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Albert Parker Niblack Collection, 1876-1942

Manuscript Collection #1080

Descriptive Summary Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Title: Albert Parker Niblack Collection
Creator: Niblack, Albert P. (Albert Parker), 1859-1929
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 2.0018 Cubic feet, 670 items .

Administrative Information Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Accessions Information

September 18, 2006, (unprocessed) 649 items, 2.0 cubic feet; Collection (ca. 1876-1942) of manuscripts, photographs & printed materials, etc. relating to Rear Admiral Niblack, 1858-1929, his family, his naval, engineering, & scientific careers, & his services in many posts & ships in the U. S. Navy, including the USS ALABAMA, USS BOSTON, USS CASTINE, USS CHICAGO, USS COSMOS, USS IROQUOIS, USS LACKAWANNA, USS MICHIGAN, USS PATTERSON, USS PITTSBURGH, USS TACOMA, USS UTAH, & USS WINSLOW; including combat at the Battle of Manila during the Spanish American War, 1898, the Occupation of Vera Cruz, Mexico, 1914, and during and after World War I, 1917-1919, 1921-1922; also as Director of Naval Intelligence, 1919-1920, also materials relating to the naming & launching of the USS NIBLACK, 1937-1942, etc. See preliminary inventory attached. Donor: Albert Parker Niblack, II & Patt Abbott

September 28, 2006, (unprocessed addition 1) 21 items, 0.0018 cubic feet; Collection (ca. 1896-1941) of clippings, correspondence & printed materials, etc. relating to Rear Admiral Niblack, 1858-1929; his family, his naval & engineering careers; his services as naval attaché to the U. S. Embassies at Berlin & Rome & the U. S. Legation at Vienna, 1896; his services in the U. S. Navy, including on the USS BOSTON at the Battle of Iloilo in the Philippine Islands during the Filipino Insurrection, 1899; also materials relating to the naming & launching of the USS NIBLACK named in his honor, 1937-1941, etc. See preliminary inventory attached. Donor: Albert Parker Niblack, II & Patt Abbott

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

Albert Parker Niblack Collection (#1080), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Albert Parker Niblack, II
  • Gift of Patt Abbott

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Lindsay Flood, April 4, 2008


