Harold Stacey Burdick Collection, 1892-1923

(Manuscript Collection #1162)

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Series 1 :
CORRESPONDENCE, EPHEMERA & PRINTED MATERIALS
  • Box 1
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    • Folder 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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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  (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
      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 :
MANUSCRIPT VOLUMES
  • Box 2
    • Folder 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
      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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