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Papers of  Samuel P. Griffin


Finding aid (Word)

Biographical Note

Samuel Griffin was a junior officer in the U.S. Navy and later commanded a merchant vessel.

Scope and Content Note

This is a collection of journals and other papers of Captain Samuel P. Griffin during his career as a naval and merchant marine officer. It provides a full record of Griffin's career, which began as a junior officer in the U.S. Navy in the 1840s and concluded as the master of a merchant ship in the 1880s.


Preferred Citation

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

Subject Headings (LCSH)

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Naval Operations.
United States--History, Naval--To 1900.
Falmouth (Ship)
Savannah (Frigate)
City of Peking (Ship)
Cristobal Colon (Ship)
United States. Navy--History--Sources.


2 cubic feet


Published: Fri Jun 07 09:35:02 EDT 2019