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Finding aid for the John S. McMillin papers 0003
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  • Preferred Citation
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Biographical note
  • Scope and Contents
  • Acquisition

  • Title: John S. McMillin papers
    Collection number: 0003
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.42 Linear feet 1 box
    Date: 1855-1893, undated
    Abstract: Letters, documents, testimony regarding Capt. John S. McMillin, his command of the Union steamer "Silver Wave" during the Civil War, and his steam capstan patent.
    creator: McMillin, John S.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], John S. McMillin papers, Collection no. 0003, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Biographical note

    John S. McMillin was the owner of a transport ship, the "Silver Wave" that was pressed into service on the Missisippi River from 1861-1863. McMillin also invented a steam powered capstan during this period, which was patented in 1867.

    Scope and Contents

    Letters, documents, testimony regarding Capt. John S. McMillin, his command of the Union steamer "Silver Wave" during the Civil War, and his steam capstan patent. A detailed inventory of each document is included in the box.

    Acquisition

    Donated by Mrs. Philip D. Terry, Jr.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    McMillin, John S. -- Archives
    Silver Wave (Transport ship). -- Archives
    Capstan--United States--History--19th century--Archival resources
    Correspondence
    Legal documents
    Patents--United States--History--19th century--Archival resources
    Sea control--History--19th century--Archival resources
    United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Archival resources