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Personal, 1904-1968


Scope and Content Note

This series primarily contains correspondence Iselin conducted with friends, potential crew and scientists prior to and including the early years he spent at WHOI, particularly in regard to the construction and staffing of the Atlantis . Among those represented in the correspondence are Henry Bigelow, A.E. Parr, and A.G. Huntsman (Box 31). Iselin’s writing is well represented in this series, as seen in a draft of his narrative about WHOI during World War II (Box 31) and two personal logs of the earliest Atlantis voyages, and a satirical piece about Harold Backus, an early Atlantis engineer.


  • 1904-1968

Language of Materials

From the Record Group:

The records are in



4 boxes (4 lin. ft.)


Folders are arranged chronologically.

Repository Details

Part of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Data Library and Archives Repository