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

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 873-3400


New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Processed by Celia Hartmann.

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on May 29, 2018
Description is in English.

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Subject Names

  • Adams, Henry A., 1838-1918
  • Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848
  • Agassiz, Louis, 1822-1907
  • Almy, John Jay, 1815-1895
  • Aspinwall, William H.
  • Auchmuty, Robert N.
  • Bainbridge, William, 1774-1833
  • Bainbridge-Hoff, William, d. 1903
  • Barck, Dorothy C.
  • Barnes, James, 1809-1869
  • Barnes, James, 1866-1936
  • Barnes, John S. (John Sanford), 1836-1911
  • Barry, John, 1745-1803
  • Berrien, John MacPherson, 1781-1856
  • Biddle, Charles, 1787-1836
  • Biddle, James, 1783-1848
  • Blagge, John
  • Blair, Montgomery, 1813-1883
  • Bonner, John 1828-1899
  • Brownson, Willard H. (Willard Herbert), 1845-1935
  • Bushnell, Cornelius S. (Cornelius Scranton), 1826-1896
  • Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850
  • Chadwick, French Ensor, 1844-1919
  • Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873
  • Chauncey, Isaac, 1772-1840
  • Clinton, Henry, Sir, 1738?-1795
  • Columbus, Christopher - Landfall
  • Conyngham, Gustavus, 1744?-1819
  • Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851 (Author)
  • Dale, Richard, 1756-1826
  • Dallas, Francis Gregory, 1824-1890
  • Dana, Richard Henry, 1815-1882
  • Davis, C. (Charles Henry), 1845-1921
  • Decatur, Stephen, 1779-1820
  • DeKoven, Anna Farwell, born 1860
  • Delamater, Cornelius H., 1821-1889
  • Dewey, George, 1837-1917
  • Eckford, Henry, 1775-1832
  • Ericsson, John, 1803-1889
  • Farragut, David Glasgow, 1801-1870
  • Foote, Andrew H. (Andrew Hull), 1820-1906
  • Fox, Gustavus Vasa, 1821-1883
  • Franklin, Admiral Samuel R.
  • Fulton, Robert, 1765-1815
  • Goodrich, Caspar Frederick, 1847-1925
  • Grasse, Francois Joseph Paul de Grasse, comte de, 1722-1788
  • Gregory, Francis H., 1789-1866
  • Griffin, Martin I. J. (Martin Ignatius Joseph) 1842-1911 (Author)
  • Griswold, John A., 1822-1872
  • Hamilton, Paul, 1762-1816
  • Hancock, John, 1737-1793
  • Harwood, A. (Andrew Allen), 1802-1884
  • Henshaw, David, 1791-1852
  • Huger, Benjamin, 1905-1877
  • Hull, Isaac, 1773-1843
  • Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
  • Johnson, Richard M. (Richard Mentor), 1780-1850
  • Jones, John Paul, 1747-1792
  • Kane, Grenville, 1854-1943
  • King, Rufus, 1755-1827
  • Lincoln, Robert T., 1843-1926
  • Livingston, Robert R., 1746-1813
  • Low, Seth, 1850-1916
  • Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917
  • Madison, James, 1751-1836
  • Maffitt, John Newland, 1819-1886
  • Mahan, A. (Alfred Thayer), 1840-1914
  • Meade, Richard Worsam, 1807-1870
  • Meade, Richard Worsam, Jr., 1837-1897
  • Meigs, Montgomery C. (Montgomery Cunningham), 1816-1892
  • Neeser, Robert Wilden b. 1884
  • Parker, Peter, Sir, 1785-1814
  • Paulding, James K. (James Kirke), 1778-1860
  • Perry, Matthew Calbraith , 1794-1858
  • Perry, Oliver Hazard, 1785-1819
  • Porter, David D. (David Dixon), 1813-1891
  • Roberts, Marshall Owen
  • Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945
  • Satterlee, Herbert Livingston, 1863-1947
  • Sloat, John D. (John Drake)
  • Southard, Samuel L. (Samuel Lewis), 1787-1842
  • Stewart, Charles, 1778-1869
  • Stimers, Alban C., 1827-1876
  • Tesla, Nikola, 1856-1943
  • Thompson, Richard W. (Richard Wigginton), 1809-1900
  • Toucey, Isaac, 1796-1869
  • Truxton, Thomas, 1755-1822
  • Warrington, Lewis, 1782-1851
  • Watson, William H. (William Henry), b. 1829
  • Whitney, William C. (William Collins), 1841-1904
  • Winslow, John Ancrum, 1811-1873
  • Wise, H.A. (Henry Augustus), 1819-1869
  • Woodbury, Levi, 1789-1851

