Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917

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Stephen B. Luce was the founder and first president of the Naval War College, Newport, RI.

From the description of Letter, August 25, 1856. [1856] (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 725387880

From the description of Letter, 1878. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 741119897

Luce was the founder and first president of the U.S. Naval War College, Newport, RI.

From the description of Letter, March 28, 1890. [1890] (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 725318734

From the description of Letter, December 6, 1867. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 726167523

From the description of Document, August 20, 1843. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 710824015

From the description of Certificate, April 19, 1917. 1917. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 725258686

From the description of Letter, August 18, 1849. [1849] (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 725379279

From the description of Letter, February 5, 1906. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 739104280

From the description of Document, May 13, 1893. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 710817611

From the description of Certificate, March 18, 1907. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 710817298

From the description of Translation of letter, February 15, 1902. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 710047409

From the description of Certificate, February 28, 1901. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 710043463

From the description of Certificate, January 30, 1892. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 710036811

From the description of Letter, November 12, 1855. [1855] (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 725820653

From the description of Certificate, December 20, 1881. [1886] (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 725827806

From the description of Letter, August 7, 1866. [1866] (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 725309907

From the description of Commissioning certificate, December 3, 1881. [1881] (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 724472476

From the description of Certificate, n.d. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 724493176

From the description of Passport, May 25,1895. [1895] (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 724493260

From the description of Certificate, 1892. [1892] (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 724516590

From the description of Letter, February 14, 1906. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 740478006

From the description of Certificate, October 5, 1885. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 709903478

From the description of Letter, October 13, 1861. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 17898889

From the description of Letter, January 9, 1879. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 17898866

From the description of Letter, October 16, 1863. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 741355224

From the description of Letter, June 8, 1854. [1854] (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 725324040

From the description of Certificate, February 11, 1905. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 710041897

From the description of Certificate, 1892. [1892] (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 725826317

From the description of Certificate, 1855. [1855] (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 725826521

From the description of Letter, November 9, 1855. [1855] (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 725820687

From the description of Photograph, ca.1886. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 724512799

From the description of Reminiscence, July 14, 1866. [1866] (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 725345439

From the description of Signature, September 13, 1887. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 738407494

From the description of Letter, February 15, 1902. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 727139505

From the description of Letter, September 24, 1849. [1849] (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 725319345

From the description of Senate Resolution, March 6, 1862. [1862] (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 724562764

From the description of Letter, July 16, 1862. 1862. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 725228365

From the description of Certificate, March 1, 1893. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 710823372

From the description of Certificate, October 13, 1894. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 710835092

From the description of Letter, December 2, 1907. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 705910057

From the description of Letter, May 23, 1887. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 18168858

From the description of Note, December 12, 1871. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 17928326

Luce was the founder and first president of the Naval War College, Newport, RI, 1884-1886.

From the description of Letter, November 18, 1891. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 706092557

Luce was the founder and first president of the U.S. Naval War College, Newport, RI.

Commodore Blake was Superintendant of the U.S. Naval Academy.

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From the description of Letter, March 1, 1865. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 17898880

Biographical Note

  • 1827, Mar. 25: Born, Albany, N.Y.
  • 1841: Appointed midshipman Duty in USS North Carolina
  • 1842 - 1845 : Duty in USF Congress
  • 1845 - 1848 : Duty in USS Columbus, East India Squadron
  • 1849 - 1852 : Duty in USS Vandalia, Pacific Squadron
  • 1854: Married Eliza Henley
  • 1860 - 1861 : Assistant to the commandant, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.
  • 1861: Duty in USS Wabash, which blockaded the South Carolina coast
  • 1861 - 1863 : Head, Department of Seamanship, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.
  • 1863: Published Seamanship. Newport, R.I.: J. Akinson
  • 1863 - 1865 : Commanded USS Nantucket, USS Sonoma, and USS Pontiac Cooperated with William T. Sherman in the capture of Charleston
  • 1865 - 1869 : Commandant, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.
  • 1869 - 1872 : Commanded USS Juniata, European Squadron
  • 1874 - 1875 : Captain, Boston Navy Yard
  • 1875: Published The Young Seaman's Manual. New York: D. Van Nostrand
  • 1875 - 1878 : Commanding officer, training ship USS Minnesota
  • 1881 - 1884 : Commanded United States Naval Training Squadron
  • 1883: Published Naval Songs. New York: William A. Pond
  • 1884: Appointed first president, United States Naval War College Commanded North Atlantic Squadron
  • 1885: Promoted to rear admiral
  • 1889: Retired
  • 1892 - 1893 : Commissioner general, Columbian Historical Exposition, Madrid, Spain
  • 1901 - 1910 : Special duty, United States Naval War College
  • 1917, July 28: Died, Newport, R.I.

