Logbook of the "Perie Banou" in the Pamelia Race from Plymouth to Fremantle, 16 August to 26 November, 1979; 3 logbooks of the "Perie Banou" in its solo double circumnavigation of the world, 6 September 1981 to 31 October 1982
Article by Brian Pearce giving a brief history of Grey and his expedition; extracts from the journal by George Grey describing the Shark Bay expedition, titled 'Two expeditions of Discovery in the North-West and Western Australia during the years 1837, 1838 and 1839; letters written by William Charles Walker during February-May 1839, while exploring the Shark Bay area
Diaries kept by James Mitchell and his wife Rose (with a few entries by their son Stephen) concerning farming activities and social doings at "Torriden" near Donnybrook, "Rocklands" near Brunswick, and "Blacklands" Yarloop, W.A.
Diary (1929-1934) of H.S. Jenkins which includes list of household items ordered to build and set up house at Canna, with prices ; reminiscences of his wife, including arrival in Western Australia from Victoria (1929)
Papers, still images and audio recordings pertaining to the Ellison family. Albert Jackson "Jack" Ellison served in World War II, and was killed in action in 1945. His son, Robert Jackson Ellison, became a freelance photographer in the Vietnam War, and was killed while working at the siege of Khe Sanh in 1968. Papers and still images pertaining to Jack include his college life, training, service and death. Papers mostly consist of correspondence between Jack, his family and friends, as well as notifications sent to his family about his injury and later death. Other papers include news articles about Jack, his family, his death, and World War II in general. Still images include his college life, training, service, and his grave in Manila. Papers, still images, moving images and audio recordings pertaining to Robert cover his birth through his death, and includes work done by his family to memorialize him. Before going to Vietnam, Robert documented an election in Honduras (1965) and the ... Read More
Papers and photographs pertaining to the service of Bruno Leander Lueders, a Reedsburg, Wisconsin, resident who served in Company B, 6th Ammunition Train during World War I. Papers include correspondence, service records, and a personal diary kept by Lueders. The diary entries are pretty much daily from May 1918 through February 1919, and include brief descriptions of his activities. He describes leaving for Europe, transporting ammunition, details of the scenes near the front during the Battle of Meuse-Argonne (November 1-11), Armistice Day, and participating as part of the peacetime occupation force in Europe. A typed transcription of the diary was done by the donor and is also included. Other papers include two letters written to Lueders after the war by women he befriended in Europe (one letter written in German), a troop billet from the USS Siboney, and a discharge certificate. Photographs are mainly scanned copy prints and depict Lueders posing with other soldiers, posing next ... Read More
Diary kept by Garfield, a Neillsville, Wis. native, concerning his World War I service as corporal of the 128th Infantry Band serving in France and on occupation duty in Germany. He writes about enlisting in the Regular Army after serving in the Wisconsin National Guard, training in Texas, trip overseas in a convoy, landing in France, and reception by the French people. Also included is information about the daily routine, activities of the band when not playing, hearing the sounds of the front, being under fire at Chateau Theirry, and playing music on the hike to the Rhine. Garfield touches upon the Christmas celebration, playing concerts, touring Germany, and returning to America. Included is a list of songs played, list of troop movements, and notes on the arrangements played by the band
Detailed diaries of Leander Tiffany, a Dellona, Wis. native who served as a corporal with Company E of the 12th Wisconsin Infantry during the Civil War. Tiffany's diaries provide an almost daily detailed account of the Civil War, especially the campaigns of 1863. His diaries discuss camp life, following orders, and picket duty. They often portray the boredom and repetitiveness felt by soldiers as they remained at the same location for extended periods of time. He details his participation in the Siege and occupation of Vicksburg (Mississippi). Other topics covered include health, recreational activities, food, and the various duties at camp. Stationed at Memphis (Tennessee) he mentions working at the general headquarters and the wait to be paid and cooking in camp. The diary also includes some financial information, autographs from soldiers with whom he served, and addresses