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A guide to the Captain John Leale autograph books, 1910-1963
HDC0112 (SAFR 14027)  
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  • Access
  • Publication and Use Rights
  • Processing Note
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Historical or Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Content
  • Collection Arrangement

  • Title: Captain John Leale autograph books
    Date: 1910-1963
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC0112 (SAFR 14027)
    Physical Description: 2 items.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: The Captain John Leale autograph books (SAFR 14027, HDC 112) collection is comprised of two volumes created between 1910-1963. Volume one covers the years between 1910-1939 and volume two 1939-1963. They list the names of passengers and military officers, contain short entries, addresses, newspaper clippings and letters from shipbuilders. The newspaper clippings are about the CITY OF PEKING (passenger vessel) and the battleship BENNINGTON. 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], HDC0112 (SAFR 14027), Captain John Leale autograph books, 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

    Captain John Leale was born in 1850 in Guernsey. He came to San Francisco in 1864, and was employed around 1880, originally with the South Pacific Coast Narrow Gauge Service. He served as captain on numerous ferry steamers, including ENCINAL, GARDEN CITY, OAKLAND, BAY CITY, PIEDMONT, and NEWARK. Captain Leale retired in 1914 after 36 years of continuous service aboard ferry steamers in San Francisco Bay. He died in San Francisco on December 31, 1932. An older brother, William G. Leale, also served as a ship captain aboard vessels in San Francisco Bay. Researchers should review Captain John Leale's autobiography titled Recollections of a Tule Sailor.

    Collection Scope and Content

    The Captain John Leale autograph books (SAFR 14027, HDC 112) collection is comprised of two volumes created between 1910-1963. Volume one covers the years between 1910-1939 and volume two 1939-1963. They list the names of passengers and military officers, contain short entries, addresses, newspaper clippings and letters from shipbuilders. The newspaper clippings are about the CITY OF PEKING (passenger vessel) and the battleship BENNINGTON. This collection has been processed to the collection level and is open for use without restrictions.
    Names of note that appear in the volumes include John McLaren, Superintendent of Golden Gate Park from 1887 to 1943, members of the Ghiradelli family, painter W.A. Coulter, Captain Fred Klebingat and Karl and Jean Kortum.

    Collection Arrangement

    This is a collection of two items.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    sea poetry
    Passenger vessels
    Leale, Captain John
    City of Peking (passenger vessel)
    Autograph books