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

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


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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 II: Correspondence (1909-1943)

Scope and Contents note

The Society's correspondence includes incoming and carbon copies of outgoing letters, primarily to and from Secretary Robert Neeser and librarians Alice Kyte (Naval History Society) and Dorothy Barck (New-York Historical Society). Also represented are Col. James Barnes when he was active as President of the Society, Treasurer Grenville Kane, and attorney Herbert Satterlee. The correspondence documents all aspects of the Society's functions, including membership dues notices, publication of Naval History Society editions by The DeVinne Press and others, cataloging of Naval History Society publications by the Library of Congress, payment for or receipt of publications by members, research requests, and payment and other banking transactions. Contact with the New-York Historical Society begins in 1915 with formation of a Building Committee and discussion of a possible move of the collections from rented space in Aeolian Hall to the Historical Society's location, culminating in the move in 1925. Among that correspondence is a letter signed by Franklin Roosevelt. A November, 1936, letter to the membership announces the end of the publication program due to insufficient monies in the Naval History Fund.

Arrangement

Most of the correspondence was originally bundled in multiple envelopes for each year, usually organized alphabetically by last name of correspondent. Exceptions included envelopes for 1909, which were arranged chronologically in one envelope; 1917, which began as an alphabetical run but sometimes included correspondence dating to 1923; 1920, which was bundled together with 1924; and various years for which there was only one envelope containing all correspondence, especially later in the Society's history. Some large runs of correspondence to one recipient or on a particular subject were labeled as such and stored together. Those divisions have been retained, but folders have been arranged in chronological order.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Correspondence
1909 February - June
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Correspondence
1909 July - October
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Correspondence
1909 November - December
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Correspondence A
1910
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Correspondence B
1910
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Correspondence C
1910
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Correspondence D
1910
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Correspondence F
1910
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Correspondence G
1910
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Correspondence H
1910
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Correspondence J-L
1910
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Correspondence M
1910
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Correspondence N
1910
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Correspondence P-R
1910
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Correspondence S
1910
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Correspondence T-W
1910
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Correspondence A-C
1911
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Correspondence D-G
1911
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Correspondence H-M
1911
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Correspondence N, O
1911
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Correspondence P, Q
1911
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Correspondence R, S
1911
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Correspondence T-Z
1911
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Correspondence Misc.
1911
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Correspondence A,B
1912
Box: 5 Folder : 12 Correspondence C, D
1912
Box: 5 Folder : 13 Correspondence E-G
1912
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Correspondence H-J
1912
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Correspondence K-M
1912
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Correspondence N, O
1912
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Correspondence P-R
1912
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Correspondence S
1912
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Correspondence T-Z
1912
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Invitation to join Naval History Society
