VAN STACK, HARRY

Special Collections

Collection ID: SP-10
Location: SP-10

(Description ID: 594115)

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums

Harry Van Stack

SP-10


Introduction
Biographical Sketch
Scope and Content
Inventory

Introduction
The Harry Van Stack Collection was donated to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center in 1963 by Louise Beaulieu Van Stack, widow of Harry Van Stack. Additional information on Van Stack may be found in the Vertical File of the Charles E. Frohman Collection. The Center’s Local History File, in the Library’s Reading Room, contains articles about the convict ship, Success. The Center also holds a copy of the three-part documentary produced in 1998 by photojournalist Phil Dreschler of Channel 11, WTOL-TV of Toledo. Artifacts for this collection were transferred to the Museum whiles books and pamphlets may be found in the Library’s general collection.

Biographical Sketch
The son of missionary parents, Harry Van Stack was born in Transvaal, Africa. He was educated by private tutors at an isolated mission station. Van Stack worked as an author, columnist, courthouse reporter, and lecturer. Many of his travelogue presentations were based on his early African experiences.. While speaking in Lewiston, Maine, Van Stack met his wife, Louise Beaulieu, a school teacher. He continued to lecture throughout New England and write for the Lewiston Journal. Flames of Darkness, Adventures in South Africa, African Reminiscences, Echoes of Sessalong, and Life Aboard a Prison Ship were a few of his published works. Life Aboard a Prison Ship was a compilation of Van Stack’s experiences aboard the convict ship Success where he lectured for twenty years (ca. 1925 to 1943). The Van Stacks eventually settled in Sandusky, Ohio where he continued to lecture and work as a reporter for the Sandusky Register-Star News from 1945-1963. Mrs.Van Stack taught at the Monroe Elementary School. Harry Van Stack died in Sandusky, Ohio October 20, 1963.

Success
The bulk of the Van Stack Collection is devoted to documents, artifacts, and memorabilia related to the ship Success. An East Indiaman built of teak in 1840 in Burma for Cockerell and Co. of Calcutta, the Success carried trade from Southeast Asia to England. Within a few short years, she was transporting settlers to Australia’s Swan River area. But in 1852, the Success’ crew, overtaken by gold fever, abandoned her at Melbourne. The Victorian government soon purchased the vessel along with four others to confine its burgeoning “criminal” population. Moored off Williamstown, the Success first housed prisoners and then women and boys held in government detention.. When the Australian government deemed its “felon fleet” inhumane, the ships were ordered broken up. The Suiccess escaped this fate. She was acquired by Alexander Phillips who converted her into a floating museum, featuring all of the horrors of Australian prison life. Despite his efforts, his venture was less than successful.

Purchased by a syndicate, the Success sailed to England in 1895. She toured ports throughout the British Isles. Curious visitors flocked to the ship to see her cells, torture chambers, and wax figures. Captain D. H. Smith, an American purchased the ship in 1910. He overhauled the vessel in preparation for a world tour. The Success left England on her world cruise April 10th, 1912, the same day the Titanic departed on her maiden voyage. The ship hosted thousands of tourists at hundreds of ports of call throughout the world.

Fact and fiction blurred as her devoted crew of showmen thrilled visitors with horror stories and tours of ghoulish exhibits. Eventually, truth went by the wayside altogether. The Success became known erroneously as the “Convict Ship” that had transported English prisoners to Australia.

In 1915, the Success sailed through the Panama Canal to take part in San Francisco’s Panama-Pacific Exposition. She then toured the West Coast before returning the Panama Canal and ports along the Gulf, the Mississippi, and the East Coast. In 1923, she made her first tour of the Great Lakes.

After a decade on the Great Lakes, the ship found a permanent home at Cleveland, Ohio. Neglected, more than a century old, and no longer seaworthy, the Success was towed to Sandusky, Ohio through the efforts of Harry Van Stack. A South African native, Van Stack had hired on in 1925 as a lecturer. After a heavy storm, the Success settled alongside her moorings in Sandusky. In 1945, her final owner, Walter Kolbe, had her towed to Port Clinton, Ohio. Kolbe hoped to, once again, restore her and dock her permanently near the Erie Islands. While towing the Success to Port Clinton, Ohio, she ran aground. Fall storms, ice, and vandals took their toll. On July 4, 1946, the ship burned to the waterline at Port Clinton, Ohio. 

Scope and Content
The Van Stack Collection consists of early English penal documents (1779-1874), correspondence, news clippings, images (photographs, engravings, and drawings), advertisements, brochures, pamphlets, postcards, articles, posters, signage, and programs related to the Success. The collection’s original material documents only the Success’s years (1902-1945) as a tourist attraction. Its history as a trading vessel and erroneously as a convict ship is described in the numerous articles found throughout the collection. The bulk of the material dates from 1925 to 1943, and was probably preserved by Van Stack from the years he lectured aboard the vessel. Many of the items were generated by the owners and crew for exhibit and advertising purposes as the ship toured the world. To a lesser extent, the collection offers insights into the life and interests of Van Stack. The photograph albums and scrapbooks, created by Van Stack, contain images of the ship’s crew, ports of call, and tourist attractions visited by Van Stack in the U.S. and Canada in the 1920's. It is presumed that many of the newspaper articles preserved in the scrapbooks were written by Van Stack for the Sandusky Register-Star News from 1946 to 1963.

Inventory
Ac. 4188
6 ½ linear ft.

Box 1 - Old Documents:

1. Postmarks, and seals pasted on a sheet.

2. An order committing Private John Kerr of the 50th Regiment under sentence by a garrison court
    martial to His Majesty’s Gaol at Lancaster Castle. October ? Portions missing. Numerous seals
    pasted on back.

3. A warrant authorizing the apprehension’ and committal of Joshua Bryer to the Castle of Lancaster
    by reason of insanity. September 4, 1779.

4. A court order authorizing the transfer of Charles Caldwell from Somersetshire Prison to the gaol in
    Lancaster County. February 12, [1780].

5. A court order sentencing James Astley to His Majesty’s Gaol the Castle of Lancaster, and requiring
    that he be whipped upon the Public Rogues’ Post in Manchester by reason of the
 commission of a
    felony. January 22, [1789].

6. A court order sentencing John Astley to prison, and requiring him to occupy the pillory for one hour
    by reason of  the commission of perjury. August 30, [1794].

7. A court order authorizing the transfer of Henry Burton (otherwise called Henry Barnitt) from Middlesex
    prison to the gaol in Lancaster County. June 12, [1799].

8. A warrant authorizing the committing of James Chadwick to the Castle of Lancaster by reason of
    seditious utterances, and failure to produce sureties. November 3, 1800.

9. A court order sentencing John Wheeler, Henry Draine, Edmund Bradshaw, Samuel Highton, Richard
    Ashley, William Darlington, James Fazaherley, Thomas Valens, and William
 Harley to His Majesty’s
    Gaol the Castle of Lancaster by reason of participation in escapes,
 misdemeanors, and riots.
    Wednesday next after the Octave of Sam’1 Martin [1809].

10. A report from the sheriff (William Hulton?), and the Deputy Clerk of the Crown for Lancashire (T. S.
      Shuttleworth) re prisoners at the Castle of Lancaster. March 24?, [1810]. 
Jackson, printer,
      New-Street, Lancaster. 3pp.

11. A report from the sheriff (William Hulton), and the Deputy Clerk of the Crown for Lancashire (for
      Mr. Thomas Starkie Shuttleworth, R. W. Hopkins) re prisoners at the
 Castle of Lancaster.
      September 10, [1810]. Jackson, printer, New-Street, Lancaster. 3pp.

12. A report from the sheriff (Samuel Chetham Hilton), and the Deputy Clerk of the Crown for 
      Lancashire (T. S. Shuttleworth) re prisoners at the Castle of Lancaster. September 4,
 [1811].
      Printed by John Jackson, New-Street, Lancaster. 3pp.

13. A Calendar of the Crown Prisoners, Confined in His Majesty’s Gaol, the Castle of Lancaster, 
     the 5th Day of March. 1814. Lawrence Rawstorne Esquire, sheriff. Lancaster: Printed by
 John
     Jackson, New Street. 11pp.

14. A court order committing John Arkwright and Elizabeth his wife to His Majesty’s Gaol the Castle
      of Lancaster by reason of a misdemeanor. January 12, [1815].

15. A report from the sheriff (Le Gendre Starkie), and the Deputy Clerk of the Crown for Lancashire
      (T. S. Shuttleworth) re prisoners at the Castle of Lancaster. March 25, [1815].
 (Jackson, printer,
      Lancaster). 3pp.

16. A report from the sheriff (William Townley), and the Deputy Clerk of the Crown for Lancashire
      (T. S. Shuttleworth) re prisoners at the Castle of Lancaster. August 31, [1816].
(Jackson, printer,
      Lancaster). 3pp. Addressed to Thomas Stanley, Esq. Pall Mall, London.

17. A court order detaining William Standring, George Grimshaw, Thomas Leigh, Peter Lever, 
      Matthew Lythgoe, John Williams, George Murray, Samuel Blackshaw, and William flood 
in the
      custody of the keeper of His Majesty’s Gaol of Lancaster by reason of
 misdemeanors, and
      failure to produce sureties. April 3, 1817.

18. A Calendar of the Crown Prisoners, Confined in His Majesty’s Gaol, the Castle of Lancaster,
      the Twenty-Seventh Day of August, 1817. Robert Townley Parker, Esquire, sheriff. Lancaster:
      Printed by J. Jackson, New-Street. 14pp.

19. A report from the sheriff (Joseph Feilden), and the Deputy Clerk of the Crown for Lancashire
      (T. S. Shuttleworth) re prisoners at the Castle of Lancaster. August 15, [1818].
(Jackson, printer).      
      3pp.

