Overview of the Mensing family papers

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Overview of the Mensing family papers

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Processed by:
Hoover Institution Archives Staff
Date Completed:
2008
Encoded by:
Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC record by David Sun.
© 2008 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

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

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Preferred Citation

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

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1971.

Accruals

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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.