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George Henry Preble letter to William B. Sewell, Esq., 1859 October 8th.
Wyles SC 179
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Title:

George Henry Preble letter to William B. Sewell, Esq., 1859 October 8th

Creator/Contributor:

Preble, George Henry, 1816-1885, creator

Creator/Contributor:

Sewell, William B., correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Online Archive of California

Abstract:

One holograph letter written and signed by George Henry Preble from Cambridge, Massachusetts to William B. Sewell, Esq. in Kennebunk, Maine about his move from the Navy Yard to Cambridge to serve on the steamer Narragansett in the Pacific for a two year cruise around the 'Horn'. He describes his new house on Mt. Auburn St., his wife being surrounded by old acquaintances and friends, and the birth of his new son, George Henry Rittenhouse Preble.

Date:

1859 (issued)

Subject:

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Preble, George Henry -- 1816-1885 -- Correspondence
Preble, George Henry Rittenhouse
United States. -- Navy -- History -- 19th century
Narraganset (Ship)

Note:

Included in folder are a typed copy of the letter, two index cards with biographical information, and a biographical sketch with his portrait.
Use of the collection is unrestricted.
George Henry Preble was born in Portland, Maine on February 25, 1816 and died in Boston, Massachusetts on March 1, 1885. He was a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy and was assigned to command the South Pacific Station. During the Mexican-American War, he participated in the capture of Alvarado, Veracruz, and Tuxpan. He also accompanied Matthew C. Perry to Japan in 1853 and authored numerous books on the Navy.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.
Cite as: [Identification of item], George Henry Preble letter to William B. Sewell, Esq.. Wyles SC 179. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Type:

Letters (correspondence)

Physical Description:

1 item (1 leaf) ; 21 x 26 cm. folded to 21 x 13 cm.

Language:

English

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Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

Use of the collection is unrestricted.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.