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Gordon Frazer Matthews papers, [ca. 1959]
BANC FILM 2055; BANC MSS C-D 5161; BANC MSS C-D 5161
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Title:

Gordon Frazer Matthews papers, [ca. 1959]
Shipbuilding history of the Matthews family

Creator/Contributor:

Matthews, Gordon Frazer, 1877-, creator

Abstract:

Shipbuilding history of the Matthews family, including biographical sketches of Gordon Matthews's father, Peter Matthews, and his brother-in-law, George H. Hitchings, as well as his own life and experiences in wooden ship construction, mainly at Eureka, Calif., and Hoquiam, Wash.
notes on construction of various noted sailing vessels and steam schooners of the Pacific Coast, particularly some from the E.K. Wood Lumber and the Pacific Lumber Companies, E.T. Kruse and S.S. Freeman; and descriptions of the 5 masted schooner Vigiland, and steam schooner Esther Johnson (the last built) in Matthews's handwriting.
plans of ships, along with explanatory notes by Gordon Matthews. Includes prints of the hull line of the motor ship "Sierra" and the steamer "Redwood"; prints of the midship section and hull lines of the schooner "Vigilant"; and plans of the steam schooner "Esther Johnson."
additional notes on steam schooners and their builders.

Date:

1959 (issued)

Subject:

Matthews, Peter -- 1848-1898
Hitchings, George Herbert -- 1866-1917
Kruse, E. T
Freeman, S. S
Vigilant (Schooner)
Esther Johnson (steam schooner)
E.K. Wood Lumber Company.
Pacific Lumber Company.
Shipbuilding -- Pacific Coast (U.S.)
Eureka (Calif.)
Hoquiam (Wash.)

Note:

Copy of v. 1 : also available on microfilm with call number BANC FILM 2055.

Type:

Biographies.
Autobiographies.

Physical Description:

2 v. and oversize material.
1 microfilm reel : negative (BNEG Box 2019) and positive.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC FILM 2055
BANC MSS C-D 5161
BANC MSS C-D 5161

Origin:

California