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A guide to the Logbook for Voyages of Captain John A. May, 1852-1871
HDC0224 (SAFR 16502)  
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  • Title: Logbook for Voyages of Captain John A. May
    Date: 1852-1871
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC0224 (SAFR 16502)
    Creator: Unknown
    Physical Description: 1 item.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: The Logbook for Voyages of Captain John A. May (SAFR 16502, HDC 224) documents a number of voyages on different vessels from 1851 to 1871. On the bark ROLLA James D. Bult kept the log on a voyage between San Francisco and Valparaiso carrying passengers and cargo. Other voyages recorded were on the ship ZENOBIA from San Francisco to Sitka, on the brig OLGA from San Francisco to Alaska, on the ship CESARAVITSCH between San Francisco and Alaska. This item is available for use without restriction.
    Physical Location: San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
    Language(s): In English.

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    Processing Note

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    Preferred Citation

    [Item description], [Location within collection organization identified by Collection Number/Series Number/File Unit Number/Item Number], HDC0224 (SAFR 16502), Logbook for Voyages of Captain John A. May, 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

    This finding aid does not have an agency history, biography, or historical note.

    Collection Scope and Content

    The Logbook for Voyages of Captain John A. May (SAFR 16502, HDC 224) documents a number of voyages on different vessels from 1851 to 1871. On the bark ROLLA James D. Bult kept the log on a voyage between San Francisco and Valparaiso carrying passengers and cargo. Other voyages recorded were on the ship ZENOBIA from San Francisco to Sitka, on the brig OLGA from San Francisco to Alaska, on the ship CESARAVITSCH between San Francisco and Alaska. This item is available for use without restriction.
    The first eleven pages have newspaper clippings glued over the log entries. One of these, dated 1853, mentions the threat to the Earth from a comet. An entry dated October 21, 1852 describes violence on board when the cook threw boiling coffee in the mate's face and hot water at the captain. The cook was put in irons. On the vessels arrival in Valparaiso, all hands were discharged and new hands hired.

    Collection Arrangement

    This is a collection of a single item.