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Benjamin Thompson Papers, October 1860-July 1878

Manuscript Collection #1019

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Title: Benjamin Thompson Papers
Creator: Thompson, Benjamin
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 0.25 Cubic feet.

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Accessions Information

December 6, 2004, (unprocessed) 0.25 cubic feet; Private journals (October 1860 - July 1878) of Benjamin Thompson, master of the brigs PROGRESSIVE AGE and T. A. DARRELL, and the ships SPORTSMAN, and HARRISBURG (v. 1, 1860-1865), commander of the ship COLUMBIA (v. 2, 1865-1870), master of the ship PERUVIAN (v. 3, 1870-1872), and captain of the clipper ship GREAT ADMIRAL (v. 4, 1874-1878), illustrating his career aboard sailing ships trading between England, the east and west coasts of America, and Manila and including highly detailed and dramatic accounts of shipboard life and commercial operations. Purchase (Special Manuscript Fund), Tenpound Island Book Company, Gloucester, MA

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Benjamin Thompson Papers (#1019), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Purchase (Special Manuscript Fund), Tenpound Island Book Company, Gloucester, MA

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Lindsay Flood, March 28, 2008


Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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