The Morgan Library
29 East 36th Street
New York, NY 10016-3403
Jones, John Paul
Autograph letters of John Paul Jones.
Long, John D.
John Davis Long was Secretary of the Navy from
1897-1902. The collection includes a
copy of his book, The New American Navy, which contains 50 letters of
naval officers concerning the Spanish-American War.
New York City
Includes Navy related material
Joseph Yorke was the British Ambassador to The Hague. The collection includes naval documents.
The Gilder Lehrman Collection, on deposit at the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York City, is one of the largest collections of American historical documents in private hands. Its holdings encompass materials from the first European encounters with the New World to recent events. The Gilder Lehrman Collection exceeds 50,000 items, principally autograph manuscripts and printed documents. It continues to grow. The collection's holdings are deepest in American history from 1760 through 1876.
granting permission for a French ship to depart the U.S. during the
to Benjamin Rush regarding economic policy and declaration of war
to Benjamin Rush regarding how the Revolution started against British
ministry and military
Allen, George D.
including five while on U.S. gunboats off South America
to Joel Poinsett regarding a naval position
Archer, Edward R.
of Confederate naval operations, the Virginia Volunteer Navy, and Tredegar
of the officers of the U.S. Frigate Constitution regarding the
battle with HMS Java.
to Henry M. Morfit regarding his inability to get a loan
signed document regarding distribution of prize money
- Letter to Henry Clinton regarding a spy on privateers and naval intelligence of merchant vessels leaving Philadelphia
Bradford, William S.
- Instrument of protest regarding the seizure of the brigantine Flora by the British.
as Navy Commissioner to Charles Stewart regarding costs of building ships
Clark, Joseph W.
- War of
1812 parole and release from Dartmouth, England, signed by Clark as an
American prisoner of war and countersigned by Thomas Gribble as agent
to Mrs. General Morris regarding aid for Revolutionary War soldiers.
Dahlgren, John A.
to Samuel S. Cox
regarding gunners perpendiculars
to Mrs. T. Apoleon Cheny regarding his book Shells and Shell Guns
to Howell Cobb nominating Henry T. Ellet as Post Master, Judah P. Benjamin
as Attorney General, and Stephen R. Mallory as Navy Secretary
Davis, T. J.
messages to General Dwight D. Eisenhower
Denver, James W.
to James C. Dobbin regarding appointment to the Naval Academy
Des Barres, Joseph F.
with original watercolor wash, “The Phoenix and the Rose
engaged by enemy’s fire ships…”
Dupont, Samuel F.
to E. Jackson defending his view that naval attack alone could not capture
Early, Jubal A.
to Dabney H. Maury regarding the disqualification of Confederate Army and
Navy officers from Virginia State officers
as American Naval Agent to the Barbary States to Hamet Karamanli, Pasha of
Eisenhower, Dwight D.
to Dr. R.C. Hutchinson returning a biography of Ulysses S. Grant
to an unknown recipient regarding U.S. ironclad monitors
Farragut, David G.
to Clerk Faxon, Chief Clerk of the Navy Department, regarding prize money
turned over to paymaster of Pensacola
- History set right...
commission of Benjamin Isherwood
Foote, Andrew H.
to the inhabitants of Charkesville, Tennessee, assuring them that the
Union Navy will be peaceable
to John Rodgers regarding declaration of war with England
Hockley, George W.
- Letter to Edward Burleson regarding the Vasquez Expedition's approach
Hollins, George N.
as a commander in the Confederate Navy requesting a passport for B.L.
regarding the loan office of Rhode Island.
- Letter to James K. Polk requesting a midshipman's warrant for R. Manley
to John Chandler regarding appointment of Henry Knox Thatcher as a
to John Y. Mason regarding the annexation of Texas and U.S. claims to
to John Y. Mason predicting the election of Polk
to John W. Eppes regarding peace with France
authorization for U.S. Frigate Congress to seize ships off Tripoli
to Dr. William Bently thanking him for botanical specimens and
- Document, "Dignified Retirement: Parody on the House that Jack Built"
to James Duane discussing the battle of Enterprise and Boxer
bond of naval officer Richard Lee, Daniel Dulany, and Benedict Calvert
Jones, Anson B.
of the admission of Texas to the Union, written while commanding in the
from former Secretary of the Navy William Jones to Walter Dun, a
recommendation for Israel Clarke
Keitt, Lawrence M.
to James C. Dobbin, Secretary of the Navy, forwarding a letter requesting
appointment to the Naval Academy
Kell, John M.
while Commandant of the Warrington Naval Yard to his wife regarding a
leave of absence to see his family
from USS Savannah to his wife regarding docking and visitors
Lee, Samuel P.
