Register of the Benton Clark Decker Papers, 1914-1921

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Title: Benton Clark Decker Papers
Date (inclusive): 1914-1921
Collection Number: 74078
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1 manuscript box, 1 envelope (0.5 linear feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, lectures, notes, and photographs, relating to activities of the U.S.S. Tennessee, Spanish neutrality, and refugees in the Middle East, during World War I.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Decker, Benton Clark, 1867-1933

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Benton Clark Decker Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

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Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1974.

Biographical/Historical note

Rear admiral, United States Navy; captain, U.S.S. Tennessee; naval attaché to Spain.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, lectures, notes, and photographs, relating to activities of the U.S.S. Tennessee, Spanish neutrality, and refugees in the Middle East, during World War I.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Tennessee (Ship)
United States. Navy--Officers
International relief.
Middle East.
Spain--Military relations--United States.
Spain.
United States--Armed Forces.
United States--Military relations--Spain.
World War, 1914-1918--Civilian relief.
World War, 1914-1918--Naval operations.
World War, 1914-1918--Spain.
World War, 1914-1918.

Box 1

CORRESPONDENCE, 1914-1916, 1920-1921

 

American Embassy, Constantinople, 1921 August 15

 

Comité d'Assistance aux Refugiés de Palestine, 1915 February 26

 

Daniels, Josephus (Secretary of the Navy), 1915-1916

 

Hayden, Mr., 1916 October 11

 

Lansing, Robert, 1915 November 18

 

Morgenthau, Henry, 1921 December 17

 

Riordan, D. M., 1914 September 9

 

Roosevelt, Franklin D., 1915-1916

 

SUBJECT FILE, 1914-1921

 

Award of Navy medals, 1920 January

 

The Battle of Jutland, Comments on, by B. C. Decker

 

Calling cards, invitations, notes, from various individuals

 

"The Enviable Record of the Cruiser 'Tennessee' Soon to Be Named the 'Memphis'"

 

"Handling Men," by Lieutenant R. A. Theobald, United States Navy, with Discussion by Captain B. C. Decker, United States Navy

 

Jewish refugees in Egypt, 1915

 

Lecture by Benton C. Decker, Captain, United States Navy

 

"Naval Men and Their Management," by Lieutenant V. N. Bieg, United States Navy

 

Spain - B. C. Decker's service as US Naval Attaché, Madrid, Spain

 

"Spain's Attitude Towards the War," by Captain B. C. Decker, United States Navy, 1918 June 7

 

Statement of Rear Admiral B. C. Decker, United States Navy, made for the purpose of securing the position of Rear Admiral in the permanent service

 

Tributes to B. C. Decker

 

U.S.S. Tennessee

 

"What Shall Be the Size of the Navy?"

 

Miscellaneous

Photographs file

PHOTOGRAPHS

Scope and Contents note

80 prints depicting scenes on the U.S.S "Tennessee" and places visited by Captain B.C. Decker, primarily Egypt and Spain.