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George Dewey papers, 1805-1949

Author: George Dewey; Mildred McLean Hazen Dewey
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Correspondence, letterbooks, diaries, journal, military papers, financial papers, scrapbooks, and other papers relating chiefly to Dewey's activities as commander of the U.S. Navy Asiatic Squadron East during the Spanish-American War, especially his command of the USS Olympia during the battle of Manila Bay. Documents his service as commander of the USS Pensacola, European Squadron (European Station), 1885-1888;
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Named Person: Charles J Bonaparte; Frederick M Bugher; William E Chandler; George B Cortelyou; George Creel; Josephus Daniels; George G Dewey; Julius Y Dewey; Mary Perrin Dewey; Grenville Mellen Dodge; James A Garfield; John Hay; William Babcock Hazen; Robert Lansing; Henry Cabot Lodge; John Davis Long; A T Mahan; John R McLean; William H Moody; Paul Morton; Truman Handy Newberry; Elisabeth Ellicott Poe; Redfield Proctor; Theodore Roosevelt; Elihu Root; Nathan Sargent; Winfield Scott Schley; William T Sherman; Alvin Untermyer; Oscar Fitzalan Williams; Dewey family
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George Dewey; Mildred McLean Hazen Dewey
OCLC Number: 70980071
Language Note: Collection material in English.
Description: 25,000 items. 86 containers plus 6 oversize. 42.8 linear feet.

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Correspondence, letterbooks, diaries, journal, military papers, financial papers, scrapbooks, and other papers relating chiefly to Dewey's activities as commander of the U.S. Navy Asiatic Squadron East during the Spanish-American War, especially his command of the USS Olympia during the battle of Manila Bay. Documents his service as commander of the USS Pensacola, European Squadron (European Station), 1885-1888; president of the U.S. Navy General Board, 1899-1917; president of the court of inquiry (1901) concerning Winfield Scott Schley; and commander-in-chief of naval winter maneuvers while aboard the presidential yacht Mayflower, 1902-1903. Also includes correspondence, financial records, and other papers of Dewey's second wife, Mildred McLean Hazen Dewey, relating to family interests in the Rosiclare Lead and Fluorspar Mining Company, her estate, and other matters; letters (1874) from James A. Garfield and William T. Sherman to Mildred Dewey's first husband, William Babcock Hazen; and an account (1904) of Admiral Dewey and the Manila campaign written by Commander Nathan Sargent, U.S.N.

Family correspondents include Dewey's parents, Julius Y. Dewey and Mary Perrin Dewey, and his son, George G. Dewey. Other correspondents include Charles J. Bonaparte, Frederick M. Bugher, William E. Chandler, George B. Cortelyou, George Creel, Josephus Daniels, John W. Davis, Grenville Mellen Dodge, John Hay, Robert Lansing, Henry Cabot Lodge, John Davis Long, A.T. Mahan, John R. McLean, William H. Moody, Paul Morton, Truman Handy Newberry, Elisabeth Ellicott Poe, Redfield Procter, Theodore Roosevelt, Elihu Root, Alvin Untermyer, and Oscar Fitzalan Williams.

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