John Barry Collection, 1791-1908.


Barry, John, 1745-1803. John Barry Collection, 1791-1908.

John Barry Collection, 1791-1908.

The collection includes letters to and from Admiral Barry, "Father of the American Navy," both loose and collected by John Sanford Barnes; and two biographies of Barry: James Fenimore Cooper's manuscript version and one by Martin I.J. Griffin with letters tipped in.

1 linear ft. (1 box, 5 v.)

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Barnes, John S. (John Sanford), 1836-1911 (person)

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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 ...