Peter Strickland papers


Creator: Strickland, Peter, 1837-1921
Date(s): 1857-1912
Call Number: MSS 0171
Language: Materials primarily in English with additional materials in French. Two loose vocabulary sheets for translations for what seems to be the Wolof language of Senegal are included (F6).
Abstract: Peter Strickland (1837-1922) was a shipmaster, merchant, and U.S. consul in the French colony of Senegal. Diaries and letter books of Peter Strickland dating 1857 to 1912. While varying in content, the diaries center around Strickland’s life as a merchant, both on the sea as well as in Senegal. Issues of two French colonial weekly newspapers contextualize the events of the French colony during Strickland’s time there.
Physical Description: 1 linear foot (1 box ) 13 diaries and letter books
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Purchase, 1956.
Processing Information: Processed by Rhonda R. Newton, August 1993. Finding aid encoded by Anna Nuzzolese, September 2018. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard