Category Archives: Seafaring Accounts

Tunis, Henry J.

Henry J. Tunis papers, 1898–1899. 1 volume (0.08 linear feet). About Henry J. Tunis Henry J. Tunis, of Mitchell, South Dakota, was a sergeant in Company G, 1st Infantry Regiment, South Dakota Volunteers. Tunis, along with 12 other men from … Continue reading

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Rogers, Jay S.

Jay S. Rogers papers, 1918–1983. 1 box (0.2 linear feet). About Jay S. Rogers Jay S. Rogers (1898-1994) served as a junior officer aboard USS Olympia for six months in 1918 when she was escorting a convoy to Murmansk. Olympia … Continue reading

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Wilson, Jesse

Jesse Wilson papers, 1843–1847. 1 box (0.16 linear feet). About Jesse Wilson The Wilson family of the Holmesburg section of Philadelphia were a prominent Quaker family. Jesse Wilson was one of nine children born to Joseph Wilson, Sr., M.D. and … Continue reading

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Benners family

Benners family papers, 1791–1866. 1 box, 4 volumes (0.75 linear feet). About the collection This is a collection of papers of Jacob and James Benners. Materials include: a master’s logbook for the ship Dispatch (from Philadelphia to Canton) (1804-1806); a … Continue reading

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Norden, Lawrence

Lawrence Norden papers, 1825–1863. 1 box (0.2 linear feet). About the collection This is a collection of papers of Captain Lawrence Norden, 1825 to 1863. Materials include correspondence, receipts, and a 1859 bill of lading. Correspondence includes letters between Lawrence … Continue reading

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Coull, James

James Coull papers, 1865–1868. 2 folders (0.08 linear feet). About the collection James Coull’s journal of voyages aboard the ship Georgiana, the bark D. Cornwall, and the bark Zulma. The journal also records pay and allotments of tobacco received during … Continue reading

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Randolph, Thomas Mann

Thomas Mann Randolph journal, 1820–1823. 1 volume (0.16 linear feet). About Thomas Mann Randolph Thomas Mann Randolph was a Midshipman in the U.S. Navy. He served aboard the U.S. frigate Guerriere in 1820. He resigned from the Navy in 1822. … Continue reading

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Inverso family

Inverso family papers, 1943–1945. 3 boxes (1.25 linear feet). Abstract Correspondence and personal papers of Filomena (Lena) Inverso, of south Philadelphia, collected from 1943-1945, primarily consisting of letters received from her brothers Joe Juliano and Albert Juliano, during their service … Continue reading

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Pavey, Oliver Wendell Holmes

Oliver W.H. Pavey papers, 1894–1912. 2 boxes (1.5 linear feet). About Oliver Wendell Holmes Pavey Oliver Wendell Holmes Pavey (1885-1972) enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1900 and was discharged in 1906. He served aboard the cruiser Olympia as a … Continue reading

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McCalla, Bowman Hendry, 1844-1910

B.H. McCalla papers, 1897–1903. 1 box (0.41 linear feet). About Bowman Hendry McCalla Bowman Hendry McCalla (1844-1910) was born in Camden, New Jersey. McCalla was appointed a midshipman in 1861. In 1885, he led an expeditionary force of 750 seamen … Continue reading

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