April 16, 2008 2 items, 0.03 cubic feet; Anonymous.
Journal of a Cruize in the USS Independence, Commodore William Bainbridge's Flag Ship, Capt. William M. Crane, Commander, from Boston, July 2nd, 1815 (3 July–15 November 1815) kept by one of the ship's officers, describing the voyage of the USS
Independence, the first ship of the line commissioned in the United States Navy, together with the USS
Constitution to deal with the piratical acts of the Barbary Powers against American merchant commerce in the Mediterranean Sea. Bound in original calf leather over marbled boards. Entries clean and legible; also a letter from William M. Crane, Commanding Officer, USS
Delaware, Port Mahon (20 September 1829) to Lt. William N, McKean, U.S. sloop
Warren, ordering him to report to Lt. Thomas M. Newell, commander of the U.S. schooner
Porpoise. Purchased. See preliminary inventory attached. Purchase (Special Manuscript Fund, Sara S. Batten Special Collections Endowment Fund, Bodo Nischan Manuscript Endowment Fund, Naval History Endowment), Ten Pound Island Book Co., Gloucester, Mass.
Purchase (Special Manuscript Fund, Sara S. Batten Special Collections Endowment Fund, Bodo Nischan Manuscript Endowment Fund, Naval History Endowment), Ten Pound Island Book Co., Gloucester, Mass.
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
Independence Collection (#1128), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Encoded by Mark Custer, April 25, 2008
Processed by Carmen Fernandez, April 2010