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Drayton, Percival, 1812-1865
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 840
1.26 linear feet (3 boxes)
Captain Percival Drayton (1812-1865) of Charleston, South Carolina and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was a distinguished U.S. Navy officer who served in the Union Navy during the Civil War. The Percival Drayton family papers, 1827-1967, chiefly... more
Evans, Samuel
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 957
.23 linear feet (2 volumes)
This collection is composed of two volumes: Captain Samuel Evans's letter book, dated 1815 to 1826, and boatswain's accounts from the U.S.S. Tom Bowline, dated 1815 to 1817. Correspondence to Commodore Isaac Chauncey of the U.S. Navy is included
Carman, Ezra Ayers, 1834-1909
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 473
5.5 linear feet (12 boxes)
Ezra Ayers Carman (1834-1909) was a Civil War officer interested in the history of that war and particularly the Battle of Antietam. Carman served on the Antietam Battlefield Board from 1894 to 1898 and in 1905 was appointed chairman of the... more
McBlair family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1932
.2 linear feet (1 box)
The McBlairs were a Maryland family. Collection consists of correspondence and other papers of Captain Charles H. McBlair, United States and Confederate naval officer; his wife, Fanny Duncan McBlair; his mother-in-law, Margaret S. Duncan, of... more
Humphreys, Asheton Y.
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1463
.06 linear feet (1 volume)
One volume, containing a narrative of cruise of U.S.S. Constitution by Asheton Y. Humphreys, dated December 17, 1814 to March 26, 1815. Humphreys previously served as captain's clerk on the Constitution, and sailed this cruise as Chaplain of the... more
Sawyer, Herbert, Sir, 1783-1833
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2685
.77 linear feet (5 volumes)
Sir Herbert Sawyer was a Vice-Admiral in the British Navy. His letter books (4 vols.) and order book (1 vol.) contain copies of official correspondence with the Admiralty and others relating to routine matters, convoys, impressed American seamen,... more
Belton family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 258
1.8 linear feet (4 boxes)
Francis Smith Belton (ca. 1791-1861) was a career officer in the U.S. Army who served in the Mexican War. He was married to Harriet Kirby Belton (1798-1873); their son Winfield Scott Belton (1820-1889) fought with the Confederate Army during the... more
Brandywine (Frigate)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 372
.42 linear feet (3 volumes)
These logbooks (3 vols.) of the frigate Brandywine were kept from June 6, 1848-December 11, 1850. The Brandywine was the flagship of Commodore George W. Storer, and Charles Boarman was Captain. The logs are contemporary copies kept while the ship... more
Behm, Charles F. W., 1813-1882
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 247
.1 linear feet (1 box)
Charles F.W. Behm (1813-1882) was a German-born merchant sea captain who served as a U.S. Navy officer during the Civil War. Collection consists of correspondence, naval orders, report, autograph album, photograph, and memorabilia of Charles F.W.... more
Wilkes, Charles, 1798-1877
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3328
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Charles Wilkes was an American naval officer and explorer. He led the United States Exploring Expedition of the Pacific Ocean, 1838-1842. This collections consists of correspondence by Charles Wilkes, claiming extra compensation while commanding... more
Argus (Brig)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 6374
.13 linear feet (1 volume)
This logbook was kept on board the Argus, a United States Navy ship commanded by Brigadeer William H. Allen. Entries date from April 7-August 1, 1813 and describe cruising in Long Island Sound and past Sandy Hook, New Jersey and the Battery... more
McLaughlin, J. T
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1946
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
J. T. McLaughlin, a midshipman in the United States Navy, kept this diary and logbook of the U.S.S. Erie and U.S.S. Boston. Log entries for the U.S.S. Erie date from September 1-October 3, 1828, during a voyage from New York to the West Indies,... more
Guerriere (Frigate)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 272
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
This volume was kept by John M. Berrien, midshipman in the United States Navy. It contains a log of the U.S.S. Guerriere, commanded by John Smith and bearing the broad pennant of Commodore Charles C.B. Thompson. Entries were made between February... more
Blake, Homer Crane, 1822-1880
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 313
.6 linear feet (2 boxes)
Homer Crane Blake (1822-1880) was a U.S. naval officer. Collection consists of correspondence and other papers relating to Commodore Blake's service in the United States Navy. Includes official letterbook relating to affairs in Africa, China,... more
Read, George C. (George Campbell), 1787-1862
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2534
.15 linear feet (1 v.)
