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James V. Alfriend Family Papers


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Filing Cabinet Manuscripts

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James V. Alfriend Family Papers, 1946, 1959 | Sargeant Memorial Collection

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Title: James V. Alfriend Family Papers, 1946, 1959Add to your cart.

ID: 001/01/MSS 0000-357

Primary Creator: Alfriend, James V. (1866-1951)

Extent: 1.0 Folders

Arrangement: Arranged by record type.

Date Acquired: 11/24/2014

Subjects: Baker Salvage Company, Colombia--Description and travel, Magdalena River (Colombia), Victoria J. Peed

Forms of Material: Correspondence, Narratives (document genres), Photographs

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Correspondence, photographs, and a narrative written by James V. Alfriend. The narrative was written by Alfriend to commemorate his 80th birthday; it relates the author's experiences as a 15-year-old boy in Norfolk, Virginia and his five-month adventure to South America on the tug Victoria J. Peed.

Biographical Note

James Vickery Alfriend was born around May 1866 in Petersburg, Virginia. He married Marie L. Hume on November 25, 1896 in Norfolk, Virginia. Together they had three children: two daughters and one son. Alfriend worked as a bookseller and salesman. He and his family lived in Norfolk, Virginia until around 1915, before moving to Baltimore, Maryland, then Rochester, New York, and finally settling in New Haven, Connecticut. Alfriend died in Oklahoma on April 28, 1951. He was buried at Kings Highway Cemetery in Milford, Connecticut.

Subject/Index Terms

Baker Salvage Company
Colombia--Description and travel
Magdalena River (Colombia)
Victoria J. Peed

Administrative Information

Repository: Sargeant Memorial Collection

Access Restrictions: This collection is open to all researchers.

Use Restrictions: The status of copyright for these materials is governed by Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U. S. C.). Copyright restrictions may apply.

Acquisition Source: Unknown

Preferred Citation: James V. Alfriend Family Papers, MSS 0000-357, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.

Processing Information: Processed December 19, 2015.

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Folder 1: James V. Alfriend Family Papers, 1946, 1959Add to your cart.
Item 1: Correspondence, James V. Alfriend, Jr. to Louis T. Jaffe, 1946 May 24Add to your cart.
Item 2: Correspondence, Harold Sugg to James V. Alfriend, Jr., 1959 January 13Add to your cart.
Item 3: Narrative, "Down Caribbean Way" by James V. Alfriend, 1946Add to your cart.
A typed memoir of Alfriend's 1882 nautical travels with the Baker Salvage Company to the island of Salamanca in Colombia.
Item 4: Photograph, James V. Alfriend, 1946 May 19Add to your cart.
Item 5: Photograph, James V. Alfriend, undatedAdd to your cart.

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Slover Library
235 Plume Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23510
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