The Naval History Society Collection 1721-1995 (bulk 1781-1936)

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The Naval History Society Collection, 1721-1995 (bulk 1781-1936)

The Naval History Society Collection 1721-1995 (bulk 1781-1936)

The collection consists of 53 separate collections, many named for renowned naval officers or vessels, documenting both military engagements and routine shipboard experience on naval and some commercial vessels, as well as naval design and the education of officers. The collections include correspondence, letter books, journals and diaries, lectures, essays, account books, biographical writings, genealogical information, scrapbooks, orders, notes, articles and clippings, photographs, manuscripts, and ships' logs, as well as the organizational records and correspondence of the Naval History Society itself.

70.0 Linear feet; (104 boxes, 230 volumes)

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Kane, Grenville, 1854-1943

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Decatur, Stephen, 1779-1820

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Decatur was a U. S. naval officer known for his actions during the War of 1812 and against the North African pirates in the western Mediterranean. From the description of Letter, December 26, 1810. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 434841894 American naval officer. From the description of ALS : Washington, D.C., to John Bullus, 21 Feb. 1816. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122626164 American naval hero of t...

Mahan, A. T. (Alfred Thayer), 1840-1914

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Alfred T. Mahan, naval officer, was born in 1840. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1859. He served as second president of the Naval War College, 1885-1886 and again in 1892-1893. His Influence of Seapower on History was published in 1890. From the description of Notebook, ?-1880. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 17944229 From the description of Commission, February 19, 1862. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 17944191 From the description of...

United States Navy. Fleet - Cruise 1907-1909

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Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

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Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was an American statesman and third president of the United States. From the description of Thomas Jefferson letter, 1809. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367818629 Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was the third president of the United States, born in Goochland (now Albemarle County), Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1769 to 1775, and with R. H. Lee and Patrick Henry initiated the inter-colonial committee of correspond...

Tesla, Nikola, 1856-1943

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Electric engineer, inventor, and scientist. From the description of Lecture and letters of Nikola Tesla, 1892-1915. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71064785 Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, and scientist, whose inventions include a telephone repeater, rotating magnetic field principle, polyphase alternating-current system, induction motor, alternating-current power transmission, Tesla coil transformer, wireless communication, radio, fluorescent lights, and more...

Madison, James, 1751-1836

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James Madison (1751-1836) was the fourth president of the United States, born in Port Conway, Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia legislature from 1776 to 1780 and from 1784 to 1786, and the Continental Congress from 1780 to 1783. His proposals at and management of the Constitutional Convention in 1787 earned him title "father of the U.S. Constitution." He cooperated with Alexander Hamilton and Jay in writing a series of papers (pub. 1787-88 under title of The Federalist) explaining the ne...

Roberts, Marshall Owen

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Goodrich, Caspar F. (Caspar Frederick), 1847-1925

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Rear Admiral Casper Frederick Goodrich, was instrumental in the founding of the Naval War College and served as that organization's President 1897-1898. During World War I he was appointed the commander of the Naval Training Unit and the Pay Officers Material School, both established at Princeton University in 1917. From the description of Admiral Caspar Frederick Goodrich papers on the Princeton University Naval Training Unit, 1918-1920. (Peking University Library). WorldCat record ...

United States. Navy - History - Spanish American War, 1898

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Whitney, William C. (William Collins), 1841-1904

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Raymond Perry Rodgers (December 20, 1849 - December 28, 1925) was an officer in the United States Navy. He achieved the rank of Rear Admiral and succeeded Lt. Theodorus B.M. Mason as the second head of the Office of Naval Intelligence. From the description of Letter, April 3, 1883. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 17928294 Whitney practiced law in New York City, where he was active in the movement against the Tweed ring. His career also included terms as corporate co...

