Tripp, William Henry,‏ ‎1880-1959‏

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Biographical History

William Henry Tripp (1880-1959) was the Curator of the Old Dartmouth Historical Society and the Bourne Whaling Museum in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Mr. Tripp was also a recognized authority and lecturer on the American whaling industry, and gained prominence as an author, historian and amateur photographer. He collected materials pertaining to whaling, including correspondence, newspaper clippings, account books, logbooks, and other miscellaneous manuscript items and memorabilia, that were housed in the Mystic Seaport Museum.


Mystic Seaport, the Museum of America (2017). Collections and Research. The Collection of William H. Tripp. Retrieved July 11, 2017 from

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