Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1756-1931.

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Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1756-1931.

The collection consists of more than 1,100 letters, clippings, reprints, and other documents amassed by John Sanford Barnes and others to, from, and about notable persons including many with named series in the Naval History Society Collection (e.g., William Bainbridge, John Barry , French E. Chadwick, Gustavus Conyngham, Gustavus Vasa Fox, Caspar F. Goodrich, Isaac Hull, John Paul Jones, Richard Worsam Meade 3rd, Oliver Hazard Perry, and Henry A. Wise). Highlights of the series include documents signed by Presidents John Quincy Adams and James Madison; others signed by John C. Calhoun, Salmon P. Chase, Richard Henry Dana, David Farragut, Robert Fulton, John Hancock, Rufus King, Seth Low, Robert Morris, and Matthew C. Perry; and a lock of Abraham Lincoln's hair removed after his death and sent by Robert Todd Lincoln to Gustavus Vasa Fox at the latter's request. Among David Porter's letters are cartoons and drawings by him, including one of animal-headed naval officers listening to explanations of the value of steam-powered vessels, which complement others in the Naval History Society's Fox collection. The William Smith folder includes a map of an attack on Whampoa, China, in 1870. It is unclear what Barnes's connection was to Nikola Tesla: letters from him indicate that he had visited Barnes in New York in 1904.

1.3 linear ft. (3 boxes)

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

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Perry, Oliver Hazard, 1785-1819

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Ballard, Henry E., 1785-1855.

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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...

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

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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 ...

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. ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Barron, James, 1769-1851

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James Barron was commissioned lieutenant 9 March 1798 in United States Navy and promoted to captain in 1799. He served in the Mediterranean fleet during the war with Tripoli. A commodore by 1807, he was in command of the ship Chesapeake which surrendered to the Leopard. Barron was court-martialed and suspended from service for five years. During the War of 1812, he was in Denmark. He killed Stephen Decatur in a duel in 1820. Commanded Philadelphia and Gosport navy yards and the Navy Asylum, a re...

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...

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...

Aspinwall, William Henry, 1807-1875

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Aspinwall was a railroad tycoon who had a near monopoly of trade between New York City and San Francisco before the completion of the transcontinental line. Pierrepont was a friend of President Lincoln and later Grant's Attorney General. From the description of Letter, 1864 April 30 : New York, N.Y., to [Judge Edwards Pierrepont]. (Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies Library). WorldCat record id: 19852718 ...

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...

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

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Built and launched at New York Navy Yard; commissioned Nov. 12, 1944; scraped in 1993. Served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. From the description of USS Bon Homme Richard (CV/CVA-31) photograph collection 1944-1971. (The Mariners' Museum Library). WorldCat record id: 41657866 The federal government decided in 1941 to send Supply Corps personnel to Harvard Business School for training in the business of equipping the Navy. This was effected by a transfer...

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

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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...

Pendergrast, Garrett J.

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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 ...

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

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Abraham Lincoln (born February 12, 1809, Sinking Spring Farm near Hodgenville, Kentucky-died April 15, 1865, Washington, D.C.) was the sixteenth President of the United States from 1861 until his death by assassination. He was the son of a Kentucky frontiersman, Thomas Lincoln, and Nancy Hanks. In 1816, Lincoln moved to Pigeon Creek, Indiana, where he worked on his family's farm. Following his mother's death two years later, he continued working on farms until moving with his father to New Sa...

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...

Bunce, Francis M., b. 1836.

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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 ...

Bailey, Theodorus, 1805-1877

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Washington, D.C. resident and U.S. Navy rear admiral. From the description of Letter, 1869. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 154271517 From the description of Letter, 1869. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 34126647 Naval officer. From the description of Theodorus Bailey correspondence, 1873. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449957 Admiral Theodorus Bailey was born in Chauteaugay, New York on April 12, 180...

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. WorldCat record id: 24599972 John Newland Maffitt (1819-1886) was the son of Ann Carnic and the Reverend John Newland Maffitt, a Methodist minister. Young Maffitt lived in Connec...

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...

Cathcart, James L. (James Leander), 1767-1843

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Cathcart was U.S. consul at Tripoli, later at Madeira and Cadiz. From the description of ALS, 1799 July 14 : Tripoli in Barbary, to William Eaton, U.S. Consul, Tunis. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 14964122 Diplomat. From the description of James L. Cathcart papers, 1785-1817. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981112 American diplomat, American consul in Algeria when it declared war on the United States in May 1801, which forced h...

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 ...

Blagge, John.

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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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...