Records of the Ship Joseph Conrad (Coll. 42)


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Overview of the Records

History of the Ship JOSEPH CONRAD

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Indexes

Detailed Description of the Records

Overview of the Records

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Joseph Conrad (Ship)
Title: Records of the Ship Joseph Conrad
Dates: 1934-1959.
Extent: 250 pieces
Abstract: This is a collection of correspondence, inventories, deeds, survey reports, crew lists, instruction booklets, work lists, accounts, bills, receipts, ship's papers, and blueprints, relating to the JOSEPH CONRAD and its operation. The collection also includes rough and smooth logs, engine logs, machinery logs, journals, order books, and rules and regulations for training sailing students aboard the U.S.M.S. Training Ship JOSEPH CONRAD, as well as a memorandum of agreement (1934 June 14) between and Danish Board of Trade (Handelsradet) and Capt. Alan J. Villiers to purchase the GEORG STAGE. Topics include the ship's circumnavigation of the globe under the command of Capt. Villiers, 1934-1936, and its use as a feature exhibit at Mystic Seaport Museum.
Identification: Coll. 42

History of the Ship JOSEPH CONRAD

The ship JOSEPH CONRAD was built at Copenhagen, Denmark, as the GEORG STAGE, as sail training ship for Danish merchant service cadets in 1882. The vessel was sold in 1934 and renamed the JOSEPH CONRAD. The ship has been located at Mystic Seaport Museum since 1947.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Available for use in the Manuscripts Division.

Restrictions on Use

Various copying restriction apply. Guidelines are available from the Manuscripts Division. See also: Mystic Seaport's copyright notice.

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Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the G. W. Blunt White Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Persons:

Villiers, Alan John, b. 1903

Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):

Mystic Seaport Museum
Georg Stage (Ship)
Handelsradet (Denmark)
Joseph Conrad (Ship)
United States Maritime Service

Subjects:

Museum exhibits--Connecticut--Mystic
Sailing
Sailing ships
Sailors--Training of
Training-ships
Voyages around the world

Document Types:

Accounts
Agreements
Blueprints
Deeds
Inventories
Journals (accounts)
Logs (records)
Receipts
Regulations
Reports
Ship's papers

Occupations:

Sailors
Shipmasters--United States

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 42, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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Indexes

Index to Personal and Corporate Names

NOTE: The fraction(s) indicate the Box and Folder numbers where that particular reference can be found. For example, the researcher will find information about Atlas Diesel Engine Corp. in Box 1, Folder 9 of the collection.
Atlas Diesel Engine Corp. 1/9
Borgen, R. 1/9
Gelly, George 1/24
George Patterson, Inc. 1/9
Hense, J.A. 1/9
Lindsay, Andrew L. 1/24
Nordby, T. 1/9
Northern Pump Co. 1/9
Pannes, Hilgard 1/24
Pasuken, E.J. 1/9
Phipps, J.T. 1/9
Sandell, P.W. 1/9
Sperling, Karl 1/24
Villiers, Alen 1/24
Wyman, R.E. 1/9

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Index to Vessel Names

NOTE: The fraction(s) indicate the Box and Folder numbers where that particular reference can be found. For example, the researcher will find information about ADMIRAL SCHEER in Box 1, Folder 24 of the collection.
ADMIRAL SCHEER 1/24
PLANTINO 1/24
PORT BOWEN 1/24
ROYAL STAR 1/24

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Detailed Description of the Records

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Papers; 1897-1959
Box Folder
1 1 Memorandum of agreement between the Danish Board of Trade and Alan J. Villiers to purchase the ship GEORG STAGE and rename her the JOSEPH CONRAD.; 1934 Jun 14
2 Inventory of the ship GEORG STAGE; 1934 Jun 14
3 Deeds of sale for the ship GEORG STAGE; 1934 Aug 31
4 Survey reports and inspection report for the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1935 - 1937
5 Newspaper clippings pertaining to the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1935-1940
5 Pilot charts (3) for voyage of ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1935
6 Health Certificates (Feb 26), clearance of the ship JOSEPH CONRAD, from Auckland, New Zealand; clearance papers (Jun 30 and Jul 1) from Tahiti; 1936
7 Crew List for the JOSEPH CONRAD, arriving at New York, New York.; 1936 Oct 16
8 Notes pertaining to repairs on the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1937
9 Correspondence and invoices, pertaining to repairs on equipment for the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1937-1938
10 Official correspondence and invoices of U.S. Maritime Service, pertaining to the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1941-1942
11 Testimonial, from "The Union of Old GEORG STAGE Boys" to the Maritime Historical Association, Inc.; 1953 Oct 31
12 Manuscript by Alan J. Villiers, an article entitled "In Love With a Danish Beauty."; 1959 Nov 24
13 Photograph of officers and cadets on board the Danish training ship GEORG STAGE; undated
13 Certificate for Martin Heinrich Schmidt; 1897 Apr 20
14 Work progress cards for the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1941-1942
15 Instruction booklet for DC electric blower; undated
16 Operating instructions for oxide battery system; undated
17 Instruction notes, pertaining to lifeboats kept by Dorva N. Gentry; undated
18 Instructions for on board marine equipment of the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; undated
19 Installation and operating instructions for a York automatic oil burner; undated
20 Blueprints, for installation of bilge pumps; undated
21 Schematics and turning charts, for marine radio equipment on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; undated
22 Notes and schematics of the main switchboard circuit on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943
23 Work lists for the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; undated
24 Copies of two letters from Alan Villiers, and cadet agreement with Andrew J. Lindsay; undated
25 Prospectus for the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; ca 1935
General Volumes; 1937-1945
Volume
1 Internal rules and regulations for the guidance and training on board the USMS training ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1939 Jul 12
2 Journal kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD during the course of several passages; 1937-1942
3 Work log for the engine room of the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1942
4 Warehouse tally out sheets of materials issued by the U.S. Maritime Service to the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943-1944
5 Enrollment log of trainees on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1942
6 Day order book kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943
7 Night order book kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943
8 Night order book kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943-1945
9 Notebook kept by Charles E. Blackwood on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1942
10 Bill book kept by the engine room on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943
11 Bill book kept by the engine room on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943-1944
12 Telegraph book kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943
13 Chronometer logbook kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; undated
Battery log; 1941-1944
Volume
14 Battery log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1941-1942
15 Battery log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1944
Engine log or digest; 1942-1945
Volume
16 Engine log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1944-1945
17 Engineer's digest published by the U.S. Coast Guard; 1942 Mar
Machinery log; 1942 Aug - 1944 Mar
Volume
18 Machinery log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1942 Aug
19 Machinery log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1942 Sep
20 Machinery log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1942 Sep 15 - 1943 Jan 22
21 Machinery log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1942 Oct
22 Machinery log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1942 Nov
23 Machinery log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1942 Dec
24 Machinery log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943 Jan - Aug
25 Machinery log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943 Jan
26 Machinery log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943 Feb
27 Machinery log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943 Mar
28 Machinery log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943 Apr
29 Machinery log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943 May
30 Machinery log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943 Jun
31 Machinery log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943 Jul
32 Machinery log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943 Aug
33 Machinery log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943 Aug
34 Machinery log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943 Sep
35 Machinery log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943 Oct
36 Machinery log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943 Nov
37 Machinery log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1934 Dec
38 Machinery log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1944 Jan and Mar
Rough log; 1942 Sep - 1945 Jun 28
Volume
39 Rough log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1942 Sep 1 - Oct 1
40 Rough log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1942 Oct 1 - Oct 31
41 Rough log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1942 Dec 1 - Dec 31
42 Rough log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943 Jan 1 - Jan 30
43 Rough log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943 Mar 1 - Mar 31
44 Rough log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943 Apr 1 - Apr 30