Preliminary Inventory Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

  • Box 2#1080.2
    • Folder a#1080.2.a
      Indiana Historical Society (1932-1940) 3 items. 16 p.
    • Folder b#1080.2.b
      Inger, R. G. Letters received (1885, 1889) Holograph. 2 items. 5 p.
    • Folder c#1080.2.c
      Institution of Naval Architects (1924) 1 item. 2 p.
    • Folder d#1080.2.d
      International Hydrographic Bureau (1924-1929) 19 items. 42 p.
    • Folder e#1080.2.e
      List of Prize Essays (ca. 1924) Clippings 2 items. 4 p.
    • Folder f#1080.2.f
      Marshall, Thomas R. Letter (1919) Typed letter signed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Vice President of U.S.
    • Folder g#1080.2.g
      Naming of Ships in the U. S. Navy, by Albert P. Niblack (1927) Letter to editor. Typescript. 1 item. 3 p.
    • Folder h#1080.2.h
      National Cyclopedia of American Biography correspondence (1940) 3 items. 4 p.
    • Folder i#1080.2.i
      Naval Attaché - Argentina, Brazil & Chile (1910-1911) 4 items. 4 p.
    • Folder j#1080.2.j
      Naval Attaché - Germany & Holland (1912-1913) 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder k#1080.2.k
      Naval Attaché - Germany, Italy & Austria (1896-1898) Notes: Letterpress copies of correspondence for use in proposed autobiography. 3 items ca. 100 p.
    • Folder l#1080.2.l
      Naval Attaché, Staff Representative - Great Britain (London) (1919-1920) 2 items. 12 p.
    • Folder m#1080.2.m
      Naval Service Record (ca 1923, 1929) 2 items. 8 p.
    • Folder n#1080.2.n
      New England [by Albert P. Niblack] (ca 1920s) 1 item. 2 p.
    • Folder o#1080.2.o
      Niblack, Albert P. Letter (1924) to editor of Naval and Military Record, on the death of Admiral Sir Percy Scott, RN (Retired) Typescript. 1 item. 2 p.
    • Folder p#1080.2.p
      Niblack, Albert P. Letters (1922-1923) of a Retired Rear Admiral to His Son. Typescript & Reprints. 15 item. 95 p.
    • Folder q#1080.2.q
      Niblack, Albert P. Letters (1880-1881) to his mother, from Callao, Peru. 21 items. 61 p.
    • Folder r#1080.2.r
      Niblack, Albert P. Letters (1918-1921) from Josephus Daniels. Typed letters signed. 3 items. 3 p.
    • Folder s#1080.2.s
      Niblack, Albert P. Letters (1900) from Richmond Pearson Hobson. Holograph. 1 item. 2 p.
    • Folder t#1080.2.t
      Niblack, Albert P. Obituary & Biographical Clippings (1929) ca. 30 items ca. 45 p.
    • Folder u#1080.2.u
      Niblack, Albert P. (Mrs.) Correspondence (1930-1940) 2 items. 3 p.
    • Folder v#1080.2.v
      Niblack, Albert P. (Mrs.) Letters, Cards, Condolences on the death of Admiral Niblack (1929) 50 items ca.75 p.
    • Folder w#1080.2.w
      Niblack, Albert P. (Mrs.) USS VINCENNES launching (1936-1937) 7 items ca. 15 p.
    • Folder x#1080.2.x
      Niblack, Eliza Maria (Miss) Biographical Clipping (n.d.) Note: Sister of Admiral Niblack. 1 item. 2 p.
    • Folder y#1080.2.y
      Niblack Family Genealogy (ca. 1922) 2 items. 11 p.
    • Folder z#1080.2.z
      Notes for Autobiography [by Albert P. Niblack] (ca. 1920s) 1 item. 2 p.
    • Folder za#1080.2.za
      Notes on the Needs of the Navy by Albert P. Niblack (1913) Carbon typescript. 1 item. 5 p.
  • Box 4#1080.4
    Manuscript & Printed Volumes
    • Folder a#1080.4.a
      Albert Parker Niblack (1924) Reprinted from the National Cyclopedia of American Biography. (New York, NY: James T. White & Co., 1924) 1 item. 8 p. Note: "Property of Mary H. Niblack" Contains notes & pasted sheets.
    • Folder b#1080.4.b
      Answer to Criticisms of "The Elements of Fleet Tactics," An (1906) by Albert P. Niblack. Reprinted from the Proceedings of the United States Institute, Vol. 32, no. 3, Whole no. 119. 1 item. 4 p.
    • Folder c#1080.4.c
      Athletics, Beneficial and Otherwise (October 1923) by Albert P. Niblack. Reprinted from the United States Institute Proceedings, Vol. 49, No. 10, No. 248. Printed. 1 item. 8 p.
    • Folder d#1080.4.d
      Colliers and Coaling Stations (n.d.) by Albert P. Niblack. Reprinted from the Proceedings of the United States Institute, Vol. 30, no. 3, Whole no. 111. 1 item. 7 p.
    • Folder e#1080.4.e
      Dinner in honour of His Royal Highness Edward Prince of Wales in Wednesday the nineteenth day of November One thousand nine hundred and nineteen The Waldorf Astoria, New York, (1919) Souvenir pamphlet. Printed. 1 item. 8 p.
    • Folder f#1080.4.f
