Stewart (Rev. Charles S.) Papers. 1822-1862.


Summary Information

Repository
New York State Historical Association – Research Library
Title
Rev. Charles S. Stewart Papers
ID
Coll. No. 263
Date [inclusive]
1822-1862
Extent
1.5 Cubic feet + 2 volumes + 1 oversize folder (certificate)
Language
English
Funding Source
This finding aid was made available electronically through a Regional Bibliographic Data Bases (RBDB) grant from the South Central Regional Library Council, Ithaca, N.Y.

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Biographical/Historical note

Rev. Charles Samuel Stewart (1795-1870) was a naval chaplain and missionary.

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Scope and Content Note

Papers include journals and diaries of travel to, and residence in, the Sandwich Islands (Hawaiian Islands), 1822-25, 1829; correspondence of Stewart and his wife (Harriet Bradford Stewart), 1822-36; and printed items. Other items are journals of voyages on U.S.S.
Guerriere and U.S.S.
Vincennes to and from Hawaii, 1829-30; to British Isles, 1832; to the Mediterranean on U.S.S.
United States, 1834; to Spain and Portugal on U.S.S.
Brandywine, 1839-41, along with a sketch book from the latter. There are letter books kept on voyages on U.S.S.
Congress to South America, 1850-52, and on U.S.S.
Niagara, 1860-62, around the world via Japan, China, Mozambique, Cape of Good Hope, Charleston, South Carolina, and Cuba.

The journals and diaries in Box 1 have been published as follows:

C.S. Stewart,
Private journal of a voyage to the Pacific Ocean and residence at the Sandwich Island in the years 1822, 1823, 1824, and 1825 (New York: John P. Haven, 1831).

C.S. Stewart,
A visit to the South Seas, in the U.S. Ship Vincennes, during the years 1829 and 1830 … (New York: John P. Haven, 1831).

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

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Accession Numbers

NM-009.57 – NM-039.57, NM-001.03

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Collection Inventory

 263.1 – Box 1
Private journals to and on Sandwich Islands. 5 small vols. 1822-1824.
Diary, Sandwich Islands. 2 small vols. June 2 – 0ct. 9, 1824.
Diary. 5 small vols. March 1824 – July 1825.
Journal of a cruise on USS
Guerriere to Peru. 3 vols. Feb. – June 1829.
Journal of a cruise on USS
Vincennes, West coast of South America to Hawaii. 3 vol. July – Nov. 1829.
Journal of a cruise on USS
Vincennes, from Hawaii to U.S. 6 small vols. Nov. 1829 – July 1830.
Journal of a visit to the Sandwich Islands. 3 vols and much unbound material. Oct. – Nov. 1829.
 263.2 – Box 2
Letters of Mrs. Charles Stewart – 4 to her friend Olivia Murray, July 1822 – Dec. 1828; to her mother, Oct. 1822; to her from the Cooperstown Female Missionary Society, July 1822. Also an obituary and 8 pp. manuscript, “Sketch of the life and character of the late Mrs. Stewart.” Additionally, a picture of Betsy Stockton, a copy of her obituary, and a notice concerning a proposed memorial to Betsy in Hawaii.
“Visit to Otaheito or Tahiti … with nautical remarks, Aug. & Sept. 1829.” 9 pp. 1829.
Letters to C.S. 8 items. 1821-1841.
Letters (to and from C.S.). 40 items including 2 from Betsy Stockton. 1842-1846.
Letters. 48 items. 1847-1849.
Printed material concerning C.S.
Photocopies of letters in library in Hawaii written by C.S. to friends and relatives. 1823-1836.
Letters to Rev. Charles Stewart. 31 items. 1864.
 263.3 – Box 3
Journal of a cruise to England, Ireland and Scotland. 5 small vols. 1832.
Journal of a cruise in the Mediterranean aboard the USS
United States. 72 pp. 1834.
Journal of a cruise aboard the USS
Brandywine to Portugal, Spain, and the Western Mediterranean. 97 pp. Also a sketch book. 1839-1841.
Letterbook of a cruise aboard the USS
Congress to South America (Rio de Janeiro and Montevideo). 225 pp. 1850-1852.
Letterbook of a cruise aboard the USS
Niagara to China, Japan, Mozambique, Cape of Good Hope, and across the Atlantic, July 1860 – April 1861; and to Charleston, S. Carolina, the Gulf of Mexico, Cuba, and Boston, May 1861 – June 1862. 200 pp.
Journal of a cruise to England … published as
Sketches of society in Great Britain and Ireland, by C.S. Stewart (Philadelphia: Carey, Lean & Blanchard, 1835).
Volumes
 263.v1 — Letters to Mrs. Charles Stewart. 1860-1862.
 263.v2 — Common place book.

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