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Content Description The papers, in the main, cover the period 1898-1987 and fully document his naval career and his retirement years. They are divided into six series. Series I, family papers, consists of genealogical materials taken from Morgan City, Louisiana Archives on the Brashear and Lawrence families, a history of Morgan City, LA, and correspondence and newspaper clippings regarding the restoration of the Lawrence family cemetery in Bayside, Long Island. Correspondence, speeches and writings of various family members are found here too, as well as biographical and autobiographical materials on Admiral Eccles.Correspondence, Series II, is divided into five subseries; Naval orders and career correspondence, personal correspondence, official correspondence, letters of condolence to Mrs. Eccles on the death of Admiral Eccles, and miscellaneous correspondence of others that was found in his papers.Eccles' correspondence reveals aspects of his naval career, his many professional and intellectual interests and associations, and his study of military logistics. Major segments focus on his official naval orders and assignments, including his entrance into the U.S. Academy; his command of the USS JOHN D. EDWARDS; his assignment with CINCNELM; and his Naval War College and George Washington University associations. Other areas include the administration of the Advanced Base Section, Service Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, 1944-1945 (this material is especially...
Dates: 1898 - 1986
Found in: Naval Historical Collection
- Subject: Logistics, Naval X