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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 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 REEL 1 Vol. 2, 1856, Jan. 7-Mar. 1, original document, no transcription
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BOX 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 REEL 2 1862, Nov. 1-1863, Apr. 21
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BOX REEL 2 1863, Apr. 22-July 27
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BOX REEL 3 1863, July 27-1864, Jan. 30
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BOX REEL 3 1864, Feb. 1-July 22
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BOX REEL 3 1864, July 25-Dec. 10
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BOX REEL 3 1864, Dec. 15-1865, May 2
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BOX REEL 3 1865, May 8-Dec.30
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BOX REEL 3 1866, Jan. 1-June 15
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BOX REEL 4 1866, June 18-Dec. 21
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BOX REEL 4 1866, Dec. 24-1867, June 20
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BOX REEL 4 1867, June 20-Dec. 2 0
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BOX REEL 4 1867, Dec. 24-1868, May 29
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BOX REEL 4 1868, June 1-1869, Jan. 18
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BOX 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 REEL 5 1862, June 21-Oct. 4
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BOX REEL 5 1862, Oct. 4-1863, Feb. 2
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BOX REEL 6 1863, Feb. 2-May 22
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BOX REEL 6 1863, May 23-Sept. 30
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BOX REEL 6 1863, July 25-1864, Mar. 17
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BOX REEL 7 1864, Mar. 17-June 27
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BOX REEL 7 1864, June 27-Dec. 10
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BOX REEL 7 1864, Dec. 10-1865, Mar. 3, and appendix
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BOX 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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