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William Branford Shubrick papers, 1820-1864.
BANC MSS 2012/193 box 1; BANC MSS 2012/193 v.1; BANC MSS 2012/193
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William Branford Shubrick papers, 1820-1864


Shubrick, William Branford, 1790-1874, creator


Tyler, John, 1790-1862, correspondent.


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 California.


1820 (issued)


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.
In English.
Preliminary list of contents available in the library.


Scale drawings.

Physical Description:

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