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Edward Brinley, Jr. Papers
mssHM 74000-74090  
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Description
The collection contains papers of New Jersey sailor Edward Brinley, Jr. (1824-1867), including family correspondence and a journal kept by Brinley on board the USS North Carolina in 1840.
Background
Edward Brinley, Jr. (1824-1867), was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, to Francis W. Brinley, a merchant who served as Surveyor General of New Jersey, as well as the Mayor of Perth Amboy in 1845 and 1847. He was preceded by two other Edward Brinleys: his grandfather and his paternal uncle. After a childhood in New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, and an education at the Rensselaer Institute in Troy, New York, where he earned a degree in civil engineering, Brinley was appointed a midshipman in the United States Navy in 1840.
Extent
2 boxes
Restrictions
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Availability
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