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Thomas Stephens Collier Diary
Wyles SC 58  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Thomas Stephens Collier Diary,
    Date (inclusive): 1868-1869
    Collection Number: Wyles SC 58
    Creator: Collier, Thomas Stephens
    Extent: .1 linear feet (1 folder)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
    Physical Location: Vault
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions

    None.

    Publication Rights

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

    Preferred Citation

    Thomas Stephens Collier Diary. Wyles SC 58. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchase, 1973.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Shipboard diary, 1868-1869, of Thomas Stephens Collier (1842-1893), boatswain on the 'Shenandoah' from July 1868 to April 1869, and previously on the 'U.S.S. Oneida,' May 1867-July 1868. Photograph of Collier glued in the diary, with caption "[U.] S.S. Monocacy, Yokohama, Japan, Feb. 2, 1868." Contains a blend of poems, philosophical ruminations, and diary entries re conditions on board the Shenandoah and of places visited . Most of the diary describes the trip back from the Pacific, the ports visited including Yokohama, Nagasaki, Hong Kong, Batavia (Java), Cape Town, and Jamestown (St. Helena). One of the last entries, after having been at sea some time, is "An Ode to Cockroaches."