Huger, Benjamin, 1905-1877

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Hamilton, Paul, 1762-1816

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Governor of S.C., 1804-1806; Secretary of Navy, 1809-1813; member of S.C. House, 1788-1789; member of S.C. Senate, 1794, 1798-1799; slave owner who urged S.C. legislature to prohibit African slave trade; son of Archibald and Rebecca Branford Hamilton; husband of Mary Wilkinson Hamilton. From the description of Paul Hamilton papers, 1802-1812. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 44010020 Paul Hamilton (1762-1816) was born in St. Paul's Parish, South Carolina o...

United States. Navy - History - 19th century

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Ericsson, John, 1803-1889

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Swedish-born engineer and inventor; emigrated to the United States in 1839. From the description of John Ericsson papers, 1821-1890 (bulk 1842-1886). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980081 Swedish-born engineer John Ericsson designed the first screw-driven steamship to cross the Atlantic and the first propeller-driven steam warship for the US Navy. In 1861 he contracted with the Navy to build an ironclad warship, Monitor, which successfully fought the Confederate ironclad V...

DeVinne Press

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Hancock, John, 1737-1793

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John Hancock (b. January 23, 1737, Braintree, MA-d. October 8, 1793, Boston, MA) was a prominent Boston merchant and leading statesman during the American Revolutionary War period. A 1754 graduate of Harvard College, he served as its treasurer from 1773 until 1777. Born in Braintree, Massachusetts, Hancock moved to Boston after the death of his father, the Reverend John Hancock (1702-1744) and lived with his uncle and aunt, Thomas (1703-1764) and Lydia Hancock (1714-1776). Upon grad...

United States. Navy - War of 1812

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United States. Navy - Foreign Service - Europe

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Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851

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American author; resident of Cooperstown, N.Y. From the description of Manuscript fragment and portrait, [ca. 1832], [ca. 1850]. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 57008578 Virgil David was president of the Lawrenceville Lyceum in Western Pennsylvania. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cooperstown, N.Y., to Virgil David, n.p., 1836 July 21. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 55822302 From the description of Au...

Fulton, Robert, 1765-1815

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Civil engineer, artist, and inventor. From the description of Letter : New York, to Edward P. Livingston, Clermont, [N.Y.], 1814 February 11. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 50631960 Inventor, engineer, and artist. From the description of Papers, 1812-1815. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 50799372 Inventor. From the description of Robert Fulton papers, 1809-1838. (Columbia University In the City of New York). World...

Griswold, John A. (John Augustus), 1818-1872

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Iron products manufacturer in Troy, N.Y. From the description of Letter, 1858 September 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122364368 ...

Thompson, Richard W. (Richard Wigginton), 1809-1900

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Virginia born Indiana lawyer, politician, and author who served in the Indiana legislature, 1834-1838, the U.S. Senate, 1840-1852, and briefly as Rutherford Hayes' secretary of the navy. From the description of Memorandum : Washington, [D.C.], 1852 July 21. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 35517110 Indiana school teacher and lawyer, served in the Indiana Legislature and the U.S. House and Senate. Appointed to the Indiana 5th Circuit Court by Andrew Johnson. During Pre...

Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848

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John Quincy Adams (b. July 11, 1767, Braintree, Massachusetts-d. February 23, 1848, Washington, D.C.) was an American statesman who served as a diplomat, United States Senator, member of the House of Representatives, and the sixth President of the United States. He was a member of the Federalist, Democratic-Republican, National Republican, and later the Anti-Masonic and Whig parties. He was the son of President John Adams and Abigail Adams. As a diplomat, Adams played an important role in neg...

Auchmuty, Robert N.

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United States. Navy - Biography

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Stewart, Charles, 1778-1869

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American naval officer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to Joseph S. Carles, 1858 Aug. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270575282 ...

Woodbury, Levi, 1789-1851

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Lawyer, governor of New Hampshire, U.S. senator, U.S. secretary of the Navy, U.S. secretary of the treasury, and U.S. Supreme Court justice. From the description of Letters, 1813-1851. (New Hampshire Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70963939 U.S. senator from and governor of New Hampshire, U.S. secretary of the navy, U.S. secretary of the treasury, and Supreme Court justice, and lawyer. From the description of Levi Woodbury family papers, 1638-191...

