The Leonard John Gates papers (SAFR 14032, HDC 38) is comprised of 18 documents spanning the years 1848, 1879,1883-1889. Documents
include letters of reference regarding job performance on the KIMBERLEY (steam schooner) and MOUNT EDGECUMBE (steam schooner)
as well as other jobs, agreement, and certificates of discharge. This collection has been processed to the collection level
and is open for use without restrictions.
The KIMBERLY was a three masted screw steamer built in 1884. Constructed of iron, gross weight of 3740 tons, measuring 350'
x 41' x 33.6'. She was built by W. Hamilton & Co in Glasgow, Scotland. Home port was Glasgow. Noted in Lloyds Register as
abandoned by its owners in December, 1887. Around 1889, the ship was sold to the Southern Pacific RR Co. Fate thereafter unknown,
either abandoned or renamed.
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