Document Type

  • Account books
  • Accounts
  • Architectural plans
  • Booklets
  • Bookplates
  • Books
  • Calling cards
  • Catalogs
  • Certificates
  • Checkbooks
  • Checks
  • Clippings
  • Commissions
  • Contracts
  • Correspondence
  • Coupons
  • Currency
  • Dance cards
  • Diaries
  • Diorama maps
  • Drawings
  • Engraving plates
  • Engravings
  • Ephemera
  • Financial records
  • Genealogies
  • Invitations
  • Invoices
  • Journals
  • Leases
  • Legal documents
  • Letter books
  • Letterpress copies
  • Letters
  • Logbooks
  • Manuscripts
  • Maps
  • Menus
  • Military records
  • Minutes
  • Notebooks
  • Notes
  • Orders (military records)
  • Pamphlets
  • Patent applications
  • Pennants
  • Petitions
  • Photocopies
  • Photographic prints
  • Photographs
  • Photoreproductions
  • Place cards
  • Plans
  • Postage stamps
  • Postcards
  • Programs
  • Publishers' advertisements
  • Receipts
  • Reports
  • Scrapbooks
  • Seals
  • Sketches
  • Speeches
  • Stationery
  • Subscription lists
  • Telegrams
  • Tickets
  • Transcripts
  • Typescripts
  • Vouchers
  • Watercolors
  • Wills

Subject Organizations

  • DeVinne Press
  • United States Naval Academy
  • United States Navy. Fleet - Cruise 1907-1909
  • United States. Army - Military life
  • United States. Navy - Biography - - Officers
  • United States. Navy - Biography
  • United States. Navy - Cruise, 1828-1829
  • United States. Navy - Cruise, 1907-1909
  • United States. Navy - Foreign Service - Europe
  • United States. Navy - Foreign Service - Mediterranean region
  • United States. Navy - History - 18th century
  • United States. Navy - History - 19th century
  • United States. Navy - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Naval Operations
  • United States. Navy - History - Civil War, 1861-1865
  • United States. Navy - History - Mexican War, 1846-1848
  • United States. Navy - History - Revolution, 1775-1783 - - Naval operations
  • United States. Navy - History - Revolution, 1775-1783
  • United States. Navy - History - Spanish American War, 1898
  • United States. Navy - History - War with France 1798-1800 [quasi war]
  • United States. Navy - History
  • United States. Navy - North Atlantic Squadron
  • United States. Navy - Officers - Biography
  • United States. Navy - Officers - Education
  • United States. Navy - Officers
  • United States. Navy - Sea life
  • United States. Navy - Supplies and stores
  • United States. Navy - War of 1812
  • United States. Navy. Pacific fleet
  • United States. Navy. South Atlantic Blockading Squadron

