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Privateers and Kings: Volume 1 (The Butler Family Chronicles)
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View all copies of this ISBN edition:. Buy New Learn more about this copy. George 6 and Zuriel 6 , both of Cranston, became physicians. Zuriel served as a surgeon upon privateering voyages of the sloop Providence , the schooners Fortune and Rambler , and the brigantine Chace between the years and He may also have served on at least one other vessel during that time.
In September , he died of poisoning from noxious fumes while trying to rescue two men from a cistern in Cranston, Rhode Island. His death was witnessed by his brother George , who wrote an account of it shortly thereafter. George married Anstis Ramsey d. George 7 married, in at Tolland, Connecticut, Mary Lothrop; the couple lived in Cranston. George died at age 31 in a carriage accident. The Waterman Family Vol. White, Dorothy Higson. Baltimore: Gateway Press, Inc. Return to top.
Scope and content:. The privateering journal is arguably the most valuable item in the collection in terms of research.
Most entries in it refer to the privateering activities and shipboard life of the vessels on which Zuriel Waterman served, but entries were also written when the author was at home between voyages. When cruising, the author often made note of latitude and longitude and the names of various vessels, foreign and native, encountered while at sea. There are detailed descriptions of ports visited and close encounters with enemy ships.
There is a gap in the journal between April and February When the journal entries resume, Waterman is in Martinique on an unknown vessel, and was on that voyage until March 22, Several entries throughout the journal are in Latin. Some extracts from the journal are filed at the end of this finding aid. In , Mr.click here
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George A. Waterman donated four scrapbooks of papers of Richard Waterman d. In , the society received, from James A. Tyson, privateering journals and other non-specified papers of Dr. Zuriel Waterman and his brother Dr. George Waterman, dated between and The Zuriel Waterman memorandum book was purchased via Internet auction from dealer Ralph Petrucci in Cherry Fletcher Bamberg contributed most of the necessary funds, with additional support coming from Russell J.
DeSimone, Wayne G. Casey Fund. Additionally, approximately one folder each of papers of Richard Waterman d. Processing note:. Both branches include several individuals named Zuriel Waterman. The scrapbooks that were donated in were highly acidic. In the early s, papers that had become detached from their scrapbook pages were put into archival folders and designated with their former page numbers.
When processing was completed in , the papers that remained in the scrapbooks were removed, marked with their scrapbook and page numbers, and arranged by family member. The volume and page designations distinguish papers from the gift from those of other gifts in the collection. Note: in October, l99l, pp. Two of Dr. Waterman's astronomy lecture broadsides l? When originally processed in the s or s, they were marked as having derived only from Dr. However, upon close examination it was discovered that the papers belonged to several different men named Zuriel Waterman from two different Providence County branches of the family including Dr.
Zuriel , as well as Dr. George Waterman. Documents that belonged to Dr. Those that belonged to cousins of Dr. Zuriel, descendants of Nathaniel Waterman d. Joseph Whitney. It is possible that M. Dyer Waterman. However, no record has been found for the children of Hercules and Martha.
A name and place index that came in with the collection has been retained and is filed in folder Evidently part of this collection is microfilmed, probably with the Zuriel Waterman journals. Anstis Ramsey Waterman d. George 6 :.
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Christopher Waterman 5 son of Zuriel 4 :. Box 1, folder 2.
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Eleanor Waterman b. Box 1, folder 3. Papers, , and n. George Waterman 6 son of Christopher 5 and Phebe :. Box 1, folder 4. Box 1, folder 5. Accounts and receipts, Box 1, folder 6. Agreements and deeds, Box 1, folder 7. Correspondence, Box 1, folder 8. Miscellaneous, Medical note, ; list of officers for Cranston Detecting Society, ; list of Republicans Cranston , ; draft of statement by GW re: insolvency of Amos Stone, in oversize storage.
George 7 Waterman son of George 6 and Anstis :. Box 1, folder 9.