Oscar F. Stanton Collection (Coll. 57)


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Overview of the Collection

Biography of Oscar Fitzalon Stanton

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Indexes

Detailed Description of the Collection

              

Overview of the Collection

     Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
     Creator: Stanton, Oscar F. (Oscar Fitzalon), 1834-1924
     Title: Oscar F. Stanton Collection
     Dates: 1850-1900
     Extent: ca. 204 items
     Abstract: This collection includes official and personal correspondence, essays, drafts of articles and speeches, orders, and clippings. Present also, are testimony and other documents relative to the wreck of the U.S.S. KEARSARGE in the Gulf of Mexico in 1894. Volumes include an abstract log of the Store Ship PURVEYOR, and a captain's data notebook do U.S.F.S TENNESSEE, ca. 1885.
     Identification: Coll. 57

Biography of Oscar Fitzalon Stanton

Oscar F. Stanton (1834-1924) entered the Navy in 1849. A short time later he was aboard the SUSQUEHANNA, taking part in Commodore Perry's Japan Expedition. During 1858-1859 he was on the Frigate CONSTELLATION. Serving with the Pacific Squadron at the outbreak of the Civil War, Stanton was promoted to Lt. Commander. In command of the PINOLA he participated in the battle of Mobile Bay with Admiral Farragut. Stanton was promoted to Commander in 1867. He became a Captain in 1879 and for two years commanded the Frigate CONSTITUTION. IN 1884 he commanded the TENNESSEE, and a year later was placed in charge of the Naval Station at New London, where he remained for three years and acquired his love for the town that was to become his home.By 1893 he was a Rear Admiral in command of the South Atlantic Squadron, and in 1894 his flagship, U.S.S. KEARSARGE, was wrecked in the Gulf of Mexico. He retired later that year, but was again placed in command of the New London Naval Station during the Spanish American War. This was his last active service.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Available for use in the Manuscripts Division

Restrictions on Use

    

Various copying restriction apply. Guidelines are available from the Manuscripts Division. See also: Mystic Seaport's copyright notice.

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Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the G. W. Blunt White Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.

    

Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):

Kearsarge (Sloop-of-war)
Purveyor (Ship)
Tennessee (Frigate)
United States. Navy--Officers

Places:

Mexico, Gulf of

Subjects:

Navy-yards and naval stations--Connecticut--New London
Shipwrecks

Document Types:

Essays
Orders (military records)
Speeches, addresses, etc., American

Occupations:

Admirals--United States

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 57, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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Indexes

              

