Sep 26, 2019 - Sale 2517

Sale 2517 - Lot 69

Price Realized: $ 312
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Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(CIVIL WAR--NAVY.) Papers of Union naval officer George H. Prescott. 54 items, including documents, invitations, newspaper clippings, and more; a few items trimmed or previously mounted on scrapbook leaves, moderate wear, all sleeved in a looseleaf binder with the original scrapbook cover. Vp, circa 1863-1907

Additional Details

George Henry Prescott (1840-1907) of Westfield, MA served as a mate on the U.S.S. Juniata and other vessels during and after the war. This collection includes leave and discharge papers, a pair of 1864 orders signed by Secretary off Navy Gideon Welles, an 1863 letter testifying to his navigational skills, correspondence regarding his post-war career as a steamship captain, genealogical notes, an 1868 Letter Signed by David Dixon Porter as superintendent of the Naval Academy recommending Prescott to employers, and more.