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Captain William Joseph Belt collection

Identifier: MS 0117


Contents of this collection deal with Captain William Joseph Belt's experiences in United States Navy, 1811-1856.


  • 1811 - 1856


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The collection is open for research use.

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Biographical / Historical

Captain William Joseph Belt was a naval officer from Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 1794-1858.


2.0 Linear Feet (7 volumes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Y.Kent Bowie, 1947.

Scope and Contents

1. Journal, Nov. 1839-Sept. 1841 aboard USS Marion. 2. Journal, 1828-29, USS Hudson and 1829-30 USS Natchez. 3. Day and Scrapbook c. 1825-56: accounts, poems, letters, recipes, etc. 4. Watch Book of USS Hudson Oct. 1828. 5. Journal 1816-17 USS Washington and April-May 1820 USS Columbus. 6. Letterbook 1839. Statement of Belt's services to U.S. Navy 1811-41. Private journal 1840-42 and letterbook 1841. 2 boxes contain collection of 450 letters to and from Capt. Belt during 30 years of Naval Career.

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Revision Statements

  • 2021-09-21: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Mallory Herberger.

Repository Details

Part of the H. Furlong Baldwin Library Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library
Maryland Center for History and Culture
610 Park Avenue
Baltimore MD 21201 United States