[1912]
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Correspondence A-D
1913
Box: 6 Folder : 9 Correspondence E-G
1913
Box: 6 Folder : 10 Correspondence H
1913
Box: 6 Folder : 11 Correspondence I-K
1913
Box: 6 Folder : 12 Correspondence L
1913
Box: 6 Folder : 13 Correspondence M
1913
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Correspondence N-O
1913
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Correspondence P-Q
1913
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Correspondence R
1913
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Correspondence S
1913
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Correspondence T-Z
1913
Box: 7 Folder : 6 Correspondence A, B
1914
Box: 7 Folder : 7 Correspondence C, D
1914
Box: 7 Folder : 8 Correspondence E, F
1914
Box: 7 Folder : 9 Correspondence G
1914
Box: 7 Folder : 10 Correspondence H
1914
Box: 7 Folder : 11 Correspondence I, J
1914
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Correspondence K, L
1914
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Correspondence M
1914
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Correspondence N, O
1914
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Correspondence P, Q
1914
Box: 8 Folder : 5 Correspondence R
1914
Box: 8 Folder : 6 Correspondence S
1914
Box: 8 Folder : 7 Correspondence T-Z
1914
Box: 8 Folder : 8 Correspondence A
1915
Box: 8 Folder : 9 Correspondence B
1915
Box: 8 Folder : 10 Correspondence C
1915
Box: 8 Folder : 11 Correspondence D, E 1
915
Box: 8 Folder : 12 Correspondence F
1915
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Correspondence G
1915
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Correspondence H
1915
Box: 9 Folder : 3 Correspondence I, J
1915
Box: 9 Folder : 4 Correspondence K
1915
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Correspondence L
1915
Box: 9 Folder : 6 Correspondence M
1915
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Correspondence N-Q
1915
Box: 9 Folder : 8 Correspondence R
1915
Box: 9 Folder : 9 Correspondence S
1915
Box: 9 Folder : 10 Correspondence T
1915
Box: 9 Folder : 11 Correspondence U-Y
1915
Box: 9 Folder : 12 Correspondence A, B
1916
Box: 10 Folder : 1 Correspondence C
1916
Box: 10 Folder : 2 Correspondence D
1916
Box: 10 Folder : 3 Correspondence E
1916
Box: 10 Folder : 4 Correspondence F
1916
Box: 10 Folder : 5 Correspondence G
1916
Box: 10 Folder : 6 Correspondence H
1916
Box: 10 Folder : 7 Correspondence I-K
1916
Box: 10 Folder : 8 Correspondence L
1916
Box: 10 Folder : 9 Correspondence M
1916
Box: 10 Folder : 10 Correspondence N, O
1916
Box: 10 Folder : 11 Correspondence P
1916
Box: 11 Folder : 1 Correspondence Q, R
1916
Box: 11 Folder : 2 Correspondence S
1916
Box: 11 Folder : 3 Correspondence T-Z
1916
Box: 11 Folder : 4 Correspondence about John Paul Jones
1916-1931
Box: 11 Folder : 5 Correspondence A,B
1917
Box: 11 Folder : 6 Correspondence C-G
1917
Box: 11 Folder : 7 Correspondence H
1917
Box: 11 Folder : 8 Correspondence I-K
1917
Box: 11 Folder : 9 Correspondence Grenville Kane
1917
Box: 11 Folder : 10 Correspondence L
1917
Box: 11 Folder : 11 Correspondence Library Rent Fund, Library Fund
1917
Box: 11 Folder : 12 Correspondence M
1917-1923
Box: 11 Folder : 13 Correspondence N
1917
Box: 12 Folder : 1 Correspondence O-Q
1917
Box: 12 Folder : 2 Correspondence R
1917
Box: 12 Folder : 3 Correspondence S
1917
Box: 12 Folder : 4 Correspondence T
1917
Box: 12 Folder : 5 Correspondence X-Z
1917
Box: 12 Folder : 6 Correspondence A, B
1918
Box: 12 Folder : 7 Correspondence C, D
1918
Box: 12 Folder : 8 Correspondence E, F
1918
Box: 12 Folder : 9 Correspondence G
1918
Box: 12 Folder : 10 Correspondence H
1918
Box: 12 Folder : 11 Correspondence I-K
1918
Box: 12 Folder : 12 Correspondence Grenville Kane
1918
Box: 12 Folder : 13 Correspondence L, M
1918
Box: 12 Folder : 14 Correspondence N, O
1918
Box: 12 Folder : 15 Correspondence P, Q
1918
Box: 12 Folder : 16 Correspondence R
1918
Box: 12 Folder : 17 Correspondence S
1918
Box: 12 Folder : 18 Correspondence T-Z
1918
Box: 13 Folder : 1 Correspondence A, B
1919
Box: 13 Folder : 2 Correspondence C, D
1919
Box: 13 Folder : 3 Correspondence E, F
1919
Box: 13 Folder : 4 Correspondence G, H
1919
Box: 13 Folder : 5 Correspondence I-K
1919
Box: 13 Folder : 6 Correspondence Grenville Kane
1919
Box: 13 Folder : 7 Correspondence L
1919
Box: 13 Folder : 8 Correspondence M
1919
Box: 13 Folder : 9 Correspondence N, O
1919
Box: 13 Folder : 10 Correspondence P-R
1919
Box: 13 Folder : 11 Correspondence S
1919
Box: 13 Folder : 12 Correspondence T
1919
Box: 13 Folder : 13 Correspondence U-Z
1919
Box: 14 Folder : 1 Correspondence A
1920
Box: 14 Folder : 2 Correspondence B
1920
Box: 14 Folder : 3 Correspondence C
1920
Box: 14 Folder : 4 Correspondence D
1920
