Seaman First Class William G. Kelly, USN
An Inventory of His Collection in the Navy Department Library
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|Repository:||Navy Department Library|
|Creator:||William G. Kelly|
|Title:||William G. Kelly Collection|
|Abstract:||Scrapbook compiled by Seaman First Class (1/c)William G. Kelly while serving with the Asiatic Fleet in the 1930s, and a photographic album containing various views of the sights in Peking and the Great Wall of China.|
William G. Kelly enlisted in the US Navy on 2 July 1929. After being sworn in at Salt Lake City, Utah, Kelly was sent to San Diego, California for eight weeks of basic training, which he completed on 13 September 1929. He remained at San Diego on telephone detail until 16 December when he shipped out on USS Chaumont for transit to the Asiatic Station. On 14 February 1930, (1/c) Kelly joined USS Luzon, then assigned to the Yangtze Patrol. He served with that ship until 1933 when he was assigned to USS Henderson. He made two cruises with Henderson before returning to the United States in 1935. From 1935 to 1939 he served in a number of billets that included duty at NAS Pensacola, NAS San Diego, and a cruise with USS Nitro. On 24 April 1941, Kelly was assigned to USS Wasp. No further information is available on his subsequent service with the US Navy.
The collection consists of one scrapbook compiled during Kelly's service with the Asiatic Fleet, and a photographic album containing pictures of various places and sights in Peking, as well as pictures of the Great Wall of China.
The scrapbook and album are housed in one archival box.
Restrictions on Use
Manuscripts are unavailable for loan and must be consulted in the library. Photocopying of manuscripts is generally prohibited, though the use of digital cameras by researchers to reproduce non-copyrighted materials is permitted. Permission to photocopy a limited number of pages may be granted by the reference staff, contingent upon the physical state of items. All photocopying of materials shall be done by the reference staff, or under their close supervision. The use of personal scanners by non-library staff personnel must be approved by the reference staff on a document-by-document basis (Reference: Naval History and Heritage Command Instruction [NAVHISTCENTINST] 5070.1C.).
This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
United States. Navy. Asiatic Fleet
Cite as: Historical Manuscripts, Navy Department Library, Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, DC, Willilam G. Kelly Collection.
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Thomas Wildenberg in April 2004.
20 July 2004