William Henry Tripp, whaling log records, circa 1900-1925 : log book of schooner John R. Manta.

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This field book is part of a collection of whaling records from William Henry Tripp's collection. The present one concerns the schooner John R. Manta of New Bedford, Massachusetts. It is the log book written by Captain Antone J. Mandly (whose name is spelled "Antonio J. Mandly" on the log book's cover and "Antone J. Mandley" in VIAF's records using data from New Bedford Whaling Museum). The log book's entries show that the whaling trip started on May 2, 1925 and ended on June 11, 1925 in New York. The entries, very detailed, include lists of crew and watches as well as many drawings. A piece of whale skin is pasted, with caption "taken from head of Sperm Whale May 1925 by William H. Tripp." Several photographs, newspaper clippings and postcards are inserted or pasted; a menu and receipts are also pasted.

Date Range


Start Date

May 02, 1925

End Date

Jun 11, 1925

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  • Schooners--Massachusetts
  • Whaling--Massachusetts


  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • New Bedford


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Logbooks

Accession #

SIA Acc. T91019

Collection name

William Henry Tripp, whaling log records, circa 1900-1925

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 1, folder 3