Jones, John Paul, 1747-1792

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Naval hero of the United States Revolutionary War and founder of the United States Navy. From the description of Typescript, [19--]. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58758919 John Paul Jones, American naval officer. He was commissioned a lieutenant in the U. S. Navy in 1775, and captain in 1776. In 1778 he began rading the English coast; a year later he commanded the Bon Homme Richard in its victory over the Serapis. After the Revolution, he went t...

Low, Seth, 1850-1916

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Mayor of Brooklyn, Mayor of New York, and President of Columbia College (later Columbia University), 1890-1901. From the description of Papers, 1870-1930. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122482691 President of Columbia University. From the description of Typed letter : New York, to Ida B. Forbes, 1898 Jan. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270593321 Mayor of N.Y.C. and President of Columbia University. From...

Grasse, François Joseph Paul de Grasse, comte de, 1722-1788

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French naval officer. From the description of Papers of François Joseph Paul de Grasse, comte de Grasse, 1781-1784. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452775 François Joseph Paul Count de Grasse (1722-1788) was a French admiral who commanded the French fleet during the American revolution. From the guide to the Campagne d'Amérique de M. Le Comte de Grasse Tilly en 1781 et 1782, holograph, 1782?, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) ...

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

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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...

Agassiz, Elizabeth Cabot Cary, 1822-1907

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American teacher and author; second wife of Louis Agassiz. From the guide to the Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz letter, undated, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Educator. Administered the Agassiz School for Girls from 1855 to 1859; in 1879 was one of the managers for Private Collegiate Instruction for Women (Harvard Annex); president of the Society for the Collegiate Instruction of Women in 1882; and first president of Radcliffe College from 1...

Franklin, Admiral Samuel R.

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Andrew H. Foote.

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Blair, Montgomery, 1813-1883

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St. Louis, Missouri, lawyer; U.S district attorney, Missouri, 1839-1841; mayor, St. Louis, 1842-1843; judge, Court of Common Pleas, 1843-1849; first solicitor, U.S. Court of Claims, 1855; counsel for Dred Scott, 1856; postmaster general, 1860-1864; Maryland congressman, 1878. From the description of Letter: Wash[ington, D.C.] to Rev[erend] W[illiam] B[uell] Sprague, Albany, N.Y., 1865 Nov. 20. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27327626 Montgomery Bl...

United States. Navy - History

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Wise, H. A. (Henry Augustus), 1819-1869

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American naval officer, author. From the description of Papers of Henry Augustus Wise, 1852-1860. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 31685642 Henry Augustus Wise (1819-1869) entered the Navy as a midshipman in 1834. During the Civil War he was assigned to the Bureau of Ordnance and Hydrography, the agency responsible for the Navy's armaments and the shore stations where they were produced and tested. He became acting chief in 1863 and was appointed chief in 1864. ...

Biddle, Charles, 1787-1836

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Barck, Dorothy C.

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Barnes, James, 1809-1869.

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General Barnes graduated from West Point in 1829 and taught there before serving in the military garrison in Charleston Harbor. During the Civil War he commanded the 18th Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers and fought at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg, where he commanded a division and was wounded. He then commanded the Union prisoner of war camp at Point Lookout, Maryland for the remainder of the War. From the description of General James Barnes Collecti...

Chauncey, Isaac, 1772-1840

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Isaac Chauncey was a U.S. naval officer from Connecticut who commanded the naval forces on Lake Ontario during the War of 1812. From the description of Isaac Chauncey letter to Henry Dearborn, 1812 September 8. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 769136866 United States naval officer who served successively in various commands including the brig "Hornet", the U.S. Navy yard in New York City, Chief of the naval forces on Lakes Ontario and Erie, the U.S.S. "Was...

Aspinwall, William H.

