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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Naval ships including: Aircraft carriers; Amphibious assault ships; Armor-plate; Battleships; Corvettes; Cruisers; Destroyers; Dummy warships; Fast attack craft; Fireships; Frigates; Guided missile ships; Gunboats; Littoral combat ships; Minelayers; Nuclear warships; Q-ships; Ships of the line; Sloops; Stealth warships; Submarine chasers; Submarines; Torpedo tubes; Torpedo-boats; Turret ships.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Hudson Maxim papers

Accession: 0509

Hudson Maxim (1853-1927) was an inventor and chemist best known for his work in the development of smokeless gunpowder and military explosives. This collection includes a copy of an agreement between Maxim and E.I. du Pont de Nemours (October 17, 1897), whereby Maxim sold to the company his patents for smokeless powder. Also included is correspondence with du Pont family members and government agencies related to smokeless powder; the machine gun designed by Maxim; and Maxims's book, Defenseless America, an anti-pacifist polemic.

Dates: 1889-1925