Fox, Gustavus Vasa, 1821-1883

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Gustavus Vasa Fox served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy during the Civil War.

From the description of G. V. Fox letter to H. R. Anthony, 1865 November 10. (University of California, Santa Barbara). WorldCat record id: 746765569

Assistant secretary, U.S. Navy, 1861-1866.

From the description of Letter : Ports[mout]h, N.H., [18]65 Aug. 10. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 30798411

Assistant Secretary of the Navy.

From the description of Telegram signed : "Navy Department", to Capt. John Ericsson, 1862 Dec. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270484308

From the description of Letter signed : Navy Department, to Mah. Gen. Halleck, 1862 Nov. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270482606

From the description of Telegram signed : "Navy Department", to William F. Keeler, Act'g Asst. Paymaster, U.S.N., 1863 Jan. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270484287

From the description of Autograph telegram signed : [n.p.], to Captain Dahlgren, 1861. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270479152

From the description of Telegram signed : "Navy Department", to Commander John A. Winslow in Boston, 1861 Sept. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270484223

From the description of Letter signed : Navy Department, to John Ericsson, 1863 Apr. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270482629

From the description of Telegram signed : Navy Department, to Rear Admiral D.D. Porter, 1864 Nov. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270484358

From the description of Telegram signed : "Navy Department", to Harrison Loving in Boston, 1862 Apr. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270484295

From the description of Telegram signed : "Navy Department", to Samuel Aiken in Philadelphia, 1863 Mar. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270484231

From the description of Autograph telegram signed : Washington, to Capt. John Ericsson, 1863 Mar. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270479143

From the description of Telegram signed : "Navy Department", to Capt. John Ericsson, 1863 Jun. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270484317

From the description of Telegram signed : "Navy Department", to H.L. Barnes of the American Submarine Co., N.Y., 1864 Jul. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270484280

From the description of Telegram signed : Washington, D.C., to David Tod, Governor of Ohio, 1863 Nov. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270484408

Fox served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy during the Civil War, championing the cause of ironclad fighting ships, including John Ericsson's bid to build Monitor. He later made a diplomatic mission to Russia, managed a Massachusetts mill, and wrote on topics including Columbus's landfall in the New World.

From the description of Gustavus Vasa Fox Collection, 1823-1919 (bulk 1860-1889). (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 479725585

The United States' first assistant secretary of the navy, who became Gideon Welles' official assistant during the Civil War, and participated in the first oceanic crossing to Russia following the close of the war.

From the description of Letter, 1866, Oct. 5, Berlin, to "My dear Sir" [i.e. Cassius M. Clay, St. Petersburg] (Fisk University). WorldCat record id: 39866854

