From Justin Martin, Chillicothe, Ohio, to Charles H. Martin, Lyme, Conn., attempting to persuade him not to go on a whaling voyage saying that life on such a vessel "is the most dogish life that ever fell to the lot of mortal man" and he would rather "be painted black and sold to a Southern planter . . . than be doomed to the forecastle of a whale ship."
Undated depostion of Ezra Pride concerning the alleged, unreasonable whipping given to a son of Isaac Denison by Simeon Gallup, a teacher of a district school in Groton, Conn.
A passport and stamped photograph for Giliperto Matteo, issued in 1921, when he was traveling from Italy to Chicago.
Excerpted pages from a pamphlet titled "Medicine Chests Carefully Prepared for All Climates, With Directions for Using the Medicines, and Treatment of Diseases Incident to Seamen," printed by Moore & Prowse. Included with list of medicines and their uses is a list of various deseases and suggested treatment.
Misc. Vol 44
Excerpted pages from a notebook of penmanship and mathematics kept by Solomon Ingraham of Norwich, Connecticut. Contains illustraion (water-colors of ships), verse, and prose.
Misc. Vol. 478
Excerpted pages from a school notebook kept by Albert Crary Burrows, containing arithmetic and surveying problems, watercolors, and compositions.
An inspection card from 1921, issued to an Italian immigrant named Groucha Sebastians. Sebastians sailed onboard the America, and arrived in Philadelphia.