The Gt. Brit. Admiralty mss., 1811-1813, consists of contemporary copies and duplicates of orders and letters to Rear Admiral Robert Stopford, 1768-1847, and Rear Admiral Charles Tyler, 1760-1835, commanders-in-chief at the Cape of Good Hope.
The Howard Boat Photograph Collection consists of copies made in the 1980's of photographs of river boats built by the Howard Shipyard & Dock Company at Jeffersonville, Indiana, between the 1860's and the 1930's.
The Howard Ship Yards & Dock Company mss., 1834-1942, are papers of the company of that name of Jeffersonville, Indiana, builders of steamboats, barges, towboats, etc. The papers in the collection consist of account books and other financial records, letters received, letter-copybooks, blueprints, drawings, and some photographs.
The O'Brian mss., ca. 1970-1994, consists primarily of notes and full-text manuscripts of author Patrick O'Brian's historical sea novels. Autograph manuscripts for eighteen of the twenty published novels are present.
The Ollard mss., 1979-1993, consist primarily of letters from Irish sea novelist Patrick O'Brian, 1914-2000, to his longtime friend and former editor at Collins & Sons, Richard Lawrence Ollard, 1923-2007.
The Williams, Jonathan mss., 1738-1869, consist of letters and papers of Jonathan Williams, 1750-1815, merchant and soldier, grand-nephew of Benjamin Franklin and first superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.