George Campbell Read (1787-1862) was an officer in the U.S. Navy. Collection consists of letters to the United States Secretary of the Navy and other naval officers, while Read was in command of squadrons off the west coast of Africa and in the... more
Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3275
1.75 linear feet (7 boxes); 4 microfilm reels
Gideon Welles (1802-1878) was an American politician and editor. He served as Secretary of the Navy from 1861 to 1869 under Presidents Lincoln and Johnson after having political positions in Connecticut as a member of the Democratic Party. He left... more
Hughes, Aaron Konkle
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1458
.75 linear feet (6 volumes)
This collection is comprised of 6 volumes: midshipman's logs of the U. S. frigate Constitution, March 13 1839 through September 16, 1840, and of the U. S. brigantine Boxer, April 21, 1842 through October 6, 1843; letter books while in command... more
Kearney, Lawrence
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1625
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Lawrence Kearney was a lieutenant commander in the United States Navy in 1817, and continued a naval career through the time of his death in 1868. Kearney earned the rank of commodore in 1867. Lawrence Kearney's sketchbook contains colored... more
Dahlgren, John Adolphus Bernard, 1809-1870
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 721
.3 linear feet (3 v.)
John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren (1809-1870), a United States naval officer, was commandant of the Washington Naval Yard. Collection contains papers of Dahlgren and his wife, Madeleine Vinton Dahlgren. Includes John Dahlgren's 1867 letterbook... more
Independence (Ship : 1814-1913)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 452
.08 linear feet (1 volume)
This volume was kept by Charles H. Caldwell, midshipman in the United States Navy, and served as the logbook of three ships: the U.S.S. Independence, U.S.S. Lynx, and U.S.S. Prometheus. Entries for the U.S.S. Independence were made from July... more
Potomac (Frigate)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1763
.08 linear feet (1 volume)
Logbook kept by Levi Lincoln, Jr., midshipman in the U. S. Navy, during a cruise of the U. S. Frigate Potomac, commanded by Captain John Downes, from Sandy Hook to Sumatra, August 26, 1831 to February 17, 1832. Includes two maps
Goldsborough, Louis Malesherbes, 1805-1877
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1169
1 linear foot (4 boxes); 2 microfilm reels
Louis Malesherbes Goldsborough (1805-1877), U.S. naval officer, was Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy. Collection consists of general incoming correspondence, 1821-1873, and official reports and letters received while Goldsborough... more
Macedonian (Frigate : 1810-1828)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1826
.1 linear feet (1 volume)
Midshipman John Reed, Jr. kept this logbook on board the U.S.S. Madeconian, a frigate commanded by Captain John Downes, while cruising for the most part in the Pacific Ocean, stopping at various ports in Central and South America
Lord, John
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1805
.5 linear feet (1 box, 1 volume)
This collection consists of material from U. S. Navy gunners John Lord and John R. Covington. Contents include regulations for U.S.S. Constitution; ordinance specifications of rigging and equipment of ships; formulas and tables in gunnery; gunners... more
Parrish, Joseph
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2342
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Joseph Parrish was a midshipman in the U.S. Navy stationed aboard the U.S. frigate Congress, Commodore Robert F. Stockton's flagship. The Congress traveled the Pacific coast from San Francisco to Mazatlan during the Mexican-American War. Parrish's... more
Inderwick, James, -1815
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1500
.1 linear feet (1 volume)
Journal kept by ship surgeon James Inderwick from May 11 to August 21, 1813, on board U.S. Brig Argus, commanded by William H. Allen. The surgeon's journal contains daily sick reports and daily accounts of captures. On August 14, 1813, the Argus... more
Long, J. Collings
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3061
.04 linear feet (1 volume)
Internal regulations for the government of the U.S.S. Boston, issued by the Commander J. Collings Long in the New York Harbor, November 12, 1840. The regulations consist of 75 articles defining duties of the ship's personnel
Boxer (Ship)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1801
.08 linear feet (1 volume)
This logbook was kept on board the U.S.S. Boxer by Timothy Gay, midshipman in the United States Navy, from March 13-July 18, 1816. The ship was commanded by Lieutenant John Porter. Entries describe cruises between Havana and New Orleans. Around... more
Evans, Amos A., 1785-1848
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 956
.15 linear feet (1 volume)
One volume containing the journal of Amos A. Evans, surgeon aboard the warship U.S.S. Independence during the Second Barbary War, dated May 21, 1815 to January 31, 1816. The Independence cruised as Commodore Bainbridge's flagship from Boston to... more
Lexington (Sloop)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1748
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
This logbook of the U.S.S. Lexington was kept between July 13, 1837 and April 25, 1838 by Pierre Cortlandt Van Wyck, a midshipman in the United States Navy. The ship was commanded by John H. Clark and cruised from Portsmouth, New Hampshire and... more