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Thomas G. Ford Manuscript on the History of the United States Naval Academy, 1858-1908

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Thomas G. Ford Manuscript on the History of the United States Naval Academy, 1858-1908: Finding Aid

United States Naval Academy. Special Collections & Archives.
589 McNair Road
Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5029, USA
Phone: 410-293-6917
https://www.usna.edu/Library/sca/index.php

Published in June 2017



Summary Information

Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
Creator: Ford, Thomas G., 1827-1909
Title: Thomas G. Ford Manuscript on the History of the United States Naval Academy
Dates: 1858-1908
Size: 2.9 linear feet (7 manuscript boxes)
Abstract: Thomas G. Ford was an Assistant Librarian at the United States Naval Academy. The Thomas G. Ford Manuscript on the History of the United States Naval Academy, comprising 2.9 linear feet of writings and supporting documentation, was written and compiled between 1858 and 1905, with additional materials dating as late as 1908. The manuscript focuses on the early history of the United States Naval Academy from its founding in 1845 until 1886, as well as the history of navigation, nautical science, nautical songs, and efforts to establish a naval school prior to the founding of the Naval Academy.
Call number: MS 448
Language(s) of material: English

Provenance and Acquisition

Gift of Thomas G. Ford in 1905.

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