Index to Personal and Corporate Names

     Abbott, C.W. 1/5
     Adams, H.A. 1/8, 1/9
     Alden, James 1/7
     Allen, Robert W. 1/13
     Ammen, Daniel 1/7, 1/8, 1/10, 1/11
     Armstrong, James T. 1/7
     Aulick, J.H. 1/2
     Badger, Oscar C. 1/14
     Baker, F.H. 1/12
     Beardslee, Lester A. 1/17
     Bell, Charles H. 1/4, 1/5, 1/6
     Bell, Henry H. 1/5
     Benham, ? 1/17
     Berrien, J.M. 1/5
     Blake, H.C. 1/8
     Boardman, F.A. 1/2
     Boyd, Robert 1/15
     Breese, K.R. 1/11, 1/12, 1/13
     Breese, Samuel L. 1/4
     Brent, Thomas W. 1/5
     Brown, Charles N. 1/16
     Brown, George 1/17
     Buchanan, Frank 1/2
     Campbell, George J. (Jr.) 1/17
     Cason, Brooks 1/18, 1/19
     Caswell, T.T. 1/14
     Chapman, J.H. 1/13
     Clary, A.G. 1/7, 1/12
     Colhoun, John 1/4, 1/5
     Converse, G.L. 1/9
     Cooke, A.P. 1/5
     Cooper, G.W. 1/13
     Copper, Edward G. 1/4
     Cowles, William S. 1/15, 1/19
     Cushman, Charles H. 1/11
     Dobbins, J.C. 1/2, 1/3
     Drayton, ? 1/12
     Emory, W.H. 1/10
     English, Earl 1/12, 1/13, 1/14
     Erben, Henry (Jr.) 1/5
     Farragut, D.G. 1/5, 1/7, 1/12
     Fisher, H.G.B. 1/8, 1/9
     Fitzhugh, William D. 1/15
     Foote, ? 1/4
     Forsyth, James W.C. 1/16
     Gardiner, Carrie E. 1/4
     Gasevoort, ? 1/5
     Gilman, A.H. 1/12, 1/13, 1/15
     Godon, ? 1/7
     Goldsborough, L.M. 1/2, 1/3
     Graham, William A. 1/2
     Green, ? 1/13
     Gunnell, F.M. 1/12
     Harmony, J.R. 1/16
     Hatfield, Chester 1/7
     Hawley, Charles E. 1/2
     Henderson, J.J. 1/10
     Herbert, R.A. 1/17
     Heyerman, ? 1/17
     Houston, Nelson T. 1/15
     Howe, Charles 1/6
     Hubbard, Socrates 1/15
     Hughes, A.K. 1/12, 1/13
     Hunt, William H. 1/14
     Ingersoll, R.R. 1/15
     Inman, William 1/4, 1/5
     Jeffers, William N. 1/12
     Jenkins, Thornton A. 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 1/9, 1/12
     Jotham, Edmond R. 1/10
     Jouett, James E. 1/15, 1/16
     Kantz, Albert 1/10
     Kearney, ? 1/4
     King, John A. 1/2
     Kirkland, ? 1/17
     La Bree, Benjamin 1/18
     Lambertin, B.P. 1/14
     Law, R.S. 1/11
     Le Roy, William E. 1/12
     Lewis, R.F.R. 1/10
     Long, John D. 1/19
     Low, ? 1/12
     Loyall, B.P. 1/18
     Luce, S.B. 1/5, 1/13, 1/14, 1/15
     Marchand, John B. 1/4, 1/6
     May, Robert L. 1/2
     McCauley, E.W. 1/9, 1/12
     McCrea, E.R. 1/8
     McDougal, ? 1/9
     McKay, Donald 1/16
     McKay, Nathaniel 1/16
     McKeever, J.M. 1/3
     Meade, John R. 1/16
     Metcalf, Henry B. 1/11
     Montgomery, J.B. 1/5
     Newton, John Thomas 1/3
     Nichols, Edward G. 1/15
     Nicholson, M. 1/13
     Ocean Telegram Co. 1/6
     Owen, E.K. 1/11
     Palmer, James W. 1/6
     Paulding, ? (Rear Admiral) 1/5
     Pearson, G.F. 1/5
     Pennock, A.M. 1/7, 1/10
     Philip, John W. 1/9
     Pigman, George W. 1/9
     Porter, Dana D. 1/5
     Potter, ? 1/16
     Preston, William Ballard 1/2
     Rhind, Alexander H. 1/12
     Robeson, George M. 1/9, 1/10
     Rodgers, D.W. 1/5, 1/6, 1/18
     Rodgers, George W. 1/12
     Roe, F.A. 1/15
     Rowan, S.C. 1/12, 1/14
     Russell, ? 1/9
     Sands, F.P.B. 1/17
     Savage, Thomas 1/6
     Schenck, James F. 1/5, 1/12
     Sewall, John S. 1/18, 1/19
     Seward, George F. 1/10
     Shepard, E.M. 1/14
     Sicard, M. 1/7
     Simpson, E. 1/14
     Smith, James T. 1/17
     Snow, A.S. 1/15
     Stanton, Joseph 1/2
     Stanton, William 1/5
     Stevens, G.H. 1/10, 1/11
     Stewart, Edwin 1/15
     Stockton, Edward C. 1/2
     Stribling, C.K. 1/2, 1/5, 1/12
     Stringham, L.H. 1/4
     Taylor & Loyall 1/18
     Thompson, R.W. 1/12, 1/13
     Toucey, Isaac 1/4, 1/5
     Underwood, E.B. 1/17
     Upshur, G.P. 1/2
     Voisin, A. 1/10
     W.G. Guild & Co. 1/6
     Wales, P.S. 1/6
     Walker, J.G. 1/14, 1/15
     Walker, W.T. 1/2
     Watson, Eugene W. 1/19
     Welles, Gideon 1/5, 1/6, 1/12
     Wells, C.H. 1/14
     Welsh, Charles W. 1/4
     Whiting, William D. 1/12, 1/14
     Whitney, W.C. 1/15
     Williams, S. Wells 1/10
     Winslow, James A. 1/6, 1/7, 1/16

