Collection of ships' papers from three Delano family ships: (1) The Schooner Cordova grouping of 35 maritime trade documents including bills of lading, manifests, an insurance policy and two letters with one excerpt of note from skipper Elbridge Winsor: " I hope that you will write as soon as you receive this scroll and inform (me) who is a going (to) skipper the Cordova this summer for I thinks that one bad voyage is quite enough for me to make. For you, in one season you may plant and I will sail, but god must give the interest. If this weather continues cold as it now is, we shall (freeze) to death all in a heap for our wood is about gone and we cannot get more at presentâ€¦" (1) The Schooner Brazos 26 pc. group includes a packet of 19 bills of disbursement dated from 1841-42 as well as an insurance policy and various other bills from 1844-45. (1) The 8 pc. Brig Monte Cristo documents date to the 1850's-60's .