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Joseph Wilson diary

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Identifier: MSS 2/064
Scope and Contents Volume documenting Joseph Wilson’s voyage on U.S.S. Vandalia from Portsmouth, N.H., to Marquesas with abstract of log of entire voyage, 18571859; includes manuscript on naval hygiene, 1860; and fragmentary diary of voyage on U.S.S. Powhatan from Philadelphia to Mobile, Ala., 18601861. Diary from Vandalia (pp. 195) describes Wilson’s arrival in Portsmouth, N.H., on 2 Nov. 1857, embarkation on 1 Dec., then voyage south to Rio de Janeiro, through Straits of Magellan, north to Lima and Panama,...

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