- Publisher: United States Naval Academy. Special Collections & Archives.
- Publisher Address:
589 McNair Road
Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5029, USA
- Call number: MS 432
- Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
- Title: Richard H. Jackson Papers
- Dates: 1802-1988
- Bulk Dates: 1883-1971
- Size: 11.92 linear feet
- Container Summary: 11 manuscript boxes, 6 flat boxes, 4 oversize folders
- Creator: Jackson, Richard H. (Richard Harrison), 1866-1971
- Language(s) of material: English, Spanish
- Abstract: 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.
Biographical Chronology of Richard H. Jackson
- Born on May 10 in Tuscumbia, Alabama.
- On June 4, enters the United States Naval Academy, having been appointed by Representative Luke Prior.
- In June, graduates from the United States Naval Academy, having completed the four-year academic course.
- In June, begins his two years of sea service aboard U.S.S. Boston (Protected cruiser).
- On January 21, is attached to U.S.S. Trenton (Screw steamer).
- On March 16, leads a group of sailors in forming a human sail on Trenton's rigging during the Apia Cyclone.
- On June 30, is discharged from the United States Navy, having failed to secure a commission.
- In the Fall, enters the University of Virginia Medical College.
- In July, receives an MD degree from University of Virginia.
- On September 26, is commissioned in the United States Navy as an ensign by Special Act of Congress, ranking from July 1, 1890.
- On October 17, is ordered to U.S.S. Yorktown (Gunboat: PG-1) as Watch and Division Officer.
- In November is detached from U.S.S. Yorktown for service as Assistant Inspector at the Midvale Steel Works.
- On March 5, is attached to U.S.S. Cushing (Torpedo boat: TB-1), with successive service aboard U.S.S. Puritan (Monitor: BM-1), U.S.S. Foote (Torpedo boat: TB-3), and U.S.S. Gwin (Torpedo boat: TB-16).
- Marries Catherine Sampson, daughter of Admiral William T. Sampson.
- Promoted to Lieutenant (junior grade).
- In June, is ordered to the Training Station, San Francisco, for passage to the Asiatic Station.
- On July 31, is attached to U.S.S. Nashville (Gunboat: PG-7).
- On October 1, reports to the United States Naval Academy as an Instructor in the Department of English and Law.
- On January 12, assumes command of U.S.S. Atlanta (Protected cruiser), in reserve at Annapolis.
- On July 1, is promoted to Lieutenant Commander.
- On August 27, is attached to U.S.S. Colorado (Armored cruiser: ACR-7) as Navigator and later as Executive Officer.
- In June, reports as Assistant to the Inspector of Ordnance in Charge, Naval Proving Ground, Indian Head, Maryland, serving later as Inspector in Charge.
- In August, is detached for duty with the Atlantic Fleet's target practice at Hampton Roads.
- On July 1, is promoted to Commander.
- On November 29, sails for Manila to join the Asiatic Fleet.
- On August 12, receives command of U.S.S. Albany (Protected cruiser) of the Asiatic Fleet, later serving as Commanding Officer of U.S.S. Helena (Gunboat: PG-9).
- In December, is attached to the United States Naval Academy.
- In April, is detached from the Academy for service with the Navy Department's General Board.
- On May 16, assumes command of U.S.S. Virginia (Battleship: BB-13).
- On July 11, is promoted to Captain.
- On June 2, reports as to Commander U.S. naval Forces Operating in European Waters as Liaison Officer to the French authorities in Paris.
- In March, is assigned to additional temporary duty in London with the Inter-Allied Naval Council Meeting.
- In May, is appointed Naval Attaché at Paris.
- On December 3, reports to the Office of Naval Intelligence.
- On January 26, reports as Senior Officers, U.S. Naval Forces, Bermuda.
- On April 8, assumes command of U.S. Fleet's Azores Detachment, assisting in the guarding of the NC planes on their transatlantic flight.
- On November 26, is ordered to the Naval War College for instruction.
- Graduates from the Naval War College.
- On November 23, is attached to the General Board.
- On June 3, is promoted to Rear Admiral.
- On January 12, assumes command of the Pacific Fleet's Battleship Division Six, later redesignated Battleship Division Three.
- In July, reports to Washington, DC for duty as Assistant Chief of Naval Operations.
- On October 5, assumes command of Battleship Divisions, Battle Fleet, with the rank of Vice Admiral.
- On September 4, is appointed Commander-in-Chief, Battle Fleet, with the rank of Admiral.
- In September, is relieved as Commander-in-Chief, Battle Fleet.
- On October 3, returns to duty with the General Board with the rank of Rear Admiral.
- On February 4, is relieved of all active duty pending retirement.
- On May 10, is transferred to the Retired List.
- On July 16, is advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List.
- On October 2, dies at Balboa Naval Hospital in Coronado, California.
Description of Contents
The Richard H. Jackson Papers, comprising 11.92 linear feet of documentation, span from 1802 to 1988, focusing on Jackson's career in and retirement from the United States Navy, from 1883 until 1971. The papers document various experiences and 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.
Included in the collection are letters, memoranda, photographs, diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, regulations, ships' publications, certificates, medals, and various pieces of ephemera and memorabilia.
The Jackson Papers are organized into four series by document type. Series 1: Subject Files, comprising roughly one third of the entire collection, offers an overview of Jackson's life, naval career, and personal interests. The materials held herein range from Jackson's official U.S. Navy records, such as his commissions and collected Navy regulations, to items of personal and biographical significance, such as letters regarding his relation to William T. Sampson. The series is also home to much of the collection's documentation on the 1889 Apia Cyclone, Jackson's education, his Naval commands, and his personal associations. Additional details of Jackson's U.S. Navy career and personal life can be found in Series 2: Diaries, Notebooks, and Scrapbooks, including the exploration of such topics as the Chilean Revolution and the sinking of submarine U.S.S. S-4. Series 3: Photographs, consisting of black-and-white photographs and postcards, largely comprises Jackson's collection of portraits of contemporary military leaders and images of contemporary American and foreign naval vessels. The final series in the collection, Series 4: Artifacts and Memorabilia, consists largely of Jackson's military decorations, as well as other uniform components, such as insignia, belts, and a scarf.
