Tag: maritime documents

Mediterranean Passport for Ship ORRIS

A “New” Mediterranean Passport

The G.W. Blunt White Library acquired a Mediterranean Passport, also known as a ship’s passport, for a locally-built ship. A recent acquisition by the Library has links to both the local area and our own collections. The document pictured below,…

Stock Certificate for the Palmetto Exporting and Importing Company

A Blockade-Running Stock Certificate

During the Civil War, a number of Confederate companies were formed for the sole purpose of running goods through the blockade. As with any other company, stock was sold to support the ventures. Here is one such stock. The stock…