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A guide to the Herbert Tiesler papers, 1914-1942
HDC0048 (SAFR 17614)  
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The Herbert Tiesler papers (SAFR 17614, HDC 48) is comprised of 12 items spanning the years 1914-1942. The documents include newspaper clippings about ferries returning to San Francisco Bay, a drawing, a manuscript written in German, letters congratulating Tiesler on a job well done in a ferry crash, a certificate of membership, a second mate license, a certificate of service for the Southern Pacific Golden Gate Ferries, a letter in German requesting entry into Germany in 1914 which was denied, and two illustrations. This collection has been processed to the collection level and is open for use without restrictions.
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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