Mary A. Farifax To Adm. Powell

Date:
April 10, 1882
Creator:
Mary A. Fairfax

Letter from Mary A. Fairfax to Adm. Powell asking for information about her father's, Lt. John A. Cook (Frigate 1815), naval service.

Description (physical):

5"x8", 8 pages

Location:
301 East Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Identifier:
RG3-1.11
Institution:
USS Constellation Museum

Kenton Harper To Mrs. Frederick Fairfax

Date:
May 29, 1905
Creator:
Kenton Harper

Letter discussing the funeral of Lt. John A. Cook

Description (physical):

3 pages, 9.75"x8" + 5.125" x 4.125" envelope

Location:
301 East Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Identifier:
RG4-1.38
Institution:
USS Constellation Museum

Capt. Lewis Warrington To Lt. John A. Cook

Date:
May 1, 1825
Creator:
Capt. Lewis Warrington

Letter from Capt. Lewis Warrington, US West India Station, to Lt. John A. Cook. Letter provided cruising instructions for Cook, commanding USS Sea Gull.

Description (physical):

12.75"x7.75"

Location:
301 East Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Identifier:
RG1-1.06
Institution:
USS Constellation Museum

Capt. Lewis Warrington To Lt. Comdt. John A. Cook

Date:
May 25, 1825
Creator:
Capt. Lewis Warrington

Capt. Lewis Warrington to Lt. Comdt. John A. Cook, instructing him to take the schooner USS Fox to pick up a Curtis Bolton from the island of Omoa.

Description (physical):

7.75"x13"

Location:
301 East Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Identifier:
RG1-1.07
Institution:
USS Constellation Museum

Uss Constitution Postal Cover

Date:
Unknown

US Frigate Constitution postal cover with a Constitution cancellation dated 5/30/1934. Image, printed in purple, is a port profile view of the ship with "U.S. Frigate / Constitution / Old Ironsides" printed above and "In Memory of the Naval Heroes / of the Glorious Past" below.

Description (physical):

6.5"x 3.75"

Location:
301 East Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Identifier:
RG4-1.39
Institution:
USS Constellation Museum

U.s. Frigate Constellation: Fighting Ship With A Fighting Heart

Date:
May 10, 1905

Comic book prepared for Maryland school children during the late 1950s. Tells a colorful, but inaccurate composite history of the two USS Constellations. Same as RG5-1.02

Description (physical):

7.25" x 10", 14 pages

Location:
301 East Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Identifier:
RG5-1.19
Institution:
USS Constellation Museum

Hedunit

Date:
1957, 2004
Creator:
Martin, Alex and Gregory

Bound transcript of Alex Martin's recollections of service in the US Navy, 1898-1904 Book, "Hedunit" by Alex Martin. 60 pages including 11 pages of illustrations. This privately produced and bound transcript features the reminiscences of Alexander Arthur Martin and his experiences in the United States Navy. Written in 1957, when Alex was 74 years old and printed in 2004. Martin served aboard Constellation while at Newport and mentions the ship on page 9 of the text.

Description (physical):

Black book, 11 3/8" x 8 3/4", 60 pages, illus.

Location:
301 East Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Identifier:
2006.06.01
Institution:
USS Constellation Museum

Pivot And Slide For 30 Pounder Parrott Rifle

Date:
February 5, 1905

Diagram shows pivot and slide

Location:
301 East Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Identifier:
SP6.28
Institution:
USS Constellation Museum

The U.s. Sloop Of War Constellation In The Dry Dock, Charlestown Navy Yard

Date:
02/05/1859

Page 88 of Ballou's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion 02/05/1859 with descriptive article and engraving of Constellation in Dry Dock at Charlestown Navy Yard. Dimensions, Armament and brief history are included in text.

Description (physical):

10 3/4" x 8 7/8", mylar envelope

Location:
301 East Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Identifier:
2006.20.20
Institution:
USS Constellation Museum

Discharge Certificate Of Thomas Bush

Date:
08/25/1865

Discharge Certificate of Landsman Thomas Bush, Negro August 25, 1865. Signed by PAymaster J.A. Smith and approved by James M. Williams, the document discharges Bush from U.S. Receiving Ship Constellation and notes "Application made for his prize money" Stamped "Fourth Auditor's Office/1866/MAR 19" The reverse lists Bush as Enlisted DEc. 9 1804 for two years, rating Landsman, Georgia, age 23, Negro, Height 5' 5"

Description (physical):

9 7/8" x 3 5/8"

Location:
301 East Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Identifier:
2006.20.21
Institution:
USS Constellation Museum