George Dewey papers, 1805-1949 (bulk 1885-1931).

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Dewey, George, 1837-1917. George Dewey papers, 1805-1949 (bulk 1885-1931).

George Dewey papers, 1805-1949 (bulk 1885-1931).

Correspondence, letterbooks, diaries, journal, military papers, financial papers, scrapbooks, and other papers relating chiefly to Dewey's activities as commander of the U.S. Navy Asiatic Squadron East during the Spanish-American War, especially his command of the USS Olympia during the battle of Manila Bay. Documents his service as commander of the USS Pensacola, European Squadron (European Station), 1885-1888; president of the U.S. Navy General Board, 1899-1917; president of the court of inquiry (1901) concerning Winfield Scott Schley; and commander-in-chief of naval winter maneuvers while aboard the presidential yacht Mayflower, 1902-1903. Also includes correspondence, financial records, and other papers of Dewey's second wife, Mildred McLean Hazen Dewey, relating to family interests in the Rosiclare Lead and Fluorspar Mining Company, her estate, and other matters; letters (1874) from James A. Garfield and William T. Sherman to Mildred Dewey's first husband, William Babcock Hazen; and an account (1904) of Admiral Dewey and the Manila campaign written by Commander Nathan Sargent, U.S.N. Family correspondents include Dewey's parents, Julius Y. Dewey and Mary Perrin Dewey, and his son, George G. Dewey. Other correspondents include Charles J. Bonaparte, Frederick M. Bugher, William E. Chandler, George B. Cortelyou, George Creel, Josephus Daniels, John W. Davis, Grenville Mellen Dodge, John Hay, Robert Lansing, Henry Cabot Lodge, John Davis Long, A.T. Mahan, John R. McLean, William H. Moody, Paul Morton, Truman Handy Newberry, Elisabeth Ellicott Poe, Redfield Procter, Theodore Roosevelt, Elihu Root, Alvin Untermyer, and Oscar Fitzalan Williams.

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Dewey, George, 1837-1917

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George Dewey (December 26, 1837 – January 16, 1917) was Admiral of the Navy, the only person in United States history to have attained the rank. He is best known for his victory at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish–American War, with the loss of only a single crewman on the American side. Dewey was born in Montpelier, Vermont. At age 15, Dewey's father enrolled him at Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont. Two years later Norwich expelled him for drunkenness and herding sheep into...

Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891

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Sherman was born in 1820 in Lancaster, Ohio, near the banks of the Hocking River. His father, Charles Robert Sherman, a successful lawyer who sat on the Ohio Supreme Court, died unexpectedly in 1829. He left his widow, Mary Hoyt Sherman, with eleven children and no inheritance. After his father's death, the nine-year-old Sherman was raised by a Lancaster neighbor and family friend, attorney Thomas Ewing, Sr., a prominent member of the Whig Party who served as senator from Ohio and as the first S...

Dewey, Mary Perrin, -1843?

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Lansing, Robert, 1864-1928

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United States secretary of state, 1915-1920. From the description of Robert Lansing miscellaneous papers, 1916-1927. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754866993 Robert Lansing (b. Oct. 17, 1864, Watertown, New York-d. Oct. 30, 1928, New York, New York) was an American lawyer and politician who served as Legal Advisor to the State Department at the outbreak of World War I, and then as Secretary of State under President Woodrow Wilson from 1915 to 1920. He was married to Eleanor ...

Cortelyou, George Bruce, 1862-1940

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Cortelyou was born in New York City to Rose (née Seary) and Peter Crolius Cortelyou, Jr. He was part of an old New Netherland family whose immigrant ancestor, Jacques Cortelyou, arrived in 1652. He was educated at public schools in Brooklyn, the Nazareth Hall Military Academy in Pennsylvania, and the Hempstead Institute on Long Island. At 20, Cortelyou received a BA degree from Westfield Normal School, now Westfield State University, a teacher's college in Westfield, Massachusetts. He graduat...

