Albert Parker Niblack Collection

1876-1942, undated
Manuscript Collection #1080
Creator(s)
Niblack, Albert P. (Albert Parker), 1859-1929
Physical description
2.252 Cubic Feet, 6 archival boxes
Preferred Citation
Albert Parker Niblack Collection (#1080), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions

Collection (ca. 1876-1942) of manuscripts, photographs, and printed materials relating to Vice Admiral Niblack (1858-1929) and his family, especially his naval, engineering, and scientific careers. Included are his work with the Smitsonian Institution; services in 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, and the USS WINSLOW; as Director of Naval Intelligence, 1919-1920; and his services ((beginning in 1896) as naval attaché to the U. S. Embassies at Berlin and Rome and to the U. S. Legation at Vienna. Topics covered include combat at the Battle of Manila (1898) during the Spanish American War, involvement of the USS BOSTON in the Battle of Iloilo (1899) in the Philippine Islands during the Philippine-American War, the Occupation of Vera Cruz, Mexico, 1914, and during and after World War I, 1917-1919, 1921-1922. Other materials relate to the naming and launching (1937-1942) of the USS NIBLACK.


Administrative information
Custodial History

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

July 23, 2015, (unprocessed addition 2) 3 items, 0.25 cubic feet; Addition includes a 1902 photograph of then Lieutenant Commander Albert Parker Niblack in uniform, a book titled "Decorations Awarded to Vice Admiral Albert Parker Niblack, United States Navy, 1859-1929" belonging to Niblack's nephew Austin Herr Niblack, and the Vice Admiral's flag (containing three stars) presented to Vice Admiral A. P. Niblack by the officers and crew of the USS UTAH. Donor: Patt Abbott

