Category Archives: Logbooks and Journals

Commerce (Ship)

Commerce (Ship) journal, 1804. 1 folder (0.08 linear feet). About the collection Journal kept by unidentified person aboard the Commerce bound from Liverpool to Philadelphia, April 23 – July 1, 1804. Brief daily entries comment on weather, sightings of whales, … 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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Hooe, George M.

George Hooe journal, 1832–1833. 1 volume (0.12 linear feet). About George M. Hooe George Mason Hooe was a U.S. Naval officer. He was appointed Midshipman in 1824, Passed Midshipman in 1830, and Lieutenant in 1833. Beginning in 1832, he served … Continue reading

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Hamilton (Revenue Steamer)

Hamilton (Revenue Steamer) transcript journal, 1873. 1 folder (0.08 linear feet). About the revenue steamer Hamilton Hamilton was a revenue steamer. In the summer of 1873, it operated along the Mid-Atlantic coastal region of the United States. About the collection … 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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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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Bray, Isaac

Isaac Bray papers, 1874–1893. 1 box (0.16 linear feet). About Isaac Bray Isaac Matthews Bray (1840-1896) was the captain of the Mary L. Cushing which was built at Newburyport by John E. Currier. The 220 foot long barque, was named … 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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Wyoming (ship)

Wyoming (Ship) logbook and journal, 1861–1864. 2 volumes (0.12 linear feet). About the ship Wyoming Wyoming was a wooden-hulled screw sloop built at the Philadelphia Navy Yard and launched in 1859 under the command of John K. Mitchell. During the … Continue reading

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