Finding Aid (PDF)
Captain Glenn F. Howell had an eventful career prior to his retirement in 1932, serving on such stations as Brazil, the Asiatic Fleet, and the Yangtze Patrol. During World War II, he was recalled to active duty to serve as U.S. Naval Attache in Canada. In addition to his naval years, the diaries include coverage of the Captain's activities as a rancher and local politician in the state of Idaho.
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains material covering the naval and civilian careers of Captain Glenn F. Howell from 1913 to 1971. The collection is divided into two series.
Series I covers the Manuscript "Celestial Caldron" covering three cruises made by Glenn Howell in the Orient.
Series II covers the 202 multi-volume set of Diaries written by Glenn Howell covering his naval and civilian careers from 1913 to 1971. Each volume is bound and numbered using Roman Numerals.
This collection should be cited as Papers of Glenn F. Howell, Archives Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, D.C.
Subject Headings (LCSH)
United States. Naval Force, Asiatic Station.
United States. Navy. Yangtze Patrol.
Henderson (Transport : AP-1)
Military attaches--United States.
United States--Foreign Relations--Canada--1933-1945.
United States. Navy--Officers--Diaries.
United States. Navy--History--Sources.