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Strawbery Banke Museum

Portsmouth, NH

Strawbery Banke Museum 
Thayer Cumings Library and Archives
454 Court Street
P.O. Box 300
Portsmouth, NH 03802


Goodwin Family

Ichabod Goodwin was Governor of New Hampshire at the outbreak of the Civil War. The collection includes papers from his early shipping career as well as a logbook he maintained during his trip on Elizabeth Wilson.  He continued to maintain interests and ownership in several vessels and including whaling ships.


Historic Photograph Collection

The Historic Photograph Collection is made up of a number of sub-collections.  The largest of these are the Garland M. Patch Collection and the Staples-Herald Collection. The Garland M. Patch Collection of over 2,000 images was first begun by Charles H. "Cappy" Stewart and contains many early images taken by two of Portsmouth's best known photographers, Lafayette Newall (1833-1914) and Caleb S. Gurney (1843-1924). The collection of glass plates is one of the largest in the region.  It includes photographs of the Portsmouth Navy Shipyard and USS Constitution undergoing restoration in the early 1920s. Other highlights include USS Kearsarge, Spanish prisoners who were held on Seavey's Island following the Spanish-American War, and other images of sailing ships and the German U-boat that surrendered outside of Portsmouth Harbor.  The Staples-Herald Collection of glass plate negatives and prints from the collection of Walter Cheney Staples (1879-1957) was acquired from the Portsmouth Herald in 1972. The Staples-Herald expanded the Museum's photograph collection into the twentieth century.

3,000 images


Mullen, Isaac S.
Papers, 1859-1861

Ledger kept while on board USS Portsmouth.

1 volume

Published: Thu Jun 26 14:22:25 EDT 2014