From the guide to the Stephen Bleecker Luce Papers, 1799-1955, (bulk 1842-1912), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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creatorOf Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. Photograph, ca.1886. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
creatorOf Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. Letter, May 23, 1887. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
referencedIn Perkins, George Hamilton, 1835-1899. The Isabel Perkins Anderson collection of the papers of George Hamilton Perkins, 1857-1936. Library of Congress
creatorOf Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. Letter, November 12, 1855. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
referencedIn Aldrich, Nelson W. (Nelson Wilmarth), 1841-1915. Nelson Aldrich microfilm collection, 1777-1930 (bulk 1879-1915) [microform]. Providence College, Phillips Memorial Library, Phillips Memorial Library
creatorOf Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. Letter, February 15, 1902. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
creatorOf Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. Letter, December 2, 1907. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
referencedIn Taylor, H. C. (Henry Clay), 1845-1904. H.C. Taylor papers, 1862-1904 (bulk 1897-1900). Library of Congress
creatorOf Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. Senate Resolution, March 6, 1862. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
creatorOf Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. Certificate, February 28, 1901. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
creatorOf Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. Certificate, 1892. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
creatorOf Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. Document, August 20, 1843. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
referencedIn Albert Gleaves Papers, 1803-1946, (bulk 1877-1937) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. Letter, September 24, 1849. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
creatorOf Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. Letter, August 25, 1856. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
referencedIn Naval War College (U.S.). Naval War College (U.S.) records, 1884-1914. Library of Congress
creatorOf Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. Letter, March 28, 1890. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
creatorOf Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. Letter, August 7, 1866. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
creatorOf Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. Certificate, February 11, 1905. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
creatorOf Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. Letter, January 9, 1879. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
creatorOf Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. Commissioning certificate, December 3, 1881. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
referencedIn Barnes, John S. (John Sanford), 1836-1911. Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1756-1931. New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn Craven, Henry S. Letterbook, August 1882 - October 1883. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
referencedIn Stevens, Thomas Holdup, 1819-1896. Papers, 1823-1895. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. Document, May 13, 1893. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
referencedIn Wadleigh, George H. (George Henry), b. 1842. Papers, 1860-1899. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
creatorOf Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. Certificate, 1892. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
creatorOf Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. Certificate, March 1, 1893. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
referencedIn Mahan, A. T. (Alfred Thayer), 1840-1914. Papers of A. T. Mahan, 1779-1970 (bulk 1890-1914). Library of Congress
creatorOf Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. Reminiscence, July 14, 1866. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
creatorOf Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. Letter, November 18, 1891. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
referencedIn Powel, Mary Edith, 1846-1931. Mary Edith Powel naval historical collection, 1747-1922 (bulk 1890-1899). Library of Congress
creatorOf Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. Letter, August 18, 1849. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
creatorOf Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. Letter, June 8, 1854. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
creatorOf Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. Translation of letter, February 15, 1902. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
creatorOf Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. Letter, October 13, 1861. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
referencedIn Porter, David D. (David Dixon), 1813-1891. Note, [n.d.] Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
referencedIn A T. Mahan Papers, 1779-1970, (bulk 1890-1914) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Hattendorf, John B. Papers, 1973. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
creatorOf Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. Certificate, October 13, 1894. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
referencedIn The Naval History Society Collection, 1721-1995 (bulk 1781-1936) © 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Mary Edith Powell Naval Historical Collection, 1747-1922, (bulk 1890-1899) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. Letter, February 14, 1906. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
creatorOf Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. Passport, May 25,1895. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
creatorOf Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. Certificate, October 5, 1885. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
creatorOf Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. Letter, December 6, 1867. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
creatorOf Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. Letter, October 16, 1863. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
creatorOf Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. Certificate, 1855. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
creatorOf Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. Certificate, January 30, 1892. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
creatorOf Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. Letter, 1878. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
creatorOf Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. Letter, February 5, 1906. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
referencedIn Harwood family. Harwood family papers, 1722-1962. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. Signature, September 13, 1887. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
creatorOf Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. Certificate, n.d. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
creatorOf Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. Certificate, March 18, 1907. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
creatorOf Stephen Bleecker Luce Papers, 1799-1955, (bulk 1842-1912) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (bulk 1820-1888) Houghton Library
creatorOf Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. Certificate, December 20, 1881. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
creatorOf Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. Note, December 12, 1871. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
creatorOf Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. Letter, March 1, 1865. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
referencedIn H. C. Taylor Papers, 1862-1904, (bulk 1897-1900) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Church, William Conant, 1836-1917. William Conant Church papers, 1862-1924. Library of Congress
creatorOf Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. Letter, November 9, 1855. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
referencedIn Russell, Kay,. Papers, 1900-1988. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
creatorOf Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. Letter, July 16, 1862. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
creatorOf Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. Certificate, April 19, 1917. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
referencedIn Henry Cabot Lodge Correspondence, 1877-1924 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
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