20. An order from Lord Sidmouth authorizing the transfer of 7 male convicts under sentence of 
      transportation in the Gaol at Lancaster to the hulk at Woolwich in the river Thames
 (September 8,
      1818), and a receipt (September 19, 1818) from the overseer of the “Justitia”
 for these convicts.

21. An order from Lord Sidmouth authorizing the transfer of 20 male convicts under sentence of 
      transportation in the Gaol at Lancaster to the hulks at Sheerness in the River Medway
 
      (February 16, 1819), and a receipt (February 26, 1819) from J. Hears, captain of the ? for
 
      these convicts.

22. A report from the sheriff (John Walmsley), and the Deputy Clerk of the Crown for Lancashire
      (T. S. Shuttleworth) re prisoners at the Castle of Lancaster. March 20, [1819].
 Jackson, printer,
      Lancaster. 3pp.

23. An order from Lord Sidmouth authorizing the transfer of 13 male convicts under sentence of
      transportation in the Gaol at Lancaster to the hulk in Portsmouth Harbour (September 16,1819),
      and a receipt (September 23, 1819) from Charles Stedman of the “Leviathan” for
 twelve of
      these convicts.

24. A report from the sheriff (Robert Hesketh), and the Deputy Clerk of the Crown for Lancashire
      (R. W. Hopkins) re prisoners at the Castle of Lancaster. March 20, [1820].
 Jackson, printer,
      Lancaster. 3pp.

25. A Calendar of the Crown Prisoners, Confined in His Majestv’s Gaol, the Castle of Lancaster, the
      Twenty Third Day of August, 1820.
Robert Hesketh, Esquire, sheriff. Printed by J. 
Jackson,
      New Street, Lancaster. 14pp.

26. A report from the sheriff (Thomas Richmond Gale Braddyll), and the Deputy Clerk of the 
      Crown for Lancashire (R. W. Hopkins) re prisoners at the Castle of Lancaster. March 24,
 
      [1821]. [Jackson, printer, Lancaster]. 3pp.

27. An order from Lord Sidmouth authorizing the transfer of 11 male convicts under sentence of 
      transportation in the Gaol at Lancaster to the hulks at Woolwich (April 10, 1821), and
 receipts
      (April 18 & 19, 1821) from the overseer of the “Justitia” for these convicts.

28. An order from Lord Sidmouth authorizing the transfer of 5 female convicts under sentence of
      transportation in the Gaol at Lancaster to the General Penitentiary for Convicts at
 Milbank
      (May 8, 1821), and a receipt (May 19, 1821) from the Penitentiary’s Governor for
 these
      convicts.

29. An order from Lord Sidmouth authorizing the transfer of 8 female convicts from the Gaol at 
      Lancaster to the vessel “Mary Ann” under sentence of transportation to New South Wales
 
      (November 17, 1821), and a receipt (November 28, [18213) from the “Mary Ann”’s Chief
 
      Officer for these convicts.

30. A report from the Sheriff (James Shuttleworth), and the Deputy Clerk of the Crown for 
      Lancashire (R. W. Hopkins)re prisoners at the Castle of Lancaster. March 23, [1822].
 
      Jackson, printer, Lancaster. 3pp.

31. A Calendar of the Crown Prisoners, Confined in His Majesty’s Gaol, the Castle of Lancaster,
      the Twenty-First Day of August, 1822. James Shuttleworth, Esquire, sheriff. Lancaster: 
      Printed by John Jackson, New-Street. 23pp.

32. An order from the High Sheriff of the County of Lancaster authorizing the transfer of 22 male
      convicts from the Gaol at Lancaster to the vessel “Leviathan” (August 14, 1824), and
 receipts
      (August 25 & 28, September 11 & 17, 1824) from the “leviathan”’ s first mate,
 and captain for
      these convicts.

33. A court order for the imprisonment of Thomas Leaver in the Castle of Lancaster by reason of
      rioting, etc. August 8, 1826.

34. A court order for the imprisonment of William Winder in the Castle of Lancaster by reason of
      rioting, etc. August 8, [1826].

35. An order from the High Sheriff of the County of Lancaster authorizing the transfer of 19 male
      convicts from the Gaol at Lancaster to the vessel “Retribution” (May 11, 1827), and
  receipts
      (May 24-26, 1827) from the “Retribution”' s overseer for these convicts.

36. An order from the High Sheriff of the County of Lancaster authorizing the transfer of ten male
      convicts from the Gaol at Lancaster to the vessel “Retribution” (May 24, 1827), and
 receipts
      (June 1 & 8, 1827) from the “Retribution”' s overseer for these convicts.

37. A court order sentencing John Dearden, Joseph Hurst’ Joseph Woolley, Benjamin Broadbent,
      Isaac Leach, John Ratcliffe, James Halkyard, Addington Booth, Frederick
 Howarth, James
      Newton, John Hanson, Aaron Jones, George Challender, Henry
 Challender, Samuel Knott,
      John Pollard, and Thomas Booth to His Majesty’s Gaol the
 Castle of Lancaster by reason
      of participation in assaults, misdemeanors, and riots. Friday
 on the Morrow of the Ascension
      of Our Lord [1827].

38. A court order sentencing Thomas Dyson, Joseph Woolley, Robert Garland, Benjamin Clegg, 
      and Isaac Wilde  to His Majesty’s Gaol the Castle of Lancaster by reason of participation in
 
      assaults, misdemeanors, and riots. Friday on the Morrow of the Ascension of Our Lord
 [1827].

39. A court order sentencing Isaac Wilde, Robert Garland, Benjamin Clegg, Joseph Marsland, Enoch
      Dunkerley, John Crosly, Edward Hill, and Thomas Patten to His Majesty’s Gaol the 
Castle of
      Lancaster by reason of participation in assaults, misdemeanors, and riots. Friday
 on the Morrow
      of the Ascension of Our Lord [1827].

40. A report from the sheriff (Henry Bold Hoghton), and the Deputy Clerk of the Crown for Lancashire
      (R. W. Hopkins) re prisoners at the Castle of Lancaster. August 29, [1829] .
Jackson, printer,
      New-Street, Lancaster. 6pp.

41. A warrant authorizing the apprehension of Barney Lenon (December 16, 1829), and a court 
      order committing him to His Majesty’s Gaol in Lancaster County (January 13, 1830) by reason
      of assaulting and escaping from tax collectors.

42. A report from the sheriff (Peregrine Edward Towneley), and the Clerk of the Crown (R. W. Hopkins)
      re prisoners at the Castle of Lancaster. March 5, [1830]. Holme & Jackson,
 printers, Herald Office,
      Lancaster. 8pp.

43. A report from the sheriff (Peter Hesketh), and the Deputy Clerk of the Crown for Lancashire 
      (R. W. Hopkins) re prisoners at the Castle of Lancaster. August 21, [1830]. W. Holme,
 printer,
      New-Street, Lancaster. 6pp.

44. A court order sentencing William Dixon to immediate transportation beyond the seas for the term
      of his natural life by reason of burglary. August 9, [1834].

45. A court order sentencing Thomas Jolly to immediate transportation beyond the seas for the term
      of his natural life by reason of robbery. August 9, [1834].

46. A Calendar of the Crown Prisoners Confined in Her Majesty’s Gaol, the Castle of Lancaster, the
      Twentieth Day of March, 1840.
Thomas Fitzherbert 8rockholes, Esquire, sheriff.
 Lancaster: Printed
      by A. Milner, Church-Street. 23pp.

47. Marriage License, Robert Anthony Maclean and Eliza Heath-Registered at Hobart Town, Tasmania
      (October 17, 1848).

48. Second Report from the Select Committee on Transportation; Together with the Minutes of Evidence
      and Appendix. [Communicated from the Commons to the Lords.] Ordered to be printed 6th June
      1856. 204pp. (w/enclosures)

49. An English penal account re the issuance and receipt of footwear and its components, and leather
      goods. November 6-28, 1874. 6pp.

Clippings:

“Speaking Of” newspaper column (The Sandusky Register-Star News)

50. 1948, 50 pieces
51. 1949, 49 pieces
52. 1950, 51 pieces
53. 1951, 49 pieces
54. 1952, 51 pieces
55. 1953, 52 pieces
56. 1954, 53 pieces
57. 1955, 48 pieces
58. 1956, 23 pieces

From March 25 to October 5 - No columns

59. 1957, 51 pieces
60. 1958, 50 pieces
61. 1959, 52 pieces
62. 1960, 52 pieces
63. 1961, 52 pieces
64. 1962, 52 pieces
65. 1963, 41 pieces

To October 19, 1963 - Died on October 20, 1963.

Engravings:

66. “Hunting the Kangaroo”, 1852
      “Illawarra, a Salt Lagoon”, 1852
      “Mounted Police and Blacks”, [1852]
      “Huron River, - Rocking the Cradle”, 1852
      “Earl Ferrers, Shooting Mr Johnson His Steward”
      “James Hall, (Executed for Murder, 1741)”
      “Mattw. Mahoney, & Chas. White”
      “Prisoners Stopping at the Baptist’s Head in St. John’s Lane, on the Day of Removal 
           From the ? w - Prison to Newgate ?”
     “The South East Prospect of the Chapel Royal of St. Peter in the Tower”
      6 unidentified items.

Pen and Ink Drawing, drawn by Vernon:

67. “Alone on the Ocean”
      “The Black Hole”
      “The Body Iron Punishment”
      “Children Accompanied Their Convict Mothers”
      “The Crouch Iron”
      “Kelly’s Armor”
      “Men Preferred Death”
      “Raised From the Bottom of the Sea”
      “Savages Were Freer Than These Men”
      “The Six Men of Dorset”
      “They Went to Church on Sunday”
      “When Murder was Justified”

Photographs:

68. Photographic negative -A billboard publicizing a visit of the convict ship “Success” to 
      Atlantic City. (removed)

      Photographs of the convict ship “Success” (5).

