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A guide to the Captain N.P. Carlsen papers, 1921-1922
HDC0039 (SAFR 17609)  
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  • Access
  • Publication and Use Rights
  • Processing Note
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  • Acquisition Information
  • Historical or Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Content
  • Collection Arrangement

  • Title: Captain N.P. Carlsen papers
    Date: 1921-1922
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC0039 (SAFR 17609)
    Physical Description: 3 items
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: The Captain N.P. Carlsen papers (SAFR 17609, HDC 39) is comprised of a hospitality book (photocopy), reminiscences (photocopy) by the captain's daughter Anna McCaffrey, and one original Slop-Chest record book dated 1921-1922 from the ship WM. T. LEWIS (built 1891; bark,4m). The collection is open and ready for use.
    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

    Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

    Processing Note

    Note on Description: 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. P lease cite the title and collection number in any correspondence with our staff.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item description], [Location within collection organization identified by Collection Number/Series Number/File Unit Number/Item Number], HDC0039 (SAFR 17609), Captain N.P. Carlsen papers, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    SAFR-00001
    GOGA-00735

    Historical or Biographical Note

    The WILLIAM T. LEWIS was a 4-masted, steel hulled bark built in 1891 by Robert Duncan & Co. of Greenock, Scotland. The vessel measured 279' x 42' x 24', and its gross tonnage was 2156 tons. The ship was originally named ROBERT DUNCAN and its owner was the Robert Duncan Shipping Company of Glasgow. In 1910 the ship was sold to A.P. Rolph of Greenock and renamed the WILLIAM T. LEWIS. In 1917, ownership transferred to J. Rolph Jr. of San Francisco.
    The ship was operated by Hind & Rolph Co. and worked in lumber and general cargo trades to Australia and other countries. In 1915, the ship was torpedoed by German warships off the coast of Ireland, but owning to its cargo of lumber it stayed afloat. It was towed into Bantry Bay, repaired, and went back to sea. Its last voyage under sail was in 1921. It was laid up for some years and eventually sold to Island Tug & Barge Co. in Victoria, B.C., where it was operated as a barge under the name FIBREBOARD. The ship's figurehead is now in the Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society collection in Seattle.

    Collection Scope and Content

    The Captain N.P. Carlsen papers (SAFR 17609, HDC 39) is comprised of a hospitality book (photocopy), reminiscences (photocopy) by the captain's daughter Anna McCaffrey, and one original Slop-Chest record book dated 1921-1922 from the ship WM. T. LEWIS (built 1891; bark,4m). The collection is open and ready for use.
    The hospitality book was kept by Carlsen who enjoyed entertaining. An account of life on board can be found in The Compass Magazine, Summer-Fall 1973 edition.

    Collection Arrangement

    This is a collection of three items.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    William T. Lewis (built 1891; bark, 4m)