Bronson P. Vosbury Papers, 1917-1920

Manuscript Collection #698

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Bronson P. Vosbury Papers
    Creator: Vosbury, Bronson P.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1917-1920) including correspondence, letters, contracts, comments on activities of war, etc.
    Extent: 0.055 Cubic feet, 16 items , consisting of correspondence.
  • Description

    Correspondence in this collection consists of letters (1917-1920) from Vosbury to his girlfriend who later became his wife. While at the Naval Academy, routines, procedures, and liberty are discussed, as are general and signal drills (1918). Commentaries concern shot-range ("spotting") practice, a destructive gale at sea, refueling problems due to ship damage, and training and equipment aboard ship. Mention is also made of ship movement censorship, the Navy's adoption of standardized time for ships, government contracts for steam-powered turbines on destroyers, fleet transport of President Woodrow Wilson and comments on his activities during the war, and the renaming of a German ship to the POCAHANTAS.

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    Bronson P. Vosbury (1895-1963) was born in New York, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1918, served aboard the USS CRAVEN, and retired with the rank of commander in 1939.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    May 22, 1995, 16 items; Letters (1917-1919) from U.S. Naval Academy midshipman and officer aboard USS CRAVEN. Gift courtesy of Friends of the ECU Library.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Friends of ECU Library

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

    Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    Bronson P. Vosbury Papers (#698), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

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