Harold Stacey Burdick Collection, 1892-1923

Manuscript Collection #1162

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Title: Harold Stacey Burdick Collection
Creators: Budick, Daniel P.
Burdick, Harold Stacey
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 0.5 Cubic feet, 38 items & 2 vols. items.

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

Accessions Information

April 28, 2010, (unprocessed) 38 items & 2 vols. items, 0.5 cubic feet; Collection (June 1892 ? 23 Sept. 1923) initiated by Lt. Commander Harold Stacey Burdick & completed posthumously by his father, Daniel P. Burdick, focusing on his early life, education at Brown University, membership in the U. S. Naval Academy Class of 1909, & his subsequent naval service, especially as the ensign & acting commander of the Paulding Class Destroyer USS JOUETT (DD-41) at the U.S. occupation of Tampico (1914) during the Mexican Revolution; also including material relating his death and memorials to his memory after he died of pneumonia brought on by influenza 16 January 1919 contracted during World War I, including correspondence, clippings, ephemera, photographic prints, & printed materials, etc. PURCHASED. See preliminary inventory attached. 38 items & 2 vols. 191 p. (ca. 0.50 cubic feet) Recd. 11/3/2009. Purchased from Carmen D. Valentino, Rare Books & Manuscripts, Philadelphia, PA

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

Harold Stacey Burdick Collection (#1162), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Purchased from Carmen D. Valentino, Rare Books & Manuscripts, Philadelphia, PA

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Jonathan Dembo, April 28, 2010

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.

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Series 1:
  • Box 1#1162.1 Icon to indicate that there are digitized materials available
    • Folder a#1162.1.a
      Burdick, Harold Stacey. Letter to "Dear Father" from aboard USS JOUETT, off Tampico, Mexico (20 April - 1 May 1914) Holograph. 2 item. 3 p. Note: Letter notes his intention to enclose copies of "The Mexican News & Tampico Tamale" newsletter to keep his father informed of his news during the U.S. occupation of Tampico.
    • Folder b#1162.1.b
      Directions for Recovering a Lost Torpedo (Notes compiled from recent sad experience, partly actual) 783. U.S.S. MUD DIGGER, Hungry Gulf, Friday the 13th (ca. 13 May 1914) Mimeographed typescript. 1 item. 2 p. Note: Naval humor.
    • Folder c#1162.1.c
      Annapolis . . . And the U. S. Naval Academy. Brooklyn, NY: Albertype Company © 1909; published by Geo. W. Jones, Annapolis, MD (1909) Printed. 1 item. 22 p. Note: Includes printed photographs of the Maryland State House, Post Office, Street Scenes, St. Anne's Chapel, Governor's Mansion, Carvel Hall, Carroll Mansion, St. Mary's R.C. Church, & Naval Academy buildings, etc.
    • Folder d#1162.1.d
      The Mexican News, Off Tampico [Mexico], Vol. 1, [no. 1] - 17 (27 April - 20 May 1914) Carbon typescript. 14 items. 24 p. Note: Typescript of U. S. Fleet newsletter; 27-28 April called "Bulletin of Current Information"; 6-20 May known as "The Mexican News and Tampico Tamale"
    • Folder e#1162.1.e
      The Mexican News, Off Tampico [Mexico], Vol. 1, [no. 1] - 16 (27 April - 17 May 1914) Mimeographed typescript. 15 items. 25 p. Note: Published U. S. Fleet newsletter; 27-28 April called "Bulletin of Current Information"; 6-20 May known as "The Mexican News and Tampico Tamale"
    • Folder f#1162.1.f
      Ephemera: Class of 1909 Christmas Card & U. S. Receiving Ship, New Orleans, A Christmas 1917 Menu (1909, 1917) Printed. 2 items. 2 p.
    • Folder g#1162.1.g (1 item  digitized)
      Portraits of Harold Stacey Burdick in his Naval uniform (1905-1917) Photographic prints. 2 items. 2 p. Note: Studio portraits.
    • Folder h#1162.1.h
      The Royal Visitor [Prince of Wales] Taking the Salute at His Review, With Secretary [of the Navy, Josephus] Daniels, of the Midshipmen at Annapolis (Times Wide World Photos.) (Nov. 1919) Newspaper clipping. 1 item. 1 p.
Series 2:
  • Box 2#1162.2
    • Folder a#1162.2.a
      Concise Pocket Log (20 April - 12 June 1914) compiled by Harold Stacey Burdick "being an outline of the affairs in Mexico in which the JOUETT took part" including occupation of Tampico & the Battle of Vera Cruz, Mexico. Holograph. 2.75" x 5" (12.6 x 7.5 cm) 1 item. 27 p. used of 58 p. Note: includes 3 labeled diagrams of the fleet's position off Tampico. Written in pencil.
    • Folder b#1162.2.b
      Photograph album (June 1892-23 Sept. 1923 ) of Harold Stacey Burdick's childhood, education at Brown University & Columbia University & his naval career, most being candid snapshots of Burdick and his fellow sailors aboard ship, ca. 1909-1918; also including 29 letters, 12 documents, 18 newspaper clippings; & 6 pieces of Annapolis ephemera, mostly concerning Burdick's life and accomplishments. Photographic prints. 196 print. 191 Black & White, 4 Cyanotypes, 1 Sepia. Various sizes. 1 vol. 51 p. Note: Burdick's father, Daniel P. Burdick, inserted the early & posthumous photographic prints, letters, documents, clippings, & ephemera, after Burdick's death. Burdick died of pneumonia on 16 January 1919. Album cover is in very poor condition; needs conservation.

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