      Photographs of people waiting to board the “Success” (4).

      Photographs of groups aboard the “Success” (8).

      Miscellaneous photographs (23) - Undated.

      Photograph of an engraving - “The King of Aden Hang ‘d Aboard Soliman Bassus Galley”.

      Photograph of drawings: A woman wearing a muzzle-like device, and the device itself.

      Photograph of a drawing - “A Woman With Her Sucking Infant Tied Together in a Bag”.

      “Board of Inspectors of the Eastern Penitentiary Who Visited the Convict Ship as Guests of
      Director Porter. L to R Robert A. Balfour, Chas. Carver, Dr. Chas. D. Hart, John E.
 Hannifen,
      Cand] Warden Robert McKenty”.

      Cells aboard the convict ship “Success”.

      The compulsory (coffin) bath aboard the “Success”.

      “Prisoner in Crouch Iron - One of the Flogging Frames is Seen at Rear Against the Rail.”|

      The flogging of a prisoner.

       “‘Howard House,’ Mill Street, Bedford (Formerly ‘Howard Cottage’) The Above is the 
       House in Which the Immortal John Howard, the ‘Prison Philanthropist’ Lived then in the 
       Town of Bedford, Where He Used to Preach Occasionally at a Chapel, Now Known as ‘|
       Howard Chapel.’ He also had a Residence at Cardington,1½ Miles from Bedford.
       This
 House Bears an Exceptionally Strong Historic Interest, as at the Back of it, Preach
       When he Lived at Elstow, 1 mile from Bedford. Photograph Presented by
 a Gloucester Visitor”."

       “Home of Thomas and John Standfeld, Where Union Meetings Were Held in 1834, Which Led to
        the Transportation of the Six Men of Dorset”.

       The iron maiden - A torture device aboard the “Success”.

       “The Memorial to the Six Men of Dorset Unveiled by Sir Arthur Henderson, M.P. in 1912 in the
        Village of Tolpuddle’ Dorsetshire, England”.

       “Portland Black Hole” - Group photo aboard the convict ship “Success”.

       Portrait of a man and woman in irons aboard the “Success”.

       “An Historic Prison. Old Yarmouth Gaol. 1790 Ere Sarah Martin & Elizabeth Fry, dtd Noble
       Work as Christian Missionaries.”

       “The Punishment Ball” - A torture device aboard the convict ship “Success”. (2)

       “Taking Exercise on the Convict Ship When the Convict Ship was Used as a Floating 
        Prison, the Convicts Were Permitted One Hour’s Exercise Each Day. For Various
 
        Infractions of the Rules, Numerous Appliances Were Manacled to Them. If a Man
        Attempted to Escape by Jumping Overboard and was Re-captured, He
        Would be
 Compelled to Wear the Iron Straitjacket Depicted Above, and Also to Drag
        a Heavy
 Punishment Ball During His Period of Exercise.”

       Group photo - Louise Quinn, Thos. L. Boyce, Capt. D. H. Smith, Marion York, and John Prola.

       The original safe aboard the convict ship “Success”.

       “Captain D. H. Smith. Commander of the Old British Convict Ship, ‘Success’ on Exhibition at "
       State Street Bridge. It is the Oldest Ship Afloat, Having Been Launched in
 1790, and has
       had a Remarkable Career as Queen Ship of the British Felon Fleet’
  Transporting Prisoners
       from England to Australia for Fifty Years, and Later as a
 Receiving Prison Anchored at
       Hobson’s Bay. She was Raised from the Bottom of
 Sydney Harbor and Sailed from Australia
       to England and Later from England to Boston
 Harbor Entirely Under Her Own Sail”.
   
       Capt. D. H. Smith.

       “The Stocks”.

69. Miscellaneous photographs (11) - Partially dated & 1912?-1925.

      “Fireman William J. Wagner and Lillian Schaefer, With Captain D. H. Smith of the Convict Ship,
      Now at the Battery, Who are to be Married in Condemned Cell 13 on a Friday (June 23rd) to
      Defy Superstition”.

      “Anti-Superstitious: The Convict Ship at the Battery Will be the Scene Today (Friday) of the
      Wedding of Fireman William J. Wagner of Hook and Ladder 107 and Miss Lillian
 Schaefer
      (above) Who Lives Across he Street from the Truck House at 78 New Jersey
 Avenue, Brooklyn.
      They are to be Married in Condemned Cell 13 from Which
 Hundreds of Men Went to Their
      Doom in the Old Prison Days of the Ship.To Prove
 They, Also, are Not Superstitious Bob
      Bernstein and Betty Spector of 452 East 171 St.
  Street Will be Parties to the Ceremony at the
      Same Time. Rev. Thomas R. Lawler of the
 Grace Reformed Episcopal Church of Brooklyn Will
      Tie the Double Knot”.

       “Convict Ship ‘Success’ Providence. R.I. 20/11/12 With Compliments D. H. Smith”.

       “Miss Jeanne DuBrul, the Eighteen Year Old Brooklyn School Girl Who Remained in the Black
       Hole of the Convict Ship, ‘Success’ for Twenty-Four Hours, Chained to a Ring
 Bolt in a
       Stooped Position. The Feat had Never been Accomplished by a Voluntary
 ‘Prisoner’.

      Miss DuBrul was Chosen for her Physical Fitness from a Thousand Applicants Desiring to be
      Called ‘the   Bravest Woman in New York’”.

      “Yours Convicted, Jeanne DuBrul. Black Hole Girl N.Y. 1921”

      “J. J. McNamara from San Quentin Prison N.Y. 1922”.

      “Handcuffed Through the Ring Bolt in the Black Hole of the Convict Ship in the Uncomfortable
      Position Shown Above, Anna Case, 22 Year Old Detroit Girl, Will
 Attempt to Break the World’s
      Endurance Record by Voluntary Imprisonment for
 Twenty-Seven Hours Beginning at One O’clock
      Monday. If she Wins, she Will Receive
 $100.00 Reward Offered by Captain D. H. Smith and This
      She Will Devote Towards a
 Business College Course. Miss Case was Selected from 753
      Applicants Because she
 was Declared One Hundred Per Cent Physically Perfect. Picture for
      Release One P.M.
 Monday July 14”.

      “Anna Case Detroit B[lack] H[ole] 1924”.

       Anna Case in the Compulsory Bath Aboard the Convict Ship “Success”. 

      “Marguerite Townsley - Second Choice In the Event that Miss Case Fails to Remain in the Black
      Hole Twenty-Seven Hours, Miss Townsley Will Attempt the Feat and Thus
 Break the World’s
      Endurance Record. The Black Hole was Considered Worst of the
 Convict Ship Tortures and
      Many Died in the Cell”

       “Henry James Brine, Nephew of James Brine’' One of the Six Men of Dorset Fame. The Only
       Man Alive Today [January 9, 1925] Who Personally Knew All of the Tolpuddle
 Martyrs”.

Miscellaneous:

70. Convict ship “Success”

      Clippings re a visit to Saginaw of the convict ship “Success”. 2 pieces.

      Clippings - 8 drawings re the convict ship “Success”.

         “fifteen Men on a Dead Man’s Chest.”
         “For Stealing a Yard of Linen.”
         “Mutiny!”
         “Put Him in Irons!”
         “The Six Men of Dorset”.
         “To Be Hanged at the Yard Arm”.
         “To Be Transported Over the High Seas”.
         “With the British Broad Arrow”.

     The Convict Ship “Success”: The Last of England’s Famous Felon Fleet. The Oldest Ship Afloat.
     Launched at Moulmein, British India, In 1790, Now Touring the Principal Ports of
 the World as an
     Educational Object Lesson
. Visited by Over Fifteen Million People. 20pp.
 (Official catalog)

      A clipping from the Sarnia Canadian Observer for August 18?, ?. Contains: “Grandson, 
      Trade Union Martyr is Sarnia Resident”, and “Last Chance to See Infamous Convict Ship”
 
      (Incomplete).

      A page from the Boston Sunday Post pictorial section for October 22, 1922.

      Official Catalog: The Convict Ship “Success”: The Last of Enqland’s Infamous Felon Fleet. The Oldest
      Ship Afloat
. Launched at Moulmein, British East India, in 1790. Now Touring
 the Principal Ports of the
      World as an  Educational Object Lesson
. Visited by over Twenty-
One Million People. “n.p.”: Convict
      Ship “Success”,1924.

      A clipping from the Cleveland News for [1928] re the marriage of Miss Ellen Mark and Mr. Robert D.
      Strong aboard the convict ship “Success”.

      A clipping from the Richmond News Leader for November 20, 1929.

      Clipping - “Minor Fire Hits Convict Vessel”. 1938.

      Clipping - “Convict Ship Made Ready for 150th Year on Seas”. 1939.

      Clipping - “To Move Convict Ship to Drydock”. 1939.

      A clipping from the Cleveland News for August 3, 1939 re Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Strong 11 years after
      their marriage aboard the convict ship “Success”.
 

Miscellaneous Clippings:

1. A brochure from the Fingerprint Identification Service Co. (Sandusky) re the “Footprints
    for 
the Future” system. 2 copies. (w/postcard, and envelope).
2. Clippings re South Africa, 8 pieces (1952 & 1960)
3. Poem - “Washington” by Harry Stack. 1953.
4. Book advertisements (3) - Flames of Darkness.
5. Clippings re Sandusky, 7 pieces (1955 & 1958)
6. Notice of Harry Van Stack’s hospitalization. 3/12/56.
7. Clipping - “Sanduskians Recall Epidemic in America”. 11/11/57.
8. Clippings re U. S. currency, 2 pieces (1957 & 1958)
9. Clippings - Court house news, 2 pieces (1958)
10. Clipping - “Lincoln Thrills Three Ohio Farm Boys”. 2/12/58.
11. Clipping - “Surrender of General Lee 93 Years Ago Related in Account by Local Woman”.
      
April 9, 1958.
12. Program “Annual Examination of the Sandusky High School. March 14th and 15th, 1861.
      
Order of Exercises.” 1p.
13. A clipping from the [Toledo Blades] for January 9, 1971. A portion of the “Zip Line” column 
      re the convict ship “Success”. 2 copies.

 Correspondence:

71. To D.H. Smith
      From Eugene N. Foss, Governor dtd Boston, Massachusetts, Oct. 28, 1912. 1p TL

      To D.H. Smith
      From Henry Fletcher, Mayor dtd Providence, Rhode Island, Nov. 18, 1912. 1p TLS

      To D.H. Smith
      From R.J. Pothier (?) Governor dtd Providence, Rhode Island, Nov. 20, 1912. 1p TLS

      To D.H. Smith
      From Clifford B. Wilson, Mayor dtd Bridgeport, Connecticut, Aug. 25, 1913. 1p TLS

      To D.H. Smith
       From ?, Mayor dtd Norfolk, Virginia, Dec. 5, 1913. 1p TLS

      To D.H. Smith
      From Wm. Hodges Mann, Governor dtd Richmond, Virginia, Jan. 22, 1914. 1p TLS

      To D.H. Smith
      From James H. Preston, Mayor dtd Baltimore, Maryland, June 18, 1914. 1p TLS

      To D.H. Smith
      From Edwin W. Abbott dtd Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Sept. 25, 1914. 1p TLS

      To Collector of Customs (San Francisco)
      From N.S. Parley dtd Dept. of Commerce, Washington, D.C., Feb.5, 1915. 1p TL

      To Collector of Customs (San Francisco)
      From E.T. Chamberlain dtd Dept. of Commerce, Washington, D.C., Feb. 5, 1915. 1p TLS

      To D.H. Smith
      From Frank K. Mott, Mayor dtd Oakland, California, Apr. 27, 1915. 1p TLS

      To D.H. Smith
      From Charles Whitman dtd Albany, New York, Nov. 8, 1916. 1p TLS

      To D.H. Smith
      From S.M. Russell dtd Louisville, Kentucky, Sept. 14, 1917. 3p TLS

72. To Mr. Heerey
      From Chas. E. Childers dtd Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 10, 1919. 1p TLS plus an
         8 page
 manuscript

      To D.H. Smith
      From Webster Achey dtd Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Oct. 4, 1920. 3pp TLS

      To D.H. Smith
      From Webster Achey dtd Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Oct. 4, 1920. 3pp TLS (copy)

      To D.H. Smith
      From Frederick W. Donnelly dtd Trenton, New Jersey, Oct. 14, 1920. 1p TLS

      To D.H. Smith
      From John L. Hylan, Mayor dtd New York City, New York, May 2, 1922. 1p TLS

      To D.H. Smith
      From John L. Hylan, Mayor dtd New York City, New York, May 2, 1922. 1p TLS (copy)

      To D.H. Smith
      From William S. Flyn, Governor dtd Providence, Rhode Island, June 14,1923. 1p TLS with enclosure

      To D.H. Smith
      From William S. Flyn, Governor dtd Providence, Rhode Island, June 14, 1923. 1p TLS 
         with enclosure (copy)

      To D.H. Smith
      From Bernard F. Brough, Mayor dtd Toledo, Ohio, May 1, 1924. 1p TLS

      To D.H. Smith
      From W.J. Lynch, Harbour Master, dtd Chicago, Illinois, Oct. 19, 1925. 1p TLS with
          enclosure

73. To D.H. Smith
      From W. Frank Dunn dtd Chicago, Illinois, May 15, 1926. 1p TLS

      To D.H. Smith
      From H.L. Dollinger dtd South Haven, Michigan, Sept. 8, 1926. 1p TLS

      To Mr. Mortimer
      From Mrs. John Glazbrook dtd Chicago, Illinois, Oct. 20, 1926. 1p ALS

      To Harry Van Stack
      From D.H. Smith dtd Worthington, Indiana, Apr. 2, 1927. 2p ALS

      To D.H. Smith
      From J.J. Beckeman dtd Detroit, Michigan, July 26, 1927. 1p TLS

      To Homer (Harry) C. Wooten, Captain
      From H.N. Spaulding, Governor dtd New Hampshire, Aug. 9, 1927. 1p TLS

      To D.H. Smith
      From Dept. of Public Service dtd Cleveland, Ohio, May 1, 1928. 2p TLS

      To D.H. Smith
      From John M. Gill dtd Oswego, New York, Aug. 26, 1928. 1p TLS

      To HVS
      From D.H. Smith dtd New Haven, Connecticut, Mar. 30, 1929--telegram

      To D.H. Smith
      From N. Joseph Houghton dtd Alexandria Bay, New York, Sept. 4, 1928. 1p TLS

      To Charles D. Gaither
      From D.H. Smith dtd Yonkers, New York, Sept. 4, 1929. 1p TL

      To D.H. Smith
      From Charles D. Gaither dtd Baltimore, Maryland, Sept. 6, 1929. 1p TLS

      To D.H. Smith
      From Charles D. Gaither dtd Baltimore, Maryland, Sept. 6, 1929. 1p TLS (copy)

      To D.H. Smith
      From C.E. Hines dtd Worthington, Indiana, Oct. 23, 1929. 1p TLS

      To HVS
      From D.H. Smith dtd (no place) Jan. 19, 1930. 1p ALS

      To HCW
      From George Akerson dtd The White House, May 16, 1930. (also a photographic copy
         of the same item) 1p TLS

      To Convict Ship “Success”
      From Wm. J. Conway dtd New York, July 14, 1930. 1p TLS

        To HCW
         From H.K. Latley (?) dtd Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 16, 1930. 1p TLS

74. To Dear Captain (Wooten)
       From Lawrence Jontzen dtd Cleveland, Ohio, Feb. 16, 1932. 2p ALS

      To HCW
      From James ?, Whitehead & Hoag Company dtd Boston, Massachusetts, July 15, 1932. 
         1p TLS

      To HCW
      From ?, Office of the Governor dtd Augusta, Maine, July 20, 1932. 1p TLS

      To Dear Captain (Wooten)
      From Lawrence Jontzen dtd Cleveland, Ohio, Aug. 24, 1932. 2p ALS

      To HVS
      From D.H. Smith dtd Cleveland, Ohio, Oct. 1, 1932. 4p ALS

      To Mr. Jontzen
      From HCW dtd Portland, Maine, Oct. 2, 1932. 1p TL

      To Mr. Jontzen
      From HCW dtd Portland, Maine, Oct. 5, 1932. 1p TL

      To Dear Bert
      From HCW dtd Portland, Maine, Oct. 6, 1932. 1p TL

      To Registrar of Voters, Los Angeles, California
      From Homer C. Wooten, Portland, Maine, Oct. 6, 1932. 1p TL

      To Mr. Jontzen
      From HCW dtd Portland, Maine, Oct. 12, 1932. 1p TL

      To Mr. Jontzen
      From HCW dtd Portland, Maine, Oct. 15, 1932. 1p TL

      To Dear Captain (HCW)
      From Lawrence Jontzen dtd Cleveland, Ohio, Oct. 19, 1932. 1p ALS

      To Mr. Tho. Mowhinny
      From HCW dtd Portland, Maine, Oct. 21, 1932. 1p TL

      To Master of Convict Ship
      From Fred Boyce dtd Portland, Maine, Oct. 25, 1932. 1p TLS

      To Convict Company, Inc.
      From Nutting & Wells, dtd Boston, Massachusetts, Oct. 28, 1932. 1p TLS

      To Mr. Jontzen
      From HCW dtd Portland, Maine, Oct. 28, 1932. 1p TL

      To Convict Company, Inc.
      From Nutting and Wells dtd Boston, Massachusetts, Nov. 3, 1932. 1p TLS

      To Mr. Jontzen
      From HCW dtd Portland, Maine Nov. 7, 1932. 1p TL

      To HCW
      From Lawrence Jontzen dtd Cleveland, Ohio, Nov. 8, 1932. 1p TLS with enclosure

      To Mr. Jontzen
      From HCW dtd Portland, Maine, Nov. 12, 1932. 1p TL

      To HCW
      From J.H. Edward dtd Portland, Maine, Nov. 29, 1932. 1p TL

      To Mr. Jontzen
      From HCW dtd Portland, Maine, Dec. 21, 1932. 1p TL

      To Mr. Jontzen
      From HCW dtd Portland, Maine, Dec. 30, 1932. 1p TL

      To Dear Captain (HCW)
      From F.J. Jontzen dtd Cleveland, Ohio, Jan. 11, 1933. 2p ALS

      To Mr. Jontzen
      From HCW dtd Portland, Maine, Jan. 14, 1933. 1p TL

      To Mr. Stanley Osborne
      From HCW dtd Portland, Maine, Apr. 21, 1933. 4p TL

75. To HVS
      From Lawrence Jontzen dtd Cleveland, Ohio, Mar. 5, 1938. 1p TLS

      To HCW
      From Osborn & Lange, Limited (Insurance) dtd Montreal, Canada, May 23, 1933. 2p TLS

      To HVS
      From HCW dtd Chicago, Illinois, May 19, 1936. 1p TLS

      To HCW
      From F. Jontzen dtd Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 16, 1936.2p ALS

      To HCW
      From Ray R. Love (Construction) dtd Muskegon, Michigan, May 22, 1937. 1p TLS

