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A guide to the Captain George D. Morrison papers, 1874-1903
HDC0155 (SAFR 16440)  
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  • Collection Arrangement

  • Title: Captain George D. Morrison papers
    Date: 1874-1903
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC0155 (SAFR 16440)
    Physical Description: 33 items.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: Captain George D. Morrison papers (SAFR 16440, HDC 155) include sea journals, rough and ship's logs of voyages taken by different vessels all under the command of Captain Morrison. The collection is available for use without restriction.
    Physical Location: San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
    Language(s): In English.

    Access

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    Publication and Use Rights

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    Processing Note

    The descriptions in this collection guide were compiled using the best available sources of information. Such sources include the creator's annotations or descriptions, collection accession files, primary and secondary source material and subject matter experts. While every effort was made to provide accurate information, in the event that you find any errors in this guide please contact the reference staff in order for us to evaulate and make corrections to this guide.
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    Preferred Citation

    [Item description], [Location within collection organization identified by Collection Number/Series Number/File Unit Number/Item Number], HDC0155 (SAFR 16440), Captain George D. Morrison papers, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    SAFR-00001
    This collection was transferred from Golden Gate National Recreation Area to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

    Historical or Biographical Note

    This finding aid does not have an agency history, biography, or historical note.

    Collection Scope and Content

    Captain George D. Morrison papers (SAFR 16440, HDC 155) include sea journals, rough and ship's logs of voyages taken by different vessels all under the command of Captain Morrison. The collection is available for use without restriction.
    There are seven logbooks in all. In volume 1, the FRANK N. THAYER (ship) voyaged from San Francisco to Liverpool and back with a stop in New York during 1881 and 1882 for Thayer & Lincoln of Boston. Entries include compass readings, weather, course, vessels sighted, days at sea, nautical calculations, a few sketches and mention of whales and porpoises at Cape Horn.
    In volume 2, also on the FRANK N. THAYER, in 1884, the voyage was from New York to Calcutta and back with a cargo of oil. Comments include references to ice in the Hudson River, passing through pumice stone in the vicinity of Krakatoa, lunar and solar eclipses and the red glow so common since the Java earthquake. Also includes a list of vessels spoken to on the trip.
    In volume 3, two voyages from New York to San Francisco were documented for the ships GENERAL MCCLELLAN and FRIEDLANDER in 1874. Morrison repeatedly mentions loving and missing his wife and children. It also includes an entry about the leaking ship and going to Rio in distress. Loose pages include two letters concerning services rendered by Morrison.
    In volume 4, the ship FRIEDLANDER voyaged from San Francisco to Liverpool for Thayer & Lincoln of Boston in 1875 to 1876.
    In volume 5, the ship FRIEDLANDER voyaged from Liverpool to Calcutta to New York to San Francisco for Thayer & Lincoln of Boston from 1876 to 1877.
    In volumes 6 and 7, on the freighter TEXAN from 1902 to 1903, numerous voyages were documented between the East and West Coasts as well as South America and Hawaii for the American Hawaiian Steamship Company of San Francisco. Entries consist mainly of nautical calculations. There are also clippings and a few loose pages.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into ten folders.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Morrison, Captain George D.
    American-Hawaiian Steamship Company
    Logbooks
    Poems
    Captain