Subject Topics

  • Admirals -- United States -- Biography
  • Admiralty -- Great Britain
  • Aids to navigation
  • Alabama (Ship)
  • Amistad (Schooner)
  • Anglo French War, 1755-1763 -- Campaigns
  • Antelope (Ship)
  • Bon Homme Richard (Ship)
  • Coast defenses
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Collectors and collecting - History
  • Colorado (Battleship)
  • Colorado (Frigate)
  • Colorado (Ship)
  • Constellation (Frigate)
  • Constitution (Frigate)
  • Decatur (Ship)
  • Defiance (Ship)
  • Delamater Iron Works
  • Destroyer (Ship)
  • Dolphin (Ship)
  • Duke of Cumberland (Packet)
  • Fishing - North America
  • Fortifications - Korea
  • General Grant (Steamship)
  • Georgia (Ship)
  • Historiography
  • History publishing - New York (State) - New York
  • Illinois (Ship)
  • Kearsarge (Sloop)
  • Library catalogs
  • Materials for history
  • Mexican War, 1846-1848
  • Military maneuvers
  • Military prisons -- Maryland
  • Monitor (Ironclad)
  • Monongahela (Warship)
  • Nautical almanacs
  • Nautical astronomy
  • Naval battles
  • Naval education - United States
  • Naval gunnery
  • Naval history - catalogs and collections
  • Naval history - sources
  • Naval History Society. John S. Barnes Memorial Library.
  • Naval tactics
  • Naval War College (U.S.)
  • Navigation - early works to 1800
  • Navigation - Handbooks, manuals, etc.
  • Navigation - tables
  • Navy-yards and naval stations - New York (State) -- New York
  • Navy-yards and naval stations - Pennsylvania
  • Navy-yards and naval stations - United States
  • New-York Historical Society
  • New-York Historical Society. Library
  • North Carolina (Ship)
  • Ohio (Ship)
  • Ontario (Ship)
  • Penguin (Ship)
  • Pensacola (Screw steamer)
  • People's Line
  • Point Lookout Prison Camp for Confederates
  • Portsmouth Naval shipyard (U.S.)
  • Powhatan (Steam frigate)
  • Princess Royal (Ship)
  • Princeton University - History - 20th century
  • Privateering - Great Britain
  • Publishers and publishing - New York
  • San Jacinto (U.S. Steamer)
  • Sandwich (Ship)
  • Savannah (Steamship)
  • Seamen - 19th century
  • Seminole War, 2nd, 1835-1842
  • Serapis (Ship)
  • Seven Years' War, 1756-1763 - Campaigns
  • Ship handling
  • Shipbuilding
  • Shipbuilding - History
  • Shipbuilding industry - Connecticut
  • Shipping - Rhode Island - Bristol
  • Ships
  • Ships - United States
  • Ships -- Registers
  • Ships, Iron and steel
  • Spanish-American War, 1898
  • St. John's Church (Portsmouth, N.H.)
  • Steamboat lines
  • Steamboats
  • Steamship lines - Pacific Ocean
  • United States Coast Survey
  • United States Naval Institute
  • USS Arctic
  • USS Boston
  • USS Constitution
  • USS Dictator
  • USS San Jacinto
  • USS Saratoga
  • Voyages around the world
  • Wabash (Ship)
  • Warships
  • Warships - Visits to foreign ports
  • World Columbian Exposition (1893: Chicago, Ill.)

Subject Places

  • Africa -- Description and travel
  • Alabama -- History --Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Atrato River (Colombia)
  • Callao (Peru)
  • Charlestown (S.C.)
  • France. Navy
  • Great Britain - Colonies - West Indies
  • Great Britain - History, Naval - 18th century
  • Great Britain - History, Naval - 19th century
  • Great Britain. Royal Navy
  • Great Britain. Royal Navy - History - 18th century
  • Great Britain. Royal Navy - History - 19th century
  • Great Britain. Royal Navy - History - Revolution, 1775-1783
  • Japan - Description and travel -- 1801-1900
  • Japan - Relations - United States
  • Kearsage (Mount, Merrimack County, N.H.)
  • Korea - Foreign relations - United States
  • Korea - Foreign relations -1864-1910
  • Korea - History - 1864-1910
  • Lawrence (Mass.) - History
  • Lowell (Mass.) - Industries
  • Mobile Bay, Battle of, Ala., 1864
  • New Hampshire - History, Local
  • New York (N.Y.) -- Societies, etc.
  • Panama
  • Panama canal -history
  • Point Lookout (Md.) - History - 19th century
  • Rhode Island - History - 1765-1865
  • Russia - Description and travel
  • Russia - Foreign relations - United States
  • Samoan Islands - Foreign Relations - United States
  • United States - Foreign relations - 1869-1877
  • United States - Foreign relations - Korea
  • United States - Foreign relations - Russia
  • United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865
  • United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Naval operations
  • United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Participation, African American
  • United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Portraits
  • United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Prisoners and prisons.
  • United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Supplies
  • United States - History - Revolution, 1775-1783 - British forces
  • United States - History - Revolution, 1775-1783 - Campaigns
  • United States - History - Revolution, 1775-1783 - Naval operations
  • United States - History - Revolution, 1775-1783 - Participation, French
  • United States - History - War of 1812
  • United States - History, Naval
  • United States - History, Naval - 20th century
  • United States - Military relations - Japan
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Confederate
  • United States. Navy - History - Sources
  • United States. Navy - Officers
  • United States. Navy - Ordnance and ordnance stores
  • Washington (D.C.) - History - Capture by the British, 1814
  • West Indies - History -1775-1783
  • Yorktown (Va.) - History-Siege, 1781