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Scope and Contents A WWI sailor log of Alfred George Lawson on the U. S. S. Paulding from 1917-1919, which describes Lawon's experiences on the U. S. destroyer and his daily activities. The U. S. S. Paulding's primary duty was to escort convoys and protect them from German u-boat attacks. Most of the entries are very brief, merely talking about the weather and whether they were in port or at sea. However, others are much more detailed, particularly in the cases where the U. S. S. Paulding sank a submarine or...
Dates: 1917 - 1919
Scope and Contents Three volume handwritten diary. Vol I [address book]: Thursday, May 2, 1918 - Monday, May 13, 1918. 24 pages of mss entries, 24 lines per page, ~ 2000 words. Vol II: July 11, 1918 - September 7, 1918. 54 pp of mss entries, 24 lines per page, ~ 6000 words. 2 typed sheets with entries: "War Warnings, September 2nd, 1918" and "Extract taken from ship's log July 25, 1918.” Tipped in newspaper extract, "German Taken By Amexes Shoots Sniping Comrades." Laid-in a typed page, apparently from the...
Dates: 1918-05 - 1918-11
Scope and Contents A collection of photographs chronicling the voyages of the Armed Merchant Cruiser H.M.S. Digby while on loan to the British Navy during World War I. More a travelogue than a war journal, the photographs document how the ship sailed from the North Sea to Greece, through the Suez Canal, to Singapore and Hong Kong, British Columbia, down the California and Mexican coasts, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Most of the photos show stunning views from the deck of the ship looking out towards sea, of the...
Dates: 1914 - 1915
Scope and Contents A broad range of subject matter depicted in 238 snapshots. Subjects include ground-based weaponry (French, German), observation balloons and Zeppelins (American, German); aeroplanes (German, American); naval vessels and ferries; ruins (France, Belgium, Germany); soldiers. Also among the collection are approximately 81 snapshots from a later period, circa 1935, of barracks, airplanes, airports, etc.
Dates: 1918 - 1935; Majority of material found within 1918 - 1919
- Subject: World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval Operations, United States X