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Collection Level Description: Papers of the Rev. Philip Martin concerning his Research into the Wreck of The Deutschland in 1875

Reference: MSS. Eng. misc. c. 809-11
Title: Papers of the Rev. Philip Martin concerning his Research into the Wreck of The Deutschland in 1875
Dates of Creation: 1961-81
Extent: 3 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Rev. Philip Martin

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

Rev. Philip Martin (fl. 1961-81).

The Deutschland was a steamship which sailed as part of the Norddeutscher Lloyd weekly packet service between Bremen and New York. On 6 Dec. 1875 The Deutschland ran aground on Kentish Knock in the mouth of the river Thames. 157 passengers, mainly German emigrants, and crew lost their lives. The tragedy inspired Gerard Manley Hopkins to write his poem "The Wreck of the Deutschland."

Scope and Content

Papers of the Rev. Philip Martin concerning his research into the wreck of The Deutschland in 1875 comprising:

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given to the Library in 1981.

Access Conditions

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/services/admissions/).

Further Information

Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Access Points

Shipwrecks | England | Goodwin Sands

Martin | Philip | fl 1961-1981 | Reverend

Deutschland | passenger ship | 1866-1875


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