Poe, Elisabeth Ellicott, 1886-1947

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Rosiclare Lead and Fluorspar Mining Company

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McLean, John R. (John Roll), 1848-1916

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Chandler, William E. (William Eaton), 1835-1917

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U.S. secretary of the navy, senator from New Hampshire, and lawyer. From the description of William E. Chandler papers, 1863-1917. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982265 U.S. Secretary of the Navy, senator from New Hampshire, and lawyer. From the description of Papers [microform], 1876-1882. (Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center). WorldCat record id: 62739785 William E. Chandler, a Republican, was U.S. Senator from New Hampshire, 1889-1901, Assistant ...

Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881

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James Garfield, twentieth President of the United States, was born in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, in 1831. After embarking on an academic career, he joined the Ohio volunteer infantry regiment, and in 1863 was appointed Major General in the same regiment. He served as a member of the U. S. House of Representatives from 1863 to 1880, when he was elected President. His inauguration took place on March 4, 1881, but his term of office was unfortunately brought to an abrupt end with his assassination by C...

Root, Elihu, 1845-1937

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Elihu Root, born in Clinton, NY, attended Hamilton College (A.B., 1864, A.M. in course, 1867) and University Law School of New York. He served as member Alaskan Boundary Tribunal; United States District Attorney, Southern New York, 1883 - 85; Secretary of War, 1899 - 1904; Secretary of State, 1905 - 09; U.S. Senator from New York, 1909 - 15; Senior Counsel for the U.S., North Atlantic Fisheries Arbitration, The Hague, 1910; Ambassador at Head of Special Diplomatic Mission to Russia, 1...

Proctor, Redfield, 1831-1908

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Redfield Proctor was Secretary of War, 1888-1891. He also served as Governor and Senator from Vermont. George Crook was a Major-general in the army. From the description of TLS, 1889 September 21 : Washington, D.C. to George Crook. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 18501204 Redfield Proctor (1831-1908) was commissioned quartermaster of the 3rd Vermont Regiment June 19, 1861, was promoted to major of the 5th Vermont Regiment September 25, 1861, resigned July 11...

Dewey, Julius Y. (Julius Yemans)

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Williams, Oscar Fitzalan, 1843-1909

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Creel, George, 1876-1953

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Creel served as chairman of the United States Committee on Public Information. From the description of Correspondence of George Creel [manuscript], 1917-1918. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647838807 Author, editor, and U.S. government official. From the description of George Creel papers, 1857-1953 (bulk 1896-1953). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980042 Commissioner, Golden Gate International Exposition. From the description...

Morton, Paul, 1857-1911

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Served as Secretary of the Navy under Theodore Roosevelt in 1904. From the description of Letter, 1904 Aug. 30, Washington, [D.C.] to Will [Bennett, Denver, Colo.]. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 19018367 ...

Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924

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Henry Cabot Lodge (1850-1924) was born into a prominent Boston family in 1850. Through his mother’s family, the Cabots, Lodge traced his lineage back to the 17th century, with one great-grandfather a leading Federalist during the Revolutionary period. Growing up in both an intellectual and privileged household, "Cabot" took naturally to academic subjects, particularly history and literature. Beyond his early devotion to scholarly pursuits, Lodge also enjoyed numerous sports and the great outdoor...

Pensacola (Screw steamer)

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Hazen, William Babcock, 1830-1887

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William Babcock Hazen was the commander of the United States Army's 15th Corps from Tennessee. From the description of Request for passage North, 1865. (College of Charleston). WorldCat record id: 47968197 Hazen served as colonel in the regular army (41st Ohio Infantry) and major general of volunteers during the Civil War. In 1880 he was appointed brigadier general and chief signal officer in the War Department. In this capacity, he was very critical of the failure of Secret...

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...

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Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

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Dodge, Grenville M., 1831-1916

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Schley, Winfield Scott, 1839-1911

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United States Navy rear admiral. Served in both the Civil War and the Spanish-American War. From the description of Winfield Scott Schley autographed note, 1903 Apr. 23. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 181085075 Rear Admiral Winfield Schley was born in 1839 and died in 1911. Highlights of his naval career included blockading squadron during the Civil War, the rescue of Greeley in the Arctic in 1884 and the destruction of Admiral Cervera's fleet during the Spani...

