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Edwin B. Hoffman Collection
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Description
The Edwin B. Hoffman collection consists material related to his service in the United States Revenue Cutter Service, United States Lighthouse Service, United States Shipping Board, and his time as Master of the steamer "Eastern Leader."
Background
Edwin Bertolet Hoffman was an American seaman and master mariner. Hoffman was born in Reading, Pennsylvania to Henry Greisemer and Emma (Ehst) Hoffman in 1875. In 1893, Edwin attended the Pennsylvania Nautical School aboard the United States Ship Saratoga. Two years later, he served on the United States Ship Bear, while working for the United States Revenue Cutter service, from 1895-1896. He was stationed on the Umatilla Reef Light Vessel Number 67 during his time with United States Lighthouse Service, from 1909-1910. His career with the United States Shipping Board spans from 1918-1921, where he served on the following ships: West Eagle, Puget Sound, Elkton, Havilah, and Eastern Leader. Hoffman passed away in December 1964.
Extent
186 items in 1 box (0.42 linear feet)
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
The collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please go to the following web site.