Alfred Thayer Mahan Collection, 1883-1977 (mostly 1883-1913)
0.2 linear feet
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists chiefly of letters by Alfred Thayer Mahan to his publisher regarding his writings about United States naval history. Mahan was a U.S. naval officer in the Civil War, and his work on the importance of adequate navies and merchant marines influenced the policies and philosophies of national leaders across the globe, including those of the 26th president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt.