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Admiral Richard H. Leigh Papers

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This collection consists of the papers of United States Navy Admiral Richard H. Leigh. They include a 17-volume holograph diary, dating 1917-1944, containing official orders, holograph and typed letters, newspaper clippings, printed programs, maps, pictures, and other related items. Also included is a four volume set of personal papers, and a book which Leigh entitled, Whereas, which consists of newspaper clippings, family pictures, programs, doctor bills, and other materials. Many of these documents relate to the history and development of the United States Navy, World War I, and events leading to the conflict with Japan and World War II.

The collection's full finding aid may be viewed here.

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Letter to “Reddie” from C. F. Adams
Letter to “Reddie” from C. F. Adams
Summary: Adams’ reply to Richard H. Leigh’s letter sent to him regarding the Long Beach earthquake
Member of a line selection board.
Member of a line selection board.
Document endorsed by Jehu V. Chase, Frank H. Schofield, and R. H. Leigh
Memorandum for Captain Leigh
Memorandum for Captain Leigh
Summary: Statement of R. H. Leigh’s account listing credits of $3,152.07 and debits of $263.55
Memorandum on the provisional programmes of the forthcoming cruises of H.M. Ships Norfolk, Dragon, and Danae
Memorandum on the provisional programmes of the forthcoming cruises of H.M. Ships Norfolk, Dragon, and Danae
Summary: Summary of the upcoming duties of three different battleships, listing assigned locations and their respective arrivals and departures
Minton Chinaware
Minton Chinaware
Summary: Typed list of china patterns and their corresponding patterns
Movement of the U.S.S. Tennessee
Movement of the U.S.S. Tennessee
Summary: Discussion os upcoming tests to be performed on the U.S.S. Tennessee and directions to proceed to Newport, R.I. following these tests
Navy to Honor Four on First Eleven That Defeated Army
Navy to Honor Four on First Eleven That Defeated Army
Summary: Article features Navy football players who defeated the Army team; specially features Rear Admiral J. D. Beuret, Capt. C. F. Macklin, and Brig. Gen. R. H. Lane
Official record of Commander Theodore S. Wilkinson, U.S.N.
Official record of Commander Theodore S. Wilkinson, U.S.N.
Copy of document sent to Comdr. T. S. Wilkinson
Official request from Richard H. Leigh to temporarily detach from the U.S.S. Princeton in order to study steam engineering
Official request from Richard H. Leigh to temporarily detach from the U.S.S. Princeton in order to study steam engineering
Document endorsed by U.S. Navy Commander and Lieutenant, U.S. Navy, Flag Secretary

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