Thomas Stephens Collier Diary

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Department of Special Collections
Davidson Library
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
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Fax: (805) 893-5749
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Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Thomas Stephens Collier Diary, 1868-1869

Collection number: Wyles SC 58

Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Information:

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Davidson Library
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • Phone: (805) 893-3062
  • Fax: (805) 893-5749
  • Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
    Processed by:
    D. Tambo
    Date Completed:
    14 May 2003
    Encoded by:
    David C. Gartrell
© 2003 Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Thomas Stephens Collier Diary,
Date (inclusive): 1868-1869
Collection Number: Wyles SC 58
Creator: Collier, Thomas Stephens
Extent: .1 linear feet (1 folder)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical Location: Vault
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

Thomas Stephens Collier Diary. Wyles SC 58. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1973.

Scope and Content of Collection

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."

Collection Contents

Box

Shipboard diary, 1868 - 1869