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Index to Vessel Names

     ADAMS (U.S.S.) 1/12, 1/13
     AMELIA (Schooner) 1/6
     ASHUELOT (Steamer) 1/9, 1/10
     CANADA (Steamer) 1/4
     COLORADO (U.S.S.) 1/8
     CONSTELLATION (Sloop) 1/3, 1/4, 1/5
     CONSTITUTION (U.S.S.) 1/12, 1/13, 1/14
     DeSOTO (U.S.S.) 1/6
     DETROIT (U.S.S.) 1/17
     ESTRELLA 1/6
     GUERRIERE (Steamer) 1/6
     HARTFORD (U.S.S.) 1/9, 1/10
     HONEYSUCKLE 1/5
     IDAHO (U.S.S.) 1/8, 1/9
     IROQUOIS (U.S.S.) 1/8, 1/9
     JOHN MILTON 1/4
     KEARSARGE (U.S.S.) 1/17, 1/18
     LACKAWANNA (U.S.S.) 1/9
     LENAPEE (U.S.S.) 1/6
     MACEDONIA 1/5
     MARION (Sloop) 1/5
     MEMPHIS (Steamer) 1/4
     MERCURY 1/5
     MERCURY (Steamer) 1/5
     MINNESOTA (U.S.S.) 1/13
     MISSISSIPPI 1/2
     MONOCACY (Steamer) 1/7, 1/8, 1/9, 1/10
     MONONGAHELA (U.S.S.) 1/12
     MOSQUITO (Steamer) 1/6
     NANTUCKET (Steamer) 1/11
     NEW YORK (U.S.S.) 1/16
     NEWARK (U.S.S.) 1/16, 1/17
     PALOS (U.S.S.) 1/9
     PANOLA (Steamer) 1/5
     PENSACOLA (U.S.S.) 1/13
     PINOLA (Gunboat) 1/12
     PORTSMOUTH (U.S.S.) 1/4, 1/5, 1/14
     POWHATAN (U.S.S.) 1/5, 1/12, 1/14
     PRIOLA (U.S.S.) 1/12
     PURVEYOR (Ship) 1/7
     SACO 1/9
     SACRAMENTO (U.S.S.) 1/7
     SALAZAR ILARREGUI (Steamer) 1/6
     SAN FRANCISCO (U.S.S.) 1/17
     SANTEE 1/5
     SARATOGA (Ship) 1/2, 1/14, 1/19
     SAVANNAH 1/5
     ST. MARY'S (Sloop) 1/5
     SUSQUEHANNA (Frigate) 1/2, 1/6
     TAHOMA (Steamer) 1/6
     TALLAPOSSA (U.S.S.) 1/5, 1/12
     TENNESSEE (Frigate) 1/15
     TIOGA (Steamer) 1/5, 1/7
     TRENTON (U.S.S.) 1/15
     VANDALIA (U.S.S.) 1/7
     WINNEPEC 1/5
     YANTIC (U.S.S.) 1/9, 1/10, 1/17

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Detailed Description of the Collection

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

                                                           
    
Correspondence, naval orders, reports, etc.; 1849-190
Box Folder
1 1      Oscar F. Stanton, biographical information
     2      Correspondence and other papers; 1849-1854
     3      Correspondence and other papers; 1855
     4      Correspondence and other papers; 1856-1859
     5      Correspondence and other papers; 1860-1866
     6      Correspondence and other papers; 1867
     7      Correspondence and other papers; 1868-1871
     8      Correspondence and other papers; 1872
     9      Correspondence and other papers; 1873
     10      Correspondence and other papers; 1874
     11      Correspondence and other papers; 1875-1878
     12      Correspondence and other papers; 1879
     13      Correspondence and other papers; 1880
     14      Correspondence and other papers; 1881
     15      Correspondence and other papers; 1882-1889
     16      Correspondence and other papers; 1890-1893
     17      Correspondence and other papers; 1894
     18      Correspondence and other papers; 1895
     19      Correspondence and other papers; 1896-1903
     20      Reports and documents re. wreck of the U.S.S. KEARSARGE; ca. 1894
     21      "Midshipman Stanton with Commodore Perry in Japan", by Cmdr. Robert H. Barnes (typed draft)
     22      "A Few Yarns of the Early 60s", read by Adm. O.F. Stanton (typed copy); 1896
     23      Manuscript account of the launching of the DAKOTA and MINNESOTA at Groton Shipyard; ca. 1900
     24      Handwritten manuscript entitled, "The Japan Expedition"; ca. 1900
     25      Handwritten drafts of numerous speeches and talks given by Adm. O.F.Stanton; ca. 1900-1905
     26      Handwritten research entitled "Benbow and du Casse Off the River Magdalena, 1709"; ca. 1880
     27      Misc. clippings re. U.S. Naval history and personalities
     28      Letters and misc items; undated
    
Volumes; 1867-1885
     Volume
     1      Copies of official naval correspondence, O.F. Stanton commanding Steamers MONOCACY and YANTIC on the Asiatic Station; 1872-1874
     2      Scrapbook- U.S. naval history and personalities
     3      Copies of official correspondence, Lt. Cmdr. Stanton, Steamer TAHOMA: and abstract of the U.S. Store Ship PURVEYOR; 1867-1869
     4      Expense book, U.S. Store Ship PURVEYOR, Cmdr. O.F. Stanton; 1868-1869
     5      Notebook "Data of U.S.F.S. TENNESSEE, 1st Rate" Capt. O.F. Stanton, commanding; ca. 1885

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