Source of acquisition

Gift of Albert Parker Niblack, II

Gift of Patt Abbott

Processing information

Encoded by Lindsay Flood, April 4, 2008

Copyright notice

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


Container list
Box 1 Folder a Addresses & speeches (1919-1929) 17 items ca. 68 p
Box 1 Folder b Admiral Niblack Memorial Trophy correspondence (1930-1940) 22 items. 23 p
Box 1 Folder c Alligator Pear Seeds correspondence (1903-1904) 4 items. 7 p
Box 1 Folder d American Church of the Holy Spirit, Nice, France (1930) 1 item. 1 p
Box 1 Folder e Art Association of Indianapolis (1930) 4 items. 9 p
Box 1 Folder f Banana Orchard [by Albert P. Niblack ?] Poem (1926) Typescript. 1 item. 1 p
Box 1 Folder g Battleship sketches (n.d.) 1 item. 1 p
Box 1 Folder h Beresford, Charles correspondence (1895-1896, 1906) 3 items. 9 p
Box 1 Folder i Biographical sketches, correspondence & photographic prints, etc. (ca. 1918-1930) 16 items. 27 p
Box 1 Folder j Bright, Charles (Sir) - Lecture to U. S. Naval War Collection, re: Cable Communications (ca. 1921) Carbon typescript. 1 item. 43 p
Box 1 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
Box 1 Folder l Ceremonies (1921) placing Congressional Medal of Honor on Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers, Paris & Westminster Abbey. 19 items. 26 p
Box 1 Folder m Clippings (1915-1929) 12 items. 14 p
Box 1 Folder n Commander, Charleston Navy Yard (1922-1923) 2 items. 6 p
Box 1 Folder o Commander, U. S. Naval Forces Eastern Mediterranean (1919) 1 item. 10 p
Box 1 Folder p Commander, U. S. Naval Forces Europe (1921-1922) 10 items. 16 p
Box 1 Folder q Commander, U. S. Naval Patrol Squadrons Based on Gibraltar (1918-1921) 17 items 33 p
Box 1 Folder r Court Martial (1915) Printed. 1 item. 2 p
Box 1 Folder s Decorations & Citations from foreign countries (ca. 1919-1929) 9 items. 45 p
Box 1 Folder t Decorations & Citations from U. S. Government (1887-1939, n.d.) 9 items. 12 p
Box 1 Folder u Director, Naval Intelligence (1919-1920) 3 items. 11 p
Box 1 Folder v Ephemera: Greeting Cards, Visiting Cards, etc. (ca 1920s) 19 items. 22 p
Box 1 Folder w HRH Prince of Wales Tour of U. S. (1921) Note: Prince Edward. 22 items. 68 p
Box 1 Folder x Hoover, Herbert (1926-1928) Typed letters. 2 items. 3p
Box 2 Folder a Indiana Historical Society (1932-1940) 3 items. 16 p
Box 2 Folder b Inger, R. G. Letters received (1885, 1889) Holograph. 2 items. 5 p
Box 2 Folder c Institution of Naval Architects (1924) 1 item. 2 p
Box 2 Folder d International Hydrographic Bureau (1924-1929) 19 items. 42 p
Box 2 Folder e List of Prize Essays (ca. 1924) Clippings 2 items. 4 p
Box 2 Folder f Marshall, Thomas R. Letter (1919) Typed letter signed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Vice President of U.S
Box 2 Folder g Naming of Ships in the U. S. Navy, by Albert P. Niblack (1927) Letter to editor. Typescript. 1 item. 3 p
Box 2 Folder h National Cyclopedia of American Biography correspondence (1940) 3 items. 4 p
Box 2 Folder i Naval Attaché - Argentina, Brazil & Chile (1910-1911) 4 items. 4 p
Box 2 Folder j Naval Attaché - Germany & Holland (1912-1913) 1 item. 1 p
Box 2 Folder k Naval Attaché - Germany, Italy & Austria (1896-1898) Notes: Letterpress copies of correspondence for use in proposed autobiography. 3 items ca. 100 p
Box 2 Folder l Naval Attaché, Staff Representative - Great Britain (London) (1919-1920) 2 items. 12 p
Box 2 Folder m Naval Service Record (ca 1923, 1929) 2 items. 8 p
Box 2 Folder n New England [by Albert P. Niblack] (ca 1920s) 1 item. 2 p
Box 2 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
Box 2 Folder p Niblack, Albert P. Letters (1922-1923) of a Retired Rear Admiral to His Son. Typescript & Reprints. 15 item. 95 p
Box 2 Folder q Niblack, Albert P. Letters (1880-1881) to his mother, from Callao, Peru. 21 items. 61 p
Box 2 Folder r Niblack, Albert P. Letters (1918-1921) from Josephus Daniels. Typed letters signed. 3 items. 3 p
Box 2 Folder s Niblack, Albert P. Letters (1900) from Richmond Pearson Hobson. Holograph. 1 item. 2 p
Box 2 Folder t Niblack, Albert P. Obituary & Biographical Clippings (1929) ca. 30 items ca. 45 p
Box 2 Folder u Niblack, Albert P. (Mrs.) Correspondence (1930-1940) 2 items. 3 p
Box 2 Folder v Niblack, Albert P. (Mrs.) Letters, Cards, Condolences on the death of Admiral Niblack (1929) 50 items ca.75 p
Box 2 Folder w Niblack, Albert P. (Mrs.) USS VINCENNES launching (1936-1937) 7 items ca. 15 p
Box 2 Folder x Niblack, Eliza Maria (Miss) Biographical Clipping (n.d.) Note: Sister of Admiral Niblack. 1 item. 2 p
Box 2 Folder y Niblack Family Genealogy (ca. 1922) 2 items. 11 p
Box 2 Folder z Notes for Autobiography [by Albert P. Niblack] (ca. 1920s) 1 item. 2 p
Box 2 Folder za Notes on the Needs of the Navy by Albert P. Niblack (1913) Carbon typescript. 1 item. 5 p
Box 3 Folder a Pershing, John J. Letters (1921-1925) 2 items. 2 p
Box 3 Folder b Photographic Prints: French Military Aviation, Fez, Morocco (ca. 1918) Black & White. 18 items. 18 p
Box 3 Folder c Photographic Prints: Hawaii (ca. 1904-1905) Black & White. 1 item. 1 p
Box 3 Folder d Photographic Prints: Midway Island (ca. 1905) Black & White. 8 items. 8 p. Note: Also includes part of a note
Box 3 Folder f Postcards (ca. 1918) Color. 3 items. 3 p
Box 3 Folder g Retirement (1923) Typescript. 1 item. 2 p
Box 3 Folder h Roosevelt, Theodore. Letters (1896-1916) Typed letters signed. 6 items. 7 p
Box 3 Folder i Smithsonian Institution. Letters (1888-1889) 3 items. 4 p
Box 3 Folder j Taylor, H. C. Letters (1902-1903) re: Bureau of Navigation. Typed Letter Signed. 2 items. 3 p
Box 3 Folder k U. S. Naval Institute Correspondence (1904-1905) Typed Letters Signed. 5 items. 5 p
Box 3 Folder l USS ALABAMA File (1914-1918) 3 items. 13 p
Box 3 Folder m USS BOSTON File (Feb.-April 1899) re: Battle of Manila Bay, 1898. 3 items. 10 p
Box 3 Folder n USS CASTINE File (1900-1901) re: Philippine Islands. 4 items. 9 p
Box 3 Folder o USS CHICAGO File (1891) Holograph Mss. 1 item. 3 p
Box 3 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
Box 3 Folder q USS IROQUOIS File (1904-1906, 1935) including correspondence, clippings, notes, photographic print, etc., re: Midway Island & Hawaii Territory. 31 items. 64 p
Box 3 Folder s USS MICHIGAN File (1914-1915) re: Occupation of Vera Cruz, Mexico, including correspondence, clippings, & photographic prints. 12 items. 21 p
Box 3 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
Box 3 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
Box 3 Folder v USS TACOMA File (1910) Clippings, re: Nicaragua Relief. 2 items. 2 p
Box 3 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
Box 3 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
Box 3 Folder y USS WINSLOW File (1898) re: Clipping on Battle of Cardenas Bay. 1 item. 1 p
Box 3 Folder z Wilson, Woodrow Letters received (1915) 1 Typed Letter Signed. 2 items. 5 p
Box 4 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
Box 4 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
Box 4 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
Box 4 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
Box 4 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
Box 4 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
Box 4 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
Box 4 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
Box 4 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
Box 4 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."
Box 4 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
Box 4 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
Box 4 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
Box 4 Folder n Rear Admiral Albert Parker Niblack (1929) Obituary published by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. Printed. 1 item. 12 p
Box 4 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
Box 4 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."
Box 4 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
Box 4 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
Box 4 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
Folder os1 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
Folder os2 Clippings (1880-1881) re: Chile - Peru War. 4 items. 4 p
Folder os3 Miscellaneous Clippings (1919-1937). 4 items. 7 p
Folder os4 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