Register of the Joseph Loring Letters

Mandeville Special Collections Library 0175S
UC, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
Phone: (858) 534-2533
Fax: (858) 534-5950
Email: spcoll@ucsd.edu
Repository Website: http://orpheus.ucsd.edu/speccoll/
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Joseph Loring Letters, 1851-1855

MSS 0188

Mandeville Special Collections Library







UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO

La Jolla, CA 92093-0175

Contact Information:

  • Mandeville Special Collections Library 0175S
  • UC, San Diego
  • La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
  • Phone: (858) 534-2533
  • Fax: (858) 534-5950
  • Email: spcoll@ucsd.edu
  • Repository Website: http://orpheus.ucsd.edu/speccoll/
This file last updated: May 1998.

DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

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.

Preferred Citation

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

ABSTRACT

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.