U.S.S. Peacock (Sloop-of-war), 1814.
U.S.S. Peacock (Sloop-of-war), 1814.

Guide to the Rules and Regulations of the U.S.S. Peacock, [1820]

MS 388

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Descriptive Summary

Photocopy [n.d.] of original in possession of Mrs. G. A. Corson of Dauphin, Pennsylvania.
1 item.
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Rules and Regulations of the U.S.S. Peacock, MS 388
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Scope and Content Note

This volume is a photocopy of the original volume. In addition to the rules and regulations of the U.S.S. Peacock (sloop-of-war), it contains notes on determining dimensions of masts, spars, sails, and rigging; the dimensions of the Peacock's masts and spars; a partial quarter-bill; the station bill, and drawings of ships and flags. The signature "J. Barney" appears at the end of the section containing the Peacock's dimensions. Joshua Barney, perhaps the son of Commodore Joshua Barney (1759-1818), was a midshipman on board the Peacock in 1820, but it is unclear whether this volume was his book.

At a later date, the volume was used as a scrapbook. At least one page was torn out, accounting for the partial quarter bill. Manuscript poems and newspaper clippings obscure in some places the material related to the Peacock. The names that appear on the poems include William Ward, Hannah Ward, and Rufus K. Barrett. According to a later owner's undated note, the Wards were related to Barrett.