Benjamin Thompson Papers, October 1860-July 1878

Manuscript Collection #1019

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Benjamin Thompson Papers
    Creator: Thompson, Benjamin
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Extent: 0.25 Cubic feet,
  • Administrative Information
    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

    Acquisition Information

    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.

    Processing Information

    Encoded by Lindsay Flood, March 28, 2008

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