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A guide to the Jack Lilburn diary of events following the wreck of the Strathcona on Minerva Reef, 1915
HDC0120 (SAFR 14036)  
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  • Processing Note
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  • Historical or Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Content
  • Collection Arrangement

  • Title: Jack Lilburn diary of events following the wreck of the Strathcona on Minerva Reef
    Date: 19151915
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC0120 (SAFR 14036)
    Creator: Unknown
    Physical Description: 2 items.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: Jack Lilburn diary of events following the wreck of the Strathcona on Minerva Reef (SAFR 14036, HDC 120) is dated Thursday, June 10 to Sunday July 8. The STRATHCONA (built 1914; schooner) was on its maiden voyage from Auckland to Suva. It details the shipwreck of the schooner STRATHCONA on Minerva reef. He mentions the survival of the crew in the lagoon and ashore, how they passed their time fishing, smoking and playing cards, and their rescue by the IRIS 35 days after the wreck. There is also a complete photocopy of the diary. This collection is available for research use without restriction.
    Physical Location: San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
    Language(s): In English.

    Access

    This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.

    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], HDC0120 (SAFR 14036), Jack Lilburn diary of events following the wreck of the Strathcona on Minerva Reef, 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

    Jack Lilburn the author of the diary, was bosun and carpenter on board the STRATHCONA when it was wrecked on South Minerva Reef. A resident of New Zealand, he lived in Ponsonby at the time.

    Collection Scope and Content

    Jack Lilburn diary of events following the wreck of the Strathcona on Minerva Reef (SAFR 14036, HDC 120) is dated Thursday, June 10 to Sunday July 8. The STRATHCONA (built 1914; schooner) was on its maiden voyage from Auckland to Suva. It details the shipwreck of the schooner STRATHCONA on Minerva reef. He mentions the survival of the crew in the lagoon and ashore, how they passed their time fishing, smoking and playing cards, and their rescue by the IRIS 35 days after the wreck. There is also a complete photocopy of the diary. This collection is available for research use without restriction.

    Collection Arrangement

    This is a collection of a diary and a photocopy of the diary.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Shipwrecks
    Lilburn, Jack
    Strathcona (built 1914; schooner)
    Diaries