Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the U.S.S. Jamestown logbook, 1882 MS 234

creator Gibbons, John H.
Title: U.S.S. Jamestown logbook
Dates: 1882
Abstract: Journal of a Pacific cruise of the U.S.S. Jamestown from January to June 1882 kept by midshipman J. H. Gibbons
Identification: MS 234
Quantity: 0.1 Linear Feet(1 folder)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Note

John H. Gibbons was one of ten midshipmen aboard the U.S.S. Jamestown during its 1882 cruise.

Scope and Contents

This logbook contains entries of the daily routine and observations made by midshipman John H. Gibbons during the 1882 cruise of the U.S.S. Jamestown from San Francisco, California to Newport, Rhode Island as well as detailed descriptions of the ship and its decks. Also contains a photo of the U.S.S. Jamestown.


Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the U.S.S. Jamestown logbook, MS 234, must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Index Terms

logs (records)
United States. Navy -- History
Jamestown (Ship)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

U.S.S. Jamestown logbook, 1882, MS 234, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

This collection was purchased from Cedric Robinson in 1955 with the Friends’ fund (Whittington gift).

General Note


Portions of this collection are available online at: https://scholarship.rice.edu/handle/1911/35678

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Logbook

1 Journal and log of USS Jamestown from San Fransisco, California to Newport Rhode Island 1882