The Richard H. Jackson Papers are organized into the following four series:
- Series 1: Subject Files, 1802-988
- Series 2: Diaries, Notebooks, and Scrapbooks, 1891-1971
- Series 3: Photographs, 1866-1971
- Subseries 3a: Portraits, 1883-1969
- Subseries 3b: Ships, 1866-1969
- Subseries 3c: General, 1883-1971
- Series 4: Artifacts and Memorabilia, 1898-1933
Access and Use
Access is unrestricted.
Copyright and Permission
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Acquisition and Appraisal
Provenance and Acquisition
Gift of C. Bucey Wilde in September 2001. Accession No. 01-18.
Related Archival Material
Additional material pertaining to Jackson's time as a midshipman and subsequent naval career may be found in his Midshipman Conduct Record and Alumni Jacket, Special Collections & Archives, Nimitz Library.
Additional personal papers of Jackson's may be found in the Richard Harrison Jackson Papers, 1917-1930, at Stanford University's Hoover Institution Library.
Materials Cataloged Separately
The following nine books and one LP have been removed from this collection and cataloged separately:
Agate, James, ed. Speak for England: An Anthology of Prose and Poetry for the Forces. London: Hutchinson & Co., 1939. The Book of the United States Navy. New York: The A.B. Benesch Co., 1905. Colasanti, Joseph M.. Our Navy and Defenders. New Rochelle, N.Y.: Knickerbocker Press, 1926. Corbesier, A.J. Theory of Fencing; with the Small-Sword Exercise. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1873. Gen. Joseph Wheeler Proceedings in Statuary Hall of the United States Capitol upon the Unveiling and Presentation of the Statue of Gen. Joseph Wheeler by the State of Alabama, 1925. Hart, Robert A. The Great White Fleet; Its Voyage Around the world, 1907-1909. Boston: Little, Brown, 1965. Henderson, Wilfred. Seamanship. Portsmouth, Eng.: J. Griffin, 1907. Swan, Ernest William. The First Commission of H.M.S. Calliope, January 25th 1887-April 30th 1890. Newcastle upon Tyne: A. Reid, 1939. Williamson, Stanley H., ed. Who's Who in the Nation's Capital, 1929-1930. Washington: Ransdell Inc., 1930. Navy Music. Recorded Publications, Inc. Recorded in 1956. 33 1/3 rpm.
Processing and Other Information
Richard H. Jackson Papers, MS 432
Special Collections & Archives Department
United States Naval Academy
This collection was processed by David D'Onofrio in April 2016. Finding aid written by David D'Onofrio in April 2016.
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
- Bucey, Charles
- Colorado (Heavy cruiser : CA-7)
- Hurricanes -- Samoan Islands
- Jackson, Richard H. (Richard Harrison), 1866-1971
- Samoan Islands -- Storm, 1889
- Trenton (Screw steamer)
- United States. Navy -- Cruise, 1907-1909
- United States. Navy -- Officers
- United States. Navy -- Officers -- Pictorial works
- United States. Navy -- Regulations
- United States. Navy. Asiatic Fleet
- United States. Navy. Pacific Fleet
- Virginia (Battleship : BB-13)
- Warships -- United States -- History
- Warships -- United States -- Pictorial works
- Yorktown (Gunboat no. 1)
- Administrative regulations
- Clippings (information artifacts)
- Printed ephemera
Series 1: Subject Files, 1802-1988 Boxes 1-5, 12[OS], MSOS, MSXOSSeries Description
Documentation of various aspects of Jackson's life and naval career, as well as topics of general interest to Jackson. The events and duty stations from Jackson's U.S. Navy career most heavily represented in the series include Jackson's actions aboard U.S.S. Trenton (Screw steamer) during the Apia Cyclone of 1889, his service aboard U.S.S. Colorado (Heavy cruiser: CA-7) during her Asiatic and Pacific assignments, his command of U.S.S. Virginia (Battleship: BB-13) leading up to World War I, his service in France during World War I, his command of the Azores detachment of U.S. Naval Forces in Bermuda, commands in the Battle Fleet, and his work with torpedoes. The series also includes materials on Jackson's Navy associates, such as Wat T. Cluverius, Joseph James "Jocko" Clark, Robley D. Evans, Chester W. Nimitz, and William T. Sampson, the latter of which was Jackson's father-in-law. Included in the series are letters, memoranda, newspaper clippings, regulations, ships' newspapers, pamphlets, event programs, speeches, certificates, magazine and journal articles, and various pieces of ephemera.
Included in the series is a selection of U.S. Navy regulations spanning Jackson's career, as well as ship's newspapers and cruise books contemporary with Jackson's service aboard U.S.S. Colorado.Series Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by topic and document type.
Box 1 Folder 1
American Club of Paris, 1927
Box 1 Folder 2
Annual Dinner Dance, 1947-1951
Dinner dance for San Diego Area flag officers. Tucked into one of the event programs are several poems and clippings unrelated to the event.
Box 1 Folder 3
Apia Cyclone/U.S.S. Trenton - Commission Documents, 1889-1890
Correspondence and documents pertaining to Jackson's actions at Samoa and subsequent efforts to petition Congress to commission him an Ensign. Includes correspondence from Benjamin F. Tilley.
Box 1 Folder 4
Apia Cyclone/U.S.S. Trenton - Elsie Stewart Kimberly, 1966
Box 1 Folder 5
Apia Cyclone/U.S.S. Trenton - General Correspondence, 1892-1972
Box 1 Folder 6
Apia Cyclone/U.S.S. Trenton - Naval Historical Foundation, 1965-1971
Includes Jackson's recollections of the hurricane on this 99th Birthday and Rear Admiral Lewis A. Kimberly's history of the hurricane.
Box 1 Folder 7
Apia Cyclone/U.S.S. Trenton - Notes and Recollections, 1889, undated
Includes unpublished recollections as well as the official report entitled "Disaster at Apia, Samoa."
