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Myers-Burrage-Graham Papers (I) Group B

Identifier: Mss. 98 M99 Group B

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Scope and Contents

Papers, 1886-1942, of Vice-Admiral Guy Hamilton Burrage. Includes commissions, orders, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks and medals. Includes material relating to his command of the "U. S. S. Nebraska" during World War I and the "U. S. S. Memphis" which returned Charles A. Lindbergh from Paris after his historic flight. There are also papers relating to his involvement in an attempt to resolve the Lindbergh kidnapping case in 1932.

Addition to this collection:

Scrapbook of Vice Admiral Guy Hamilton Burrage from 1927.  Includes clippings, photographs, telegraphs, and mementos relating to Charles A. Lindbergh and his trans-Atlantic voyage from France to the United States on board Burrage's Flagship, "USS Memphis" in 1927.  The scrapbook also contains some news clippings and two letters between Burrage and Lindbergh relating to the kidnapping of Lindbergh's son.  Other portions of the scrapbook document, through photographs and ephemera, Burrage's Official visits to Norway, Holland, Germany, England, Ireland, Gibraltar, Spain, Portugal, and Algiers.


  • Creation: 1888-1942


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Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical Information:

Vice-Admiral Guy Hamilton Burrage was born 14 June 1867. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy. He served in the Spanish-American War and World War I. He served as commandant of midshipmen at the Naval Academy and of the Norfolk Navy Yard. He was commander of United States Naval Forces in Europe in 1926-28 and brought back Lindbergh and the i> from Paris. He married Mary Ricketts Graham. He died 16 June 1954 and is buried in the Congressional Cemetery. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki:


3.50 Linear Feet

Acquisition Information:



Acc. 2016.111, Scrapbook of VADM Guy Hamilton Burrage was added in July 2016.  It was donated by Barton Myers.

Related Materials:

See also; Gustavus A. Myers Papers, 1834-1869, Samuel Myers Papers, 1796-1845, and the Myers-Burrage-Graham Papers (I) Groups A and C, Myers Papers (II), all at Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Separated Materials:

Medals were transferred to the Manuscript Artifact Collection in 2009.

Processing Information:

Processed by Lois Dietz in 2000.

Guide to the Myers-Burrage-Graham Papers (I) Group B
Finding Aid Authors: Lois Dietz.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Revision Statements

  • May 24th, 2018: Updated by Anne Johnson in 2009, SCRC Staff in 2016.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository