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Catalog Number 1984.60.0
Title Lt. Ambrose V. Clinton collection
Credit line Courtesy of Ann Clinton Staley.
Collection Lt. Ambrose V. Clinton Collection
Object Type Fonds
Description/Scope & Content Materials, collected by John Mitchell, that belonged to Lt. Ambrose V. Clinton, Supply Officer for the airship Roma. Clinton was killed when the Roma crashed at Norfolk's U.S. Army Supply Depot (present-day Norfolk International Terminal) on February 21, 1922. The collection includes photographs of Clinton; uniform accoutrements; official Army publications; and letters regarding the materials from Ann Clinton Staley, Clinton's daughter, to John Mitchell, curator of the Syms-Eaton Museum.
Admin/Biographical History John Mitchell was curator of the Syms-Eaton Museum in the 1970s. The Roma was one of his primary research interests. Materials were pursued and acquired by John Mitchell for research purposes, likely in advance of publication of "The Army Airship Roma" by the Syms-Eaton Museum in 1973.
Extent of Description 8 booklets
2 photographs
8 leaves
10 objects
Creator Mitchell, John
Related units of description To view materials related to the Roma not part of this collection, use "Dirigibles/Airships (incl. Roma)" link in Topics field.

To view the bulk of Roma materials collected by John Mitchell, see the Roma Collection, 1987.18.0.
People Clinton, Ambrose V., Lt.
Topics Dirigibles/Airships (incl. Roma)
Notes View all available object records in the Lt. Ambrose V. Clinton Collection