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

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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Description is in English

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Naval History Society
Title: Naval History Society collection
Dates [inclusive]: 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.

The Edward Yorke McCauley diary and Point Lookout sketches are digitized and available in the  Shelby White and Leon Levy Digital Library.
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 Linear feet (104 boxes, 230 volumes)
Location: Materials in this collection may be stored offsite. For more information on making arrangements to consult them, please visit
Language: The documents in the collection are in English.
Call Phrase: MS 439