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A guide to the Cornelius W. Lawrence (revenue marine cutter) logbook, 1848-1851
HDC0288 (SAFR 17183)  
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  • Collection Arrangement

  • Title: Cornelius W. Lawrence (revenue marine cutter) logbook
    Date: 1848-1851
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC0288 (SAFR 17183)
    Creator: Unknown
    Physical Description: 1 item.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: Cornelius W. Lawrence (revenue marine cutter) logbook (SAFR 17183, HDC 288) is a photocopy of a logbook with daily entries covering the period of 1848 to 1851. The 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.
    Please 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], HDC0288 (SAFR 17183), Cornelius W. Lawrence (revenue marine cutter) logbook, 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

    Cornelius W. Lawrence (revenue marine cutter) logbook (SAFR 17183, HDC 288) is a photocopy of a logbook with daily entries covering the period of 1848 to 1851. The collection is available for research use without restriction.
    The vessel was anchored, at station, off San Francisco from November of 1849 to December of 1850 and then again through much of 1851. The day by day occurrences in the "forest of masts" and the cutter's involvement in famous incidents make the log particularly interesting. Of note are problems with desertion between November 5 and 18, 1849; the cutter's assist in the Statehood celebration; rescuing survivors from the explosion of the steamer SAGAMORE on October 29, 1850; work on the storeship THOMAS BENNETT between February 24 and 28, 1850; a cruise to Santa Catalina Island and San Diego between December 26 1850 to February 11 1851; the cutter's involvement in the famous CHALLENGE affair; problems with violent boarding house runners; and the possibility of a fight with filibusters suspected of planning to attach Hawaii between October 15 and November 15 1851.

    Collection Arrangement

    This is a collection of a single item.