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Accounts of the Wreck of the S. S. Ville Du Havre, undated

 Collection
Identifier: MH 226

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains nine accounts of the shipwreck of the S. S. Ville du Havre copied from various letters and publications. The first six folders contain chapters from Personal Recollections of the Wreck of the Ville du Havre and the Loch Earn by N. Weiss, delegate to the Evangelical Alliance Conference in 1873, translated from the French. The book was published in 1875 by Anson D. F. Randolph & Company, New York. Chapter II is missing. Folder 7 contains an account by Mary Adams Bulkley published by James A. Anderson. Reminiscences: The Merchant Marine by W. W. Urquhart in folder 12 was published in the 1890s by Knickerbocker Press in New York. The remaining accounts were published in newspapers or copied from letters. Each folder contains an original typescript and a copy, none of which are dated.

Dates

  • undated

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.

Historical Sketch

S. S. Ville du Havre was a French iron steamship that operated round trips between the northern coast of France and New York. In the early hours of 22 November 1873, Ville du Havre collided with the Scottish three-masted iron clipper, Loch Earn and sank in 12 minutes with the loss of 226 lives. Only 61 passengers and 26 crew members survived, rescued by Loch Earn and subsequently, an American vessel, the Trimountain, and taken to Cardiff, Wales.

Extent

.25 linear feet (1 box)

Overview

This collection contains nine accounts of the shipwreck of the S. S. Ville du Havre copied from various letters and publications.

Physical Location

Phillips Library Stacks

Provenance

The provenance of this material is unknown.

Bibliography and Related Collections

"SS Ville Du Havre." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 30 Oct. 2016. Web. 22 Nov. 2016. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Ville_du_Havre

Pocock, Michael. "MaritimeQuest - Daily Event for November 22, 2007." MaritimeQuest - Daily Event for November 22, 2007 SS Ville Du Havre. MaritimeQuest.com, 2007. Web. 22 Nov. 2016. http://www.maritimequest.com/daily_event_archive/2007/pages/nov/22_ss_ville_du_havre.htm

Processing Information

Collection processed by Tamara Gaydos, November 2016.
Title
ACCOUNTS OF THE WRECK OF THE S. S. VILLE DU HAVRE, undated
Author
Processed by: Tamara Gaydos; machine-readable finding aid created by: Rajkumar Natarajan.

Repository Details

Part of the Phillips Library Repository

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