Box 1 Folder 8
Apia Cyclone/U.S.S. Trenton - Reunions, 1922-1942
Box 1 Folder 9
Bathurst-Ball Wedding, undated
Box 1 Folder 10
Biographical Sketches and Interviews, 1971, undated
Box 1 Folder 11
Birthday Greetings, 1965-1971
Box 1 Folder 12
Box 1 Folder 13
Carleson, Roger T., 1958
Letters, telegrams, and cards, including those from Secretary of the Navy John Chafee, Governor Ronald Reagan, Governor George Wallace, and President Richard Nixon.
Box 1 Folder 14
Includes Jackson's appointment as a Naval Cadet and a prize letter for captures made aboard U.S.S. Terror.
Drawer MSOS Folder 1
Includes Jackson's U.S. Navy commissions, and various diplomas.
Box 1 Folder 15
Clark, Joseph James "Jocko", 1952-1984
Box 1 Folder 16
Cluverius, Wat Tyler, 1952, undated
Box 1 Folder 17
Colonial Annapolis, undated
Pamphlet produced by the Washington, Baltimore & Annapolis Electric Railroad Company.
Box 1 Folder 18
European Trip - Ephemera, 1912
Programs and menus from Jackson's cross-Europe trip from duty on the Asiatic Station to the Naval Academy.
Box 1 Folder 19
Evans, Robley D., 1951-1957
Material pertaining to Rudyard Kipling's "Inscription to Robley D. Evans." Also includes material on Rufus Fairchild Zogbaum.
Box 1 Folder 20
Great White Fleet, 1907-1988
Includes material on reunions and a 1908 souvenir booklet from the fleet's visit to New Zealand. Also includes material on Chief Harry Morris.
Box 1 Folder 21
Hope, Bob, 1971
Salute to Bob Hope aboard U.S.S. Providence.
Box 1 Folder 22
Jackson, Elizabeth H., 1933
Box 1 Folder 23
Mexico - Permits, 1939-1946
Box 2 Folder 1
Military Order of the Carabao, 1959, undated
Box 2 Folder 2
Miscellaneous - Articles and Address, 1913-1929
Materials pertaining to Navy organization, the Navy's mission, and naval personnel.
Box 2 Folder 3
Miscellaneous - Correspondence, 1907-1970
Box 2 Folder 4
Miscellaneous - Invitations, 1928, undated
Includes an invitation to a White House reception.
Box 12[OS] Folder 1
Miscellaneous - Magazines and Newspapers, 1898-1939
Collier's Weekly issue on the Spanish American War, Navy News issue on Pensacola, and an article on naval education by Curtis E. Wilbur.
Box 2 Folder 5
Miscellaneous - Poetry and Ephemera, 1929, undated
Box 2 Folder 6
Naval Torpedo Station, 1920
Box 2 Folder 7
Naval War College, 1932-1979, undated
Includes an NWC Christmas card.
Box 2 Folder 8
Navy and Marine Corp Officers in the District of Columbia, 1932
Box 2 Folder 9
Nimitz, Chester W., 1934-1965, undated
Includes personal correspondence from Nimitz to Jackson.
Box 2 Folder 10
Oldest Californians, 1969
California Bicentennial Commission's search for the 200 oldest Californians.
Box 2 Folder 11
Pacific Base Study, 1945
Box 2 Folder 12
Personal File, 1919
Includes correspondence regarding awards, request for command of U.S.S. Utah, and thanks from the French government.
Drawer MSOS Folder 2
Personal File, 1919
Poster for the Ligue Maritime Francaise.
Box 2 Folder 13
Personal File, 1922-1923
Includes thank you letters and invitations, as well as letters regarding personal finances, the investigation of Edmund G. Chamberlain, and the Washington Naval Conference.
Box 2 Folder 14
Queen Victoria - Ephemera, 1901
Memorial service for Queen Victoria at the English Church of Nagasaki.
Box 2 Folder 15
Reading Lists, undated
Box 2 Folder 16
Box 2 Folder 17
Box 2 Folder 18
Regulations - Atlantic Fleet, 1921-1922
Box 3 Folder 1
Regulations - Infantry Drill, 1911-1917
Box 3 Folder 2
Regulations - North Atlantic Squadron, 1896-1897
Box 3 Folder 3
Regulations - Pacific Fleet/Squadron, 1891-1923
Box 3 Folder 4
Regulations - Squadron for Special Service, 1892
Box 3 Folder 5
Sampson, William T. - Biography, 1923
Correspondence and notes regarding Jackson's proposed biography of William T. Sampson.
Box 3 Folder 6
Sampson, William T. - Personal Correspondence, 1896-1897
Includes one letter from Sampson to his daughter, Kate, and one from Sampson to Jackson consenting to the marriage of Jackson and Sampson's daughter.
Box 3 Folder 7
Ships' Publications - Cruise Books, 1906
Box 3 Folder 8
Ships' Publications - Cruise Books, 1916
U.S.S. Virginia, primarily cartoons.
Box 3 Folder 9
Ships' Publications - Cruise Books, 1925
Australian, New Zealand and South Pacific Cruise of U.S.S. Idaho, U.S.S. Maryland, U.S.S. Mississippi, and U.S.S. Pennsylvania.
Box 3 Folder 10
Ships' Publications - Event Programs, 1907-1936
Ships' performance aboard U.S.S. West Virginia, Navy Day aboard U.S.S. New Mexico, and crossing the line aboard U.S.S Minneapolis.
Box 3 Folder 11
Ships' Publications - Newspapers, 1907-1908
Ships' papers for U.S. Ships Milwaukee, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington, and West Virginia.
Box 3 Folder 12
Ships' Publications - Newspapers (U.S.S. Colorado, 1905
Box 3 Folder 13-14
Ships' Publications - Newspapers (U.S.S. Colorado, 1907-1908
Box 4 Folder 1
Includes telegraphic code handbooks and a lecture on the role of submarine telegraphic cables in international relations.
Box 4 Folder 2
Torpedo Tubes, 1922-1927
Memoranda on the removal of torpedo tubes from capital ships.
