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Papers of Captain William C. Colbert,


Finding aid (Word)

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains Captain Colbert's orders and other official correspondence, arranged in chronological order. The first series of orders are unusual in that they were issued by the Secretary of the Navy, frequently appointing, revoking, and reappointing Colbert to the position of Paymaster Clerk. There are also orders signed by Josephus Daniels and Franklin D. Roosevelt after the function had been taken over by the Bureau of Navigation. The collection was also used in the writing of Captain Colbert's book, A Sailor's Gift to His Family.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as Papers of William C. Colbert, Archives Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, D.C.

Subject Headings (LCSH)

United States. Navy--History--Sources.
United States. Navy--Officers.


0.25 cubic feet




Published: Tue Apr 23 14:48:23 EDT 2019