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Neeser, Robert Wilden, 1884-....

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Studied naval history in Washington, D.C., New York, and Yale University, 1909-1914; volunteer assistant, American naval attaché, Paris, 1917-1918; served in U.S. Army, 1918-1919; manager Western Union Telegraph Co., Paris, 1921-1923; with National City Bank of New York, Paris, 1923-1940; author. From the description of Robert Wilden Neeser collection, 1798-1909 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702166231 Born July 16, 1884, Seabright, NJ; missing sin...

Watson, William H. (William Henry), b. 1829.

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Dana, Richard Henry, 1815-1882

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Lawyer and author. From the description of Richard Henry Dana correspondence, 1843-1876. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449368 Author and lawyer Richard Henry Dana was the privileged son of an aristocratic Massachusetts family. Taking time from Harvard because of medical problems, he went to sea, where his experiences as a sailor inspired him to write Two Years Before the Mast. A sea story that was part memoir and part social commentary, the novel proved to be popular with...

Parker, Peter, 1785-1814

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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 foc...

Delamotte, Philip H. (Philip Henry), 1821-1889

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DeKoven, Anna Farwell, born 1860

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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. ...

United States. Navy - Officers - Education

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Adams, Henry, 1838-1918

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Henry Adams (1838-1918) was an American historian, novelist, and critic. From the guide to the Henry Adams papers, 1871-1938, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Historian, educator, and author. From the description of U.S. history collection of Henry Adams, 1787-1814. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71131906 Adams was an American novelist, historian, and social critic. Rae was a friend of Adams' wife, Marian (Clover) Adams. ...

Meade, Richard W. (Richard Worsam), 1837-1897

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A full chronology of Meade's life is included in the finding aid for the Naval History Society Collection. From the description of Richard Worsam Meade 3rd Collection, 1853-1897, 1934. (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 479975611 ...

Perry, Oliver Hazard, 1785-1819

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U. S. naval officer; hero of the Battle of Lake Erie, 1813. From the description of Battle of Lake Erie orders, log extract, and victory announcement,, 1813 July 8-10 Sept. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 77481334 Born in South Kingston, R.I., Aug. 23, 1785; famous for his battle on Lake Erie, with his dispatch to General Harrison, "We have met the enemy & they are ours", Sep. 10, 1813; U.S.Congress voted thanks, a medal & rank of Captain, died on the I...

Livingston, Robert R., 1746-1813

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First chancellor of New York State; agriculturalist and ambassador to France. From the description of Robert R. Livingston papers, 1707-1862. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58779437 Continental Congressman, diplomat, member of the New York Provincial Covention, the Continental Congress and served as U.S. Minister to France. From the description of Letter, 1802. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145407295 Robert R. Livingston ser...

Bushnell, Cornelius S. (Cornelius Scranton), 1826-1896

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Chadwick, French Ensor, 1844-1919

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Rear Admiral Chadwick served on various naval vessels, taught at the Naval Academy, and served as naval attache of the American legation in London, and as Chief of the Naval Intelligence Service and of the Naval Bureau of Equipment. He was among the officers appointed to investigate the destruction of the Maine, which action precipitated the Spanish-American War in 1898. In 1900, he was named President of the Naval War College at Newport and in 1903 Commander in Chief of the South Atlantic Fleet...

Eckford, Henry, 1775-1832

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Henshaw, David, 1791-1852

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U.S. secretary of the navy, public official of Massachusetts, and railroad official. From the description of David Henshaw correspondence, 1832-1844. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980682 Merchant and customs collector, of Boston, Mass. From the description of Letters, 1829-1830. (State Library of Massachusetts). WorldCat record id: 70967983 ...

Dale, Richard, 1756-1826

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American Naval Officer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Toulon, to Commander Samuel Barron of the Philadelphia, 1802 Feb. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270529153 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to Captain William Bainbridge, 1805 Sept. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270527046 Naval officer; served with the British navy from 1776 to 1777 when he joined the Continental Navy, serving as first lieutenant to John ...

