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Tyler, Robert Ogden (1831-1874) [Register for the blockade runner Hetiwan of Charleston, South Carolina]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05987.34 Author/Creator: Tyler, Robert Ogden (1831-1874) Place Written: Charleston, South Carolina Type: Document signed Date: 20 May 1862 Pagination: 1 p. ; 53.5 x 40.6 cm.

Partially printed document. Marked at top as "No. 46 Permanent." The register says the "Hetiwan" is owned by George A. Trenholm of Charleston, South Carolina and that Alexander Robertson is the ship's master. The schooner has measurements of: 59 feet 4 inches in length, 26 feet 10 inches in breadth, and 6 feet 4 inches in depth. She weighs 65 tons. Signed in the margin by Robert Tyler, W.F. Colcock as collector of the port, and John Laurens as a naval officer. Listed in Parrish & Willingham 10031.

Parrish & Willingham 10031.

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