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Alvin D. Chandler Naval Record

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00055
Overview

This is an official naval record of Rear Admiral Alvin Duke Chandler.  Two hole punches are in the top of each page conforming to the manner in which a Naval Officer's Record is maintained.

Dates: 1925- 1951

Barraud Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 65 B26
Scope and Contents Correspondence and other papers, mostly 1810-1860, of the Barraud family of Norfolk, Virginia. Correspondence of Dr. Philip Barraud (1758-1830), his wife, Ann Blaws (Hansford) Barraud (1760-1836), and their children, included Daniel Cary Barraud (1790-1867), Otway Byrd Barraud (b. 1801), and Leliana (Barraud) Baker (b. 1805). A number of the letters, as well as some poems, are from St. George Tucker (1752-1827), a close friend of Barraud's when he lived in Williamsburg,...
Dates: 1799-1904; Majority of material found in 1810-1860

Barron Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 65 B29
Scope and Contents Papers and correspondence of three generations of Samuel Barrons, all of whom were involved in naval affairs. Papers, 1793-1809, of Samuel Barron (1765-1810), commander of one of the Mediterranean squadrons sent to defeat Tripoli. Papers concern naval business and the War with Tripoli. Includes correspondence with his brother James Barron, Stephen Decatur, William Eaton (concerning his controversy with Tobias Lear over the Tripolitan peace settlement), Tobias Lear, Edward Preble, John...
Dates: 1793-1942

James Barron Papers (I)

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 65 B27
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers of Commodore James Barron relating to his career in the United States Navy, and especially relating to The Chesapeake-Leopard Affair in 1807 and to his duel with Stephen Decatur. Collection includes photocopies of patents issued to Barron for his inventions and a typescript of William Oliver Stevens' An Affair of Honor, a biography of Barron. Correspondents include John Adams, Jesse Duncan Elliott, Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, Amos Kendall, Duff Green and Abel...
Dates: 1766-1899

Joseph Beale Letter to his Wife

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01173
Scope and Contents

Letter written April 27, 1854 from Joseph Beale, U.S. Germantown, Montevideo, South America, to his wife, in care of Col. Blow, Norfolk, concerning his fondness for his wife and child and his wish to leave the Navy as a doctor and enter into private practice. ALS

Dates: 1854 April 27

Charles H. Bell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 65 B41
Scope and Contents The collection includes the correspondence, certificates, photographs, accounts, and journals of Rear Admiral Charles H. Bell. Naval journals cover Bell's service in the Mediterranean Sea from 1855-1858. The photographs are a mix of personal and souvenirs, which largely depict men and women from Peru. There is also material related to his role as executor for the estate of Samuel Swartwout. The collection also includes papers related to the Smith family, particularly Bell's executor and...
Dates: 1772-1929; Majority of material found in 1852-1875

Bernard T. Lindsey Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00075
Scope and Contents

Large amount of letters from Bernard T. Lindsey to his wife, Julia from 1943-1946.  During World War II, Lindsey served as a Bosuns' Mate, First Class in the United States Navy.  He participated in the Pacific theater and served on board the USS RINGOLD (1940), USS ALBERMARLE (1941), USS NEW JERSEY BB-62 (1942), and USS WISCONSIN BB-64 (1943-1946). These letters cover the time that Lindsey served on the USS WISCONSIN.

Dates: 1943-1946

Clement M. Butler Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00845
Scope and Contents Letters written to the Rev. Clement M. Butler, Rector of St. John's Church, Georgetown, Washington, D.C., relating to the deaths and funeral obsequies of victims of the explosion on board the "U.S.S. Princeton" on February 28, 1844. The "Princeton" was the first screw-steam warship in the United States Navy. The 1844 accident occurred on board when a defective gun burst during a shooting demonstration, killing Secretary of State Abel P. Upshur, Secretary of the Navy Thomas Gilmer and...
Dates: 1844

Cyril Buzek, Sr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00077
Scope and Contents 154 letters, 2 postcards, and a photograph, 1945–1946.  The letters are from Cyril Buzek to his parents and sisters in Lane City, Texas.  Buzek came to Camp Peary, near Williamsburg, Virginia, in January 1945 for basic training in the Navy.  After short stints in Norfolk and Newport News, he was sent to Panama in July 1945, where he was posted at various sites.  The nearly continuous stream of letters ended in late December 1945, but there were two additional ones from Panama written in May...
Dates: 1945-1946

