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Title: Commodore Philip Voorhees log book
Call Number: Coll157
Creator: Vorhees, Philip Falkerson, 1792-1862
Dates: 1850
Size: 1 box (.25 linear feet)
Language: English
Abstract: Collection consists of the log book of Commodore Philip F. Vorhees, Commodore of the U. S. Sloop of War Plymouth, and documents the ship's travels from the China Sea to Norfolk, Virginia. Entries contain information about the routes, crew, and weather conditions. The first entry is dated August, 29 1850 and the last dated January 28, 1851.
Citation: Commodore Philip Voorhees log book, Collection 157, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD).

Administrative/Biographical Note

Philip Vorhees (1792-1862) was a US Naval officer who served in the War of 1812 and commanded the East India Squadron. He was Commodore of the U. S. Sloop of War Plymouth from 1850-1851. He spent the end of his life and died in Annapolis, MD.

Scope & Content


Single item.

Provenance Information

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Accession information is unknown.

Processing Note

Upon arrival this log book was housed in an acid free folder. Previously assigned Ms. Coll #7.

Descriptive Rules Used

Describing Archives: a Content Standard (DACS)

Archives Processing Manual: Description (2015): The processing manual used in Special Collections for all descriptive platforms, including PastPerfect.

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Conditions Governing Reproductions and Use

Reproductions allowed for research purposes. Copyright maintained by the creator.

Subject Headings


Vorhees, Philip Falkerson, 1792-1862


Plymouth (Sloop of war)

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