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    Re: Whaling logbook collections
    From: UNK
    Date: 2014 Sep 25, 19:06 -0400
    I think you should look at Stuart Sherman's book Whaling Logbooks and Journals, 1613-1927: An Inventory of Manuscript Records in Public Collections (Garland, 1986), which gives a pretty comprehensive look at who owns what. Does anyone know if it's been updated lately?

    Here's my vote for the best whaling collections in the US.
    1. The New Bedford Whaling Museum/Kendall Institute, New Bedford, MA
    2. The Nicholson Collection, Providence Public Library, Providence, RI
    3. Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket, MA
    4. G.W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT
    5. John Hay Library, Brown University, Providence, RI
    6. Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA
    7. Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
    8. Library of Congress, Washington, DC
    9. Huntington Library, Los Angeles, CA
    10. New London County Historical Society, New London, CT

    On Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 5:56 PM, Frank Reed <NoReply_FrankReed@fer3.com> wrote:

    I used to have this information but can't find it anymore. Could anyone give me a "top ten" or "top five" list of institutions, museuns, and/or libraries holding whaling logbooks in the US? Numbers would be great, too, but not essential. 


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