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538 lots

September 25, 1997

104 East 25th Street

New York, NY, 10010 USA

Phone: 212.254.4710

Fax: 212 979 1017

Email: swann@swanngalleries.com

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Lot 1: Abigail -Bill of Sale. Partly Printed Bill of Sale, wherein Charles W Morgan sells a 1/8 part of the ship Abigail to William Wister in consideration of $4250 4 pages, folio; boldly Signed by Charles W. Morgan. New Bedford, 16 September 1840 E400-600

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Description: Abigail -Bill of Sale. Partly Printed Bill of Sale, wherein Charles W Morgan sells a 1/8 part of the ship Abigail to William Wister in consideration of $4250 4 pages, folio; boldly Signed by Charles W. Morgan. New Bedford, 16 September 1840 E400-600 The ship Abigail was on a whaling voyage when this business was transacted. The ship had sailed on 2 April 1839 from New Bedford under Captain James V Cox. She returned on 6 April 1843 Starbuck, page 352; Whaling Masters, page 10-9

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Lot 2: Abigail-Letters from Charles W. Morgan. Group of 3 Autograph Letters Signed, Charles W. Morgan, to William Wister, regarding the return of the Abigail in disastrous shape and seeking opinions and approval for a course of action. There is additional

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Description: Abigail-Letters from Charles W. Morgan. Group of 3 Autograph Letters Signed, Charles W. Morgan, to William Wister, regarding the return of the Abigail in disastrous shape and seeking opinions and approval for a course of action. There is additional mention of the estate of a mutual relative and the possible return from it which might be used for the Abigail. 6 pages, 4to. New Bedford, 1843

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Lot 3: Abraham Barker-Receipt. Elaborate manuscript receipt, for purchases authorized by Captain George W. Slocum, from E.&O. Export Co., secured with a draft for the exact amount. One page, folio. Honolulu, 14 November 1859 E100-150 The bill amounted to

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Description: Abraham Barker-Receipt. Elaborate manuscript receipt, for purchases authorized by Captain George W. Slocum, from E.&O. Export Co., secured with a draft for the exact amount. One page, folio. Honolulu, 14 November 1859 E100-150 The bill amounted to $1650 and included purchases as well as cash. The ship Abraham Barker left New Bedford under Captain Slocum on 17 August 1857 for Indian Ocean whaling. She obviously did some whaling in the Pacific as well since this receipt is from Honolulu. She returned home on 24 March 1861 Starbuck, page 546,. Whaling Masters, page 249

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Lot 4: Abraham Barker-Bill of Sale. Partly Printed Bill of Sale, accomplished in manuscript, wherein J.&W.R. Wing sell a 1/32 share of the bark Abraham Barker to Edward Potter in consideration of $10-9.50 4 pages, folio. New Bedford, 3 December 1888

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Description: Abraham Barker-Bill of Sale. Partly Printed Bill of Sale, accomplished in manuscript, wherein J.&W.R. Wing sell a 1/32 share of the bark Abraham Barker to Edward Potter in consideration of $10-9.50 4 pages, folio. New Bedford, 3 December 1888 E150-250 The Abraham Barker was built in 1845 in Fairhaven and made its first whaling voyage that same year out of New Bedford.

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Lot 5: (Account Book-Patent Rocking Saddles.) Manuscript Account Book of Ezra Whiton, Cape Cod agent for Rocking Saddles, with a list of hundreds of vessels using the rocking saddles. 34 pages of manuscript. Cape Cod, 1840-41 E300-400 The original patentee

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Description: (Account Book-Patent Rocking Saddles.) Manuscript Account Book of Ezra Whiton, Cape Cod agent for Rocking Saddles, with a list of hundreds of vessels using the rocking saddles. 34 pages of manuscript. Cape Cod, 1840-41 E300-400 The original patentee of the Rocking Saddle was John Brown. Brown's agent in the Cape Cod area was Ezra Whiton. A printed advice to users of the saddles is laid into the account book advising them that Whiton would be handling the local affairs for Brown. It appears that a fee had to be paid to Brown for the use of the device. The list of ships using the saddles are arranged alphabetically and figures into hundreds of vessels. Virtually all of the vessels are from Cape Cod.

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