Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the U.S.S. Adams logbook, 1879-1881 MS 235



creator Gibbons, John H.
Title: U.S.S. Adams logbook
Dates: 1879-1881
Abstract: Logbook of a cruise of the U.S.S. Adams along the Pacific coast of Central and South America from December 1, 1879 to February 23, 1881, kept by Cadet-Midshipman John H. Gibbons.
Identification: MS 235
Quantity: 0.1 Linear Feet(1 folder)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical / Historical

John H. Gibbons was one of four Cadet-Midshipmen aboard the U.S.S. Adams from 1879 to 1881.


Scope and Contents

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.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the U.S.S. Adams logbook, MS 235, must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.


Index Terms

logs (records)
Adams (Steamer)
United States. Navy -- History

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

U.S.S. Adams logbook, 1879-1881, MS 235, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

This logbook was purchased from Cedric Robinsons in 1955 with the Friends of Fondren fund (Whittington gift).


General Note

Portions of this collection are available online at: https://scholarship.rice.edu/handle/1911/35294


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Logbook, 1879-1881

Folder
1 Logbook of U.S.S. Adams from San Francisco, California around Central and South America