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RG1465.AM:  Harry S. Thorpe, 1877-1963



Speech, etc.:  1919; n.d.

England; Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska:  Sailor

Size:  One folder



BACKGROUND NOTE



Born in England in 1877, Harry S. Thorpe joined the merchant marines and served aboard the merchant ship, Lancaster Castle.  He eventually came to the United States and settled in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Harry S. Thorpe died in 1963 and is buried in Lincoln Memorial Park.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



The collection consists of one folder containing a typescript speech entitled, “A Tale of the Sea: A Story of the Old Windjammer Days” by Harry S. Thorpe.  The speech documents Thorpe’s experiences aboard the merchant ship, Lancaster Castle.  Also included is a postcard sketch of the ship and a certificate appointing Thorpe as chairman of the Four Minute Men of Norfolk, Nebraska, in 1919.



INVENTORY



Speech by Harry S. Thorpe

Postcard of Lancaster Castle

Certificate for Four Minute Men of Norfolk



 



Subject headings:



Four Minute Men (Norfolk, Nebraska)

Lancaster Castle (Ship)

Merchant marine

Merchant seamen — Biography

Shipping

Thorpe, Harry S., 1877-1963

World War, 1914-1918 — Nebraska — Norfolk



 



Revised TMM      02-12-2020