      Elements of Fleet Tactics (1906) by Albert P. Niblack. Reprinted from the Proceedings of the United States Institute, Vol. 32, no. 2, Whole no. 118. 1 item. 32 p.
    • Folder g#1080.4.g
      Guide to Diplomatic Practice, A (Sept. 1923), by Ernest Satow, etc. Book Review by Albert P. Niblack. Reprinted from the United States Institute Proceedings, Vol. 49, no. 9, Whole no. 247. 1 item. 11 p.
    • Folder h#1080.4.h
      Letters of a Retired Rear Admiral to His Son in the Navy, The (1915) by Albert P. Niblack Reprinted from the Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute, Vol. 41, no. 2 and 3, Whole nos. 156 and 157, March-April and May-June 1915. Printed. 1 item. 17 p.
    • Folder i#1080.4.i
      Maintenance of the Fleet, The (1915) by Albert P. Niblack. Reprinted from the Transactions of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Vol. 23. Printed. 1 item. 13 p.
    • Folder j#1080.4.j
      National Horse Show Association of America, Limited Official Catalogue, 34th Annual Show, Madison Square Garden, New York (1919) Printed. 1 item. 90 p. Note: "In Honor of the presence of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales, November 19, 1919 / Souvenir."
    • Folder k#1080.4.k
      Naval Signaling (1892) by Albert P. Niblack. Reprinted from the Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute, Vol. 18, no. 4, Whole no. 64. Printed. 1 item. 31 p.
    • Folder l#1080.4.l
      Naval Stations and Naval Bases (1916) by Albert P. Niblack. Reprinted from the Transactions of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Vol. 24. Printed. 1 item. 15 p.
    • Folder m#1080.4.m
      Operations of the Navy and Marine Corps in the Philippine Archipelago, 1898-1902 (n.d.) by Albert P. Niblack. Reprinted from the Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute, Vol. 30, no. 4, Whole no. 112. Printed. 1 item. 7 p.
    • Folder n#1080.4.n
      Rear Admiral Albert Parker Niblack (1929) Obituary published by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. Printed. 1 item. 12 p.
    • Folder o#1080.4.o
      Strategy & Tactics (1893-1916) by Albert P. Niblack. Reprints of papers published in the Transactions of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. (n.p., n.d.) Printed. 1 item. 66 p.
    • Folder p#1080.4.p
      Tactics of Ships in the Line of Battle, The (1896) by Albert P. Niblack. Prize Essay, 1896, Advance copy for discussion & Reprint from the Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute (1896) Vol. 22, no. 1, Whole No. 77. 2 copies. Printed. 2 item. 30 p. Note: Autographed with sentiment: "To my dear Mother with much love, Albert P. Niblack."
    • Folder q#1080.4.q
      Tactics of the Gun, The (1902) by Albert P. Niblack. Reprinted from the Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute, Vol. 28, no. 4, Whole no. 104. Printed. 1 item. 15 p.
    • Folder r#1080.4.r
      Taking of Ilo Ilo, The (n.d.) by Albert P. Niblack Reprinted from the Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute, Vol. 25, no. 3, Whole no. 91. Printed. 1 item. 10 p.
    • Folder s#1080.4.s
      Tribute to Admiral Niblack, in: Army and Navy Register (11/2/1929) Vol. 86, No. 2571, p. 413. 1 item. 11 p.
  • Box 5#1080.5
    • Folder a#1080.5.a
      Clippings, correspondence & printed materials, etc. (1899-1941, n.d.) relating to Rear Admiral Niblack, 1858-1929; his family, his naval & engineering careers; his services as naval attaché to the U. S. Embassies at Berlin &Rome & the U. S. Legation at Vienna, 1896; his services in the U. S. Navy, including on the USS BOSTON at the Battle of Iloilo in the Philippine Islands during the Filipino Insurrection, 1899; also materials relating to the naming & launching of the USS NIBLACK named in his honor, 1937-1941, etc.
Oversize Folder 4os1#1080.4os1
Bath [Maine] Daily Times (5/18/1940), Vol. 80, no. 118. re: Launching of USS NIBLACK (DD-424). 3 items. 24 p. Note 3 copies.
Oversize Folder 4os2#1080.4os2
Clippings (1880-1881) re: Chile - Peru War. 4 items. 4 p.
Oversize Folder 4os3#1080.4os3
Miscellaneous Clippings (1919-1937). 4 items. 7 p.
Oversize Folder 5os1#1080.5os1
Commission & Clipping (1896, 1899) relating to Rear Admiral Niblack' appointment as naval attaché to the U. S. Embassies at Berlin and Rome and the U. S. Legation at Vienna, 1896, & to his services on the USS BOSTON at the Battle of Iloilo in the Philippine Islands during the Filipino Insurrection, 1899.

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