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BOX 1-6 REEL 1-5 Diaries, 1824-1869
Diaries and transcripts, diary notes, and journal entries by Welles including a three-volume retrospective narrative, 1861-1867, and fifteen-volume diary, 1862-1869, written when he was secretary of the navy. A three-volume printed version, as well as diary entries by Welles's son, Edgar Thaddeus, are also included.
Items are arranged chronologically.
BOX 1 REEL 1 Diaries and narratives
1824 , "Journal of an Excursion," original document and partial transcription
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1827, May-Aug. , original document and partial transcription
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1839-1858 , original document and partial transcription
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1843, Oct. 16-19 , original document and transcription
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1853 , original document and transcription
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1855-1856
Vol. 1, 1 1855, Apr.-1856, Jan. 3 , original document (pages blank throughout) and transcription
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BOX 2 REEL 1 Vol. 2, 1856, Jan. 7-Mar. 1 , original document, no transcription
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BOX 2 REEL 2 1861-1867 , retrospective narrative
Vol. 1
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Vol. 2
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Vol. 3
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1862-1869 , diaries
1862, July 13-Oct. 25
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BOX 3 REEL 2 1862, Nov. 1-1863, Apr. 21
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BOX 3 REEL 2 1863, Apr. 22-July 27
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BOX 3 REEL 3 1863, July 27-1864, Jan. 30
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BOX 3 REEL 3 1864, Feb. 1-July 22
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BOX 4 REEL 3 1864, July 25-Dec. 10
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BOX 4 REEL 3 1864, Dec. 15-1865, May 2
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BOX 4 REEL 3 1865, May 8-Dec.30
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BOX 4 REEL 3 1866, Jan. 1-June 15
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BOX 5 REEL 4 1866, June 18-Dec. 21
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BOX 5 REEL 4 1866, Dec. 24-1867, June 20
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BOX 5 REEL 4 1867, June 20-Dec. 2 0
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BOX 5 REEL 4 1867, Dec. 24-1868, May 29
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BOX 6 REEL 4 1868, June 1-1869, Jan. 18
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BOX 6 REEL 5 1869, Jan. 18-June 6
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circa 1910 , Diary of Gideon Welles, handwritten and typescript drafts
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"Diary of Edgar T. Welles," 1862, Sept. 3-9
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BOX 7-9 REEL 5-8 Letterbooks, 1862-1869
Letterbooks from the office of the secretary of the navy containing copies of mostly outgoing letters and memoranda of Gideon Welles and other naval officials.
Arranged chronologically. Alphabetical name indexes with accompanying subject abstracts are located at the beginning of each volume.
BOX 7 REEL 5 1862, June 21-Oct. 4
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BOX 7 REEL 5 1862, Oct. 4-1863, Feb. 2
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BOX 7 REEL 6 1863, Feb. 2-May 22
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BOX 8 REEL 6 1863, May 23-Sept. 30
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BOX 8 REEL 6 1863, July 25-1864, Mar. 17
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BOX 8 REEL 7 1864, Mar. 17-June 27
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BOX 9 REEL 7 1864, June 27-Dec. 10
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BOX 9 REEL 7 1864, Dec. 10-1865, Mar. 3 , and appendix
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BOX 9 REEL 8 1865, Mar. 3-1869, Feb. 26
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BOX 10-27 REEL 8-27 Correspondence, 1820-1878
Letters sent and received.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX 10 REEL 8 1820, Jan.-1826, Mar.
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BOX 10 REEL 8 1826, Apr.-1827, Mar.
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BOX 10 REEL 8 1827, Apr.-1828, Feb.
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BOX 10 REEL 9 1828, Mar.-Oct.
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BOX 11 REEL 9 1828, Nov.-1829, Feb.
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BOX 11 REEL 9 1829, Mar.-Oct.
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BOX 11 REEL 9 1829, Nov.-1830, Mar.
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BOX 11 REEL 9 1830, Apr.-Nov.
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BOX 11 REEL 10 1830, Dec.-1831, Mar.
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BOX 12 REEL 10 1831, Apr.-Dec.
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BOX 12 REEL 10 1832, Jan.-May
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BOX 12 REEL 10 1832, June-Dec.
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BOX 12 REEL 11 1833, Jan.-Aug.
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BOX 12 REEL 11 1833, Sept.-1834, Mar.
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BOX 13 REEL 11 1834, Apr.-Sept.
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BOX 13 REEL 11 1834, Oct.-1835, Mar.
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BOX 13 REEL 11 1835, Apr.-Dec.
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BOX 13 REEL 12 1836, Jan.-Feb.
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BOX 13 REEL 12 1836, Mar.-Apr.
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BOX 14 REEL 12 1836, May-Oct.
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