Shipboard diary, 1868-1869, of Thomas Stephens Collier (1842-1893), boatswain on the 'Shenandoah' from July 1868 to April
1869, and previously on the 'U.S.S. Oneida,' May 1867-July 1868. Photograph of Collier glued in the diary, with caption "[U.]
S.S. Monocacy, Yokohama, Japan, Feb. 2, 1868." Contains a blend of poems, philosophical ruminations, and diary entries re
conditions on board the Shenandoah and of places visited . Most of the diary describes the trip back from the Pacific, the
ports visited including Yokohama, Nagasaki, Hong Kong, Batavia (Java), Cape Town, and Jamestown (St. Helena). One of the last
entries, after having been at sea some time, is "An Ode to Cockroaches."
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