to Andrew Johnson recommending that Captain Brooke be allowed back into
the U.S. Navy
to Gideon Welles regarding Stephen Logan’s request for a Navy clerkship
for a young man
commission of Ward Marston
to Secretary of the Navy Gideon Wells regarding an offer to supply coal to
Naval Academy album of autographs, portraits, and photographs
- Appointment of John Chew as a Midshipman
of Joshua Potts as Navy Agent
- Appointment of George D. LaRoche as a Sailing Master
- Appointment of John Crean as a Midshipman
- Appointment of George Craft as a Sailing Master
- Appointment of Job Northrop as a Sailing Master
of the President regarding American seamen imprisoned at Dartmoor Prison,
Mallory, Stephen R.
as Confederate Secretary of the Navy relieving a captain of command
to Edward S. Ruggles regarding his appointment as a midshipman
to Joseph Claybrook regarding his appointment as a midshipman
of appointment to commander for John Kell
- Mauger's correspondence details his far-flung business transactions in Nova Scotia, England, Spain, France, Amsterdam, various American colonies, Quebec, and the Caribbean. His correspondents also discuss political events in England, the Stamp Act, and the American Revolution. Upon his return to England, Mauger suffered severe, frequent illnesses as a result of the harsh English weather. Highlights include: Brooks Watson's letters from Montreal in 1776 describing a naval engagement on Lake Champlain and victory of General Howe on Long Island; from 1782-1783, serving as the Commissary General to the British Army under Sir Guy Carleton, he describes the plight of loyalist refugees leaving for Nova Scotia. John Butler, Mauger's agent in Nova Scotia, urges Mauger to seek the advice of Benjamin Franklin concerning the introduction of paper currency in Nova Scotia, and other letters describe events in the American Revolution and detail concern over the fate of Nova Scotia in the war. Mauger's son-in-law, James D'Auvergne, writes on politics and the Revolution; one letter indicates that slaves are needed in Halifax.
Maury, William L.
documents regarding CSS Georgia, 16 letters to his wife, four
letters from French naval officers, and post-war materials
of 72 documents relating to duty in the African Squadron
to his wife, mentioning dislike of Navy food and expectation of orders
Mitchell, William E.
to Lester D. Gardner regarding Japanese air power versus American sea
of Robert S. Falconer as a surgeon’s mate
of David Farragut as a Captain in the Navy
Perry, Matthew C.
Order Number 15, regarding the death of Thomas W. Gilmer, Secretary of the
Porter, David D.
to R. Smith arranging for his wife’s finances after defecting to Mexico
Porter, David D.
to H. Walker regarding gunboat positions and orders during the New Orleans
of letter of James P. Couthoy regarding the status of freed slaves in the
as Secretary of the Navy to Robert Smith regarding condolences on the
death of his wife
Rochambeau, Jean B.
to Governor Benjamin Harrison regarding the departure of the French army
Roosevelt, Franklin D.
to Jose E. Pidgeon regarding Harold E. Starrett’s service record
of Roosevelt and his cabinet at a long table
to Secretary of the Navy James V. Forrestal regarding the Research Board
for National Security
to Basil O’Connor regarding the Pacific theater
of Major Charles A. Doyen, USMC
to V.H. Metcalf inviting him to a conference on the conservation of
of George W. Peters (alias George W. Rogers)
Sartine, Antoine R.
concerning the selling of arms and supplies to the American colonies
to Commander David Conner requesting relief by a junior officer and
Sherman, Edwin A.
Life of the Late Rear-Admiral John Drake Sloat of the United States Navy
who Took Possession of California and Raised the American Flag at Monterey
on July 7th, 1846
Sherman, William T.
to E.R.S. Canby regarding orders to the Navy as he marches to Savannah
for $1,500 for his commission to France, regarding the Trent Affair
of marque and reprisal authorizing Silas Dinsmore to seize Mexican ships
to an unidentified correspondent regarding his will
to William Smith regarding the capture of American ships by the French and
and bond of Tristam Jordan, naval officer
by Taft, showing USS Blackhawk, Tyler, Brown, Memphis,
Fawn, Carondelet, Indianola, the St. Louis packet
boat The City of Alton, and others
Taft, William H.
to Robert J. Harland declining to write about patronage
Taney, Roger B.
to John Y. Mason regarding appointments, introductions, and politics
Thompson, W. S.
describing his Civil War experiences, including service on USS Suwanee.
attempting to influence the Barbary Powers
to William Eaton on relations with Algiers and the Barbary pirates
to George Bancroft regarding the appointment of Thomas H. Looker
Van Buren, Martin
to Governor Branch introducing Mr. Groves of New York
of Gideon Wells, 3 volumes
of 89 letters and 3 maps regarding the blockade of Port Royal, South
to John Langdon regarding the founding of an American navy
to John Langdon regarding the difficulties of supplying the Army and Navy.
to John Langdon regarding the loss of Fort Washington
to John Langdon regarding John Paul Jones and the lack of Navy recruits
due to privateers
Wilkes, Jane J.
to Charles Wilkes regarding the Trent affair
of the naval transport George Washington which took Wilson to sign
the Treat of Versailles
8 June 2002