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BOX 1-6 Journals, Logbooks, Notebooks, and Order Books, 1809-1868
Accounts, logs, journals, and a variety of titled notebooks. Some of the notebooks are condensations of published works.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX 1 Notebook, 1809-1821
BOX 1 Logbook and notebook, USS Eagle, 1816-1820
BOX 1 Journals
BOX 1 USS Columbus, 1820-1824
BOX 1 Of a voyage from Boston to Calcutta, India, 1822-1823
BOX 2 USS North Carolina, 1825-1829
BOX 2 Notebook
BOX 2 Poems, 1828
BOX 2 Notes from Domenico Alberto Azuni’s The Maritime Law of Europe (1806)
BOX 2 Logbook, USS North Carolina, 1837-1839
BOX 2 General station book, USS North Carolina 1837
BOX 3 Gunnery report book, 1840
BOX 3 Notebook, 1843
BOX 3 Specification books
BOX 3 USS Saratoga, 1843
BOX 3 USS Saratoga, 1843
BOX 3 Notebooks
BOX 3 Sloops of war, 1843
BOX 3 Frigates, 1843
BOX 3 Naval gunnery, 1843
BOX 4 Watch and quarter bill book, USS Columbus, 1845-1847
BOX 4 Journal, USS Columbus, 1846-1847
BOX 4 Night order book, USS Dale, 1847
BOX 4 Journal, USS Dale, 1847-1848
BOX 4 Logbook, USS Mississippi, 1861-1862
BOX 5 General order book, USS Mississippi, 1861-1862
BOX 5 Account book, 1865
BOX 5 General order book, 1865-1868
BOX 5 Notebooks
BOX 5 Field tactics, undated
BOX 5 Inventories of naval ships, undated
BOX 5 Naval gunnery, undated
BOX 5 Naval tactics, undated
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BOX 6 (2 vols.)
BOX 6 Notes from Washington Irving’s A History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (1828), undated
BOX 6 Notes from John McArthur’s A Treatise of the Principles and Practice of Naval Courts-Martial (1792) undated
BOX 6 Steam engines, undated
BOX 6 Steamship, undated
BOX 7-8 Letterbooks, 1847-1868
Copies of letters sent and a few copies of letters received by Selfridge as commander of ships.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX 7 1847-1862
BOX 8 1862-1864
BOX 8 1866-1868
BOX 9 Correspondence, 1836-1892
Chiefly official letters received and a few drafts of letters sent, with few items after 1874. Includes orders to duty.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX 9 Chiefly official letters received
BOX 10 Miscellany, 1821-1927
Printed matter, a critique of Herman Melville’s White Jacket, commissions, legal documents, proceedings of the naval board, ship specifications, and notes.
Arranged by topic or type of material.
BOX 10 Critique of Herman Melville’s White Jacket, 1851
BOX 10 Commissions, 1855-1870
BOX 10 Legal documents, 1855-1902
BOX 10 Rules and policy regulations of the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, 1863
BOX 10 Proceedings of the naval board in the case of Selfridge, 1864
BOX 10 Ship specifications, 1870
BOX 10 Notes, charts, and tables, mostly undated
BOX 10 Notes on steamship, undated
BOX 10 Printed matter, 1821-1927, undated

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