Category Archives: Seafaring Accounts

Archer, Samuel

Samuel Archer papers, 1826–1838. 1 box (0.2 linear feet). About Samuel Archer Samuel Archer was born in Burlington County, New Jersey in 1771. In 1800, he opened a retail dry goods business in Philadelphia, eventually becoming one of the largest … Continue reading

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Tipton family

Tipton family papers, 1862–1868. 1 box (0.08 linear feet). Abstract Collection consists principally of the letters William Tipton sent to his wife and sister during his service as an engineer in the United States Navy aboard the ships Circassian and … Continue reading

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Travel journal

European travel journal of an unidentified Philadelphian, 1836–1837. 1 volume (0.08 linear feet). About the collection Journal of an unidentified young man from Philadelphia on his voyage to London, and places on the European Continent. The journal includes detailed information … Continue reading

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Bendernagle, John

John Bendernagle journal, 1862–1863. 1 volume (0.08 linear feet). About John Bendernagle John Bendernagle was from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. About the collection Journal kept by John Bendernagle while serving aboard US Steamer Mohican, beginning with the transfer of the ship … Continue reading

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Harris, Benjamin G.

Benjamin G. Harris journal, 1800–1814. 1 folder (0.08 linear feet). About Benjamin G. Harris Benjamin G. Harris worked as a surgeon’s mate aboard the US frigate Philadelphia from the time of the ship’s commissioning in April 1800 to December of … Continue reading

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Ceres (Ship)

Ceres (Ship) logbook, 1841–1843. 1 volume (0.12 linear feet). About the ship Ceres Wilmington Whaling Company was organized on November 23, 1833. In 1835 the company purchased the whaleship Ceres in New Bedford, and she became the pioneer of the … Continue reading

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Conner family

Conner family papers, 1816–1903. 2 boxes, 23 volumes (1.83 linear feet). Abstract Collection consists primarily of journals (f. 1, v. 2-24) kept by Susan Conner from 1829 to 1856. Her lengthy entries discuss her family, especially her husband Commodore David … Continue reading

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Eliza (Schooner)

Eliza (Schooner) journal, 1803. 1 folder (0.08 linear feet). About the collection Journal kept by unidentified supercargo aboard the schooner Eliza from Philadelphia to Cayenne, French Guiana, March 26 – May 3, 1803. Writer describes weather, seasickness, catching sharks and … Continue reading

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Glover family

Glover family papers, 1895–1899. 1 box (0.2 linear feet). About the Glover family Harry Byron Glover served as a sailor and printer aboard USFS Olympia. HIs brother, WIlliam F. Glover, held the same position of ship’s printer before him. About … Continue reading

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Bryant, Henry Grier

Henry Grier Bryant journals, 1892–1907. 1 box (0.41 linear feet). Abstract This is a collection of seven notebooks kept by Henry G. Bryant while second-in- command of the Peary Relief Expedition in 1892, and head of the Peary Auxiliary Expedition … Continue reading

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