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Creator:Thatcher, Joseph L., -1886
Title:Thatcher family papers
Date(s):1870-1941
Call No:MSS 0155
Abstract:Small group of miscellaneous papers relating to several generations of the Thatcher family of Wilmington, Delaware. Papers include correspondence, military documents, photographs, notebooks, legal documents, and miscellaneous material.
Subjects:Seamen | Delaware--History--19th century | Delaware--History--20th century
Creator:Gray, George Arthur
Title:Voyage to China: To China and back
Date(s):1863-1869
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0030
Abstract:These four volumes contain three handwritten variations of the travel narrative of nineteenth-century American sailor George Arthur Gray recorded on his roundtrip voyage from Boston to China between March 1863[...] and May 1866. The original diary entries were expanded into a full narrative, which Gray apparently hoped to publish. The narrative focuses on Chinese social customs, the Chinese coast, and the details of a sailor's life.
Subjects:Voyages and travels--History--19th century | Americans--China--History--19th century | Seamen | China--Description and travel
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Logbook kept aboard the schooner Arabia
Date(s):1908
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0164
Abstract:This logbook chronicles the voyage of the fishing schooner Arabia from Gloucester, Massachusetts, to the Western Banks of Newfoundland in September 1908.
Subjects:Voyages and Travels--History--20th century | Ocean travel--History--20th century | Fishing schooners | Seamen | More Subjects
Creator:Matlack family
Title:Matlack family letters to Samuel J. Matlack
Date(s):1862-1865
Call No:MSS 0099, F0916
Abstract:This collection consists of seventeen letters written by members of the Matlack family in Philadelphia to Samuel J. Matlack while he was serving in the Union Navy aboard the USSWissahickon,[...] a gunboat in the blockading squadron off the coast of South Carolina, during the American Civil War, from 1862-1865.
Subjects:Presidents--United States--Election--1864 | Seamen | Soldiers | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Blockades | More Subjects
Creator:Snodgrass, W. D. (William De Witt), 1926-2009
Title:W.D. Snodgrass letters to Lila Jean Hank
Date(s):1944-1946
Call No:MSS 0723
Abstract:Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet W.D. (William De Witt) Snodgrass (1926-2009) wrote 58 letters between 1944 and 1946 to his then-fiancée Lila Jean Hank after being drafted into the United States[...] Navy and stationed in Saipan. The letters described life on the naval base at the end of World War II and a long, anxious period of demobilization in the Pacific. Snodgrass was one of the early practitioners of the confessional style in American poetry with his first volume Heart's Needle (1959) written after his divorce from Hank in 1953 and inspired by the subsequent estrangement from their daughter.
Subjects:Poets, American--20th century--Correspondence | Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence | Saipan, Battle of, Northern Mariana Islands, 1944 | World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American | More Subjects
Creator:King, Louis
Title:E.L.L.K. poems and journal
Date(s):1870
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0153
Abstract:This volume chronicles four voyages made by the Brig Romance between Baltimore, Maryland, and Navassa Island in the mid- to late-nineteenth century. The creator, identified as “E.L.L.K.” (possibly Louis King),[...] wrote the entire volume in poetic verse.
Subjects:Historic ships--20th century | Voyages and travels--History--19th century | Seafaring life--History--19th century | Poetry--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Mackenzie, Malcolm L., 1926-2000
Title:Malcolm L. Mackenzie papers
Date(s):1926-2007
Call No:MSS 0611
Abstract:This collection contains materials relating to Malcolm L. Mackenzie's publicity firm Malcolm L. Mackenzie & Associates and Mackenzie's personal involvement with the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation, other local cultural institutions, and[...] his interests in general maritime history and historic ships. Materials include publicity materials, written reports, correspondence, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, facsimile maps, newsletters, photographs, photograph negatives, slides, and sailing and maritime history books. The collection also includes personal papers such as photographs albums, scrapbooks and Mackenzie's ships log, 1946 to 1948, of voyages to ports in the United States, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, and Europe while serving as a Second Mate in the Merchant Marine.
Subjects:Publicity--Delaware--History--20th century | Shipbuilding--Delaware--History--20th century | Shipbuilding--United States--History--20th century | Historic ships--17th century | More Subjects
Creator:United States Custom House (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Title:Philadelphia Custom House records
Date(s):1779-1934
Call No:MSS 0781
Abstract:The Philadelphia Custom House records consist of materials generated by and related to the United States Customs Service of the Port of Philadelphia from 1779 to 1932. These records illustrate[...] commercial and shipping interests, as well as foreign trade relations, in the United States from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century. The materials also highlight the growth of the U.S. Customs Service as it took on new responsibilities and wielded greater authority over the course of the nineteenth century. In addition to documents related to shipping and paying duties, the collection also contains materials related to marine insurance, the internal administration of the Philadelphia Custom House, and the activity of ship crews.
Subjects:Shipping | Philadelphia (Pa.)--Commerce | Customs administration—Officials and employees | Drawbacks | More Subjects