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George Albert Converse Papers and Photographs, 1861-1897

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    • [Letter to George Converse from Daniel Ammen]

    • Ammen, Daniel, 1820-1898
    • September 29, 1877
    • In this letter, Chief of the Bureau of Navigation Daniel Ammen modifies George Converse's September 29, 1877 orders. He is ordered to delay two weeks in England and visit establishments for manufacture of Torpedo appliances as he can gain admission...
    • [Letter to George Converse from William Whitney]

    • Whitney, William C. (William Collins), 1841-1904
    • January 29, 1889
    • In this letter, Secretary of the Navy William Whitney ratifies George Converse's duty as Inspector of the construction of the Torpedo Boat built by the government at Bristol, R. I.
    • [Letter to George Converse from Benjamin Tracy]

    • Tracy, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1830-1915
    • July 1, 1890
    • In this letter, Secretary of the Navy Benjamin Tracy orders George Converse to proceed to College Point, Long Island, N. Y., and report to Commander T. F. Jewell for temporary duty in connection with the Board for the trial of the Patrick Torpedo...
    • [Letter to George Converse from Francis Ramsay]

    • Ramsay, Francis M. (Francis Munroe), 1835-1914
    • July 3, 1890
    • In this letter, Acting Secretary of the Navy Francis Ramsay notifies George Converse of his release as a Member of the Board to test the Howell Torpedo.
    • [Letter to George Converse from Benjamin Tracy]

    • Tracy, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1830-1915
    • September 13, 1890
    • In this letter, Secretary of the Navy Benjamin Tracy orders George Converse to proceed to Bristol, R. I., to consult with Herreshoff Manufacturing Company in relation to new torpedo boats to be built for the Government.
    • [Letter to George Converse from James Soley]

    • Soley, James Russell, 1850-1911
    • August 13, 1891
    • In this letter, Acting Secretary of the Navy James Soley orders George Converse to perform various travel to inspect torpedoes being manufactured for the department and to keep a memorandum of the travel performed to submit to the Navy Department...
    • [Letter to George Converse from Benjamin Tracy]

    • Tracy, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1830-1915
    • September 10, 1891
    • In this letter, Secretary of the Navy Benjamin Tracy orders George Converse to proceed to Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania on temporary duty in connection with torpedo work, and upon completion, to return to Washington, D. C., and resume his present...
    • [Letter to George Converse from Benjamin Tracy]

    • Tracy, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1830-1915
    • November 21, 1892
    • In this letter, Secretary of the Navy Benjamin Tracy orders George Converse to proceed to Chicago, Illinois on temporary duty in connection with witnessing a test of Baker torpedo boat, and upon completion, to return to Washington, D. C., and...
    • [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 Francis Ramsay]

    • Ramsay, Francis M. (Francis Munroe), 1835-1914
    • July 17, 1893
    • In this letter, Acting Secretary of the Navy Francis Ramsay orders George Converse to proceed to New Bedford, Massachusetts on temporary duty in connection with the trial of the Cunningham torpedo, and upon completion, to return to Newport, Rhode...
    • [Letter to George Converse from William McAdoo]

    • McAdoo, William, 1853-1930
    • January 17, 1896
    • In this letter, Acting Secretary of the Navy William McAdoo orders George Converse to proceed to Washington, D. C., on temporary duty in connection with automobile torpedoes, and upon completion, to return to Newport, Rhode Island and resume his...
    • [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 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 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 William Folger]

    • Folger, William Mayhew, 1844-1928
    • August 15, 1891
    • In this letter, Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance William Folger appoints George Converse President of the Board for torpedo outfit for the vessels at present under construction or completed.
    • [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...

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