United States. Navy - Foreign Service - Mediterranean region

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Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850

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South Carolina statesman. From the description of Letters, 1783-1843. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 31977848 From the description of Papers, 1765-1902. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 17363885 Vice-President of United States. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Washington, D.C.], to B.S. Thomas, 1841 July 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270134323 From the description of Autograph letter signed : ...

Meigs, Montgomery C. (Montgomery Cunningham), 1816-1892

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United States engineer and architect, Meigs served in the Army Corps of Engineers as supervising architect of the United States Capitol from 1853 to 1861, during which time the building was expanded with wings and the central dome was designed and constructed. From the description of United States Capitol architectural drawings, circa 1853-1861. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 269260958 American army officer. From the descriptio...

United States. Navy - History - Revolution, 1775-1783 - - Naval operations

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Brownson, Willard H. (Willard Herbert), 1845-1935

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U.S. naval officer. From the description of Willard H. Brownson papers, 1859-1932 (bulk 1867-1932). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982018 U.S. navy officer. From the description of Papers, 1859-1932. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 34149446 Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy. Willard Brownson was born in Lyons, New York on 8 July 1845. After attending Lyons Union School he was appointed to the Naval Academy in 1861 and graduated in 1865. H...

Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873

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Lawyer. From the description of Letter, 1845 March 4, Cincinnati, [Ohio], to Robert F. Paine, Columbus, O[hio]. (University of Toledo). WorldCat record id: 13541605 Salmon P. Chase served as the Secretary of the Treasury from 1861 to 1864. He oversaw the creation of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (1862) and implemented the introduction of the income tax and the national currency. From the description of Letter press book of the Secretary of the Treasury. 1863, Ju...

Meade, Richard W. (Richard Worsam), 1807-1870

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A full chronology of Meade's life is included in the finding aid for the Naval History Society Collection. From the description of Richard Worsam Meade 2nd Collection, 1839-1864. (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 479937040 ...

Berrien, John MacPherson, 1781-1856

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John Macpherson Berrien was an eloquent lawyer, a U.S. senator, and the attorney general of the United States during U.S. president Andrew Jackson's administration. Berrien County, created in south Georgia in 1856, is named for him. From the description of Berrien, John letters, 1796-1799. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 268674733 Georgia resident (Savannah) and U.S. senator. From the description of Letters, 1820-1852. (Duke University Library). Worl...

Lincoln, Robert Todd, 1843-1926

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American lawyer and statesman. From the description of Letter signed : War Department, Washington City, to the Attorney General, 1883 Feb. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270593081 From the description of Letter signed : War Department, Washington City, to the Attorney General, 1882 May 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270593085 From the description of Letter signed : War Department, Washington City, to the Attorney General [Benjamin H. Brewster], 1881 Dec. 10. (...

Bonner, John, 1828-1899

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Warrington, Lewis, 1782-1851.

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United States. Navy - Biography - - Officers

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Dewey, George, 1837-1917

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Dewey was the victor of the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish American War. From the description of Letter, October 19, 1907. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 708239635 From the description of Letter, May 7, 1904. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 707477991 U. S. Admiral and hero of the battle of Manila Bay. From the description of George Dewey letter to S. S. McClure [manuscript], 1899 November 27. (University of Virginia). WorldCat...

Stimers, Alban C., 1827-1876.

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Satterlee, Herbert Livingston, 1863-1947

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Toucey, Isaac, 1796-1869

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Alfred T. Mahan, naval officer, was born in 1840. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1859. He served as second president of the Naval War College, 1885-1886 and again in 1892-1893. His Influence of Seapower on History was published in 1890. From the description of Naval order, June 9, 1859. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 17944293 Toucey was Secretary of the Navy, 1857-1861. From the description of Letter, June 15, 1860. (Naval War College). Wor...

