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Case histories of boys on school ship George M. Barnard [Massachusetts Nautical School (1867-1872)]

Part of: Massachusetts Nautical School (1867-1872)

Case histories of boys on school ship George M. Barnard, 1864-1872.

2 volumes
Call no.: HS8.06/855X

Scope and Content: The Nautical Branch of the State Reform School, known as the Massachusetts Nautical School from 1867, was authorized in 1859 and in operation in Boston and later New Bedford between 1860 and 1872. Delinquent boys were instructed in seamanship and navigation, and if successful, transferred to outside shipping.  Case histories document students’ background, stay at, and discharge from the institution, for those berthed on the ship George M. Barnard, acquired in 1866.
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically
Notes: Deposited in the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College, May 7, 1976.  Transferred to Archives, November 11, 1982. Spine title: Register school ship Geo. M. Bernard. Volume 1: 1864-1869 (no. 1-806). Volume 2: 1869-1872 (no. 807-1150)
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