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The Man Who Killed Decatur: Commodore James Barron, USN Typescript

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Filing Cabinet Manuscripts



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Title: The Man Who Killed Decatur: Commodore James Barron, USN Typescript, 1962Add to your cart.

ID: 001/01/MSS 0000-667

Primary Creator: Stevens, William Oliver, 1878-1955

Extent: 2.0 Folders

Arrangement: Arranged by record type.

Date Acquired: 11/01/1962

Subjects: Barron, James, 1769-1851, Chesapeake-Leopard Affair, 1807, United States. Navy, United States. Navy--History--19th century

Forms of Material: Manuscripts, Typescripts

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

One 1961-1962 typescript for William Oliver Stevens's biography of Commodore James Barron, which was later titled An Affair of Honor: The Biography of Commodore James Barron, U. S. N.

Biographical Note

William Oliver Stevens was born on October 7, 1878 in Rangoon, Burma. He wrote many books on history and the paranormal. Stevens graduated from Yale University with a PhD in 1903. He married Claudia Wilson Miles on June 1, 1904. Stevens was a professor at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland from 1905 to 1924. He was headmaster of the Roger Ascham School in White Plains, New York from 1924 to 1927 and headmaster of Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan from 1927 to 1935. Stevens died on January 15, 1955 in his home at 26 West Ninth Street, New York, New York.

Subject/Index Terms

Barron, James, 1769-1851
Chesapeake-Leopard Affair, 1807
United States. Navy
United States. Navy--History--19th century

Administrative Information

Repository: Sargeant Memorial Collection

Access Restrictions: This collection is open to all researchers.

Use Restrictions: The status of copyright for these materials is governed by Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U. S. C.). Copyright restrictions may apply.

Acquisition Source: Unknown

Related Materials: James Barron Papers (II), 1940-1962, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. For more information please see http://scdb.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=7778.

Preferred Citation: The Man Who Killed Decatur: Commodore James Barron, USN Typescript, MSS 0000-667, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.

Processing Information: Processed February 12, 2017.


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Pages 1-119. "Copy of original typescript prepared by the College Library, 1961-1962."
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Pages 120-256.


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