Category Archives: Logbooks and Journals

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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United States (Ship)

United States (Ship) logbook, 1829–1830. 1 volume (0.08 linear feet). About the ship United States The ship United States was under the command of Alex L. Kennedy during the voyage from Havana to Gibraltar. About the collection Logbook of the … Continue reading

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Vauclain family

Vauclain family papers, 1869–1930. 1 volume, 3 folders, plus 1 oversize folder (0.16 linear feet). About the Vauclain family Samuel Matthews Vauclain (1856 -1940) was a lifelong employee of the Baldwin Locomotive Works Company. He was a locomotive manufacturer, inventor, … Continue reading

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William Cummings and Son

William Cummings and Son records, 1853–1879. 1 volume (0.41 linear feet). About William Cummings and Son William Cummings and Son were shipping merchants in Philadelphia. William Cummings (b. 1806) went into business with his uncle (also named William Cummings) in … 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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Lucy (Schooner)

Lucy (Schooner) logbook, 1845–1847. 1 volume (0.08 linear feet). About the schooner Lucy The Lucy was a merchant ship operating along the east coast of the United States and in the Caribbean. About the collection This logbook covers journeys made … Continue reading

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Keck, Marvin Rosefield

Marvin Rosefield Keck papers, 1916–1972. 3 boxes (1.25 linear feet). Abstract Marvin Rosefield Keck, (1895-1971) was a musician who served in World War I in Admiral Niblack’s Flagship Band of the Mediterranean Fleet on the Flagship Olympia. The Marvin Rosefield … Continue reading

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Morton, Robert

Robert Morton diary, 1777–1778. 1 folder (0.08 linear feet). About Robert Morton Robert Morton, son of Samuel and Phebe Lewis Morton (later Pemberton), was born October 30, 1760. He married Hannah Pemberton October 14, 1784, and he died August 17, … 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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