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Appendix C

This webpage reproduces an appendix to
The History of West Point

by
William F. H. Godson

Philadelphia, 1934

The text is in the public domain.

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Appendices E‑G
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p91 Appendix D

The Library of the United States Military Academy at West Point: 1777‑1903, by E. S. Holden, Sc. D., LL. D., Accession No. 56964. Q 378 H 726.

A typewritten MS. of 35 pages.

Notes from the Above

List of Librarians

Claudius Berard, Mr.

1836‑1848

Henry Coppee, 1st Lt.

1853

O. O. Howard, 1st Lt.

1859

J. C. Kelton, 1st Lt.

1861

Herman Biggs, 1st Lt.

1861

S. V. Benet, Capt.

1861‑1864

E. C. Boynton, Capt.

1864‑1871

R. A. Hall, Capt.

1871‑1878

Bass, Professor

1878‑1881

C. E. S. Wood, 1st Lt.

1881‑1882

Q. O'M. Gillmore, 1st Lt.

1882

W. M. Postlethwaite, Prof.

1882‑1885

G. B. Davis, 1st Lt.

1885‑1888

P. S. Michie, Prof.

1888‑1901

S. E. Tilman, Prof.

1901‑1902

E. S. Holden, Dr.

1902

The Library was founded in 1812, had its first real growth in 1814 under Col. Thayer, over 8,000 volumes in 1834, designated as a depository of Senate documents in 1856, over 23,000 volumes in 1869, about 38,203 volumes in 1895, about 46,000 volumes in 1902.

The Library contains a permanent exhibit of memorabilia, many portraits, letters, maps, MSS., of Revolutionary, Civil War, Mexican War, and Spanish War periods. It also contains the Library of the Association of Graduates. Collections of MSS. include the following important groups: The Cullum MSS., The Swift MSS., a miscellaneous group, MS. records of the Academic Board, Adjutant's office, Quartermaster, and Treasurer for the period 1838‑1903. There are short independent MS. orderly books, individual correspondence, registers, rolls, and rosters, and maps of the post and vicinity.


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