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creatorOf Fox, Gustavus Vasa, 1821-1883. Telegram signed : "Navy Department", to Commander John A. Winslow in Boston, 1861 Sept. 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn David D. Porter Family Papers, 1799-1899 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Louis Malesherbes Goldsborough Papers, 1797-1874 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Ambrose W. Thompson Papers, 1847-1960, (bulk 1860-1882) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Harvard, Houghton Library. Benjamin Peirce Papers.
creatorOf Woodbury, Levi, 1789-1851. Levi Woodbury family papers, 1638-1914 (bulk 1804-1897). Library of Congress
referencedIn Radford, William, 1809-1890. Papers of William Radford, 1847-1890. Library of Congress
creatorOf Fox, Gustavus Vasa, 1821-1883. Letter signed : Navy Department, to John Ericsson, 1863 Apr. 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Farragut, David Glasgow, 1801-1870. Papers of David Glasgow Farragut, 1826-1913 (bulk 1862-1864). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Thompson, Ambrose W. Papers of Ambrose W. Thompson, 1847-1960 (bulk 1860-1882). Library of Congress
referencedIn Gideon Welles Papers, 1777-1911, (bulk 1820-1876) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn National Archives And Records Administration. Naval Observatory Records.
referencedIn Du Pont, Samuel Francis, 1803-1865. Papers, 1812-1865. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Gustavus Vasa Fox Collection, 1823-1919 (bulk 1860-1889) © 2011 New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Dahlgren, John Adolphus Bernard, 1809-1870. Autograph note signed : [Washington, D.C.], to G.V. Fox, [1862] Feb. 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn John Ericsson Collection, 1831-1893 (bulk 1862-1888) @ 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Anson Conger Goodyear Collection, 1813-1890 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library
referencedIn The Naval History Society Collection, 1721-1995 (bulk 1781-1936) © 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Porter, David D. (David Dixon), 1813-1891. David D. Porter family papers, 1799-1899. Library of Congress
referencedIn Harwood, A. A. (Andrew Allen), 1802-1884. Letter, January 9, 1862. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
creatorOf Fox, Gustavus Vasa, 1821-1883. G. V. Fox letter to H. R. Anthony, 1865 November 10. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
creatorOf Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. ATS, 1864 [Dec.] 24, City Point, Va., to Gustavus Vasa Fox. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Hay, John, 1838-1905. Correspondence, 1854-1914, "Fiske" to "Gilder." Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Goldsborough, Louis Malesherbes, 1805-1877. Louis M. Goldsborough papers, 1821-1873. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Fox, Gustavus Vasa, 1821-1883. Telegram signed : Washington, D.C., to David Tod, Governor of Ohio, 1863 Nov. 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Fox, Gustavus Vasa, 1821-1883. Telegram signed : "Navy Department", to Harrison Loving in Boston, 1862 Apr. 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Fox, Gustavus Vasa, 1821-1883. Letter, 1866, Oct. 5, Berlin, to "My dear Sir" [i.e. Cassius M. Clay, St. Petersburg] Lincoln Memorial University Library, Carnegie-Vincent Library
referencedIn Goldsborough, Louis Malesherbes, 1805-1877. Louis Malesherbes Goldsborough papers, 1797-1874. Library of Congress
referencedIn Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878. Gideon Welles papers, 1777-1911 (bulk 1820-1876). Library of Congress
creatorOf Porter, David D. (David Dixon), 1813-1891. Papers of David D. Porter, 1861-1870 (bulk 1862-1864). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn New York Historical Society. G. V. Fox Papers.
referencedIn SIA RU000026, Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary, Correspondence, 1863-1879 Smithsonian Institution Archives
referencedIn John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren Papers, 1794-1889, (bulk 1826-1870) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Fox, Gustavus Vasa, 1821-1883. Telegram signed : Navy Department, to Rear Admiral D.D. Porter, 1864 Nov. 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Pace, Robert S.,. Papers of Robert S. Pace [manuscript], 1669-1993 (bulk 1830-1965). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Barnes, John S. (John Sanford), 1836-1911. Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1756-1931. New-York Historical Society Library
creatorOf Fox, Gustavus Vasa, 1821-1883. Letter : Ports[mout]h, N.H., [18]65 Aug. 10. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Goldsborough, Louis Malesherbes, 1805-1877. Autograph letter signed : U.S. Flag Ship "Minnesota" Norfolk, Va., to G.V. Fox, 1862 June 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Blair, Francis Preston, 1791-1876. Blair family papers, 1755-1968 (bulk 1829-1892). Library of Congress
