The Resource Papers, (microform)

Papers, (microform)

Label
Papers, 1855-1910
Title
Papers
Inclusive dates
1855-1910
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1855-1901, of William C. Whittle (ca. 1840-1920) including correspondence, 1855-1896 (bulk 1864-1865), primarily addressed to Commodore Samuel Barron, senior Confederate naval officer in Europe from 1863-1865, and relating to his activities in that capacity; accounts, 1864, of money due the killed and missing aboard the C.S.S. Alabama and the payroll of men in the naval hospital at Cherbourg, France; commissions, orders, and military service records, 1858-1864, 1894-1895, including a graduation certificate from the U.S. Naval Academy, appointment as a midshipman, naval orders from both the United States and Confederate States Navy, and the military service records of William C. Whittle, Jr. and Sr., A. Sinclair, Jr. and Sr., and J. S. Whittle; a diary, 1 September - 19 November 1863 detailing Whittle's service abroad with Commodore Samuel Barron; the morning order book of the C.S.S. Shenandoah, 19 December 1864 - 2 November 1865; and printed material including copies of Confederate naval orders and newspaper clippings. The principal correspondents were James D. Bulloch, Confederate naval agent in Europe, Stephen R. Mallory, Confederate Secretary of the Navy, and Charles M. Fauntleroy, Confederate naval officer on the C.S.S. Rappahannock
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
William Conway Whittle was born in Norfolk, Virginia around 1840. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1858 and was appointed a midshipman. On 15 May 1861, he resigned his commission from the U.S. Navy and accepted a commission with the Virginia Navy. In June 1861, he became an officer in the Confederate State Navy, serving aboard the C.S.S. Nashville, the C.S.S. Louisiana, and the C.S.S. Chattahooche before going to Europe with Commodore Samuel Barron for special service. In late 1864, he became the executive officer on the C.S.S. Shenandoah and served as such until its surrender in November 1865. He died in Norfolk on 5 January 1920.
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of originals duplicates
Kirn Memorial Library, Sargeant Memorial Room;
Label
Papers, (microform)
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Dimensions
35mm.
Extent
1
Immediate source of acquisition
Kirn Memorial Library
Organization method
The contents of this reel are organized in the following manner: correspondence (items 1-106); accounts (items 107-109); commissions, orders, and military service records (items 110-123); diary (item 124); morning order book of the C.S.S. Shenandoah (item 125); and printed material (items 126-133).
Positive negative aspect
positive
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000493351
http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/reductionRatio
ba
ReductionRatioRange
unknown
Reproduction note
Microfilm.
Specific material designation
microfilm reel
Type of unit
reel (133 items).

Library Locations

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