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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...
Dates: 1919 - 1941

Typed Diary: Two Months Before the Mast, 1919

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents

Memoir of Northrop's time aboard the SS Santa Paula. Also titled "Before the Mast to the West Coast." Manuscript is 32 pages. Narrative starts two days out from New York, bound for the West Coast of South America through the Panama Canal.

Dates: 1919

Typed Diary: At Sea, 1921

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Scope and Contents

Typed narrative titled "At Sea" June 26, 1921. Handwritten note: "Introduction Needed." Last entry July 17, 1921. 25 pages (but seems like there may be missing pages). At this time Northrop was a student at the New York State Nautical School, training aboard the Schoolship Newport.

Dates: 1921

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.

Dates: 1922

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.

Dates: 1923

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.

Dates: 1923

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.

Dates: 1924

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).

Dates: 1925 - 1926

"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.

Dates: 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).

Dates: 1941