  INCLUDES AT LEAST 180 DOCUMENTS (SAMPLES IN THE IMAGES ABOVE), MANY FROM THE 1870’S, AN 1899 ACCOUNT BOOK RELATED TO TIMBER SALES FOR SHIPBUILDING IN MAINE, & A BOUND ACCOUNT BOOK FOR THE SCHOONER ARTEMUS, TIRRELL 1864. ALL DOCUMENTS ARE IN PAGE PROTECTORS.

CPT. J.W. THOMPSON WAS BORN IN THE 1830S AND COMMANDED AT LEAST TWO SHIPS FROM BATH, ME: THE A J THOMPSON AND THE NORTH STAR IN THE PERIOD OF 1870-1880. HIS WIFE CADDIE WENT TO SEA WITH HIM. THERE ARE LETTERS TO AND FROM CAPTAIN THOMPSON CONCERNING HIS CARGO ON THE NORTH STAR, RECEIPTS FOR PROVISIONS, ACCOUNTS OF WAGES, A PICTORIAL RECEIPT FOR THE GRAND BALDWIN HOTEL IN SAN FRANCISCO, A RECEIPT FOR TWO CHRONOMETERS, DISBURSEMENT PAPERS, RECEIPT FOR PAINTING THE NORTH STAR. OTHER DOCUMENTS INCLUDED AS WELL.

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