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A note at the top of the document indicates "from record of American and foreign shipping."

Collected research correspondence regarding Mary Celeste

Collection contains correspondence related to Mary Celeste research in 1973, between Irving Deale and Ernest Dodge, Joseph Howerton, J.S. Harley, Audrey Logie, Stephen Orr, John Lochhead, Keith Matthews, Milton Gustafson, Valerie Simpson, H.M. Puddington, C.P. Lambert, Felix Pizzarello, George Orr, C. MacKinnon, Caroline Jarvis, Sandra Hopkins, and others.

Copies of historic documents regarding the Mary Celeste

File contains copies of the Amazon bill of lading (1862); Windsor Insurance Company policy for Albert Dewis (1865); Attorney General's Office petition regarding Amazon (1867); the Amazon account of crew changes (1866); the Amazon shipping certificate (1868); information from Lloyd's List (1872); Gibraltar letter from Solly Flood (1873); a Gibraltar report from Dr. J. Patron (1873); shipping records for Amazon (1874; 1887; 1889) and Mary Celeste (1873-1877) with abbreviations; and a charted course for Mary Celeste (undated).

Copy of the Mary Celeste 1872 salvage hearing in Gibraltar

Item consists of a facsimile of the original December 18, 1872 court document regarding the mystery of the Mary Celeste, undertaken at the Vice Admiralty Court of Gibraltar, before Sir James Cochrane Knight, Judge and Commissary, and collected in the 1970s by Irving Deale.

Further research correspondence regarding Mary Celeste

Collection contains correspondence related to Mary Celeste research in 1974, between Irving Deale and Dave Taylor, Gilbert Collicott, Marjorie Robb, Francis Ruzicka, Thomas Raddall, Caroline Jarvis, John Lochhead, Michael Joseph, James How, R. Baden Powell, Howard Gottlieb, Milton Gustafson, Theresa Cederholm, Tatiana Ruzicka, Sandra Hopkins, Stanley Spicer, Philip C.F. Smith, among others.

Irving Deale collection

  • MS-2-518
  • Collection
  • 1862 - 1974
Collection consists of documents, photographs, correspondence and manuscripts relating to Irving Deale's research on the Mary Celeste.

Deale, Irving Thomas

Manuscripts about the Mary Celeste

File contains manuscripts by Robert Lester Dewis (1950, 1953); Alphonse Deveau (1968); George S. Bryan (undated); and Irving Deale's manuscript titled "A personal account of an interesting story, or a funny thing happened on the way to an antique shop " (1973).

Photographs of artwork of Mary Celeste

File includes photographs of artwork of the Mary Celeste by Rudolph Ruzicka, Leslie Victor Smith, and John Worsley; a painting of the Amazon ship; and models of the Mary Celeste held at the Atlantic Companies, Mariners Museum, and Mystic Museum.

Photographs relating to Mary Celeste

File includes photographs of Joshua Dewis at Refugee Cove; a 1967 Mary Celeste stamp; Captain Robert W. McLellan's gravestone; Joshua Dewis' gravestone; Sarah Briggs' harmonium; and Mary Celeste plaque at Spencer's Island.

The Mary Celeste : the odyssey of an abandoned ship

File contains a booklet titled "The Mary Celeste : The odyssey of an abandoned ship" published by The Atlantic Companies in 1942. File also contains an undated poster regarding the Mary Celeste from Walter De Wolfe's Craft Shop.

The mystery of the Marie Celeste : [manuscript]

Item consists of a facsimile of a passage from J. Alphonse Deveau's 1968 book "La ville francaise" related to the mystery of the Mary Celeste, with an accompanying English translation (likely undertaken by Irving Deale).