Box 4 Folder 3
United States Atlantic Fleet, 1898-1906
"Reprint of the Squadron Bulletins of the North Atlantic Squadron" 1898, as well as a program for review of the fleet by President Theodore Roosevelt.
Box 4 Folder 4
United States Battle Fleet, 1927
Program for fleet visit to Hampton Roads.
Box 4 Folder 5
United States Naval Academy - Ephemera, 1927-1968
Christmas menus, a Navy-Drake football program, and the dedication program for the Class of 1968 sundial.
Box 4 Folder 6
United States Naval Academy - Forms, 1913
Box 4 Folder 7
United States Naval Academy - Publications, 1876-1970
Regulations, Register of Graduates, and a 1970 Shipmate featuring an article on Admiral Jackson.
Box 4 Folder 8
United States Pacific Fleet, 1919, 1947
1919 souvenir book, destroyer ship histories, a pamphlet on 1947 amphibious exercises, and a Battle Efficiency Pennant address.
Box 4 Folder 9
University of Virginia, 1890-1970
Primarily material on Beta Theta Pi fraternity.
Box 4 Folder 10
U.S.S. Albany - Ephemera, 1912
Box 4 Folder 11
U.S.S. Nashville - Ephemera, 1900
Menus from Jackson's service on the Asiatic Station aboard U.S.S. Nashville.
Box 4 Folder 12
U.S.S. Trenton - Commissioning Materials, 1971
Box 4 Folder 13
U.S.S. Virginia, 1915-1916
Documents, ephemera, and clippings from Jackson's command of the Virginia, including her participation in naval reviews in New York and Boston. Also includes clippings regarding and critical of President Woodrow Wilson and Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels, as well as ephemera for a luncheon held in President Wilson's honor.
Box 4 Folder 14
U.S.S. Virginia - War Diary, 1917
Box 5 Folder 1
World War I, 1918, undated
Translation of a German soldier's letter from the area of the Pavillon de Chasse of the Boise de La Tournelle, as well as a document pertaining to the interruption of an American baseball game by French authorities.
Box 5 Folder 2
World War I - Publications, 1919-1920
"An Account of the Operations of the American Navy in France during the War with Germany," "The Battle of Jutland," and "Notes on Naval Gunnery of the World War."
Drawer MSXOS Folder 1
World War II - Naval Operations Map, 1966
Box 5 Folder 3
Manuscripts entitled "A Texas Outing," "The Nighthawk," "Australia, Our Ally," "Japan in My Time," and "Administration and Discipline as Viewed from the Ship." Also includes a program for Independence Day events in London, 1918.
Box 5 Folder 4
Yorktown, 1941-1986, undated
Material pertaining to the Revolutionary War battle and the aircraft carriers named for it.
Series 2: Diaries, Notebooks, and Scrapbooks, 1891-1971 Boxes 5-8Series Description
Diaries, notebooks, and scrapbooks created and kept by Jackson throughout his U.S. Navy career and much of his retirement. The documents in the series serve to chronicle Jackson's daily routine, the activities of his duty stations and commands, and his personal interests and opinions.
The diaries, which span much of Jackson's life, consist mainly of line-a-day five-year diaries, composed of brief entries noting the daily weather, appointments, and occasionally, notable events. Jackson's first diary consists mainly of a journal kept during the South American cruise of U.S.S. Yorktown.
Several of the notebooks in the series, produced entirely during Jackson's naval career, serve as a personal reference source consisting of alphabetical listings of cruise itineraries, shipboard routine, and data related to subjects such as fuel consumption, fleet/ship expenses, and aviation in the Battle Fleet.
The scrapbooks, most of which have been disbound and are only partially extant, cover such topics as the Chilean Revolution, the torpedo boat destroyer U.S.S. Paul Jones, Jackson's climbing of Mount Rainier, the social calendar of the U.S. Battle Fleet, and the sinking of submarine U.S.S. S-4. Some of the material pertaining to the Chilean Revolution is in Spanish.Series Arrangement
Arranged by document type; arranged thereunder chronologically.
Box 5 Folder 5
Service aboard U.S.S. Yorktown in the Pacific Squadron, with calls at/descriptions of St. Thomas, Bahia, Montevideo, the Magellan Straits, Valparaiso, and Callao.
Box 5 Folder 6 Item 1
Largely kept while on the Asiatic Station.
Box 5 Folder 6 Item 2
Kept during service with the General Board, as captain of U.S.S. Virginia, and as representative to the French Navy.
Box 5 Folder 7 Item 1
Kept during service with the General Board, as Commander Battle Division 6/3.
Box 5 Folder 7 Item 2
Kept during command of the Battle Fleet.
Box 6 Folder 1 Item 1
Box 6 Folder 1 Item 2
Box 6 Folder 2 Item 1
Includes entries on notable events during World War II.
Box 6 Folder 2 Item 2
Includes entries noting and commemorating the end of World War II.
Box 6 Folder 3 Item 1
Box 6 Folder 3 Item 2
Box 6 Folder 4 Item 1
Box 6 Folder 4 Item 2
Box 7 Folder 1
Notebook, 1900-1922 (approximate)
Includes entries on shipboard routine, cruise itineraries, punishments, official visits, and staff duties, as well as Jackson's impressions of U.S.S. Virginia and war games at the Panama Canal.
Box 7 Folder 2
Notebook, 1900-1926 (approximate)
Includes lists of officers with their duty stations, poems, speeches, and transcriptions of correspondence and orders. Includes material from Jackson's service during World War I and in the Azores.
Box 7 Folder 3
Notebook, 1925-1927 (approximate)
Kept during Jackson's command of the Battle Fleet. Includes entries on topics such as fleet routine, aviation in Jackson's fleet, cruise itineraries, target practice, fuel consumption, expenses, and discipline.
Box 7 Folder 4
Primarily watch, quarter, and station bills.
Box 8 Folder 1
Box 8 Folder 2
Primarily newspaper clippings pertaining to the Chilean Revolution, U.S.S. Baltimore, and the Baltimore Crisis.
