NORFOLK NAVY YARD
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BIRTH OF THE GOSPORT YARD & INTO THE 19th CENTURY.
1. Plans of the Drydock Built in the Navy Yard at Norfolk by L Baldwin, Engineer, March 1, 1834
2. History of the United States Navy-Yard at Gosport, Virginia, (Near Norfolk) by Edward P. Lull, A. M., Commander, United States Navy, for the Bureau of Yards and Docks, Navy Departent, Rear-Admiral C. R. P. Rodgers, U. S. N., Chief of Bureau, Washington: Government Printing Office, 1874.
3. Our Twin Cities of the Nineteenth Century: Norfolk and Portsmouth, Their Past, Present and Future, by Robert W. Lamb, Editor. Norfolk, VA: Barcroft, Publisher, 1887-8. [Chapter VI.]
4. U. S. Marine Barracks, Norfolk, Internal Regulations, by McLane Tilton, Major U. S. Corps Marines. Published by Norfolk Navy Yard, 1888.
5. History of Norfolk Co., Virginia, and Representative Citizens, by Col. William N. Stewart, Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, IL, 1902. Chapter XXV, "The United States Navy Yard," pp. 418-442.
6. "Men of Families:" The Intersection of Labor Conflict and Race in the Norfolk Dry Dock Affair, 1829-1831 by Linda Upham-Bornstein, Labor 1 March 2007, pages 65-97.
1. House Document (United States. Congress. House); 21st Congress, 1st Session [Dec. 7, 1829 - May 31, 1830]. Doc. No. 115. Letter From the Secretary of the Navy, transmitting the information required by a resolution of the House of Representatives, of the 15th instant, in relation to the accounts of Miles King. May 28, 1830.
2. House Document (United States. Congress. House); 27th Congress, 2nd Session [December 6, 1841 - August 31, 1842]. Doc. No. 205. Reports of the Commissioner appointed to make an investigation at the Gosport Navy Yard, &c. March 4, 1842.
3. House Document (United States. Congress. House); 28th Congress, 1st Session [December 4, 1843 - June 17, 1844]. Doc. No 273. Navy-Yards-Salaries of Officers, Etc., June 14, 1844.
4. House Document (United States. Congress. House); 36th Congress, 1st Session [December 5, 1859 - June 25, 1860]. Ex. Doc. No. 34. Reports of the board of officers ordered to examine into the condition of the navy yards. March 1, 1860. Excerpt: "Navy Yard, Norfolk."
5. House Document (United States. Congress. House); 52nd Congress, 2nd Session [December 1892 - February 1893]. Report No. 2244, Committee on Naval Affairs. By Amos Cummings, US House of Representatives. "Purchase of Land Opposite Gosport Navy-Yard."
Engravings found on this site
Letter of Lieut. William Schley of the Mexican Navy,to his brother, August 17, 1827
Letter of Com. John Rodgers to Com. James Barron, September 9, 1831
Lewis Warrington Letter, March 29, 1834
Edward Fitzgerald Letter, July 1, 1838
Letter of Jesse Wilkinson of the U S Navy Yard, Gosport, to the Secretary of the Navy, the Hon. David Henshaw, December 7, 1843
Bank of the Comonwealth Dollar, May 1, 1861
City of Portsmouth Twenty-Five Cents, October 29, 1862
Letter by Admiral David Dixon Porter to Lawton Coggeshall, Esq., October 7, 1889
NATIONAL ÆGIS, Worcester, February 22, 1804. Appropriations for the Navy.
THE UNITED STATES' GAZETTE, Philadelphia, January 9, 1812. A duel.
METROPOLITAN, Georgetown, DC. Suicide at Gosport Navy Yard, Spetember 30, 1820.
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Saturday, July 9, 1853. Ships at anchor at Gosport Navy Yard.
SPECIAL TOPICS by John G. M. Sharp
Early Loyalty and Citizenship Requirements for Federal Employees at Gosport and other Naval Shipyards, July 16, 1794
Washington Navy Yard Position Descriptions by Josiah Fox, 1804
Early Apprentices at Gosport Navy Yard, August 11, 1807
The Deck Log of the Frigate USS Constitution 1803 - 1815 Part I & II
Regulations re Musters of Civilian Employees Naval Shipyard Gosport, 1821
Commodore John Cassin, 1760 - 1822
American Seamen’s Protection Certificates & Impressment 1796-1822
Dr. Elnathan Judson’s 1823 report to the Secretary of the Navy on the successful vaccination of naval seamen in the Boston area for small pox with related demographic and ethnic data
Letters from and to the Gosport Navy Yard 1826 -1828
Employment of Enslaved Workers in the Construction of the Stone Dock, October 12, 1831
Dr. Isaac Hulse, Naval Surgeon, USN, 1832
Dry Dock No 1, a Work Stoppage & the USS Delaware in Letters & Documents 1833.
Also includes Quarterly Report of Persons Confined & Punished aboard the U.S. Ship Delaware
Gosport Naval Hospital:
A Norfolk Navy Yard Slaveholders Petition to the Secretary of the Navy, June 21, 1839
The Gosport Navy Yard Apprentice Boys School and the question of foreign birth, June 7, 1839
The Recruitment of African Americans in the U.S. Navy, 1825-1839
Josiah Fox, Naval Architect, 1763-1847
Gosport Navy Yard Employees, Occupation & Per Diem Pay Rates, May 12, 1819 & July 1848
List of Gosport Navy Yard Employees Military and Civilian, 1846
Flogging at Sea, Discipline and Punishment in the Old Navy, 1846/47
Station Log for Gosport Navy Yard, 1850
Pensacola Navy Yard
by Christopher L. Tomlins, Elizabeth Josselyn Boalt Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley
In Nat Turner's Shadow: Reflections on the Norfolk Dry Dock Affair of 1830-1831
Posted by http://www.usgwarchives.net/va/portsmouth/shipyard/nnytoc.html with permission from Labor History editor Gerald Friedman communicated to Christopher Tomlins (author), and with Tomlins’ own permission.