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Duffill, Monroe, 1906-1982
Monroe Duffill (1906-1982)
3 linear feet (2 boxes, 1 flat file)
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.
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.
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,
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
Restrictions on Access
This collection is open for research use.
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
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
Collection processed by Hilary Streifer, April 2015.
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
Ancestry.com. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS
Death File, 1850-2010 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com
Operations, Inc., 2011.