Gerald W. Mefferd Papers (Coll. 212)


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Overview of the Collection

Biography of Gerald W. Mefferd

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Indexes

Detailed Description of the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Mefferd, Gerald W.
Title: Gerald W. Mefferd Papers
Dates: 1934-1938
Extent: 2 boxes
Abstract: This collection consists of volumes of diaries kept by Gerald W. Medderd before and during an around-the-world cruise with Ray Kauffman, a long time friend and owner of the ketch HURRICANE. It also contains photocopies of letters written to the family before and during the voyage, customs and consular documents, and a biographical sketch of Ray Kauffman.
Identification: Coll. 212

Biography of Gerald W. Mefferd

Gerald W. Mefferd was a yachtsman of Des Moines, Iowa.

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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:

Kauffman, Ray

Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):

Hurricane (Ketch)

Places:

Colombia
Des Moines (Iowa)
Durban (South Africa)
Fiji
Papeete (Tahiti)
Pinang
Port-Vila (Vanuatu)
Sri Lanka

Subjects:

Sailing
Voyages and travels
Voyages around the world
Yachting

Document Types:

Bills of health
Certificates
Crew lists
Diaries
Invoices
Ships' manifests

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 212, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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Index to Personal 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 Abe Allen in Box 2, Folder 3 of the collection.
Allen, Abe 2/3
Andrew, Peter 2/5
Binnie, George 2/5
Bjorklund, ? 2/5
Boyce, Bob 2/4
Buchanan, ? 2/5
Bunting, ? 2/4
Burrell, Bob 2/3
Carberry, ? (Lord) 2/5
Coldwell, Oscar (Jr.) 2/1
Collette, ? 2/3
Cowles, Mike 2/4
Crocker, Templeton 2/4
Cross, Bill 2/5
Darling, Jay 2/1
Dean, ? 2/2
Dornbush, Adrian 2/1
Elbert, Sam 2/3
Englebrecht, ? 2/4
Englehart, ? 2/2
Eyanett, Arthur 2/4
Fahnstock, ? (Mrs.) 2/3
Fahnstock, Bruce 2/3
Figgus, Jack 2/3
Flemming, ? 2/3
Foy, Mark 2/4
Gagan, Jim 2/3, 2/5
Gammock, Gordon 2/1
Gellatly, Russ 2/4
Gilman, Harold 2/3
Graham, Bob 2/3, 2/4
Graham, John D. 2/1
Hall, ? (Mrs.) 2/5
Hall, Ben 2/4
Hall, James Norman 2/2
Hall, Sam 2/4
Hamill, Elaine 2/4
Hankinson, Marty 2/4
Hard, Thomas 2/3
Hershon, Lewis 2/3
Hines, Eric 2/4
Hocking, Edgar L. 2/4
Homewood, Robin 2/5
Hopping, Bob 2/4
Ingham, Bill 2/3
Irvine, Don 2/4
Jackson, Malcom 2/5
Johnson, Irving 2/4, 2/5
Johnson, Irving (Mrs.) 2/5
Kennebeck, Fayne 2/4
Krebs, ? 2/1
Krebs, Sidoine 2/4
Lee, Tom 2/4
Mason, ? 2/5
Maury, Dick 2/3
McBroom, Leland (Mrs.) 2/4
McCoy, ? 2/3
McDade, ? (Capt.) 2/1
McFadden, ? 2/4
McGuire, Jim 2/3
Mefford, R.W. (Mrs.) 2/4
Meliza, Ray 2/2
Mershon, ? 2/5
Moir-Byres, Francis 2/5
Morely, Harry 2/4
Morrill, John 2/1
Neil, Ed 2/3
Nelson, Pete 2/1
Palmer, John Peabody 2/5
Piggins, ? 2/5
Rowlings, Marjorie 2/1
Ryves, Cyril 2/5
Ryves, V.W. 2/5
Shuler, John 2/3
Sisson, Upton 2/1
Smith, Louis 2/1
Speight, Sydney Seymour 2/3
Stiver, Andy (Mrs.) 2/3
Wallace, H. 2/1
Waterman, Betty 2/5
Wells, ? 2/3
Windsor, Jim 2/1
Wooton, Philip John 2/3

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Index to 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 Bobbs-Merrill Publishing Co. in Box 2, Folder 1 of the collection.
Bobbs-Merrill Publishing Co. 2/1
Burn Phillips Co. 2/3
Matson Line 2/3
Meredith Publishing Co. 2/4
Royal Prince Albert Yacht Club 2/3
Royal Queensland Yacht Club 2/3
Star Fish & Oyster Co. 2/1
The Fahnstock Expedition 2/2
Union Boat Line 2/3

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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 the ship CHALLENGER in Box 2, Folder 5 of the collection.
CHALLENGER (Ship) 2/5
CIMBA (Yacht) 2/3
DIRECTOR (Yacht) 2/2, 2/3, 2/4
FELIZ TAUSSIG 2/5
FOUR WINDS (Yacht) 2/2, 2/3
KEWARRA (Yacht) 2/5
MAPLE LEAF 2/1
MELBIDAR (Ketch) 2/5
MORINDA 2/4
PRESIDENT HARRISON 2/5
RIATIA (Schooner) 2/2
SILHOUETTE (Yacht) 2/1
SIXEOLA (Steamer) 2/1
SO FONG (Schooner) 2/5
TARIORA (Schooner) 2/2
YANKEE (Schooner) 2/4, 2/5

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Three journals kept by Gerald W. Mefferd of Des Moines, Iowa for a trip around the world on board the Ketch HURRICANE; 1934-1938
Box Volume
1 1 Journal; 1934 Nov 26-1936 Jan 18
2 Journal; 1936 Jan 20-1937 May 22
3 Journal; 1937 May 23-1938 Aug 3
Correspondence written before and during Mefferd's and Kauffman's around the world cruise on the Ketch HURRICANE; 1934 Nov 26-1938 Aug 3
Box Folder
2 1 Correspondence; 1934 Nov-1935 Oct 19
2 Correspondence; 1935 Nov 1-1936 Mar 12
3 Correspondence; 1936 Mar 16-Dec 21
4 Correspondence; 1937 Jan 31-1937 Aug 2
5 Correspondence; 1937 Jul 7-1938 Apr 25
6 Consular and customs documents; 1936 - 1938
7 Biographical sketch of Ray Kauffman (1905 - 1987); 1941, 1989

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