Box 8 Folder 3
Includes material pertaining to the torpedo boat destroyer U.S.S. Paul Jones, service in the Pacific Squadron, and Mouney C. Pfefferkorn.
Box 8 Folder 4
Includes material on Jackson's climbing of Mount Rainier and Pacific Fleet operations at Port Angeles, Washington. Includes photographs.
Box 8 Folder 5
Scrapbook, 1925-1926, 1958-1971
Includes material on the Battle Fleet's air parade, actor Raymond Hatton, a reception with Pueblo Indians, and Battle Fleet social events and receptions.
Box 8 Folder 6
Includes materials on the sinking of submarine U.S.S. S-4.
Series 3: Photographs, 1866-1971 Boxes 9-14[OS], MSXOSSeries Description
Photographs of Jackson, Jackson's duty stations and commands, and various U.S. and foreign naval vessels and personnel. Included in the series are black-and-white photographic prints, black-and-white negatives, and both picture and photographic postcards.Series Arrangement
Organized into three subseries by topic.
Subseries 3a: Portraits, 1883-1969 Boxes 9-10, 12[OS]-13[OS]Subseries Description
Individual and group portraits of Richard H. Jackson and other officers in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, and foreign militaries. Among the group portraits are photographs from meetings of civilian military leadership, officers from the Great White Fleet, meetings of the Allied Naval Board of World War I, various ships' crews, and class portraits from the Naval Academy and Naval War College.Subseries Arrangement
Arranged by portraits type; thereunder by subject.
Box 9 Folder 1
Individual Portraits - Army and Marine Corps Officers, undated
Includes Major General Charles Justin Bailey, Major General George Barnett, Lieutenant General Hunter Liggett, Major General Wendell C. Neville, and General Leonard Wood.
Box 9 Folder 2
Individual Portraits - Civilian and Political Leaders, undated
Includes Secretary of War Newton Baker, Speaker of the House Joseph G. Cannon, Ohio Governor James M. Cox, Attorney General Harry M. Daugherty, Robert Dollar, Chief Gall, President Warren G. Harding, California Governor Hiram Johnson, Secretary of the Navy Dan A. Kimball, Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox, Secretary of the Treasury William Gibbs McAdoo, Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore Douglas Robinson, Ambassador to Turkey Oscar Strauss, Senator Thomas J. Walsh, and Secretary of the Navy Curtis D. Wilbur.
Box 9 Folder 3-4
Individual Portraits - Classmates, 1883-1887
Box 9 Folder 5
Individual Portraits - Foreign Military Officers, 1919
Marshal Ferdinand Foch.
Box 13[OS] Folder 1
Individual Portraits - Foreign Military Officers, 1919
British General James Willcocks.
Box 9 Folder 6
Individual Portraits - Jackson, Richard H., 1887 (approximate)
Box 9 Folder 7
Individual Portraits - Jackson, Richard H., 1892
Portrait taken in a cabin aboard U.S.S. Yorktown.
Box 9 Folder 8
Individual Portraits - Jackson, Richard H., 1917-1918
Includes Jackson's identification card as representative to the French Ministry of Marine.
Box 9 Folder 9-11
Individual Portraits - Jackson, Richard H., undated
Box 13[OS] Folder 2
Individual Portraits - Jackson, Richard H., undated
Box 9 Folder 12
Individual Portraits - Naval Officers (A-C), undated
Includes surgeon G. H. Barker, Admiral Reginald Belknap, Admiral Victor Blue, Rear Admiral William C. Braisted, Commodore James H. Bull, Rear Admiral William Bullard, and Rear Admiral Guy Burrage.
Box 9 Folder 13
Individual Portraits - Naval Officers (D-J), undated
Includes Rear Admiral Ralph Earle, Admiral Robley D. Evans, Admiral Albert Gleaves, Captain Rufus Zenas Johnston, and Rear Admiral Hilary P. Jones.
Box 9 Folder 14
Individual Portraits - Naval Officers (K-L), undated
Includes Captain Franklin D. Karns, Captain Henry Ellis Lackey, Commander Laird (possibly George H.), and Captain Richard H. Leigh.
Box 9 Folder 15
Individual Portraits - Naval Officers (M), undated
Includes Rear Admiral George Marvell, Commander Riley F. McConnell, Rear Admiral Albert M. D. McCormick, Captain McDonald, Rear Admiral William Whitman Mead, and Captain Martin K. Metcalf.
Box 9 Folder 16
Individual Portraits - Naval Officers (N-P), 1918, undated
Includes Commander John H. Newton, Captain Luther M. Overstreet, Rear Admiral Leigh C. Palmer, Rear Admiral Charles W. Parks, Rear Admiral Christian J. Peoples, Vice Admiral Joel R. P. Pringle, and Admiral David Dixon Porter.
Box 9 Folder 17
Individual Portraits - Naval Officers (R-S), undated
Includes Rear Admiral William L. Rodgers, Rear Admiral Frank H. Schofield, Vice Admiral William R. Shoemaker, and Rear Admiral Edward Simpson.
Box 9 Folder 18
Individual Portraits - Naval Officers (T-Z), undated
Includes Captain Joseph K. Taussig, Admiral Roger Welles, Rear Admiral George W. Williams, and Rear Admiral Henry J. Ziegemeier.
Box 9 Folder 19
Individual Portraits - Naval Officers (Unidentified), undated
Box 9 Folder 20
Group Portraits - Admiral Jackson and Staff (Commander Battleship Division Six), 1922 (approximate)
Box 9 Folder 21
Group Portraits - Admiral Jackson and Staff (Commander in Chief, Battle Fleet), 1926 (approximate)
Several photographs feature Secretary of the Navy Curtis D. Wilbur.
Box 9 Folder 22
Group Portraits - Admiral Jackson and Staff (Miscellaneous), undated
Box 9 Folder 23
Group Portraits - Admiral Jackson and Staff (Ponta Delgada, Azores), undated
Box 9 Folder 24
Group Portraits - Butler and Lejeune, undated
Box 9 Folder 25
Group Portraits - Conference, 1924
Image features Jackson, Admiral E. W. Eberle, Secretary of the Navy Curtis D. Wilbur, and Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.
