Milo Luther Clark Letters, 1910-1913: Finding Aid
Published in 1990
- Publisher: United States Naval Academy. Special Collections & Archives.
- Publisher Address:
589 McNair Road
Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5029, USA
- Call number: MS 249
- Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
- Title: Milo Luther Clark Letters
- Dates: 1910-1913
- Size: 0.04 linear feet
- Container Summary: 4 folders
- Creator: Clark, Milo Luther
- Language(s) of material: English
- Abstract: Milo Luther Clark was a signalman in the United States Navy. The Milo Luther Clark Letters were written by Clark, while aboard U.S.S. Kansas (Battleship : BB-21) to his family and girlfriend. The letters discuss shipboard life, duties, recreation, leave, drills, and ship maintenance.
Biography of Milo Luther Clark
Milo Luther Clark was born in Aurora Illinois on July 23, 1892. In the early 1910s, Clark served a signalman in the United States Navy aboard U.S.S. Kansas (Battleship : BB-21).
Description of Contents
The Milo Luther Clark Letters are a group of seventeen letters written by Clark, a signalman aboard the U.S.S. Kansas (Battleship: BB-21), to his family and girlfriend. Fourteen of the letters cover the years 1910, 1911, and 1913. The three remaining letters do not include a year in the date.
The collection of letters provides an account of the everyday life of an American sailor. In his letters, Clark discusses shipboard life, routine, activities, uniforms, and duties; recreation, leave, and holidays; ship maintenance and overhauls; ships' mascots; hygiene and food; shipboard discomforts due to weather; and ports and nearby cities.
The Milo Luther Clark Letters are arranged chronologically into a single series with no subdivisions.
Access and Use
Access is unrestricted.
Copyright and Permission
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Acquisition and Appraisal
Provenance and Acquisition
Purchased from Charles Apfelbaum Rare Books and Collections in February 1990. Accession No. 90-11.
Related Archival Material
There are no other known collections of papers of Milo Luther Clark.
Materials Cataloged Separately
No materials have been removed from this collection.
Processing and Other Information
Milo Luther Clark Papers, MS 249
Special Collections & Archives Department
United States Naval Academy
This collection was processed by Mary R. Catalfamo in 1990. Finding aid written by Mary R. Catalfamo in 1990 and revised by David D'Onofrio in December 2013.
These materials have been indexed in the Naval Academy Library online catalog using the following terms. Those seeking related materials should search under these terms.
Name and Subject Terms
- Clark, Milo Luther
- Kansas (Battleship : BB-21)
- United States. Navy -- Sea life