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A guide to the Robert G. Aldrich logbook and correspondence, 1843-1930
HDC1660 (SAFR 23816)  
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  • Publication and Use Rights
  • Processing Note
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  • Acquisition Information
  • Historical or Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Content
  • Collection Arrangement

  • Title: Robert G. Aldrich logbook and correspondence
    Date: 1843-1930
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC1660 (SAFR 23816)
    Author: Aldrich, Robert G.
    Physical Description: .1 LF
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: The Robert G. Aldrich logbook and correspondence, 1843-1930 (SAFR 23816, HDC 1660) collection contains a logbook written by Aldrich while aboard the CONSTANCE (schooner) and several letters to his sisters. The collection has been processed to the file unit level and is available for research with some restrictions due to its fragile condition.
    Physical Location: San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
    Language(s): In English.

    Access

    This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted. The logbook is fragile and requires the assistance of a reference librarian for viewing

    Publication and Use Rights

    Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

    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], HDC1660 (SAFR 23816), Robert G. Aldrich logbook and correspondence, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    SAFR-02220
    The collection was donated by a decendant of Robert G. Aldrich.

    Historical or Biographical Note

    Historical information about Robert G. Aldrich could not be found.

    Collection Scope and Content

    The Robert G. Aldrich logbook and correspondence, 1843-1930 (SAFR 23816, HDC 1660) collection contains a logbook written by Aldrich while aboard the CONSTANCE (schooner) and several letters to his sisters. The collection has been processed to the file unit level and is available for research with some restrictions due to its fragile condition.
    The logbook contains a passage on the placement of guns during a military exercise, notes on nautical navigation rules and examples, mathematical lessons and exercises, and sails data. Much of the logbook contains poems written by Aldrich. Tucked behind the front cover of the logbook were several items including letters written by Aldrich to his sisters 1843 and 1899, the latter with an envelope that reads, From R.G. Aldrich U.S.N. Among other loose items are a 1930 letter bequeathing a camphor wood chest from Mollie A. Webber to her nephew, Robert E. Aldrich originally in small envelope that reads: To be opened at my death, Mollie Aldrich Webber; hydraulic hose advertisement by R.G. Aldrich; white silk doily with a color image of the battleship OLYMPIA 16 x 16 cm (6.5 x 6.5 inches), see separation sheet.

    Collection Arrangement

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    Subjects and Indexing Terms

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    Families
    Aldrich, Robert G.
    Constance (schooner)
    United States. Navy.
    Poems
    School notebooks