Harry S. Thorpe [RG1465.AM]


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.


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


Subject headings:

Four Minute Men (Norfolk, Nebraska)

Lancaster Castle (Ship)

Merchant marine

Merchant seamen — Biography


Thorpe, Harry S., 1877-1963

World War, 1914-1918 — Nebraska — Norfolk


Revised TMM      02-12-2020


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