Guide to the U.S.S. Adams logbook, 1879-1881 MS 235
John H. Gibbons was one of four Cadet-Midshipmen aboard the U.S.S. Adams from 1879 to 1881.
This logbook relates a voyage of the U.S.S. Adams from San Francisco, California around the Pacific coasts of Central and South America from December 1, 1879 to February 23, 1881 kept by one of its officers, John H. Gibbons. Within the logbook are detailed sketches of the ship’s decks as well as detailed descriptions of the ship’s technical parts, equipment, supplies, and crew. The journal entries describe daily activities aboard ship, some routine and others observatory.
This material is open for research.
Conditions Governing Access
Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.
Permission to publish from the U.S.S. Adams logbook, MS 235, must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.
U.S.S. Adams logbook, 1879-1881, MS 235, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.
This logbook was purchased from Cedric Robinsons in 1955 with the Friends of Fondren fund (Whittington gift).
Portions of this collection are available online at: https://scholarship.rice.edu/handle/1911/35294
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