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Guide to the Van Ness-Philip Family Papers
1711-1963 (bulk 1711-1945)
  MS 653

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Container List

Series IV: John Van Ness Philip (d. 1862)

Scope and Contents note

This series contains correspondence (dated 1837-62), diaries, and naval log book of the officer, who served in both the Mexican and Civil Wars. There is detailed information concerning the Kossuth mission aboard the U.S.S. Mississippi in 1851 and the invasion of California in 1846 aboard the U.S.S.  Cyane in the Mexican American War.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 16 Folder : 1 Correspondence to William Hears and to John Van Ness Philip
circa 1830-1840
Box: 16 Folder : 2 Correspondence to John Van Ness Philip
1837
Box: 16 Folder : 3 School papers
1837-1839
Box: 16 Folder : 4 Correspondence
1838
Box: 16 Folder : 5 Correspondence and diploma from Rensselaer Institute
1839
Box: 16 Folder : 6 Correspondence
1841 Jan.-1841 Jul.
Box: 16 Folder : 7 Correspondence
1841 Aug.-1841 Dec.
Box: 16 Folder : 8 Correspondence
1842 Jan.-1842 Jun.
Box: 16 Folder : 9 Correspondence
1842 Aug.-1842 Dec.
Box: 16 Folder : 10 Correspondence
1843 Jan.-1843 Apr.
Box: 16 Folder : 11 Commission as midshipman signed by President Tyler
1843
Box: 16 Folder : 12 Correspondence
1843May-1843 Aug.
Box: 16 Folder : 13 Correspondence
1843 Sep.-1843 Dec.
Box: 17 Folder : 1 Correspondence
1844 Jan.-1844 Apr.
Box: 17 Folder : 2 Correspondence: "Visa" and Rome
1844 May-1844 Dec.
Box: 17 Folder : 3 Correspondence
1845
Box: 17 Folder : 4 Correspondence, proclamation to the inhabitants of California, list of cargo (2)
1846
Box: 17 Folder : 5 Correspondence: general orders
1847
Box: 17 Folder : 6 Correspondence, exams in U.S. Naval School
1848 Jan.-1848 Aug.
Box: 17 Folder : 7 Correspondence
1848 Sep.-1848 Dec.
Box: 18 Folder : 1 Correspondence
undated, circa 1840 Jan.-1850 May
Box: 18 Folder : 2 Correspondence
circa 1840 Jun.-1850 Aug.
Box: 18 Folder : 3 Correspondence
circa 1840 Sep.-1850 Dec.
Box: 18 Folder : 4 Correspondence
1849
Box: 18 Folder : 5 Correspondence
1850-1851
Box: 18 Folder : 6 Correspondence
1852
Box: 18 Folder : 7 Correspondence
1853
Box: 18 Folder : 8 Correspondence
1854
Box: 18 Folder : 9 Correspondence
1856-1857
Box: 18 Folder : 10 Correspondence
1858
Box: 19 Folder : 1 Correspondence
undated, circa 1850 Jan.-1860 Jun.
Box: 19 Folder : 2 Correspondence
circa 1850 Jul.-1860 Dec.
Box: 19 Folder : 3 Correspondence
1859
Box: 19 Folder : 4 Correspondence: receipt
1860
Box: 19 Folder : 5 Correspondence: newspaper clipping
1861
Box: 19 Folder : 6 Correspondence
1862
Box: 19 Folder : 7 Correspondence, calling cards
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 8 Correspondence
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 9 Correspondence: poems
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 10 Misc. portraits, address and oration, memorial address
undated
Box: 20 Folder : Boats signals: U. S. Frigate Columbia
1843
Box: 20 Folder : Journal
1839 Aug.-1839 Oct.
Box: 20 Folder : Journal
undated
Box: 20 Folder : Writings
undated
Box: 20 Folder : Travel journal, Exercise of Great Guns
undated
Box: 20 Folder : Journal of John Van Ness Philip aboard U. S. Recog. Ship Columbus and U. S. Frigate  Columbia
1841-1842
Box: 20 Folder : Journal of John Van Ness Philip
1842-1843
Box: 20 Folder : Journal of John Van Ness Philip aboard U. S. S. Columbia
1843
Box: 20 Folder : Journal, notes, and calculations of John Van Ness Philip
1844-1845
Box: 21 Folder : Diary
1849 Jun.-1849 Oct.
Box: 21 Folder : Log book
1845-1846

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