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File — Box: 5x, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSC-263- Series VII
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection consists of six and one-half boxes that document Taussig’s naval career from 1865 to 1919. The papers are divided into seven series: Naval Orders, Correspondence, Journals, Reports, Newspaper Clippings, Photographs, and Miscellany.Series I, Naval Orders, consists of orders dating from October 1, 1875 to November 17, 1909. They are arranged chronologically and include letters of assignment and detachment.Series II, Correspondence, letters, both sent and received, date from 1865 to 1919. This series is arranged chronologically. Correspondence received, 1886–1909, includes his management of the Navy’s exhibit at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois, in 1893, letters of congratulations, naval assignments, disciplinary issues, matters of pay and compensation, and invitations. Letters sent, 1865–1919, include a letter to CDR Stephen B. Luce regarding Taussig’s lateness at recitation, U.S. Naval Academy, October 14, 1865, the taking of Wake Island in 1899, memorandum and letters regarding the USS Bennington and his detachment from the ship, his cruise in USS Yorktown, the selection process, his recommendations regarding alterations to destroyers, his command of the naval unit at Columbia University, 1918–1919, and correspondence regarding his son Paul’s application to the U.S. Naval Academy, 1892–1893. The series contains Paul’s letters to his parents from school in Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Naval Academy, 1892–1894, as...