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A guide to the Charles Heussy Walker collection, 1897-1906
HDC1661 (SAFR 23817)  
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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: Charles Heussy Walker collection
    Date: 1897-1906
    Date (bulk): 1897-1898
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC1661 (SAFR 23817)
    Compiler ||Pacific Steam Whaling Company: Pacific Steam Whaling Company Walker, Charles Heussy
    Physical Description: 4 items
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: The Charles Heussy Walker collection, 1897-1906 (SAFR 23817, HDC 1661) collection consists of 3 letters of introduction for Charles Heussy Walker, who was dispatched to provide relief for Pacific Steam Whaling Company whalers whose vessels were ice bound in Point Barrow, Alaska. There is also a news clipping about a later stranding of whalers on Herschel Island. The collection has been processed to the file 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. 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], HDC1661 (SAFR 23817), Charles Heussy Walker collection, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    SAFR-02233
    Donated by a relative of Charles Heussy Walker.

    Historical or Biographical Note

    The Pacific Steam Whaling Company was formed in San Francisco in 1883. It had a fleet of whaling vessels that routinely went to Alaska and the Arctic Ocean to harvest whales. Vessels included ORCA , JESSE H. FREEMAN, BELVEDERE, NEWPORT, FEARLESS, JEANIE and ROSARIO. An account of the stranding of the company's vessels in 1897 can be found in the book: Whales, Ice, and Men: The History of Whaling in the Western Arctic by John R. Bockstoce pp. 315-323.
    Edward Avery McIlhenny was a naturalist from University Museum in Philadelphia who had leased a former rescue station at Point Barrow in 1897 (then newly acquired by Pacific Steam Whaling Company from the Federal Government) and planned to winter there to collect specimens for an ethnological collection.

    Collection Scope and Content

    The Charles Heussy Walker collection, 1897-1906 (SAFR 23817, HDC 1661) collection consists of 3 letters of introduction for Charles Heussy Walker, who was dispatched to provide relief for Pacific Steam Whaling Company whalers whose vessels were ice bound in Point Barrow, Alaska. There is also a news clipping about a later stranding of whalers on Herschel Island. The collection has been processed to the file level and is open for use without restrictions.

    Collection Arrangement

    3 letters and one newspaper article in 1 folder

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Whaling
    Whaling vessels
    Walker, Charles Heussy
    McIlhenny, Edward Avery, 1872-1949
    Pacific Steam Whaling Co.
    Alaska
    Correspondence
    Clippings
    Whalemen