Anthony Gordon manuscript collection
This collection contains documents related to Anthony Gorton’s work as a sea captain, including papers such as insurance claims, correspondence, and manifests.
- Majority of material found within 1806-1822
- Gordon, Anthony (Person)
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The collection is open for research use.
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Biographical / Historical
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.
0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
The collection is arranged by subject and by date.
Scope and Contents
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.
- Guide to the Anthony Gordon manuscript collection
- Under Revision
- Lara Westwood
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- 2020-03-19: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Mallory Herberger.