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Charles Everett Ranlett Papers M270

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

Preferred Citation note:

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

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.

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).

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.

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

1860 Jan 2, Letter, P.A. Chadbourne

Box 1 Folder 1

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

Box 1 Folder 2

1860 Apr 6, Letter, Charles Amory to Chadbourne

Box 1 Folder 3

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

Box 1 Folder 4

1860 Jun 8, Letter, Charles Amory to Ranlett

Box 1 Folder 5

1860 Jun 12, Letter, Chadbourne to Ranlett

Box 1 Folder 6

1860 Jun 12, Letter, Charles Amory to Ranlett

Box 1 Folder 7

1860 Jun 15, Letter, Chadbourne to Ranlett

Box 1 Folder 8

1860 Jun 15, Letter, Charles Amory to Ranlett

Box 1 Folder 9

1860 Jun 18, Letter, Chadbourne to Ranlett

Box 1 Folder 10

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

Box 1 Folder 11

1860 Sep 17, Letter, Chadbourne to Ranlett

Box 1 Folder 12

1860 Sep 18, Letter, William Parker Foulke to Ranlett

Box 1 Folder 13

1860 Sep 24, Letter, Chadbourne to Ranlett

Box 1 Folder 14

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

Box 1 Folder 15

1860 Oct 25, Letter, Chadbourne to Ranlett

Box 1 Folder 16

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

Box 1 Folder 17

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

Box 1 Folder 18

n.d., Autographs of members of the expedition

Box 1 Folder 19

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

Box 1 Folder 20

Williams College finding aid to the Captain Charles Everett Ranlett Papers

Box 1 Folder 21
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