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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 The typescript of an unpublished essay, 'The Wreck of the Deutschland', 1965.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

3 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. c. 809].
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MSS. Eng. misc. c. 809-811

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13808

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 Dec. 1875 The Deutschland ran aground on Kentish Knock in the mouth of the river Thames. 157 passengers, mainly German emigrants, and crew lost their lives. The tragedy inspired Gerard Manley Hopkins to write his poem "The Wreck of the Deutschland."

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given to the Library in 1981.
Title
Papers of the Rev. Philip Martin concerning his Research into the Wreck of The Deutschland in 1875
Status
Completed
Author
Susan Thomas
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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Weston Library
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