Found 84 collections related to United States. Navy

Gordon, Charles
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4004
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Letters from Charles Gordon, United States Navy, to Naval Agent John Bullus in New York, 1811-1813. Letters relate to both military and social matters
Foote, Andrew H. (Andrew Hull), 1806-1863
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4386
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Correspondence between Rear Admiral Andrew Hull Foote and various parties written between 1852 and 1862. Topics include the temperance movement, the discharge of an "impertinent" sailor, claims filed against the vessel "Martha" for seamen's wages,... more
Jones, John Paul, 1747-1792
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4473
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
One letter, dated September 7, 1777, to Captain Hector McNeill in Boston; a transcript of Jones' commission probably sent to John de Neufville & Son in 1779; and an undated autograph
Mahan, A. T. (Alfred Thayer), 1840-1914
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4537
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Correspondence, largely with John Shaw Billings, relating to research done at the New York Public Library by American naval strategist and historian Alfred Thayer Mahan. Some letters include brief discussions of naval history. Also included are... more
United States. Navy
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 6357
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
This volume is a code book used by the United States Navy in 1814 that contains color illustrations of flags and signal numbers for words, names of commanding officers, and ships. This volume may have been used onboard the Ship Congress
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
Blue, Charles
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 324
.31 linear feet (1 volume, 1 folder)
The U.S. Sloop of War Vandalia set sail on February 14, 1853 and joined Commodore Matthew C. Perry's East Indies Squadron. She was present at Perry's historic entrance into Tokyo Bay on February 13, 1854 and in 1855 helped to protect American... 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
Wilson, William, 1756-1828
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 24862
1.26 linear feet (3 boxes)
William Wilson (1756-1828) of Clermont, Columbia County, New York, was a physician, postmaster, and judge, and an estate manager for the Livingston family at Clermont. The William Wilson family papers, 1792-1884, comprise professional and personal... more
Ronckendorff, William, 1812-1891
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2617
.21 linear feet (1 box)
William Ronckendorff (1812-1891) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was an American naval officer. He joined the U.S. Navy as midshipman in 1832 (passed 1838), and was commissioned Lieutenant in 1843, Commander in June 1861, and Captain in 1866,... more
Reddick, Lawrence Dunbar, 1910-1995
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 490
3.46 linear feet (6 boxes)
Lawrence D. Reddick served as curator of the Schomburg Collection of Negro Literature, 1939-1948. An African-American historian, Reddick was interested in the role of the black soldier in U.S. wars and published on this topic. Concerned that 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Conner, David, 1792-1856
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 642
5.7 linear feet (19 boxes)
David Conner (1792-1856) was a United States naval officer. He served as Navy Commissioner; chief of the Bureau of Construction, Equipment and Repair; commander of the U.S. naval force in the Gulf of Mexico during the war with Mexico; and... more
Edwards, David S., d. 1874
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 963
.2 linear feet (1 box)
David S. Edwards (d. 1874) was a surgeon in the U.S. Navy and served on various warships. In 1857 he was appointed Surgeon of the Fleet for the Pacific Squadron. Collection consists of journal, orders and other papers related to Edwards's naval... 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
Phillips, Dinwiddie Brazier
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2408
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Dinwiddie B. Phillips was an Assistant Surgeon in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. "Mississippi".
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