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Guide to the Fred J. Buenzle papers M1983
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Box 1, Folder 1

Newport Navalog biographical profile 1967-07

Box 1, Folder 2

"Apprenticeship Memories Revived -or- 4 Years in the U.S.N." bound manuscript 1889-1890

Scope and Contents

An account of Buenzle's training aboard the Portsmouth in the Caribbean. Includes souvenir postcards of Jamaica, two large albumen prints of St. Thomas, and newspaper clippings from the Newport Sentinel of letters Buenzle wrote to the paper.
Box 1, Folder 3

"That Mutiny of Ours" bound typescript c.1940s

Scope and Contents

A narrative of the 1842 alleged mutiny aboard the U.S.S. Somers in which three sailors were hanged without a legal trial.
Box 1, Folder 4

"One Hundred Years Ago" typescript re: U.S.S. Somers incident 1942-09-10

Box 1, Folder 5

Bluejacket: An Autobiography 1986

Scope and Contents

Reprint by the Naval Institute Press in their Classics of Naval Literature series. Originally published by W.W. Norton in 1939.
Box 1, Folder 6

"Old Navy Men" typescript c. 1940s

Box 1, Folder 7

reprints, U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 1940, 1942

Box 1, Folder 8

"Here Comes A Sailor" Chapter XIII excerpt about his brief interaction with future King George V of England

Box 1, Folder 9

"Naval Casualties in Peacetime" typescript [published copy in scrapbook]

Box 1, Folder 10

"Three Days in the Rice Fields of China" manuscript

Scope and Contents

After five years of service, in 1893 Buenzle left the Navy and lived in Shanghai. He became an officer in the Chinese military during the Sino-Japanese War, and "Three Days..." is a brief account of this experience.
Box 1, Folder 11

untitled speech transcript, U.S. Veterans' Home, Napa, with clipping about event 1939

Box 2, Folder 1

small notebook with addresses and accounts ; small unidentified Chinese book with illustrations

Box 2, Folder 2

correspondence to King George V with form reply from King's Personal Secretary 1935-09

Box 2, Folder 3

correspondence re: Somers incident manuscript 1944-1946

Box 2, Folder 4

scrapbook of approximately 80 silver gelatin prints including images of Naval training in Guantanamo Bay and other images in and around Havana, Cuba 1898

Existence and Location of Copies note

This scrapbook has been digitized by Stanford and is available for research.

85 digital images from scrapbook, 1898

Box 2, Folder 5

correspondence re: Spanish-American War with souvenir pieces of flag removed from Spanish vessel 1940-02-20

Box 2, Folder 6

bulletins, correspondence, memoranda and notes re: U.S.S. New York and Spanish-American War 1898

Scope and Contents

Field notes, "order of battle" memoranda, William T. Sampson communication, and other documents.
Box 2, Folder 7

miscellaneous Navy correspondence, notes and other documents, including Buenzle's enlistment record 1894-1912

Box 2, Folder 8

The Pelican, U.S.S. Louisiana newsletter 1906-07

Box 2, Folder 9

Williwa, U.S.S. Pybus newsletters [8] 1943

Box 2, Folder 10

notes re: U.S.S. Portsmouth

Box 2, Folder 11

handwritten excerpt of review of Bluejacket 1944-06-30

Box 2, Folder 12

unidentified Chinese manuscript- 3 leaves c.1890s

Language of Material: Chinese
Box 2, Folder 13, Box 2, Folder 14


Box 4, Folders 1-6, Box 5, Box 3, Folders 1-7

scrapbook of several hundred annotated silver prints c.1880-1939

Scope and Contents

Large scrapbook with decorated wooden cover, featuring the Buenzle family and residences in Newport, Rhode Island, Los Gatos, California, and elsewhere, as well as newspaper clippings of articles by or about Buenzle (many with no source or date). Boxes 3 and 4 contain loose pages, and Box 5 contains the enclosure.