Box 9 Folder 26
Group Portraits - Family, 1939, undated
Box 9 Folder 27
Group Portraits - Fleet Air Base, Pearl Harbor, 1934 October 10
Images feature R. H. Jackson and Admiral Cole.
Box 9 Folder 28
Group Portraits - Golf Outing, 1927 December 19
Image features Jackson, Admiral William H. Standley, Admiral Charles B. McVay, and Japanese Ambassador Tsuneo Matsudaira.
Box 13[OS] Folder 3
Group Portraits - Great White Fleet Captains, 1908
Box 9 Folder 29
Group Portraits - Great White Fleet Captains, 1908
Box 9 Folder 30
Group Portraits - Great White Fleet Sailors, 1906-1910
Includes portraits of D. D. Dugan.
Box 9 Folder 31
Group Portraits - Joint Army-Navy Board, undated
Image features Jackson, Admiral Edward W. Eberle, Rear Admiral William Shoemaker, Jarvis Butler, Brigadier General N. H. Wells, Major General John L. Hines, and General John J. Pershing.
Box 9 Folder 32
Group Portraits - Miscellaneous, undated
Box 9 Folder 33
Group Portraits - Mount Lowe Railway, undated
Image features an incline rail car and the railway's powerhouse and search light on Echo Mountain.
Box 12[OS] Folder 2
Group Portraits - Naval War College, 1925-1931, undated
Box 9 Folder 34
Group Portraits - New Market Battle Reenactment, 1923 August 25
Image features Jackson, Admiral William R. Shoemaker, and General John A. Lejeune.
Box 9 Folder 35
Group Portraits - Paris (World War I), 1918 (approximate)
Includes a group portrait in front of the Washington Monument in Paris.
Box 13[OS] Folder 4
Group Portraits - Paris (World War I), 1918 September-October
Meetings of the Allied Naval Board.
Box 9 Folder 36
Group Portraits - Sperry and Emory, undated
Box 12[OS] Folder 3
Group Portraits - Tamsui Dinner Party, undated
Box 9 Folder 37
Group Portraits - United States Naval Academy Class of 1865, 1915, 1969
Photograph from the Class' 50th Reunion.
Box 9 Folder 38
Group Portraits - United States Naval Academy Class of 1887, 1885-1887
Box 9 Folder 39
Group Portraits - U.S.S. Albany, 1912
Crew during the time of the Chinese Revolution.
Box 12[OS] Folder 4
Group Portraits - U.S.S. Delaware, 1912
Box 13[OS] Folder 5
Group Portraits - U.S.S. Helena, 1912 June 26
Box 9 Folder 40
Group Portraits - U.S.S. Nashville, 1900 October
Photograph taken in Nanking. Image features local Chinese aboard ship.
Box 10 Folder 1
Group Portraits - U.S.S. New York, 1918 November 20
Box 10 Folder 2
Group Portraits - U.S.S. Philadelphia, 1898 April
Ship's apprentice boys.
Box 13[OS] Folder 6
Group Portraits - U.S.S. San Francisco, 1890
Photograph taken in Hawaii with native pilot aboard.
Box 10 Folder 3
Group Portraits - U.S.S. Stoddert, 1925 July 4
Box 12[OS] Folder 5
Group Portraits - U.S.S. Tennessee, 1920 June 8
Box 10 Folder 4
Group Portraits - U.S.S. Yorktown, 1892 (approximate)
Subseries 3b: Ships, 1866-1969 Boxes 10-11, 13[OS], MSXOSSubseries Description
Photographs of American and foreign naval vessels, focusing largely on vessels in service during the first quarter of the 20th century. Included among the photographs of entire fleets are panoramas of the Great White Fleet and the U.S. Atlantic Fleet at Guantanamo Bay.Subseries Arrangement
Arranged by ship name and type; foreign ships arranged by country of origin.
Box 10 Folder 5
Fleets and Miscellaneous Groups, 1908-1945 undated
Includes the Great White Fleet.
Drawer MSXOS Folder 2
Fleets and Miscellaneous Groups, 1908-1912
Includes the Great White Fleet entering San Francisco and the Atlantic Fleet at Deerpoint Camp in Guantanamo Bay.
Box 13[OS] Folder 7
Fleets and Miscellaneous Groups, 1916
Box 10 Folder 6
Foreign Ships - Argentina, 1965
Box 10 Folder 7
Foreign Ships - Austria, 1866-1920, undated
Box 10 Folder 8
Foreign Ships - Brazil, 1968
Box 10 Folder 9
Foreign Ships - Canada, 1956-1968, undated
Box 10 Folder 10
Foreign Ships - China, 1929, undated
Box 10 Folder 11
Foreign Ships - France, 1968, undated
Box 10 Folder 12
Foreign Ships - Germany, 1916-1968, undated
Box 10 Folder 13
Foreign Ships - Great Britain, 1865-1968, undated
Box 10 Folder 14
Foreign Ships - Greece, 1969
Box 10 Folder 15
Foreign Ships - Iran, 1968-1969
Box 10 Folder 16
Foreign Ships - Italy, 1964-1965, undated
Box 10 Folder 17
Foreign Ships - Japan, 1900-1967, undated
Box 10 Folder 18
Foreign Ships - Philippines, 1968
Box 10 Folder 19
Foreign Ships - Uruguay, 1968
Box 10 Folder 20
Foreign Ships - USSR, 1969
Box 10 Folder 21
Foreign Ships - Venezuela, 1957
Box 10 Folder 22
Ships by Name - A, 1944, undated
U.S. Ships Alabama, Appalachian, Argonne, Arizona, Arkansas, Astoria, Atlanta, Augusta, and Aylwin.
Box 10 Folder 23
Ships by Name - B, 1929, undated
U.S. Ships Baltimore, Beaver, Bennington, Bennion, Biloxi, Birmingham, Bismarck Sea, Blackhawk, Blue Ridge, Boise, Borie, Boston, Boxer, Buckley, Bunker Hill, and Bushnell.