creatorOf Fox, Gustavus Vasa, 1821-1883. Telegram signed : "Navy Department", to Capt. John Ericsson, 1863 Jun. 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Fox, Gustavus Vasa, 1821-1883. Telegram signed : "Navy Department", to H.L. Barnes of the American Submarine Co., N.Y., 1864 Jul. 25. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Levi Woodbury Family Papers, 1638-1914, (bulk 1804-1897) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Blair, Francis Preston, 1791-1876. Blair family papers, 1755-1968 (bulk 1829-1892). Library of Congress
referencedIn Hayes, John D. (John Daniel), 1902-1991. Research notes on Samuel Francis Du Pont, 1824-1865. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Blair Family Papers, 1755-1968, (bulk 1829-1892) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn U.S. History mss., 1612-1977 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Fox, Gustavus Vasa, 1821-1883. Autograph telegram signed : [n.p.], to Captain Dahlgren, 1861. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Fox, Gustavus Vasa, 1821-1883. Gustavus Vasa Fox Collection, 1823-1919 (bulk 1860-1889). New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn Faucher, J. H. J. H. Faucher letters his family, 1866-1867. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Turner, Thomas, 1808-1883. Autograph telegram signed : "U. S.S. New Ironsides, Hampton Roads," to G.V. Fox, 1862 Aug. 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Woodbury, Charles Levi, 1820-1898. Charles and Levi Woodbury papers, 1833-1894. Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum
referencedIn John Ericsson Papers, 1821-1890, (bulk 1842-1886) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Stephen C. Rowan Papers, 1826-1890, (bulk 1841-1870) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Barnes, Isaac O. Letters. 1835-1856. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Alden, James, 1810-1877. Letter, November 2, 1866. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
referencedIn T. O. Selfridge Papers, 1852-1926, (bulk 1858-1880) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Rowan, Stephen C. (Stephen Clegg), 1808-1890. Papers of Stephen C. Rowan, 1826-1890 (bulk 1841-1870). Library of Congress
referencedIn Dahlgren, John Adolphus Bernard, 1809-1870. John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren papers, 1794-1889 (bulk 1826-1870). Library of Congress
creatorOf Fox, Gustavus Vasa, 1821-1883. Letter signed : Navy Department, to Mah. Gen. Halleck, 1862 Nov. 21. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Selfridge, T. O. (Thomas Oliver), 1836-1924. T.O. Selfridge papers, 1852-1926 (bulk 1858-1880). Library of Congress
referencedIn Ericsson, John, 1803-1889. John Ericsson papers, 1821-1890 (bulk 1842-1886). Library of Congress
creatorOf Welles, Edgar Thaddeus, 1843-1914. Edgar T. Welles papers, 1858-1900. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Ericsson, John, 1803-1889. John Ericsson Collection, 1831-1893 (bulk 1862-1888). New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn James Henry Coffin Papers, 1848-1884 Smithsonian Institution Archives
creatorOf Fox, Gustavus Vasa, 1821-1883. Telegram signed : "Navy Department", to William F. Keeler, Act'g Asst. Paymaster, U.S.N., 1863 Jan. 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 7001 (Henry) Or Ru 7053 (Bache) Per Author.
referencedIn Photographic Portrait File The Huntington Library
creatorOf Lee, Samuel Phillips, 1812-1897. Telegram signed : "Minnesota," off Newport's News, Virginia, to G.V. Fox, 1863 Apr. 28. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Louis M. Goldsborough papers, 1821-1873 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Naval History Society. Naval History Society Collection, 1721-1993 (bulk, 1781-1936). New-York Historical Society Library
creatorOf Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872. ALS : Washington [D.C.], to Hon. G.V. Fox, 1861 Dec. 29. Concord Free Public Library, Special Collection
creatorOf Fox, Gustavus Vasa, 1821-1883. Telegram signed : "Navy Department", to Samuel Aiken in Philadelphia, 1863 Mar. 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Fox, Gustavus Vasa, 1821-1883. Telegram signed : "Navy Department", to Capt. John Ericsson, 1862 Dec. 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn National Archives And Records Administration. Rg 37: Hydrographic Office.
referencedIn Gillmore, Quincy Adams, 1825-1888. The Quincy Adams Gillmore papers, 1863-1865. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
creatorOf Fox, Gustavus Vasa, 1821-1883. Autograph telegram signed : Washington, to Capt. John Ericsson, 1863 Mar. 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Correspondence and other papers, 1831-1891. Houghton Library
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 33: Office Of The Secretary, Outgoing Corres..
creatorOf Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. Documents relating to assassination, 1865. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library
referencedIn Goodyear, A. Conger (Anson Conger), 1877-1964. Anson Conger Goodyear collection, 1813-1890 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Wise, Henry A. (Henry Augustus), 1819-1869. Henry A. Wise papers, 1850-1869. Library of Congress
creatorOf Lee, Samuel Phillips, 1812-1897. Autograph letter signed : "Fortress Munroe," to G.V. Fox, 1863 Jan. 7. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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Birth 1821-06-13

Death 1883-10-29

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