William Henry Tripp, whaling log records, circa 1900-1925 : "No more packets to the Cape Verde Islands".

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Abstract

This folder is part of a collection of whaling records from William Henry Tripp's collection. It includes clippings of newspapers and magazines on the subject of the whaling schooner John R. Manta and its use a packet boat in the packet trade between New Bedford, Mass. and the Cape Verde Islands. An article, mounted in a folder, undated and excerpted from the magazine Yachting, is by Carlos C. Hanks and has the title "No more packets to the Cape Verdes". Inserted are: an article with many photographs, dated August 21, 1960, from the Sunday Standard Times of New Bedford, tilted "So ends..."; and a clipping from the same paper, with an article by John R. Manter titled "Cape Verde packets have a place in annals of area's sea disasters".

Date Range

1945-1960

Start Date

Jun 03, 1945

End Date

Aug 21, 1960

Access Information

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Topic

  • Schooners--Massachusetts
  • Packets

Place

  • Cape Verde Islands
  • Massachusetts
  • New Bedford

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Clippings (information artifacts)

Accession #

SIA Acc. T91019

Collection name

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

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 1, folder 5