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Franklin Buchanan Naval Papers, 1796-1847 (bulk 1817-1847)

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Franklin Buchanan Naval Papers, 1796-1847 (bulk 1817-1847): 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 July 2014



Summary Information

Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
Creator: Buchanan, Franklin, 1800-1874
Title: Franklin Buchanan Naval Papers
Dates: 1796-1847
Bulk Dates: 1817-1847
Size: 1.8 linear feet (12 volumes)
Abstract: Franklin Buchanan was an officer in the United States Navy, first Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy, and an admiral in the Confederate Navy. The Buchanan Papers cover the first half of his naval career, from his time as a U.S. Navy midshipman through his superintendency of the United States Naval Academy.
Call number: MS 1
Language(s) of material: English

Custodial History

Journal of the U.S.S. Prometheus and the U.S.S. Franklin, 1817-1818 was formerly cataloged as MS 1.

Journal kept on board the U.S.S. Franklin, 1818-1820 was formerly cataloged as MS 2.

Journal of the Dorothea and the U.S.S. Java, 1817, 1821-1822 was formerly cataloged as MS 5.

Journal of the Baltimore, the Ruth, and the U.S.S. Natchez, 1826-1828 was formerly cataloged as MS 6.

Journal of a cruise in the U.S.S. Mississippi, U.S.S. Vincennes, U.S.S. Weasel, U.S.S. Hornet, and U.S.S. Natchez, 1823-1844 was formerly cataloged as MS 31.

Letter Book U.S. Ship Vincennes, 1942-1844 was formerly cataloged as MS 30.

Letters U.S.S. Vincennes, 1838-1844 was formerly cataloged as MS 61.

Naval School letter book, 1845-1847 was formerly cataloged as MS 36.

Rigging tables, 1834 was formerly cataloged as MS 47.

The Cochinchinese Pilot, 1796-1835 was formerly cataloged as MS 57.

Instructions regarding Salutes Established by Her Majesty's Order in Council of 1st February 1838 was formerly cataloged as MS 71.

Lessons for younger Officers before examination was formerly cataloged as MS 46.

Provenance and Acquisition

Accession Nos. 33619, 33620, 33621, 33622, 33623, 33624, gift of Miss Letitia Buchanan in October 1893. Accession Nos. 49330, 49332, 49333, 49334, 49335, 49336, gift of Miss Letitia Buchanan [?] in November 1908.

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