National Archives And Records Administration. Naval Observatory Records.


National Archives And Records Administration. Naval Observatory Records.

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Grant, Ulysses Simpson, 1822-1885 (person)

Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant, April 27, 1822, Point Pleasant, Ohio-died July 23, 1885, Wilton, New York) was the 18th president of the United States, serving from 1869 to 1877. As president, Grant was an effective civil rights executive who worked with the Radical Republicans during Reconstruction to protect African Americans, created the Justice Department, and reestablish the public credit. Promoted lieutenant-general, in 1864, Grant led the Union Army in winning the American Civ...

Ellet, Charles Rivers, 1843-1863 (person)

Ellet was born on June 1, 1843 in Philadelphia, the son of the noted civil engineer Charles Ellet, Jr. He was studying medicine at Georgetown University when the Civil War began. He served as an Army Assistant Surgeon during 1861-62. In the spring of 1862, when his father established the U.S. Ram Fleet, an Army unit of river steamers converted to rams, Charles Rivers Ellet transferred to that organization. Promoted to the rank of colonel later in the year, he commanded the ram Queen of the We...

Bell, Charles H. (person)

Roanoke College (corporateBody)

Henry, Caroline (Henry's Daughter) (person)

Wetherill, Charles Mayer (person)

Porter, David D. (David Dixon), 1813-1891 (person)

U.S. naval officer. From the description of Papers, 1847-1877. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20077865 Admiral David Dixon Porter was born in Chester, PA, on June 8, 1813. He was instrumental in Farragut's capturing of New Orleans in 1862 when he set off 20,000 bombs to destroy the Confederate forts, Jackson and Saint Philip. This allowed Farragut to sail past the forts and up the Mississippi to New Orleans. He also was instrumental in the Battle of Vicksburg...

Magruder, G. A. (person)

Wall, T. G. (person)

Barnard, John Gross (person)

Offey, Holmes E. (person)

Fox, Gustavus Vasa, 1821-1883 (person)

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. ...

Harkness, William. (person)

Ware, William (person)

Epithet: of Cork British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000816.0x0000a0 ...

Graham, William A. (William Alexander), 1804-1875 (person)

Governor of and U.S. senator from North Carolina. From the description of Letter of William A. Graham, 1852. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450527 William Alexander Graham (September 5, 1804 - August 11, 1875) was a United States Senator from North Carolina from 1840 to 1843, the 30th Governor of North Carolina from 1845 to 1849 and United States Secretary of the Navy from 1850 to 1852. He was also a candidate for the vice-presidency in 1852. From the descripti...

Pearce, Colonel (person)

Davis, C. H. (Charles Henry), 1845-1921 (person)

Rear admiral, U.S.N. Author of his father's biography, "Life of Charles Henry Davis, Rear-Admiral, 1807-1877.". Superintendent of U.S. Naval Observatory, 1897-1902. From the description of Charles Henry Davis letters to Henry Oscar Houghton, Jr. and Houghton Mifflin & Co., [manuscript], 1899 Mar 24 and Apr 16. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 247517738 ...

Norris, William (person)

Epithet: KB British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000269.0x000045 Epithet: of Add MS 36914 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000269.0x000032 ...

Newcomb, Simon, 1835-1909 (person)

American astronomist and political economist. From the description of Typed letter : [Washington, D.C., to the editors of The Critic, Jeannette L. and Joseph B. Gilder, 1884 Aug. 19]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 645229686 American astronomer. From the description of Typewritten letters signed (3) : Washington, D.C., to Harper & Brothers, 1886 Mar. 16-1883 Apr. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270612661 Astronomer, mathematician, and economist. ...

Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897 (person)

George Maxwell Robeson, lawyer, attorney-general of New Jersey, Congressman from New Jersey, and secretary of the navy was born in Warren County, NJ. He graduated with high honors from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1847. Robeson studied law, and was appointed by Governor Newell as prosecutor of Camden County. In 1867 he was appointed attorney-general of New Jersey by Governor Marcus Ward; and in 1869 Robeson was appointed secretary of the navy by President Ulysses Grant...

Xantus, Janos (person)

Dana, James Dwight, 1813-1895 (person)

American scientist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Utica, New York, to T.F. Dwight, 1865 Apr. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270530661 From the description of Autograph letter signed : New Haven, Ct., to E.W. Hilgard, 1877 Mar. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870623 ...

Miller, B. F. (person)

Phillips & Peck (corporateBody)

Reynolds, William (person)

Epithet: nonconformist minister British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001129.0x00006f ...

Sheafer, P.W. (person)

Cabell, S. G. (person)

Ringgold, Cadwalader, 1802-1867 (person)

Ringgold served under Wilkes in Antarctic Expedition in 1838. He surveyed the Columbia River, Puget Sound, the Sacramento River and San Francisco Harbor. He served in California from 1849-1851. From the description of Letter, May 13, 1848. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 46357716 ...

