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The Constitution, the Java, Patrick O’Brian, and …Audubon’s Birds
December 26, 2012

This post was written by Mariam Touba, Reference Librarian. We last met “Old Ironsides” on this blog when she won her War of 1812 victory in August 1812 against the HMS Guerrière off of Massachusetts.  Less than six months later, the USS Constitution had been refitted in Boston, assigned a new captain, and in late…

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The Naval History Society Collection at the New-York Historical Society
November 26, 2010

The Naval History Society was chartered in 1909 “for the purpose of publishing and preserving manuscripts, documents, and writings relating to our naval history, naval art and science, and the surroundings and experiences of seamen in general and of American seamen in particular.” Its founding meeting was held at the New York Yacht Club, where…

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