S.I.M. Major papers, 1826-1952.


Major, S.I.M. (Samuel Ira Monger), 1877-1952. S.I.M. Major papers, 1826-1952.

S.I.M. Major papers, 1826-1952.

Includes correspondence and other material related to S. I. M. Major, III's life and career in the United States Navy. Correspondence, primarily from friends and family to Major, reveals the everyday life of an American naval officer in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Notable correspondents include future admiral and Chief of Staff to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, William D. Leahy, and James Weldon Johnson, the first African-American Executive Secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The collection also contains correspondence and items related to Major's father, S. I. M. Major, Jr., who was Kentucky State Printer, as well as the mayor of Frankfort, Kentucky circa1880. Other topics of interest include items related to the Beauchamp-Sharp tragedy of 1826, and Major's involvement in the office of the U.S. Ambassador to France in 1914.

7 cubic feet.

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