Category Archives: Seamanship

Seamen’s Church Institute

Seamen’s Church Institute records, 1828–2000. 149 boxes, 30 volumes, plus 6 oversize folders, and 1 film case (55 linear feet). Abstract The Seamen’s Church Institute Records document the business activities of the Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) in Philadelphia from 1919 … 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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Davis, James

James Davis gunnery and seamanship notebook, 1900–1903. 1 volume (0.08 linear feet). About James Davis James L. Davis served as gunner’s mate, 3rd class aboard USS Nashville. About the collection This volume includes Davis’ copies of instructions and descriptions from … Continue reading

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Dwyer, James J.

James Dwyer papers, 1959–1966. 3 boxes, 2 volumes (3 linear feet). About the collection This is a collection of notebooks and manuals on seamanship, including printed materials and handwritten notes on piloting, navigation, charts, signals, instruments, weather, tides, and other … Continue reading

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Seamanship notebook

Seamanship notebook, 1856. 1 volume (0.08 linear feet). About Seamanship notebook USS Wabash was a steam screw frigate laid down in May of 1854 by the Philadelphia Navy Yard and launched in October of 1855. She was commissioned in August … Continue reading

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Southard, James W.

James W. Southard logbook and seamanship notebook, 1825–1828. 1 box (0.2 linear feet). About James W. Southard James W. Southard was a U.S. Naval officer. He was appointed Midshipman in 1842. He resigned from the Navy in 1831. The three … Continue reading

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Van Buskirk, Cornelius

Cornelius Van Buskirk exercise and logbook, 1799. 1 volume (0.08 linear feet). About the collection This is an exercise book with rules and equations to solve geometry and trigonometry problems and to determine latitude and longitude. The volume includes watercolor … Continue reading

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Schlobohm, F.J.

F.J. Schlobohm instructional materials and specification books, 1940s–1950s. 1 box (0.41 linear feet). About the collection This collection consists of a packet of educational material from Merchant Marine School of Seaman’s Church Institute of New York; and specification books for … Continue reading

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Landis, M.G.

Letter to unknown recipient from Thomas Arnold, 1826. 1 folder (0.08 linear feet). About the collection Letter, dated 1826 March 6, Philadelphia Nautical Academy. This is a letter of recommendation for M.G. Landis. It reads in part: “This is to … Continue reading

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