Thatcher (Henry Knox) papers


The Henry Knox Thatcher papers comprise three journals kept by Thatcher while he was on active duty as an officer of the U.S. Navy between 1839 and 1863, and cover his service on board the U.S.S. Brandywine (1839-1841), the U.S.S. Jamestown (1847-1849), the U.S.S. Shore Ship Relief (1851-1852) and the U.S.S. Constellation (1862-1863). The collection also includes Thatcher's naval commissions, a pamphlet that details his naval service, Thatcher's military insignia (including dress sword, admiral's hat and epaulets), and an 1862 painting of the Constellation by Italian artist Tomaso de Simone.


Format(s): Pamphlets, Manuscripts, Museum Objects, Graphics, Documents
Library: John Hay
Contact(s): Peter_Harrington@brown.edu
Contact(s): Holly_Snyder@brown.edu

Access to the collection:

Online Catalog (JOSIAH):
Individual records for most printed materials available on JOSIAH
General description of the collection available on JOSIAH

Other Online Access:
Non-brown Web Page: U.S.S. Constellation
RIAMCO: Guide to the Henry Knox Thatcher papers

In-house Access to the Collection:



Related Collections:
Anne S.K. Brown Collection
Lincoln (Abraham) Collection
Civil War Manuscripts Collection

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