United States. Navy - History - Revolution, 1775-1783

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Southard, Samuel L. (Samuel Lewis), 1787-1842

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U.S. secretary of the navy and U.S. senator from and governor of New Jersey. From the description of Papers of Samuel L. Southard, 1809-1842. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77961420 Secretary of the navy. From the description of Letter : from several correspondents, 1825 Jan. 17. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28996223 Samuel L. Southard (1787-1842) was a prominent U.S. statesman of the early 19th century. He served as a New Jersey Senator from...

Truxtun, Thomas, 1755-1822

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Naval officer. From the description of Thomas Truxtun papers, 1795-1820. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982506 From the description of Papers of Thomas Truxtun, 1796-1885 (bulk 1796-1823). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83293476 American naval officer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cranberry Place, to Aaron Ogden, 1809 Dec. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270573395 From the description of ALS : Baltimore, to James McHenry...

United States. Navy - Cruise, 1828-1829

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Blagge, John

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Conyngham, Gustavus, 1744?-1819

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As commander of Surprize and Revenge, Conyngham was responsible for the capture of numerous British vessels, the sale of whose cargo financed colonial forces. In 1779 he was captured by the British and incarcerated at Mill Prison. Having had his commission confiscated, he later experienced difficulty in making claims to Congress for prize monies due to him. From the description of Gustavus Conyngham Collection, 1777-1826. (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 479...

United States. Navy - Supplies and stores

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Naval History Society

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The Naval History Society was established in New York in 1912 "for the purpose of publishing and preserving manuscripts, documents, and writings relating to our naval history, naval art and science, and the surroundings and experiences of seamen in general and of American seamen in particular." Its Collections began with the donation in 1915 of John Sanford Barnes's personal collections by his son, Col. James Barnes. These included library materials now cataloged in the XN classification in the ...

United States. Navy - History - Civil War, 1861-1865

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Dallas, Francis Gregory, 1824-1890

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Francis Gregory Dallas served aboard various ships in the Gulf of Mexico during the Mexican War, attended the Naval School at Annapolis, served in the Navy of the German Confederation, and from 1854 to 1857 aboard Decatur in the Pacific Squadron, seeing service along the west coast of the United States for the protection of white settlers and then in Panama. From the description of Francis Gregory Dallas Collection, 1837-1915 (bulk 1837-1859). (New-York Historical Society Library). W...

Gregory, Francis H., 1789-1866

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Henry Edmond Gregory was born on May 30, 1839. His father, Rear Admiral Francis H. Gregory (1789-1866) served in the navy throughout most of the first half of the 19th century. His mother was named Elizabeth, and he had at least 3 siblings: John, Hugh, and Mary. The Gregory family lived in New Haven after 1850. Henry left for Charlestown, Massachusetts, in 1858, where he worked in a foundry. In June 1860, he moved to Niobrara, Nebraska, where he remained for about a year, working as a merchant a...

United States. Navy - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Naval Operations

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Barnes, James, 1866-1936

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American author and historian. From the description of Letter and an envelope, 1903. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367389657 James Barnes was a writer and military historian who lived in Princeton, New Jersey. Born in 1866, Barnes graduated from Princeton University in 1891 and served in the Spanish-American War and World War I. During World War I, he was head of the head of the Princeton Aviation School. He also worked for Scribner's Magazine, was assistant editor of Harpe...

Paulding, James Kirke, 1778-1860

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Author and naval officer. A close friend of Washington Irving, Paulding collaborated with him to produce the satirical periodical, Salmagundi. He also wrote poetry, fiction, and a popular biography of George Washington. President Martin Van Buren appointed Paulding Secretary of the Navy in 1839, in which post he served until 1841. From the description of [Letter] 1839 May 7, Navy Department [Washington, D.C., to] Gilbert Davis, New York. (University of South Florida). WorldCat record...

