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Guide to the Naval History Society Records
1907-1943(bulk 1909-1936)
  MS 439.53

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Collection processed by Celia Hartmann

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 02, 2011
Description is in English.

Container List

Series IV: Library records (1907-1943)

Scope and Contents note

The library records include acquisitions lists, library catalog cards, publishers' catalogs, clippings regarding books of interest for possible acquisition, photographs of the installation of items from the collection at an unspecified location, various unorganized research notes in different hands on subjects including the Lloyd family of Long Island, and the library accession book. The latter documents acquisitions of both published books and manuscript materials, by date and donor, prices paid for items bought, as well as the library's classification system.

Historical Note

The Library was formed originally from the collection of John Sanford Barnes, donated to the Naval History Society by his son, James Barnes, in 1915 and included in the New-York Historical Society's library's collections in 1925. These volumes are now cataloged under the XN call number. Materials were added to subsequently, by donation or purchase, with monies from the Naval History Fund.

Arrangement

Loose materials originally inserted in the Library Accession Book, including a 1933 rare book auction catalog, details of the Meade donation (see Series 30, Series 31), and a list of portraits of John Paul Jones, have been arranged here chronologically in separate folders.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 25 Folder : 1 Notebook: "Desirable Books on Naval History"
1907
Box: 25 Folder : 2 Booksellers' advertisements (1 of 2)
1917-1938
Box: 25 Folder : 3 Bookseller's advertisements (2 of 2)
1917-1938
Box: 25 Folder : 4 Booksellers' catalogs
1919-1930
Box: 25 Folder : 5 Materials separated from Library Accession Book: Miscellaneous notes and printed items
1920-1940, undated
Box: 25 Folder : 6 Clippings on naval literature
1921-1943
Box: 25 Folder : 7 Booksellers' catalogs
1931 (1 of 2)
Box: 25 Folder : 8 Booksellers' catalogs
1931 (1 of 2)
Box: 26 Folder : 1 Booksellers' catalogs
1932
Box: 26 Folder : 2 Materials separated from Library Accession Book: Rare Americana auction catalog, Charles Heartman
1933 January 28
Box: 26 Folder : 3 Booksellers' catalogs
1933-1935
Box: 26 Folder : 4 Materials separated from Library Accession Book: listing "Books and manuscripts from the library of Richard Worsam Meade (4th)"
1934
Box: 26 Folder : 5 Meade donation bookplates
1934
Box: 26 Folder : 6 Booksellers' catalogs
1936-1937
Box: 26 Folder : 7 Booksellers' catalog
1938-1943
Box: 26 Folder : 8 Materials separated from Library Accession Book: "Prints, Portraits and Memo. of John Paul Jones"
Undated
Box: 27 Folder : 1 Booksellers' catalogs
Undated
Box: 27 Folder : 2 Booksellers' catalogs
Undated
Box: 27 Folder : 3 Booksellers' catalogs
Undated
Box: 27 Folder : 4 Booksellers' catalogs
Undated
Box: 27 Folder : 5 Booksellers' catalogs
Undated
Box: 27 Folder : 6 Booksellers' catalogs
Undated
Box: 27 Folder : 7 Photographs of library collection installation
Undated
Box: 28 Research materials; library catalog cards
undated
Box: 29 Research materials; "Ships of US Navy Built in NY", "US Navy Officers Born in NY State", Lloyd family of Long Island, miscellaneous notes
undated
Volume: 3 Library Accession Book
1916-1941

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