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George Albert Converse Papers and Photographs, 1861-1897

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    • [Letter to George Dewey from George Converse, et. al.]

    • Converse, George Albert, 1844-1909; Greene, Albert S., 1838-1896; Armistead, Samuel W.; Wilkes, Gilbert, 1865-1901
    • February 13, 1890
    • This is a letter from Commander George Converse reporting to the Chief of the Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting George Dewey the findings of the process in use by the Thomson Electric Welding Company of Boston for welding metals and reports as to...
    • [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,...
    • [Report to Charles O'Neil from George Converse, et. al]

    • Converse, George Albert, 1844-1909
    • June 1, 1897
    • This is a report by the Torpedo Board to Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance Charles O'Neil on underwater discharge, ship and boat installation, characteristics of apparatus, etc.
    • [Letter to George Converse from David Tweddle]

    • Tweddle, David
    • September 11, 1884
    • In this letter, David Tweddle, on behalf of John I. Thornycroft & Company, notifies George Converse of the official trial of the large Torpedo boat just completed for the Danish government. They request his presence, as well as that of Captain...
    • [Letter to George Converse from Robert Phythian]

    • Phythian, Robert Lees
    • September 10, 1887
    • In this letter, the president of the Coast Defense Board, Captain Robert Phythian, notifies George Converse the Coast Defense Board, of which he is a member, will re-assemble at the Navy Department on Friday, September 16, 1887 at 11 AM.
    • [Letter to Caspar Goodrich from Montgomery Sicard]

    • Sicard, Montgomery, 1836-1900
    • April 13, 1888
    • In this letter, Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance Montgomery Sicard notifies Commander Caspar Goodrich of a new Herreshoff boiler, specially designed for torpedo boat service and for use in Navy launches that has been installed in a boat belonging 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 William Whitney from Caspar Goodrich]

    • Goodrich, Caspar F. (Caspar Frederick), 1847-1925
    • February 27, 1889
    • In this letter, Commander Caspar Goodrich provides a recommendation of George Converse to Secretary of the Navy William Whitney.
    • [Letter to George Converse from Benjamin Tracy]

    • Tracy, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1830-1915
    • May 31, 1889
    • In this letter, Secretary of the Navy Benjamin Tracy notifies George Converse that his appointment as President of the Board has been modified and will continue until December 31, 1889.
    • [Letter to George Converse from Benjamin Tracy]

    • Tracy, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1830-1915
    • November 14, 1889
    • In this letter, Secretary of the Navy Benjamin Tracy orders George Converse to convene at the Works of Mr. Patrick, College Point, Long Island, to report by letter to Commander T. F. Jewell and when directed, to report in person.
    • [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 Benjamin Tracy from H. A. Royce]

    • Royce, H. A.
    • January 2, 1890
    • In this letter, General Manager of Thomson Electric Welding Co. H. A. Royce respectfully requests Secretary of the Navy Benjamin Tracy to appoint at his earliest convenience a Board represented by the Bureaus of Engineering, Equipment and...

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