McMillin (John S.) papers Edit

Summary

Identifier
0003
Finding Aid Date
2010
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Dates

  • 1855-1893, undated (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.42 Linear Feet (Whole)
    1 box

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Notes

  • Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], John S. McMillin papers, Collection no. 0003, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

  • Abstract

    Letters, documents, testimony regarding Capt. John S. McMillin, his command of the Union steamer "Silver Wave" during the Civil War, and his steam capstan patent.

  • Biographical note

    John S. McMillin was the owner of a transport ship, the "Silver Wave" that was pressed into service on the Missisippi River from 1861-1863. McMillin also invented a steam powered capstan during this period, which was patented in 1867.

  • Scope and Contents

    Letters, documents, testimony regarding Capt. John S. McMillin, his command of the Union steamer "Silver Wave" during the Civil War, and his steam capstan patent. A detailed inventory of each document is included in the box.

  • Acquisition

    Donated by Mrs. Philip D. Terry, Jr.

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