Box 10 Folder 24
Ships by Name - C, undated
U.S. Ships California, Canberra, Case, Charleston, Chester, Chicago, Cincinnati, Colorado, Columbus, Concord, Connecticut, Cook, Craven, Crowninshield, and Cushing.
Box 10 Folder 25
Ships by Name - D, undated
U.S. Ships Dale, Daly, Decatur, Dent, Denver, Detroit, Dewey, Dubuque, and Duluth.
Box 10 Folder 26
Ships by Name - E, undated
U.S. Ships Enterprise, Essex, and Evans.
Box 10 Folder 27
Ships by Name - F, undated
U.S. Ships Fall River, Farenholt, Farragut, Foote, Florida, John D. Ford, and Frederick Funston.
Box 10 Folder 28
Ships by Name - G, undated
U.S. Ships Georgia, Grayson, and Guadalcanal.
Box 10 Folder 29
Ships by Name - H, undated
U.S. Ships Hancock, Hector, Helena, Helm, Henderson, Holland, Honolulu, Houston, Hull, and Hutchins.
Box 13[OS] Folder 8
Ships by Name - H, undated
Box 10 Folder 30
Ships by Name - I, undated
U.S. Ships Idaho, Indiana, Indianapolis, and Intrepid.
Box 10 Folder 31
Ships by Name - K, undated
U.S. Ships Kansas, Kearsarge, Kennedy, and Kidder.
Box 10 Folder 32
Ships by Name - L, undated
U.S. Ships Langley, Lavallette, Lawrence, Lexington, and Louisiana.
Box 10 Folder 33
Ships by Name - M, 1945-1946, undated
U.S. Ships Macdonough, Maine, Manchester, Maryland, Massachusetts, McCall, Medusa, Melville, Memphis, Mervine, Midway, Milwaukee, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Monaghan, and Morris.
Box 13[OS] Folder 9
Ships by Name - M, undated
U.S. Ships Manchester and Monongahela.
Box 10 Folder 34
Ships by Name - N, 1908-1909, undated
U.S. Ships Namakagon, Nashville, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, and Northampton.
Box 13[OS] Folder 10
Ships by Name - N, undated
U.S.S. New York.
Box 10 Folder 35
Ships by Name - O, 1929, undated
U.S. Ships Oglala, Oklahoma, Olympia, Omaha, Oregon, and Ortolan.
Box 10 Folder 36
Ships by Name - P, undated
U.S. Ships Padford, Panay, Parrot, Pasadena, Patterson, Paul Hamilton, PCEC-896, Pennsylvania, Pensacola, Petrel, Philadelphia, Philip, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, and Puritan.
Box 10 Folder 37
Ships by Name - Q, undated
Box 10 Folder 38
Ships by Name - R, 1898, 1932, undated
U.S. Ships Raleigh, Ramapo, Ranger, Relief, Rhode Island, Richmond, Rizal, Rochester, and Rodman.
Box 13[OS] Folder 11
Ships by Name - R, 1938 (approximate)
Box 10 Folder 39
Ships by Name - S, undated
U.S. Ships Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Santee, Saratoga, Seattle, Shangri La, Shaumont, Shea, Simpson, Somers, South Carolina, South Dakota, Springfield, St. Louis, and St. Paul. Also includes the Sims-Edison Torpedo.
Box 13[OS] Folder 12
Ships by Name - S, 1891
U.S.S. San Francisco.
Box 10 Folder 40
Ships by Name - T, undated
U.S. Ships Tennessee, Texas, Thistle, Thomas, Ticonderoga, Toledo, Topeka, Tracy, Trenton, Trever, Tuscaloosa, and Tulsa.
Box 13[OS] Folder 13
Ships by Name - T, undated
Box 10 Folder 41
Ships by Name - U, undated
Box 10 Folder 42
Ships by Name - V, undated
U.S. Ships Vestal, Vermont, Vesuvius, Vicksburg , and Virginia.
Box 10 Folder 43
Ships by Name - W, undated
U.S. Ships Wake Island, Wakefield, Wantuck, Washington (later Seattle), Wasmuth, Wasp, West Virginia, Whetstone, Wilkes Barre, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Box 10 Folder 44
Ships by Name - Y, 1916-1938, undated
U.S. Ships Yankton, Yarborough, and Yorktown.
Box 10 Folder 45
Ships by Type - Aircraft Carriers, undated
Box 13[OS] Folder 14
Ships by Type - Airships, undated
K Type blimp.
Box 10 Folder 46
Ships by Type - Battleships, undated
Box 11 Folder 1
Ships by Type - Coast Guard Cutters, undated
Box 11 Folder 2
Ships by Type - Cruisers, 1908, undated
Box 11 Folder 3
Ships by Type - Destroyers, undated
Box 11 Folder 4
Ships by Type - Steamships/Civilian Vessels, 1933, undated
Steam Ships City of Honolulu, City of Los Angeles, Empress of Asia, Haleakala, Malolo, Niagara, Northwestern, President Grant, Siberia Maru, Wilhelmina, and Yale.
Box 11 Folder 5
Ships by Type - Submarines, undated
Box 11 Folder 6
Ships by Type - Tenders, undated
Box 11 Folder 7
Unidentified Ships, 1928, undated
Includes several ships in a floating drydock.
Box 13[OS] Folder 15
Unidentified Ships, undated
Subseries 3c: General, 1883-1971 Boxes 11, 13[OS]-14[OS]Subseries Description
Photographs of various events throughout Jackson's life and naval career. Photographs from Jackson's U.S. Navy career feature general events such as parades and drills, as well as specific events, such as the aftermath of the Apia Cyclone, Jackson's service in the Azores, his midshipman cruise aboard U.S.S. Constellation, and his service aboard U.S.S. Yorktown. Photographs from Jackson's life in retirement focus on his birthday celebrations and other events commemorating his status as one of the oldest living U.S. Navy officers.
Photographs focusing on naval topics, but not directly depicting Jackson's career experiences, include photographs of the Great White Fleet, the Second Sino-Japanese War, and the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II.Subseries Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by topic.
