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Guide to the Caspar F. Goodrich Collection
  MS 439.21

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Series III. Writings (1901-1933)

Scope and Contents note

The subseries includes notes and final versions of Goodrich's writings, apart from the lectures he delivered at the Naval War College, including various topics in naval warfare, an address on establishing a naval training facility in San Diego, and his 1924 memoirs. The latter includes a typescript with handwritten emendations probably by James Barnes, who edited the work for publication by the Naval History Society ("Rope yarns from the old navy," published by J.J. Little & Ives Co., as the eleventh volume of the Society's publications), and a final clean version incorporating those changes. The memoirs are an affectionate look at his early service in the Navy, which he describes as "coincident with the great changes from sail to steam; from wooden frigates to steel dreadnoughts; from smooth bore muzzle loaders to breech loading rifled cannon; from man power to electricity."

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Logistics
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Coast defense
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Label from wrapper for writings on coast defense and logistics
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Navigation
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Interior water communication
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Scouting for the U.S.S. Tacony
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Dutch - French - English Wars of the 17th Century
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Extracts from G.B. Mundy's 1830 Biography of Admiral Rodney
Box: 3 Folder : 9 "Confidential report of Gunnery Information Obtained During a Visit to England - British Battle Practice"
1905 June
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Comments to San Diego Chamber of Commerce about establishing a naval training station
circa 1916
Box: 3 Folder : 11 In memoriam: Tribute to Stephen Bleecker Luce, published by the Naval History Society
Box: 3 Folder : 12 "Rope Yarns from the Old Navy": Cover page, foreword, comments
Box: 3 Folder : 13 "Rope Yarns from the Old Navy": I. How I Entered the Navy. II. At the Naval Academy During the Civil War. III. Some Experiences as a Midshipman
Box: 3 Folder : 14 "Rope Yarns from the Old Navy": IV. Goldsborough. V. My First Foreign Port. VI. Mediterranean Cruise, Concluded. VII. With Farragut
Box: 3 Folder : 15 "Rope Yarns from the Old Navy": VIII. In the South Atlantic, 1869-1871. IX. A Remote Island Community. X. St. Paul de Loando - St. Helena - Ascension. XI. In Asiatic Waters, 1875-1878
Box: 3 Folder : 16 "Rope Yarns from the Old Navy": XII. Another European Cruise. XIII. Another European Cruise (Concluded). XIV. The Last of My Sailing Ships: 1. The Jamestown.
Box: 3 Folder : 17 "Rope Yarns from the Old Navy": XV. 2. The Constellation. XVI. Bluejackets of the Old Navy
Box: 3 Folder : 18 "Rope Yarns from the Old Navy": Complete revised typescript
Box: 3 Folder : 19 "Rope Yarns from the Old Navy": Typescript box, presented to the Naval History Society March 29, 1933

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