Receipt for the Purchase of Musical Instruments
While in Hull, England in October of 1883, Captain Henry A. Starrett of the Thomaston-built and owned ship Levi G. Burgess bought a number of musical instruments to be sold to the crew through the slop chest. He must have had some musicians among his sailors. The receipt is for the purchase of three melodeons, a "miniature," three concertinas, a flute, and two tambourines.
The Burgess was launched in 1877, and Starrett was her captain until 1886; two years later she was sold to San Francisco owners.