Biography and History

A graduate of Princeton (1912), Harpur Allen Gosnell was an American naval officer and author.

Source: From the finding aid for C0693

Biography and History

Harpur Allen Gosnell was a member of the Princeton University Class of 1912. After graduating he remained at Princeton to earn a degree in electrical engineering in 1914. He held position as an engineer with the DuPont Company, the United States Navy, and the Chesepeak and Potomac Telephone Company before returning to Princeton as an instructor in 1927, whereupon he earned a third degree, a master's in engineering. A member of the Naval Reserve, Gosnell authored several books on sailing and naval warfare including On the Decks of Old Ironsides and Before the Mast in Clippers. Gosnell died in 1959.

Source: From the finding aid for AC350

  • Harpur Allen Gosnell Papers. 1890-1937 (inclusive).

    Call Number: AC350

    Harpur Allen Gosnell was a member of the Princeton University Class of 1912 who went on to become an engineer and a member of the Naval Reserve. The Harpur Allen Gosnell Papers consist of various documents pertaining to Gosnell's ultimately unsuccessful efforts to initiate a Princeton University chapter of the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps between 1927 and 1930. Also in the papers are several items of a more personal nature relating to Gosnell's childhood.

  • Harpur Allen Gosnell Papers. 1890-1937 (inclusive).

    Call Number: AC350

    Harpur Allen Gosnell was a member of the Princeton University Class of 1912 who went on to become an engineer and a member of the Naval Reserve. The Harpur Allen Gosnell Papers consist of various documents pertaining to Gosnell's ultimately unsuccessful efforts to initiate a Princeton University chapter of the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps between 1927 and 1930. Also in the papers are several items of a more personal nature relating to Gosnell's childhood.

  • Naval Papers of Harpur Allen Gosnell. 1928-1947 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0693

    Consists of personal papers of American naval officer Harpur Allen Gosnell (Princeton Class of 1912), including his articles on naval history and naval subjects.