University of Virginia Library
Special Collections Department
P.O. Box 400113
Charlottesville VA 22904-4113
Bailey, LeRoy J.
Photo album, possible belonging to a sailor named LeRoy J. Bailey, contains small snap shots of sailors and ships, 1917, chiefly unidentified; Brest and Paris, France; and areas near Norfolk, Virginia.
Barron corresponds with family, friends, and naval officers about cruises, naval affairs, and politics, as well as family news, and life in Norfolk, and Essex County, Virginia. Of interest are letters written during the Norfolk yellow fever epidemic of 1855.
Brooke, Robert S.
The collection consists chiefly of correspondence between Brooke and his wife Margaret Lyle Smith Brooke, written while he was serving in the General Assembly. Also of interest are letters of John F. Brooke while serving in the Navy in 1841 and a 1927 letter in support of the League of Nations.
Bunch, Tilghman H.
The papers of Bunch consist chiefly of correspondence and photographs. The correspondence contains letters written home from USS Scorpion while on a tour of duty in the Mediterranean as well as letters written to him, 1925-1940. Photographs are of friends, family members and places visited on his 1926 tour. Found in the Stuart E. Brown Papers.
Cabell, William D.
Papers of the Cabell and Ellet family contain family correspondence, financial and legal papers, genealogical and biographical material and bound volumes, chiefly journals of family members, particularly William D. Cabell and Mary Virginia Ellet Cabell. Subjects in the correspondence include genealogical and biographical information on the Cabell and Ellet families; European travel, 1855; the Crimean War; collecting of supplies for the Confederate Army; anti-Southern sentiment after the war; the engineering and naval career of Charles Ellet, Jr., especially the design of the Niagara River suspension bridge, war service on the steam ramship he designed, and his death in the naval battle for Memphis.
Ellyson, Theodore G.
Fletcher, Frank F.
Great Britain, Naval Office
Approximately four hundred ships are inventoried with information on their length, breadth, depth, guns, weight, men, and place and year of building, together with remarks on their fate. The final two leaves contain a list of ships "lost, taken, or destroyed," June 1776 to  including the capture of HMS Serapis by John Paul Jones.
Hamond, Andrew S.
Horner, Gustavus R. B.
100 volumes and 13,500 items
Larimer, Marc W.
Diaries of Marc Winthrop Larimer pertaining to his service on board USS Cummings during World War I, detailing his ship duties, patrolling for and confrontations with German submarines off the North Atlantic coast, including a submarine patrol in the Yucatan channel, work as a convoy escort, and shore leave and social matters.
Collection consists chiefly of correspondence of Matthew Fontaine Maury (1835-1895), but includes correspondence of Matthew Fontaine Maury (1806-1873); and other family members. Topics discussed include Matthew Fontaine Maury's (1835-1895) appointment as an assistant civil engineer, British activity in the Confederacy, business dealings, ciphers, and an accident, 1870, on the Mississippi Central Railroad.
Minor, James M.
Minor, Lewis W.
Topics include Minor's life and medical experiences, especially with yellow fever on board USS Mississippi during the Mexican War; a Mexican War pension for Eloise I. Minor; life on board USS Independence, USSBrooklyn, and USS Levant; cruises to the Mediterranean Sea; a yellow fever epidemic in Portsmouth, Virginia; Reconstruction in Virginia and Alabama; Alabama land claims; and the case of Santiago Innerarity v.Merchants National Bank regarding a sugar shipment.
The papers consist chiefly of the correspondence of three brothers, Nelson Berkeley Noland, Frank Noland, and William Churchill Noland with each other and their parents Callender St. George and Mary Edmonia Berkeley Noland. The letters convey family news and discuss farming, school, the Civil War, business and employment.
Pemstein, Bernard M.
The collection contains the World War II letters of Pharmacist's Mate Bernard M. Pemstein.
Poindexter, Gale A.
Rives, William C.
Senator William Cabell Rives was Chairman of the Senate Committee on Naval Affairs from 1836 to 1839.
Runk, Benjamin F.D.
Order book of USS Constellation, kept by a lieutenant of Charles Steward, contains "Quarter Bill," including the names of the boat crews, gun crews, and other station assignments; the standing orders for the master and the purser; and order of battle by day and by night, recorded on board the frigate.
Shoemaker, Glen L.
Scrapbook kept on board the hospital ship Comfort during World War I.
Swanson, Claude A.
Senator Claude A. Swanson was Chairman of the Senate Committee on Naval Affairs, 1918-1919, and Secretary of the Navy from 1933 to 1939.
Swearingen, John G.
In two letters, 1864, John G. Swearingen writes home about his job in Navy ammunition supplies, a possible bombardment of Charleston, South Carolina, a plan to blow up a railroad bridge, and life after the war.
Whittle, John S.
The travel journal of John S. Whittle, Assistant Surgeon, was kept on a scientific voyage to the South Pacific Islands commanded by Charles Wilkes, U.S.N. The fleet, consisting of USS Peacock, Vincennes, Flying Fish,Porpoise, and Seagull, visited and surveyed many major island groups in the South Pacific.
Whittle, William C.
William Conway Whittle served in the Union and Confederate navies. His papers are found in the Whittle Family Papers.