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George Albert Converse Papers and Photographs, 1861-1897

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    • [Letter to Benjamin Tracy from George Converse]

    • Converse, George Albert, 1844-1909
    • October 29, 1890
    • This is a 6 page letter from George Converse to Secretary of the Navy Benjamin Tracy responding to the communication from the Bureau of Ordnance No. 1209 about the survey on the boilers of the Cushing, expressing his comments and suggestions.
    • Copy C. & B. No. 3857 E. 1 to 13.

    • Hichborn, Philip, 1839-1910
    • May 6, 1897
    • This is a letter from Chief of the Bureau of Construction and Repair Philip Hichborn to Secretary of the Navy John Long reporting on the preliminary trial of Torpedo Boat No. 6 (Porter) in compliance with the Department's endorsement of April 15,...
    • C. & R. No. 1540/96.

    • Hichborn, Philip, 1839-1910
    • ca. 1890s
    • This document contains a circular, increase of the Navy, and appendix pertaining to three sea-going coast-line battleships.
    • Special Order No. 60

    • Myer, Albert James, 1829-1880
    • October 13, 1869
    • In this letter, Chief Signal Officer of the Army Albery Myer announces George Converse competent as Acting Signal Officer, having passed the full course of study and practice required.
    • [Letter to George Converse from John Walker]

    • Walker, John Grimes, 1835-1907
    • August 19, 1884
    • In this letter, Chief of the Bureau of Navigation and Office of Detail orders George Converse to detach from the Lancaster, proceed home no later than December 1, 1884 and report by letter to the Bureau.
    • [Letter to George Converse from William Sampson]

    • Sampson, William Thomas, 1840-1902
    • April 25, 1893
    • In this letter, Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance William Sampson orders George Converse and the Naval Torpedo Board, of which he is president, assemble at E. W. Bliss Company in Brooklyn regarding automobile torpedoes and their appurtenances and to...
    • [Letter to George Converse from David Harmony]

    • Harmony, David Butts
    • October 23, 1888
    • In this letter, Acting Secretary of the Navy David Harmony notifies George Converse of the Board's appointment to ascertain, estimate and determine the amount of increased or diminished compensation that the contractors of Torpedo Boat No. 1, may...
    • [Letter to George Converse from Benjamin Tracy]

    • Tracy, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1830-1915
    • November 27, 1889
    • In this letter, Secretary of the Navy Benjamin Tracy notifies George Converse that the sea-going Torpedo-boat being built at the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company will retain the designation of Torpedo Boat No.1, but will be named the Cushing.
    • [Letter to George Converse from Benjamin Tracy]

    • Tracy, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1830-1915
    • December 30, 1889
    • In this letter, Secretary of the Navy Benjamin Tracy informs George Converse of his services as President of the Board Torpedo Boat No. 1 and the employment of Lieutenant Commander W. I. Moore and Lieutenant F. J. Drake as members.
    • [Letter to Bancroft Gherardi from William Sampson]

    • Sampson, William Thomas, 1840-1902
    • April 25, 1893
    • In this letter, Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance William Sampson requests Bancroft Gherardi to place the Stiletto at the Naval Torpedo Board's disposal for use to acquire the latest information regarding the methods of handling, manipulating and...
    • [Letter to George Converse from Francis Ramsay]

    • Ramsay, Francis M. (Francis Munroe), 1835-1914
    • December 18, 1896
    • In this letter, Chief of Navigation Bureau Francis Ramsay informs George Converse of his appointment as the President of a General Court Martial ordered to convene on December 22, 1896 at the Naval Station in Newport, Rhode Island.
    • [Letter to George Converse from Francis Ramsay]

    • Ramsay, Francis M. (Francis Munroe), 1835-1914
    • January 30, 1897
    • In this letter, Chief of the Bureau of Navigation Francis Ramsay informs George Converse of his appointment as the President of a Board and to convene at the Torpedo Station, Naval Station in Newport, Rhode Island.
    • [Letter to George Converse from Arent Crowninshield]

    • Crowninshield, A. S. (Arent Schuyler), 1843-1908
    • April 24, 1897
    • In this letter, Chief of the Bureau of Navigation Arent Crowninshield informs George Converse of his appointment as a member of a General Court Martial to convene on April 28, 1897 at the Naval Station in Newport, Rhode Island.

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