Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Creator
Ranlett, Charles Everett, 1816-1917.
Title
Charles Everett Ranlett papers
ID
M270
Date [inclusive]
1860-1897 undated
Extent
0.25 linear feet
Language
Abstract
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.

Preferred Citation note

Charles Everett Ranlett Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.


Biographical/Historical Note

Captain Charles Everett Ranlett (1816-1917) was a master mariner of Thomaston, Maine. He built and owned 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).


Administrative Information

Publication Information

 George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011 2011

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288
scaref@bowdoin.edu

Access Restrictions.

For permission to reproduce or publish materials, contact Williams College Archives and Special Collections.

Existence and Location of Originals Note

Originals located: Williams College Archives and Special Collections; Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 01267.


Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Bowdoin College -- Students.
  • Columbia College (New York, N.Y.) -- Students.
  • Harvard College -- Students.
  • Nautilus (Ship)
  • Williams College -- Students.
  • Williams College. -- Lyceum of Natural History.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration.

Personal Name(s)

  • Chadbourne, Paul A. -- (Paul Ansel) -- 1823-1883 -- Correspondence.
  • Chadbourne, Paul A. -- (Paul Ansel) -- 1823-1883.
  • M'Clintock, Francis Leopold, -- Sir, -- 1819-1907 -- Correspondence.
  • M'Clintock, Francis Leopold, -- Sir, -- 1819-1907.
  • Ranlett, Charles Everett, -- 1816-1917 -- Archives.

Subject(s)

  • Education
  • Nature and Geography
  • Scientific expeditions -- Greenland.

General note

Photocopies of original materials in Williams College Archives and Special Collections.


Collection Inventory

Box Folder
1 1

1860 Jan 2, Letter, P.A. Chadbourne 

    1 2

    1860 Feb 1 - 1860 Apr 2, Letters, Chadbourne to Ranlett 

      1 3

      1860 Apr 6, Letter, Charles Amory to Chadbourne 

        1 4

        1860 Apr 7 - 1860 Jun 1, Letters, Chadbourne to Ranlett 

          1 5

          1860 Jun 8, Letter, Charles Amory to Ranlett 

            1 6

            1860 Jun 12, Letter, Chadbourne to Ranlett 

              1 7

              1860 Jun 12, Letter, Charles Amory to Ranlett 

                1 8

                1860 Jun 15, Letter, Chadbourne to Ranlett 

                  1 9

                  1860 Jun 15, Letter, Charles Amory to Ranlett 

                    1 10

                    1860 Jun 18, Letter, Chadbourne to Ranlett 

                      1 11

                      1860 Aug, Material given to Ranlett by Mrs. Signe Rink, wife of the governor of South Greenland: Christmas hymn by Signe Rink and letter from "a very intelligent Esquimax" to Mrs. Rink 

                        1 12

                        1860 Sep 17, Letter, Chadbourne to Ranlett 

                          1 13

                          1860 Sep 18, Letter, William Parker Foulke to Ranlett 

                            1 14

                            1860 Sep 24, Letter, Chadbourne to Ranlett 

                              1 15

                              1860 Oct 3, Letter, S.E. Wells (Natural Historical Society) to Ranlett 

                                1 16

                                1860 Oct 25, Letter, Chadbourne to Ranlett 

                                  1 17

                                  1896 Dec 25, Letter, Admiral F.L. McClintock to Ranlett 

                                    1 18

                                    1897 Feb 10, Letter, Admiral F.L. McClintock to Ranlett 

                                      1 19

                                      n.d., Autographs of members of the expedition 

                                        1 20

                                        n.d., Roster of members of the expedition of 1860 

                                          1 21

                                          Williams College finding aid to the Captain Charles Everett Ranlett Papers