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A.T. Mahan letter to Gen. James Wilson Edit

Summary

Identifier
MS 182
Finding Aid Date
2007
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of Description
English
Finding Aid Note
Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Dates

  • 1893 (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.1 Linear Feet (Whole)
    1 folder

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  • Abstract

    Letter written from American naval officer and historian A.T. Mahan to Gen. James Wilson regarding the publication of Mahan’s biography of Farragut.

  • Biographical Sketch

    A.T. Mahan was an American naval officer and historian. He authored the highly influential book, The Influence of Seapower Upon History.

  • Scope and contents

    Letter written from American naval officer and historian A.T. Mahan to Gen. James Wilson regarding the publication of Mahan’s biography of Farragut. Admiral David Glasgow Farragut (1801-1870), an American naval officer who served during the U.S. Civil War, is quoted as having said at the Battle of Mobile Bay, “…Damn the torpedoes … full speed ahead!”

  • Restrictions on Access

    This material is open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

  • Restrictions on Use

    Permission to publish from the A.T. Mahan letter to Gen. James Wilson, 1893 must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

  • Acquisition information

    Purchased from Robert Black, manuscripts dealer, October 17,1968.

  • Preferred Citation

    A.T. Mahan letter to Gen. James Wilson, 1893, MS 182, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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