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MSS 0188  
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    Title: Joseph Loring Letters,
    Date (inclusive): 1851-1855
    Collection number: MSS 0188
    Extent: 0.20 linear feet (1 folder (15 items))
    Repository: Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD
    La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
    Shelf Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

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    Joseph Loring Letters, MSS 0188. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.


    Eleven autograph letters from Joseph Loring to family members in Maine. Loring's letters recount his first voyage on a whaling ship, the Cowper, which sailed from New Bedford, Mass., on Sept. 10, 1851, and returned there on May 6, 1855. Six of the letters are from New Bedford prior to this departure, and they describe the atmosphere of the whaling port. Four letters are written from the Cowper while it was at sea and at port in Honolulu and Lahaina. The last letter is written on Loring's return to New Bedford. The collection, arranged chronologically, also includes a letter from a friend in Maine to Loring and a letter from Loring's sister.