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Sailor's Diary

Identifier: SC 01187

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Scope and Contents

Diary, kept January 1 to March 30, 1918 on board the U.S.S. Vestal by an unidentified sailor who worked in the blacksmith shop. He mentions letters from Cam [or C.A.M.], owing taxes in British Columbia, weather, airing mattress, his 27th birthday on March 18, and other topics. It also includes an English-French dictionary.


  • Creation: 1918

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Physical Description

1 vol.

Processing Information:

Accessioned and minimally processed by Susan A. Riggs, Manuscripts and Rare Books Librarian, prior to November 2009.

Guide to the Sailor's Diary
Susan A. Riggs
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository