Preble, George Henry, 1816-1885

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George Henry Preble was born 25 February 1816 Portland ME. He was elected a member of NEHGS in 1866 and became a life member in 1869. He died 1 March 1885 Brookline MA [memoir in Memorial Biographies 8:206].

From the description of George Henry Preble Papers, 1791-1873. (New England Historic Genealogical Society). WorldCat record id: 50057646

U.S. Navy officer and author; b. in Portland, Me.

From the description of George Henry Preble memorandum book, 1859 and undated. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 279238964

American historian.

From the description of Letter, 1880 July 5, Brookline, Ma., to Mrs. James [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647825514

George Henry Preble (1816-1885) was a naval officer and author. He served with the Navy in the Mediterranean and Caribbean. From 1843 to 1845 he circumnavigated the world and went ashore with the first American force to land in China. He also sailed with Matthew C. Perry's expedition to the Far East in 1852 to 1854. He served in various capacities with the Navy during the Civil War and retired as a rear admiral.

Preble was a writer and collector of material on historical subjects, especially naval topics. He wrote Our Flag: Origin and Progress of the Flag of the United States of America...(1872, 1880, and 1917). He also researched his genealogy and wrote many historical sketches and periodical articles.

From the description of Papers, c. 1861-c. 1882. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 207165343

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creatorOf Preble, Jedidiah, 1707-1784. Journal of Jedidiah Preble and George Henry Preble, 1780 and undated. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Bache, A. D. (Alexander Dallas), 1806-1867. Papers of Alexander Dallas Bache, 1827-1867. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Salisbury family. Papers, 1674-1916. Gadsden Public Library
referencedIn Summerall, Charles Pelot, 1867-1955. Papers of Charles Pelot Summerall, 1892-1940 (bulk 1917-1919). Library of Congress
referencedIn Dorothea Lynde Dix papers, 1798-1893 (inclusive), 1827-1887 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1806-1902. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Jones, James H. Letter, 1861, October 29, Panama, to George Henry Preble, U.S.S. Narragansett, Acapulco. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Preble, George Henry, 1816-1885. Geo Henry Preble's services with the West. Gulf Blockading Squadron from Jan. 14, 1862 to Oct. 12, 1862 in command of the U.S. steam gunboat Katadhin & U.S. steam sloop Oneida, with commentary letters from Admiral Farragut, Vice Adml. Porter, Rear Admiral Bailey, H.N. Ball, Palmer, Commodore Alden and others, &c., &c. Navy Department Library, Naval History & Heritage Command
creatorOf Holland, J. G. (Josiah Gilbert), 1819-1881. Papers of J.G. Holland, 1860-1881. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1768-1866. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Preble, George Henry, 1816-1885. George Henry Preble Papers, 1791-1873. New England Historic Genealogical Society
referencedIn Elisha Kent Kane Papers, Bulk, 1843-1857, 1810-1953 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Maffitt, John Newland, 1819-1886. John Newland Maffitt papers, 1833-1911, 1976. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Preble, Charles E. Preble family genealogical papers, ca. 1918-1990. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Dingley, William. Miscellaneous ships' papers, 1790-1866. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Elliot Snow Papers, 1790-1942, (bulk 1920-1930) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Preble, George Henry, 1816-1885. George Henry Preble memorandum book, 1859 and undated. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf McAllister, John A. (John Allister), 1822-1896,. John A. McAllister Papers, 1820-1885 (bulk 1860-1866). Porterville Public Library
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Preble, George Henry, 1816-1885. Papers, 1729-1926; bulk: 1729-1884. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Charles Pelot Summerall Papers, 1880-1955, (bulk 1917-1919) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, D, 1586-1975. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Preble, George Henry, 1816-1885. Papers, c. 1861-c. 1882. American Antiquarian Society
referencedIn National Archives And Records Administration. Rg 27: Weather Bureau.
referencedIn Adams, James Truslow, 1878-1949. Barrett assorted authors collection [manuscript] 1814-1947. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Preble, George Henry, 1816-1885. George Henry Preble's orders showing his continuous sea service for six years viz Sept. 12 1859 to Sept. 11 1865. Navy Department Library, Naval History & Heritage Command
creatorOf Ticknor, George, 1791-1871. Autograph letter signed : Boston, to Commander George H. Preble, 1867 Mar. 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Portland Society of Natural History (Me.). Portland Society of Natural History records, 1850-1946. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Preble, George Henry, 1816-1885. Letter, 1880 July 5, Brookline, Ma., to Mrs. James [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Wolstenholme, R.,. George Henry Preble family photographs, ca. 1879-1920. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Mayberry, Stephen P., 1829-1907. Stephen P. Mayberry papers, 1648-1884. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Snow, Elliot, 1866-1939. Elliot Snow papers, 1790-1942 (bulk 1920-1930). Library of Congress
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 33: Office Of The Secretary, Outgoing Corres..
referencedIn Welles, Thomas Glastonbury, d. 1892. Letters, 1866-1869. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Hatch, John Porter, 1822-1901. Papers of John Porter Hatch, 1866. Library of Congress
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Preble family. Preble Family Papers, 1837-1857. Peabody Essex Museum
referencedIn Autograph File, P, 1554-2005. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Josiah Gilbert Holland Collection, 1860-1881 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
creatorOf Preble, George Henry, 1816-1885. George Henry Preble photograph album, [ca. 1858-1867]. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn United States Naval Academy. Boston Naval Library And Institute Letters.
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 26: Office Of The Secretary, Incoming Corres..
creatorOf Preble, George Henry, 1816-1885. Letter : Brookline, Mass., to George William Childs, 1883 Feb. 6. Texas Christian University
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Japan
United States
East Asia
New Orleans (La.)
United States
United States
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Pirates
Historians
Nautical astronomy
Meteorology
Atmospherics
Kingdom of God
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Smithsonian Publications
Missionaries
Courts-martial and courts of inquiry
engraving
Poetry
Navy-yards and naval stations
Flags--History
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Printers
Logbooks
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Birth 1816-02-25

Death 1885-03-01

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