Carl S. Worboys Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00442
Content Description Carl Stape Worboys, MD (1911-1992), Captain, US Army WWII. 27 letters and VMails from Dr. Worboys to his family, written from Europe between 1943-1945 while he served in the US Army aboard the USS Seminole and USS Acadia, both hospital ships. Dr. Worboys writes about his travel across the Atlantic, weather and conditions in Europe and the Mediterranean, books he has read, church services, and the lack of alcohol to the troops. He states in one letter that some of the men are torn of where...
Dates: 1943-1945

James W. Caywood Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00277
Scope and Contents Scrapbook pertaining to James W. Caywood's service in the United States Navy during World War II while in Hawaii as part of the 26th Special Naval Construction Battalion. The bulk of the scrapbook contains photographs, newspaper clippings, and drawings kept by Caywood while serving in Hawaii. Some of the photographs document the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 and depict Caywood and other African-American sailors in everyday life on the island, as well as local Hawaiian women. Newspaper...
Dates: circa 1941-1949; Majority of material found within 1944-1945

Chesapeake Bay Navigational Map Engraving

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01231
Scope and Contents

Map entitled "Entrance to the Chesapeake Bay" reduced from the surveys made by D.P. Adams. By E. Blunt. Note says copper plate engraving.

Dates: 1837

Civil War Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.1 C76
Scope and Contents The Civil War Collection is an artificial collection of material, chiefly 1861-1865, pertaining to the American Civil War including items from both Union and Confederate forces. The collection includes official correspondence, general and special orders, descriptions of campaigns and battles, articles concerning the war, and artifacts. There are pardons, poems, songs, autographs, maps, muster rolls, pen and ink sketches of camp life, engineers' drawings, and a memorandum of signals used by...
Dates: 1856-1940

William Tell Cobb Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 98 C63
Scope and Contents Letters of William Tell Cobb (1840-1913), of Mauricetown, New Jersey, and his brother, Edwin Cobb (b. 1838), also of Mauricetown, New Jersey. William Cobb participated in the battles of Fair Oaks and 2nd Manassas while in the Army, and the battle of Fort Fisher while in the Navy; he describes these battles in his letters. Edwin Cobb provides an eyewitness account of the battle between the "Monitor" and the "Merrimac". Other topics dealt with in the letters are camp conditions and everyday...
Dates: 1802-1965

James Cornick Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.2 C81
Scope and Contents

Papers (including accounts, reports and a general order) of Doctor James Cornick, fleet surgeon (on board the "Savannah" in the Pacific Squadron, United States Navy, concerning medical stores.

Dates: 1850-1872

Harold R. Cunningham Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2012.408
Scope and Contents

Letters, 1943-1946, of Harold R. Cunningham, a Navy chaplain from California.  Includes letters written while at the Chaplain's School at the College of William & Mary and while on subsequent duty assignments in Wales, at the Sampson Naval Training Center in New York and aboard the USS Arkansas.  Most of the letters are addressed to his mother in California.  All others are addressed to  his wife.

Dates: 1943-1946

Robert L. Curtin Scrapbook, 1941-1949

 Collection — Box: 1, Bound Volume: 1
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2009.023
Scope and Contents

Scrapbook of Robert L. Curtin, covering the years 1941-1949, including his years served in the U.S. Navy, 1943-1945. Included are letters of both private and military nature, photographs, newspaper clippings, military orders, wedding announcements, telegrams, invitations, and currency. Places mentioned in the scrapbook are Connecticut; Massachusetts; Camp Peary, Williamsburg, Virginia; California; and the Philippines.

Dates: 1941-1949

Robert C. DeCordy Diary

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV D29
Scope and Contents

Diary, October 5-November 11, 1863, of Robert C. DeCordy, acting as 3rd assistant engineer, U. S. S. Philadelphia, while the side-wheeled steamer was serving in the Union blockade squadron near Charleston, South Carolina. The volume includes sketches of maps of Charleston, sketches of ships, and newspaper clippings relating to the siege of Charleston.

Dates: 1863

D. R. Evans Letter to F. W. Dickins

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01543
Scope and Contents

Two page letter commending Rear-Admiral F. W. Dickins for his service as Commander of the Coast Squadron as he retires. Evans notes that Dickins was an excellent squadron commander and his hallmarks were "cheerful, prompt and efficient compliance with every requirement of whatever nature" throughout his years of service. Evans expresses hope that Dickins "will enjoy a well-earned rest" at this conclusion of his work.

