Letter to the Board of Trustees of Seamen's Harbor [Sailors' Snug Harbor], from John Oman, December 24, 1869

Handwritten letter from John Oman, to the Board of Trustees at Seamen's Harbor [Sailors' Snug Harbor], regarding his eligibility to be admitted to the Snug Harbor. Oman states that he had lost a leg in an accident in 1860 and has his leg taken at the Seamen's Fund and Retreat, by Dr. [Thomas Clarkson] Moffatt. Oman explains that at the time he was entitled to receive benefit from the Harbor, but his brother in Liverpool wished to support him instead. Since then Oman's brother has died, and now does not have the means to support himself sufficiently, and as such he is seeking aid from the Snug Harbor. Received while Captain Thomas Melville was governor of Sailors’ Snug Harbor.
Name: Oman, John
Role: Author
Type Of Resource

The collection is on permanent loan at the Stephen B. Luce Library of SUNY Maritime College. The Sailors' Snug Harbor records are the Property of the Trustees of the Sailors’ Snug Harbor.

Origin Info
Date Created: December 24 1869
Place: Dunnet (Scotland)
letters (correspondence)
Physical Description
extent: 23.3 x 37.6 cm
Digital Origin: Reformatted digital