Box 14[OS] Folder 1
Photographs from U.S.S. Constellation, U.S.S. Trenton, and U.S.S. Yorktown depicting midshipman cruises, Mare Island, the Straits of Magellan, the Dutch West Indies, Tahiti, Samoan warriors, and that aftermath of the Apia Cyclone.
Box 11 Folder 8
Apia Cyclone/U.S.S. Trenton, 1888-1889
Aftermath of the March 1889 hurricane in Apia, Samoa, as well as photographs of the U.S.S. Trenton and her officers.
Box 11 Folder 9
Assumption of Command Ceremonies, undated
Box 11 Folder 10
Award Ceremonies, 1922, undated
Gunnery trophy ceremony aboard U.S.S. New York and commemoration of the Pacific Fleet's home-porting at Long Beach.
Box 11 Folder 11
Azores and France, 1917-1919 (approximate)
Includes photographs from Jackson's service during World War I.
Box 13[OS] Folder 16
Azores and France, 1918 (approximate)
Includes photographs from Jackson's service during World War I.
Box 11 Folder 12
Baseball Game, 1927 April
Box 11 Folder 13-14
Birthdays and Honorary Events, 1954-1971, undated
Birthday celebrations and events honoring Jackson as oldest living admiral, including events aboard U.S.S. Constellation. Images also include Richard Nixon, Jayne Mansfield, Elmo Zumwalt, and Miss Alabama Suzanne Dennie.
Box 13[OS] Folder 17
Birthdays and Honorary Events, 1965, undated
Box 11 Folder 15
Features the caption "I don't give a damn if you took TWENTY pills, put those pants on right!"
Box 11 Folder 16
Primarily images from the Second Sino-Japanese War.
Box 11 Folder 17
Church Picnic, 1908 September
Box 11 Folder 18
Coastal Views, undated
Box 11 Folder 19
Governor's Palace (Williamsburg), undated
Box 11 Folder 20
Great White Fleet, 1908-1909, undated
Postcards depicting ports of call, receptions, parades, and other fleet events.
Box 11 Folder 21
Gunnery Drills, undated
Box 11 Folder 22
Holidays, 1927, undated
Fourth of July, Christmas and Memorial Day celebrations.
Box 11 Folder 23
Honolulu Cruise, 1926 (approximate)
Box 11 Folder 24
Box 11 Folder 25
Japanese Surrender, 1945 August-September
Includes photographs of the surrender ceremony and signature sheet, inscribed by Chester Nimitz to Admiral Jackson.
Box 13[OS] Folder 18
Japanese Surrender, 1945 September
Photographs of the surrender ceremony, inscribed by Chester Nimitz to Admiral Jackson.
Box 11 Folder 26
Launches and Landing Forces, undated
Box 11 Folder 27
Mediterranean/Middle Eastern Scenes, undated
One photograph labeled Jerusalem.
Box 11 Folder 28
Memorial Service, undated
Box 11 Folder 29
Morris, Harry - Golden Anniversary Ceremony, 1953
Removed from Subject Files/Great White Fleet.
Box 11 Folder 30
Movie Scenes, 1927, undated
Includes actor Raymond Hatton.
Box 11 Folder 31
Naval War College, undated
Box 11 Folder 32
NC-3 Damage, undated
Box 11 Folder 33
Nimitz, Chester, 1943-1944, undated
Photographs of Chester W. Nimitz in conference and meeting with leaders such as General Douglas MacArthur, Admiral William F. Halsey, and Admiral John McCain.
Box 11 Folder 34
Parades, Reviews, and Formations, 1884, undated
Includes a Naval Academy dress parade.
Box 13[OS] Folder 19
Parades, Reviews, and Formations, undated
Recruit formation at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station.
Box 11 Folder 35
San Francisco, California, undated
Box 11 Folder 36
San Pedro, California, undated
Box 11 Folder 37
Shipboard Life - U.S.S. Mohican, 1883-1885
Box 11 Folder 38
Torpedo Boats and Drills, undated
Box 11 Folder 39
Unidentified Events, undated
Box 11 Folder 40
Yokohama, Japan, undated
Series 4: Artifacts and Memorabilia, 1898-1933 Boxes 15[OS]-17[OS]Series Description
Physical objects collected by and awarded to Jackson. Much of the series consists of medals, including Jackson's U.S. Navy decorations, awards from foreign governments, and awards from civilian institutions. The remainder of the series is composed of uniform accessories and memorabilia, such as pins and game pieces.Series Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by item type.
Box 15[OS] Folder 1
Calling Card Cases, undated
Box 15[OS] Folder 2
Insignia - Oak Leaf Clusters, undated
Box 15[OS] Folder 3
Leather Pouch, 1908
Embossed "Cruiser California."
Box 15[OS] Folder 4
Medals and Decorations (General) - American Red Cross Annual Convention, 1933
Box 15[OS] Folder 5
Medals and Decorations (General) - Southern Cross of Honor (World War I), 1918
Box 15[OS] Folder 6
Medals and Decorations (General) - Star of the Order of Aviz, undated
Box 15[OS] Folder 7
Medals and Decorations (General) - United States Naval Institute Prize Essayist, 1900
Box 15[OS] Folder 8
Medals and Decorations (Military) - Battle of Verdun, 1918 (approximate)
Box 15[OS] Folder 9
Medals and Decorations (Military) - U.S. Military Medals (Large), 1898-1918
Navy Cross, West Indies Campaign 1898, Philippines Campaign 1899-1903, China Relief Expedition 1901, World War I Victory Medal, and French Legion of Honor.
Box 15[OS] Folder 10
Medals and Decorations (Military) - U.S. Military Medals (Small), 1898-1918
Box 15[OS] Folder 11
Medals and Decorations (Military) - U.S. Military Ribbons, undated
Box 15[OS] Folder 12
Monopoly Pieces, undated
Box 15[OS] Folder 13
Pins and Medallions - Alabama, undated
Box 15[OS] Folder 14
Pins and Medallions - Saint Christopher, undated
Engraved "To RJ from Bishop Choi."
Box 16[OS] Folder 1
Silk Scarf, undated
Box 17[OS] Folder 1
Uniform Belt, undated