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Monroe Duffill (1906-1982) Papers

Monroe Duffill (1906-1982) Papers

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MONROE DUFFILL (1906-1982) PAPERS, 1923-1934





Collection Summary

Repository:The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum 132 Essex Street Salem, MA 01970 Phone: 978-745-9500 Fax: 978-531-1516
Creator:Duffill, Monroe, 1906-1982
Title:Monroe Duffill (1906-1982) Papers
Dates:1923/1934
Quantity:3 linear feet (2 boxes, 1 flat file)
Abstract:The Monroe Duffill papers contain material from Duffill's time as a student at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, and early years in the United States Navy.
Collection Number:MH 86

Series List


SERIES I. Journals and Maps
SERIES II. Other

Scope and Content Note

The Monroe Duffill papers contain material from Duffill's time as a student at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, and early years in the United States Navy. This collection has been divided into two series.


Series I. Journals and Maps consists of three journals that contain class notes and assignments from Duffill's time at the Naval Academy. Included in this series are a number of maps representing both land and water. Also included is a chart of different national flags.


Series II. Other contains bills and receipts from Duffill's time at foreign ports, two photographs, a booklet of plans for the battleship USS New York, and articles written by F. E. M. Whiting, a retired vice admiral. Included in this series is a scrapbook of photographs and articles from Duffill's time at the Naval Academy and early years in the Navy; it also includes well-wishes from his classmates and/or fellow sailors. Also included are negatives from the photographs in the scrapbook.


Biographical Sketch

Rear Admiral Monroe Barrows Duffill was born on May 22, 1906. He attended the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis and received his commission on June 2, 1927. He served as a lieutenant on board the USS Oahu. From April 14, 1949 to July 15, 1950, he was a captain on board the USS Aucilla. Duffill retired from the Navy on June 2, 1957; at the time he was a rear admiral. He died on May 2, 1986.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in Philcat. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

United States Naval Academy
United States. Navy
Engineering
Shipping

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.


Administrative Information

Copyright

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscript Librarian in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Preferred Citation

Monroe Duffill (1906-1982) Papers, MH 86, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was donated by Monroe Duffill. A book, Plates: Naval Reciprocating Engines and Auxiliary Machinery, a Text Book for the Instruction of Midshipmen at the Naval Academy and Screw Propeller Designing was removed from this collection and added to the library's print collection.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Hilary Streifer, April 2015.


Related Material


Navsource Naval History. "USS Aucilla (AO-56)." Accessed April 14, 2015. http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/19/19056a.htm


Ancestry.com. U.S., Select Military Registers, 1862-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.


Ancestry.com. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.


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