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Contains 15 Collections and/or Records:

Cecil Northrop Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AP-0024
Content Description This collection provides an intimate picture of Cecil Northrop's life at sea in the 1920s as a cadet in traning and merchant mariner. Northrop kept extensive diaries (handwritten and typed) where he recorded his impressions of life aboard the ship, foreign ports visited, people he met on his travels, and relationships with friends, family, and love interests. It appears Northrop was compiling some of the manuscripts into essays, and viewed his writing as part of the great sea narrative...

Typed Diary, 1922

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Scope and Contents First entry February 1, 1922; Last entry December 1922. At this time Northrop was a student in the New York State Nautical School.

Typed Diary, 1923

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 4
Scope and Contents Entries begin January 7, 1923 and end June 29, 1923, in North Sea East of Pentland Firth. 42 pages.

Typed Diary, 1923

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 5
Scope and Contents Entries begin July 1st, 1923, in Copenhagen, Denmark and end at home in Tenafly, New Jersey, December 14, 1923. 30 pages.

Typed Diary , 1924

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 6
Scope and Contents Entries start "At Sea New Years Eve" 1924 Lat. 34-00 N, 71-30 W. Last Entry is "At Sea Dec 30th 1924 Off San Salvador." 44 pages.

Correspondence (Family), 1925 - 1926

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 8
Scope and Contents Three letters on Dollar Steamship Line stationery. The first was sent from San Francisco, dated December 3, 1925, and addressed to "Dearest Mama". The others were written to "Dearest Pop" on November 19th, 1926, on route from Honolulu to Kobe, and on December 1, 1926 from Shanghai, China. All were signed "your loving son Mick" (Micky was Cecil's nickname).

"The Rough Log" by Captain Felix Riesenberg, 1926

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 10
Scope and Contents Clipping of article published in the Nautical Gazette, April 3, 1926.

Correspondence (Business), 1941

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 9
Scope and Contents Correspondence between Cecil Northrop and Owen Murphy of the New York State Merchant Marine Academy (two letters).

Career related documents, 1919 - 1937

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 11
Scope and Contents Certificates and licenses pertaining to Northrop's career.

Handwritten Diary "Me: With Apologies to R. Haggard", 1923 - 1924

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 13
Scope and Contents Bound volume. Titled "Me: With Apologies to R. Haggard." Handwritten entries, some drawings and poems. Inside back cover has 31 postage stamps from nations around the world (including Argentina, Brasil, Hong Kong, and Finland).