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Operational Archives Branch
Naval Historical Center
805 Kidder Breese Street SE
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5060

Papers of the
Preble Family,
1810, 1864, 1882-1971

Scope and Content Note

This collection of historical materials relating to the Preble Family includes letters detailing Edward Preble's service on USS Kearsarge during the Civil War, including an account of the sinking of the CSS Alabama; newspaper articles on the naval career of Commodore Preble and his relationship to USS Constitution; correspondence with Rear Admiral Dundas Preble Tucker, great-great grandson of Commodore Preble concerning the writing of Commodore Preble's biography; copies of the Boston Gazette from 1810; photographs of various relics from USS Constitution; newspaper articles on recommissioning of USS Constitution and efforts to restore the ship; minutes and roster of the Old Ironsides Descendant's Committee, dedicated to restoring USS Constitution; and miscellany relating to the Preble Family and USS Constitution.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as Papers of the Preble Family, Operational Archives Branch, Naval Historical Center, Washington, D.C.


0.3 cubic feet

3 July 2003