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A guide to the Herbert Tiesler papers, 1909, 1936, 1938
HDC0049 (SAFR 17615)  
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The Herbert Tiesler papers (SAFR 17615, HDC 49) are comprised of three photocopied items: a letter dated 1909 from Tiesler's parents giving him permission to go to sea, a letter of praise from Tiesler's supervisor dated 1936 and a lifeboat certificate for Tiesler dated 1938. This collection has been processed to the collection level and is open for use without restriction.
Seaman and artist Herbert Tiesler (1894-1975) was born in the small town of Oels, Silesia, in what was then known as Eastern Prussia. He attended art school but "always had a longing for the sea" and in 1909 hired on for his first voyage as a deck boy on a roundtrip to England. Subsequent voyages took him to Australia and South America and, in 1914, he signed on as a seaman on the German four-mast bark HANS and sailed around Cape Horn to Santa Rosalia, Mexico.
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