Found 82 collections related to United States. Navy

Hanford, Franklin, 1844-
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1305
1.5 linear feet (4 boxes)
Franklin Hanford (1844-1928) was an American career naval officer. Upon his retirement in 1903, he became a farmer in Scottsville, N.Y. and pursued his interest in the history of western New York. Collection contains personal papers of Hanford and... more
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
Europe, James R. (James Reese), 1917-2001
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 629
1 folder
James Reese Europe, Jr., son of the well-known African-American musician James Reese Europe (1881-1919) and dancer Bessie Simms, was a seaman in the Merchant Marines during World War II. In 1942 the Marine Firemen's, Oilers, Watertenders and... more
France. Marine
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1062
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
This manuscript notebook, written in French, contains notes about naval events involving the French Navy in the years 1778 through 1781. Included are notes about the French Navy's participation in the American Revolution; lists of ships;... more
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
Taylor, Paul F.
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2956
.1 linear feet (1 volume)
Paul F. Taylor was a machinists mate, 3rd class, "M" Division in the U.S. Navy. His narrative, dating from January to February of 1945, details the journey of the U.S.S. Quincy to Malta and Suez while carrying President Franklin D. Roosevelt to... 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
Bowles, Francis Tiffany, 1858-1927
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 356
1.01 linear feet (5 volumes)
These papers of Francis Tiffany Bowles, Assistant Naval Constructor in the United States Navy, relate to the construction of the U.S.S. Texas and the U.S.S. Raleigh, as well as gun boats, auxiliary boats, and other vessels. They include... more
Gill, Robert, 1804-1875
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1158
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Receipt book kept by Robert Gill, U. S. Navy Storekeeper in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, listing monies paid out for supplies furnished to United States ships such as Philadelphia, United States, Norfolk, Ganges, Enterprize, and Patapsco
Shufeldt, Robert Wilson, 1822-1895
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2748
.19 linear feet (1 volume)
This collection contains approximately 160 letters addressed to Robert Wilson Shufeldt as commander of U.S.S. Plymouth, dated August 7, 1871 to July 1, 1873. The letters are mounted in a folio scrapbook
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
Mastick, Seabury C.
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1908
3.5 linear feet (2 boxes, 19 v.)
Seabury Cone Mastick (1871-1969) was a New York state legislator. Collection consists of correspondence, scrapbooks and family papers of Mastick. General correspondence concerns New York state politics, especially Mastick's work as chairman of the... more
Stewart, H. H
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2886
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Report on proposed engines of the U. S. iron clad ship Puritan, made by Chief Engineer H. H. Stewart, a member of the board convened at Chester, Pennsylvania. The report is dated June 12 to August 24, 1877 and totals 48 pages
Diggins, Bartholomew
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 810
.15 linear feet (1 v.)
Bartholomew Diggins was a seaman in the U.S. Navy during the Civil War. Collection consists of Diggins's recollections of the cruise of the U.S.S. Hartford, Admiral David Farragut's flagship in the naval operations on the Mississippi River, in... 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
Berg, Vernon E. (Vernon Edward), 1951-
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3444
Artist and gay rights activist Copy Berg was born Vernon E. Berg, III on July 10, 1951. He attended the United States Naval Academy from 1970-1974 and then served with the U. S. Navy Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean. In 1975 the Navy sought to... 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
Sproston, John Glendy, 1828-1862
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2852
.33 linear feet (2 volumes)
This collection consists of two volumes, with journals kept by J. Glendy Sproston of the U. S. Navy aboard various ships, including the Macedonian, commanded by Captain Abbott and attached to the Perry Expedition to Japan. The journals date from... 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
Foulk, George Clayton, 1856-1893
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1052
1 linear foot (3 boxes and one oversize folder); 2 microfilm reels
George Clayton Foulk (1856-1893) served as naval attaché to the first U.S. legation sent to Korea in 1883 and was chargé d'affaires in Seoul from 1885 until 1887. Subsequently, he was a businessman in Japan and then a university professor of... 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