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Catalog Number 2003.38.84
Object Name Log, Ship's
Accession number 2003.38
Description The log of the Orita that set sail in October of 1918 from New York to London.

On the first page of the book 'Florence S. Marlette 304 W. 16 Grand Island, Nebraska' written in blue pen. Pages five through twenty-six contain the official log of the ship starting on Friday, October 11, 1918 and ending on October 26, 1918. Each day is broken down into two synopsis of the events that took place on the ship; one for the hours before noon and one for the hours after noon. Florence is mentioned in the afternoon synopsis of Sunday, October 20, 1918. Two songs are written on pages twenty-seven and twenty-eight and come from a song contest that took place during the trip over. Page twenty-nine has a thank you to the crew of the Orita by the ladies of the Red Cross. Page 30 has a poem titled EVnoi. Pages thirty-one through thirty-nine contains the list of American Red Cross personnel that were on the ship in alphabetical order. Florence is the eleventh name on the list.

From the service of PFC Clarence A. Marlette Company B, 18th Infantry, 1st Division, then Headquarters Company, 1st Replacement Depot, then Sergeant in the American Red Cross, and the service of Florence S. Battershill, stenographer with the American Red Cross.
Date July, 1919
Year Range from 1919
Year Range to 1919
Subjects Ships
Log book
Travel
Search Terms American Red Cross
Title The Log of the Orita