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McLane Tilton Guest Book, 1909-1913: Finding Aid

Published in April 2019

Summary Information

  • Publisher: United States Naval Academy. Special Collections & Archives.
  • Publisher Address:
    589 McNair Road
    Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5029, USA
    Phone: 410-293-6917
    https://www.usna.edu/Library/sca/index.php
  • Call number: MS 492
  • Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
  • Title: McLane Tilton Guest Book
  • Dates: 1909-1913
  • Size: 0.04 linear feet (1 folder)
  • Creator: Tilton, McLane
  • Language(s) of material: English
  • Abstract: McLane Tilton was an officer in the United States Marine Corps and a native of Annapolis, Maryland. The McLane Tilton Guest Book, comprising a single volume, spans from July 1909 through January 1913. The Guest Book, which includes the signatures of visiting family members, Naval Officers, Marine Corps Officers, Annapolitans, and various other guests, was kept by Colonel Tilton during the latter years of his retirement while residing at his home in the Lockerman-Tilton House at 9-11 Maryland Avenue in Annapolis.

Biography of McLane Tilton

McLane Tilton was born on September 25, 1836 in Annapolis, Maryland. Shortly after the outbreak of the Civil War, he was commissioned in the United States Marine Corps on March 2, 1861 as a Second Lieutenant, and served both at sea and ashore with the West Gulf Blockading Squadron, the Pensacola Marine Barracks and the Washington Marine Barracks.

After the war, Tilton assumed command of the Marine Barracks at the United States Naval Academy, during which time he married Anne Mayne Wells. In 1869, he reported aboard U.S.S. Colorado (Screw frigate), which was soon to serve as flagship of the Asiatic Squadron. While attached to the Colorado, Tilton led the Korean Expedition of 1871, among other assignments. In 1872, he once again assumed command of the Marine Barracks at the Naval Academy, where he remained until being transferred to the Mediterranean Station aboard U.S.S. Trenton (Screw steamer) in 1877.

In 1880, Tilton returned to shore duty for the remainder of his career, beginning with his command of the Washington Navy Yard's Marine guard. On March 9, 1888, he was promoted to Major and assumed command of the Marine Barracks at Norfolk. Tilton was subsequently promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on February 28, 1891 and retired on February 1, 1897 to the Lockerman-Tilton House in Annapolis.

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Description of Contents

The McLane Tilton Guest Book, comprising a single volume, spans from July 1909 through January 1913. The Guest Book, which includes the signatures of various family members, Naval Officers, Marine Corps Officers, Annapolitans, and various other guests, was kept by Colonel Tilton during the latter years of his retirement while residing at his home in the Lockerman-Tilton House at 9-11 Maryland Avenue in Annapolis.

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Arrangement

The entries of the McLane Tilton Guest Book are arranged chronologically.

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Access and Use

Access

Access is unrestricted.

Copyright and Permission

The McLane Tilton Guest Book is 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.

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Acquisition and Appraisal

Provenance and Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. McLane Tilton in October 1978. Accession No. 78-021.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Material

Additional materials pertaining to Tilton in this repository include a glass negative of Tilton in the Neville Kirk Papers, MS 457.

The bulk of McLane Tilton's personal papers were donated to the United States Marine Corps in 1955 and transferred to the United States Marine Corps Museum in 1967.

Materials Cataloged Separately

No materials have been removed from this collection and cataloged separately.

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Processing and Other Information

Preferred Citation

McLane Tilton Guest Book, MS 492

Special Collections & Archives Department

Nimitz Library

United States Naval Academy

Selected Bibliography

The following sources were consulted during preparation of the biographical note:

Wood, Charles Anthony and Hilliard, Jack B. Register of the McLane Tilton Papers. Quantico: Marine Corps Museum.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by David D'Onofrio in April 2019. Finding aid written by David D'Onofrio in April 2019.

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Subject Headings

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

  • Annapolis (Md.) -- Social life and customs
  • Tilton, McLane

Genre Terms

  • Manuscripts
  • Visitors' books
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Contents List

Box 1 Folder 1

McLane Tilton Guest Book, 1909 July-1913 January

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