Dates: 1906 May 16

Robert F. Fiske Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00982
Scope and Contents Letters from Robert F. Fiske, a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserve during World War II, possibly stationed or serving in Washington, D.C., Norfolk, Virginia and Bermuda, to his wife, Deborah Fiske. His wife appears to live in Brookline, then Boston, Massachusetts. He is an educated man who writes with a casual style. There were three items not related to World War I included with this accession: two items from World War II - description of Shaef War Room at Reims, France and...
Dates: 1917-1947

W. A. Fountain Letters to Evelyn Lanphere

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS 00220
Content Description This collection consists of over 85 handwritten letters and 3 photographs. It documents the final year of World War II (1945) from the perspective of a United States Navy parachute rigger stationed at U.S.N.A.S. Klamath Falls in Oregon. W.A. (Wilfred Allen or Al) Fountain wrote to Evelyn Ruth Lanphere, who lived in Coupeville, on Whidbey Island, in Washington State. Few letters are dated; envelope postmarks detail the letters’ chronology. The end of World War II is often...
Dates: Other: 1945 February - July

Gabriel Galt Williamson collection

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01872
Content Description

The collection contains a log book, correspondence and biographical materials documenting the life of midshipman Gabriel Galt Williamson. Williamson served on the U.S.S. North Carolina, flagship of commodore John Rodgers in the Mediterranean. Biographical information including a timeline outlining the life of Williamson is also included in the collection.

Dates: 1825-1939

George P. Mell Family Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01912
Dates: 1942-1946

Grigsby-Galt Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2009.308
Scope and Contents This collection contains the family papers of members of the Grigsby and Galt Families. Mary Blair Grigsby married William W. Galt in 1881.  The collection contains papers of various members of the Grigsby family, particulary Hugh Blair Grigsby who was a historian and Chancellor of The College of William and Mary and his son, Hugh Carrington Grigsby who lived his entire life at the family farm, Edgehill, in Charlotte County, Virginia. The collection also contains the personal...
Dates: 1736-1982; Majority of material found in 1840-1930

John Lesslie Hall, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 78 H14
Scope and Contents Papers, 1937-1973, of Admiral John Lesslie Hall, Jr. of Williamsburg and Alexandria, Va. and while stationed at Pearl Harbor, San Francisco and Norfolk, Va. The papers are both personal and professional. The collection contains material concerning World War II Operations TORCH (North Africa), BIGOT-HUSKY, AVALANCHE (Salerno), NEPTUNE-OVERLORD, and as well as the Army-Navy joint agreement on Normandy. Also includes material pertaining to his work with the USO, the Naval War College, Army War...
Dates: 1893-1973

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Barron family 1
Barron, Samuel, 1808-1888 1
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Beck, Frederick D. 1
Bell, Charles Heyer, 1798-1875 1
Blair, James, 1656-1743 1
Burke, Arleigh A., 1901-1996 1
Burrage, Guy Hamilton, 1867-1954 1
Butler, C. M. (Clement Moore), 1810-1890 1
Buzek, Cyril, Sr., 1922-1958 1
Cabana, Leonard R. 1
Camp Peary (Va.) 1
Carpenter, Albina 1
Carpenter, Avery 1
Carpenter, Betty 1
Carpenter, Charlotte 1
Carpenter, James E. 1
Carpenter, James Saylor 1
Carpenter, Paul A. 1
Carpenter, Velma 1
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College of William and Mary. Office of the President 1
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Dismal Swamp Canal Company 1
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Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969 1
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Fairbanks, Douglas, 1909- 1
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Galt, William Richard, 1818-1892 1
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Godson, Susan H. (Godson, Susan Hall), d. 2013 1
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Hart, John 1
Hobson, R.P. 1
Hope, James Barron, 1829-1887 1
Hubard, E. 1
Ingersoll, Charles Jared, 1782-1862 1
Ingraham, John Dickinson 1
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845 1
John L. Hall (Ship) 1
Keiter, Edmund 1
Kendall, Amos, 1789-1869 1
King, Ernest Joseph, 1878-1956 1
Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834 1
Lau, Norman E., 1915-1999 1
Lewis, Frances Munford Whittle, d. 1870 1
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974 1
Lindsey, Bernard T, 1922- 1999 1
Madison, Dolley P., 1768-1849 1
Madison, James, Jr., 1751-1836 1
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Marshall, George C. (George Catlett), 1880-1959 1
Meade, Robert Douthat, 1903-1974 1
Mercer, Margaret, 1791-1846 1
Merrifield, Clara 1
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