Griffin, Martin I. J. (Martin Ignatius Joseph), 1842-1911

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Martin Ignatius Joseph Griffin was born on Oct. 23, 1842 in Philadelphia, Pa., the son of Terrence J. and Elizabeth (Doyle) Griffin. During his long career in Catholic journalism Griffin served as editor of 'The guardian angel' (1867-1870), assistant editor of 'The Catholic standard' of Philadelphia (1870-1873) , founder and editor of 'The Irish Catholic Benevolent Union journal' (1873-1894), and editor of 'Griffin's journal' (1894-1900). A lifelong supporter of the temperance movement, Griffin ...

United States. Navy - History - War with France 1798-1800 quasi war

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Barry, John, 1745-1803

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Commander of the first ship in the Continental Navy, Barry is considered "the father of the American Navy." From the description of John Barry Collection, 1791-1908. (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 479527939 American naval officer; b. Co. Wexford, Ireland. From the description of Papers, 1782-1803. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 145506919 Continental and U.S. naval officer and shipowner. From ...

Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, New York. He was the son of James (lawyer, financier) and Sara (Delano) Roosevelt. He married Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on March 17, 1905, and had six children: Anna, James, Franklin, Elliott, Franklin Jr., John. He received his B.A. from Harvard in 1904 and later attended Columbia University Law School. Roosevelt was admitted to the Bar in 1907 and worked for the Carter, Ledyard, and Milburn firm in New York City from 1907 to 19...

Hull, Isaac, 1773-1843

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Isaac Hull (1773-1843) commanded USS Constitution in her 1812 victory over Guerriere, in which it earned the sobriquet "Old Ironsides." He later commanded the Boston, Portsmouth, and Washington Navy yards and was appointed Commodore of the Mediterranean Squadron in 1838. From the description of Isaac Hull Collection, 1798-1841. (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 479784380 Isaac Hull was born 9 March 1773 Huntington (now Shelton) CT. His commands inclu...

United States. Army - Military life.

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United States Naval Academy

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Taffinder was born on March 18, 1884, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1906, attained the rank of Vice Admiral, retired from the Navy in 1947, and died in 1965. From the description of Diploma, June 14, 1906. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 704931343 Founded in 1845, the United States Naval Academy trains students in a four-year Officer Development Program, preparing them for assignments as midshipmen after graduation. The courses focus on moral...

King, Rufus, 1755-1825

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Almy, John Jay, 1815-1895

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John Jay Almy (1815-1895), Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy. From the description of Letters, 1873-1876. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58658685 Union naval officer serving as commander of the steamer South Carolina (South Atlantic Squadron, 1862) and of the Connecticut (1863 to 1864). From the description of John J. Almy signed manuscript, 1887. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70969668 Naval officer. From the description o...

United States. Navy - Sea life

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Winslow, John Ancrum, 1811-1873

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U.S. naval officer. From the description of Papers of John Ancrum Winslow, 1864-1888. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80813431 Born on November 18, 1811 in Wilmington, NC, Winslow went on to serve in the Civil War. He commanded the Kearsage in European waters in attempts to sink Confederate cruisers that were attacking Union ships. He sank the Alabama off the coast of Cherbourg, France, on June 19, 1864. He later was promoted to commodore and became commander of the Pacific S...

Bainbridge, William, 1774-1833

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Commodore of the U.S. Navy; of Princeton, N.J. From the description of Pay order, 1829 Sept. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70965932 From the description of Receipt, 1829 Apr. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70965933 U.S. Navy officer. From the description of Papers of William Bainbridge, 1804-1828. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71130858 American naval officer From the guide to the William Bainbridge letters and documents, 1807-18...

United States. Navy. Pacific Fleet

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Maffitt, John Newland, 1819-1886

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John Newland Maffitt (1819-1886) was a United States Navy officer, Confederate Navy officer, blockade runner, and author. Maffitt was born in Connecticut; grew up in Fayetteville, N.C.; and retired to Wilmington, N.C. From the description of John Newland Maffitt papers, 1833-1911, 1976. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 24599972 John Newland Maffitt (1819-1886) was the son of Ann Carnic and the Reverend John Newland Maffitt, a Methodist minister. You...

