National Archives Letters Sent Regarding the Light-House Service, 1792 - 1852

The Society scanned the 31 volumes of National Archives, Record Group 26, Entry 18 (NC-31) "Letters Sent Regarding the Light-House Service, 1792 - 1852." These are ledgers a clerk recorded copies of all outgoing correspondence from the Treasury Department regarding lighthouses. Note they are in chronological order with an index in the front. Here is a list of the volumes and the period they cover:

Volume 1 – 1792 – 1798 
Volume 2 – Jan. 29, 1798 – Sept. 30, 1802 
Volume 3 – Oct. 1, 1802 – Sept. 27, 1809 
Volume 4 – Oct. 6, 1809 – May 24, 1817 
Volume 5 – May 27, 1817 – Sec. 20, 1821
Volume 6 – May 20, 1822 – Feb. 28, 1826
Volume 7 – March 1, 1826 – April 14, 1829 
Volume 8 – April 14, 1829 – July 12, 1831
Volume 9 – July 12, 1831 – May 6, 1833
Volume 10 – May 7, 1833 – June 9, 1835 
Volume 11 – June 10, 1835 – Feb 15, 1837 
Volume 12 – Feb. 15, 1837 – Dec. 30, 1837
Volume 13 – Dec. 31, 1837 – Oct. 16, 1838
Volume 14 – Oct. 17, 1838 – Aug. 22, 1839
Volume 15 – Aug. 22, 1839 – June 27, 1840
Volume 16 – June 27, 1840 – July 21, 1841 
Volume 17 – July 21, 1841 – July 12, 1842 
Volume 18 – July 13, 1842 – Aug. 26, 1843 
Volume 19 – Aug. 26, 1843 – July 16, 1844 
Volume 20 – July 17, 1844 – June 9, 1845 
Volume 21 – June 9, 1845 – April 27, 1846
Volume 22 – April 27, 1846 – Dec. 14, 1846
Volume 23 – March 2, 1847 – July 24, 1847
Volume 24 – July 24, 1847 – Jan. 11, 1848
Volume 25 – Jan. 12, 1848 – Aug. 1, 1848
Volume 26 – Aug. 1, 1848 – Dec. 22, 1848
Volume 27 – Dec. 22, 1848 – May 12, 1849
Volume 28 – May 14, 1849 – Jan. 25, 1850
Volume 29 – Jan. 25, 1850 – Feb. 18, 1851 
Volume 30 – Feb. 18, 1851 – Feb. 28, 1852 
Volume 31 – March 1, 1852 – Oct. 15, 1852 

Annisquam correspondence 1800-1816

Billingsgate - August 14, 1822 letter

Bird Island 1819 correspondence