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P-28: John Miller Collection

ABSTRACT: The John Miller Collection contains several manuscripts in journal and log form, detailing schedules, maintenance records, routes, and more for several ships from the late 19th to mid 20th centuries. 

DATE: ca. 1880-1960

SCOPE: The John Miller Collection contains eleven distinct bound manuscripts. They are identified as follows: 

S.W. Leahy American Barge Line Co.

Keokuk & Hamilton Bridge 1889 Passing Boats Report

Keokuk & Hamilton Bridge 1898 Passing Boats Report

Towboat Log: 1955 Navigation Season

Towboat Log: Montrose, IA 1951 Navigation Season

Des Moines Rapids Canal Mississippi River, Drydock Dockages & Cash Account

Aaron J. Tours Lady Mary Sue Records, July 1973

Record of the Steamer Meeker

Mechanical maintenance record, boat unnamed

Log Book of the U.S. Dredge Cahaba

Daily Log of the M/V Elizabeth Ann, December 1974

ACCESS: This is Special Collection P-28. This collection is available for on-site use only in the Rare Book and Manuscripts Reading Room. Some of the collection may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, depending on condition. Researchers are advised to call ahead concerning changes in hours due to University intersessions and holidays. The St. Louis Mercantile Library is located on levels one and two of the Thomas Jefferson Library building. More information about conducting research with the archival collections of the Library, including current building hours and reading room policies, can be found on our Research page.

Preferred Citation note: The preferred citation for this collection is "From the collections of the Herman T. Pott National Inland Waterways Library at the University of Missouri - St. Louis."


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