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Letterbook of the U.S.S. Saginaw, 1869-1871

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Letterbook of the U.S.S. Saginaw, 1869-1871: Finding Aid

United States Naval Academy. Special Collections & Archives.
589 McNair Road
Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5029, USA
Phone: 410-293-6922
http://usna.edu/Library/sca/

Published in September 2009



Summary Information

Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
Creator: Sicard, Montgomery, 1836-1900
Title: Letterbook of the U.S.S. Saginaw
Dates: 1869-1871
Size: 1 volume
Abstract: The Letterbook of the U.S.S. Saginaw spans from June 1869 until February 1871. Consisting of copies of letters sent by Saginaw's commanding officer, Lieutenant Commander Montgomery Sicard, the letterbook documents the Saginaw's survey work off Alaska and the west coast of Mexico; dredging operations at Midway Island; and the ship's breakup on the reef outlying Ocean Island. The letterbook also includes entries pertaining to monthly and quarterly reports, payment of officers, crew movements, coal consumption, and contractor bills.
Call number: MS 411
Language(s) of material: English

Provenance and Acquisition

Purchased in January 2004. Accession No. 04-03.

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