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Guide to the Naval History Society Collection
1721-1995 (bulk 1781-1936)
  MS 439

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Description is in English.

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Creator: Naval History Society
Title: The Naval History Society Collection
Dates: 1721-1995 (bulk 1781-1936)
Abstract: The collection consists of 53 separate collections, many named for renowned naval officers or vessels, documenting both military engagements and routine shipboard experience on naval and some commercial vessels, as well as naval design and the education of officers. The collections include correspondence, letter books, journals and diaries, lectures, essays, account books, biographical writings, genealogical information, scrapbooks, orders, notes, articles and clippings, photographs, manuscripts, and ships' logs, as well as the organizational records and correspondence of the Naval History Society itself. Portions of this collection relating to the Civil War have been digitized and are available to on-site researchers and to users affiliated with subscribing institutions via EBSCOhost.
Quantity: 70.0 Linear feet (104 boxes, 230 volumes)
Location note: Manuscript cage
Call Phrase: MS 439