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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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Series 24. Theodore P. Greene (1863-1864)

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a single volume of copies of outgoing letters from and one incoming letter to Captain Theodore P. Greene while aboard USS Mercedita,  USS Santiago de Cuba, and   USS San Jacinto in 1863 and 1864. The volume shows a bookplate from the library of Richard Worsam Meade 4th, son of Rear Admiral Richard Worsam Meade 3rd (see Series 31). The materials in this collection have been digitized and are available online to on-site researchers and to users affiliated with subscribing institutions via EBSCOhost.

Biographical Note

Theodore P. Greene (1809-1887) was appointed midshipman in 1826 and served on various vessels in the Mediterranean and Pacific. In 1860 he assumed command of the Mare Island Naval Shipyard near San Francisco, California. He was promoted to captain in 1862 and served aboard USS Mercedita in the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron from Beaufort, North Carolina. He commanded USS   Santiago de Cuba and later USS   San Jacinto in the East Gulf Blocking Squadron, intercepting vessels including Confederate ships flying English colors. He was appointed a member of the Board of Visitors at the US Naval Academy in May, 1868, and later that year assumed command of Pensacola Navy Yard until his retirement in 1872.

Container 1     Title Date
Volume: 1 Letter book of Captain Theodore P. Greene, U.S. N., U.S Ships Mercedita 1863;  Santiago de Cuba 1863;  San Jacinto, 1864
1863 June - 1864 July

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