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Andrew McBurney Jackson Papers, 1930-1968, MS 501
Andrew McBurney Jackson, Jr. was an officer in the United States Navy and a member of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1930. The Andrew McBurney Jackson Papers, mainly in the form of photographs, span from 1930 until 1968. The papers are primarily the product of Jackson's post World War II Navy career, including his tours with U.S.S. Ticonderoga, the Weapons System Evaluation Group, Carrier Division Three, the Naval War College, Middle East Force, the Chief of Naval Operations' Plans and Policy office, the United Nations Military Staff Committee, and the Eastern Sea Frontier.
Richard H. Jackson Papers, 1802-1988 (bulk 1883-1971), MS 432
Richard H. Jackson was an officer in the United States Navy and a member of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1887. The Jackson Papers document various naval career experiences and personal interests of Jackson, including his role during the Apia Cyclone of 1889, his service on the Asiatic Station and with the Battle Fleet, his work with torpedoes, the Great White Fleet, and his service in France during World War I, as well as his associations with various other military leaders.
Rules and Regulations of the U.S.S. Java, [1829], (transferred to MS 5)
This volume presumably belonged to Thomas W. Wyman (d. 1854), first lieutenant aboard the U. S. S. Java (frigate). Wyman was a career naval officer, attaining the rank of captain in 1842. He died in Florence, Italy. In 1829, the Java, under the command of Captain John Downes, formed part of the Mediterranean Squadron. The volume includes the crew list and watch-bill of the ship.
Sears Jayne's The Isabel Myth, 1986 (approximate), MS 496
Sears Reynolds Jayne was a scholar of English Renaissance literature and an officer in the United States Navy Reserve during World War II. The Isabel Myth comprising a single typescript, was written in approximately 1986 by Sears Jayne. The manuscript focuses on Jayne's duty aboard, and assignments of U.S.S. Isabel during and after the closing months of World War II in the Pacific.
William N. Jeffers Rough Notes & Memoranda[:] Ordnance, 1841-1872, MS 167
William Nicholson Jeffers was an officer in the United States Navy and Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance. William N. Jeffers Rough Notes & Memoranda[:] Ordnance span from 1841 to 1872. The volume of ordnance notes and memoranda, kept by Jeffers, is stamped U.S. Naval Torpedo Station Library.
John R. Johannesen Papers, 1912-1995 (bulk 1944-1995), MS 431
John R. Johannesen was an officer in the United States Navy and a member of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1923. The Johannesen Papers focus primarily on Johannesen's command of LST Flotilla Eleven leading up to and during the Allied invasion of Normandy during World War II, and on D-Day in general.
Journal kept on board the U.S. Ship John Adams, 1843-1845, MS 90
U.S.S. John Adams was a United States Navy frigate. The Journal kept on board the U.S. Ship John Adams spans primarily from December 15, 1843 to May 28, 1844, with an additional entry from 1845. The journal was kept during a cruise from Rio de Janeiro to Montevideo while serving on the Brazil Station.
Journal of a Cruise on board the U.S. Practice Ship John Adams, 1862, MS 92
U.S.S. John Adams was a United States Navy frigate. The Journal of a Cruise on board the U.S. Practice Ship John Adams spans from May 27 to August 23, 1862. The journal was kept by an unnamed Naval Academy midshipman during a practice cruise aboard U.S.S. John Adams, under the command of Stephen B. Luce and Edward Simpson.
Journal of the U.S.S. John Adams and the U.S.S. Columbus, 1840, 1845-1846, (transferred to MS 5)
No description available.
Remarks & Occurrences on board the U.S. Sloop of War John Adams, 1837-1840, (transferred to MS 5)
No description available.
Rules and Regulations to be Observed on board the U.S. Ship John Adams, [1838?], (transferred to MS 5)
No description available.
Watch-, Quarter-, and Station-Bill of the U.S.S. John Adams and the U.S.S. Congress, 1818-1819, MS 73
U.S.S. Congress, U.S.S. John Adams, and U.S.S. President were United States Navy Frigates. John D. Henley was an officer in the Untied States Navy. The Watch-, Quarter-, and Station-Bill of the U.S.S. John Adams and the U.S.S. Congress spans from 1818 to 1819. The volume, compiled by Captain John D. Henley, includes general orders issued by Henley; the dimensions, watch bill and station bill for U.S.S. John Adams (Frigate); tables for outfitting various classes of U.S. Navy vessels; rigging tables; instructions for the making of gunpowder and rockets; dimensions of U.S.S. President (Frigate); and the dimensions, quarter bill, and station bill of U.S.S. Congress (Frigate).
Johnston Family Papers, 1865-1992 (bulk 1865-1972), MS 452
The Johnston Family Papers span three generations of the Johnston and Merrell families from 1867 to 1992, with a majority of the documentation ceasing by 1972. The papers record, in varying levels of detail, the lives and careers of John Porter Merrell, Richard Howard Johnston, John Porter Merrell Johnston, and Frederick Halsey Tyler.
John Porter Merrell Johnston Letters, 1932-1937, MS 358
John Porter Merrell Johnston was an officer in the United States Navy and a member of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1937. The Johnston Letters, which span from 1932 to 1937, pertain to Johnston's time as a midshipman at the Naval Academy, including his grades, studies, courses, infractions, Academy routine, social activities, personal finances and purchases.
This collection is also available electronically in the USNA Digital Collections.
Daniel Jones Letters, 1860-1863, MS 317
The Daniel Jones Letters span from 1860 to 1863. Jones was a carpenter in the U.S. Navy. The letters, written during Jones' service aboard U.S.S. Brooklyn (sloop-of-war) and U.S.S. St. Louis (sloop-of-war), focus primarily on domestic and personal matters, especially pertaining to Jones' family.
Donald Edward Jones Letters, 1945-1949, MS 316
Donald Edward Jones was a non-graduate member of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1951. The Jones Letters consist of letters written by Jones to his family while he was a midshipman at the United States Naval Academy, pertaining to academics, professional development, midshipman social activities, and Naval Academy traditions.
Horace Walker Jones Papers, 1884-1919, MS 300
Horace Walker Jones was a graduate of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1884 and a Naval Engineer, serving in the fleet, at the Washington Navy Yard, and at the Naval Academy as an instructor in steam engineering. Jones' papers pertain to various aspects of his naval career, including his service aboard U.S.S. Concord (Patrol gunboat: PG-3), his participation in the Battle of Manila Bay, and his extensive involvement in naval ordnance. Included with the papers are three patents for weapons systems components.
Letterbook of R. B. Jones, U.S. Consul at Tripoli, 1812-1820, MS 40
Richard B. Jones of Pennsylvania was an American diplomat. The Letterbook of R. B. Jones, U.S. Consul at Tripoli spans from 1812 to 1820. The letterbook and its associated loose correspondence pertain to Richard B. Jones' diplomatic work in Tripoli and American-Tripolitan relations in the era of the Barbary Wars.
Victor W. Jones Papers, 1857-1902, MS 366
Victor W. Jones was an officer in the United States Navy during and shortly after the Civil War. The Victor W. Jones Papers cover the period 1857 through 1902 and consist primarily of formal papers regarding Jones' career in the United States Navy and the post-retirement attempts by Jones and family members to collect a disability pension and monies.

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