Albert Parker Niblack Collection, 1876-1942

(Manuscript Collection #1080)

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

  • Box 1
    • Folder a
      Addresses & speeches (1919-1929) 17 items ca. 68 p.
    • Folder b
      Admiral Niblack Memorial Trophy correspondence (1930-1940) 22 items. 23 p.
    • Folder c
      Alligator Pear Seeds correspondence (1903-1904) 4 items. 7 p.
    • Folder d
      American Church of the Holy Spirit, Nice, France (1930) 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder e
      Art Association of Indianapolis (1930) 4 items. 9 p.
    • Folder f
      Banana Orchard [by Albert P. Niblack ?] Poem (1926) Typescript. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder g
      Battleship sketches (n.d.) 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder h
      Beresford, Charles correspondence (1895-1896, 1906) 3 items. 9 p.
    • Folder i
      Biographical sketches, correspondence & photographic prints, etc. (ca. 1918-1930) 16 items. 27 p.
    • Folder j
      Bright, Charles (Sir) - Lecture to U. S. Naval War Collection, re: Cable Communications (ca. 1921) Carbon typescript. 1 item. 43 p.
    • Folder k
      USS C. P. PATTERSON File (U. S. Coast & Geodetic Survey ship) (1884-1888) 7 items. 11 p. Note: See also USS COSMOS File.
    • Folder l
      Ceremonies (1921) placing Congressional Medal of Honor on Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers, Paris & Westminster Abbey. 19 items. 26 p.
    • Folder m
      Clippings (1915-1929) 12 items. 14 p.
    • Folder n
      Commander, Charleston Navy Yard (1922-1923) 2 items. 6 p.
    • Folder o
      Commander, U. S. Naval Forces Eastern Mediterranean (1919) 1 item. 10 p.
    • Folder p
      Commander, U. S. Naval Forces Europe (1921-1922) 10 items. 16 p.
    • Folder q
      Commander, U. S. Naval Patrol Squadrons Based on Gibraltar (1918-1921) 17 items 33 p.
    • Folder r
      Court Martial (1915) Printed. 1 item. 2 p.
    • Folder s
      Decorations & Citations from foreign countries (ca. 1919-1929) 9 items. 45 p.
    • Folder t
      Decorations & Citations from U. S. Government (1887-1939, n.d.) 9 items. 12 p.
    • Folder u
      Director, Naval Intelligence (1919-1920) 3 items. 11 p.
    • Folder v
      Ephemera: Greeting Cards, Visiting Cards, etc. (ca 1920s) 19 items. 22 p.
    • Folder w
      HRH Prince of Wales Tour of U. S. (1921) Note: Prince Edward. 22 items. 68 p.
    • Folder x
      Hoover, Herbert (1926-1928) Typed letters. 2 items. 3p.
  • Box 2
    • Folder a
      Indiana Historical Society (1932-1940) 3 items. 16 p.
    • Folder b
      Inger, R. G. Letters received (1885, 1889) Holograph. 2 items. 5 p.
    • Folder c
      Institution of Naval Architects (1924) 1 item. 2 p.
    • Folder d
      International Hydrographic Bureau (1924-1929) 19 items. 42 p.
    • Folder e
      List of Prize Essays (ca. 1924) Clippings 2 items. 4 p.
    • Folder f
      Marshall, Thomas R. Letter (1919) Typed letter signed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Vice President of U.S.
    • Folder g
      Naming of Ships in the U. S. Navy, by Albert P. Niblack (1927) Letter to editor. Typescript. 1 item. 3 p.
    • Folder h
      National Cyclopedia of American Biography correspondence (1940) 3 items. 4 p.
    • Folder i
      Naval Attaché - Argentina, Brazil & Chile (1910-1911) 4 items. 4 p.
    • Folder j
      Naval Attaché - Germany & Holland (1912-1913) 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder 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
      Naval Attaché, Staff Representative - Great Britain (London) (1919-1920) 2 items. 12 p.
    • Folder m
      Naval Service Record (ca 1923, 1929) 2 items. 8 p.
    • Folder n
      New England [by Albert P. Niblack] (ca 1920s) 1 item. 2 p.
    • Folder 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
      Niblack, Albert P. Letters (1922-1923) of a Retired Rear Admiral to His Son. Typescript & Reprints. 15 item. 95 p.
    • Folder q
      Niblack, Albert P. Letters (1880-1881) to his mother, from Callao, Peru. 21 items. 61 p.
    • Folder r
      Niblack, Albert P. Letters (1918-1921) from Josephus Daniels. Typed letters signed. 3 items. 3 p.
    • Folder s
      Niblack, Albert P. Letters (1900) from Richmond Pearson Hobson. Holograph. 1 item. 2 p.
    • Folder t
      Niblack, Albert P. Obituary & Biographical Clippings (1929) ca. 30 items ca. 45 p.
    • Folder u
      Niblack, Albert P. (Mrs.) Correspondence (1930-1940) 2 items. 3 p.
    • Folder v
      Niblack, Albert P. (Mrs.) Letters, Cards, Condolences on the death of Admiral Niblack (1929) 50 items ca.75 p.
    • Folder w
      Niblack, Albert P. (Mrs.) USS VINCENNES launching (1936-1937) 7 items ca. 15 p.
    • Folder x
