Letterbook of Charles Boarman, 1838-1858.


Letterbook of Charles Boarman, 1838-1858.

Letterbook kept by Boarman on the U.S.S. Fairfield and U.S.F. Brandywine and at the U.S. Navy Yard, New York. Includes correspondence, general orders, circulars, and specifications of charges for courts-martial. Correspondents include Benjamin F. Bache, Henry E. Ballard, George Bancroft, John Y. Mason, John B. Nicolson, James K. Paulding, Franklin Pierce, John Rodgers, Winfield Scott, Joseph Smith, and Levi Woodbury.

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Ballard, Henry E.

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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...

Bache, Benjamin Franklin, 1801-1881

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Boarman, Charles, 1795-1879

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Naval officer. From the description of Letterbook of Charles Boarman, 1838-1858. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71060567 ...

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Smith, Joseph, 1790-1877

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Woodbury, Levi, 1789-1851

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Lawyer, governor of New Hampshire, U.S. senator, U.S. secretary of the Navy, U.S. secretary of the treasury, and U.S. Supreme Court justice. From the description of Letters, 1813-1851. (New Hampshire Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70963939 U.S. senator from and governor of New Hampshire, U.S. secretary of the navy, U.S. secretary of the treasury, and Supreme Court justice, and lawyer. From the description of Levi Woodbury family papers, 1638-191...

Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869

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Rodgers, John, 1773-1838

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Mason, John Y. (John Young), 1799-1859

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John Young Mason, from Greensville County, Va., was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Virginia, 1831-1837; served as secretary of the Navy, 1844-1845 and 1846-1849; was attorney general of the United States, March 1845-September 1846; and served as United States minister plenipotentiary to France, 1854-1859. From the guide to the John Y. Mason Papers, 1843-1898, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection...

Nicolson, John B., 1783-1846

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