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  • Collection: Manuscripts & Journals

Helen R. Otsby.pdf
This collection consists of a six-page letter written by Helen R. Ostby to her friend Hope Chapin.

The letter thanks Mrs. Chapin and her husband for accommodating Helen and her friend Anna Warren on board the Carpathia after they were rescued…
MS0475

Mary Lines Letter.pdf
This collection consists of a six page letter written in French by Mary Lines to her friend and schoolmate, Helen M. Iselin, at Cours Fénelon, a girl's school in Paris.

Dated April 16, 1912, the letter was written aboard the RMS Carpathia and…
MS0435

Journal kept by Edward H. Sears who served as the Acting Assistant Paymaster on board the U.S.S. Wachusett in 1865 and 1866.
MS0465

Bushby volume 1 part 1.pdf
Henry Bushby's manuscript, "Notes on Knots" is comprised of eight volumes with over 1,900 hand-written pages and pen and ink diagrams.

Bushby's manuscript represents an in depth study of knotting and ropework, as well as knot theory. Written…
MS0519

MS514JacobsJournal.pdf
This journal covers roughly the last year and a half of Jacobs' three-year enlistment in the United States Navy during the Civil War, from August 23, 1863 to December 8, 1864.

During the time that Jacobs kept this journal, he served aboard two…
MS0514

The Journal consists of a single bound volume. In it Frank K. Moore, Acting Assistant Paymaster on board the Steam Sloop Wachusett of the United States Navy, recorded his observations and activities from March 12, 1862 to June 13, 1862. The journal…
MS0544

MS423_MonitorSpecBook.pdf
The collection is comprised of two blueprint copies of presentation plans and a notebook, entitled “Specification of an Iron Clad Shot Proof Steam Floating Battery to be constructed with Steam Machinery and Turret complete and ready for Service by…
MS0423

Daniel H. Taber and Captain Fisher traveled aboard the ship Alice Mandell (built 1851, Rochester, New York) from New Bedford to whaling grounds in the Pacific and Arctic Oceans.

Home port: New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Ports Visited:
- St.…
Logbook 004

Logbook002-TaberDiary-AliceFrazier.pdf
Asenath P. Taber traveled with her father (Daniel H. Taber), mother, and sister (Emily) aboard the barque (whale ship) Alice Frazier (built 1847, Richmond, Maine) on its journey from Honolulu, Hawaii to Melbourne, Australia.

Diary includes…
Logbook 002

MS0547 Günter Braun.pdf
Journal/Logbook kept by Günter Braun from 1941-1943 while serving aboard a German minesweeper (Sperrbrecher 1) and 2 U-boats (U-593 and U-436).

The journal consists of two main parts:
1) Routine entries from January 1, 1941 to April 28, 1942…
MS0547