45 Rough log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943 Jun 1 - Jun 19
46 Rough log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943 Jun 19 - Jun 30
47 Rough log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943 Jul 1 - Jul 26
48 Rough log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943 Jul 26 - Jul 31
49 Rough log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943 Aug 1 - Aug 20
50 Rough log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943 Aug 20 - Aug 31
51 Rough log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943 Sep 1 - Sep 23
52 Rough log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943 Sep 22 - Sep 30
53 Rough log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943 Oct 1 - Oct 21
54 Rough log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943 Oct 21 - Oct 31
55 Rough log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943 Nov 1 - Nov 30
56 Rough log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1944 Jan 1 - Jan 31
57 Rough log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1944 Feb 1 - Feb 29
58 Rough log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1944 Mar 1 - Mar 31
59 Rough log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1944 Apr 1 - Apr 30
60 Rough log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1944 May 1 - May 31
61 Rough log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1944 Jun 1 - Jun 30
62 Rough log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1944 Jul 1 - Jul 31
63 Rough log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1944 Aug 1 - Aug 31
64 Rough log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1944 Sep 1 - Sep 30
65 Rough log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1944 Oct 1 - Oct 31
66 Rough log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1944 Nov 1 - Nov 30
67 Rough log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1944 Dec 1 - Dec 31
68 Rough log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1945 Jan 1 - Jan 31
69 Rough log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1945 Feb 1 - Feb 28
70 Rough log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1945 Mar 1 - Apr 29
71 Rough log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1945 Apr 30 - Jun 28
Smooth log; 1942 Sep - 1945 Jun 22
Volume
72 Smooth log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1942 Sep 1 - Sep 30
73 Smooth log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1942 Oct 1 - Oct 31
74 Smooth log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1942 Nov 1 - Nov 30
75 Smooth log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1942 Dec 1 - Dec 31
76 Smooth log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943 Jan 1 - Jan 31
77 Smooth log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943 Mar 1 - Mar 31
78 Smooth log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943 Apr 1 - Apr 30
79 Smooth log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943 Jun 1 - Jun 23
80 Smooth log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943 Jun 23 - Jun 30
81 Smooth log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943 Jul 1- Jul 27
82 Smooth log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943 Jul 28 - Jul 31
83 Smooth log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943 Aug 1 - Aug 21
84 Smooth log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943 Aug 22 - Aug 30
85 Smooth log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943 Sep 1 - Sep 24
86 Smooth log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943 Sep 24 - Sep 30
87 Smooth log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943 Oct 1 - Oct 22
88 Smooth log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943 Oct 23 - Oct 31
89 Smooth log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943 Nov 1 - Nov 30
90 Smooth log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1943 Dec 1 - Dec 31
91 Smooth log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1944 Jan 1 - Jan 31
92 Smooth log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1944 Feb 1 - Feb 28
93 Smooth log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1944 Mar 1 - Mar 31
94 Smooth log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1944 Apr 1 - Apr 30
95 Smooth log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1944 May 1 - May 31
96 Smooth log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1944 Jun 1 - Jun 30
97 Smooth log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1944 Jul 1 - Jul 31
98 Smooth log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1944 Aug 1 - Aug 31
99 Smooth log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1944 Sep 1 - Sep 30
100 Smooth log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1944 Oct 1 - Oct 31
101 Smooth log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1944 Nov 1 - Nov 30
102 Smooth log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1944 Dec 1 - Dec 31
103 Smooth log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1945 Jan 1 - Jan 31
104 Smooth log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1945 Feb 1 - Feb 28
105 Smooth log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1945 Mar 1 - Apr 30
106 Smooth log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD; 1945 Apr 30 - Jun 22
Logs; 1934 Oct 17 - 1947 Aug 5
Volume
107 Log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD of Ipswitch, England, Alan J. Villiers, master for a cadet training vessel around the world; 1947 Jul 28 - Aug 5
108 Log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD of Ipswitch, England, Alan J. Villiers, master for a cadet training vessel around the world; 1934 Oct 17 - 1935 Apr 19
109 Log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD of Ipswitch, England, Alan J. Villiers, master for a cadet training vessel around the world; 1935 Apr 20 - Oct 21
110 Log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD of Ipswitch, England, Alan J. Villiers, master for a cadet training vessel around the world; 1935 Oct 22 - 1936 May 11
111 Log kept on board the ship JOSEPH CONRAD of Ipswitch, England, Alan J. Villiers, master for a cadet training vessel around the world; 1936 May 12 - Oct 16
Miscellaneous volumes; 1935, and undated
Volume
112 Navigation workbook, Alan J. Villiers, ship JOSEPH CONRAD, "Capetown towards Singapore"; 1935 May 15 - Aug 9
113 Exercise book for Navigation, evidently kept by Alan J. Villiers aboard ship JOSEPH CONRAD; undated
114 Blank log for ship JOSEPH CONRAD; ca 1935

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