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Papers of the Rev. Philip Martin concerning his research into the wreck of The Deutschland in 1875

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Papers of the Rev. Philip Martin concerning his research into the wreck of The Deutschland in 1875 comprising:
  1. The typescript of an unpublished essay, 'The Wreck of the Deutschland', 1965.
  2. Correspondence relating to research for the essay, 1961-1965
  3. Correspondence, mainly with publishers, about attempts to publish his work, 1965-1981, with photographs of documents concerning the wreck.

Dates

  • 1961-1981

Extent

0.33 Linear metres (3 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. misc. c. 809].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. misc. c. 809-811

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13808

Abstract

Papers of the Rev. Philip Martin concerning his research into the wreck of The Deutschland in 1875

Biographical / Historical

Rev. Philip Martin (fl. 1961-1981).

The Deutschland was a steamship which sailed as part of the Norddeutscher Lloyd weekly packet service between Bremen and New York. On 6 December 1875 The Deutschland ran aground on Kentish Knock in the mouth of the river Thames. One hundred and fifty-seven passengers, mainly German emigrants, and crew lost their lives. The tragedy inspired Gerard Manley Hopkins to write his poem, 'The Wreck of the Deutschland'.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given to the Library by Mrs M.E. Martin, 1981.
Title
Papers of the Rev. Philip Martin concerning his research into the wreck of The Deutschland in 1875
Status
Published
Author
Susan Thomas; EAD version 2021 by C. McIlwaine
Date
EAD version 2021
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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