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A guide to the Captain Andrew Olsen papers, 1889
HDC0040 (SAFR 17610)  
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Description
The Captain Andrew Olsen papers (SAFR 17610, HDC 40) is comprised of a (parchment-like) United States Citizen Certificate issued to Andrew Olsen on September 6, 1889. Copies of the document and copies of immigration department cards are included. The certificate was discovered in Olsen's pocket when his body was found in the Alameda Estuary in 1917. He had been reported missing from the E.B. JACKSON (schooner). This collection is open for use without restrictions.
Background
The collection contains papers, correspondence, insurance documents and other material concerning Captain Andrew Olsen and the various compensation affairs of his widow Augusta, after his death. Captain Olsen was a native of Sweden and a naturalized US citizen. At the time of his death, he was master of the wooden schooner E.B. JACKSON, working for the shipping agents Hind, Rolph & Co. of San Francisco. The E.B. JACKSON was built in 1901 in Aberdeen, Washington. Gross tonnage was 682 tons, the ship measured 182' x 38' x 14', and was designed for a crew of 9. The ship was owned by Wilson & Sons of San Francisco.
Extent
6 items
Restrictions
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Availability
This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.