Contains 46 Results:
Photographs of surrender of VADM Kamada, CO of Naval Forces, Dutch Borneo to MAJ GEN E.J. Milford, CO, Seventh Australian Division; Miscellany, including news release, paper money and instructions for rescue of downed aviators, 1945.
U.S. Naval Academy diploma, 1875; U.S. Naval commissioning certificates signed by Presidents and Secretaries of the Navy, 1882, 1883, 1888, 1899, 1903, 1908, 1911; Army commission certificate, 1916 signed by the President and Secretary of War; Copies of messages, reports, ship’s log entries and other items relating to the cutting of the ocean cable at the entrance to the harbor of Cienfuegos, Cuba, 1898–1899.
Paymaster’s records kept aboard USS Kenosha, USS Plymouth, USS Congress, USS Lancaster, and USS Trenton, 1869–1887, consisting of dates of departure, ports visited, dates of arrival, distances traveled, length of cruises, days at sea, days in port, and miscellaneous related and personal notes; Memoranda on ship’s expenses, pay, and personal matters and accounts, 1883–1893.
Correspondence, letters sent from USS Plymouth, in Norfolk, VA, Key West, Cuba, and Haiti, June 3–September 20, 1858, to his mother, brother and sister. He describes life aboard ship, personal details, a trip ashore in Sagua, Cuba, and breakfast with a port officer, visiting shops there, receipt of her letter in Havana, Cuba, his studying Spanish, lack of money, the Cuban señoritas, Negroes of Cuba, the ship’s route, visit to Port au Prince, Haiti, and the Negro population there, criticisms of his mess mates and sailors (their lack of manners, education and selfishness), port call in Vera Cruz, Mexico, to transport U.S. Minister, Mr. Forsyth, home, his unfavorable impressions of the city, voyage to Tampico to protect American property, his desire to be home and his dislike of life at sea.
Postcards sent to her mother, Mrs. F.K. Irvine, Chicago, IL and received, 1944–1946, during her service in the WAVES at the U.S. Naval Training School (WR), Bronx, New York, USNH, Philadelphia, PA and USNH, San Diego, CA.
Memoirs of naval service in the WAVES; Naval papers, including separation from service, 1946; Newspaper clippings, WAVES Matchbook, ration card; Imprints, including Havelock, November–December 1945; WAVES songbook and jokebook; Group photograph of WAVES at U.S. Training School (WR) Bronx, NY and in Washington, D.C., 1944–1946.