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Emmons, George F. (George Foster), 1811-1884



  • Existence: 1811-08-23 - 1884-07-23

George Foster Emmons (1811-1884), appointed a United States Navy midshipman in 1828, served on the frigate Brandywine in the Mediterranean 1830-1833, served on the Peacock in the Wilkes Expedition 1838-1842, joined the ship Boston of the Brazil Squadron, and served on the Ohio as part of the Pacific Squadron. He was commissioned commodore in 1868 and spent the rest of his career on shore at the Hydrographic Office in Washington and as commandant of the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

George F. Emmons papers

Call Number: WA MSS 166-169, WA MSS S-4386
Scope and Contents: The George Foster Emmons Papers have been organized in five sections. The first section (WA MSS 166) consists of three manuscript journals (931 pages long) which Emmons kept while attached to the U.S. Exploring Expedition under the command of Charles Wilkes. Emmons wrote the journals while on board the U.S. Sloop of War Peacock, W. L. Hudson, Commander, August 12, 1838 to June 10, 1842. The journals contain an account of the expedition with detailed descriptions...
Dates: 1828-1957, bulk 1828-1864