Yates Stirling Jr. Diary of the Commander of the U.S.S. Von Steuben Manuscript

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US TxAM-C 318

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Yates Stirling Jr. Diary of the Commander of the U.S.S. Von Steuben Manuscript


  • 1918-1928 (Creation)
  • 1918-1919 (Creation)


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Son of an admiral, Yates Sterling Jr. (1872-1948) was born into the naval life. In the first World War, he commanded the U.S.S. Von Steuben, a troop transport. In the late 1920s, he was also commander of the Yangtze River Patrol.

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This collection includes the manuscript diaries of the commander of the U.S.S. Von Steuben, 317 pages.12 mo (6X4 inches), original calf, worn; a few minor creases and tears, lacking the last 7 leaves (not part of diary proper).  Vp, January 1 to September 7, 1918; April 8 to June 21, 1919; and circa 1928. There are two bound diary volumes and one typescript entitled "Battle Between the U.S.S. Von Steuben and German Submarine", June 18, 1818.

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Do not photocopy original diaries.

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  • English

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Purchased at auction from Swan Auction Galleries.  104 East 25th Street New York, NY 10010.


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Finding Aid Authors: NA.

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© Copyright 2019 Cushing Library. All rights reserved.

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