HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID
RG1465.AM: Harry S. Thorpe, 1877-1963
Speech, etc.: 1919; n.d.
England; Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska: Sailor
Size: One folder
Born in England in 1877, Harry S. Thorpe joined the merchant marines and served aboard the merchant ship, Lancaster Castle. He eventually came to the United States and settled in Lincoln, Nebraska. Harry S. Thorpe died in 1963 and is buried in Lincoln Memorial Park.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
The collection consists of one folder containing a typescript speech entitled, “A Tale of the Sea: A Story of the Old Windjammer Days” by Harry S. Thorpe. The speech documents Thorpe’s experiences aboard the merchant ship, Lancaster Castle. Also included is a postcard sketch of the ship and a certificate appointing Thorpe as chairman of the Four Minute Men of Norfolk, Nebraska, in 1919.
Speech by Harry S. Thorpe
Postcard of Lancaster Castle
Certificate for Four Minute Men of Norfolk
Four Minute Men (Norfolk, Nebraska)
Lancaster Castle (Ship)
Merchant seamen — Biography
Thorpe, Harry S., 1877-1963
World War, 1914-1918 — Nebraska — Norfolk
Revised TMM 02-12-2020