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Title Letter of Benjamin Cartwright to Charles W Pitman
Reference MSS 256/Folder 3
Library Nantucket Historical Association
Collection Benjamin Cartwright Papers, 1801-1968
Date 8 Jun 1848 - 1 Nov 1876
Description Various copies of memoirs written by Benjamin Cartwright (1831-1920) in which he gives a brief description of every voyage and ship on which he had served.
Document Type Journal, Correspondence
Theme(s) Trade and Commerce; Transport and Communication
Keywords whaling, whale oil, homesickness, crew, seaman duties, earthquake, California Gold Rush, recruitment, ice, repairs, merchant, trade, coal, lumber, passengers, Chinese, immigration, shipwreck, salvage, junk, lime, fire, damage
Countries USA; Russia; China; Japan; Cape Verde; Panama
Places Hawaii; Azores; Alejandro Selkirk Island; Sea of Okhotsk; Kamchatka; South Pacific; California
Ports New Bedford, USA; San Francisco, USA; Nantucket, USA; Hong Kong, China; New York, USA; Shanghai, China
Ships Parachute, Cowper, James Lopee, Houqua, Viking, Onward, Sacremento, Costa Rica, Sea Ranger
People Benjamin Cartwright
Additional Information Please note that some of the metadata for this document has been drawn from the Nantucket Historical Association catalogue.
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