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A guide to the Edward Hallin certificate and menu, October 29, 1940 & April 13, 1941
HDC1625 (SAFR 22684)  
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  • Historical or Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Content
  • Collection Arrangement

  • Title: Edward Hallin certificate and menu
    Date: October 29, 1940 & April 13, 1941
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC1625 (SAFR 22684)
    Creator/Collector: Hallin, Edward
    Physical Description: 2 items
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: Edward Hallin certificate and menu, 1940-1941, (SAFR 22684, HDC 1625) consists of two documents: a "crossing the line" certificate for Edward J. Hallin, a shellback on the PRESIDENT POLK (passenger vessel) dated October 29, 1940 and an Easter dinner menu from American President Lines ship, the PRESIDENT GARFIELD (passenger vessel) dated April 13, 1941.
    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

    Note on Description: 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. P lease 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], HDC1625 (SAFR 22684), Edward Hallin certificate and menu, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    SAFR-02156
    Donation by family to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

    Historical or Biographical Note

    Biography: Edward Hallin was born June 26, 1919 and passed away October 30, 2008. He was the son of Captain Edward Hallin and was employed by American President Lines (APL) starting on August 22, 1939, and served in the Purser's Department aboard their vessels from August 30, 1940 to June 26, 1942, when he was called to duty as a flying cadet for the Army Air Corps. He made three world cruises and shorter cruises. Edward's son, Gary Hallin, states that his father worked on the PRESIDENT TAYLOR, PRESIDENT GARFIELD, PRESIDENT POLK, and the PRESIDENT CLEVELAND. After the war, Edward returned with his wife to California and ran a small business and never returned to sea after his years with the APL.

    Collection Scope and Content

    Edward Hallin certificate and menu, 1940-1941, (SAFR 22684, HDC 1625) consists of two documents: a "crossing the line" certificate for Edward J. Hallin, a shellback on the PRESIDENT POLK (passenger vessel) dated October 29, 1940 and an Easter dinner menu from American President Lines ship, the PRESIDENT GARFIELD (passenger vessel) dated April 13, 1941.
    The collection has been processed to the collection level and is available for use without restrictions.

    Collection Arrangement

    Orignal order.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Passenger vessels
    Hallin, Edward
    American President Lines, Ltd.
    President Polk (built 1921, passenger freighter)
    President Garfield (built 1921, passenger freighter)
    California
    Ephemera
    Cruise lines