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Charles E. Littlefield Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01594

Scope and Contents

Two diaries kept by an officer while serving on board the USS Vulcan, the Navy's first repair ship as it supported the gun boats off the coast of Cuba during the Spanish American War. Littlefield recounts his daily activities, work on board the ship, weather, and events as they happened almost daily. He also recounts illnesses of fellow soldiers, those who died, and of soldier's who were taken to mast for carious violations. It is clear that Littlefield is skill in the work of iron forging while on board the ship as he records various valves and items he makes for ship repairs and takes to creating quite a few souvenirs once Spain sues for peace and the war ends.

Dates

  • 1898 June 22- 1898 October 06

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Extent

0.01 Linear Feet

Creator

Source

Title
Guide to the Charles E. Littlefield Diaries
Author
Christina R. Luers, CA
Date
2018-12-13
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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