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Leander Owen papers

Stefansson Mss-247
 Collection
Identifier: Mss-247
The papers of Leander Owen contain journals, photographs, personal and professional correspondence, and newspaper clippings. The papers document the whaling captain’s voyages to, and experiences in, the Arctic and describe the difficulties of the American whaling industry. The collection also contains images of Owen’s life, family, and home in Vineyard Haven, Martha’s Vineyard, as well as his claim against the government for the deafness he suffered during the Civil War. Of note in the collection is a journal, written in 1880, which documents the first whaling trip ever made into the Arctic by a steam whaler.

Dates

  • 1856 - 1888

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted.

Extent

2 linear ft. (3 boxes)

Overview

Leander Owen (1833-1911), Captain and whaling Master. Contains journals, photographs, personal and professional correspondence, and newspaper clippings. Documents Owen’s whaling experiences, along with his personal life.

Repository Details

Part of the Rauner Special Collections Library Repository

Contact:
6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA