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Raymond S. Gabler Papers, 1942-1968 (bulk 1942-1945), MS 455
Raymond Sheridan Gabler was an enlisted teaching specialist in the United States Navy during World War II. The Raymond S. Gabler Papers span from 1942 to 1968, with a bulk of the material ceasing in 1945. The papers are the product of Gabler's U.S. Navy service during World War II as an instructor at the Naval Academy Preparatory School and at Camp Peary, Virginia.
Watch, Quarter, and Station Bill of the U.S.S. Galena, circa 1882, MS 85
The bills were compiled by Cadet Engineer Lloyd Bankson, Naval Academy Class of 1881, while stationed aboard U.S.S. Galena, commanded by Oliver Ambrose Batcheller. In addition to the watch, quarter, boat, and station bills, the volume includes a general description of the Galena, including its dimensions, as well as a list of her officers and crew complement. The final page of the volume indicates that it was inspected and approved by Oliver Ambrose Batcheller, and bears his signature.
Daniel Vincent Gallery Papers, 1907-1977, MS 384
The papers of Rear Admiral Daniel V. Gallery span the years 1907-1977. The collection consists of correspondence, publications of Rear Admiral Gallery and others, government documents, legal documents, photographs, drawings, audiovisual materials and certificates. The papers focus on Gallery's Navy experiences and career as a writer.
General International Shipwreck Society: A Practical Treatise on the Means of Relief, MS 165
The volume focuses on various means of aiding and rescuing men overboard and shipwrecked sailors, including the adaptation of offensive weapons for use in lifesaving. The volume includes descriptions of the lifeboats of George Palmer and Van Houten, Godde de Liancourt's life preserver, proposed improvements in signals, methods of resuscitation, and methods of treating common shipboard illnesses. The treatise is illustrated by drawings of equipment and their application, including grenades, mortars, ballistas, lifeboats, rafts, and signals. At the front of the volume is a collection of documents on the history of the society.
Maud Gibbons Diaries, 1909-1910, MS 166
Maud Gibbons was the wife of U.S. Navy officer John H. Gibbons. The diaries are the product of Gibbons' travels through Europe and Asia in connection with her husband's assignment as commanding officer of U.S.S. Charleston, flagship of the Asiatic Squadron. The diaries recount Gibbons' travels through Kronstadt, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Vladivostok, Yokohama, Nikko, Chuzenji, Kamakura, Nanking, Shanghai, Tokyo, Manila, Kyoto, and Kobe.
Otto Giese Papers, 1938-1979, MS 346
The Otto Giese Papers contain correspondence, speeches, audiotapes, artwork sketches, photographs, writings, scrapbooks, clippings, memorabilia, and other material documenting the private and public life of this mariner, who served as a German U-Boat officer during World War II. After the war, he obtained a master's license and started his own shipping line, which operated in the North Sea, the Baltic, the Caribbean, and the Far East.
Robert C. Giffen Papers, 1905-1990 (bulk 1905-1945), MS 427
Robert Carlisle Giffen was an admiral in the United States Navy and a member of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1907. The Giffen Papers focus primarily on Vice Admiral Giffen's service in the United States Navy during World War II, with lesser amounts of documentation pertaining to his service in World War I, with the Asiatic Fleet in China, and with the Great White Fleet.
Donald C. Gilley Papers, 1921-1982, MS 471
Donald C. Gilley was an organist and choirmaster at the United States Naval Academy. The Donald C. Gilley Papers span from 1921 until 1982. The papers document Gilley's career as a as a musician (organist), choirmaster, and musical educator, with a focus on his tenure at the United States Naval Academy, as well as his earlier tenures at Earlham College, Butler University's Arthur Jordan Conservatory of Music, and Wesley United Methodist Church in Worcester, Massachusetts.
James H. and I. V. Gillis Naval Papers, 1866-1898, MS 4
James Henry Gillis was an officer in the United States Navy and a member of the Naval Academy Class of 1853. Irvin Van Gorder Gillis, son of James Henry Gillis, was an officer in the United States Navy, book purchasing agent for Guion Moore Gest, and a member of the Naval Academy Class of 1894. The James H. and Irvin V. Gillis Naval Papers span from 1866 to 1898 and are the product of the United States Navy careers of Commodore James Henry Gillis and his son, Irvin Van Gorder Gillis.
Irvin V. Gillis Notebook kept on board the U.S.S. Constellation, 1893, (transferred to MS 4)
No description available.
Arsène Napoléon Girault Collection, 1826-1998, MS 417
The Arsène Napoléon Girault Collection consists of reproductions of original documents, typescripts, and genealogical material from various sources related to the U.S. Naval Academy's first professor of French.
Frank Goetz Photograph Album, 1923-1927, MS 511
Frank Goetz was an enlisted sailor in the United States Navy. The Frank Goetz Photograph Album spans from 1923 to 1927. The album, composed entirely of black-and-white photographs, is the product of Goetz's service aboard U.S.S. Mississippi (Battleship: BB-41), as well as Goetz's family life.
Caspar Frederick Goodrich Papers, 1907-1925, MS 343
The Casper Frederick Goodrich Papers consist of ephemera (mostly invitations) and some correspondence, the bulk of the documents dating from 1907 to 1910. Rear Admiral Goodrich was an 1865 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He helped found the U.S. Naval Institute, the Naval War College, and the Naval Historical Society. In 1908, he represented the Navy at the International Historical Conference on the Peninsular War and its Epoch held at Zarogoza, Spain.
Caspar Frederick Goodrich Scrapbook, MS 184
Rear Admiral Goodrich was an 1865 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy who helped found the U.S. Naval Institute, the Naval War College, and the Naval Historical Society. The scrapbook consists of newspaper clippings, event programs, invitations, and other pieces of ephemera. Topical coverage of the scrapbook includes the work of F. Cope Whitehouse, Fingal's Cave, Captain Richard G. Davenport, Goodrich's commands of the Pacific Squadron and the New York Navy Yard, Austrian Ambassador Bellamy Storer, dueling, the use of the Navy as a reform school, the U.S.S. Bennington memorial, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, the founding of the Naval War College, the Egyptian Expedition of 1882, general Navy administration, and various theater performances.
Charles Clinton Gordon Scrapbook, 1907-1909, MS 295
Charles Clinton Gordon was an officer in the United States Army and a member of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1911. The Gordon Scrapbook, spanning from 1907 to 1909, consists of newspaper clippings, event programs, leave requests, and other documents from Gordon's time as a student at the Naval Academy. The materials in the scrapbook focus on Academy athletic events, Masqueraders performances, and Gordon's performance and leaves while at the Academy.
Alfred Gosling Diary, 1867-1868, MS 251
Alfred Gosling was a seaman who served in the United States Navy's North Pacific Squadron. The Gosling Diary contains entries dating between September 26, 1867 and July 22, 1868 pertaining to Gosling's everyday shipboard life while serving as a cook and steward, possibly aboard U.S.S. Jamestown (Sloop), based at Sitka, Alaska.
An Abstract of the Great Gun Exercise, [1843], MS 169
The volume is likely an abstract of the British Admiralty's "Instructions for the Exercise and Service of Great Guns on Board Her Majesty's Ships," 1843. The abstract includes sections entitled carronade exercise; mortar exercise; questions at the rocket boat; questions relative to sights; naval cutlass exercise; shew the guards; cutlass exercise; stick practices; musket exercise; field piece exercise; limbering up; dismounting field ordnance; maneuvers of a field battery of four guns; and wooden gun exercise. Tucked into the volume is a brief chronology of LT John H. Marshall's U.S. Navy career.
Great White Fleet Scrapbook, 1908-1909, 1916, 1945, MS 219
Theodore W. Richards was a surgeon in the U.S. Navy. Theodore W. Richards' Great White Fleet Scrapbook and its enclosures, span from 1908 until 1909, with several documents from 1916 and 1945. The scrapbook details the itinerary, crew activities, ports of call, and local reactions to the arrival of the United States Atlantic Fleet (commonly known as the Great White Fleet) during its cruise of 1907-1909. The enclosures include journal articles written by Richards on drowning and lighting aboard naval vessels.
Joseph Foster Green Papers, 1844-1873, MS 369
Joseph F. Green was an Admiral in the United States Navy. The Joseph Foster Green Papers consists of eight volumes kept by, or kept under the authority of, Rear Admiral Joseph Foster Green during his tenure in the United States Navy.
Charles Donald Griffin Speeches, 1965-1968, MS 313
Charles Donald Griffin was an Admiral in the United States Navy and a member of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1927. Griffin's speeches were delivered while serving as Commander in Chief, Allied Forces, Southern Europe, many of which focus on the history and significance of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the continuing threat of Communism.
Robert L. Grove Scrapbook, 1920-1923, MS 520
Robert L. Grove was a supply officer in the United States Navy and a member of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1925. The Robert L. Grove Scrapbook spans from 1920 to 1923. The scrapbook, constructed from a 1923 edition of the Lucky Bag yearbook, focuses primarily on the 1923 midshipman summer practice cruise and 1923 June Week activities.
Watch, Quarter, Station, and Fire Bills of the U.S.S. Guerriere, 1868, MS 74
The watch, quarter, station, and fire bills were compiled by Midshipman Theodore B. M. Mason while the Guerriere was serving as flagship of the South Atlantic Station. The volume also includes bills for boat crews.
Harry F. Guggenheim Letters, 1930-1932, MS 409
Harry F. Guggenheim was a noted philanthropist, newspaper publisher, mining magnate, and U.S. Naval aviator. The Guggenheim Letters, and their accompanying illuminated manuscript, span from 1930 to 1932. The letters pertain to the presentation of the illuminated manuscript to Guggenheim by the Royal Aeronautical Society, and the dedication of the Aero Club de France.
John Amos Guion Diaries, 1838-1842, MS 523
John Amos Guion was doctor and banker who served as an Assistant Surgeon in the United States Navy. The John Amos Guion Diaries span from 1838 until 1842. The diaries are the product of Guion's services as a U.S. Navy Assistant Surgeon with the Brazil Squadron and the West Indies Squadron, and focus on the medical cases handled by Guion, as well as his readings in poetry and the history of western civilization.
Harry Aloysius Guthrie Memoirs - Service Anecdotes, 1921-1950, MS 254
Harry Aloysius Guthrie was a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy and a member of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1921. Guthrie's unpublished memoir includes anecdotes pertaining to his education at the Naval Academy, service aboard submarines and as Assistant Naval Attaché in Berlin, the U.S.S. Yorktown (CV-5) and the Battle of Midway, and the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.


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