|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||Savannah Steam Ship Company (Savannah, Ga.)|
|Title:||Savannah (Steamship) papers|
|Extent:||0.3 cubic feet (1 folder, 2 volumes)|
The steamship Savannah was launched as a sailing vessel in New York's East River on August 22, 1818. She was bought by the Savannah Steamship Company, which converted the vessel to steam as an auxiliary to sail. She left Savannah, Georgia, under the command of Captain Moses Rogers on May 22, 1819, bound for Liverpool, England, where she landed on June 20. After making calls in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Russia, she returned to Savannah on November 30, 1819. She was the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean.
This collection consists of a bound copy of the log book of the steamship Savannah, April 7-December 17, 1819, as well as unbound copies of some of the pages. Also in the collection is an album with a letter cover addressed to Mrs. Lydia Haven, Brighton, England, per Steamship Savannah, cancelled at Liverpool, June 23, 1819. This is the only known letter carried by the Savannah. The album contains other letter covers addressed to Mrs. Haven and other materials relating to the Savannah. In the back is a letter to Mrs. F.A. Hollowbush from the agent who purchased the album for her and a chronological outline history of the SS Savannah.
Original log book in the National Museum, Washington D.C.
[item identification], Savannah (Steamship) papers, MS 708, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Gift of Mrs. B.F. Bullard, date unknown; Mills B. Lane IV, 1977 (Item 2); Mrs. Frank A. Hollowbush, 1973 (Item 3).
Collection is open for research.
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|1||Positive, bound copy of the log book of the steamship Savannah, 1819 April 7-December 17|
|2||Positive, unbound copy of the log book of the steamship Savannah, 1819 June 9-16, 1819 August 1-6, 1819 December 10-17 ( 6.0 pages only. )|
|3||Album with a letter cover addressed to Mrs. Lydia Haven, Brighton, England, per Steamship Savannah, cancelled at Liverpool, 1819 June 23|