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A guide to the A trip around the world typescript, 1937 January 24 - June 11
HDC1623 (SAFR 22682)  
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  • Title: A trip around the world typescript
    Date: 1937 January 24 - June 11
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC1623 (SAFR 22682)
    Creator/Collector: Dorward, David
    Physical Description: 1 item
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: A trip around the world typescript, 1937, (SAFR 22682, HDC 1623), consists of one bound volume titled "A Trip around the World."
    Physical Location: San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
    Language(s): In English.


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    Publication and Use Rights

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    Processing Note

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    Preferred Citation

    [Item description], [Location within collection organization identified by Collection Number/Series Number/File Unit Number/Item Number], HDC1623 (SAFR 22682), A trip around the world typescript, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    Documents found in collection.

    Historical or Biographical Note

    Biography: David Dorward is presumed to be an owner of a coconut oil company in the 1930s. It is possible that Captain Sievers was given a copy of Dorward's typescript after meeting him on one of the ships Dorward sailed on during his trip around the world in 1937.
    Henrik Edwards Sievers (1911-1999) was born in Marin County and raised in Pacific Grove, Vallejo and San Jose California. He joined the Naval Reserve in 1928 and attended San Jose State College starting 1929. An active seaman from 1930 to 1975, Mr. Sievers gained Master status in 1943 while working for the Alaska Transportation Company. Early in his career he sailed with the Dollar Steamship Line and Standard Oil Company of California, and later with the Alaska Transportation Company and American President Lines. After retirement in the mid-1970�s, he remained active in maritime affairs spending time consulting, lecturing and traveling. He was a member of Master Mates and Pilots, Master Mariners, Maritime Veterans Commonwealth, Navy Reserve and Maritime Historic Association. No memorial, the Captain's wish. Arrangements by the Neptune Society of Northern California, San Francisco Office.

    Collection Scope and Content

    A trip around the world typescript, 1937, (SAFR 22682, HDC 1623), consists of one bound volume titled "A Trip around the World."
    Inclusive dates are January 24 - June 11, 1937. The inscription on the inside front cover reads: "To Ethel J. Girdwood with sincere greetings, from David Dorward, property of Henrick E. Sievers." The bound typescript is divided into two books: "Travels in the Far East" (January 24 - April 14, 1937) and "Travels in Europe" (April 24 - June 11, 1937). The collection has been processed to the collection level and is available for use without restrictions.

    Collection Arrangement

    Orignal order.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Oakland (Calif.)
    Journals (accounts)
    Merchant Mariners