• Creator
  • Van Buskirk, Philip C. (Philip Clayton), 1833-1903
  • Created Date
  • 1851-1855
  • Description
  • Philip Clayton Van Buskirk, onetime drummer of marines, Confederate soldier, Mate in the United States Navy and sometime settler on the Snohomish River in Washington led an eventful life and throughout its years was an assiduous diarist. He began a detailed record of daily events in 1851 and continued to keep a diary, almost without interruption until shortly before his death in 1903. Van Buskirk was a drummer on Admiral Perry's expedition to ... more
    Philip Clayton Van Buskirk, onetime drummer of marines, Confederate soldier, Mate in the United States Navy and sometime settler on the Snohomish River in Washington led an eventful life and throughout its years was an assiduous diarist. He began a detailed record of daily events in 1851 and continued to keep a diary, almost without interruption until shortly before his death in 1903. Van Buskirk was a drummer on Admiral Perry's expedition to open Japan to foreign trade. In addition to his comments on daily affairs he consistently prepared and maintained a variety of complex tables recording such diverse data as the weather, his duty status, the condition of his health as well as his moral tenor. He also maintained charts, various chronologies and drew maps and sketches. less
  • Format
  • 24 cm
    Diary