Herbert H. Tiesler papers (SAFR 17399, HDC263) contains three illustrated sea journals in German with original drawings, a
"memorandum book" in English, a travel notebook in German, a number of items including letters and official documents, a typescript
in English by Tiesler titled "Sailor's Logbook" and three versions of the manuscript "Meine Erlebnisse Vor Dem Mast: one handwritten,
one typed and annotated and one possibly final version. The collection is available for research use without restriction.
Seaman and artist Herbert Tiesler (1894-1975) was born in the small town of Oels, Silesia, in what was then known as Eastern
Prussia. He attended art school but "always had a longing for the sea" and in 1909 hired on for his first voyage as a deck
boy on a roundtrip to England. Subsequent voyages took him to Australia and South America and, in 1914, he signed on as a
seaman on the German four-mast bark HANS and sailed around Cape Horn to Santa Rosalia, Mexico.
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