      Niblack, Eliza Maria (Miss) Biographical Clipping (n.d.) Note: Sister of Admiral Niblack. 1 item. 2 p.
    • Folder y
      Niblack Family Genealogy (ca. 1922) 2 items. 11 p.
    • Folder z
      Notes for Autobiography [by Albert P. Niblack] (ca. 1920s) 1 item. 2 p.
    • Folder za
      Notes on the Needs of the Navy by Albert P. Niblack (1913) Carbon typescript. 1 item. 5 p.
  • Box 3
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    • Folder a
      Pershing, John J. Letters (1921-1925) 2 items. 2 p.
    • Folder b
      Photographic Prints: French Military Aviation, Fez, Morocco (ca. 1918) Black & White. 18 items. 18 p.
    • Folder c
      Photographic Prints: Hawaii (ca. 1904-1905) Black & White. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder d
      Photographic Prints: Midway Island (ca. 1905) Black & White. 8 items. 8 p. Note: Also includes part of a note.
    • Folder e  (3 items digitized)
    • Folder f
      Postcards (ca. 1918) Color. 3 items. 3 p.
    • Folder g
      Retirement (1923) Typescript. 1 item. 2 p.
    • Folder h
      Roosevelt, Theodore. Letters (1896-1916) Typed letters signed. 6 items. 7 p.
    • Folder i
      Smithsonian Institution. Letters (1888-1889) 3 items. 4 p.
    • Folder j
      Taylor, H. C. Letters (1902-1903) re: Bureau of Navigation. Typed Letter Signed. 2 items. 3 p.
    • Folder k
      U. S. Naval Institute Correspondence (1904-1905) Typed Letters Signed. 5 items. 5 p.
    • Folder l
      USS ALABAMA File (1914-1918) 3 items. 13 p.
    • Folder m
      USS BOSTON File (Feb.-April 1899) re: Battle of Manila Bay, 1898. 3 items. 10 p.
    • Folder n
      USS CASTINE File (1900-1901) re: Philippine Islands. 4 items. 9 p.
    • Folder o
      USS CHICAGO File (1891) Holograph Mss. 1 item. 3 p.
    • Folder p
      USS COSMOS File (Jan.-May 1887) re: Log Book & Clippings of USS C. P. PATTERSON's launch's cruise from San Francisco, CA to Ft. Wrangell, AK. 4 items. 7 p. Note: Niblack in command.
    • Folder q
      USS IROQUOIS File (1904-1906, 1935) including correspondence, clippings, notes, photographic print, etc., re: Midway Island & Hawaii Territory. 31 items. 64 p.
    • Folder r  (1 item digitized)
      USS LACKAWANNA File (1881-1882) including letter (letterpress copy) from the Captain to the Secretary of the Navy praising Midshipman A. P. Niblack & Photographic print of the ship. 2 items. 2 p.
    • Folder s
      USS MICHIGAN File (1914-1915) re: Occupation of Vera Cruz, Mexico, including correspondence, clippings, & photographic prints. 12 items. 21 p.
    • Folder t
      USS NIBLACK (DD-424) File (1937-1942) compiled by Admiral Albert P. Niblack's widow regarding the construction & launching of the ship named for her late husband, including correspondence, clippings, press releases, telegrams, etc. 58 items. 107 p.
    • Folder u
      USS PITTSBURGH File (10/23/1920-6/11/1921) re: The Talon of the USS PITTSBURGH, v. 1, no. 18 - v. 2, no. 18. Newsletter published on board the USS PITTSBURGH. Printed. 18 items. 72 p.
    • Folder v
      USS TACOMA File (1910) Clippings, re: Nicaragua Relief. 2 items. 2 p.
    • Folder w
      USS UTAH File (7/30/1921-1/4/1922) re: The Big U, v. 4, no. 14 - v. 4, no. 30. Printed. Newsletter Published on board the USS UTAH. Note: Publication suspended on orders from Secretary of Navy. 14 items. 84 p.
    • Folder x
      USS UTAH File (1921-1922) re: Chronicle, Bulletins, & Photographic print of European Cruise, 1921-1922. Printed. Newsletter Published on board the USS UTAH. 4 items. 28 p.
    • Folder y
      USS WINSLOW File (1898) re: Clipping on Battle of Cardenas Bay. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder z
      Wilson, Woodrow Letters received (1915) 1 Typed Letter Signed. 2 items. 5 p.
  • Box 4
    Manuscript & Printed Volumes
    • Folder 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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      Rear Admiral Albert Parker Niblack (1929) Obituary published by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. Printed. 1 item. 12 p.
    • Folder 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
      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
      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
      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
      Tribute to Admiral Niblack, in: Army and Navy Register (11/2/1929) Vol. 86, No. 2571, p. 413. 1 item. 11 p.
  • Box 5
    • Folder 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
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
Clippings (1880-1881) re: Chile - Peru War. 4 items. 4 p.
Oversize Folder 4os3
Miscellaneous Clippings (1919-1937). 4 items. 7 p.
Oversize Folder 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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