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  • Collection Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Collection Summary

    Title: Mensing family papers
    Dates: 1872-1964
    Collection Number: 71004
    Creator: Mensing family.
    Collection Size: 2 manuscript boxes (0.8 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Diaries, logbooks, orders, correspondence, and passports, relating primarily to the journey of Franz Mensing as captain of the S.M.S. Prinz Adalbert, to Asia, Africa, and America, 1883-1885, with the German crown prince Friedrich Carl von Preussen on board from Genoa to Spain, 1883; and to the participation of Friedrich Carl Mensing as courier for the German Admiralstab of the Marine in the World War I German-American negotiations in Switzerland concerning the exchange of prisoners of war. Includes diaries of the Mensings' housekeeper, Anna Schulz, 1899-1906.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: In German

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Mensing family papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1971.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical/Historical Note

    Franz Mensing (1843-1911), vice-admiral, German Navy, and his sons, Friedrich Carl (1888-1975), captain, German Navy, and Franz (1890-1918).

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Diaries, logbooks, orders, correspondence, and passports, relating primarily to the journey of Franz Mensing as captain of the S.M.S. Prinz Adalbert, to Asia, Africa, and America, 1883-1885, with the German crown prince Friedrich Carl von Preussen on board from Genoa to Spain, 1883; and to the participation of Friedrich Carl Mensing as courier for the German Admiralstab of the Marine in the World War I German-American negotiations in Switzerland concerning the exchange of prisoners of war. Includes diaries of the Mensings' housekeeper, Anna Schulz, 1899-1906.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Frederick III, German Emperor, 1831-1888.
    Germany. Kriegsmarine--Officers.
    Prinz Adalbert (Frigate)
    Prisoners of war.
    World War, 1914-1918--Prisoners and prisons.
    Mensing, Franz, 1890-1918.
    Mensing, Franz Friedrich, 1843-1911.
    Mensing, Friedrich Carl, 1888-1975.
    Schulz, Anna.