Register of the Marvin Studebaker Papers MSS 150

Finding aid prepared by Mandeville Special Collections Library
Mandeville Special Collections Library
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
Copyright 2010

Descriptive Summary

Title: Marvin Studebaker Papers
Identifier/Call Number: MSS 150
Contributing Institution: Mandeville Special Collections Library
La Jolla, California 92093-0175
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 2.1 Linear feet 4 archives boxes, 4 oversize folders
Date (inclusive): 1839-1865
Abstract: Papers of Marvin Studebaker, an amateur historian of the Civil War and San Diego. Included in the papers are Studebaker's research on Henry J. Hartstene, a participant in Arctic exploration parties of the 1850s and a naval officer in the Civil War. The papers also include handwritten notes by Studebaker, his transcriptions of Civil War era letters, and oversized copies of newspapers from the 1840s regarding Arctic exploration.
Creator: Studebaker, Marvin

Scope and Content of Collection

The Marvin Studebaker Papers document Studebaker's research on the career of U.S. naval officer Henry J. Hartstene.
Henry J. Hartstene served in the U.S. Navy from 1830 to 1861. Hartstene participated in exploration expeditions to the Arctic during the 1840s and 1850s. He served in the navy of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War, 1861-1865. Hartstene died in France in 1868.
The collection is arranged in three series: 1) HENRY J. HARTSTENE RESEARCH, 2) WRITINGS and 3) MISCELLANEOUS RESEARCH.
The HENRY J. HARTSTENE RESEARCH series contains Studebaker's research on the career and Arctic expeditions of naval officer Henry J. Hartstene, from 1840 to 1865. Research materials include newspaper clippings; Studebaker's handwritten and typed research notes, bibliographies, and correspondence; and handwritten and typed transcripts of Hartstene's correspondence and journals relating to Arctic expeditions.
The WRITINGS series contains Studebaker's handwritten and typed drafts of articles about the Civil War.
The MISCELLANEOUS RESEARCH series contains documents related to the Civil War and to the United States Navy, and Studebaker's research notes and correspondence.


Marvin J. Studebaker was an amateur historian who focused on research regarding Henry J. Hartstene, San Diego history, and the American Civil War.

Publication Rights

Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

Acquisition Information

Not Available

Preferred Citation

Marvin Studebaker Papers, MSS 150. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Hartstene, Henry J. -- History
Kane, Elisha Kent, 1820-1857 -- History
Arctic regions--Discovery and exploration--American
Explorers--United States
San Diego (Calif.)--History



Box 1, Folder 1, Oversize FB-468-03

Biographical materials - Geneology, chronology, biography

Location note: edition of , 1960 removed to FB 468.
Box 1, Folder 2-3

Correspondence - Transcriptions 1830-1860

General note

Transcribed by Marvin Studebaker.
Box 1, Folder 4

Military training at Patridge Academy 1828

Box 1, Folder 5-6

Naval service 1828-1865

Box 1, Folder 7

Wilkes exploring expedition 1839

Box 1, Folder 8

Mexican War service 1846-1847

General note

Transcribed by Marvin Studebaker.
Box 1, Folder 9

Arctic Expedition - Relief expedition to rescue Dr. Kane 1855

Box 2, Folder 1-2

Arctic Expedition - Relief expedition to rescue Dr. Kane 1855

Box 2, Folder 3

"Return of 'HMS Resolute' to U.K." by Henry Hartstene 1856

Box 2, Folder 4

Search for SS Pacific 1856

Box 2, Folder 5

HMS Resolute 1857

Box 2, Folder 6

West Indies voyage 1858

Box 2, Folder 7-8

Participation at Battle of Fort Sumter 1861

Box 3, Folder 3

Service aboard Mail Steamers

Box 2, Folder 5

Miscellaneous research notes

Box 2, Folder 8

Miscellaneous source materials



Box 3, Folder 4

"Freestone for Our Monuments to Freedom" - Typescript drafts and notes 1959

Box 3, Folder 5

"The Governments Biggest Print Job: The Official Records of the War of the Rebellion" - Typescript drafts and notes 1960

Box 3, Folder 6

"Never Turn Away a Sailor" - Typescript drafts and notes

Box 3, Folder 7

"The Search for Franklin" - Typescript drafts and notes 1845

Box 3, Folder 8

"The Second Greatest Story Ever Told" - Typescript drafts and notes



Box 3, Folder 9

Arlington House, home of Robert E. Lee 1941

Box 3, Folder 10

Avery, Latham Burrows "Mad Jack" 1831-1855

Box 3, Folder 11

Bibliographic information cards

Box 3, Folder 12

Biographies other than Hartstene

Box 3, Folder 13

Confederate exiles flight from the United States 1958-1960

Box 4, Folder 1

Copy photos

Box 4, Folder 2-4

Correspondence 1958-1979

Box 4, Folder 5

Enforcement of U.S. Slave Trade ban - Research notes

Box 4, Folder 6

Harpers New Monthly Magazine September 1853

Box 4, Folder 7, Oversize FB-468-02

Letters between Lady Franklin and various correspondents regarding the return of HMS Resolute to England and it's future use in rescue expeditions 1856

General note

Oversize copies.
Box 4, Folder 8, Oversize FB-468-01

"The Mariner and the Arctic" - Oversize photocopy

Box 4, Folder 9

Miscellaneous news and magazine articles

Box 4, Folder 10, Oversize FB-468-04

Newspaper photostat copies relating to Mariner expeditions

Box 4, Folder 11

Research sources and bibliographic notes

Box 4, Folder 12

U.S. Naval research notes

Box 4, Folder 13

USS Pawnee - Research notes 1861