Statement by J. [John] B. Tullock, inmate of Sailors' Snug Harbor, January 6, 1888

Handwritten statement by John B. Tullock, inmate of Sailors' Snug Harbor, stating that he has "a spinal complaint" and detailing the circumstances of his injury in 1840, when he fell on the "Sunderland brig Dorethy" and ended up in the hospital ship Dreadnought and then at home in Shetland. He explains that the injury he received on his last voyage, the bark Amelia, in 1874, aggravated that old injury. He mentions having visited Dr. Josselyn, of Utica and finally requests a cushion, as the hard chairs are causing him pain. Written while Captain Gustavus D. S. Trask was the governor of Sailors' Snug Harbor. The paper is badly wrinkled and warped.
Name: Tullock, John B., -1902
Role: Author
Institutional Affiliation: Sailors' Snug Harbor (Institution)
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: January 6 1888
Place: New Brighton (New York, N.Y.)
letters (correspondence)
Physical Description
extent: 22.7 x 30.5 cm
Digital Origin: Reformatted digital