Fonds 71004 - Mensing family papers 1872-1964

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Mensing family papers 1872-1964


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2 manuscript boxes (0.8 linear feet)

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Franz Mensing (1843-1911), vice-admiral, German Navy, and his sons, Friedrich Carl (1888-1975), captain, German Navy, and Franz (1890-1918).

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Diaries, logbooks, orders, correspondence, and passports, relating primarily to the journey of Franz Mensing as captain of the S.M.S. Prinz Adalbert, to Asia, Africa, and America, 1883-1885, with the German crown prince Friedrich Carl von Preussen on board from Genoa to Spain, 1883; and to the participation of Friedrich Carl Mensing as courier for the German Admiralstab of the Marine in the World War I German-American negotiations in Switzerland concerning the exchange of prisoners of war. Includes diaries of the Mensings' housekeeper, Anna Schulz, 1899-1906.

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