Naval History Society Collection, 1721-1993 (bulk, 1781-1936).

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Naval History Society. Naval History Society Collection, 1721-1993 (bulk, 1781-1936).

Naval History Society Collection, 1721-1993 (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. Included are correspondence, letterbooks, journals and diaries, lectures, essays, account books, biographical writings, genealogical information, scrapbooks, orders, notes, articles and clippings, photographs, manuscripts, and ships' logs. The collection also includes the organizational records and correspondence of the Naval History Society itself.

70 linear feet (104 boxes, 230 v.)

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Constitution (Frigate)

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U.S.S. Constitution, also known as "Old Ironsides". From the description of Agreement, 1826-1828. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58662266 Also known as Old Ironsides; wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy; Thos. McDonough Esq. Com. New York, 28 Oct. 1824; launched in 1797, Constitution was one of the six original frigates authorized for construction by the Naval Act of 1794; currently a fully commissioned US Navy shi...

Point Lookout Prison Camp for Confederates

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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 ...

Naval War College (U.S.)

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Great Britain. Royal Navy

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Richard Howe, Earl Howe, was born in London, England, on March 19, 1726, the son of Emanuel Scrope Howe (1699-1735) and Mary Sophia Charlotte von Kielmansegg (1703-1782). Around 1735, he joined the crew of the merchant ship Thames, and in July 1739 he joined the 40-gun Royal Navy ship Pearl . Howe then served on several ships in the Caribbean and off the South American coast. After being promoted to lieutenant in 1744 and post captain in 1746, he continued his military service in th...

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. ...

Monitor (Ironclad)

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New-York Historical Society

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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 ...

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 ...

New-York Historical Society. Library

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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 ...

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...

Bon Homme Richard (Ship)

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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...

Naval History Society. John S. Barnes Memorial Library.

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France. Marine

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Jean-Baptiste-Charles-Henri-Hector d'Estaing was born in Ravel, France, on November 24, 1729, the son of Charles-Fran├žois d'Estaing, the Marquis de Salliant, and Marie-Henriette Colbert de Maulevrier. He served as a military officer during the War of Austrian Succession and the Seven Years' War. He spent most of the latter conflict in India, where he was promoted to lieutenant general in 1762, and was governor of Saint-Domingue (now Haiti) from 1764-1766. D'Estaing was promoted to vice admiral i...

United States Naval institute

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Serapis (Ship)

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