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Papers of Edward Brinley, Jr.
mssHM 74000-74090  
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Description
The collection contains 69 letters (primarily between members of the Brinley family and Edward Brinley, Jr.), 18 documents (largely relating the career of Edward Brinley, Jr.), a journal kept by Brinley on board the USS North Carolina, Oct. 1840-May.
Background
Edward Brinley, Jr. (1824-1867), was born in Perth Amboy New Jersey to Francis W. Brinley. He was proceeded by two other Edward Brinley's (whom I have labeled Edward I and Edward II in cataloging their few writings in the collection), Edward I being Edward Jr.'s paternal grandfather, and Edward II his paternal uncle. After a childhood in New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey; and an education at the fledgling Rensselaer Institute in Troy, New York, where he earned a degree in civil engineering, Brinley was appointed a midshipman in the U.S. Navy in 1840.
Extent
2 boxes
Restrictions
In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the manuscripts or visual materials, researchers must obtain formal permission from the office of the Library Director. In most instances, permission is given by the Huntington as owner of the physical property rights only, and researchers must also obtain permission from the holder of the literary rights. In some instances, the Huntington owns the literary rights, as well as the physical property rights. Researchers may contact the appropriate curator for further information.
Availability
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