144 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Naval officers.

  1. Charles Wilkes papers, 1607-1959

    6,500 items. 45 containers plus 3 oversize plus 1 vault. 18 linear feet. 26 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Naval officer and explorer. Official and family correspondence, journals and diaries, legal and financial papers, autobiography and other writings, and scientific notebooks relating to Wilkes's command of an expedition (1838-1842) to the Antarctic, Hawaii and various other Pacific islands, and the northwest coast of the United States; his capture of J. M. Mason and John Slidell in the Trent affair (1861); and his command of the James River Flotilla and West India Squadron during the Civil War. Includes legal and business papers of the Wilkes family in England.

  2. Matthew Fontaine Maury papers, 1825-1960

    14,650 items. 64 containers plus 2 oversize. 17.5 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Naval officer and oceanographer. Correspondence, letterbooks, diaries, journals, speeches, articles, and other writings, notebooks, electrical experiment book, charts, and printed material relating chiefly to Maury's naval career, scientific activities and interests, service as a Confederate agent in England, and work as an immigration official for Southern expatriates in Mexico, and to the Maury (Morey) family.

  3. H. Kent Hewitt papers, 1903-1972

    2000 items. 10 containers plus 1 oversize. 4.6 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Naval officer. Correspondence, naval planning memoranda, writings, and newspaper clippings documenting Hewitt's naval career, especially as commander of United States naval forces in the Mediterranean during World War II.

  4. David D. Porter family papers, 1799-1899

    7,000 items. 33 containers plus 1 oversize. 10 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Naval officer. Correspondence, journals, logbooks, orders, reports, memoranda, family papers, drafts of articles, memoirs, poems, short stories, and other literary writings, sketches, photographs, and printed matter documenting David D. Porter's naval career. Includes material on his years as a midshipman, his service in the Mexican War, trips to the Mediterranean to secure camels for use by the United States Army, Civil War service, superintendency of the United States Naval Academy, mission to Santo Domingo concerning the lease of Samaná Bay in the Dominican Republic, and his career as an advisor to the Navy Department (1870-1891) and chairman of the United States Navy Board of Inspection and Survey (1877-1891).

  5. William K. Romoser papers, 1922-1982

    4,000 items. 15 containers. 6 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    United States naval officer. Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, certificates, account book, radio script, and printed matter relating to Romoser's career in the United States Navy.

  6. John H. Towers papers, 1830-1989

    5,000 items. 15 containers plus 4 oversize. 8 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    United States Navy officer and early naval aviator. Diaries, naval and personal correspondence, memoranda, orders for duty, aviation logs, speeches and writings, biographical notebooks and sketches, photographs, reports, scrapbooks, blueprints, charts, and newspaper clippings documenting Towers's naval career and his participation in naval aviation from its inception in 1911 to World War II and after.

  7. Andrew H. Foote papers, 1822-1890

    1,000 items. 11 containers plus 1 oversize. 4.4 linear feet. 5 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Naval officer. Correspondence, letterbooks, manuscript of "Africa and the American Flag" (1854), journals, logbooks, miscellaneous ships' records, and other papers relating principally to Foote's naval career, trade with Japan, missionaries in Hawaii, Civil War naval actions, and Foote's personal life. Also includes a journal, 1845-1847, kept by Madison Rush on a cruise from New York to China and South America.

  8. Earle H. Kincaid papers, 1917-1972

    750 items. 3 containers plus 1 oversize. 1.2 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    United States navy officer. Correspondence, memoranda, rosters, reports, writings, and printed matter relating to Kincaid’s naval career.

  9. Porter family papers, 1811-1881

    100 items. 2 containers. .6 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Naval officers and authors. Papers of David Porter (1780-1843) and his son, David Dixon Porter (1813-1891) relating to their naval careers and families.

  10. Harry E. Yarnell papers, 1909-1958

    875 items. 3 containers plus 1 classified. 1 linear foot. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Naval officer. Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, reports, articles, printed matter, and miscellaneous papers related to military aspects of United States China policy, reorganization of United States armed forces, naval and military strategy during World War II, and Yarnell’s naval career.

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