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Richard P. Leary Papers, 1860-1957 (bulk 1860-1905)

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Richard P. Leary Papers, 1860-1957 (bulk 1860-1905): Finding Aid

United States Naval Academy. Special Collections & Archives.
589 McNair Road
Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5029, USA
Phone: 410-293-6922
http://usna.edu/Library/sca/

Published in May 2010



Summary Information

Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
Creator: Leary, Richard Phillips, 1842-1901
Title: Richard P. Leary Papers
Dates: 1860-1957
Bulk Dates: 1860-1905
Size: 5 linear inches (1 box and 1 MSOS)
Abstract: Richard P. Leary was an officer in the U.S. Navy and a member of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1864 who served during the Civil War and as Naval Governor or Guam. The Leary Papers primary focus on Leary’s confrontation with the German corvette Adler in Samoa in 1888, his governorship of Guam from 1899 to 1900, the “Star-Spangled Banner” incident at League Island Naval Base in 1901, his illness and subsequent death in 1901, and newspaper articles on naval vessels in the Spanish-American War.
Call number: MS 404
Language(s) of material: English

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