      To W.J. Meagher Company
      From HCW dtd Bay City, Michigan, July 11, 1938. 1p TLS

      To Frank Jontzen
      From City Clerk dtd Wyandotte, Michigan, Aug. 11, 1938. 1p TLS with enclosure

      To HCW
      From R.L. Christenson (Kohler Company) dtd Detroit, Michigan, Aug. 18, 1938. 1p TLS

      To HVS
      From Frank J. Jontzen dtd Cleveland, Ohio, Mar. 13, 1939. 1p ALS

      To HVS
      From F.J. Jontzen dtd Cleveland, Ohio, Apr. 30, 1939. 1p ALS

      To HVS
      From Lawrence Jontzen dtd Cleveland, Ohio, May 10, 1939. 1p ALS

      To HVS
      From Lawrence Jontzen dtd Cleveland (May, 1939) Monday Morning. 1p ALS

      To HVS
      From F.J. Jontzen dtd Corpus Christi, Texas, May 12, 1939. 2p ALS

      To HCW
      From Captain F.J. Crestensen dtd Baltimore, Maryland, June 19, 1939-telegram

      To Mr. Jontzen
      From Rene’ Belbenoit dtd Costa Rica, Feb. 17, 1940. 1p TL

      To HVS
      From Richard S. Balch (?) dtd Washington, D.C., May 17, 1940. 1p ALS

      To HVS
      From Ralph W. Tillotson dtd Buffalo, New York, Oct. 7, 1941. 1p TLS

      To HVS
      From Stanley Osborne dtd Akron, Ohio, Mar. 17, 1943. 5p ALS

      To HVS
      From F. B. Voegele (material re Libby Prison) dtd Pontiac, Michigan, Sept. 12, 1945. 4p. ALS

      To HVS
      From Rene’ Belbenoit dtd Lucerne Valley, California, Dec. 29, 1954. 1p TLS

      To F.J. Jontzen
      From E.L. Cook dtd Victoria, Australia, Apr. 26, 1955. 1p TLS

      To F.J. Jontzen
      From E.L. Cook dtd Victoria, Australia, Feb. 20, 1956. 1p TLS

      To HVS
      From Bob Frank dtd Sandusky, Ohio, May 11, 1956. 1p TLS

      To HVS
      From E.L. Cook dtd Victoria, Australia, Sept. 23, 1957. 1p TLS

      To HVS
      From Irving Davids dtd San Diego, California, Sept. 23, 1957. 4p ALS

      To HVS
      From E.L. Cook dtd Victoria, Australia, Jan. 22, 1958. 1p TLS

      To Dear Louise
      From Lee (Belbenoit?) dtd Jan. 14, 1961. 2p TLS

      To HVS
      From E.L. Cook dtd London, England, Sept. 1, 1961. 1p TLS

      To HVS
      From E.L. Cook dtd London, England, Sept. 26, 1961. 1p TLS

      To HVS
      From E.L. Cook dtd London, England, Nov. 14, 1961. 1p TLS

      To HVS
      From E.L. Cook dtd London, England, Nov. 28, 1961. 1p TLS

      To Mrs. Janet Coe Sanborn (Editor of Inland Seas)
      From W.H. Evans dtd Sandusky, Ohio, Jan. 4, 1962. 1p TLS

      To Mrs. HVS
      From Ethel G. Swanbeck dtd Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 23, 1963. 1p TLS

      To HVS
      From E.L. Cook dtd London, England, Mar. 13, 1964. 1p TLS

      To D.H. Smith
      From William Hodges Mann (copy) dtd Richmond, Virginia, n.d.. 1p TL

      To Wilson Line, Inc.
      From D.H. Smith dtd Washington, D.C., n.d. 1p TLS

      To “Dear Mr. _”

      A form letter about joining the ship’s crew in the Depression years. 1p TL

Box 2 - Old Documents:

Folders:

1. Picture of Lancaster Castle Gaol and a warrens issued at St. James on Feb. 16, 1790.
    On the
  back of the picture is an indictment against Samuel Blackshaw for inciting a riot
    on Easter,
 March 10, 1817
2. Calendar of crown prisoners confined in Lancaster Gaol, August 14, 1809
3. Calendar of crown prisoners confined in Lancaster Gaol, May 25, 1812
4. Delivery of the Gaol of the Sovereign George III, 3 pages, ca. 1817
5. Order to remove 24 male convicts from Lancaster Gaol dtd June 12, 1821
6. Order to remove 19 male convicts from Lancaster Gaol on the Hulk Retribution dtd
    Nov. 15,
1824
7. Order to remove 10 male convicts from Lancaster on the Hulk Do1phin dtd May 11, 1827
8. Calendar of crown prisoners confined in Lancaster Gaol, Aug. 20, 1828
9. Delivery of the Gaol of the Sovereign George IV, of prisoners held at Lancaster, March 6, 
    11th year of the reign(ca. 1831) 6 pages
10. Conviction of Jacob Riley for Burglary, to be transported Aug. 9, 1835
11. Marriage license between John James Plummer and Mary Elizabeth Armstrong in the
      Diocese of Tasmania. Nov. 19, 1847
12. Sketch on a card telling about the Rev. Robert M. McCheyne’s interest in prisoners; he
      was
 a minister of St. Peters, Dundee, Scotland, 1813-1843
13. Three seals:
          Small square of parchment paper with a seal dtd 1804
          Two seals--“Insolvent Debtors Court”
14. The King against Thomas Dickinson, ca. 1826
15. Death Certificate of Mark Fiddler, executed Aug. 16, 1875

Books and Pamphlets:

16. Pamphlets from when the ship was in Cleveland, Ohio (12)
      Catalogues about the chip, Chicago, 1933 (22)
      “Thumbscrew & Rack”
      Four souvenir booklets in the shape of the Iron Maiden
     “Adventures in South Africa” 

Clippings (Newspaper):

17. “Ship Exhibited Forty Years”, July 30-Herald ?

      “Convict Ship in Buffalo for Inspection”, Aug. 30, 1923-The Buffalo ?

     “No Hard-Boiled Men on ‘Success’”, Portland Evening (2 copies)

     “Old Convict Ship Rots At Sandusky”, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Sunday, June 11, 1944
      Section, June 18, 1946 (three copies)

     “Skipper of Mayflower II Once Toured Prison Ship ‘Success’”, Sandusky Register, June 17, 1937
      (four copies)

     “Here From Devil’s Isle”

     The Sinn Feiner, July 23, 1921.

     “Manuscript Written 1789, Hidden On Convict Ship Success, Reveals Secret of Royal Stolen Ruby”,
      The Boston Traveler, Apr. 6, 1923 toured

     “Convict Ship Hard Aground”, April, 1946

     “Convict Ship News”, (two copies)

     “Ceremony Here Marks 20th Year of Success in American Waters”

     “Men At Work Following A Disaster At Sea”

     “Wiggin and Fernald Win First Prizes in Merrill Contest”

     “Convict Ship Crew of Two Enjoying Quiet Winter”

     “Convict Ship to Leave Next Week”

     “The Good Ship Success Waits for High Tide”

     “Old Convict Ship to Leave Sandusky”, August 29, 1945

      Advertisement to meet Rene’ Belbenoit aboard the Success

     “Portrait of Countess Von Luckner”

     “Rene’ Belbenoit Famous Author”

     “The Brine Family”

     “Convict Ship Made Ready for 150th Year on Seas”, 1939

     “Great Lakes Historical Museum Has Fascinating Marine Exhibits”

     “Say Boat Grounded”

     “Escapee of Devil’s Island to Appear on Sunday Program” (three copies)

     “On Tour With Ernie Pile”

     “Speaking of Folks and Facts” column by Harry Van Stack, Mar. 7,1959

     “R-S-N Writer Aboard Ship 20 Years: ‘Success’ Then Went Aground in Sandusky”, Feb. 6, 1956

Clippings (Magazine):

18. “Australia and the Success”, Inland Seas, April 1947, p. 106-112

      “News of Books and Authors”, Jan.-Feb., 1940 

Photographs:

19. Stern view of the old Success in port before being open to the public Captain D.H. Smith and the
      old ship as she looks today

      The Convict Ship in Dry Dock

      Actual photo of convict ship under full sail entering Boston Harbor

      Part of the crew at New York

      Executing a prisoner in the Iron Maiden

      Ladies Day in Boston, Massachusetts, 1922

      The Broad Arrow, England’s penal mark

      The Iron Maiden (2)

      Flogging with a Cat-o-Nine Tails

      The Coffin Bath

      The Murder of Captain John Price

      Tier of Cells, lower deck

      The haunted cell

      The wedding in the condemned cell for a $200 prize

      John Boles, Rene’ Belbenoit, H. Van Stack and Old Jim the Giant Killer on board the Success

      Full view of the ship with British broad arrow on the sails

      The old ship’s safe, part of the windlass and the old leaden plunger pump

      Ned Kelly’s Armour

      The Dungeons Dark and Drear

      Wearing the Body Iron

      The Compulsory Bath or the Coffin Bath

      Giving the Prisoner the Cat

      The Crouch Iron

      Various Means of Punishment

      The Old Ship on her way from Portland, Maine to Chicago and the lecture staff in Portland

20. Captain David Smith and the crew

      Types of punishment and the safe

      Five Miscellaneous pictures (the cannon, the port hole, the square bow, the teak wood carvings
      and the ship’s hull

      Photo of the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, no place given, nd.

