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United States Navy Department letters, 1847 May 31; 1865 December 1; 1868 March 2; 1872 September 16; 1876 August 18; 1876 October 17.
Wyles SC 265
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Title:

United States Navy Department letters, 1847 May 31; 1865 December 1; 1868 March 2; 1872 September 16; 1876 August 18; 1876 October 17

Creator/Contributor:

United States, Navy Department., creator

Creator/Contributor:

Fox, J. T.

Creator/Contributor:

Faxon, William, 1822-1883

Creator/Contributor:

Case, Augustus Ludlow.

Creator/Contributor:

Howell, John Cumming, 1819-1892

Creator/Contributor:

Ammen, Daniel, 1820-1898, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Robinson, William E. (William Erigena), 1814-1892, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Nicholson, J. W. A. (James William Augustus), 1821-1887, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Anthony, Henry B. (Henry Bowen), 1815-1884, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Storer, George Washington, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Online Archive of California

Abstract:

Six holograph letters written on behalf of and by various personnel of the United States Navy Department, Washington, [D. C.]. The first letter, dated May 31, 1847, is written on behalf of and signed by John Appleton, Acting Secretary of the Navy, to Captain George W. Storer of the U. S. Navy in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, about bringing Storer's request for the command of a Squadron to the Secretary's attention when he returns to Washington. The second letter, dated December 1, 1865, is written and signed by J. T. Fox on official stationery of the Navy Department. The letter states that a blank naval commission is enclosed as requested and inquires whether a roll of maps including gun boats and munitions has been received. The third letter, dated March 2, 1868, is written and signed by William Faxon on official stationery of the Navy Department to the Honorable William E. Robinson
in response to his inquiry regarding apprentice Cooley, who enlisted in July with the consent of his father E. K. Cooley. The letter indicates that Faxon doesn't see how Cooley can get discharged. The fourth letter, dated September 16, 1872, is written on behalf of and signed by A. Ludlow Case, Acting Secretary of the Navy, on official stationery of the Navy Department, to Captain J. W. A. Nicholson in Saratoga Springs, New York, to request that he reports to Vice Admiral Rowan for duty as a Member of the Board of which Rowan is President. A stamp on the left side reads: Washington, D. C., Sept. 20/75, Mileage, Saratoga Springs, New York City, $18.30, G. E. Thornton, Pay Inspector, U. S. Navy. The fifth letter, dated August 18, 1876, is written on behalf of and signed by Daniel Ammen, Acting Secretary of the Navy, on official stationery of the Navy Department to H. B. Anthony, U. S. Senate,
about receiving the letter from him and Senator Burnside in reference to the retention of Commander S. D. Ames on duty. The letter indicates that Ames, whose character and ability are well-known in the Department, was relieved of duty because of a reduction in force.The sixth letter, dated October 17, 1876, is written and signed by J. C. Howell, Acting Secretary of the Navy, on official stationery of the Navy Department to Commodore J. W. A. Nicholson to request his return to the department and report for duty. A stamp on the left side reads: Navy Pay Office, New York, Paid $36.00 Mileage, New York to Washington, October 21st, 1876, George F. Cutter, Pay Director, U. S. A.

Date:

1847 (issued)

Subject:

Appleton, John -- 1815-1864 -- Correspondence
Ammen, Daniel -- 1820-1898 -- Correspondence
Rowan, Stephen C. (Stephen Clegg) -- 1808-1890
Burnside, Ambrose Everett -- 1824-1881
Cutter, George F
Cooley, E. K
Thorton, G. E
Ames, Sullivan Dorr
United States. -- Navy Department -- History
United States. -- Navy Department -- Officials and employees
United States. -- Navy Department -- Correspondence

Note:

Use of the collection is unrestricted.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.
Cite as: [Identification of item], United States Navy Department letters. Wyles SC 265. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Type:

Letters (correspondence)
Military commissions

Physical Description:

6 items (6 leaves) ; 26 x 21 cm; 21 x 25 cm; 25 x 20 cm.

Language:

English

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Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

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