United States. Navy - North Atlantic Squadron

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United States. Navy. South Atlantic Blockading Squadron (1861-1865)

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United States. Navy - Officers

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

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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...

United States. Navy - History - 18th century

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Johnson, Richard M. (Richard Mentor), 1781-1850

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Virgil David was president of the Lawrenceville Lyceum in Western Pennsylvania. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, D.C., to Virgil David, n.p., 1836 Apr. 5. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 55823212 Richard M. Johnson was a U.S. Representative and Senator from Kentucky, and a hero of the War of 1812. During the war, he killed an Indian chief, said by some to have been Tecumseh. He went on to serve as Vice President under Van Bur...

Harwood, A. A. (Andrew Allen), 1802-1884

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American naval officer. From the description of Autograph telegram signed : [n.p.], to the Secretary of the Navy, 1863 Jan. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270508980 Harwood joined the Navy in 1818 as a midshipman. He was promoted to Commodore in 1862 and was in charge of the Washington Navy Yard. He was promoted to rear admiral on the retired list in 1869 and died in 1884. From the description of Letter, January 9, 1862. (Naval War College). WorldCat record i...

United States. Navy - Officers - Biography

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Columbus, Christopher - Landfall

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United States. Navy - Cruise, 1907-1909

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Sloat, John D. (John Drake)

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American naval officer. From the description of ALS : New Brighton, N.Y., to Aaron Ogden Dayton, Washington, D.C., 1857 June 17. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122626066 Commodore Sloat was responsible for raising the American flag at Monterey, after the Battle of Monterey, 1846. From the description of An account of occurrences in California previous to the capture of Monterray / by Lieutenant Sloat, July 1846 : manuscript, [ca. 1846] (Har...

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

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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 ...

Bainbridge-Hoff, William, -1903

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Perry, Matthew Calbraith, 1794-1858

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American naval officer, led U.S. Naval Expedition to Japan and negotiated treaty of peace and commerce, 1852-1854. From the description of ALS : Sharon Springs, N.Y., to Robert Ward Johnson 1836 Aug. 7. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122586021 Naval officer and commander-in-chief of negotiations with the Japanese for the treaty signed between the United States and Japan in l854. From the description of Matthew Calbraith Perry papers, 1839-1...

Biddle, James, 1783-1848

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Richard Dale was a naval officer. From the guide to the Richard Dale papers, 1780-1845, 1780-1845, (American Philosophical Society) Biddle inquires of Mr. Irvine whether a Deputy Commissary will be appointed for Philadelphia and mentions the name of Bernard Henry as a possible choice. From the description of AL : Washington, to Callauder Irvine, 1813 Jan. 3. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122591685 Naval officer. From t...

Clinton, Henry, Sir, 1738?-1795

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British troops under the command of Sir Henry Clinton mounted attacks on Fort Sullivan (close to the later site of Fort Sumter) in Charleston Harbor, S.C. by both land and sea in June, 1776, believing its defenses to be incomplete. Repulsed in this effort, they did not launch subsequent assaults on Charleston until 1780. From the description of Henry Clinton Collection, 1776. (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 479547858 British general in American Rev...

Farragut David Glasgow, 1801-1870

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Union Civil War admiral from Tennessee. From the description of Letter, 1860 September 25, U.S. Steam Sloop Brooklyn, to Isaac Toucey, Washington, D.C. (University of Tennessee). WorldCat record id: 26186356 David Glasgow Farragut, U.S. Naval officer, was born in Campbell's Station, Tennessee on July 5, 1801. He is known for the taking of New Orleans in March 1862. He was then the first person to be commissioned to rear admiral in July 1862. He was victorious in the Battle o...

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 r...

United States. Navy - History - Mexican War, 1846-1848

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