Emil Henry Eycke Papers, 1880-1907: Finding Aid
Published in June 2013
- Publisher: United States Naval Academy. Special Collections & Archives.
- Publisher Address:
589 McNair Road
Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5029, USA
- Call number: MS 377
- Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
- Title: Emil Henry Eycke Papers
- Dates: 1880-1907
- Size: 2.08 linear feet
- Container Summary: 1 manuscript box, 1 flat box, 1 oversize folder
- Creator: Eycke, Emil Henry
- Language(s) of material: English
- Abstract: Emil Henry Eycke was an enlisted sailor and boatswain in the United States Navy. The Eycke Papers span the period of 1880 through 1907 and focus on Eycke's United States Navy career, including his service in the Spanish-American War and his trips to Cuba as a member of the crew of U.S.S. Denver.
Biography of Emil Henry Eycke
Emil Henry Eycke was born 12 March 1866 in West Troy, New York. His documents indicate that Eycke joined the U.S. Navy in 1883 as a Third Class Boy. He served ashore and at sea, progressing through the ranks. He reached Boatswain in 1898, achieving his final rank of Chief Boatswain in 1904. Eycke retired 22 April 1911 due to an incapacity resulting from an incident of service. In retirement, he resided at the Government Hospital for the Insane and later at Utica, New York. Emil H. Eycke died 22 December 1923.
Description of Contents
The Emil Henry Eycke Papers span the period of 1880 through 1907 and focus on his United States Navy career. This collection consists primarily of official U.S. Navy papers to and from Eycke, U.S. Navy and U.S. government published documents on naval matters, a few travel pamphlets, six photographs and such career-related items as receipts for uniforms and military organization dues. Some of Eycke’s career certificates are sewn into a small leather carrying case.
Included in the collection are orders, invoices and receipts, inventories, certificates, rosters, regulations, court proceedings, pamphlets, and a chart.
The collection includes items regarding Eycke's career record, promotions, appointments, commendations, leave, orders, notices, surveys, appraisals, inspections, courts-martial, purchases, and fleet, ship and base matters. In two 14 July 1898 documents, Eycke is placed in charge of the Spanish prize steamer Buena Ventura and provided instructions as to how to proceed in case of mutiny aboard a prize steamer. Of the six photo images, four relate to the U.S.S. Denver ( Protected Cruiser, C-14) one to the U.S.S. Monongahela (Screw Sloop-of-war) and one of the U.S.S. Indiana (Battleship, BB-1).
The Emil Henry Eycke Papers are organized alphabetically into a single series with no subdivisions.
Access and Use
Access is unrestricted.
Copyright and Permission
The Emil Henry Eycke Papers are the physical property of Nimitz Library. Copyright belongs to the authors or creators of the works, or their legal representatives. For further information, consult the Head, Special Collections & Archives.
It is the responsibility of the researcher to secure written permission to publish, reprint, or reproduce material from Special Collections & Archives. The researcher assumes responsibility for infringement of copyright or literary or publication rights. Please contact the Head, Special Collections & Archives for permission to publish and for further information.
Acquisition and Appraisal
Provenance and Acquisition
Purchased from Charles Apfelbaum Rare Books and Archives in March 1997. Accession No. 97-15.
Related Archival Material
Emil Henry Eycke's military personnel file may be available at the National Archives and Records Administration.
Materials Cataloged Separately
No materials have been removed from this collection.
Processing and Other Information
Emil Henry Eycke Papers, MS 377
Special Collections & Archives Department
United States Naval Academy
This collection was processed by Mary R. Catalfamo in 2004. Finding aid written by Mary R. Catalfamo in 2004 and revised by David D'Onofrio in June 2013.
Name and Subject Terms
- Courts-martial and courts of inquiry -- United States
- Denver (Protected cruiser : C-14)
- Eycke, Emil Henry
- Spanish-American War, 1898
- United States. Navy -- Petty officers
- Orders (military records)