Moody, William H. (William Henry), 1853-1917

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U.S. Supreme Court justice, attorney general, secretary of the navy, and representative from Massachusetts. From the description of William H. Moody papers, 1879-1916. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981907 William Moody was a Confederate soldier in the 1st Georgia Battalion Sharpshooters. From the description of William Moody papers, 1861-1864 [manuscript]. WorldCat record id: 38525508 ...

Daniels, Josephus, 1862-1948

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Josephus Daniels, son of Josephus and Mary (Cleves) Daniels, was born in Washington, North Carolina, May 18, 1862. He attended the Wilson Collegiate Institute. On May 2, 1888, he married Addie W. Bagley. At the age of eighteen, he was editor of the "Wilson Advance"; admitted to the bar in 1885; state printer for North Carolina, 1887-1893; chief clerk, Department of the Interior, 1893-1895; editor of the "Raleigh State Chronicle", 1885; editor of the "Raleigh State News and Observer", 1894-1919; ...

Dewey, George G. (George Goodwin), -1963

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Biographical Note 1837, Dec. 26 Born, Montpelier, Vt. 1854 M.M.S., Norwich University, Northfield, Vt. 1858 Graduated, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. 1858 1861 ...

Olympia (Cruiser)

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The U.S.S Olympia, the flagship of the Asiatic Squadron during the Spanish-American War. The Olympia was commissioned on February 5, 1895 and sailed from Mare Island to take its position as flagship of the Asiatic Squadron on August 25, 1895, under the command of Captain John J. Read. In 1895-1897, the Olympia visited ports in China, Japan, and the Philippines, spending the winter of 1897 in Hong Kong Harbor. On Jan. 3, George Dewey, the new Squadron commander arrived onboard of the Olympia. Whe...

Sargent, Nathan, 1849-1907

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Naval officer. From the description of Nathan Sargent papers, 1866-1957 (bulk 1880-1905). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82275220 Biographical Note 1849, Oct. 29 Born, New York, N.Y. 1870 Graduated, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md 1873 ...

Untermyer, Alvin, 1882-1963

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Dewey, Mildred McLean Hazen, 1850-1931

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Bonaparte, Charles J. (Charles Joseph), 1851-1921

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United States Secretary of the Navy under President Theodore Roosevelt. From the description of Charles J. Bonaparte letter, 1905. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 265034455 Lawyer, municipal and civil service reformer, and U.S. attorney general and secretary of the navy. From the description of Charles J. Bonaparte papers, 1760-1921 (bulk 1874-1921). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83459229 Biographical Note ...

Long, John Davis, 1838-1915

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U.S. secretary of the navy and U.S. representative and governor of Massachusetts. From the description of Letters and signature of John Davis Long, 1885-1900. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71014961 ...

Newberry, Truman Handy, 1864-1945

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Detroit industrialist, assistant secretary and secretary of the Navy (1908), U.S. Senator (1919-1922), treasurer of the Detroit Steel and Spring Co., and director of Peoples State Bank, Packard Motor Car Co., and Cleveland Cliffs Iron Co. From the description of Truman Handy Newberry papers, 1879-1936. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 55791991 ...

Mayflower (Yacht)

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Bugher, Frederick M. (Frederick McLean)

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United States. Navy. General Board

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The General Board, a panel of serving naval officers, was created in 1900 to act as an advisory committee to the secretary of the navy. These officers studied and issued recommendations on matters involving naval technology, strategy, and policy. In 1917 the board began conducting hearings to obtain expert testimony on the questions it considered. From the description of Hearings before the General Board of the Navy, 1917-1950 (inclusive), [microform]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: ...

Hay, John, 1838-1905

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Brown class of 1858. Secretary to Abraham Lincoln; Ambassador to Court of St. James; Secretary of State; author. From the description of Papers, 1829-1916. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 122598680 American diplomat and author. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cleveland, to the editors of The Critic [Jeannette L. and Joseph B. Gilder], 1884 Aug. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 644640373 Statesman, poet, Secretary of State. ...

Dewey family

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United States. Navy. Asiatic Squadron

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