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A guide to the United States Shipping Commissioner wage book, 1905
HDC0019 (SAFR 13564)  
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  • Publication and Use Rights
  • Processing Note
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  • Historical or Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Content
  • Collection Arrangement

  • Title: United States Shipping Commissioner wage book
    Date: 1905
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC0019 (SAFR 13564)
    Originating agency: United States Shipping Commissioner
    Physical Description: 1 item
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: United States Shipping Commissioner wage book (SAFR13564, HDC 19) is dated 1905. It contains information on the pay and allowances of seamen. The item is available for research use without restrictions.
    Physical Location: San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
    Language(s): In English.

    Access

    This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.

    Publication and Use Rights

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    Processing Note

    Note on Description: The descriptions in this collection guide were compiled using the best available sources of information. Such sources include the creator's annotations or descriptions, collection accession files, primary and secondary source material and subject matter experts. While every effort was made to provide accurate information, in the event that you find any errors in this guide please contact the reference staff in order for us to evaulate and make corrections to this guide. P lease cite the title and collection number in any correspondence with our staff.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item description], [Location within collection organization identified by Collection Number/Series Number/File Unit Number/Item Number], HDC0019 (SAFR 13564), United States Shipping Commissioner wage book, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    SAFR-00001
    This collection was transferred from the Golden Gate National Recreation Area museum collection to the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park museum collection.

    Historical or Biographical Note

    The Shipping Commissioners Act of 1872 established offices to oversee the signing of sailors to ships. The Act required that seamen on American ships sign their articles in front of an appointed United States Shipping Commissioner, only after having proved their sobriety and to ensure the sailor wasn't signed by a crimp. Much of the effectiveness of the Act was minimized because boardinghouse keepers refused to furnish crews for ships in port.

    Collection Scope and Content

    United States Shipping Commissioner wage book (SAFR13564, HDC 19) is dated 1905. It contains information on the pay and allowances of seamen. The item is available for research use without restrictions.

    Collection Arrangement

    One item.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Wage book
    United States. Shipping Commissioner