Barnes, John S. (John Sanford), 1836-1911

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John Paul Jones is among the most romantic and written-about figures in Revolutionary history. His raising of the first American flag aboard a naval vessel in 1776, his response to the British call to surrender Bon Homme Richard of "I have not yet begun to fight," and his victory aboard that vessel over Serapis in 1779 are elements of American nation-building with almost mythic significance. John Sanford Barnes's Jones collection was a product of his general interest in naval history (with a focus on heroic exploits) magnified by an often-mentioned family connection with Jones's contemporaries Admiral Barry (q.v.) and Commodore Bainbridge (q.v.): John Sanford Barnes's wife's grandfather James Hayes was a nephew of and adopted by John Barry; his wife's mother was Bainbridge's daughter, Sarah Bainbridge Hayes.

From the description of John Paul Jones Collection, 1776-1976 (bulk 1907-1930). (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 479935957

A naval commander who saw service during the Civil War, John Sanford Barnes (the son of General James Barnes) was related by marriage to both Commander Bainbridge and Admiral Barry. He devoted his later life to collecting naval memorabilia; his manuscript collections and library formed the basis of the collections of the Naval History Society, of which he served as the first president.

From the description of John Sanford Barnes Collection, 1822-1915. (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 479520831

Cooper's "History" provides a perfect setting for the physical manifestation of Barnes's lifelong interest in naval history and memorabilia, citing as it does every major naval engagement and personality. This work, when considered together with the Miscellaneous Manuscripts, US Navy: Officer's autograph letters, and John Paul Jones collections within the Naval History Society's collections, is material evidence of Barnes's passion for collecting and its meticulous documentation.

From the description of James Fenimore Cooper Collection, 1890, undated. (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 480185444

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referencedIn Sarah Orne Jewett correspondence, 1861-1930. Houghton Library
referencedIn The Naval History Society Collection, 1721-1995 (bulk 1781-1936) © 2011 New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Barnes, John S. (John Sanford), 1836-1911,. US Navy: Officers' ALS Collection, [before 1910]. New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn Naval History Society. Naval History Society Collection, 1721-1993 (bulk, 1781-1936). New-York Historical Society Library
creatorOf Barnes, John S. (John Sanford), 1836-1911,. James Fenimore Cooper Collection, 1890, undated. New-York Historical Society Library
creatorOf John S. Barnes letters, 1889 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Naval History Society Records, 1907-1943 (bulk 1909-1936) @ 2011 New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Stafford, Sarah Smith. Sarah Smith Stafford Collection, 1877-1895. New-York Historical Society Library
creatorOf Barry, John, 1745-1803. John Barry Collection, 1791-1908. New-York Historical Society Library
creatorOf Barnes, John S. (John Sanford), 1836-1911. [A collection of naval history materials from the John S. Barnes Memorial Library, Naval History Society, New York, N.Y.]. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Barnes, John S. (John Sanford), 1836-1911. Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1756-1931. New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn Nathan T. Porter, Jr. Collection of Bookplates by Edwin Davis French, 1893-1906 Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library Special Collections
creatorOf Barnes, John S. (John Sanford), 1836-1911,. John Paul Jones Collection, 1776-1976 (bulk 1907-1930). New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn Naval History Society. Records, 1907-1943. New-York Historical Society Library
creatorOf Barnes, John S. (John Sanford), 1836-1911. John Sanford Barnes Collection, 1822-1915. New-York Historical Society Library
creatorOf Barnes, John S. (John Sanford), 1836-1911. Oliver Hazard Perry Collection, [before 1843]. New-York Historical Society Library
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Birth 1836

Death 1911

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