Sedgwick, C. B. (person)

Salomon, Prof. (person)

Peters, Christian H. F. (Prof.) (person)

Beardslee, F. E. (person)

Swain, I. (person)

Hilgard, Eugene W. (Eugene Woldemar), 1833-1916 (person)

Eugene Woldemar Hilgard was born in Bavaria in 1833. He was raised in America and educated in the U.S., Switzerland, and Germany. Hilgard spent his professional life in the South and later in Calif. In his work and publications, he made contributions of great significance by furthering the application of scientific knowledge to the field of agriculture. As director of the Mississippi geological survey, and in his work elsewhere, he established himself as one of the first to recognize the relatio...

Peirce, Benjamin, 1809-1880 (person)

Peirce (Harvard, A.B., 1829) taught astronomy and mathematics at Harvard. From the description of Papers of Benjamin Peirce, 1846-1851 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972841 Peirce (A.B. 1829), mathematician and astronomer, was a tutor (1831-1833) and professor (1833-1880) at Harvard University, where he established the Harvard Observatory. From the description of Correspondence, ca. 1835-1880. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 79...

Ammen, Daniel, 1820-1898 (person)

United States naval officer and author. From the description of Letters to S.S. McClure, 1891-1892. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 53478237 Ammen was born on May 16, 1819; was boyhood friend of Ulysses S. Grant; became a midshipman in 1836; undertook long voyages to China and Japan (1845-47), went on expedition up the Paraguay River (1853-54), sailed on Pacific cruise (1857-60); in Civil War, took part in the attack upon Port Royal in the gunboat Seneca and pa...

Beardslee, George W. (person)

Thompson, Richard Wigginton (person)

Kennedy, John Pendleton, 1795-1870 (person)

Elisha Kent Kane was a physician and explorer. From the guide to the Elisha Kent Kane letters, 1853-1857, (American Philosophical Society) American Secretary of Navy (1852-53), lawyer, and author known for his political satire. From the description of Manuscript and correspondence, 1842-1866. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122547449 American novelist and Congressman from Maryland; Secre...

Ewbank, Thomas (person)

Page, Thomas Jefferson, 1808-1899 (person)

U.S. and Confederate naval commander, plantation owner; from Shelley (Gloucester Co.), Va. From the description of Papers, ca. 1875. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20071786 Naval officer. From the description of Letter of Thomas Jefferson Page, 1853. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452563 ...

Toucey, Isaac (person)

Archibold, Saul (person)

Bristow, Benjamin Helm, 1832-1896 (person)

Lawyer, railroad entrepreneur, Secretary of the Treasury, and Republican politician. From the description of Benjamin Helm Bristow [microform] : papers, selections from Library of Congress. (Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center). WorldCat record id: 62534698 From the description of Benjamin Helm Bristow : miscellaneous papers, 1832-1896. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 46737472 Army officer, lawyer, and U.S. secretary of the treasury and soli...

Carpenter, James N. (person)

Hopkins, William Rogers, 1805-1876 (person)

Kane, Elisha Kent (person)

Epithet: Dr; of the US Navy British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000509.0x0000a7 ...

Greene, Benjamin Franklin, 1817-1895 (person)

Eights, James, 1798-1882 (person)

James Eights (1798-1882) was a topographical and scientific draftsman who spent much of his life in Albany, NY. Besides his work as a scientific artist for the Erie Canal geographical surveys, Eights was best known for his watercolor depictions of Albany, NY as it was in 1805-1807. Since Eights was less than 10 years old in 1805, he based his works on drawings rendered by other artists. Many of Eights' watercolors were published as lithographs between 1847-1854. From the description ...

Chauvenet, William (person)

Dickerson, Mahlon. (person)

Leech, Daniel (person)

Bunce, Francis W. (person)

Page, Lt. (person)

Schaeffer, George C. (person)

Long, Mahlou (person)

Nourse, J. E. (person)

Woodbridge, Mr. (person)

Twining, W. J (person)

Welles, Gideon (person)

Dobbin, James Cochran (person)

Hogg, M. W. (person)

Smith, Joseph. (person)

Commodore U.S.N. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, D.C, to Hon. F.H. Morse, 1860 Feb. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270664049 Epithet: Treasurer Royal Society Dinner Club British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001072.0x000024 Manistee County, Michigan, businessman. From the description of Joseph Smith account book, 1848-1851. (University of Michigan). W...

Rodgers, Capt. (person)

Preston, William Ballard, 1805-1862 (person)

The "W. B. Preston" listed on the architectural plan is believed to be William Ballard Preston (1805-1862), representative from Virginia to the United States Congress and later to the Confederate States Congress until his death. From the description of William Ballard Preston architectural plan, circa 19th century. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 122467749 William Ballard Preston was born in Montgomery County, Virginia on 29 November 1805. A prominent lawye...

Henry, A. L. (person)

Stafford, James R. (person)

Saxton, Joseph, 1799-1873 (person)

Bessels, Emil (person)

Espy, James P... (person)

Hilgard, J. E. (Julius Erasmus), 1825-1891 (person)

Alexander Dallas Bache (1806-1867) was an important scientific reformer during the early nineteenth century. From his position as superintendent of the United States Coast Survey, and through leadership roles in the scientific institutions of the time, Bache helped bring American science into alignment with the professional nature of its European counterpart. In addition, Bache fostered the reform of public education in America. On July 19, 1806 Alexander Dallas Bache wa...