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Samuel Gillet Navy Journals


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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Gillet, Samuel T.

Samuel T. Gillet (1809-1890) served in the U.S. Navy in the Mediterranean, 1827-1837, on the USS Lexington and USS Delaware. In 1837, he left the navy as a lieutenant and became an early Methodist minister in Indiana.

Contains travel journals from Samuel Gillett's time serving in the U.S. Navy in the Mediterranean, 1827-1834, including detailed accounts of the Holy Land and Egypt. Also contains an undated notebook of draft articles.

Arranged chronologically.

Gift of Gillett Griffin in 2013. Formerly deposit #9357.

Processed by Regine Heberlein in 2013.

No materials were separated during 2013 processing.

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Use Restrictions

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Collection Inventory

Journal, 1827 March 22-1830 October 19. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Journal, 1831 July 15-1832 August 19. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Journal starts over from the back.

Physical Description

1 folder

Journal, 1833 May 4-1834 August 2. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Journal, 1834 August 20-November 3. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Notebook, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Contains drafts of articles.

Physical Description

1 folder

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