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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Hawkins, John T.
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1358
.1 linear feet (1 volume)
Memorandum book of John T. Hawkins, 2nd Assistant Engineer, U. S. Navy, containing an "Account of the principal occurrences during the voyages of the Pensacola," U. S. sloop-of-war on which he served from September 1, 1861 to September 10, 1863;... more
Ballard, Lockett Ford
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 189
12.81 linear feet (34 boxes)
Collection consists mainly of correspondence and professional papers reflecting Ballard's life as a gay man, both in military and civilian life, and his work as a museum curator. Correspondents include Ballard's friends, family, classmates, and... more
Welling, Richard, 1858-1946
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3278
.25 linear feet (1 volume)
Richard Ward Greene Welling (1858-1946), New York City lawyer and reformer, was founder of the National Self Government Committee and president of the George Junior Republic. He was active in political and municipal reform and belonged to many... 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
Cowles, M.C
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 19027
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Letter from M.C. Cowles to Cal Chord dated June 19, 1914 describing his sudden undesirable discharge from the Navy on the suspicion of sexual activity with another man
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
Macedonian (Sloop of war : 1852-1875)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3063
.29 linear feet (1 volume)
These three logbooks were kept on board the U.S.S. Macedonian during a trip from New York to Japan between February 1853 and May 1855. Two were kept by John R. C. Lewis and the third was kept by Lawrence F. Lewis. The Macedonian was one of the... more
Almy, John Jay, 1815-1895
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 58
2 v
Naval officer. Letter book kept by Almy while he was commander of American ships of war CONNECTICUT and JUNIATA, 1864-1866; and journal kept while commanding the CONNECTICUT and FULTON, 1857-1864. Includes information on the capture of William... more
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
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