Box: 14 Folder : 5 Correspondence E, F
1920
Box: 14 Folder : 6 Correspondence G
1920
Box: 14 Folder : 7 Correspondence H-J
1920
Box: 14 Folder : 8 Correspondence K
1920
Box: 14 Folder : 9 Correspondence L
1920
Box: 14 Folder : 10 Correspondence: Library rent fund
1920
Box: 14 Folder : 11 Correspondence N
1920
Box: 14 Folder : 12 Correspondence O, P
1920
Box: 14 Folder : 13 Correspondence Q, R
1920
Box: 14 Folder : 14 Correspondence S
1920
Box: 14 Folder : 15 Correspondence T
1920
Box: 14 Folder : 16 Correspondence U, V
1920
Box: 14 Folder : 17 Correspondence W, Z
1920
Box: 14 Folder : 18 Orders for Vol I Fox papers
1920
Box: 14 Folder : 19 Acknowledgments Vol I Fox papers
1920
Box: 14 Folder : 20 Correspondence to Board of Directors
1920
Box: 15 Folder : 1 Acknowledgments Vol II Fox papers
1921
Box: 15 Folder : 2 Correspondence A-D
1921
Box: 15 Folder : 3 Correspondence E-H
1921
Box: 15 Folder : 4 Correspondence K-R
1921
Box: 15 Folder : 5 Correspondence S-T
1921
Box: 15 Folder : 6 Correspondence U-Y
1921
Box: 15 Folder : 7 Acknowledgments Garnerey's print of Constitution and  Guerriere
1921
Box: 15 Folder : 8 Resignations
1922-1923
Box: 15 Folder : 9 Correspondence A-D
1922
Box: 15 Folder : 10 Correspondence Barnes
1922, undated
Box: 15 Folder : 11 Correspondence E-H
1922
Box: 15 Folder : 12 Correspondence K-R
1922
Box: 16 Folder : 1 Correspondence S-T
1922
Box: 16 Folder : 2 Correspondence U-Z
1922
Box: 16 Folder : 3 Correspondence A
1923
Box: 16 Folder : 4 Replies to annual meeting notice
1923
Box: 16 Folder : 5 Correspondence
1924
Box: 16 Folder : 6 Correspondence B
1924
Box: 16 Folder : 7 Correspondence C
1924
Box: 16 Folder : 8 Correspondence D
1924
Box: 16 Folder : 9 Correspondence E, F
1924
Box: 16 Folder : 10 Correspondence G
1924
Box: 16 Folder : 11 Correspondence H-J
1924
Box: 16 Folder : 12 Correspondence K
1924
Box: 16 Folder : 13 Correspondence L
1924
Box: 16 Folder : 14 Correspondence M
1924
Box: 16 Folder : 15 Correspondence N
1924
Box: 16 Folder : 16 Correspondence O, P
1924
Box: 16 Folder : 17 Correspondence Q, R
1924
Box: 16 Folder : 18 Correspondence S
1924
Box: 16 Folder : 19 Correspondence T
1924
Box: 16 Folder : 20 Correspondence U, V
1924
Box: 16 Folder : 21 Correspondence W-Z
1924
Box: 16 Folder : 22 Isaac Hull manuscript donation: Correspondence with executors of Charles Allen Munn
1924
Box: 16 Folder : 23 Correspondence, including to Col. Barnes
1925
Box: 16 Folder : 24 Letter to Barnes from New-York Historical Society
1925 May 20
Box: 17 Folder : 1 Letter to members about New-York Historical Society move
1925 June 25
Box: 17 Folder : 2 Letter to members about associate membership in New-York Historical Society
1925 October 21
Box: 17 Folder : 3 Letters from members accepting associate membership in New-York Historical Society
1925
Box: 17 Folder : 4 Resignations and deaths
1925
Box: 17 Folder : 5 Correspondence, including to and from Col. Barnes
1926
Box: 17 Folder : 6 Correspondence
1926
Box: 17 Folder : 7 Correspondence
1927
Box: 17 Folder : 8 Correspondence, Col. Barnes
1927
Box: 17 Folder : 9 Correspondence
1928
Box: 17 Folder : 10 Correspondence, Col. Barnes
1928
Box: 17 Folder : 11 Correspondence
1929
Box: 17 Folder : 12 Correspondence
1930
Box: 17 Folder : 13 Correspondence, Barnes-Barck
1930-1932
Box: 17 Folder : 14 Barnes-Andrews correspondence about frigate Constitution
1930-1934
Box: 18 Folder : 1 Correspondence Barnes
1930-1936
Box: 18 Folder : 2 Annual meeting notices; notification of Garnerey print
1930-1933, undated
Box: 18 Folder : 3 Correspondence
1931
Box: 18 Folder : 4 Acknowledgments "Rope Yarns"
1931
Box: 18 Folder : 5 Orders: "Rope Yarns"
1931-1932
Box: 18 Folder : 6 Correspondence
1932
Box: 18 Folder : 7 Acknowledgments "Life of Wm. Bainbridge"
1932
Box: 18 Folder : 8 Acknowledgments Rodney books
1932 Oct-Dec
Box: 18 Folder : 9 Resignations
1932
Box: 18 Folder : 10 Correspondence
1933
Box: 18 Folder : 11 Correspondence
1933
Box: 18 Folder : 12 Barnes-Gurn correspondence about John Barry
1933-1934
Box: 19 Folder : 1 Correspondence
1934
Box: 19 Folder : 2 Acknowledgments: Gurn's "Life of John Barry"
1934
Box: 19 Folder : 3 Correspondence
1935
Box: 19 Folder : 4 Correspondence
1935
Box: 19 Folder : 5 Correspondence
1936
Box: 19 Folder : 6 Correspondence
1936
Box: 19 Folder : 7 Correspondence: Col. and Mrs. Barnes with Miss Barck
1936
Box: 19 Folder : 8 Correspondence: Office of Naval Records
1936
Box: 19 Folder : 9 Acknowledgments: "Quasi War with France"
1936
Box: 19 Folder : 10 Letter to members
1936 November 16
Box: 19 Folder : 11 Correspondence
1937
Box: 20 Folder : 1 Correspondence
1938
Box: 20 Folder : 2 Correspondence
1939-1943
Box: 20 Folder : 3 Blank stationery: cards, letterhead, envelopes, bookplates
Undated

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