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Collection Number: 04647-z

Collection Title: Charles Wesley Battie Papers, 1873-1993

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Size 55 items
Abstract Ship captain Charles Wesley Battie is thought to have been a native of Massachusetts. He married Lizzie Scandlin (1858-1925) and lived with his wife and son, Herbert Scandlin Battie (1884-1942), aboard ship until around 1893, when the family settled in Greensboro, N.C. Sailing charters and other items, 1873-1892, relating to the career of Captain Battie. Materials document the ships he commanded and their cargoes and itineraries. The ships were chartered to carry a wide variety of goods--hardwoods, grain, molasses, sugar, and guano. Battie seems to have sailed chiefly in South American and West Indian waters. Also included are a few letters, 1884-1885, from former employers attesting to Battie's good character; a description written in 1888 by Lizzie Scandlin Battie of the flood she witnessed in Valparaiso, Chile, that claimed many lives; and "The Sailing Career of Captain Charles Wesley Battie," a chronology of Battie's professional life complied by Joseph Lowman in 1993.
Creator Battie, Charles Wesley, d. 1922.
Language English
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No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Charles Wesley Battie papers #4647-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Betsy Caudle Lowman of Chapel Hill, N.C., in February 1993 (Acc. 93019).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Ship captain Charles Wesley Battie is thought to have been a native of Massachusetts. He married Lizzie Scandlin (1858-1925) and lived with his wife and son, Herbert Scandlin Battie (1884-1942), aboard ship until around 1893, when the family settled in Greensboro, N.C.

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Sailing charters and other items, 1873-1892, relating to the career of Captain Battie. Materials document the ships he commanded and their cargoes and itineraries. The ships were chartered to carry a wide variety of goods--hardwoods, grain, molasses, sugar, and guano. Battie seems to have sailed chiefly in South American and West Indian waters. Also included are a few letters, 1884-1885, from former employers attesting to Battie's good character; a description written in 1888 by Lizzie Scandlin Battie of the flood she witnessed in Valparaiso, Chile, that claimed many lives; and "The Sailing Career of Captain Charles Wesley Battie," a chronology of Battie's professional life complied by Joseph Lowman in 1993.

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Processed by: Roslyn Holdzkom, June 1993

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