      Eight snapshots (in an envelope) of the ship and crew

      One negative advertising the ship

      Snapshot of the ship in Sandusky, Ohio between 1943 and 1945

      Photo of a man behind bars

      Harry Van Stack

      On exhibition in Sandusky, fall of 1938

      Harry Van Stack and an unknown man

      Spring of 1943, the ship in Sandusky, Ohio

      Harry and his wife, 1942

      Crew at Portland, Maine, 1932

      Harry Van Stack, Rene’ Belbenoit and Stanley Osborne

      Three pictures of Count Luckner

      Birthplace of Harry Van Stack, Transvaal, South Africa

      Henry James Brine, 1925

      Crew at Portland, Maine 1933

      Full view of ship (two copies)

      Captain Smith at the table of the ship

      View of the ship

      The crew

      One pencil drawing of the ship

      A broadside advertising the Convict Ship Success, mounted on cardboard

Souvenirs:

21. Ten picture postcards

      Two pieces of cardboard with the words “Convict Ship”

      Two paper pictures of the ship

      One large cardboard picture of the ship

      Stationary and envelopes

      Twelve Souvenir Photographs in a folder

      Card with “Graf Felix v. Luckners ‘Vaterland’”

      Two cardboard pictures of the ship (small)

22. Twenty-six licenses

23. Financial papers and agreements, 1928-1936

24. Miscellaneous empty forms

25. Daily Numbers Books:

         June 27, 1942-July 31, 1942
         August 1942
         September 1942
         October 1942
         n.d.

26. Ledger beginning June 1942

27. Two statements of income and expenses for the season, 1923-1928
      Expenses for the period, Jan. 1, 1943-March 20, 1943

Miscellaneous Items:

28. Statement of Master of Vessel Regarding Changes in Crew Prior to Departure, May, 1933

      News Releases:

  • Last Week for Convict Ship
  • Now on Exhibition at Cleveland, Ohio
  • Release for Saturday’s Newark Paper
  • Exclusive Sunday Feature, Holland
  • Story of the To1puddle Murders
  • Article about Count Felix v. Luckner      

     Ports Visited by the Convict Ship

     Instructions for Ship’s Pump

     Speech by Captain H.C. Wootin, for Station WOR, July 7, 1931

     Rough Draft of an article by Harry Van Stack

     Questions and Answers About the Ship, 4pp

     Cards (18) with names on them

     Joy’s Weekly Sunbeam, June 4, 1929 (2)

     “How the Sunbeam Came to Be”

     Immigration Certificate, Montreal, Canada, May 20, 1930

     Photo of the above certificate

     Master’s Oath of Allegiance, May 15, 1918

     Coasting Manifest, June 9, 1917

29. Picture of “Success” anchored in Woolloomooloo Bay, Sydney, Australia, 1870.

      Autographed B&W photo of K. Muller, New York, 1930.

      Autographed B&W photo of HVS and Baron G. Von Koohenbar, n.d.

      B&W photo of HVS in Mexico, n.d.

      B&W photo of HVS and John Boles shaking hands, 1939.

      B&W photo of HVS and his wife Gloria, 1942.

      B&W photo of HVS in San Antonio, Texas, n.d.

      Autographed B&W photo of “Pawnee Bill,” Oklahoma, 1938.

      B&W photo of unidentified young man dressed in cowboy garb.

      B&W photo of HVS and Rene’ Belbenoit, n.d.

      Autographed B&W photo of Felix Count Luckner, Nov. 6, 1931.

      Autographed C&W photo of Charley “the Bos’un” (M. L. Mopelia), New York, June, 1931.

      B&W photo of lecture staff aboard Convict Ship “Success,” Portland, Me., 1932.

      Mounted B&W photo of Capt. David H. Smith and two friends (unidentified), Providence, 
      Rhode Island, Nov. 30, 1912. Wm. Mills & Son, Providence, R. I., photographer.

      B&W photo of Harry Van Stack, n.d. W/notation on verve.

      B&W snapshot of unidentified man in overcoat and hat standing in front of a snow bank, n.d.

      B&W snapshot of Convict Ship “Success” shown on exhibition at foot of Jackson St., 
      Sandusky, Ohio, Fall, 1938.

      Colored picture of the “Success” cut from a postcard.

      Large B&W picture of the “Success,” n.d.

      Colored photo of the “Success” on glass encased in a wooden frame, n.d.

      Damaged B&W group photo aboard the “Success,” n.d. Photo by John Mueller, Room 729, 
      Star Bldg., Washington, D.C.

      Postcard of the “Success” in Newark, N. J., n.d. Two smaller B&W photos of the “Success” 
      laying on her side in Sandusky, O., 1945 appear at the top left and right.

30. Autograph of Lowell Thomas, Dec. 8, 1935.

      Miscellaneous photos, drawings, etc.

Box 3 - Photo Album

1. One photo album containing personal Van Stack photos of the ship, crew, and U.S. and Canadian
    tourist attractions. (1925-1929)

2. Scrapbook, 55pp.
    Contents include clippings about Sandusky, Ohio area ca. 1945-1946 (possibly written by 
    Van Stack). re: auto title certificates; common pleas court, grand jury, township trustee,
  and
    U. S. district court proceedings; the convict ship “Success”; the Huron Grange, and
 river
    bridge; real estate taxes, and transfers; the sale of tax stamps; and Sandusky’s
 Company
    “E” of the Ohio State Guard; and Harry Van Stack’s “Court House”newspaper
  column for
    1945-July 19, 1946.
 
    Note: Some items pasted in out of chronological order.

3. Scrapbook, 53pp. (w/clippings laid in)
    Contents include clippings about Sandusky, Ohio and Ohio area ca: 1940's) re accidents;
    agriculture; the automobile; court and grand jury, proceedings (the trials of Mrs. Florence
    Noyes and George McKinley Sexton, etc.); driver’s licenses; education; Erie County, Ohio;
    fashion; health, police, political, and postal matters; Hiroshima; housing; the hunting season;
    the Huron River bridge; labor union activitiesmusic; the Ohio Association of County Clerks;
    parks; real estate transfers; the sale of tax stamps; Sandusky, Ohio; thefts; traffic safety; the
    Trojan Powder Co.; Vermilion, Ohio; veterans; voter registration; water conservation; and
    the weather; Harry Van Stack’s “Court House” newspaper column for July 20, 946-August 14,
    1947; and U. P.  news  wires.
    Note: Some items pasted in out of chronological order.

4. Scrapbook, 1945-1946, 46pp. (w/clippings laid in)
    Contents include anecdotes; announcements; clippings re accidents; agriculture; animals; the
    armed forces; Army Day; athletics; the Atlantic Charter; births; butter and sugar shortages; cars,
    motorcycles, and trucks; the Christmas season; church, governmental, health, penal, police,
    political, and postal matters; the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; civic organizations; clubs;
    conferences, and meetings; the convict ship “Success”; court, grand jury, & township trustee
    proceedings; crimes; deaths; Brigadier General Robert L. Denig; drainage ditch projects;
    education; elections; Erie County, Ohio; a fiscal survey made by the Ohio Public Expenditure
    Council; funerals; the Grange; horse racing; the Huron River Bridge bond issue; the issuance of
    marriage licenses; law firms; Lend-Lease aid; Charles A. Lindbergh; the Margaretta News;
    Memorial Day observances; microscopic writing (Frederick D. Schaefer, “Master of Minuscule”);
    the “Normandie” (ship); the Office of Price Administration; the Ohio State Guard; parks; Gen.
    George S. Patton, Jr.; prisoners of war; Ernie Pyle; real estate transfers; recreation; road
    improvements; safety; the sale of Vlar, and Victory bonds and stamps; Sandusky, Ohio and
    surrounding communities; Sears, Roebuck and Co.;soil erosion; taxes; train travel; the Trojan
    Powder Co.; U. S. O. junior hostesses; the U. S. peace delegation to the United Nations
    Conference in San Francisco; veterans; Victory and Navy Day; V-E Day; the Victory Loan drive;
    the War Price and Rationing Board; the Washington Monument; the weather; welfare; and the
    year 1945; columns (“City Briefs”, “In Service”, “Speaking Of”, “With the Services”, and “These
    Days” by George E. Sokolsky); corrections of previous articles; drawings, maps, and photographs
    from newspapers; editorials; a financial report; and a proclamation.
    Note: Some items pasted in out of chronological order.

5. Scrapbook, 1945-1947, 45pp. (w/enclosures)
    Contents include clippings re Berlin Heights (Ohio), calendars, dogs, Erie County (Ohio), the “G. I.
    grave racketeer”, juvenile delinquency and the Sunday school in the United   States, Lake Erie,
    Milan (Ohio), the National Guard, St. Patrick’s Day, Sandusky (Ohio), sea gulls, soil conservation,
    tuberculosis,and the Washington Monument; Harry Van Stack’s “Speaking Of” column for
    1945-1947 from the Sandusky Register-Star-News (gaps); editorials; a poem; and human
    interest stories.
    Note: Some items pasted in out of chronological order.

6. Scrapbook, 1946-1947, 49pp. (w/clippings laid in)
    Contents include an advertisement; announcements; clippings re the abacus; accidents;
    agriculture; aid for the aged; air transportation; the American Humane Association; the armed
    forces; the automobile; Berlin Heights, Ohio; blind persons; broadcasting
 companies; the
    calculating machine; cats; cattle rustling; the “Challenger” (passenger
 boat); church, and labor
    union activities; clubs; the convict ship “Success”; the cost of
 city government; court proceedings;
    crimes; the Ducal Palace (Venice, Italy); Easter; 
Thomas A. Edison; education; the 80th
    Congress; Erie County, Ohio; the Federated
 Humane Societies of Ohio; the finger print system
    of identification; fires; Henry Ford;
 gardens; the Grange; health, penal, police, political, and postal
    matters; housing; the
 Huron River bridge bond issue; the issuance of marriage licenses;
    letter-writing;literary,
 musical, and theatrical endeavors; the Margaretta Community Fair; the
    Margaretta News;
 Memorial Day observances; Mother’s Day; Norwalk, Ohio; the Ohio State
    Protective
  Association; Ottawa Co., Ohio; Paris, France; Peiping, China; Pitcairn Island; real
    estate
 transfers; the sale of tax stamps; Sandusky, Ohio; seagulls; the steamer Put-In Bay; 
    suicides; Booth Tarkington; traffic safety; the U. S. Marine Band; veterans’
 organizations;
    Washington’s Birthday; and the weather; Hal Boyle and George E.
 Sokolsky columns, drawings,
    human interest stories, letters to the editor, obituaries, and
 photographs from newspapers;
    and corrections of previous articles.
    Note: Some items pasted in out of chronological order.

