Found 10 collections related to Seafaring life

Sally (Brig)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2668
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
These two volumes are the logbook and memorandum book kept aboard the brig Sally, of New York, on a voyage from Gibraltar, Mahon, Genoa, Barcelona, and Sarlo(?), carrying freight and passengers from February 1-September 12, 1769. From the Sabin... more
Hill, Samuel, 1777-1825
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1397
3 v., 1 oversize folder
The Samuel Hill papers consist of his autobiography, his journal of a voyage of the brig Ulysses, unidentified poetry, and writings by F. Stanhope Hill about Samuel Hill, all bound in one volume; a bound copy of the autobiography in negative... more
Fitch, W. (William)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4696
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
This diary was kept on board the fishing smack "William A. WIlbur" from July 11-30, 1857 by its captain, WIlliam Fitch. Entries describe a cruise in the vicinity of Nantucket, relating incidents on board; fish taken; whales sighted; being lost in... more
Cornelison, John Henry
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 675
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
John Henry Cornelison kept this diary during a trip from New York to San Francisco on board the bark "Hannah Sprague" as a member of the New York Commercial and Mining Association. Entries date from May 10, 1849 through January 14, 1850 and... more
Lady Penrhyn (Ship)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1415
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
The author of this logbook and diary is unknown; it was possibly kept by either Daniel Osborne or Holbrook Gaskell. It describes a journey from Kilkenny, Scotland to Liverpool, England, thence on board the Lady Penrhyn to Philadelphia via Madeira,... more
Copland, James
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 667
.29 linear feet (1 volume)
Mariner James Copland kept this logbook aboard the Boxer (on which he was employed by John Jacob Astor) from March 1-May 9, 1818; the America from January 28-June 17, 1819; the Cadmus, captained by Reuben Brumly, from September 1, 1819-January 25,... more
Dering, Henry Packer, d. 1822
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 775
.5 linear feet (1 box, 2 v.)
Henry Packer Dering (d. 1822) was a collector of customs, postmaster and military storekeeper in Sag Harbor, Long Island. He also traded at Aux Cayes, Haiti, as an agent of Nat Gardinier, during the 1780's. Collection consists of correspondence,... more
Stearns, Simeon A. (Simeon Albert), b. 1815
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2866
.2 linear feet (1 volume, 1 folder)
Simeon A. Stearns (b. 1815) was a U.S. Marine quartermaster sergeant on board the U.S.S. Vincennes, the flagship of the United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842) which circumnavigated the world under the command of Lieutenant Charles Wilkes... more
Jenkins, Gilbert, Jr.
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 24495
.21 linear feet (1 folder)
Gilbert Jenkins Jr. was a mariner from Hudson, Columbia County, New York. He was the son of Gilbert Jenkins of Hudson, New York (died 1846 in Prairieville, Wisconsin), and the grandson of Thomas Jenkins (1741-1808) of Nantucket, Massachusetts, one... more
Robinson, Robert Spencer, Sir, 1809-1889
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2592
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Sir Robert Spencer Robinson kept this volume, which contains a log of the H.M.S. Yarrow and the H.M.S. Dublin, as well as notes about the H.M.S. Hydra and the H.M.S. Arrogant. The H.M.S. Dublin log was kept from August 2, 1831-May 4, 1832, when... more
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