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Seafaring life--History--19th century

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Personal journal of Captain Arthur Darley, R.N.

Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0018

Personal journal kept by Captain Arthur Darley of the British Royal Navy aboard the HMS Electra describing his travels throughout Bermuda, the West Indies, Jamaica, Honduras, Colombia, Havana, Belize, and Galveston, Texas, from January 1, 1842 through February 3, 1843.

Dates: 1842 January 1-1843 February 3

Ship's log for the snow Susana

Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0022

Ship's log kept by George Dodds [Dods] aboard the snow Susana documenting the voyage from Newport, Rhode Island, to Havana, Cuba, from December 21, 1799, to March 20, 1800.

Dates: 1799 December 21-1800 March 20

Private journal of James S. Doran

Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0023

The journal is a personal narrative of James S. Doran, who served in the capacity of engineer on several steamships, including theMerrimack, the Thomas Kelso, the San Pelago, and the City of Mexico from May 17, 1866 through April 25, 1872.

Dates: 1866 May 17-1872 April 25

E.L.L.K. poems and journal

Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0153

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.

Dates: approximately 1870s

Ship's log of the Otago

Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0033

Journal kept by Henry A. Harding aboard the ship Otago documenting voyages from Port Blakely, Washington Territory, to Noumea, New Caledonia, with stops at Newcastle, Australia, and Honolulu, Hawaii, between April 18th, 1879 and December 11, 1882.

Dates: 1879 April 18th-1882 December 11

Journal of a cruise in the U.S. Steam Sloop Richmond

Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0041

Official United States Navy deck log of the United States Steam Sloop Richmond describing the journey of the Mediterranean Squadron from Norfolk, Virginia, to patrol on the Mediterranean from September 27, 1860, to June 28, 1861.

Dates: 1860 September 27-1861 June 28

Letters written during a South American cruise

Identifier: MSS 0460

This collection consists of one letterbook containing ten long letters from an anonymous Philadelphian to his friend, Ned, written between 1826-1827. The author, a crew member on the frigate Brandywine, vividly and poetically describes life on board the ship and ashore in South America.

Dates: 1826-1827, 1832

Journal of a voyage from Philadelphia to Antwerp

Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0170
Abstract Joseph Martin, a ship's boy on the merchant vessel Pacific, kept this ship's log during two 1820s voyages: Philadelphia, to Antwerp (Belgium), to Crounstant (likely Kronstadt, Russia), and back to Philadelphia with Captain Abiah Sharpe; and Philadelphia to Madras (India) and back with Captain James Moore. In addition to standard nautical data, Martin added a small number of illustrations, some in color, and many nautical and mathematical exercises, including...
Dates: 1820 April 15-1822 April 17, 1843; Majority of material found within 1820 April 15-1822 April 17

Henry C. Pratt journals

Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0160

In these two journal volumes, Henry C. Pratt recorded his travels through southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey in 1825 and his voyages as Surgeon’s Mate in the United States Navy between 1826 and 1828.

Dates: 1825, 1826-1828

Journal of a voyage from Boston to Rio de Janeiro on board ship Franklin

Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0064

Journal kept by Robert Possac Rogers aboard the ship Franklin documenting the voyage from Boston to Rio de Janeiro between October 5, 1842, and November 26, 1842.

Dates: 1842 October 5-November 26, 1847