Box 4 - Clippings:

1. The Lewiston Journal Magazine section for February 24, 1940.
    Contains: “Spending the Winter on a Ghost Ship” by Harry Van Stack, pp. 1-2 & 8.

2. The Lewiston Journal Magazine section for March 2, 1940.
    Contains: “Spending the Winter on a Ghost Ship -Hazards and Near Tragedies ‘Keeping Ship’
    on ‘Success’” by Harry Van Stack, pp. 6-7.

3. The Lewiston Journal Magazine section for March 9, 1940.
    Contains: “Comedies, Tragedies of Life Aboard World’s Oldest Ship” by Harry Van Stack, 
    pp. 2, 4 & 10.

4. The Lewiston Journal Magazine section for March 16, 1940.
    Contains: “Celebrities of the Amusement World Who Have Been Our Guests on Board the 
    ‘Success’” by Harry Van Stack, p. 10.

5. The Lewiston Journal Magazine section for March 23, 1940.
    Contains: “Celebrities in Many Fields Who Have Been Our Guests on Board Convict Ship” by
    Harry Van Stack, p. 10.

6. The Lewiston Journal Magazine section for March 30, 1940.
    Contains: “Our Companion Ship, Admiral Byrd’s City of New York” by Harry Van Stack,
    pp. 4, 8 & 10.

7. The Lewiston Journal Magazine section for April 6, 1940.
    Contains: “Houdini Breaks Out of Convict Ship Cell -Black Hole Contests, Weddings’ Other
    Stunts” by Harry Van Stack, pp. 6-8.

8. The Lewiston Journal Magazine section for April 13, 1940.
    Contains: “Old Salt from Portland, Me., Revisits the Convict Ship, Success” by Harry Van Stack,
    pp. 2 & 10.

9. The Lewiston Journal Magazine section for April 20, 1940.
    Contains: “Old Jim on the Convict Ship Relates the Dance of the Fishes of Gold” by Harry 
    Van Stack, pp. 2 & 4.

10. The Lewiston Journal Magazine section for April 27, 1940.
      Contains: “Old Jim, on Board Convict Ship, Tells How Spirit of Dead Sweetheart Came to Him” by
      Harry Van Stack, pp. 2 & 8.

11. The Lewiston Journal Magazine section for May 4, 1940.
      Contains: “More Yarns Spun by Old Jim on Board Convict Ship Success” by Harry Van Stack,
      pp. 2, 4 & 6-7.

12. The Lewiston Journal Magazine section for May 11, 1940.
      Contains “Old Jim, Guest on Board Success Tells About His Big ‘Wrassle’” by Harry Van Stack,
      pp. 2 & 4.

13. The Lewiston Journal Magazine section for May 18, 1940.
      Contains: “Old Jim Tells How He Stopped a Fight as He Leaves the Success” by Harry Van Stack,
      p. 2. Also a picture of Rene’ Belbenoit, and Harry Van Stack, p. 8.

“The Members of the Protestant Association of London, Westminster, Southwark, & c, Peaceably
Proceeding to the House of Commons, on Friday June 2, 1780, (In Consequence
 of Which Being
Previously Advertised, Upwards of 40,000 Persons had Assembled in St. 
George’s Fields, in the
Morning, to Attend the Procession) With Their Petition Which was
 Carried by Mr. Hodgkinson, and
Presented to the House by Their President Lord George
 Gordon, Praying For the Repeal of the Acts
Lately Passed in Favour of the Roman Catholics;
 on Which Occasion the Mischievous Emissaries
of the Papists, Taking Advantage of the
 Opportunity, Caused the Subsequent Insurrections & Riots,
That the Odium Might Be
 Thrown on the Protestants: Whereby the Most Awful Outrages Were
Perpetrated, & Lord 
George Gordon was Committed Close Prisoner to the Tower, as the Principal
Abettor of the 
Riots, But Who was Honorably Acquitted By a Respectable Jury at Westminster Hall, 
Feb, 6, 1781, to the Entire Satisfaction of All Real Friends to Civil & Religious Liberty, and
 the
Protestant Cause. Nor was There Ever One Single Person Either Convicted, Tried, or
 Even
Apprehended, on Suspicion of Being Accessary, or Any Ways Abetting in the Riots, 
Who was a
Member of That Respectable Body, the Protestant Association.”

Multiple copies of Success catalogs.

Glass negative of the ship “Success”.

“From Maine to Mexico” - A series of articles which appeared in the Lewiston Journal

Scrapbook No. 9, 1936-1937

Illustrated Magazine section from March 25-July 8, 1939.

1. “With Harry Van Stack From Maine to Mexico” (March 25, 1939).

2. “From Maine to Mexico With Harry Van Stack -- Mammoth Caves, Kentucky” (April 8, 1939).

3. “From Maine to Mexico With Harry Van Stack -- Mammoth Caves, Kentucky” (April 15, 1939).

4. “Harry Van Stack Contrasts Light-Hearted Negro Share-Croppers With }prose Louisiana 
     Swamp Cajuns in ‘Maine to Mexico’ Adventurings” (?, 1939).

5. “Old Missions and Texas Rodeo - With Harry Van Stack Prom Maine to Mexico” (May 6, 1939).

6. “Missions and Rodeo -- Harry Van Stack Sees a Texas Rodeo on its Home Field” (May 13, 1939).

7. “Mexico ~ Land of Quaint Contrasts” (June 3, 1939).

8. “Mexico -- Land of Quaint Contrasts” (June 10, 1939).

9. “Harry Van Stack From Maine Guest of Pawnee Bill, Companion of Buffalo Bill; Visits Buffalo
    Ranch, Old IndianTrading Post and Prehistoric Burial Pits” (June 17, 1939).

10. “Harry Van Stack Follows the ‘Old Chisholm Trail’ to Abilene on his Maine to Mexico Trip”
      (June 24, 1939).

11. “Harry Van Stack Visits Mark Twain’s Home in ‘Maine to Mexico Wanderings”, (July 1, 1939).

12. “Harry Van Stack Ends Journeyings in Henry Ford’s Greenfield Village” (July 8, 1939).

Box 5 - Scrapbooks

1. Convict ship “Success” - Scrapbook No. 1, 244pp. Material laid in - Removed, and filed in
    10 numbered folders. 1912-1914, 1917, 1919, 1921-1923, 1926 & 1931.
    Contents include advertisements; anecdotes; a bill and receipt; a brochure re the New York 
    DailyNews; clippings re “black hole” contests (Miss Jeanne DuBrul, 1921; and Miss Mary
 
    Martin, 1925), the “Cell 64” (solitary confinement) contest (John J. McNamara, 1922),
 Captain
    James Cook, crew members, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, famous visitors on board 
(Governor
    Foss, Massachusetts; Mayor John F. Hylan, New York City; Kaiser Wilhelm; 
King Edward VII;
    Eugene O’Brien, movie star; and Winter Garden girls), flogging, ghosts on
 board, William
    Jones (the last surviving prisoner of the convict ship “Success”), the New Y
ork Daily News
    Real Lift Fund (aided veterans of W. W. I), New York prisons and prison
 ships during the
    American Revolution, Ohio penitentiary conditions, the 132nd birthday
 anniversary of the
    “Success”, prison reform, the Six Men of Dorset, Captain D. H. Smith,
 Owen Suffolk (an
    English author who served a seven year sentence on board the “Success”), 
the transportation
    of Irishmen, U. S. Marine enlistments on board, visits to Baltimore/
Boston/Buffalo/Chicago/
    Cleveland/ Elizabeth (N. J.)/Erie/Memphis/Newark/New York City/
Norfolk/Philadelphia/
    Pittsburgh/and Seattle, and the voyage of a convict ship to French
 Guinea (1921); editorials;
    human interest stories; letters; letters to the editor; a movie
  magazine cover; notes; notices;
    the
 Official Metropolitan Guide (New York City) for the weeks of May 7, May 14, May 21
    (covers only) & May 28, 1922; photographs from
 magazines and newspapers; poetry; a postcard;
    a printing plate; a publicity card re the 
Sinn Feiner; a questionnaire from the Junior Borough
    League (Brooklyn, N. Y.); scraps; and
 want ads.
    Notes:
         Some blank pages.
         Some items pasted in out of chronological order.
         Some pages missing.

