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A guide to the Captain Loring N. Shaw reminiscence and newspapers, 1824, 1842, 1871-1897, 1909
HDC0003 (SAFR 14023)  
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  • Title: Captain Loring N. Shaw reminiscence and newspapers
    Date: 1824, 1842, 1871-1897, 1909
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC0003 (SAFR 14023)
    Creator/Collector: Shaw, Loring N., Captain
    Physical Description: 4 items
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: This collection consists of a reminiscence and three newspapers.
    Physical Location: San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
    Language(s): In English.


    This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.

    Publication and Use Rights

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    Processing Note

    Note on Description: The descriptions in this collection guide were compiled using the best available sources of information. Such sources include the creator's annotations or descriptions, collection accession files, primary and secondary source material and subject matter experts. While every effort was made to provide accurate information, in the event that you find any errors in this guide please contact the reference staff in order for us to evaulate and make corrections to this guide. P lease cite the title and collection number in any correspondence with our staff.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item description], [Location within collection organization identified by Collection Number/Series Number/File Unit Number/Item Number], HDC0003 (SAFR 14023), Captain Loring N. Shaw reminiscence and newspapers, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    This material was originally donated to the San Francisco Maritime Museum Association. It was first transferred to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and later to the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

    Historical or Biographical Note

    Biography: Captain Loring N. Shaw was born on August 25, 1827 in Quincy, Massachusetts. He graduated from a public school but went to sea in the summers from the age of 13. Shaw's father, John W., was also a sea captain. At the age of 21, Shaw became master of a California Coastal and Inland Waters vessel where he stayed for 8 years. In 1863, he left California and went to Boston to work in a general provisions business. In 1877, he went into the hotel business and Wisconsin, and in 1887 he moved to Osceola, Nebraska. There he lived until his death in June 25, 1909.

    Collection Scope and Content

    This collection consists of a reminiscence and three newspapers.
    The 150 page reminiscence is written as a retrospective autobiography. Also included in the volume are poems, speeches of Shaw's own and others. The oldest newspaper is the Boston Recorder (Massachusetts), dated May 15, 1824. The significance of the contents have not been identified. The Quincy Patriot (Massachusetts) dated April 9 1842 contains a sea story by Shaw. The Polk County Democrat of Osceola, Nebraska dated July 1, 1909 contains Shaw's obituary.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is organized into two folders: the first contains the autobiographical volume and the second contains three folded newspapers.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Death at sea
    Shaw, Loring N., Captain