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A guide to the Captain Alfred H. Durkee papers, 1862-1955
HDC1620 (SAFR 22227)  
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  • Title: Captain Alfred H. Durkee papers
    Date: 1862-1955
    Date (bulk): 1900-1914
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC1620 (SAFR 22227)
    Creator/Collector: Durkee, Alfred H.
    Physical Description: 51 items
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: Captain Alfred Durkee papers, 1862-1955, (SAFR 22227, HDC 1620) consists of materials apparently compiled by a Durkee family descendant.
    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

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    Preferred Citation

    [Item description], [Location within collection organization identified by Collection Number/Series Number/File Unit Number/Item Number], HDC1620 (SAFR 22227), Captain Alfred H. Durkee papers, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    In 2008, this collection was transferred San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park museum and archive collection.

    Historical or Biographical Note

    Historical Note: Captain Alfred Durkee was originally from Nova Scotia and commanded the BALCLUTHA (built 1886; ship, 3m) from 1893-1899. His daughter, Inda Frances Durkee was born on the ship. Inda Durkee's granddaughter, Inda Kristan Steven Dunn, participated with the rechristening of the ship as it was again renamed the BALCLUTHA after being named the PACIFIC QUEEN (built 1886; ship, 3m) for some time.

    Collection Scope and Content

    Captain Alfred Durkee papers, 1862-1955, (SAFR 22227, HDC 1620) consists of materials apparently compiled by a Durkee family descendant.
    Documents vary in date and subject matter, but all relate to Captain Alfred Durkee and family, the Maritime Museum (San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park), and the BALCLUTHA (built 1886; ship, 3m). Documents include a typescript of "Beating out of Bristol Channel in the Winter of '94: Ship Balclutha," engagement ephemera for great-granddaughter Inda Kristan Stevens Dunn, receipts and invoices (1900-1914), an 1862 Provincial Secretary's Office circular, and a copy of correspondence between Karl Kortum, founder of the San Francisco Maritime Museum, and Millie Robbins (post 1955). The collection has been processed to the collection level and is available for use without restrictions.

    Collection Arrangement

    Documents are arranged into folders by material type and ascending chronological order within each folder. Receipts and invoices are arranged within the folders by receipt/invoice type and then by ascending chronological order.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Durkee, Alfred H. Captain
    Balclutha (built 1886; ship, 3m)
    San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park (California)
    Photographic prints
    Receipts (Acknowledgments)