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A guide to the Leonard John Gates papers, 1848, 1879, 1883-1889
HDC0038 (SAFR 14032)  
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  • Access
  • Publication and Use Rights
  • Processing Note
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  • Acquisition Information
  • Historical or Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Content
  • Collection Arrangement

  • Title: Leonard John Gates papers
    Date: 1848, 1879, 1883-1889
    Date (bulk): 1883-1889
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC0038 (SAFR 14032)
    Physical Description: 18 items.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: The Leonard John Gates papers (SAFR 14032, HDC 38) is comprised of 18 documents spanning the years 1848, 1879,1883-1889. Documents include letters of reference regarding job performance on the KIMBERLEY (steam schooner) and MOUNT EDGECUMBE (steam schooner) as well as other jobs, agreement, and certificates of discharge. This collection has been processed to the collection level and is open for 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

    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.
    Please 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], HDC0038 (SAFR 14032), Leonard John Gates papers, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

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

    Historical or Biographical Note

    The KIMBERLY was a three masted screw steamer built in 1884. Constructed of iron, gross weight of 3740 tons, measuring 350' x 41' x 33.6'. She was built by W. Hamilton & Co in Glasgow, Scotland. Home port was Glasgow. Noted in Lloyds Register as abandoned by its owners in December, 1887. Around 1889, the ship was sold to the Southern Pacific RR Co. Fate thereafter unknown, either abandoned or renamed.
    The MOUNT EDGECUMBE was also a screw steamer, built in 1883. Iron hulled and with a gross weight of 1343 tons, measuring 260' x 38' x 17'. Built in Barrow, England, by the Barrow Shipbuilding Company (later, Vickers), and was owned by the Mount Edgcumbe SS Company. Home port was Plymouth.

    Collection Scope and Content

    The Leonard John Gates papers (SAFR 14032, HDC 38) is comprised of 18 documents spanning the years 1848, 1879,1883-1889. Documents include letters of reference regarding job performance on the KIMBERLEY (steam schooner) and MOUNT EDGECUMBE (steam schooner) as well as other jobs, agreement, and certificates of discharge. This collection has been processed to the collection level and is open for use without restrictions.

    Collection Arrangement

    18 items in 1 folder.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Marine engineering
    Mount Edgecumbe (built 1883; screw schooner)
    Kimberly (built 1884; screw schooner)