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Guide to the A.T. Mahan letter to Gen. James Wilson, 1893 MS 182



creator Mahan, A. T. (Alfred Thayer)
Title: A.T. Mahan letter to Gen. James Wilson
Dates: 1893
Abstract: Letter written from American naval officer and historian A.T. Mahan to Gen. James Wilson regarding the publication of Mahan’s biography of Farragut.
Identification: MS 182
Quantity: 0.1 Linear Feet1 folder
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Sketch

A.T. Mahan was an American naval officer and historian. He authored the highly influential book, "The Influence of Seapower Upon History."


Scope and contents

Letter written from American naval officer and historian A.T. Mahan to Gen. James Wilson regarding the publication of Mahan’s biography of Farragut. Admiral David Glasgow Farragut (1801-1870), an American naval officer who served during the U.S. Civil War, is quoted as having said at the Battle of Mobile Bay, “…Damn the torpedoes … full speed ahead!”


Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from the A.T. Mahan letter to Gen. James Wilson, 1893 must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.


Index Terms

corrrespondence
Wilson, James Harrison

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

A.T. Mahan letter to Gen. James Wilson, 1893, MS 182, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition information

Purchased from Robert Black, manuscripts dealer, October 17,1968.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: A.T. Mahan letter to Gen. James Wilson, 1893

Folder
1 Handwritten letter, on both sides of one leaf.