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Barrell, Joseph, 1739-1804 English
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Columbia Rediviva collection

  • Mss 957
  • Collection
  • 1785-1852

The collection consists of correspondence, journals, ship logs, administrative records, and ink sketches relating to the ship Columbia Rediviva. A mix of original materials and reproductions are present. Among the originals are: the journal of John Hoskins, written during the Columbia's journey around the world in 1791-1792; the journal of George Barrell, 1806, written on board the brig Venus from Boston to Malaga, and on the schooner Louisiana from Malaga to New York; Barrell's account of stores on board the Columbia, 1792-1793; letters of Joseph Barrell to Samuel Webb, 1785-1801, and to John Hoskins, 1790; letters from Colburn Barrell and Robert Haswell, 1801; owner's accounts, 1787-1793; accounts of the Columbia and Lady Washington, 1787-1790; receipts; and four ink sketches by George Davidson depicting incidents in the voyages of the Columbia.

The reproductions held in this collection include the journals of Robert Haswell and Owen Smith, 1787-1789; and a file of receipts and other papers concerning outfitting of the Columbia, 1790 (on microfilm). Also included are publications of Robert Gray's wife Martha's petition to congress for a pension and memorial, 1848-1852.

Boston accounts and cargo lists

a hand-bound logbook containing cargo lists and a ledger of Joseph Barrell’s Boston accounts. The front cover of the book reads, “all the Ship Columbias Papers / Mary Barrell / Millburn, N.J.” The first 15 pages of the book contain a copy of the 1787 cargo lists of the Columbia Rediviva and the Sloop Washington. Joseph Barrell’s accounts book backfills the last 20 pages of the logbook beginning from the back cover of the book and written upsidedown to the first half of the text. There are 18 blank pages separating the two sections of the book.

Barrell, Mary