These records were kept by whaling merchant and ship owner Luther Dutton Cook (1794-1866) of Sag Harbor, NY. Includes: Receipt book containing signatures of men paid for work on ships, whale oil, etc. Some bear distinctly African-American names such as Lewis Cuffee.  pages, 1822-35 Manuscript abstract of Sag Harbor Customs House whaling ship entries, listing barrels of oil for each ship.  pages, 1789-1849 A neater manuscript version of the same.  pages, 1804-45 Ledger and record book of the Atlantic Whaling Company. Includes the constitution, by-laws and meeting minutes [61 pages] and ledger, 105 pages, 1829-40 Similar volume,  pages of by-laws and minutes for 1840-42 (possibly missing leaves) and 78 ledger pages, 1839-42 Inventory of supplies on board the ship Columbia's 13th voyage out of Sag Harbor, with illustration of the ship and its signals.  pages, 1843-44 Account book of goods purchased for barque Phenix,  pages, July 1842. See also lots 104, 166, and 167.
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