|Title:||Edward L. Williams Diary|
|Creator:||Williams, Edward L.|
|Repository:||ECU Manuscript Collection|
|Extent:||0.04 Cubic feet, 1 items .|
March 20, 2009, (unprocessed) 1 items, 0.04 cubic feet; Diary (5 December 1874 ? 17 May 1875) written by a Edward L. Williams, USMC, describing his voyage aboard the U.S.S. ALASKA to the European Station under the command of Captain Samuel Powhatan Carter, including their cruise along the Italian coast, frequent port calls, shipboard life, behavior of sailors, desertions & punishments of sailors, his correspondence with his distant girlfriend ?M.E.B.?, his friendships and acquaintances among the ships? crew; hand-illustrated title page & several drawings. 7.25 x 4.25 cm. 1 box. 1 vol. 110 p. (ca. 0.04 cubic feet) Recd. 12/4/2008. Spine partially detached. Purchase (Special Manuscript Fund), Carmen D. Valentino, Rare Books & Manuscripts
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Edward L. Williams Diary (#1139), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Encoded by Jonathan Dembo, March 20, 2009
Carter (1819-1891) served previously served as an officer in both the Army and the Navy during the Civil War. He was commandant of Annapolis, 1870-1873. He is the only American ever to attain the ranks of rear admiral and major general.