Accounts of the Wreck of the S. S. Ville Du Havre, undated
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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.
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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.
.25 linear feet (1 box)
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This collection contains nine accounts of the shipwreck of the S. S. Ville du Havre copied from various letters and publications.
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Collection processed by Tamara Gaydos, November 2016.
- ACCOUNTS OF THE WRECK OF THE S. S. VILLE DU HAVRE, undated
- Processed by: Tamara Gaydos; machine-readable finding aid created by: Rajkumar Natarajan.
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