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William Mason Post Diary

Identifier: M630

Scope and Contents

Collection contains a diary that describes voyages between Mobile, Ala. and New York on brigs: Mobile, Magnolia, and Metamora and the ship Hector. Includes some family records 1801-1900.


  • February 27, 1843-February 26, 1844

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

William Mason Post was a sailor and shipmaster; at sea 1840's to ca. 1870; then settled in Fort Collins, Colo. area. B. December 10, 1823; Conn. D. December 10, 1915; Ft. Collins, Colo. Went to sea at age 13 as a cabin boy (1836). 1861-1864 he was master and executive officer of the the Union's store ship "Relief" and the gunboat "Sonoma". Elected alderman in Fort Collins, Colo.


1 envelope(s) (1 volume)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Dr. T.E. Griffin, Jr., 1968.


Former call number: CMSS -M630 M68-440.

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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