Title:William Branford Shubrick papers, 1820-1864
Creator/Contributor:Shubrick, William Branford, 1790-1874, creator
Creator/Contributor:Tyler, John, 1790-1862, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:United States, President (1841-1845 : Tyler)
Private papers of Rear Admiral Shubrick primarily concerning the Mexican-American War and his tour as commander of the Pacific
Squadron. Materials include a ledger of memoranda of his time in the Pacific Squadron, correspondence from his wife and daugher,
a letter copybook, speeches, religous meditations, memorandums, and other misellaneous documents and letters. Materials of
note include a letter of introduction for W. Alesi Botts signed by [President] John Tyler, and a memorandum by Shubrick outlining
the conditions to be met for the freeing of his slave, Emeline. Others include a letter from his son-in-law, George Clymer,
Jr. denouncing the war with Mexico, and documents outlining Shubrick's naval career. Also contains a full scale drawing of
the sword and scabbard presented to Shubrick by the state of South Carolina, a letter from the Secretary of State of South
Carolina with an accompanying description of the sword details, a sheet containing several detailed drawings of ship hull
structural components (1/2 inch scale), and a few specimens of pressed flowers marked with the date they were collected in
Shubrick, William Branford -- 1790-1874 -- Archives
Shubrick, William Branford -- 1790-1874 -- Correspondence
Tyler, John -- 1790-1862 -- Correspondence
United States. -- Navy. -- Pacific Squadron -- Officers
United States. -- Navy. -- Pacific Squadron -- Maneuvers
United States. -- Navy -- Officers
Mexican War, 1846-1848
Admirals -- United States
Presidents -- United States -- Correspondence
Naval discipline -- United States
Naval maneuvers -- United States
Presentation swords -- South Carolina
Shipbuilding -- United States
William Branford Shubrick papers, BANC MSS 2012/193, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase ; from William Reese Company ; 2012.
Maps transferred to the Maps Collections of The Bancroft Library.
William Branford Shubrick (October 31, 1790-May 27,1874) was an officer in the United States Navy. His active-duty career
extended from 1806 to 1861 including service in the War of 1812 and the Mexican-American War. In December 1861, Shubrick was
retired and promoted to Rear Admiral on the retired list on July 16, 1862.
Preliminary list of contents available in the library.
1 box, 1 oversize folder (0.45 linear feet)
BANC MSS 2012/193 box 1
BANC MSS 2012/193 v.1
BANC MSS 2012/193