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Charles Everett Ranlett Papers, 1860-1897, n.d.


0.25 linear ft.

Catalog Number: M270

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Agency History / Biographical Note:
Captain Charles Everett Ranlett (1816-1917) was a master mariner of Thomaston, Maine. He built and captained the schooner Nautilus that was chartered in 1860 by Professor Paul Chadbourne of Williams College for a scientific expedition to Greenland.

Scope and Content:
Copies of thirty items, mostly letters from Professor Paul Chadbourne (sent while he was a visiting professor at Bowdoin College) to Captain Charles Everett Ranlett. The correspondence concerns arrangements for the Williams College Lyceum of Natural History expedition to Greenland in 1860. Expedition members included seventeen college students (eleven from Williams College, three from Bowdoin College, two from Harvard College and one from Columbia College). The collection also includes rosters of expedition members and letters from Admiral McClintock to Captain Ranlett in 1896-1897. See also the 1860 entries in Reminiscences by Simeon A. Evans (Bowdoin Class of 1860).

Cite as: Charles Everett Ranlett Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library

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