John S. Sewall Ship's Log 1850-1903


John S. Sewall Ship's Log 1850-1903

Papers of the U.S. naval officer. Journal of "J. S. Sewall, Vagabonde," serving on the as Captain's Clerk during a Pacific cruise, 1850-1854. Also a list of officers and deaths, and clippings. U.S.S. Saratoga

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SNAC Resource ID: 6362656

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