Papers of the Rev. Philip Martin concerning his research into the wreck of The Deutschland in 1875

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers of the Rev. Philip Martin concerning his research into the wreck of The Deutschland in 1875 comprising:

  • the typescript of an unpublished essay, 'The Wreck of the Deutschland', 1965.
  • correspondence relating to research for the essay, 1961-5
  • correspondence, mainly with publishers, about attempts to publish his work, 1965-81, with photographs of documents concerning the wreck.

Administrative / Biographical History

Rev. Philip Martin (fl 1961-81).

The Deutschland was a steamship which sailed as part of the Norddeutscher Lloyd weekly packet service between Bremen and New York. On 6 Dec. 1875 The Deutschland ran aground on Kentish Knock in the mouth of the river Thames. 157 passengers, mainly German emigrants, and crew lost their lives. The tragedy inspired Gerard Manley Hopkins to write his poem "The Wreck of the Deutschland."

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Acquisition Information

Given to the Library in 1981.

Note

Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.