Bronson P. Vosbury Papers

Manuscript Collection #698
Vosbury, Bronson P.
Physical description
0.055 Cubic Feet, 16 items , consisting of correspondence.
Preferred Citation
Bronson P. Vosbury Papers (#698), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Papers (1917-1920) including correspondence, letters, contracts, comments on activities of war, etc.

Biographical/historical information

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.

Scope and arrangement

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.

Administrative information
Custodial History

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.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Friends of ECU Library

Processing information

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

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