Box 6 - Scrapbooks

    Convict ship “Success” - Scrapbook No. 3. 296pp. Material laid in - Removed, and filed in 4
    numbered folders 1921-1922, 1924-1927, 1929-1933 & 1936.
    Contents include advertisements; anecdotes; announcements; the Balaban & Katz Magazine 
    (Issues of June 1, 1926-2 copies & June 15, 1926); brochures; the Charlestown (Mass.) News
 
    for May 27, 1932 (4 copies); a circular; clippings re the annual Michigan Automobile Tour
 (1926),
    “black hole” contests (Miss Jeanne DuBrul' 1921; and Miss Mary Martin, 1925),
 books on the
    old British penal system, the Chicago Daily News’ boys night on the convict
 ship “Success”, the
    Chicago Herald and Examiner Sports and Thrift Club, the Chicago Junior Journal Club, the Chicago
    Tribune Free Ice Fund, convict ship beauty contests (1925
 &1927), convict ship figurehead
    painting contests for redheads (1925 & 1927) the convict 
ship punishment for losers of a
    World Series bet (1925), crew members, the Detroit Free Press Fresh Air Fund, Daniel
    Donovan (a prisoner on board the “Success”), famous visitors on board (Chicago and
    Detroit amusement park attractions and stage stars; Governor Alexander J. Groesbeck,
    Michigan; Kaiser Wilhelm; King Edward VII; and Snub Pollard, movie star), the first English
    police force, "For the Term of His Natural Life” (Australian film),  the Illinois Children’s Home
    and Aid Society, Ned Kelly (Australian outlaw), John J.
 McNamara, marriage ceremonies
    performed on board, prison reform, publicity “stunts”, the
 Six Men of Dorset, Captain D. H.
    Smith, the U. S. S. Dubuque, visits to Boston/Charlevoix
 (Michigan)/Chicago/Detroit/Green Bay/ 
    (Wisconsin)/Holland (Michigan)/Mackinac Island
 (Michigan)/Manistee (Michigan)/Manitowoc
    (Wisconsin) Michigan City (Indiana)/
Milwaukee/Muskegon (Michigan)/ Newark/Newport/New
    York City/Providence/Racine
 (Wisconsin)/St. Joseph (Michigan)/Sheboygan (Wisconsin)/South
    Haven (Michigan)/and
 Toledo, the Wisconsin News/Chicago Herald and Examiner/and Toledo
    Blade convict ship
 essay contests for school children (1924, 1925 & 1927), and women prisoners
    on board the
 “Success”; coupons; the cover of the Black Hawk News for October, 1925; editorials;
    an 
envelope; the Goss Combination Press  for June, 1933 to November, 1933 (Printed on the 
    Goss “Combination Press” at A Century of Progress); a joke; letters; letters to the editor; the
    Official Metropolitan Guide for the week of May 28, 1922; photographs from magazines and 
    newspapers; a poster; the Reformatory Herald for September  27, 1929, October 25, 1929, 

    December 6, 1929, February 14, 1930, April 25, 1930, July 18, 1930, September 12, 1930, 
    November 21, 1930, and February 13, 1931 (Published by the Kansas State Industrial 
    Reformatory, Hutchinson, Kansas); scraps; This Week in Chicago for October 4 to October
 10,
    1925, October 11 to October 17, 1925 (covers only), May 9 to May 15,1926, May 16 to
 May 22,
    1926 (2 copies), May 23 to May 29, 1926 (2 copies), May 30 to June 5, 1926 (2
 copies), June 6
    to June 12, 1926, in June 13 to June 19, 1926, and June 20 to June 26, 1926;
  tickets; train
    schedules (Chicago and North Western Line, Michigan Central, and Michigan
 Electric Railway
    Lines); and want ads.
      Notes:
         Some blank pages.
         Some pages missing.

Oversize:

Large poster advertising the Convict Ship “Success,” Port Huron, Mich., n.d. (3).

Large poster advertising the Convict Ship “Success,” Sandusky, Ohio, n.d.

Smaller multi-colored poster advertising the Convict Ship “Success,” Washington, 7th St. Wharf,
n.d. w/drawing of woman on the verso; same, Cleveland, O., E. 9th St. Pier, n.d.

Small B&W placard advertising for sale-- “The History of the Ancient Australian Convict Ship
‘Success’ and Its Most Notorious Prisoners.”

Five display signs for the following instrument used on board the “Success:” man trap, leg irons
with chains, iron straight jacket, the ancient bridle, and the old ship’s safe.

Twelve placards with cartoon-like drawings illustrating the history of the “Success” and the
dreaded convict labor system.

Large wall calendar with newspaper clippings, etc. pasted on the front. W/notation on the verso-
“Convict ship best pictures for lectures given by ‘Van’.”

Two page article about Rene’ Belbenoit and Devil’s Island mounted on poster board, taken from
Life Magazine, n.d.

A placard publicizing a New York City visit of the convict ship “Success” under the auspices and
for the benefit of Seamen’s Church Institute.

“U. S. Admiral’s Daughter Visits the Convict Ship”.

“Society Plays at Being Prisoners on the Convict Ship ‘Success’”.

A page from the Chicago American for July 10, 1933. Contains “Labor’s Fight Recalled by Convict
Ship”.

A page from the Muskeqon Chronicle for June 12, 1937. Contains an advertisement publicizing
a visit of the convict ship “Success”.

Clipping from the American Weekly for September 6, 1942. “Thar’ She Blows!” by Cap’n Lester A.
Mosher. Chapter III. Incomplete.

The [Toledo] Blade Sunday Magazine for September 4, 1966. Contains: “The Infamous Ship
Success” by McLeod Orford, p. 16.

The [Toledo] Blade Sunday Magazine for October 31, 1971. Contains: “Justice Evermore and the
Gentle Man in Cell 24” by Dwight Boyer, pp. 10-12, 14 & 16-19.

“Time and Tide Finally Conquer Convict Ship”, Toledo Blade Peach.

Pages 1-2 of the Saginaw News, January 26, 1938.

Pages 1 and 2 of the Vacationland Piolet, April, 1946.

“Labors Fight Recalled by Convict Ship”

“Historian Pens Biography of Star”, Jan. 21, 1962.

“Convict Ship Launches Legend”, Cleveland Plain Dealer Pictural Magazine, Feb. 5, 1956
(3 copies)

“The South Dorset Liberal Monthly” (contains an article about the Six Dorchester Labourers,
June 1912.

“The Hell on Devil’s Island” by W.B. Courtney, Colliers, Sept. 28, 1940 (2 copies)

“The Infamous Ship Success”, Blade Sunday Magazine, Sept. 4, 1966.

“The False Iron Maiden of Nuremberg and the Reality”, Illustrated London News, Nov. 29, 1930.

The Great Lakes Journal, July 1937, “World’s Oldest Ship on Lakes”.

“Another Route to the East”, Dec. 10, 1940

PBOW News, Sandusky, Ohio, April 3, 1943 (2 copies).

Poster - Convict ship “Success”.

Large Poster Advertising the Convict Ship (40)

Certificate of Admeasurement, Oct. 8, 1929

“Two Success Songs” (music & words) (3).

“Devil’s Island Locks Up Fame As Resort”, Plain Dealer, Dec. 6, 1970.

“Ocean Hell: Lesson in Prison Reform”, Nov. 12, 1977.

Convict ship “Success” - Scrapbook No. 2, 31pp. Material laid in - Removed, and filed in
folder. 1918-1919, 1921 & 1925.
Contents include advertisements; anecdotes; clippings re “Anzac Day” (1921), “black hole”
contests (Miss Mary Martin, 1925), crew members, Daniel Donovan (a prisoner on
  board the
“Success”), ex-Kaiser Wilhelm, the Fatherless Children of Prance, the Fresh
  Air Fund of the
Newark Female Charitable Society, Ned Kelly (Australian outlaw),
 Marine recruiting on board,
Captain John Price, prison reform, the Six Men of Dorset,
 Captain D. H. Smith, visits to Albany
Chicago/Elizabeth (N. J.)/Newark/and Pittsburgh,
 and C. D. Westbrook (spent 18 months on
board the “Success” when it was used as a
 storage place for torpedoes); editorials; the Fineview
Record for April, an index; and
 photographs from newspapers.
Notes:
         Portions of some clippings missing.
         Some clippings pasted in out of chronological order.

Large B&W picture of the Convict Ship “Success.”

Scenes from the Convict Ship “Success,” mounted.

Oil painting of the “Last Voyage” of the Convict Ship “Success.” M. Brant artist, n.d.

Artifacts: Transferred to the Museum:

Sketch of Devil’s Island and the house of Dreyfus showing Royale and St. Joseph Islands 
mounted on a board; autographed by Rene’ Belbenoit, Sept. 3, 1939. F. /Lepugnoli artist.

Smaller sketch of Devil’s Island mounted on a board showing Dreyfus’ houses autographed by
Rene’ Belbenoit. F. /Lepugnoli artist.

Books and Pamphlets Transferred to Library:

1. Mundy, Lt. Colonel Godfrey Charles. Our Antipodes: or, Residence and Rambles in the
    Australasian Colonies. With a Glimpse of the Gold Fields. 3 vols. London: Richard  Bentley,
    New Burlington Street, 1852. Vol. I lacking.

2. Gayll, Arthur. The History of Botany Bay. Printed and published by the Bulletin Newspaper
    Company Limited, 24 Pitt-Street, Sydney, New South Wales, [1888]. 64pp. Inscription:
    “D. H. Smith County Hotel Lancaster”.

3. Men of Sandusky. Those Whom You Meet in the Business and Professional Walks of the
    Main Commercial Gateway to the Great Lakes. Sandusky: C. S. Van Tassel, 1895. 68pp.

4. Clarke, Marcus. Stories of Australia in the Early Days. London: Hutchinson & Co., 1897.
    200pp. pp. 17-30, 53-58 & 191-192 are missing.

5. McCall, Art, and Zorn, Pete, editors, and compilers. Golden Anniversary, 1902-1952:
    Providence Hospital of Sandusky, Ohio. Sandusky: Stephens Printing Corp., [1952]. 15pp.

6. Van Stack, Harry. Flames of Darkness: A Story of the South African Veldt. New York:
    Vantage Press, Inc., 1954. (2 copies) Inscription: “My best Wishes to Mr. Watt Marchman
    Sincerely, Mrs. Harry Van Stack 1/30/65"

7. Van Stack, Harry Echoes of Sessalong South Africa Cleveland The Tower Press, 1943.

8. Van Stack, Harry Poems of Ra Matlo. Cleveland The Tower Press, 1943.